Low Carbon Shipping & Shipping in Changing Climates

A Research Led Consortium on Sustainable Shipping

 
 

Strategic Communications Manager, International Shipping vacancy at European Climate Foundation

The ECF’s Strategic Communications Team currently accepts applications for the role of Strategic Communications Manager, International Shipping, to work alongside the organisation’s Maritime & Arctic Programme and their “HFO Free Arctic” campaign to help increase demand for a cleaner shipping future.

Working as part of an international team of expert communicators, the successful candidate will provide strategic communications capacity to a wide network of partners, enabling them to run impactful communications campaigns, raise awareness around priority issues and create more space for action on the climate and wider environmental impacts of global shipping.

For more details please vist ECF website

SCC Conference 2016 papers now available

Papers from the third SCC conference held at the Newcastle University on the 10th & 11th November are now available. The conference brought together academics and industry to find ways to help shipping transition towards a low carbon future. Paper topics included data analysis and energy efficiency, low carbon design and technologies, modelling, alternative fuels, economics and policy of low carbon shipping. Full list of papers can be found in the publications section.

 

New Report suggests climate risks should not be left unchecked by major shipping banks

Enhanced due-diligence undertaken today by financiers, shipowners, and shareholders can help deliver long-term value and avoid losses by the mid-2020s

UMAS and Carbon War Room (CWR) have released research that suggests climate transition pathways pose risks to the banks that hold $400 billion of global shipping debt, and lays out the first approach to climate stress-testing of shipping assets. Navigating Decarbonisation: An approach to evaluate shipping’s risks and opportunities associated with climate change mitigation policy proposes that enhanced due-diligence undertaken today by financiers, shipowners, and shareholders can help deliver long-term value and avoid losses by the mid-2020s.

By examining outcomes of investment approaches in a range of future scenarios in the newbuild drybulk fleet (60,000–99,999 dwt), the research assesses whether the industry is exposed to climate policy-driven risks and how to manage these risks. This is the first known scenario analysis of decarbonisation risks in shipping.

The key takeaway from the report is for financiers and shipowners to be prepared and thus it is crucial to future-proof assets now and plan for flexibility from the onset, through for example, designing for future retrofits and using innovative financing mechanisms to deal with a variety of future scenarios. Scenario analysis that combines an integrated techno-economic assessment with a number of foreseeable policy scenarios can help navigate future uncertainties and help financiers and shipowners make more informed decisions about their assets.

The full report is available to download here.

 

Shipping in Changing Climates Conference 2017 - Call for papers and presentations

Timetabled to take place on the 4th and 5th September 2017, a week before the London International Shipping Week 2017, the Shipping in Changing Climates consortium’s fourth international conference in association with Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST), will present new research from academia and industry on the latest perspectives on shipping efficiency and emissions. Shipping in Changing Climates invites full papers, extended abstracts and presentations from both industry and academia in the following areas (but not limited to):

  • Modelling and analysis of the shipping system 
  • Trade and transport demand
  • Technologies & Operations
  • Logistics and supply chain
  • Policies for accelerating a transition to a low carbon shipping system
  • Finance, investment appraisal and removal of market barriers

For further details on topics click here

Please submit abstracts to Dr Nishatabbas Rehmatulla, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION EXTENDED DEADLINE: 18th July 2017 

PAPER AND/OR PRESENTATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 25th August 2017                                                            In association with
 

SCC Conference 2017 papers now available

Papers from the successful fourth SCC international conference in association with IMarEST held at UCL on the 4th & 5th September are now available. The conference brought together academics and industry to find ways to help shipping transition towards a low carbon future. Topics included data analysis and energy efficiency, low carbon design and technologies, modelling, alternative fuels, economics and policy of low carbon shipping. Full list of papers and presentations can be found in the publications section.

UCL Energy Institute RBSA study sheds light on the Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator and the challenges for policymakers in implementing MRV

UCL on behalf of the Royal Belgian Shipowners Association (RBSA) looked into the drivers of the indicator by carrying out a series of analyses on a set of owner-reported data, similar to the data that will be used to comply with the future legislation at IMO and EU MRV. As well as calculating the carbon emissions and values of Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator (EEOI) for ships in the RBSA’s owner’s fleets, the study decomposed the EEOI into sub-indices (technical and logistics factors) and in terms of the contribution of the laden, ballast and port segments to EEOI for 94 ships in the bulk carrier, chemical tanker, container, liquefied petroleum gas and oil tanker sectors over the period 2008-2014. This period saw a variation in market factors such as fuel prices and freight rates, which have influenced the way in which the ships were operated and has undoubtedly cascaded into changes in the EEOI over time.

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