Vacationers take note: Even the most efficient cruise ships today emit more CO2 per passenger kilometer than a passenger jet.
Ports in Seattle and Tacoma could become leaders in the transition to zero-emission technologies by combining progressive environmental policy with their existing supply of low-carbon electricity.
The first phase of scrubber washwater discharge restrictions in the Port of Vancouver began this week.
A complete ban on scrubber washwater discharges in the Port of Vancouver
Zero-emission shipping and the Paris Agreement: Why the IMO needs to pick a zero date and set interim targets in its revised GHG strategy
To align with the Paris Agreement temperature goals, the IMO’s upcoming revision of its GHG strategy should include a year by which emissions must be zero and interim targets.
A step forward for “green” methanol and its potential to deliver deep GHG reductions in maritime shipping
“Green” methanol can provide deep greenhouse gas reductions, but not all methanol is climate friendly, and marine policies should incorporate full life-cycle accounting of emissions.
Coastal ferries are well-positioned to become electrified and to provide a cleaner option for summer coastal travel, analyses from China and the United States suggest.
Scrubbers, a newly popular technology that greatly reduces pollution from ship exhaust, have a serious downside: the pollutants they capture are typically disposed of in ocean waters. In essence, they convert air pollution to water pollution. This blog examines the impact of “washwater” discharged by ships in southeast Asia, a region rich in fishing grounds, and makes recommendations for reforming the practice.
[Updated] Choose wisely: IMO’s carbon intensity target could be the difference between rising or falling shipping emissions this decade
IMO member states’ choice of carbon intensity target matters a great deal.
Choose wisely: IMO’s carbon intensity target could be the difference between rising or falling shipping emissions this decade
IMO member states are set to pick between two different ways of measuring carbon intensity, and the choice matters a great deal.
Scrubber washwater discharges from ships are currently allowed in IMO-designated Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas, but should they be?
If we want to make genuine progress in decarbonizing the transport sector, we must focus on specific actions listed in this blog.