Cerup-Simonsen B.,Maersk Maritime Technology |
De Kat J.O.,Maersk Maritime Technology |
Jakobsen O.G.,Maersk Maritime Technology |
Pedersen L.R.,Maersk Maritime Technology |
And 2 more authors.
Transactions - Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers | Year: 2010
The paper describes the unique combination of technical and operational measures aimed at making a large shipping fleet among the most environmentally focused while ensuring cost-effective operation. These measures are in line with a recently established environmental strategy that applies to the shipping fleet. With the focus on Greenhouse Gases (GHG), CO 2 emission levels and foreseen future trends are provided on the basis of the developments for existing vessels and planned new-buildings, with particular focus on container vessels and tankers. Due to the introduction of new technology, a modernized fleet and focus on fuel efficiency in design and operations, emission levels have decreased significantly over the past years. Despite acknowledging the importance of NOx, SOx and particulate matter as GHG emissions, these are not for primary source consideration in this paper since CO 2 is the main issue in terms of GHG for large shipping companies.