BIMCO hails adoption of ‘landmark’ IMO Strategy on GHG reductions

IMO’s decision that by 2040, the world fleet must have reduced its total GHG emissions by more than 70% compared to 2008 is seen as ‘ground-breaking’ by BIMCO. The newly adopted IMO GHG reduction strategy translates to a reduction of around 90% on average at the individual ship level due to expected fleet growth, it […]

ICS welcomes ‘historic’ deal on GHG emissions, urges adoption of global levy

Shipping industry body the International Chamber of Shipping re-asserts that a global levy on ships’ greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions must now be adopted rapidly if the ambitious goals agreed are to remain plausible. Speaking at the close of the intensive two-week session of the IMO negotiations in London, Simon Bennett (pictured), the body’s Deputy Secretary […]

MLA graduate aiming for the top in support of Sailors’ Society

Gordon Foot, a veteran in the maritime industry, is preparing to embark on an awe-inspiring challenge to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. A graduate of UK-based MLA (formerly Marine Learning Alliance) College, a higher education establishment specialising in maritime distance learning, Gordon aims to raise funds for the charity Sailors’ Society, which provides essential […]

Coach Solutions releases shipping’s first EU ETS carbon allowance calculator

Coach Solutions, a leading provider of maritime data solutions, has released a calculator to enable vessel operators to calculate sailing costs under the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). Integrated into the Coach Solutions voyage optimisation platform, the calculator provides a simplified means of estimating the additional voyage costs of buying EU ETS carbon allowances […]

ZeroNorth contributes to Vessel Emissions Reporting Standard proposal for noon reports

Technology company ZeroNorth and Energy LEAP, a strategic alliance between energy majors, together with other industry partners have published a draft proposal for consultation for a Vessel Emissions Reporting Standard (VERS 0.9), the organisations have announced. This work is the initial outcome of broader work towards defining and releasing a noon report standard. The new […]

METIS ShaPoLi functionality receives BV type approval

METIS Cyberspace Technology has received type approval from Bureau Veritas covering the functionality of its user-friendly solution for monitoring and reporting shaft power limitation (ShaPoLi). Offering relative simplicity, cost efficiency and minimal impact on vessel operations, ShaPoLi has emerged as an effective means of ensuring that ships comply with the IMO’s Energy Efficiency Existing Ship […]