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Norway: New Study Confirms Scrubbers Would Aid Global CO2 Reduction

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August 13, 2019 Using scrubbers while burning residual fuels would help reduce global CO2 levels, a new study published by Norwegian researchers confirmed. The continued use of heavy fuel oil with an exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) is the most environmentally beneficial means of meeting global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets, Chief Scientist Dr. Elizabeth […]

MOL Sets Up Zero Emission Fuel Working Group

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August 6, 2019 Japanese shipping major Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has taken another step in its plan to cut emissions as it joined the Carbon Capture & Reuse (CCR) Study Group. Additionally, the company launched the “Cross-industrial Working Group Related to Zero Emission Alternative Ship Fuels” with an aim to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in international […]

Panama Canal Reveals Speed Limits to Protect Whales

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August 5, 2019 The Panama Canal is to implement speed limits to protect whales, dolphins and other large aquatic mammals, during their nearby seasonal migration. Starting August 1 and until November 30, 2019, the authority would promote the implementation of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) annual recommendations on speed and maritime transit that would see […]

South Africa: Key Legislation Needed Ahead of Sulphur Cap

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July 29, 2019 South Africa will be ready to implement new global ships fuel regulations aimed at prevention of air pollution by ships at sea, but may have to pick up pace putting in place prerequisite legislation to legalize the process. This was the general consensus view of more than 100 industry and government delegates […]

Panama Canal, UN Environment to Jointly Fight Climate Change

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July 29, 2019 The Panama Canal and UN Environment have signed a cooperation agreement to join efforts on sustainable development and combating climate change. The deal includes the exchange of experiences and knowledge, the development of programs and research in areas of shared interest, and human resources training across both institutions. Panama Canal Authority explained […]

EgyptAir flies home a new 787 Dreamliner using sustainable fuel

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July 24, 2019 Boeing has delivered the fifth 787 Dreamliner for Egyptair via a lease agreement with AerCap and the North African carrier flew the aircraft back to Cairo using sustainable aviation fuel. Egypt’s national carrier took advantage of a new Boeing program and filled the aircraft with biofuel for the flight home. The 5,925 nautical-mile […]

MSI: Rapid Decarbonisation to Lead to Radical Transition

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July 18, 2019 Carbon Carriers: MSI studies the implications of radical decarbonization for the shipping industry Consultancy highlights that those in the industry who believe commitments to cut carbon emissions will be achieved need to prepare for radical transition Rapid decarbonisation of global energy supplies will have radical implications for the global shipping industry, according […]

Sovcomflot Reports Significant CO2 Cuts from New LNG-Powered Tankers

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July 10, 2019 Russian shipping company PAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) has achieved significant CO2 emission cuts since taking delivery of the first of its “Green Funnel” LNG-fueled Aframax crude oil tankers a year ago. The company has accumulated data showing that using LNG as a primary fuel for these high-capacity tankers enabled a 30 percent reduction of CO2 emissions […]

France to tax flights from its airports, airline shares fall

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July 9, 2019 France will introduce a tax on airlines flying from its airports to help support the environment, the transport minister said on Tuesday, in a move expected to raise around 180 million euros ($202 million) from 2020. Shares in airlines across Europe fell on the news, with Air France (AIRF.PA) down 5.2%, Ryanair […]

SAMSA Investigating Bunker Spill off Ngqura Port

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July 8, 2019 South African authorities have launched an investigation to establish the cause of an oil spill that occurred during bunkering off the port of Ngqura near Port Elizabeth. The incident occurred during a fuel transfer operation to the Liberia-flagged MV Chrysanthi S. The Department of Environmental, Forestry and Fisheries released a statement saying […]