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Shipping is facing a power revolution with the demand for a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50% of 2008 levels and 40% by 2030 the race is on to develop fuels that can achieve the required cuts in emissions.

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COVID-19 AND SHIPPING'S DECARBONISATION

By Tristan Smith, University College London, Energy Institute
When first asked to write this, we were still in the early stages of the crisis (at least in Europe) with early signs emerging on how Covid-19 might impede or accelerate our response to the risk of dangerous climate change.

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DE-RISKING COMPLIANCE WITH MACHINE LEARNING

By Simon Whitford, Chief Operating Officer, GreenSteam
The Industrial revolution 4.0 is in full swing and the maritime sector stands to make significant gains if it can work holistically to harness its full benefits. This rings particularly true as we hurtle towards a zero emissions future.

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In the global depression that followed the Wall Street Crash of 1929, it is argued that 7 million people died of starvation, severe malnutrition, infection and suicide before Roosevelt’s New Deal was rolled out in 1933.

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Natasa Pilides (pictured) Cyprus’ shipping deputy minister believes that it is wrong for the focus of environmental regulation to fall on shipowners only and argues that the focus for greenhouse gas emissions should switch to fuel suppliers.

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HYBRID IS NOT ALWAYS THE GREENER SOLUTION

By Andy Page, Managing Director and Naval Architect, Chartwell
Despite several commitments to decarbonisation, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has yet to announce its full backing of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. However, many are in agreement that these initial mandates are just the tip of the iceberg.

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IHM 2020: A STING IN THE TAIL

By Julien Dufour, CEO, Verifavia Shipping
Compliance with mounting environmental and safety legislation is the new normal for shipping. While attention has rightly focused on the much-anticipated 1 January 2020 global sulphur cap, at the end of this year, a lesser understood regulation will come into force.

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CALMING THE WASHWATER DEBATE

By Nick Savvides, Editor CSI
Regulations governing the release of sulphur oxides, also known as SOx, into the atmosphere will become a reality on 1 January 2020 and most operators have opted to use low- sulphur fuel to comply with the new rules.

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A PRINCIPLED APPROACH

By Paul Stuart-Smith, Founder, Zero Carbon Finance
Doubly dependent on fossil fuels, both for propulsion and as cargo, the shipping industry is more exposed to the risks of climate change than most other industrial sectors, not least from the very real possibility of assets becoming “stranded”, as the International Maritime Organization (IMO) implements its greenhouse gas (GHG) strategy and the world economy decarbonises.

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