Why is the Panama Canal being affected by drought?

October 11, 2023 /

Drought conditions can have significant impacts on the operations of the Panama Canal, which is a vital maritime route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The Panama Canal relies on a system of locks and a network of artificial lakes and reservoirs, the largest of which is Gatun Lake, to facilitate the passage of ships.…

What are the new IMO regulations on carbon intensity?

January 11, 2023 /

From November 2022 new frameworks have come in which require ships to improve their energy efficiency in the short term, reducing their greenhouse gas emissions in the longer term and lowering their carbon intensity. From 1 January 2023 it will be mandatory for all ships to calculate their attained Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI)…

Can shipping slash emissions?

April 3, 2018 /

Next week, countries are supposed to finalise a deal on limiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) environment meeting in London is expected to set a concrete target for shipping emissions in the coming decades. After the Paris Agreement and a deal on emissions from International Aviation, shipping is…