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Regulation driving harbour craft fuel changes

Specific regulation is driving the adoption of alternative-fuel harbour craft in some regions— for example, Singapore has banned new fossil fuel harbour craft from 2030, mandating full biofuel or net zero fuel compatibility by the deadline.

19 May 2023 News

Bjorn Otto Sverdrup: Oil and gas majors target transport emissions

The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) brings together 12 leading oil and gas operators to target net-zero emissions in their own operations. Now it has turned its sights downstream, with a lead role in the REMARCCABLE (Realizing Maritime Carbon Capture to demonstrate the Ability to Lower Emissions) Project. Bjorn Otto Sverdrup, chairman of OGCI’s executive committee, tells Leadership Insights why shipping emissions are a crucial piece of the puzzle.

19 May 2023 Article

Sharing information on battery safety

What can ship operators learn from their airborne counterparts as they address evident safety issues around the transport of lithium-ion batteries?

16 May 2023 Article

UN seeks clarity on consequences for climate action delays

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will publish advice on the climate obligations of states and the legal consequences for those failing to meet their responsibilities, following a request from the UN General Assembly.

12 May 2023 Article

G7 countries target global net-zero shipping by 2050

Seven of the world’s biggest economies have reaffirmed their commitment to more stringent emission targets for international shipping. The G7 Ministers’ Meeting on Climate, Energy and Environment on April 15-16 noted the group’s common aim of working towards an IMO greenhouse gas (GHG) target of net-zero emissions by 2050, with new intermediate targets in 2030 and 2040.

25 April 2023 News

Cautious optimism as UAE bucks abandonment trend

As recently as December 2022, the UAE was listed as the country with the highest incidence of abandonment in the world - ICS recorded 29 such cases during the course of the year. Fast forward less than four months and welfare groups have noted, despite increasing prevalence worldwide, a significant drop in the number of UAE cases, with just one case reported in the first quarter of 2023.

25 April 2023 News

Trade woes for South Asian nations

A series of ‘once in a lifetime’ shocks destabilised South Asian economies last year. Can growing participation in global trade provide a lifeline?

24 April 2023 Article

Kenneth Lim: Heavy hitter

The Port of Singapore has cemented its position as a key maritime hub, leading the charge on decarbonisation, digitalisation and supply chain resilience. Kenneth Lim, Assistant CEO, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) tells ICS about the factors contributing to its ongoing success.

18 April 2023 Article