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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Clean Cargo Working Group News

Kuehne + Nagel to Disclose CO2 Emissions for Seafreight

Photo: Kuehne + Nagel

Kuehne + Nagel has expanded its sustainability offering for global seafreight services: As of May 2017, the total amount of CO2 emissions generated by seafreight ship-ments is printed on each invoice assisting shippers to identify their carbon footprint from transport operations. With this initiative Kuehne + Nagel customers are able to improve the analysis, reporting and management of CO2 emissions caused by their transport chain and thus achieve long-term reduction of the environmental impact.

Sustainable Shipping Award Voting Coming to a Close

There are now only ten days left to cast your vote for the Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Shipping Award to be presented at the Radisson Blu Hotel in London on July 7th. With only four shortlisted nominees for the prestigious award for Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Shipping, there is still time to cast your vote. As voting continues apace, the Sustainable Shipping website has seen a significant increase in activity. One of the judges, Peter Hinchliffe, OBE, Secretary General for the International Chamber of Shipping, commented, “The Sustainable Shipping Awards form a central part in the initiative to drive the industry toward a sustainable future. To cast your vote simply go to the Sustainable Shipping website, register for free and vote by July 1st.

Container Shipping Industry Calls for Climate Action

Pic: Business for Social Responsibility

Members of BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) have agreed on a climate action statement and call to action for the container shipping sector and its value chain to support private-sector contributions for the global goals on climate change. Today, CCWG includes ocean container shipping lines representing about 85 percent of global volume and more than a dozen key cargo owners. The CCWG member statement reflects an aspiration for container shipping to play its role in limiting global temperature increase to well below 2˚C…

Clean Shipping Groups Mull Potential Merger

BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) and the Clean Shipping Index (CSI)— two environmental reporting initiatives for ships and ship operators—signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate for cleaner, more efficient shipping. Through this agreement, the groups will explore a merger to create one global initiative that provides a uniform set of environmental reporting and assessment tools for cargo owners to use during procurement of shipping services. In the short term, CCWG and CSI will align more of the environmental parameters each organization currently uses. In the past few years, there has been a proliferation of market-oriented environmental initiatives for the maritime industry.

Shipping Lines Cut CO2 Emissions

Graphics: 2014 – 2015 Highlights: CCWG’s data-collection process for 2014 show

The container carriers have managed to reduce their combined CO2 emissions by around one third since 2009, according to a new report. Average CO2 emissions per container per kilometer for global ocean transportation routes have declined by 8.4 percent from 2013 to 2014 and by more than 29 percent since 2009, according to BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) annual report for 2015. The report attributed a portion of these results to the changes in carrier representation or global trade conditions.

APL Reports 48% CO2 Emission Reduction in 2016

Photo: APL

APL has announced its highest recorded fleet carbon dioxide emissions reduction of 48 percent in 2016, compared to its base level in 2009. Verified by Lloyd’s Register Group according to the Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) verification protocol and ISO14064-3:2006 standard, this achievement marks APL’s seventh consecutive year of improvements. “APL is pleased to register our best carbon reduction performance as yet, improving our fleet emission level by about 3 percent, versus our reduction in 2015.

Agility, Maersk Join to Slash CO2 Emissions

​From left to right: Mark Guenter, Key Client Manager, Maersk Line; Michael Hansen, Global Head of Sales, Maersk Line; Cas Pouderoyen, Senior Vice President for Global Ocean Freight, Agility Logistics; Vincent Clerc, CCO, Maersk Line

Agility Logistics, a leading global logistics provider, has signed an agreement with Maersk Line, to cut CO2 emissions by 15% per container transported for Agility shipments by 2020. The agreement is part of Maersk’s Carbon Pact Challenge, an initiative under which Maersk Line and its key customers work together to drive down harmful emissions and reduce the environmental impact of container shipping. As part of the agreement, Agility and Maersk will look for ways to cut emissions by shipping cargo on more fuel efficient ships…

CMA CGM Group Launches its Eco-calculator

CMA CGM Group announces the launching as from April of an eco-calculator accessible to all its customers via its e-business platform. Measuring the environmental impact of their supply chain has become an increasingly important issue for many companies. To meet this demand, the CMA CGM Group will be making available to customers a new service starting in April 2011: the eco-calculator. Accessible to all the Group’s customers as part of the on-line solutions offered by CMA CGM via e-business, this latest tool produces an accurate calculation of the carbon footprint of a journey, based on real data including points of departure and arrival, volume of freight, fuel consumption and vessel speed.

