Tag: Emissions

Stena Bulk introduces low-carbon shipping options
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Stena Bulk introduces low-carbon shipping options

Following Stena Bulk’s successful biofuel trial in April, the company is now introducing low-carbon shipping options for its customers. Biofuel has the potential of putting shipping on the trajectory towards IMO’s greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets, without having to wait for new technology and zero-carbon fuels to emerge as commercially viable options. Stena’s recent trial,...

Stena Bulk presents low emission tanker prototype
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Stena Bulk presents low emission tanker prototype

Stena Bulk has presented a prototype of the next-generation product and chemical tanker, the IMOFlexMAX, which will reportedly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 25 per cent compared to current product tankers. The vessel, designed by Stena Bulk to meet the current and future needs of liquid bulk shipping, is a further development of...

MSC expands carbon neutral programme
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MSC expands carbon neutral programme

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has extended its MSC Carbon Neutral Programme to clients worldwide following successful roll out of the initiative to selected countries last year.   Partnering with global climate solutions provider South Pole, the programme was developed in 2019 to improve sustainability and reduce emissions throughout the MSC fleet. The programme allows shipping...

New efficient ships won’t be enough to curb CO2 emissions, say scientists
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New efficient ships won’t be enough to curb CO2 emissions, say scientists

The shipping sector ‘can’t wait’ for new, low-carbon ships to enter its fleet if it is to cut CO2 emissions in line with Paris Agreement targets, according to a University of Manchester study published in the new journal BMC Energy. While measures to cut shipping’s pollution tend to focus on new ships, new research from...

Synergy Group CEO urges shipping to accelerate decarbonisation
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Synergy Group CEO urges shipping to accelerate decarbonisation

Shipping should urgently implement a range of short-term efficiency gains to reduce carbon emissions while also embracing more radical long-term sustainability challenges if it wants to get ahead of the regulatory curve, says Captain Rajesh Unni, CEO and founder of ship manager Synergy Group. Speaking during ‘The Path To Decarbonisation’ session of the 10th Annual...

WinGD slashes emissions with new dual-fuel engine technology
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WinGD slashes emissions with new dual-fuel engine technology

WinGD has unveiled a new technology designed to slash methane emissions by up to 50 per cent and cut fuel consumption up to 5 per cent in its X-DF dual-fuel engines. The launch of Intelligent Control by Exhaust Recycling (iCER) is the first development to be introduced as part of X-DF2.0, WinGD’s second-generation dual-fuel engine...

Self-learning solution helps boost engine performance & optimise maintenance
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Self-learning solution helps boost engine performance & optimise maintenance

A new artificially intelligent shaft condition monitoring system by Datum Electronics is helping shipowners and operators to enhance fuel efficiency and optimise maintenance by providing precise real-time analysis of each individual cylinder of an engine from the dynamic torque signature. In this week’s spotlight, we find out more. The new solution is known as Datum...

Carnival Cruises adopts Silverstream’s micro-bubble carpet technology in £1m deal
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Carnival Cruises adopts Silverstream’s micro-bubble carpet technology in £1m deal

A “carpet of micro-bubbles”, developed by UK tech firm Silverstream Technologies, improves fuel efficiency in the shipping industry and has landed the business a £1 million deal with US shipping giant, Carnival Cruises. The Silverstream System, a type of Air Lubrication System (ALS), pumps tiny bubbles through vents on the hull to reduce friction between...

UN unveils initiative to tackle invasive species and reduce emissions
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UN unveils initiative to tackle invasive species and reduce emissions

A new Global Industry Alliance (GIA) has been launched to tackle two of the most pressing environmental issues – invasive species and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The GIA brings together stakeholders in the private sector and the GloFouling Partnerships, a project led by United Nations entities to address the transfer of harmful aquatic species through...

Knutsen orders emissions abatement tech from Wärtsilä
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Knutsen orders emissions abatement tech from Wärtsilä

Norwegian owner and operator of shuttle tankers Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT) has ordered emissions abatement technology from Wärtsilä for two new 124,000 DWT shuttle tankers. Wärtsilä will provide its Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Recovery System, together with an LNG Fuel Gas Supply System for the two tankers being built at the Daewoo Shipbuilding &...

Climate Bonds publishes draft shipping criteria
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Climate Bonds publishes draft shipping criteria

The Climate Bonds Initiative has published the draft Shipping Criteria, a new science-based assessment process on the low carbon and climate resilient credentials of ships. The Criteria has been developed by a Technical Working Group (TWG) and overseen by an Industry Working Group (IWG) and has now been opened for public consultation period till 26th June...