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

Webinar: Emerging alternative ship fuels – focus on methanol and biofuels

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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.

16 November 2023

DNV and partners conclude phase 1 of EMRED JIP, agreeing on new framework for GHG reduction on offshore vessels

DNV and 14 partners have concluded phase 1 of the Emission Reduction (EMRED) Joint Industry Project (JIP), developing a monitoring and reporting framework to quantitively assess greenhouse emissions (GHG) from the offshore wind segment. In November, phase 2 of the project will entail testing the framework by including more offshore vessel types and gathering more data.

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07 September 2023

Shipping in ‘decisive decade’ to meet tighter emission targets

Faced with tough competition for greener fuels from other sectors, new 2030 maritime emission targets hang in the balance. According to the latest edition of DNV‘s Maritime Forecast to 2050 the shipping industry will find it challenging to secure enough supply of carbon-neutral fuels. The report emphasizes the need to consider all alternative approaches to reducing emissions and to take action now to secure future success.

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21 June 2023

CSSC and DNV unveil Future Ship Joint Innovation Centre in Shanghai

Leading classification society DNV and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), the world’s leading shipbuilding group, have established a Future Ship Joint Innovation Centre in Shanghai. The Centre will allow both companies to cooperate on ship and offshore field technical innovation, advance in decarbonization and digitalization transformation, and provide technical support and solutions to the maritime industry.

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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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Maritime Forecast to 2050, 2023 edition

The latest edition of Maritime Forecast to 2050 provides a deep dive into shipping’s decarbonization journey. The report explores some key themes, such as latest targets and regulations from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and European Union (EU), the future availability of carbon-neutral fuels, some key energy efficiency technologies which can deliver short-term decarbonization results, and the role of green shipping corridors in accelerating the uptake of carbon-neutral fuels.

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Operational Vessel Data (OVD) standard

Strong advocates for the implementation of an open industry standard for reporting operational data in the maritime sector, DNV's OVD is a widely used data standard for reporting log abstracts and other operational data from vessels. This whitepaper provides an in-depth look into the standard and the related OVD Data Service, from its history, objectives, and scope – to use cases, benefits, and how to get started.

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Biofuels in Shipping

This report explores the potential role of biofuels in the decarbonization of the maritime industry. The report provides an overview of the regulatory status of biofuels, gives practical advice around how to use biofuels in ships and maps the potential production of biofuels in the future.

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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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MRV – Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (EU and UK)

Overview, Monitoring Plan, reporting, Verification of data, FAQs and more

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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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Digitalization in maritime industry

Learn more about DNV’s many digitalized services, including DATE, electronic certificates, smart survey bookings and cyber security solutions

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