IMO agrees new climate plan for global shipping, but not 1.5°C aligned

Environmental groups are deeply concerned by the IMO failure to firmly align global shipping with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C temperature-warming limit, at the 80th Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting (MEPC 80) this week. The IMO’s 175 member states failed to agree on absolute emission reduction targets for 2030 and 2040, but instead identified “indicative checkpoints” […]

AMPTC to install StormGeo’s Environmental Performance module fleetwide

Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport Company (AMPTC) has implemented StormGeo’s cutting-edge environmental performance management solution across its entire fleet to effectively manage the environmental performance of its fleet and adhere to evolving GHG regulations. AMPTC recently solidified a three-year agreement to use StormGeo’s Environmental Performance module in s-Insight on all tanker vessels at AMPTC’s disposal. “At […]

Wärtsilä Automation, Navigation and Control Systems (ANCS) selects Fleet Xpress for AHTI ‘floating laboratory’

Inmarsat Maritime, a Viasat business, will connect Wärtsilä ANCS’s new floating laboratory, AHTI, and its shore operations, to support the data exchange for advanced technology testing and the ship’s day to day operations. Inmarsat Maritime’s award-winning Fleet Xpress connectivity will be packaged with unlimited back-up from FleetBroadband to meet all the demonstrator’s needs. AHTI uses […]

Shipping set for ‘€3 billion-plus’ 2024 EU ETS bill

The European Union’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (EU MRV) dataset for shipping’s European CO2 emissions for the year 2022 has just been published, the data highlighting some significant year-on-year changes from 2021 despite the shipping industry as a whole showing a modest reduction in emissions, reports Wilhelmsen-linked advisory company Hecla Emissions Management. The EU MRV […]

Bernhard Schulte Offshore orders two CSOVs from Ulstein in Norway

Bernhard Schulte Offshore returns to Ulstein Verft for the design and construction of two Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) of the ULSTEIN SX222 design. The contract includes options for four additional vessels. The vessels, which utilise the TWIN X-STERN design, feature two sterns and main propellers located at both fore and aft, making them an […]

ERMA FIRST launches FLEXCAP for improved CII and EEXI performance

A new energy saving device (ESD) from Greece-based sustainable maritime solutions provider ERMA FIRST promises to boost CII (Carbon Intensity Index) and EEXI (Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index) performance by reducing fuel consumption and emissions. ERMA FIRST FLEXCAP builds on the proven capabilities of propeller boss cap fins to optimise maritime efficiency and sustainability. By […]