News, publications, webinars, videos, podcasts, and more on decarbonization in shipping.

On demand webinar: MEPC 79 in focus – Revising future GHG ambitions (Dec 2022)

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The 2022 edition offers practical advice and solutions as shipping’s carbon reduction trajectories rapidly head towards zero

On demand: Alternative Fuels Online Conference 2022

Expert insights into current and future fuels. Access the recording of the conference and related presentations.

On-demand webinar: Alternative ship fuels – status and outlook (April 2022)

Covering the most relevant alternative fuel options, such as LNG, methanol, biofuels, and ammonia plus recommendations for the fuel selection

05 January 2023

DNV and RSI launch Baltic and North Sea green fleet renewal study

DNV and the Responsible Shipping Initiative (RSI), an alliance of Swedish dry bulk charterers, have launched a feasibility study to develop a commercial framework for orders of green-fuelled newbuilds to decarbonize the sea transport supply chain in the Baltic and North Sea areas and beyond. With this project, the RSI members aim to reduce their Scope 3 emissions and meet their sustainability targets in response to growing market demands and regulatory reporting requirements on environmental performance across the value chain.

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05 July 2022

DNV recognizes Arcadia Shipmanagement’s Aegean Myth as the first verified SEEMP III vessel

Classification society DNV presented Arcadia Shipmanagement Co Ltd. with a certificate recognizing their vessel Aegean Myth as the first vessel globally to have a SEEMP III manual. The Ship Operational Carbon Intensity Plan or SEEMP Part III, is part of IMO’s strategy to reduce shipping’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and a verified SEEMP Part III must be kept on board from 1 January 2023.

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08 June 2022

Posidonia 2022: HGS, HMD and DNV present results of Green Tankers JIP

In a joint technical seminar held during the Posidonia trade fair, shipyard Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD), ship service company Hyundai Global Service (HGS), and classification society DNV presented the results of a joint industry project (JIP) on eco-friendly marine solutions that can help shipowners and managers to comply with tightening environmental regulations. The results of the second phase of the “Green tankers towards 2050” project explores the possible options for a 50,000 DWT MR tanker to comply with incoming IMO & EU greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations over the lifetime of the vessel.

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30 January 2023

IMO Sub-committee On Ship Design And Construction (SDC 9)

The 9th session of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC 9) was held from 23 to 27 January. SDC 9 agreed to extend the requirements for on-board emergency towing devices to all ships over 20,000 gross tonnage to reduce the risk of drifting and grounding in case of an emergency. A revision of the interim explanatory notes to the Safe Return to Port requirements were initiated, intending to improve unified implementation of the concept that passenger ships shall be able to return safely to port after a fire or flooding casualty.

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23 January 2023

EU ETS: Preliminary agreement to include shipping in the EU’s Emission Trading System from 2024

The EU’s legislative bodies have reached an agreement on including shipping in its Emission Trading System (EU ETS). Subject to final adoption, ships above 5000 GT transporting cargo or passengers for commercial purposes in the EU will be required to acquire and surrender emission allowances for their CO2 emissions from 2024. Offshore ships will be included from 2027. This statutory news summarizes the current information on EU ETS.

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10 June 2022

IMO update: Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 78)

The 78th session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 78) was held remotely from 6 to 10 June 2022. Highlights included the finalization of technical guidelines for the upcoming EEXI, CII and SEEMP regulations; approval of a proposal for a sulphur emission control area (SECA) in the Mediterranean Sea; and further discussions on the revision of the IMO GHG Strategy scheduled for 2023, and future technical and market-based measures.

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24 March 2022

SEEMP Part III and the upcoming SEEMP Generator from DNV

Since 2019 ships of 5,000 GT and above have been reporting their fuel oil consumption data mandated by the IMO DCS. From 2023, cargo, cruise and RoPax ships must calculate CII with a required rating of C or better. This means some ships will have to improve their carbon intensity. A verified Ship Operational Carbon Intensity Plan, or SEEMP Part III, is to be kept on board from 1 January 2023 to document how you plan to achieve your CII targets. This statutory news provides an update on the SEEMP Part III and recommends next steps.

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29 November 2021

IMO update: Marine Environment Protection Committee – MEPC 77

The 77th session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 77) was held remotely from 22 to 26 November 2021. Highlights include recognition of the need to strengthen the ambitions in the IMO GHG Strategy, adoption of a resolution urging for the use of distillates or other cleaner fuels or technologies to reduce emission of black carbon in or near the Arctic, and revised guidelines on exhaust gas cleaning systems.

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Seafarer training and skills for decarbonized shipping

The report offer an initial assessment of the impacts decarbonization of the international shipping industry will have on crewmembers. Collaboration and engagement between stakeholders involved in the Maritime Just Transition Task Force and its Global Industry Peer Learning Group contributed to the development of this study. DNV’s GHG Pathway model was used to model three different decarbonization scenarios, as well as to assess the effect on the number of seafarers in need of additional training to support shipping’s decarbonization.

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Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen in conversation with industry leaders

Watch the SpotlightOnShipping interview series which brings together leaders from across shipping to tackle some of the most pressing industry challenges

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Maritime Impact podcasts

Podcast: How are environmental regulations shaping the shipping market?

Host Eirik Nyhus is joined by market analyst Jakub Walenkiewicz to discuss how upcoming and future decarbonization regulations are affecting the shipping market and why to stop trading in certain areas is not an option.

Podcast: Inside shipping’s decarbonization with IMO’s Sveinung Oftedal

Eirik Nyhus, DNV’s Director – Environment for Maritime, is joined by Sveinung Oftedal, a highly respected key voice in the IMO’s journey towards decarbonization.

Podcast: How can regulators push green fuel availability?

This episode explores how shipping regulators can improve the availability of zero-carbon fuel solutions. Host Eirik Nyhus is joined by the lead author of DNV’s Maritime Forecast to 2050, Eirik Ovrum, to analyse the strategies available.

Podcast: Towards 2030: EU Fit for 55 – the latest developments

Host Eirik Nyhus returns to the topic of the EU’s Fit for 55 package, widely seen as its plan for decarbonization. Eirik reviews the latest maritime regulatory discussions, covering each of the four key shipping regulations.

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The SEEMP Part III is intended to help companies achieve the required CII.

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CII – Carbon Intensity Indicator

The CII measures how efficiently a ship transports goods or passengers and is given in grams of CO2 emitted per cargo-carrying capacity and nautical mile

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Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index

The EEXI is to be verified and a new Energy Efficiency Certificate issued no later than the first annual IAPP survey on or after 1 January 2023

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Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (EU and UK)

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LNG as marine fuel

DNV has supported the development of LNG as fuel since the infancy of the use of LNG as marine fuel

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