04 April 2016

Shipping’s only legally binding climate measure is not stimulating the uptake of new technologies or driving efficiency improvements, according to a new independent study.

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18 March 2015

The aim of this study is to analyse how the design efficiency of ships has changed over time. More specifically, this report answers the following questions:

1. What is the relationship between the EEDI and the EIV?

2. How has the EIV of ships that have entered the fleet since 2009 changed and how have changes in the EIV been achieved?

28 February 2012

Speed controls on shipping could save billions in lower ship fuel bills, cut air pollution and enable the shipping industry to play a full part in tackling climate change according to a new report.

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15 February 2012

This report, written at the request of the several members of the CSC, studies the impacts of vessel speed on emissions, technical constraints and other experiences with slow steaming and current speed regulations. Moreover, it analyses the legal feasibility of regulated slow steaming, the feasibility of implementation, possible policy designs, and the associated social costs and benefits of such an approach.


08 February 2012

Scientists have discovered that noise emitted from ships can cause chronic stress to whales, a problem that is particularly heightened around busy shipping lanes.

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01 February 2012

Shipping is responsible for a very substantial part of total global emissions of CO2, yet at present there are no targets for limiting or reducing these emissions. Seas At Risk is working at United Nations and EU level to change this situation and ensure that appropriately stringent global targets and effective reduction measures are adopted.

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05 October 2011
Slow steaming as a tool to reduce green house gases and other air emissions from the shipping sector was given the green light by industry and environmental groups at a seminar hosted by SAR and T&E this week.  

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04 October 2011

Seas At Risk and Transport & Environment seminar on ship speed limits - latest findings.

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24 March 2010

A new Seas At Risk report assessing the potential of the shipping industry to cut its GHG emissions has concluded that if the main fleet sectors make full use of existing fleet overcapacity they could reduce emissions by as much as a third.

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15 January 2009

Global shipping emits over 3% of manmade greenhouse gases. In order to contribute to reducing emissions and keeping the temperature rise well below 2 ºC, it needs to reduce its absolute emissions. A large number of measures may contribute to this, of which lowering the speed is an important one.