The ‘lifeblood’ of ships is changing. It may not be apparent yet, but the transition is already underway and within the next fifteen years more than half of the oceangoing fleet will likely be operating on fuels other than oil. This drastic change stems, predominantly, from global warming.
This week, LCDR Jarrod DeWitz, U.S. Coast Guard at the World Maritime University (WMU) examines the future of clean fuels and how the WMU is preparing the industry for this new future following the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
To date, the 35 charterers that use the Rightship Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rating to factor the most efficient ships into their supply chain selection have collectively undertaken over 26, 000 vessel movements, shipping more than two billion dead weight tonnes actually.
The use of the GHG Emissions Rating was first used by Cargill, Huntsman and UNIPEC UK.
Ship emission violators are being tackled in Europe thanks to sniffer drones.
The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and the European Space Agency are hoping to cooperate in tracking the pollution from ships sailing in some of Europe’s busiest waters: the English Channel, the North Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia, between Sweden and Finland.
Alfa Laval Monday announced the launch of its inline I-design scrubber, saying that the addition makes the PureSOx platform “even more versatile” by providing another alternative for vessels with more complex structural needs, including certain RoPax and cruise vessels.