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Maritime Zero-Emissions Mission Launched (Int'l. Report)
Mission Innovation
Date: 2021-06-04
The governments of Denmark, Norway, and the United States, along with the Global Maritime Forum and the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping will lead a new Zero-Emission Shipping Mission aimed at accelerating international public-private collaboration to scale and deploy new green maritime solutions, setting international shipping on an ambitious zero-emission course. The Mission will also be supported by the governments of India, Morocco, the UK, Singapore, France, Ghana, and South Korea.

Carrying 80-90 pct of global trade in a less carbon-intensive manner than other freight transport modes, international maritime shipping nonetheless represents about 2-3 pct of the world's total annual greenhouse gas emissions. Without immediate and concerted efforts, emissions from the sector could increase between 50 pct and 250 pct by 2050.

Download the MISSION STATEMENT FOR ZERO-EMISSION SHIPPING HERE. (Source: Mission Innovation, PR, June, 2021) Contact: Mission Innovation,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Marine Emissions,  Carbon Emissions,  

2020 Global Shipping CO2 Emissions Drop 1 pct (Int'l. Report)
Marine Benchmark
Date: 2021-03-08
Maritime data provider Marine Benchmark is reporting global shipping CO2 emissions decreased 1 pct in 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic curtailed 2020 shipping activity. CO2 emissions among the "Big-3" -- Tankers, Bulk Carriers and Containers -- actually increased 1.2 pct with a 2.4 pct decline in Container emissions offset by growth in the Bulker and Tanker sectors. However, the smaller sectors reversed this growth, with cruise ship emissions fell 45 pct.

Maritime vessel CO2 emissions are calculated from the carbon content of the fuel consumed. Marine heavy fuel oil is approximately 86 pct carbon -- 3.15 tonnes of CO2 per tonne of fuel consumed. Since the carbon content of diesel (gas oil) is slightly higher, so too are the CO2 emissions per tonne of fuel consumed.

Marine Benchmark's proprietary algorithms estimate vessel fuel consumption by main and auxiliary engines, based on utilising hourly AIS data for all International Marine Organization (IMO) registered ships spanning a ten 10 year period. (Source: Marine Benchmark, PR, Trade Arabia News Service 3 Mar., 2021) Contact: Marine Benchmark, Torbjorn Rydbergh, CEO,; International Marine Organization,

More Low-Carbon Energy News IMO,  Marine Benchmark,  Marine Emissions,  Maritime Emissions,  CO2 ,  

Wartsila Aims to Cut Maritime CO2, SOX, NOX Emissions (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2020-09-30
Helsinki-headquartered Wartsila Group reports its EU-funded three-year collaborative SeaTech project could produce significant reductions in maritime shipping industry fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions and deliver a 400 pct return on investment.

The SeaTech project aims is to research, develop, and integrate technologies that will deliver a 30 pct reduction in fuel consumption, a 46 pct reduction in CO2 emissions, a 94 pct reduction in particulate matter emissions, and a 99 pct reduction in Sox and NOx emissions, according to the release.

The project aims to harness fuel-efficient propulsion methods through Wartsila's existing symbiotic ship engine and propulsion technologies -- a bio-mimetic dynamic wing mounted at the bow of the vessel to allow for wave energy augmented propulsion when the vessel navigates moderate and heavy sea conditions. (Source: Wartsila, Website PR, Marine Bunker, Sept., 2020) Contact: Wartsila, +358 10 709 0000, Fax -- +358 10 709 5700,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wartsila,  CO2,  SOX,  NOX,  Marine Emissions,  

Maritime Giant Maersk Pledges Carbon Neutrality by 2050 (Int'l)
Date: 2019-07-17
As previously reported, Maersk, the world's largest maritime container shipping company, has committed to become carbon neutral by 2050.

The shipping giant, which operates nearly 700 global vessels, has already substantially cut emissions and spent $1 billion to date in efficiency improvements aimed at the intermediate target of cutting emissions by 60 pct by 2030. To date, Maersk has reduced CO2 emissions by 46 pct -- roughly 9 pct more than the industry average.

Maritime emissions were not covered by the Paris Climate Agreement. (Source: Maersk, ZME, 16 July, 2019) Contact: Maersk Line,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Marine Emissions,  Carbon Emissions,  Maritime Emissions,  Maersk,  

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