As the maritime industry continues to prioritize the reduction of emissions, biofuels are gaining recognition as a crucial solution in the short and medium term
Ammonia as a Ship's Fuel
The global shipping industry is at a crossroads, grappling with the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions by changing to greener fuel options, and ammonia has emerged as a promising candidate for fueling ships in this quest.
In our last article, we discussed the role that transitional fuels will play in the industry’s drive towards net zero
Rising interest in methanol as ship fuel
The maritime industry's interest in alternative fuel ships is rising, and methanol is one of the fuels gaining traction alongside biofuels and LNG
Israel's Port Regulations (prevention of air pollution from ships) 2022 implementing MARPOL Annex VI will enter into force on 23rd February 2023
UK MRV regime: Data collection begins in 2022, but no enforcement until 2023
COP27 - A Summary
COP27 took place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, from 7-20th November 2022, having overrun by a day and a bit for the agreement to be signed off by the 200 countries which participated in the conference
On 28 September, VPS released an important alert regarding distillate fuels
IMO Tier III NOx compliance is now mandatory for new vessels entering certain emission control areas
Bunker fuel analysis indicates more cases of contaminated bunker fuel in the Rotterdam and Amsterdam areas (ARA), suggesting that the problem persists
Biofuels can play an important part in helping to lower carbon intensity for shipping
On 22 June 2022, the European Parliament adopted a revised proposal for the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).
Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) has confirmed that they have detected chlorinated hydrocarbons on fuel samples representing HSFO deliveries in Singapore.
The UK P&I Club recently hosted a live webinar. Patrick Ryan, the Club's Sustainability Director, asked the panel how the shipping industry's decarbonisation strategy is shaping up?
Never before have we as a planet been so acutely aware of the energy and emissions we produce. Shipping, that indispensable cog in the engine of world trade, is no exception.
These amendments will enter into force on 1 April 2022.
China and South Korea has announced implementation of their own fuel sulphur caps with emission control areas requiring use of 0.1% sulphur fuels.
COP26 - A summary
After two weeks of intensive and tense negotiations, the outcome of COP26 can probably be best summed up by the words of its President, Mr Alok Sharma; "Today, we can say with credibility that we have kept 1,5 degrees within reach - but, its pulse is weak"; below is an overview of the wider measures and initiatives to emerge from COP26, as well as a more detailed summary of the shipping-related elements.
The Club would like to draw Members' attention to the UK MCA's guidance issued on 17-09-21, providing updated details on the requirements for monitoring and reporting emissions data from ships to the UK MRV Regime.
UK Club Webinar (Green Shipping Series): United States and California Environmental and Compliance Trends Affecting Ship Owners
The UK P&I Club teamed up with Blank Rome and Peacock Piper, to discuss current environmental and compliance trends both on a Federal and State level for California.