• 2019 June 18 13:02

    Major shipping banks to launch the Poseidon Principles in line with IMO’s Greenhouse Gas strategy

     

    Eleven major shipping banks, supported by a number of industry strategic partners including Lloyd’s Register (LR), will launch the Poseidon Principles – a pioneering set of principles that will integrate climate considerations into lending decisions in line with IMO’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) strategy.

    Poseidon Principles will give owners and operators more opportunity and freedom to explore different technologies and projects to decarbonise, knowing there will be financial incentives to support their success. As a global framework, the Principles will establish a common baseline to quantitatively assess and disclose whether financial institutions’ lending portfolios are in line with adopted climate goals.

    The 11 founding signatories represent a bank loan portfolio of approximately $100 bn and around 20% of global ship finance.

    The Principles, which will promote responsible environmental stewardship and socially responsible behaviour throughout the maritime value chain, have been established in collaboration with leading industry players including A.P.Møller Mærsk, Cargill, Euronav and Lloyd’s Register – the only classification society to have worked on the framework. They have been developed with support from the Global Maritime Forum (GMF), Rocky Mountain Institute and University College London Energy Institute.

    The Poseidon Principles are applicable to lenders, relevant lessors, and financial guarantors including export credit agencies and will be implemented in internal policies, procedures and standards and applied in all credit products secured by vessels that fall under the purview of the IMO. They will also aim to support other initiatives developed to address climate, environment, and social risks, such as the Principles for Responsible Banking, Energy Transitions Commission, and the Task Force of Climate-Related Financial Disclosures.

    Founding Signatories include Citi, Société Générale, DNB, ABN Amro, Credit Agricole CIB, Danish Ship Finance, Danske Bank, DVB, ING and Nordea.

    To meet the IMO’s initial GHG 2050 strategy, which prescribes that the maritime industry must reduce the total annual GHG emissions by at least 50% of 2008 levels by 2050, zero-emission vessels (ZEVs) need to be in place by 2030. In January 2019, LR, a strategic partner of the Global Maritime Forum, launched its ‘Zero-Emission Vessels Transition Pathways’ study which outlines what is needed to enable the transition, both at the ship and supply infrastructure level.

    Accompanied by previous LR and UMAS studies, including Low Carbon Pathways 2050 (in conjunction with Shipping in Changing Climates) and Zero-Emission Vessels 2030, LR is uniquely positioned to provide expertise to the Signatories of the Poseidon Principles, ensuring that lending decisions protect and help those who are planning to finance, design or build a ship in the 2020s and who will need to consider how their ships can switch to non-fossil fuel later in its operational life.

    Alastair Marsh, Lloyd’s Register CEO, said: “Zero-emission vessels must enter the fleet by 2030 at the latest if the maritime industry is to successfully meet the IMO ambitions of at least 50% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050. The 2020s will be a critical decade for not only piloting and prototyping new fuel types and energy sources but also building future fuel supply chains. The introduction of the Poseidon Principles demonstrates that ship finance is determined to support shipping’s decarbonisation challenge across the maritime value chain and also support other factors such as the energy transition. As a strategic member of the GMF, Lloyd’s Register is committed to working with all the Poseidon Principles partners to support the evolution of this landmark initiative.”

    Michael Parker, Global Industry Head of Shipping & Logistics at Citi and Chair of the Poseidon Principles drafting committee, said: “As banks, we recognise that our role in the shipping industry enables us to promote responsible environmental stewardship throughout the global maritime value chain. The Poseidon Principles will not only serve our institutions to improve decision making at a strategic level but will also shape a better future for the shipping industry and our society.”

    Søren Toft, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of A.P. Møller-Mærsk, said: “Shipping’s decarbonisation will require unparalleled innovation. A modern ship is a highly capital-intensive asset with a typical life span of 25-30 years. To deliver on ambitious climate targets, zero-emission vessels will need to enter the fleet by 2030. This leaves us only ten years to develop the new marine fuels, propulsion technologies and infrastructures that will be required. The Poseidon Principles will help us catalyse this transition.”




