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Shipping emissions to be monitored under new EU law


Brussels will require ship owners to track CO2 from 2018 as first step to tackling sector's growing emissions

27 Nov 2014

Shipping emissions could grow 250 per cent by 2050

Shipping containers at a sea port (Photo Diego Cervo-iStock)

Industry's contribution to global CO2 output fell following global slowdown, but is set to rise significantly unless action is taken

24 Oct 2014

Slashing shipping emissions needs open data, IMO told


NGOs says IMO meeting must reject plans to keep vessel efficiency ratings confidential or risk pushing up costs and limiting CO2 cuts

13 Oct 2014

Carnival cruises towards $2.5bn fuel savings

P&O owner reveals efficiency measures are set to cut fuel consumption by one billion gallons

03 Oct 2014

How Carbon War Room aims to win the battle with greenhouse gas emissions

BusinessGreen's NGO of the year has shaken up shipping and has its sights firmly set on proving profits can be made while solving climate change

17 Sep 2014

AC-DC Power switchover cuts marine fuel costs by a quarter

Engineering giant ABB reveals how a new onboard DC energy system is slashing carbon emissions and fuel costs at sea

18 Jun 2014

Tesco's rail and sea voyages cut transport emissions 14 per cent

Supermarket cut more than eight million freight transport miles from UK roads last year

02 May 2014

Shipping industry ditches barnacles for first carbon credit scheme

AkzoNobel and The Gold Standard develop system accrediting emissions savings generated by smoother hull coating

01 May 2014

Revolymer aims to deliver cleaner ships, in every sense of the word

Technology Strategy Board announces funding for two year project to develop innovative polymers that help get the barnacles off the boat

14 Apr 2014

Maersk Line lowers shipping emissions 12 per cent during 2013

Programme of optimisation, upgrades, and more fuel efficient vessels helps one of world's largest emitters cut its footprint

08 Apr 2014

Isle of Man floats greener shipping plan

Vessels employing energy efficiency improvements ahead of time will receive discounts on registration costs

27 Mar 2014

Canadian ports to reward green shipping

Port Metro Vancouver and the Prince Rupert Port Authority embrace new A-G rating for green ships

30 Jan 2014

Solar power: Not just for rooftops

BusinessGreen looks at the many innovative ways solar photovoltaics are being deployed to help boost energy security and cut carbon

27 Jan 2014

How emissions monitoring could save shipping industry millions

Transport & Environment urges EU Parliament to back tougher monitoring standards from 2018

10 Jan 2014

A truly rubbish boat trip

Plans are afoot to build a boat out of refuse and sail it down the Hudson River

04 Oct 2013

Climate change opens up Northwest Passage to commercial shipping

Danish ship traverses formerly ice-choked route from Canada to Finland, cutting 1,000 miles off the usual journey through the Panama Canal

01 Oct 2013

World's largest solar boat flies climate change flag

PlanetSolar sails into London to highlight its work to better understand the ocean's effect on the climate

03 Sep 2013

Shipping industry spies greener horizons ahead

Shipping companies are making money by tackling their environmental impact, despite the lack of a global emissions deal

31 Jul 2013

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