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Budget airline easyJet to offset carbon emissions from all flights

Posted By Tony Sanchez / Airlines, environment / 0 Comments

November 19, 2019 British budget airline easyJet on Tuesday said it would become the world’s first major airline to operate net-zero carbon flights across its whole network by offsetting the emissions from flying. The airline said that it would cost around 25 million pounds ($32.42 million) to offset the emissions in the next financial year, […]

Clean Shipping Coalition: IMO Too Slow in Tackling Shipping’s Climate Impact

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November 18, 2019 The lack of progress and low ambition shown at last week’s round of negotiations to reduce shipping’s contribution to the climate crisis is deeply concerning and disappointing, the Clean Shipping Coalition (CSC) said. Two years after agreeing its initial greenhouse gas strategy, a meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) did little more than review […]

HMM Becomes Member of Getting to Zero Coalition

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November 18, 2019 South Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has joined the Getting to Zero Coalition, a new alliance that aims to accelerate international shipping’s decarbonization. “Climate change is a defining issue of our time and the scale of the environmental regulation we are facing is unprecedented,” Jae-Hoon Bae, President & CEO of HMM, […]

Port of Trelleborg comes clean

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November 11, 2019 Swedish port operator Trelleborgs Hamn AB will build a 2,700 m2 solar farm to generate electricity for port use. The new solar farm will occupy an area of 2,700 m2. The project is one of various measures where the port sees an opportunity to become an electricity supplier for its own requirements. […]

Reducing Ship Speeds Has Multiple Benefits, New Study Shows

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November 11, 2019 Slower ship speeds would massively reduce the damage shipping is causing to human health, nature and the climate, a new report published by Seas at Risk and Transport & Environment (T&E) has highlighted. According to the two Brussels-based environmental NGOs, the large positive effect that reduced speeds can have on greenhouse gas […]

Havyard, PowerCell to Develop Zero-Emissions Fuel Cell System

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November 5, 2019 Norwegian Havyard Group and PowerCell Sweden have teamed up on the development of the design and the technical specifications for a zero-emissions fuel cell system. The parties signed a one-year development contract for a zero emissions system fully classifiable and in conformity with IMO maritime safety requirements, that will be based on […]

Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion Project Officially Launched

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October 31, 2019 The Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion (WASP) project, funded by the Interreg North Sea Europe programme, part of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to the tune of EUR 3.4 million has been officially approved and launched. The project brings together universities, wind-assist technology providers with ship owners to research, trial and validate […]

Two More Sovcomflot Tankers Wrap Up NSR Voyages

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October 22, 2019 Two large-capacity Sovcomflot tankers using cleaner-burning LNG as a primary fuel, Mendeleev Prospect and Lomonosov Prospect, have completed voyages eastbound along the Northern Sea Route (NSR). Lomonosov Prospect reached Cape Dezhnev, the easternmost end of the NSR, on October 16, 2019, while Mendeleev Prospect arrived at the same destination three days later, […]

Report Links Ocean Plastic Waste to Chinese Merchant Ships

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October 21, 2019 An uninhabited island in the South Atlantic Ocean is experiencing high levels of stranded debris that likely comes from Chinese merchant ships, a study published in September this year indicates. During the last 3 decades, plastic drink bottles have shown the fastest growth rate of all debris types on remote Inaccessible Island, […]

Gard: Challenges with the Use of Exhaust Gas Scrubbers

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October 21, 2019 Ahead of the upcoming IMO 2020 regulation, marine insurance provider Gard said that there are concerns associated with the two most popular options to comply with the new rule, namely compliant fuels and exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS). IMO 2020 is fast approaching and it is estimated that nearly 3,000 vessels will […]