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European transboundary air pollution is slowly shrinking

For most European countries the biggest share of depositions of sulphur and nitrogen emanate from outside their own territory, and a significant share of the depositions originate from international shipping.
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Stop EU fossil tax subsidies to shipping

According to a new study by Transport & Environment (T&E), the EU gives more than EUR 24 billion per year in subsidies to the maritime sector ...
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Malaysia bans open-loop ship scrubbers

In a notice issued on 12 November to the shipping industry, Malaysia’s maritime department said ships are now prohibited from discharging wash water from open-loop scrubbers ...
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Big benefits of reducing ship speeds

The large positive effect that reduced speeds can have on ship GHG emissions is well known, but less attention has been given to other positive impacts on nature and human health.
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Environmental impacts of ship scrubbers

Untreated wash water from open-loop scrubbers contains heavy metals, aromatic hydrocarbons and soot particles, and scientific tests have shown harmful effects on marine organisms.
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UK aims for zero-emission ships by 2025

By 2050, the UK shipping sector must be emission-free, and starting 2025, new ships built for UK waters should be able to sail without emitting any greenhouse gases ...
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Call for moratorium on ship scrubbers

In May, ten international non-governmental organisations sent a letter to the IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim, calling for an immediate moratorium on the shipping industry’s use of scrubber technology ...
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Ship emissions debate continues

While slightly stricter energy efficiency targets for certain types of ships were agreed by the IMO in May, there was still no progress on introducing effective short-term measures to cut ships’ carbon emissions.
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REMPEC considering a Mediterranean ECA

On 11–13 June, the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC) met in Malta, to address negative effects on human health and ecosystems of maritime activities.
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The world’s largest electric ferry

On 15 August, the world’s largest all-electric ferry, Ellen, made its maiden voyage connecting the small island of Aerø to the port of Fynshav on Als in Denmark.
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