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Marine engine emission standards for China's domestic vessels

On August 30, 2016, China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) jointly released the first-ever...
Published 2017.03.21: Publication

Black carbon measurement methods and emission factors from ships

Black carbon (BC) emissions from ships contribute to human induced climate warming and are linked with human health issues, such as lung cancer, respiratory illness, and cardiopulmonary disease....
Published 2017.03.20: Publication

Heavy fuel oil use in Arctic shipping in 2015

The use and carriage of heavy fuel oil (HFO) poses many risks to the Arctic environment, including damage from oil spills and emissions of black carbon, a potent climate pollutant. Recent...
Published 2016.10.21: Publication

Action plan for establishing ship emission control zones in China

On 4 December 2015, China’s Ministry of Transport (MOT) released an action plan for implementing Ship Emission Control Zones (ECZs) in three key coastal regions: the Yangtze River Delta Region (YRD...
Published 2016.05.27: Publication

Oil market futures: Effects of low-carbon transport policies on long-term oil prices

This study, commissioned by the European Climate Foundation, evaluates the effects of transport technology and policies on oil prices and the wider economy. The study compares a Business-as-Usual (...
Published 2016.04.29: Publication

Costs and benefits of shore power at the port of Shenzhen

China is home to seven of the world’s ten largest and busiest container ports. While these ports bring an economic benefit to China, they also bring shipping-related emissions. Studies conducted in...
Published 2015.12.28: Publication

Needs and opportunities to reduce black carbon emissions from maritime shipping

Ports and marine vessels are major sources of diesel particulate matter and black carbon. There are growing concerns about the impacts that air pollution from shipping has on the environment,...
Published 2015.03.24: Publication

Air pollution from marine vessels in the U.S. High Arctic in 2025

Marine vessels are a significant source of greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions, including CO2, NOX, SOX, particulate matter, and black carbon, which impact local air quality, human health,...
Published 2015.01.30: Publication

Long-term energy efficiency improvement for LNG carriers

With the booming natural gas trade, there has been huge growth in demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, the primary means of intercontinental transportation of natural gas. This study...
Published 2014.08.19: Publication

Feasibility of IMO Annex VI Tier III implementation using selective catalytic reduction

In 2008 the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed upon progressively stricter limitations for nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from...
Published 2014.03.25: Publication

Long-term potential for increased shipping efficiency

Maritime shipping is highly fuel-efficient, but its sheer volume and rapid growth make it a major consumer of energy and source of carbon emissions. As the shipping industry and governments seek...
Published 2013.07.23: Publication

Assessment of fuel-cycle impact of LNG in international shipping

Although natural gas is being used more widely for road transport, it shows particular promise for the marine transport sector, which faces pressure from more stringent engine and fuel quality...
Published 2013.05.13: Publication

Assessment of shipping’s efficiency using satellite AIS data

International shipping is commonly considered the most efficient and lowest-carbon transport mode, and is also seen as having significant potential remaining to reduce emissions still further. This...
Published 2013.04.09: Publication

Regulated slow steaming in maritime transport

Vessel speed reduction, or "slow steaming," is both a real-world industry trend and a potential avenue for new policy. Researchers at CE-Delft, the University of Southampton, and the ICCT sought to...
Published 2013.04.09: Publication

Definition and measurement of marine black carbon emissions

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Published 2012.02.02: Publication

The Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for New Ships

At the July 2011 session of the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee, the represented Parties to MARPOL Annex VI adopted amendments to Annex VI Regulations...
Published 2011.10.03: Publication

Reducing GHG Emissions from Ships

Marginal abatement cost (MAC) curves are a staple of policy discussions where there is a need to illustrate the incremental contributions of parts to a whole. As this paper demonstrates, they...
Published 2011.07.08: Publication

Test cycles used to evaluate vehicle efficiency

A key component of a CAEP/9 CO2 certification requirement and standard will be the test point(s) used to evaluate the efficiency of aircraft. This paper, presented to the third CO2 TG meeting of the...
Published 2010.10.07: Publication

Air Pollution and GHG Emissions from Oceangoing Ships

In a world of global supply chains and rapidly expanding trade, ocean shipping—currently the dominant mode of transport for international cargo—is becoming an increasingly important source of air...
Published 2007.03.07: Publication