Articles & Video
Turning the Tide Towards a Sustainable Blue Economy
We’ve all heard that business is going green, but 2020 just might be the year of the “blue economy” with organizations from the major shipping banks in the Poseidon Principles Association to the UN and the World Bank paying attention and taking action.
How just in time shipping was effortlessly accomplished in 4 steps
On the first day of the Smart Ports Summit attendees were treated to a proof of concept and panel discussion on just in time sailing. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of just in time sailing, it is a lean strategy based on coordinating ports, terminals and vessel operations through a real-time data exchange.
The Jones Act - legislative and regulatory influence on the offshore industry of America
How would the right reforms, or a repeal of the Jones Act, change the offshore industry in America? We look at the legislative and regulatory influence of the act on the offshore industry.
[Part Two] The future of wind propulsion solutions - adoption and finance
In part two of our interview with Gavin Allwright we discuss the effect of social and legislative changes and assess the opportunities and challenges of green finance. Gavin also shares the 5 P’s for the successful adoption of sustainable development and improve adoption of wind-assist and primary wind propulsion solutions.
[Part One] The future of wind propulsion solutions - challenges, technology and trends
In part one of our interview with Gavin Allwright we discuss the about the challenges of wind-assist and primary wind propulsion solutions, technology, trends, and what the future holds for wind propulsion.
BWM: what we can expect to see from PPR 7 and MEPC 75?
Ahead of the BWMTech conference in London, 9 - 11 December 2019, we spoke with Dr Karayannis to ask him some questions about the Marine Environment Protection Committee, and what we can expect to see from PPR 7 and MEPC 75.
Satellite tracking shows how ships affect clouds, climate and sulphur emissions
By matching the movement of ships to the changes in clouds caused by their emissions, researchers have shown how strongly the two are connected.
Port authorities and terminal operators - the evolution of the smart port
Ahead of Smart Ports Summit Barcelona got the opportunity to speak with Eduard De Visser, Director of Strategy & Innovation at Port of Amsterdam, about the elements key to the evolution of a smart port and Port of Amsterdam’s readiness no matter the timing or outcome of Brexit.
Climate change: port climate risk and adaptation
We spoke with Greg Fisk, Director of the Environment Partnership at BMT (a global marine science and technology consultancy firm) to better understanding the vulnerability of the port to future climate change.
Shipowner investment signals hydrogen over LNG as ship fuel of the future
Hydrogen is competing with other alternative fuels such as LNG, LPG, methanol and biofuel as shipping seeks to meet the International Maritime Organization target to lower greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2050.
Key trends in the LNG carrier market
The LNG carrier market is one of the most attractive segments of the global shipping fleet for new investment, buoyed by the ongoing build out of liquefaction capacity initiated in 2016. Ahead of London International Shipping Week, we’ve prepared a summary of the major trends currently shaping the LNG shipping sector.
Communication will be key in the months leading up to 2020, says IMO
We spoke to the IMO's Head of Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency, Dr Edmund Hughes, about compatibility issues with low sulphur fuels, the use of FONARs, the recent news about non-enforcement in Indonesia, and what to expect during the two months leading up to the Carriage Ban coming into force on March 1st.
Marine fuel experts to address decarbonisation challenge at the Future Fuels for Shipping Seminar
Taking place at the IMO’s Headquarters in London on 5th – 6th November, the Future Fuels for Shipping Seminar will provide industry members with the opportunity to hear from experts on the future of marine fuels and propulsion.
Inside the UK government's landmark Clean Maritime Plan
This month marks the release of the Government’s Clean Maritime Plan. Like the net-zero target, the plan signals the UK’s willingness to lead the transition to a low carbon future. Its headline ambition is to ensure that all new ships ordered for use in UK waters are equipped with zero emission propulsion capability by 2025.
Breaking down ship recycling
Ship recycling. A brief history, background and the threats around what the International Labour Organization describes as a major occupational and environmental health problem in the world.
CMA TV: Burning issue of readiness for global sulphur cap & VIDA
At CMA Shipping in April, we spoke with Joe Gross (CMA), Jeffrey Lantz (USCG) and Rear Admiral John Nadeau (USCG) about sulphur cap implementation, their views on how prepared the industry is for 1 January, and VIDA implementation.
CMA TV: Compatibility of low-sulphur fuels
We had a chance to catch up with Kevin Cote, Marine Technical Sales Manager for Innospec Fuels Specialities, at this year’s CMA Shipping event in Stamford, Connecticut. We discussed the technical aspects of different fuels post January 1st, 2020.
Shipowners search for a bridge to reach 2050 decarbonisation goals
Shipping industry stakeholders at the Green Ship Technology Europe conference in Copenhagen last month spoke about the challenges involved with reaching the IMO target of a 70% reduction in CO2 emissions by the year 2050. Hesitant to commit to a single technology pathway, some shipowners are taking an “all of the above” approach to investment in new fuels and propulsion methods.
Banning beaching won’t solve ship breaking safety issues
Speaking at the Green Ship Technology Europe conference in Copenhagen last week, the CEO of Green Ship Recycling Services, Henning Gramann, argued against calls to ban beaching - an often hazardous approach to dismantling end-of-service vessels.
BIMCO says efficiency gains will be key to meeting IMO’s CO2 targets
BIMCO's Deputy Secretary General, Lars Robert Pedersen, has issued a strong message on the shipping industry's commitment to tackling C02 emissions. Speaking at the Green Ship Technology Europe conference in Copenhagen on March 20th, Pedersen told attendees that the industry needs to do more to address climate change, while cautioning that the IMO’s forecast of rapidly rising emissions without regulatory intervention may be overstated.
Laila Johnsen explains creditors' attitudes to financing ballast water management systems
Laila Johnsen is Senior Vice President of Export Credit Norway, a lender owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry. At BWMTech London, we spoke with her about the challenges involved with securing financing for ballast water management systems, and the growing importance of sustainability to creditors’ decision making.