Maritime & Ports

Greece wants ‘realistic’ EU green policy for shipping

Maritime & Ports - 2021-10-21

EU shipping power Greece has told the European Commission that adding the industry to the bloc’s carbon emissions trading scheme should be proportionate and tightly enforced to secure a level pl...

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RightShip: IMO mandate may be too slow to reduce global supply chain emissions

Maritime & Ports - 2021-10-21

RightShip, the world’s biggest third party maritime due diligence organisation and safety experts, has argued that the IMO’s Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and Carbon Intensi...

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Shipping industry unites to launch Code of Conduct and self-assessment to protect seafarers’ rights and welfare

Maritime & Ports - 2021-10-13

13 October sees the launch of a landmark Code of Conduct and self-assessment tool developed to protect the human rights and welfare of the world’s nearly 2m seafarers...

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Women are ‘the answer to the jobs crisis in shipping’, says Stena Line

Maritime & Ports - 2021-10-07

Women are the answer to the jobs crisis in shipping, according to Stena Line, with the Swedish ferry company calling for “diversity in a sector badly hit by Brexit and the pandemic...

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IMO World Maritime Day amplifies seafarer voices

Maritime & Ports - 2021-10-04

Seafarer voices were front and centre on IMO's World Maritime Day, with an all-seafarer panel discussing a number of issues relating to this year's theme of 'Seafarers at the core of ...

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IMO: Seafarers play vital role in ensuring sustainable future for shipping

Maritime & Ports - 2021-09-30

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the global maritime community have come together to mark World Maritime Day with a focus on this year’s theme: “Seafarers: At the core of ...

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Lack of green maritime fuels makes liquid natural gas a necessity says Commission

Maritime & Ports - 2021-09-29

Liquid natural gas (LNG) is a necessary transitional fuel to decarbonise EU maritime activities as the available quantities of zero, or low-carbon fuels are currently insufficient, the European Commis...

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Progress made on life-cycle Greenhouse Gas (GHG) guidelines for alternative low/zero carbon marine fuels

Maritime & Ports - 2021-09-27

An International Maritime Organisation (IMO) working group has made concrete progress in developing lifecycle GHG/carbon intensity guidelines (LCA guidelines,) to be utilized when assessing the o...

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New Espo Green Guide 2021 Outlines a Vision for Ports Towards a Green Future

Maritime & Ports - 2021-09-20

On 28 May, the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) presented the key components of its forthcoming Green Guide 2021 during the ESPO Conference Regatta 2021...

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Greece to connect railway network with six ports

Maritime & Ports - 2021-09-17

Greek Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Kostas Karamanlis recently announced that the government was going ahead with a number of projects to improve Greece’s railway network...

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Maritime sector’s commitment to act on climate change highlighted in new video

Maritime & Ports - 2021-09-16

"The IMO community is highly committed to tackling climate change," IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim says, in an interview for Making Waves: The Future of Shipping, a news-style video l...

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British Ports Association responds to Government Brexit borders announcement

Maritime & Ports - 2021-09-15

Following the government’s Written Ministerial Statement on 14 September confirming a further extension to the implementation of certain post Brexit trade arrangements, the British Ports Associa...

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Complying with EEXI – how to speed up decarbonisation without slowing down vessels

Maritime & Ports - 2021-09-13

How can shipowners comply with the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and improve the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) of a vessel without reducing sailing speeds? In this article we take a ...

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Shipping industry proposes levy to speed up zero carbon future

Maritime & Ports - 2021-09-08

Leading shipping associations have proposed creating a global levy on carbon emissions from ships to help speed up the industry’s efforts to go greener...

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DNV’s new ‘decarbonisation stairway’ model helps shipowners navigate newbuild dilemmas

Maritime & Ports - 2021-09-01

1 September sees the launch of DNV, the world’s leading classification society’s latest Maritime Forecast to 2050, part of the Energy Transition Outlook (ETO) suite of reports...

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Shape up or ship out: EU Commission pushes hard on maritime emissions

Maritime & Ports - 2021-08-26

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report published on 9 August paints a bleak picture on the status of the world’s climate, and scientifically proves that it will be ex...

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Fit for 55: Shipping industry lobby fights EU net-zero policy

Maritime & Ports - 2021-08-23

A major European shipping trade body is among those lobbying against the EU’s proposed Paris Agreement-aligned net-zero pathway...

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Are England’s ports ready for a shift to rail?

Maritime & Ports - 2021-08-19

The UK government has mandated a net-zero carbon economy by 2050...

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Hydrogen Strategy Has Huge Implications for Freight and Transport Sectors

Maritime & Ports - 2021-08-18

17 August 2021 saw the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy finally publish its first ever Hydrogen Strategy, something promised in July 2021 but delayed as the polit...

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Brexit Has 'Significantly Altered' Irish-British Freight Traffic

Maritime & Ports - 2021-08-16

Post-Brexit trade frictions have "significantly altered" freight traffic between Ireland and Britain and sparked a steep rise in volumes to and from Ireland and other European Union members,...

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