With the IMO 2020 regulations now in effect there are now numerous questions on how best to regulate the new rules.
Port Technology International’s first e-Journal of 2020 explores the topic of sustainability in ports. Climate change is set to be a defining topic for the 2020s as awareness of its real-time impact is increasing.
Brexit will continue to dominate in 2020 but it is sustainability will rise to the top of the political agenda over the next decade and is an issue that affects all ports, according to the British Ports Association (BPA).
With the introduction of a global regulation on the sulphur (SOx) content of ship’s fuel to be introduced on 1 January 2020 the IMO has highlighted the ‘immense amount’ of proprietary work that will ensure the changeover goes smoothly.
The international shipping community has announced plans to create its first collaborative shipping research and development fund to eliminate CO2 emissions from shipping.
APM Terminals Gothenburg has launched a new climate strategy, Green Gothenburg Gateway, to support the port’s climate goal of reducing carbon emissions by 70% throughout the whole of the Gothenburg area by 2030.
Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) is setting the year 2040 as a target for the entire group to become carbon-neutral, the company announced on 2 December.
Norwegian MPC Container Ships and Hamburg-based Ahrenkiel Steamship have joined the Trident Alliance, an international network of shipping companies partnering for effective enforcement of sulphur regulations.