Newbuilding orders already placed and Approval in Principle on novel fuel/technology projects

Hello Queseanians,

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has set targets for reducing GHG emissions from ships, which require proactive action from the industry. As the shipping industry starts to respond to the expected GHG strategy measures, the following data is provided by IACS members to an MSC 107 paper proposal and shows the trends in the novel fuel/technologies per ship type.

A. The following newbuilding orders already placed/expression of interests.

Technology/fuel Total number of ship (SOLAS ships only) Ship type(s)
Methanol 72 Chemical Tanker, Bulk Carrier, Gas Carrier, Containership, Passenger Ship, Oil Tanker, General Cargo Ship, Dredge
Ammonia 68 Bulk Carrier, Tug, Gas Carrier, Containership, Tanker (crude, product and gas)
Methanol and Ammonia Ready 32 Containership, LPG Carrier, Pure car Truck Carrie
Hydrogen 11 Tug, Bulk Carrier, Oil Tanker, Liquefied Hydrogen Carrier, Cruise Ship, Miscellaneous
Fuel Cell 9 Car Carrier, Dredger, Passenger Ship, Cruise ship
Batteries 111 Oil Tanker, Ro-Ro Passenger Ship, General Cargo ship, Dry bulker, Others
Wind 14 Bulk Carrier, General Cargo Ship, Ro-Ro Cargo ship
Biofuel Capable 5 Miscellaneous, Oil Tanker

Approval in Principle has been issued for the following fuel/technology projects

Technology/fuel Total number of designs Ship type(s)
Methanol 13 Chemical Tanker, Oil Tanker, Containership, Bulk carrier, Hopper Dredger
Ammonia 28 Car Carrier, Bulk Carrier, Tug, Gas Carrier, Containership, NH3 carrier
Ammonia Ready 12 Gas Carrier, Bulk Carrier, Oil Tanker
Hydrogen 13 Liquefied Hydrogen Carrier
Hydrogen ready 6 Applicable to all Ship types
Fuel Cell 19 Applicable to all Ship types
Batteries 31 Applicable to all Ship types
Wind 19 Bulk Carrier, Containership
Biofuel Capable 12 Applicable to all Ship types

Hi @Stela.Spiraj

Does IMO has regulations to adress the risks of fuels such as ammonia, methanol, etc.?