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Shipping Industry & EU at Odds on Carbon Emissions

Shipping Industry & EU at Odds on Carbon Emissions

The shipping industry may not ultimately be able to regulate itself in terms of cutting carbon emissions, according to some within the European Union; the International Maritime Organization (IMO) disagrees, according to Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide. The IMO’s Marine Environmental Protection Committee has worked within the shipping industry to create a reduction strategy that … Read more »

Arctic Shipping Environmental Leader

LNG Reduces Shipping Risk, Pollutants

The risks of using heavy fuel oil (HFO) for shipping operations could be greatly reduced by switching to liquefied natural gas (LNG), according to a study conducted by Vard Marine, a ship design and marine engineering company based in Vancouver British Columbia. Most deep-sea shipping has traditionally operated on heavy … Read more »

SeaCURE Ballast Water Management System

Evoqua’s System Meets IMO Ballast Water Regs

Evoqua Water Technologies’ type-approved SeaCURE Ballast Water Management System can help shipping companies meet international ballast water requirements without additional chemicals, the company says. The SeaCURE system utilizes a patented process that first injects biocide into ballast seawater before it reaches the large surface filter intakes to reduce the growth … Read more »

shipping emissions

Emissions Rules Set to Increase Shipping Costs

A European Union proposal to regulate ships’ carbon emissions will likely increase shipping costs, reports Hellenic Shipping News. Maritime transport is the only transport mode not included in the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, the trade publication says. Shipping is responsible for 4 percent of Europe’s total GHGs and … Read more »