rss icon Subscribe
desktop mobile

Green Tech to Cut Shipping Emissions

Pic: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Shailaja A. Lakshmi

How can green technology and innovation help deliver International Maritime Organization (IMO) 's initial strategy on reducing GHG emissions from ships?

A press note from the UN body said that this was one of the questions being addressed this week at the Greentech in Shipping Global Forum in Hamburg, Germany (26-27 February).

Speaking at the conference, IMO's Camille Bourgeon addressed maritime sector experts in green technology and innovation, saying that their work will be important in delivering IMO's Initial GHG Strategy and achieving the goal to make shipping carbon free.

The Strategy, adopted by IMO Member States last year, makes a firm commitment to a complete phase out of GHG emissions from ships, a specific linkage to the Paris Agreement and a series of clear levels of ambition, including at least a 50% cut in emissions from the sector by 2050.

Mr. Bourgeon said that "these are ambitious targets, and technology will play a key role towards low- and zero-carbon shipping in the future, including in technological innovation in alternative fuels and energy sources".

He said that it is encouraging to see so many people working in companies, classification societies and research groups exploring new solutions, and that the forum gives opportunity for industry stakeholders to further discuss such solutions - from alternative fuels, to engine technology, post-combustion devices, energy-saving technologies and more.

Feb 27, 2019



Greenpeace Activists Removed from Rig

Image: Greenpeace UK

Two Greenpeace activists who were occupying an oil rig have been removed from the structure and

Ammonia as Marine Fuel ?

Image: C-Job Naval Architects

Ammonia can be safely and effectively applied as a marine fuel to reduce harmful emissions in the

Preparing for IMO 2020: Marine Emission Solutions

Image: Danfoss

Part I: Enhancing Engines & Fuels"Wood Mackenzie forecasts a 25 percent increase in price for


VTAS All Set to Go

Image: Fuel Efficient Shipping

The Vessel Technology Assessment System Project (VTAS Project) has finished its development stage

Thorco Invests in Navis

Image: Navis

Copenhagen-based Thorco Projects has selected Navis’ Bluetracker solution to monitor and analyse

Equinor Awards FEED Contract to Deltamarin

CO2 capture - credit Equinor

Deltamarin Oy, the provider of ship design, offshore engineering, and construction services for

Maritime Apps