Tag: Decarbonisation

ABS and HHI team up on digitalisation and decarbonisation
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ABS and HHI team up on digitalisation and decarbonisation

ABS, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Hyundai Global Service (HGS) have agreed on a framework for the exchange of Digitalisation and Decarbonisation (D&D) concepts to apply to present and future designs. This new framework will be an industry first D&D ecosystem between class, shipyard and ship service company. The new framework enables HHI, HGS and...

Belgian shipowner confirms construction of hydrogen-powered vessel
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Belgian shipowner confirms construction of hydrogen-powered vessel

Antwerp headquartered shipowner Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) and Japanese construction firm Tsuneishi Facilities & Craft (TFC) have agreed to build a hydrogen powered ferry to assist shipping’s decarbonisation efforts and support Japan’s vision to become a leading hydrogen society by 2050. TFC will contribute its shipbuilding expertise while CMB’s knowledge of marine hydrogen systems will...

Maersk offers customers carbon-neutral transport
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Maersk offers customers carbon-neutral transport

A new and first-of-its-kind carbon neutral product is being piloted in the shipping industry by Maersk. Carbon neutral biofuel is being trialled onboard the Mette Maersk to help the shipping company deliver carbon neutral transportation for its customers. Biofuel, which is certified as a sustainable fuel by the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) body,...

ABS to focus on 2030 and 2050 challenges at Nor-Shipping 2019
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ABS to focus on 2030 and 2050 challenges at Nor-Shipping 2019

At Nor-Shipping, classification organisation ABS will focus on its efforts towards meeting the challenges of 2030 and 2050, together with shipping industry partners. Earlier this year ABS opened its Global Sustainability Centre in Singapore to bring together multiple projects around the decarbonisation of shipping. These include studying the viability of alternative fuels and new energy...

A consultant’s environmental view on scrubber technology
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A consultant’s environmental view on scrubber technology

It is a universal truth that sulphur emissions cause severe health problems to humans which result in premature deaths; let alone the effects of acid rain on the marine environment and land areas. I hope most environmental scientists, if not all, will not dispute the following argument: there is no point in using open loop...

ABS launches global sustainability centre to support shipping’s decarbonisation
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ABS launches global sustainability centre to support shipping’s decarbonisation

ABS has launched the ABS Global Sustainability Centre in Singapore with a mission to help maritime decarbonise and transition to a sustainable, lower emissions industry. The Centre brings together industry leading ABS sustainability projects with a focus on: – Studying the viability of alternative fuels and new energy sources in different shipping sectors – Analysing...

Clarity and stability the backbone to sustainable shipping, says Costas Iacovou
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Clarity and stability the backbone to sustainable shipping, says Costas Iacovou

Clarity, stability, and certainty make up the backbone of a strategy for sustainable shipping and environmental security, Mr Costas Iacovou, permanent secretary, Shipping Deputy Ministry, Republic of Cyprus told delegates of Digital Ship’s Vessel Performance Optimisation forum in Cyprus last week. In his keynote speech, the permanent secretary said that in order to achieve a...

Maersk partners with Dutch coalition in biofuel pilot
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Maersk partners with Dutch coalition in biofuel pilot

A group of Dutch multinationals including FrieslandCampina, Heineken, Philips, DSM, Shell and Unilever, which are all members of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC), are collaborating with A.P. Moller – Maersk to trial biofuels in a move to spur shipping’s decarbonisation. The pilot, using 20 per cent sustainable second-generation biofuels on a large triple-E ocean...

Panama Canal joins GIA in support of low-carbon shipping
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Panama Canal joins GIA in support of low-carbon shipping

The Panama Canal has become the first Latin American organisation to join the Global Industry Alliance (GIA) to support low-carbon shipping. The GIA is a public-private partnership initiative of the IMO under the framework of the Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnership (GloMEEP) Project. The GIA, which is a Global Environment Facility (GEF)-United Nations Development Program...

CMA CGM bunkers biofuel for new project
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CMA CGM bunkers biofuel for new project

IKEA Transport & Logistics Services, CMA CGM, the GoodShipping Program and the Port of Rotterdam have announced a partnership to test and scale the use of sustainable marine biofuel oil. CMA CGM’s container vessel will commence bunkering on March 19, marking the start of the testing phase. The biofuel has been developed by GoodFuels. It...

Motive Power Marine’s E-Port Shipyard joins environmental certification program
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Motive Power Marine’s E-Port Shipyard joins environmental certification program

Motive Power Marine’s E-Port Shipyard, Tacoma has joined the Green Marine environmental certification program for shipyards. Green Marine is a North American environmental certification program for the maritime industry that encourages members to surpass regulatory requirements and reduce their environmental footprint. To receive certification, participants must benchmark their annual environmental performance through Green Marine’s environmental...

Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association launches decarbonisation website
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Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association launches decarbonisation website

The Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association (RBSA) has launched its Maritime Industry Decarbonisation Council (MIDC) website. In 2016, the RBSA set up a platform where all stakeholders involved can orient around steps in the decarbonisation pathway. This was called the Maritime Industry Decarbonisation Council (MIDC). The MIDC aims to bridge the gap between shipowners, charterers, shippers,...