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Data: Impacts. Sustainable Shipping Home - Site Home Page. B9 Shipping. gCaptain - Maritime & Offshore. Sulphur emissions by ships - Transport Committee. 1 Introduction 1.

Sulphur emissions by ships - Transport Committee

Sulphur dioxide emissions are falling across Europe, but emissions from shipping continue to rise. The shipping industry is therefore being targeted with tighter limits, both internationally and by the European Commission (the Commission). These limits will have significant cost implications for ship operators. 2. The impact on shipping of more stringent limits on sulphur content in fuel, due to revisions to Annex VI of the International Maritime Organisation's Marine Pollution Convention (hereafter referred to as Annex VI); possible implications for other sectors, such as road haulage; steps which the UK Government could take to assist the maritime sector meet its obligations under Annex VI; and the Commission's proposals to implement the revisions to Annex VI, and the UK Government's stance on those proposals.

We held two oral evidence sessions and received twenty-two written submissions; we thank all those who contributed to our inquiry. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Home. Home. Encouraging and facilitating the efficient reduction of harmful emissions to air from shipping. ESPO - European Sea Ports Organisation - Welcome. The global economic cycle and satellite-derived NO2 trends over shipping lanes. The case for scrubbers. Chris Leigh-Jones From July 2010, ships entering northern European waters will be required to produce emissions no higher than the equivalent of burning a 1.0% sulphur marine fuel. Continuing to burn high-sulphur bunker fuel, the high-value, highly polluting fuel of choice for many years, without any form of emissions reduction technology is no longer a viable option.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) decreed in October 2008 that shipoperators in these Emission Control Areas (ECAs) have two options: to use more costly cleaner fuel, or fit scrubber technology onboard the vessel with the capability to remove sufficient sulphur (as SOx) derived from IFO180 and IFO380 to meet the new emissions regulation.

The economic angle For owners weighing up their fuelling options, meeting environmental challenges may not be viewed with quite the same gusto as it was in January 2008, given the current financial turmoil in world markets. Sample costs. ISSUES - BUNKER FUELS. At the second part of the fifteenth session of the AWG-LCA, Parties continued their work on cooperative sectoral approaches and sector-specific actions (agenda item 3biv).


Throughout the meeting, Parties could not bridge their diverging views on how to address cooperative sectoral approaches and sector specific actions, including emissions from international aviation and maritime transport. OSPAR Commission. Intertanko. Recovered shipping emissions. MONAE - Monitoring Plan for Water Quality and Ecology. Law & Sea.

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) ISSUU. DNV Maritime. Operational discharge - Detecting illegal discharge. Visual aerial detection.

Operational discharge - Detecting illegal discharge

Remote sensing. Tools of the future. Background In order for a case of illegal discharge of hydrocarbons at sea to lead to legal action, the offender must be clearly identified. Legal action can be taken by the coastal State if the offence takes place in its territorial waters, its exclusive economic zone, or indeed in its marine protected area. Coordinates : A resource on positioning, navigation and beyond » Blog Archive » Oil spills pollution. Wikipedia: Environmental impact of shipping. A cargo ship discharging ballast water into the sea.

Wikipedia: Environmental impact of shipping

The environmental impact of shipping includes greenhouse gas emissions, acoustic, and oil pollution. Wikipedia : Crude oil washing. IMO: Crude Oil Washing. ​Crude oil washing (COW) is a system whereby oil tanks on a tanker are cleaned out between voyages not with water, but with crude oil - the cargo itself.

IMO: Crude Oil Washing

The solvent action of the crude oil makes the cleaning process far more effective than when water is used. (There is usually a final water rinse but the amount of water involved is very low.) The system helps prevent pollution of the seas from operational measures. Low Sulphur Fuels. Dryad Maritime Intelligence Services.

MarineLink. Transport & Environment. National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory. This section of the website contains all the published NAEI reports.

National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory

The "Other important reports" section contains links to useful reports that are on this website. Search for reports by keywords, author or date » Most Recent 10 Reports 1. UK Emission Mapping Methodology 2009 (PDF) This report has been superseded by a newer version. View full report details 2. View full report details 3. View full report details 4. View full report details 5.

View full report details 6. Trade Winds. Blogs. SSA Marine has been quietly moving along and has made significant strides at Long Beach Commercial shipping supremo says the West Coast must look at wider horizons Initially, such inspections were done on an ad hoc basis A look at the heartland, Great Lakes, the Seaway and inland infrastructure, too.


It’s good news, bad news and a time for head scratching, too. Department for Transport. Evidence based report submitted by key stakeholders in the shipping industry about differential pay for seafarers on grounds of nationality. Published: 09 June 2010 Includes an investigation into the disappearance of the M.V. Derbyshire oil tanker and an inquiry into safety on the river Thames.

Includes information for those considering a career at sea, tonnage tax training commitment forms and the Government's response to the Freight Study Group's report into increasing freight traffic on inland waterways. Archived content. Committee on Climate Change. CleanSeaNet Homepage. Solar-powered Ship.

EmailEmail Nippon Yusen KK and Nippon Oil Corp are working on the world’s first solar powered ship … well, at least partially solar powered, they are saying.

Solar-powered Ship

What? A hybrid ship? The two companies want to put solar panels on top of the 60,000-ton ship that are capable of generating 40 kilowatts of electricity each. The ship will carry Toyota cars. Fuel savings are expected to be in the neighborhood of 6.5% and carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced by 1-2% or 20 tons per year. Freedom Ship. Skysails & Top 10 Green Ship Designs.