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LR LAUNCHES DECARBONISATION FRAMEWORK FOR SHIPPING

LR LAUNCHES DECARBONISATION FRAMEWORK FOR SHIPPING

The Lloyd’s Register (LR) Maritime Decarbonisation Hub has launched ‘First movers in Shipping’s Decarbonisation – a framework for getting started’, a methodology that enables a detailed comparison of different fuel transition pathways regardless of vessel type or...

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IMO2020: ONE YEAR ON

IMO2020: ONE YEAR ON

How has the introduction of the International Maritime Organisation’s low sulphur cap fared amid what has been one of the most turbulent years in living memory? “Through 2020, just 55 cases of 0.5% compliant fuel being unavailable had been reported in IMO’s Global...

FOCUS ON FUEL SUPPLIERS SAYS CYPRIOT SHIPPING MINISTER

FOCUS ON FUEL SUPPLIERS SAYS CYPRIOT SHIPPING MINISTER

Natasa Pilides (pictured) Cyprus’ shipping deputy minister believes that it is wrong for the focus of environmental regulation to fall on shipowners only and argues that the focus for greenhouse gas emissions should switch to fuel suppliers. In an interview...

GUIDANCE ON SCRUBBER USE WORLDWIDE

GUIDANCE ON SCRUBBER USE WORLDWIDE

By Alvin Forster, North P&I’s Loss Prevention Executive The subject of scrubbers – particularly of the open-loop type – stokes quite a lot of emotion and has polarised opinion. The North P&I Club has provided members with advice on how to best protect...

BEWARE BALLAST BOOBY TRAPS

BEWARE BALLAST BOOBY TRAPS

By Adam Jolliffe, Senior Sales Manager, Maritime, Chelsea Technologies Shipowners who have invested in Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) rightly expect that they’ll deliver reliable, simple regulatory compliance. These systems often represent millions of...

JUST WHERE ARE WE HEADING?

JUST WHERE ARE WE HEADING?

By Ian Cochran You have to be living on another planet if you are not aware that the de-carbonisation in shipping debate is in full swing. However, we are still a long way off. As one expert put it: “There is no winning solution at present.” Regulations will need to...

IS LNG STILL THE FUEL FUTURE?

IS LNG STILL THE FUEL FUTURE?

Natural gas has been regarded as the marine “fuel of the future”, but growing concerns over the impact of methane emissions on climate change means that some owners remain sceptical. CSI spoke to Christos Chryssakis business development manager at DNV GL – Maritime...

SHIP DESIGN – WHY WE NEED THE NEW NORMAL

SHIP DESIGN – WHY WE NEED THE NEW NORMAL

By Dejan Radosavljevic, Marine Director, Siemens Reading about and watching images of increasingly frequent extreme weather events it is difficult to keep on ignoring the warnings of environmental change. At the same time the human population continues its rapid...

GAS MARK 2 COULD RAISE GHG EMISSIONS

GAS MARK 2 COULD RAISE GHG EMISSIONS

By Nick Savvides Shipping is facing a power revolution with the demand for a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50% of 2008 levels and 40% by 2030 the race is on to develop fuels that can achieve the required cuts in emissions. Current thinking by some...

COVID-19 AND SHIPPING’S DECARBONISATION

COVID-19 AND SHIPPING’S DECARBONISATION

By Tristan Smith, University College London, Energy Institute When first asked to write this, we were still in the early stages of the crisis (at least in Europe) with early signs emerging on how Covid-19 might impede or accelerate our response to the risk of...

DE-RISKING COMPLIANCE WITH MACHINE LEARNING

DE-RISKING COMPLIANCE WITH MACHINE LEARNING

By Simon Whitford, Chief Operating Officer, GreenSteam The Industrial revolution 4.0 is in full swing and the maritime sector stands to make significant gains if it can work holistically to harness its full benefits. This rings particularly true as we hurtle towards a...

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