The May issue of Splash Extra launches today with exclusive news of Google-backed firms and their plans to track and publish to the general public emissions data for every ship trading around the globe. The American technology uses satellites and artificial intelligence and was originally developed to monitor and publish emission data from power plants, but is now being adapted to report individual ship emissions, something that will have massive ramifications for owners, shippers and regulators alike.
Commenting on today’s news Di Gilpin, founder of the Smart Green Shipping Alliance, a British design house, said: “Shipowners should brace for an era of unprecedented transparency of their carbon footprint.”
Elsewhere in the latest Splash Extra, which is set for distribution across Oslo during next week’s Nor-Shipping event, there is heated debate on the merits of vessel speed limit regulation, while this issue’s big interview is a sit-down chat with one of shipping’s most interesting investors, Paul Over.
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