IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has spoken of the “urgent need” to develop concrete measures to support IMO’s initial strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping.
”Just-In-Time” (JIT) operations have the potential to cut the time ships spend idling outside ports and help reduce harmful emissions as well as save on fuel costs.
Several Danish shipping companies choose to install exhaust gas purification systems, the so-called scrubbers, on their ships.
The shipping industry committed last year to cut greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2050, with an interim 2030 target of 40% carbon intensity below the 2008 baseline.
The shipping Industry is facing an increasingly fierce regulatory environment, especially in terms of limits imposed upon air emissions; IMO NOx Tier III limits have been major drivers for performance.
Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020) is a new organization consisting of 25 leading maritime companies representing over 2,000 ships from the commercial shipping and cruise industries.
To reduce emissions across the maritime sector, national authorities need to first quantify those emissions and then develop a strategy to reduce them.
Emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), a key component of smog, are down an unprecedented 60 percent compared to 2005 emissions levels, their lowest level to date.
The LSF2020 emission regulations mean ships will have to significantly reduce emissions on the high seas as well as in coastal areas. This change does not only concern Hapag-Lloyd but it challenges the entire shipping industry.