INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS

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Shipping Sector Proposes USD 5 Billion R&D Board to Cut Emissions

The global maritime transport industry has submitted a proposal to form the world’s first collaborative shipping R&D programme to help eliminate CO2 emissions from international shipping. The proposal includes core funding from shipping companies across the world of about USD 5 billion over a 10-year period.

Highlights of the proposal:

  • A new non-governmental Research & Development organisation to pave the way for decarbonisation of shipping.
  • Core funding from shipping companies across the world of about USD 5 billion over a 10-year period.
  • To accelerate the development of commercially viable zero-carbon emission ships by the early 2030s.

“Greta Thunberg is right to say that ‘creative accounting and clever PR’ often lie behind supposed commitments to sustainability, but our plans are transparent, and our regulator has teeth. Now we ask the wider shipping community for their blessing. Change on this scale is difficult and often daunting. But in this case, it could not be more necessary. “

-Guy Platten, Secretary General International Chamber of Shipping

TECHNOLOGY

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By replacing traditional lubrication oil and fuel oil separators with a filter solution from GreenOil Standard ApS, the energy consumption will significantly be reduced. This contributes to the Wasaline ro-pax ferry to be among the world’s most efficient and environmentally sustainable ships by reducing the CO2 emission, with an estimated +16 ton/year when running on LNG, using the filtration systems instead of the separators.
In addition to the environmental aspect Wasaline gets pure cost saving in operational cost and maintenance.