IMO’s fourth climate report reveals increasing CO2 emissions from shipping
IMO just presented its fourth and much-anticipated report on shipping’s CO2 emissions. The new report reveals that shipping’s emissions have been on the rise in recent years. Transport & Environment calls the development alarming.
How COVID-19 Helped To Simplify The Transition To Low-Sulphur Diesel In The Shipping Business
Any crisis, whether in energy or any other sector, inevitably creates unanticipated costs and benefits. The crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic has produced all manner of unforeseen consequences in the energy and environment space, both in the U.S. and globally. This has certainly been true in the maritime transport sector as well.
Containerships Overtake Tankers as Most Scrubber-fitted Sector -BIMCO
Containerships with a collective cargo carrying capacity of 5.3 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEU) are now fitted with an exhaust gas cleaning system (scrubber) to remove sulphur oxides (SOx) from the exhaust gasses generated by the combustion processes in marine engines and thereby comply with the IMO 2020 global sulphur regulation which came into force on January 1, 2020.
Regional sulphur emission limits at a glance
A number of regions, states and ports around the world have implemented their own strict sulphur emission limits – and the list of such places is likely to grow in the future. Ship operators must therefore ensure crews are familiar with the sulphur emission limits in force in the jurisdiction to which they trade.