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The UK should include aviation and shipping in net zero emission goal



September 25, 2019 /

The aviation and shipping sectors should formally be included in Britain’s target to cut its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, the government’s climate advisers said on Tuesday. Britain earlier this year became the first G7 country to set a net zero emission target although the shipping and aviation sectors were not explicitly…


IMO talks work towards climate goals



May 22, 2019 /

Tightened energy efficiency targets and a commitment to further discuss proposed speed reduction rules were the key outcomes of the International Martime Organisation's (IMO) latest round of talks, held in London last week. But environmental campaigners were quick to argue the results showed a "total lack of ambition" on the part of the shipping industry, which…


Maritime black carbon emissions must decrease



May 15, 2019 /

The Clean Arctic Alliance has issued a call for international shipping operators and national governments to cut maritime black carbon emissions. Black carbon particles are predominantly produced by ships burning heavy fuel oil; when black carbon is released by vessels operating in the Arctic region, the particles reduce the reflectivity of ice and snow –…


Vessel emissions won’t be cut by sailing slower



May 8, 2019 /

Policy director of the UK Chamber of Shipping Anna Ziou has slammed French proposals to impose speed limits as a way to cut shipping emissions. She claims it would give a “false impression” of the industry taking action.  Ms Ziou’s objection follows an outcry from container lines following the French IMO delegation’s proposals becoming public last month.  “To achieve a 50%…


Maersk aims to achieve zero CO2 emission by 2050



December 5, 2018 /

Container shipping company AP Moller – Maersk has unveiled plans to completely cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emission from its operations by 2050. In order to meet the goal, Maersk intends to have carbon neutral vessels commercially viable by 2030, as well as accelerate new innovations and adopt new technology. The company has called for a…


Ports and Shipping need to curb air pollution



May 2, 2018 /

RealWire, an online media presence, has this week issued a press release related to using proven existing technology to curb UK Shipping and Port Industry air pollution. According to RealWire, providing renewable electricity to ships whilst in port in the UK could reduce the equivalent of 1.2 million diesel cars worth of nitrogen oxides pollution…


Shipping emissions to be halved by 2050



April 17, 2018 /

Following on from our earlier article concerning shipping emissions, over 170 countries reached agreement on Friday (13 April) to reduce CO2 emissions from shipping by "at least" 50% on 2008 levels by 2050, ending years of slow progress. Despite opposition from nations including Brazil, Saudi Arabia and the US, the states came to a final…


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…