Tag: <span>Emissions</span>

LR, Anemoi and SDARI join forces on rotor sail designs
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LR, Anemoi and SDARI join forces on rotor sail designs

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has signed a joint development project (JDP) with Anemoi Marine Technologies and Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute (SDARI) to develop a series of energy efficient vessel designs equipped with rotor sails. The project will address one of the most significant roadblocks for the commercial adoption of emission abatement technology –...

Volkswagen Group selects GoodFuels to run fossil-free operations
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Volkswagen Group selects GoodFuels to run fossil-free operations

Marine biofuels supplier GoodFuels and car manufacturer Volkswagen Group have successfully started their partnership in supplying GoodFuels’ advanced Bio-Fuel Oil (MR1-100 or BFO) at Vlissingen, the Netherlands. This marks another major step for sustainable shipping in the car carrier segment. The Depth RoRo carrier Patara was bunkered with 100 per cent GoodFuels’ Bio-Fuel Oil, which...

Wind technologies for cleaner shipping
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Wind technologies for cleaner shipping

A policy brief released by the EU Interreg North Sea Region Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion (WASP) project shows the potential of wind power to cut ship emissions and reduce fuel consumption and outlines some of the current barriers to uptake. Modern wind technologies such as rotors, suction wings, sails, kites, and more can provide a...

IMO MEPC approves amendments to cut ship emissions
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IMO MEPC approves amendments to cut ship emissions

This week, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) approved draft new mandatory regulations to cut the carbon intensity of existing ships. A virtual meeting held from 16-20 November 2020 discussed the amendments to the MARPOL[1] convention, which would require ships to combine a technical and an operational approach to reduce their...

Swiss ferry operator calls on Wärtsilä for environmentally compliant engines
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Swiss ferry operator calls on Wärtsilä for environmentally compliant engines

Swiss ferry operator General Navigation Company (CGN) has placed an order with Wärtsilä for engines and related emissions control after-treatment systems for two new passenger ferries.  The ferries are being built at the Shiptec AG yard in Switzerland and will operate between Switzerland and France across Lake Geneva.  The order with Wärtsilä was placed in September...

CMA CGM launches new services to help customers decarbonise
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CMA CGM launches new services to help customers decarbonise

The CMA CGM Group has launched a new array of solutions designed to help its customers lighten their environmental footprint and make their cargo carbon neutral. The suite is known as ACT with CMA CGM+.  Available throughout all the Group’s shipping subsidiaries, this new offering consists of four services, enabling its customers to analyse their...

Port of Antwerp uses drones to monitor pollution
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Port of Antwerp uses drones to monitor pollution

Port authorities in Antwerp, Belgium, are making use of the European Maritime Space Agency’s (EMSA’s) Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) to support day-to-day monitoring of port operations and rapid response to pollution incidents in the port area. The RPAS will enable the authorities to inspect at a distance their complex port environment which extends over...

Kansai Electric and e5 Lab join forces to develop pure electric vessels
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Kansai Electric and e5 Lab join forces to develop pure electric vessels

Kansai Electric Power (KEPCO) and e5 Lab have entered into a business partnership for the development and promotion of pure electric vessels “Water Urban Mobility” (EV) in the Kansai bay area. The Japanese shipping industry is facing issues such as eliminating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from vessels and the shortage of skilled seafarers. Therefore, development...

Høglund and HB Hunte develop tank concept for LPG and CO2 transportation
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Høglund and HB Hunte develop tank concept for LPG and CO2 transportation

Automation, gas and system integration specialist, Høglund Marine Solutions, in collaboration with Oldenburg-based HB Hunte Engineering, has developed a breakthrough tank concept for LPG and CO2 transportation, based on existing, proven technology. The new system more than doubles current vessel cargo capacity to transport liquefied CO2, representing a vital step forward in the development of...

Blue World Technologies begins production of methanol fuel cells
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Blue World Technologies begins production of methanol fuel cells

Methanol fuel cell developer and manufacturer, Blue World Technologies, is starting a limited production marking the first step in commercialising its fuel cell technology. Founded in October 2018, Blue World Technologies has spent the last two years optimising the production processes working towards the goal of commercialising the methanol fuel cell technology through large-scale production....

Yara Marine and NCL reflect on 8-year scrubber installation project
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Yara Marine and NCL reflect on 8-year scrubber installation project

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) and Yara Marine Technologies have been working together the last eight years to install marine scrubbers onboard eight NCL ships. As the last installation is finalised, the companies reflect on the journey. The program kicked off in 2012, with the first installation on the Pride of America completed in early 2014....