DynaLiners Daily – Pathways becoming clearer
Earlier this week, the International Maritime Organisation announced its draft amendments to the MARPOL convention would require ships to combine a technical and an operational approach to reduce their carbon intensity. The draft amendments will now be put forward for formal adoption at MEPC 76 session, to be held during 2021.
Hot on the heels of the announcement, Maersk Line, the world’s largest carrier, indicated that it is not going to be joining with other carriers, notably CMA CGM, in transitioning a significant portion of its fleet to LNG. The Danish giant instead has put its faith in the development of future carbon neutral fuels.
So far, 2020 has seen a number of carriers either committing to or indicating their desired pathway towards reduced emissions and/or carbon neutrality. As such, pathways are becoming clearer but much remains up in the air.