Jonathan Saul

Exclusive: European allies pushed back when Trump sanctioned Iran’s banks

01 Dec 2020

FRANKFURT/LONDON Germany, France and Britain urged the Trump administration in late October to reconsider broad, new sanctions against Iran’s banks, arguing that the move would deter legitimate humanitarian trade and hurt the allies’ common interests, diplomatic correspondence shows.

UPDATE 5-Oil tanker hit by blast at Saudi terminal, Saudi Arabia confirms

26 Nov 2020

LONDON/DUBAI, Nov 25 An explosion damaged a Greek-managed tanker at a Saudi Arabian terminal on the Red Sea just north of the Yemeni border, the ship's manager said on Wednesday, in an attack confirmed by Saudi Arabia.

UN approves extra steps to curb shipping emissions

17 Nov 2020

LONDON The United Nations shipping agency on Tuesday approved measures to boost energy efficiency in vessels as part of efforts to reduce the industry's carbon footprint, a UN spokeswoman said.

Time to launch carbon plan for shipping is now, industry says

11 Nov 2020

LONDON, Nov 11 The shipping industry must act now in order to meet U.N. targets to cut carbon emissions by 2050, leading officials said on Wednesday, ahead of a meeting next week that will seek to advance a plan.

First wave of ships explore green hydrogen as route to net zero

30 Oct 2020

LONDON Developers across the world are for the first time testing the use of hydrogen to power ships as the maritime industry races to find technologies to cut emissions and confidence grows the fuel is safe to use commercially.

Cargill looks to use wind to cut carbon in shipping

28 Oct 2020

LONDON Cargill, one of the world's biggest charterers of ships, is working with technology partners to fit sails on vessels in its fleet to cut carbon emissions through harnessing wind power, the U.S. agribusiness group said on Wednesday.

Arctic headache for ship insurers as routes open up

27 Oct 2020

LONDON When Captain Will Whatley guides a ship through Arctic waters, he is starkly aware of what can go wrong.

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