Maritime & Ports

ETF and ECSA welcome WHO decision to prioritise seafarers’ vaccination

Maritime & Ports - 2021-07-29

On July 16, the World Health Organization (WHO) has released its updated guidance for the organisation’s vaccine roadmap in order to provide a framework for overall programme...

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New BIMCO/ICS Seafarer Workforce Report warns of serious potential officer shortage

Maritime & Ports - 2021-07-29

Launched on 28 July, the new Seafarer Workforce Report from BIMCO and the International Chamber of Shipping warns that the industry must significantly increase training and recruitment level...

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What the EU climate plan means for shipping emissions

Maritime & Ports - 2021-07-28

For the first time shipping companies will be made to pay for their pollution, as part of the EU's Fit for 55 plan...

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Shipping industry slams EU’s proposed new emissions charge as “extraterritorial tax on trade”

Maritime & Ports - 2021-07-23

Industry bodies have decried the European Commission’s plan to levy a charge on greenhouse gas emissions generated by shipping companies, calling it a “tax on trade” and a “pur...

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Shipping industry announces international decarbonisation conference at COP26

Maritime & Ports - 2021-07-22

Global shipping has announced an unprecedented cross-industry event, to be held during COP26, bringing together leaders in shipping, energy, politics and finance to discuss maritime decarbonisation ef...

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VW to deploy more LNG vessels for North Atlantic car shipments

Maritime & Ports - 2021-07-20

Volkswagen has ordered four car-carrying vessels with dual-fuel engines that can be run on liquified natural gas (LNG), the latest effort by the carmaker to make its shipment of finished vehicles betw...

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ESPO welcomes fit for 55-package but more is needed to make it fit for purpose

Maritime & Ports - 2021-07-16

On 14 July, the European Commission published its so-called “Fit for 55”-package, a package of proposals which should help deliver on the European Climate Law target to reduce greenhouse g...

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EU proposes adding shipping to its carbon trading market

Maritime & Ports - 2021-07-16

The European Commission proposed on 15 July adding shipping to the bloc’s carbon market for the first time, adding pressure to become greener on an industry that had avoided the European Un...

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Shipping company climbs ranking of Europe’s top climate polluters

Maritime & Ports - 2021-07-07

Europe’s biggest shipping polluter steamed through the pandemic unfased, according to official EU emissions data...

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The Crew Change Crisis is Getting Worse

Maritime & Ports - 2021-07-05

The crew change crisis that has been plaguing the maritime industry for more than a year and a half is raging on and only getting worse, data from 10 of the world's top ship managers suggests...

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Industry first: DNV and industry consortium publish “Handbook for Hydrogen-fuelled Vessels”

Maritime & Ports - 2021-07-01

A consortium of 26 leading companies and associations, led by DNV, has launched the “Handbook for Hydrogen-fuelled Vessels” to address the uncertainties surrounding hydrogen as ship fuel...

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EU steers shipping towards carbon trading market to curb emissions

Maritime & Ports - 2021-07-01

Ship owners could be forced to pay for pollution from their vessels or face bans from European Union ports under draft plans to add shipping emissions to the bloc’s carbon market...

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Still time to rectify 'disastrous' EU shipping policy, says T&E

Maritime & Ports - 2021-06-30

An EU attempt to promote alternative sustainable fuels for ships would actually lock in the use of fossil fuels for decades, according to leaked documents obtained by T&E...

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Ruling the waves in green shipping regime

Maritime & Ports - 2021-06-29

How will the energy transition change the shipping business? What are the new rules that will determine the commercial viability of ship operations in future? How can existing vessels be adapted at mi...

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LEAKED: EU’s supposedly ‘green’ shipping law will lock in fossil fuels

Maritime & Ports - 2021-06-24

An EU law intended to drive the uptake of clean fuels by ships will actually lock in the use of fossil fuels for decades, according to a leaked proposal, making the European Green Deal goal of de...

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Reduction of GHG emissions from shipping measures adopted:Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 76), 10 to 17 June 2021

Maritime & Ports - 2021-06-23

The MEPC adopted amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex VI that will require ships to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions...

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IMO Approves Ban on Heavy Fuel Oil in the Arctic

Maritime & Ports - 2021-06-18

In a vote at the conclusion of the Marine Environment Protection Committee's 76th meeting, Delegates approved a measure to ban the use of heavy fuel oil in Arctic waters...

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New Calculator Launched to Aid Ship Owners Comply with New Standards

Maritime & Ports - 2021-06-18

Yet another acronym has recently found its way into the maritime vocabulary, EEXI, which stands for the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index, but this one needs serious consideration by ship owners...

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UN greenwashes shipping with hopelessly weak carbon efficiency target

Maritime & Ports - 2021-06-18

The global shipping fleet will be required to reduce its carbon intensity by just 1...

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IMO MEPC Selects "Business-as-Usual" Carbon Targets for 2026

Maritime & Ports - 2021-06-17

The IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) has settled on an achievable 11% carbon intensity reduction target for 2026...

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