Tag: Emissions

MoU to study feasibility of green hydrogen for BP refinery
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MoU to study feasibility of green hydrogen for BP refinery

BP, Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals), and the Port of Rotterdam have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to study the feasibility of making green hydrogen via water electrolysis for BP’s refinery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The refinery currently uses hydrogen made from hydrocarbons, to desulphurise products. Replacing this entirely with green hydrogen produced from...

Denmark deploys drones to monitor ships’ sulphur emissions
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Denmark deploys drones to monitor ships’ sulphur emissions

The Danish Maritime Authority is deploying Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) to monitor ship emissions around the Great Belt where tankers transit on their way to and from the Baltic Sea. The RPAS will specifically measure the ships’ sulphur emissions to check compliance with EU rules governing the sulphur content of marine fuel. The RPAS...

Unique Group invests in Kamelia Cleantech to offer scrubber technology
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Unique Group invests in Kamelia Cleantech to offer scrubber technology

  Marine and subsea solution provider Unique Group has become a major shareholder in Kamelia Cleantech, a company that manufacturers scrubbers. The partnership will offer a full range of end-to-end integrated scrubber solutions for removing sulphur dioxide (SOx) emissions from vessel exhausts. Kamelia Cleantech will combine its technical knowledge with Unique Group’s global presence to...

Retrofit bottleneck a reality, says Goltens’ Maarten Jeronimus
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Retrofit bottleneck a reality, says Goltens’ Maarten Jeronimus

Urgency around the installation of scrubbers and ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) has set in according to Maarten Jeronimus, VP Goltens Europe and responsible for Goltens Worldwide Green Technologies. “Whether it’s exhaust cleaning or ballast water management, they know there’s no way around compliance. But so many have waited to make their moves that the...

Wallenius Wilhelmsen supports scrubbers and joins CSA 2020
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Wallenius Wilhelmsen supports scrubbers and joins CSA 2020

Wallenius Wilhelmsen is the latest shipowner to join the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020), an organisation that provides education and support on the use of scrubbers for cleaner and compliant shipping operations. To comply with the IMO’s 0.5 per cent global sulphur cap, the Norwegian/Swedish shipping company plans to install scrubbers across 23 of its...

IMO Secretary-General calls on Member States for GHG reduction
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IMO Secretary-General calls on Member States for GHG reduction

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has called on Member States and the entire maritime sector to come on board to achieve the ambitions set out in the IMO initial strategy for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping. The IMO strategy aims for at least a 50 per cent cut in GHG emissions by 2050...

Wilhelmsen and Hitachi offer on-board sulphur fuel analysis solution
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Wilhelmsen and Hitachi offer on-board sulphur fuel analysis solution

Wilhelmsen has signed an agreement with Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science (Hitachi High-Tech) to provide its customers with an on-board and on the spot handheld sulphur fuel analyser. Hitachi High-Tech’s XRF analysers allow crew to accurately and efficiently test the sulphur content of the fuel being used to ensure compliance with international regulations. The XRF analysers...

Pathways to IMO 2050
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Pathways to IMO 2050

Shipping is preparing to meet a tough emissions target that aims for at least a 50 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 compared with a 2008 baseline. To meet this ambitious goal, which is equal to a reduction of at least 470 million tonnes of cargo emissions according to Dr Martin Stopford,...

MSC secures US $439m loan for 86 scrubbers
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MSC secures US $439m loan for 86 scrubbers

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has secured a US $439 million loan for scrubbers to meet the IMO’s 2020 0.5 per cent sulphur cap. The scrubbers will be installed on 86 MSC containerships. Law firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) is advising lending company BNP Paribas on the loan. There are four other banks also acting...

Prioritise performance measurement to meet IMO 2050, says Martin Stopford
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Prioritise performance measurement to meet IMO 2050, says Martin Stopford

Meeting the IMO 2050 GHG emission reduction target is not impossible but will require shipping to think carefully about its strategy and focus on measuring every aspect of ship and cargo performance using digital technology. Prioritising performance measurement in digital applications is the first place to start when it comes to achieving decarbonisation goals, says economist...

Port of Rotterdam injects EUR 5m into carbon cutting scheme
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Port of Rotterdam injects EUR 5m into carbon cutting scheme

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has made five million euros available to help reduce CO2 emissions generated by the shipping sector. From January 21, 2019, interested parties can apply for funding via the Incentive Scheme Climate-Friendly Shipping. The initiative aims to promote projects and demonstrations that make use of low-carbon or zero-carbon fuels delivered in...

Waterborne TP pushes for carbon neutral shipping
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Waterborne TP pushes for carbon neutral shipping

The Waterborne Technology Platform (TP) has released its new Strategic Research Agenda to the European Commission, providing long-term vision and missions for a climate neutral economy. Waterborne TP believes that an innovative, carbon neutral, and high-tech sector within a prosperous European society will address the global and societal challenges of the waterborne sector and meet...