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News Round Up: 17 August 2020 - Sulphur 2020

News Round Up: 17 August 2020

Aug 17, 2020 | News Update, Sulphur 2020, Uncategorized | 0 comments

New IMO greenhouse gas study is an important tool for policy decisions 

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has published its 4th Greenhouse Gas (GHG) study, and BIMCO finds the results very encouraging, as data confirms the industry can reach the 50% lower IMO emissions target in 2050.

https://www.bimco.org/news/priority-news/20200805-new-imo-greenhouse-gas-study

 

Optimise Port Call Timing to Reduce GHG Emissions: IMO

The UN body noted new research showing ships spend up to 9% of their time waiting at anchorage. 

https://shipandbunker.com/news/world/804566-optimise-port-call-timing-to-reduce-ghg-emissions-imo

 

Stricken Bulk Carrier Wakashio Has Spilled Quarter of its Bunkers in Mauritius

About 1,020 mt of VLSFO has been pumped off the vessel, and about 1,600 mt remains along with 200 mt of marine diesel oil.

https://shipandbunker.com/news/emea/926493-stricken-bulk-carrier-wakashio-has-spilled-quarter-of-its-bunkers-in-mauritius

 

IMO Releases its Fourth GHG Study: Here Are 4 Key Findings

Domestic shipping emissions drastically underestimated; operational measures should be used to reduce emissions; prepare for regulations “loophole” on methane, Black Carbon to be closed.

https://shipandbunker.com/news/world/457820-imo-releases-its-fourth-ghg-study-here-are-4-key-findings