About: maritime emissions

Maersk orders eight large container ships to run on ‘carbon-neutral’ e-methanol

After announcing plans to operate a small carbon-neutral vessel by 2023, Danish shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk has ordered eight large ocean-going container vessels capable of running on 'green' e-methanol.

Maersk eyes ‘leapfrog’ to carbon neutral fuels in shipping

The world’s largest shipping firm, Maersk, has called for urgent action to address the climate crisis, saying it will turn first to green methanol, and later on to green ammonia in order to reach its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.
Transport 19-04-2021

The EIB needs to support the transformation of EU mobility, not undermine it

The upcoming review of the EIB's transport policy provides an opportunity to shift public spending away from high-carbon and polluting projects to more sustainable transport modes such as trains, public transport, and cycling, writes Clara Bourgin.
Shipping 24-08-2020

A roadmap to cut shipping emissions in the Mediterranean

An emission control area for sulphur oxides in the Mediterranean is not a panacea, but it would open new possibilities for the region’s future while contributing to its health, writes Gaetano Leone.
Shipping 22-11-2019

Time to steer shipping into the EU carbon market

The UN shipping body’s failure to agree on immediate climate measures means the incoming European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, must make good of her promise to include the maritime sector under the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), aruges Sam Van den plas.
Shipping 04-07-2019

Shipping heavyweights at risk of missing climate targets

The world’s shipping heavyweights are not investing in key technologies to reduce their carbon footprint, putting the sector at risk of missing targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2050, according to the Carbon Disclosure Project.

Silence please! Marine mammals are dying

Shipping, oil and gas exploration, military sonar, and underwater construction are all creating an enormous amount of noise that reduce the ability of whales, dolphins, and other marine wildlife to feed, breed, communicate and ultimately, survive, writes Eleonora Panella.
Transport 24-10-2018

US threatens to capsize marine emissions cap

The United States is pushing for a late change to the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) landmark cap on sulphur emissions, throwing into doubt the 2020 implementation date.
Transport 02-09-2016

Study: Shipping air pollution causes 24,000 deaths a year in east Asia

A boom in shipping is aggravating air pollution in China and other nations in east Asia, causing thousands of deaths a year in a region with eight of the world’s ten biggest container ports, scientists have said.
Transport 05-11-2014

Germany to build liquefied gas station with EU funds

The European Commission is giving €4 million to two German companies for the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) ferry and a fuel station in the North Sea, it announced Tuesday (4 October). The project could increase the number of ships using LNG in future.
Climate change 12-09-2012

MEPs OK law on cutting sulphur content in shipping fuels

The European Parliament has approved legislation to slash sulphur levels in shipping fuels, a move environmentalists say will help prevent thousands of deaths linked to maritime pollution.
Climate change 06-03-2012

IMO on collision course with EU over CO2 emissions

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) seems to be on a policy collision course with the European Union, having failed to make headway on market-based measures to curb carbon dioxide emissions from global shipping.
Climate change 29-02-2012

Report: Slower steaming could cut ship emissions by 15%

If ships were obliged to immediately cut their speeds, they could also slash 15% of their carbon emissions and save billions in lower ship fuel bills, according to a new report.
Climate change 21-02-2012

Finance ministers eye transport levies to feed climate fund

European finance ministers will today (21 February) call for the EU executive to prepare a paper on raising climate funds through carbon pricing on aviation and maritime transport by June, if draft conclusions seen by EURACTIV are approved.
Climate change 07-09-2011

No need for Europe to go it alone on shipping emissions

At the UN climate summit in Durban later this year, the EU has a chance to broker a fair global deal to reduce emissions from international shipping, argues Oxfam's Tim Gore.
Climate change 07-09-2011

No need for Europe to go it alone on shipping emissions

At the UN climate summit in Durban later this year, the EU has a chance to broker a fair global deal to reduce emissions from international shipping, argues Oxfam's Tim Gore.
Climate change 19-07-2011

IMO agrees efficiency measures for new ships

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) agreed to force energy efficiency design standards on new ships from 2013, but developing countries will probably delay implementation until 2017 or 2019.
Climate change 30-06-2011

Global maritime carbon deal dead in the water

EU transport officials say that a global deal to cut maritime carbon emissions is currently unachievable and are instead talking up an initiative by the Bahamas to regulate the world's shipping fleets as an alternative.
Climate change 30-03-2010

New UN expert group to study ship emissions

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) last week agreed to establish an expert group to prepare a feasibility study on market-based instruments to cut greenhouse gas emissions from ships.