DNV GL ECO Insight: Incentive Provider for Enviro Ship Index

Image: DNV GL

DNV GL’s fleet performance management solution ECO Insight has become an incentive provider for the Environmental Ship Index (ESI), a voluntary system designed to improve the environmental performance of sea going vessels. DNV GL offers a 50 per cent discount on the subscription to its ECO Insight Environmental module. “We are very pleased that the ideas underlying ESI are getting greater recognition from the industry and attracting a broader range of incentive providers,” says Fer van de Laar, Director of the World Ports Climate Initiative (WPCI).

APL Reduces Carbon Emissions by 45.5%

APL Carbon Dioxide Emissions Reduction against 2009 Level %

APL today announced that it has reduced its fleet carbon dioxide emissions by 45.5% in 2015, compared to its emissions level in 2009. This achievement marks APL’s highest carbon dioxide emissions reduction in the last six years. “APL has steadily reduced its year-on-year carbon emissions and this demonstrates the company’s unyielding focus on sustainable shipping,” said Kenneth Glenn, APL President. APL attributed its carbon emissions reduction to improvements in operational efficiency…

ZIM Introduces ECO Data Calculator

Photo: ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd (ZIM)’s ECO Data calculator, available free on ZIM's website, provides customers and partners with estimated CO2 (Carbon Dioxide gas) and SOX (Sulfur Oxide gas) Emissions from ZIM vessels. The ECO Data Calculator enables data retrieval per specific line/service, or between 2 locations, for any specific number of TEU’s or cargo weight carried. The application allows users to initiate an emission report which can be saved, printed or sent by e-mail in a PDF format.

APL Reports 45.5% Carbon Emissions Reduction

Photo: APL

APL announced that it has reduced its fleet carbon dioxide emissions by 45.5 percent in 2015, compared to its emissions level in 2009. “APL has steadily reduced its year-on-year carbon emissions and this demonstrates the company’s unyielding focus on sustainable shipping,” said Kenneth Glenn, APL President. APL attributed its carbon emissions reduction to improvements in operational efficiency, fleet and voyage optimization, technical improvements, as well as a more fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly fleet of vessels.

OOCL Takes Further Step Forward in GHG Reporting

(L-R) Mr. Stephen Ng, Director of Trades of OOCL received the verification certificates from John Rowley, Managing Director, Management Systems & Inspection Services of Lloyd’s Register Group. Photo: Orient Overseas Container Line Limited

In OOCL’s commitment to environmental protection and data integrity standards, we are pleased to announce that OOCL has taken a further step forward in our Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting by extending the scope to container terminals, namely Long Beach Container Terminal, LLC. (LBCT) in the United States and Kaohsiung Container Terminal (KAOCT) in Taiwan. Each year, OOCL ensures that such standards are consistent and upheld by certifying our environmental data through independent business assurance service providers.

DP World, India’s NIIF to Create USD 3 bln Investment Platform

Photo: DP World

The National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), India’s first sovereign wealth fund, and Dubai-based ports operator DP World have announced the creation of an investment platform to invest up to $3 billion in ports, terminals, transportation and logistics businesses in India. The partnership follows the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in May 2017 and the visit to India of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, in February 2016.

LR Verifies OOCL’s CO2 and SOx Emissions Data

OOCL’s emissions data reported into the BSR Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) verified as true and accurate by Lloyd's Register, supporting the operator’s commitment to reducing GHG emissions from their vessels. Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) is an integrated international container transportation company with a commitment to environmental care. Lloyd’s Register has confirmed that OOCL’s emissions data reported into the BSR CCWG Environmental Performance Metrics Assessment (EPMA) tool has been verified as true and accurate, supporting the leading operator’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from their vessels.