2019 December 13

15:12 Polarcus awarded 10-month acquisition program offshore Brazil
14:32 Rotterdam Port Fund invests in Fleet Cleaner
14:11 Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore Norway
13:43 Moín Container Terminal reaches 1 million TEUs
13:31 New container terminal opens in northern Italy
13:05 Aker Solutions to provide subsea production system for phase two of Aker BP's Ærfugl
12:30 Jifmar Offshore Services acquires Delta Marine
12:04 SBM Offshore signs FPSO Sepetiba contracts
11:30 Abu Dhabi Ports announces AED 4Bn expansion projects at Khalifa Port on its 7th Anniversary
11:27 Damen signs contract with Cotecmar for DTC hydrographic research vessel
11:12 WMU and EMSA cooperate on capacity building and research
11:03 SAL Heavy Lift becomes world’s first to equip vessels with new hydrogen / methanol injection technology
10:48 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 245,000 tonnes of cargo in 11M’2019, down 20.7% Y-o-Y
10:34 Overseas Shipholding Group and American Shipping Company jointly announce extension of tanker charters
10:24 WMU President reports to the IMO Assembly
09:59 Kawasaki Heavy Industries launches the world's first liquefied hydrogen carrier
09:43 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, December 13
09:29 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.65% to $64.62, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.52% to $59.49
09:13 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,388 points

2019 December 12

18:36 EBRD finances Tekirdag port on Turkey’s Sea of Marmara
18:05 Dutch Drone Delta established with Port of Rotterdam Authority support
17:51 Port of Southampton continues infrastructure investment with £3m crane
17:30 Baltic Workboats shipyard delivers 19 WP Oilrec workboat
17:05 The European Federation of Inland Ports welcomes the Green Deal for Europe
16:46 MOL orders 2 next-generation 'EeneX' coal carriers
16:43 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-Nov’2019 fell by 21% Y-o-Y to 10.20 million tonnes
16:26 Klaipėda LNG terminal welcomed three large and four small LNG vessels in November
16:05 Air quality sensor in the Port of Rotterdam checks sulphur emissions from shipping
15:57 Throughput of port Vyborg in Jan-Nov’2019 fell by 35% Y-o-Y to 1.12 million tonnes
15:34 Alewijnse wins electrical contracts for two additional Combi Freighters at Damen Yichang Shipyard
15:00 Throughput of port Vysotsk in Jan-Nov'2019 climbed by 6% Y-o-Y to 17.90 million tonnes
14:36 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches dry cargo carrier Pola Anastasia of Project RSD59
14:12 CMA CGM announces FAK Reefer Rates from North Europe to Asia and Middle East
13:53 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:31 NLNG signs sales deal with Vitol SA
13:12 Austal USA delivers USNS Puerto Rico to U.S. NAVY
12:49 Throughput of port Primorsk in Jan-Nov’2019 grew by 16% Y-o-Y to 56.25 million tonnes
12:24 Lead nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220, Arktika, left for sea trials
12:00 ABS publishes Fuel Cell Guidance to support industry decarbonization objectives
11:38 Port of Ust-Luga handled 95.31 million tonnes in 11M’18, up 6% Y-o-Y
11:13 Throughput of Port St. Petersburg in 11M'2019 grew by 2% to 55.01 million tonnes
11:10 Verifavia Shipping undertakes IHM services for 29 Attica Group vessels
10:56 Wärtsilä to divest its ELAC Nautik business
10:49 Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) in 11M’2019 fell by 9.4% Y-o-Y to 30 million tonnes
10:26 TransContainer dispatched test train from Korea to Poland
10:05 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 12
09:47 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.41% to $63.98, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.14% to $58.84
09:31 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,460 points
09:08 Viking Line’s new vessel to be equipped with Climeon Heat Power System
08:12 Nautilus Labs becomes new Inmarsat fleet data application provider

2019 December 11

18:33 Kongsberg and the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue join forces to develop new SAR solutions
18:03 DOF Subsea secures integrated FSV contract in Africa
17:50 NCSP Group's consolidated cargo turnover for 10 months of 2019 totaled 121.2 million tons
17:32 Equinor completes the acquisition of a 50 % interest in the offshore wind development project Bałtyk I in Poland from Polenergia
17:25 LNG in the era of decarbonization: the 6th International LNG Congress 2020 brings up environmental questions
17:13 Port Houston sets new records at container terminals in November 2019
16:54 World's first liquefied hydrogen carrier SUISO FRONTIER launches building an international hydrogen energy supply chain aimed at carbon-free society
16:32 Seaspan Shipyards delivers its second offshore fisheries science vessel to the Canadian Coast Guard
16:13 Port of Virginia сargo volume up nearly 4% in November 2019
15:49 Throughput of port Taganrog in 11M'2019 fell by 7% to 2.59 million tonnes