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Shipping’s decarbonisation to cost over $1 trillion
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Shipping’s decarbonisation to cost over $1 trillion

At least $1 trillion of capital investment in land-based and ship-related infrastructure is required to halve international shipping’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the IMO’s 2050 target. A new study by UMAS* and the Energy Transitions Commission for the Getting to Zero Coalition has found that an investment of up to $1.9 trillion over the...

The year that shipping got smart?
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The year that shipping got smart?

The past year has been dominated by news of weakening economies, rising geopolitical tensions and increased uncertainty about global trade. Stir in the latest climate science and the urgency of investing in a brighter future is clear. Amidst the seeming chaos there is opportunity for those with the vision to tackle today’s problems. Newly appointed...

Industry leaders join forces on ammonia-fuelled tanker project
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Industry leaders join forces on ammonia-fuelled tanker project

MISC Berhad, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), Lloyd’s Register (LR) and MAN Energy Solutions have announced that they will work together on a joint development project (JDP) for an ammonia-fuelled tanker to support shipping’s drive towards a decarbonised future. The creation of the alliance has been motivated by the partners’ shared belief that the maritime industry...

Safe Bulkers signs scrubber service agreement with Alfa Laval
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Safe Bulkers signs scrubber service agreement with Alfa Laval

Greek dry bulk operator Safe Bulkers has signed a long-term agreement with Alfa Laval to service its 20 PureSox scrubber systems that were purchased from Alfa Laval in 2018. Safe Bulkers ordered PureSOx retrofits for 12 Post-Panamax vessels, 6 Kamsarmax vessels and 2 Capesize vessels, with deliveries running until March 2020. Almost 15 of those...

The missing link in vessel performance
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The missing link in vessel performance

The shipping industry has stepped up its investment in digital tools and technologies to optimise ship performance, cut costs, and tackle shipping’s contribution to global climate change, but CEO of Norwegian technology company Miros believes some companies are missing an important trick. “We see a lot of investment in equipment like propellers and coatings, better...

NTNU launches zero-emission waterbus concept, Zeabuz
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NTNU launches zero-emission waterbus concept, Zeabuz

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has announced the launch of a new company, Zeabuz, that will build mobility solutions to reduce emissions of vehicles using waterways. The climate crisis means that there will be great demand for smart, climate-friendly mobility solutions worldwide. NTNU has been researching ship control and autonomy for many...

The ins and outs of scrubbers with Yara Marine
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The ins and outs of scrubbers with Yara Marine

Answers by M.Sc. Chem. Eng. Anders M. Sørheim How important is material quality when selecting a scrubber system? If the intention of a scrubber installation is to operate the scrubber for the lifetime of the vessel, assuming a minimum of 10 years, then the material quality is imperative. A study performed by the American stainless-steel...

Shipping community announces $5bn fund to eliminate CO2 emissions
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Shipping community announces $5bn fund to eliminate CO2 emissions

The international shipping community has announced plans to form a new non-governmental Research & Development organisation to eliminate CO2 emissions from shipping and accelerate the development of commercially viable zero-carbon emission ships by the early 2030s. The proposal includes core funding from shipping companies across the world of approximately USD 5 billion over a 10-year...

Shell Marine launches IT platform for oil analysis programme
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Shell Marine launches IT platform for oil analysis programme

Shell Marine has launched a new IT platform for its oil analysis programme Shell LubeAnalyst to help simplify the sample management process and minimise errors. The Shell LubeAnalyst includes online sample registration and label printing that remove the need to complete sample labels manually. This helps to minimise the likelihood of errors and makes life...

MSC reports 13 per cent cut in carbon emissions
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MSC reports 13 per cent cut in carbon emissions

Between 2015 and 2018, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has reduced its CO2 emissions per transport work by 13 per cent* and has reportedly invested heavily in low-carbon technologies and extensive new-build and retrofit programmes to boost performance and minimise environmental impact. The latest newbuilding additions to the fleet – led by the containership MSC Gülsün,...

MAN CEON introduces augmented-reality maintenance platform
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MAN CEON introduces augmented-reality maintenance platform

MAN CEON, MAN Energy Solutions’ umbrella band for its digital products, has developed an augmented-reality maintenance app with a new generation of instructional material. Augmented reality provides a new way to give intuitive instructions and guidance on-site and on demand. Using mobile devices or head-mounted displays, the app known as TechGuide enables engineers to use...

Beware the perfect storm when complying with sulphur 2020 regs
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Beware the perfect storm when complying with sulphur 2020 regs

Low sulphur fuel regulations, set to come into force on January 1, 2020, have the potential to present “the perfect storm” for litigators dealing with disputes between owners, charterers and bunker suppliers in cases of non-compliance, warns a senior lawyer at international maritime law specialist Hill Dickinson. As the shipping industry prepares for the introduction...