HK Shipowner OOCL Gains DNV Environmental Accreditation

Certificat Presentation: Photo credit OOCL

Hong Kong headquartered Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) attains certification on the accuracy and transparency of its environmental data disclosure. OOCL was accredited the certification for 2012 after going through an audit conducted by classification society Det Norske Veritas (DNV),  using the internationally recognized and accepted Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) verification standard to check for the carbon dioxide and sulphur oxides emissions of OOCL vessels.

UASC Wins Seatrade Award

Photo: United Arab Shipping Company (UASC)

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC)  has received the ‘Environmental Responsibility’ award and ‘The Shipping Company of the Year’ award at this year’s Seatrade Maritime Awards for Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa. UASC’s Chairman H.E. Dr. Nabeel Al-Almudi was also recognized for his contribution to the industry, being presented with ‘The Personality of the Year’ award on the night. These accolades are further acknowledgment of UASC’s position as a pioneer in the industry in terms of providing eco-efficient transport solutions for its global client base.

PSA's Port Inks Solar Deal with Sunseap

Photo: PSA Singapore

PSA Corporation and Sunseap Group Pte Ltd have signed a 21-year solar power purchase agreement that will enhance the eco-friendliness of the container port and ancillary buildings in PSA’s Singapore facilities. Sunseap will construct and install a 4 Megawatt peak solar system across five sites in PSA’s Singapore terminals, including terminal buildings, gates, maintenance base and workers’ dormitories at Pasir Panjang Terminal. Under the contract, Sunseap will install and maintain…

IMO Urged to Provide Access to Efficiency Data

Shipping Fuel Transparency Will Lower Emissions and Cut Costs. NGOs call on shipping industry regulator to drive down costs, trigger improved fuel efficiency and reduce ship GHG emissions through efficiency data transparency. Transport & Environment, Seas at Risk and Carbon War Room are urging the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) not to withhold data on ship efficiency and fuel consumption. The call for action follows moves by some industry groups to undermine initiatives…

Thomas Miller Acquires Brookes Bell

Photo: Thomas Miller

UK-based international provider of insurance services Thomas Miller has acquired international marine consultancy business Brookes Bell for an undisclosed sum. Brookes Bell is a marine technical and surveying consultancy with offices in Liverpool, London, Glasgow, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore. It has served the marine and energy industries since 1903, providing specialist services in areas including emergency response, casualty investigation, salvage and wreck removal operations, scientific cargo expertise, forensic engineering and expert witness services.

Largest UASC Ship Calls at Khorfakkan Terminal

Largest UASC vessel to date to call Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT)

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), a leading container shipping line and emerging global carrier, and Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately-owned, independent port operator based in the UAE, marked the maiden call of UASC’s 15,000 TEU M.V. Linah into Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT), at an event today. The M.V. Linah is the largest UASC vessel to call at Khorfakkan Port to date, and is one of the ships built as part of UASC’s advanced newbuilding program; worth over USD2.3 billion and comprising 17 ships to be delivered between November 2014 and 2016…

Crowley Orders ATB at Bollinger

(Image: Crowley)

Crowley Fuels LLC has signed a contract with Bollinger Shipyards for the construction of a new 100,000-barrel-capacity articulated tug-barge (ATB) to transport multiple clean petroleum products in the Alaska market. The Alaska-class vessel will be built at Bollinger Marine Fabricators Shipyard, in Amelia, La., with an expected delivery in the fourth quarter of 2019. The build contract includes an option for a second ATB. Once built and deployed, Crowley will operate the ATB under a long-term charter with Alaska-based Petro Star Inc.…

BP Deepwater Horizon Costs Balloon to $65 Billion

Response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon April 21, 2010 (File photo: U.S. Coast Guard)

BP said on Tuesday it would take a new charge over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill after again raising estimates for outstanding claims, lifting total costs to around $65 billion. The post-tax, non-operating $1.7-billion charge BP will take in its fourth quarter results came after claims resolved in recent months were about seven times higher than anticipated, the London-based company said. The claims were part of the Court Supervised Settlement Program that was set up in the wake of the disaster and included nearly 400,000 cases, BP said.

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