Articles & Video
Decarbonization of shipping: taxes, levies, investment
At the recent CMA Shipping Virtual Event, Michelle Wiese Bockmann, Dr. Sadan Kaptanoglu, and Scott Bergeron discussed the evaluation of investments and a recent call from some owners at the Global Maritime Forum for regional approaches to the decarbonization of shipping
Retrofits key to realizing decarbonization in maritime
Arlie Sterling, Charles Haskell, and Sergio Garcia discussed the role of technology, fuel and collaboration in realizing sulphur abatement technology.
[WEBCAST] Celebrating maritime’s innovative Blue Economy and building strategic resilience
Watch this webinar, to discover potential effective measures to meet the 2050 goal and to build up new business models in an innovative, sustainable and resilient manner.
[WEBCAST] Environmental Compliance For Shipping In A Time Of Uncertainty
This essential briefing will bring you up to date on the latest thinking at IMO and the MCA on management of environmental regulation and compliance during this unprecedented disruption to business, trade and normal life.
[WEBCAST] Accelerating Wind Shipping: Class, investment, and steps toward 2050
In this exclusive webinar session Frank Nieuwenhuis (eConowind) and Gavin Allwright (IWSA) look at class, investment, and steps toward 2050, for wind shipping.
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.
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.
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.
Lloyd’s List Outlook 2019: Regulation
This year was one of crucial achievements, heightened dispute and loose ends that were never fully tied up in the maritime regulatory landscape. Next year should start to offer some more clarity, but if we had one forecast to make with some certainty it would be that environmental regulation will continue to dominate both companies’ and policymakers’ attention.
What Maersk looks for in a BWM systems supplier: Q&A with Hrishikesh Chatterjee
Hrishikesh Chatterjee is a Project Manager for Maersk Line’s Machinery, Fleet Management & Technology department, and is currently involved with a fleet-wide ballast water retrofit project for Maersk vessels. In our interview with him at the BWMtech conference in London, we asked what the world’s largest shipowner looks for in a ballast water management system supplier.
Are the biofouling guidelines sufficient in their current form? Q&A with Theofanis Karayannis
Theofanis Karayannis is the Head of Marine Biosafety at the International Maritime Organisation. We caught up with at the BWMTech conference in London to discuss the upcoming review of the IMO’s biofouling guidelines, and the potential for a mandatory instrument on biofouling post-2020.
Assessing the impact of environment and sustainability standards on crewing
With the 2020 sulphur cap imposed by IMO looming, the progress in LNG propulsion, the mounting pressures from the customer base for business to become more sustainable, there are big questions as to how operators will manage expectations, as well as the impact these pressures will have on the crewing function.