Concerned that cheating on vehicle emissions could be prevalent across the automobile industry, regulators in the United States and Canada are significantly expanding their on-the-road emissions tests to cover all makes and models of diesel cars.
Annual reporting from BSR's Clean Cargo Working Group indicates that average CO2 emissions per container per kilometer for global ocean transportation routes have declined by 8.4 percent from 2013 to 2014 and by more than 29 percent since 2009.
The International Chamber of Shipping says that the shipping and bunker refining industries should recognize that the global 0.5-percent sulfur-in-fuel cap, currently set to go into effect in 2025, may be implemented worldwide by 2020.
Cost remains the top driver of sustainability management initiatives, followed by regulations and investor/stakeholder pressure, according to Ecova's second annual survey, 2015 Energy and Sustainability Predictions: Findings from Leading Professionals.
The International Maritime Organization's Marine Environment Protection Committee has reached agreement on the entry into force date of new, stricter requirements for ships' emission of nitrogen oxide (NOx) in emission control area.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the availability of $4m in grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing emissions from marine and inland water ports, many of which are in areas that face environmental justice challenges.