To meet the industry’s shared ambitions to reduce GHG emissions, shipowners and managers must comply with an increasingly strict and complex regulatory environment.

The scope, intensity and complexity of today’s maritime regulatory environment has never been more challenging. 

With the 6th IPCC Assessment Report on climate change urging rapid action on climate change, owners and operators can expect increasingly strict limits on carbon emissions to come into force over the next decade. From sweeping global regulations to restrictions enforced by local port authorities, shipowners must not only comply with existing regulations but prepare for a future likely to include carbon taxes or regionally enforced emissions trading schemes.

Decarbonization regulations
Business-critical decisions are increasingly shaped by new environmental requirements. The savvy operator must master both the present and the future
Eirik Nyhus, Director Environment, DNV

Maritime Impact podcasts

Podcast: What did we learn about CII and SEEMP+ at MEPC76?

In this episode, host Eirik Nyhus analyses the US greenhouse gas policy and how the return to a climate-friendly approach could affect the shipping industry.

Podcast: Taking a closer look at EEXI after MEPC 76

This episode looks at the details of the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) discussed at the MEPC 76 and what is means for the industry

Podcast: Navigating shipping's latest environmental regulations

Host Eirik Nyhus discusses the policy landscape, why these changes are taking place, and the additional pressures that shipping businesses are facing as the industry moves towards a decarbonized future

Podcast: Navigating shipping's latest environmental regulations

Host Eirik Nyhus explores the EU's latest package of greenhouse gas regulations and how the Fit for 55 decarbonization project will affect the shipping business.

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