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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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On demand: Alternative Fuels Online Conference 2022

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07 June 2023

DNV presents AiP for NoGAPS ammonia-powered gas carrier design

Classification society DNV has awarded the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping in collaboration with Nordic Green Ammonia Powered Ships (NoGAPS) partners BW Epic Kosan, Yara, MAN Energy Solutions, Wärtsilä, Global Maritime Forum and Breeze Ship Design an Approval in Principle (AiP) for the design of an ammonia-powered gas carrier – the M/S NoGAPS. The certificates were presented during the Nor-Shipping trade fair at the DNV stand.

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31 May 2023

DNV puts Recommended Practice on public hearing to drive transparency and accuracy on vessel technical performance

Oslo, Norway, 31 May 2023: DNV is set to launch a Recommended Practice (RP) offering a new, accurate and transparent method for measuring, evaluating, and verifying the technical performance of ships in service. This RP is a direct response to the growing regulatory and commercial pressures within the shipping industry to decarbonize operations and establish a standardized, verifiable procedure for evaluating vessel efficiency.

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27 April 2023

GCMD completes study and readies stakeholders for first ship-to-ship pilot to transfer ammonia in Singapore

The Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) and its appointed consultant, DNV Maritime Advisory (DNV) supported by Surbana Jurong (SJ) and the Singapore Maritime Academy (SMA) at the Singapore Polytechnic (SP), have completed an ammonia bunkering safety study that was commissioned in January 2022. The risks identified for conducting pilots in the Port of Singapore were found to be low or mitigable, thus paving the way for a pilot project to take place at three identified sites.

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26 April 2023

DNV joins Standards working group on methanol bunkering as interest in low-carbon fuels for shipping surges

DNV has joined a working group on methanol bunkering, managed by the Standards Development Organisation at Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC-SDO), the classification society announced at Singapore Maritime Week. The multi-stakeholder working group will develop a Technical Reference (TR) for methanol bunkering for Singapore, the world’s largest bunkering hub.

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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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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

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