Free Porn
23.9 C
Friday, July 19, 2024
Home News European Union confirms world’s first green shipping fuels law

European Union confirms world’s first green shipping fuels law

The European Union (EU) passed the world's first green transportation fuel law, according to which vessels will be required to use more sustainable fuels, with at least 2% of the bloc’s shipping fuels will need to come from e-fuels derived from renewable electricity by 2034 at the latest.

With negotiations at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) running, the European Federation for Transport and Environment, commonly referred to as Transport & Environment (T&E) believes this signals the beginning of the end for dirty shipping fuels and should become a motivation for other countries around the globe.

"Today's decision marks the beginning of the end of dirty fuels in shipping. The EU is charting the way with the most ambitious package of green shipping laws ever adopted. This success should inspire other countries to do the same," stated Delphine Gozillon, sustainable shipping officer at T&E.

The EU’s FuelEU Maritime law was agreed upon on 22 March by all the EU bodies and member states.

T&E said e-fuels are one of the only options shipping has to decarbonise, where direct electrification for many vessels is not possible. However, the group warns that loopholes risk letting biofuels and low-carbon fuels in the backdoor.

T&E has called on the European Union to fix these when it revises the law by 2028.

Transport & Environment noted that the final deal also contains stricter greenhouse gas intensity goals, as well as a bonus for using green e-fuels until 2035, known as the "multiplier of two." This should make e-fuels more appealing to use once the rule goes into effect in 2025.

Latest Posts

Two tankers on fire in Singapore after collision

Fire broke out on two tankers in Singapore waters today (19 July). The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said that at 6.15am...

MSC commences inaugural flight from Milan to Hong Kong

MSC Air Cargo has announced the launch of its first commercial flight from Italy's Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). The...

Evergreen vessel marks draft-record in Zeebrugge

Evergreen's container vessel Ever Greet successfully docked in the West Flanders port in Zeebrugge, Belgium on 17 July. Below the water level, the boxship of...

India launches maritime centre

India's Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways (MoPSW) is establishing the India Maritime Centre (IMC), a significant initiative under the Maritime India Vision 2030. In...

Maersk applies new PSS from Tunisia to West Africa

Maersk is introducing a Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) for all dry containers from Tunisia to West Africa destinations effective from 2 August. The Peak Season...