Shipping must have ‘well-to-wake’ emissions standards, says WSC

The World Shipping Council wants the maritime industry to use a ‘well-to-wake’ measure for ships’ emissions, rather than a simple CO2 measure at the stack. It’s a good point.

Ocean shipping firms will do only as much as is required. And the current picture based on the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s CII regulations, doesn’t require taking account of emission sources in the supply chain of fuels, or the greenhouse effect of process emissions such as methane leaks.

IMO’s own study shows that LNG may reduce smokestack emissions, but total greenhouse emissions are even greater than conventional fuel oil.

By Charlie Bartlett, Technology Editor 26/08/2022

Shipping must have ‘well-to-wake’ emissions standards, says WSC – The Loadstar

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