Tag: Emissions

Unifeeder and GreenSteam team up on GHG emissions reduction
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Unifeeder and GreenSteam team up on GHG emissions reduction

Pan-European feeder and shortsea operator Unifeeder and vessel-based machine learning solutions supplier GreenSteam are expanding their partnership to help deliver reductions in greenhouse (GHG) emissions from ships. The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee has introduced a strategy focusing on reducing annual GHG emissions from international shipping by at least 50 per cent by 2050 compared...

Hurtigruten chooses Wärtsilä to help meet green shipping goals
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Hurtigruten chooses Wärtsilä to help meet green shipping goals

Wärtsilä has confirmed it will supply a broad scope of solutions to support Hurtigruten’s push for greener and more sustainable shipping. Expedition cruise line Hurtigruten is converting an additional three vessels to become premium, hybrid powered expedition cruise ships. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in Q2 2019 and covers the ‘MS Finnmarken’, the first...

Clean Marine launches new scrubber application
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Clean Marine launches new scrubber application

Norwegian technology company Clean Marine is launching a next generation marine exhaust gas scrubber application to help shipping companies cut investment costs and operating expenditure. The newly developed SOx scrubber (“naked scrubber”) reduces total installed weight of infrastructure by more than two thirds, which means significant capex savings on the scrubber itself and no need...

Ship Finance to fit seven ships with scrubbers
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Ship Finance to fit seven ships with scrubbers

Bermuda-based shipowner Ship Finance International (SFI) has confirmed that it will install scrubbers on a total of seven container ships ranging in size from 8,700 to 10,600 TEU. The charter period has been extended on some of the vessels, resulting in an increase of more than $160 million to the company’s fixed-rate charter backlog. In...

Baltic Exchange and GeoSpock deliver data insights on shipping emissions
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Baltic Exchange and GeoSpock deliver data insights on shipping emissions

The Baltic Exchange and GeoSpock have entered an agreement to build the world’s most advanced maritime spatial database, focussing on emissions from shipping. The initiative aims to help members and the wider maritime market access data insights and visualisations. In addition to data specific to shipping emissions such as fuel usage, voyage route and journey...

KR launches emission data management system
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KR launches emission data management system

The Korean Register (KR) has established a new greenhouse gas (GHG) online data management system to help shipowners comply with GHG emission regulations including the EU’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) requirement and IMO’s Data Collection System (DCS). The online data management system is known as KR GEARS, which stands for GHG Emission Authentic Reporting...

Finnlines cuts CO2 emissions by 30 per cent
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Finnlines cuts CO2 emissions by 30 per cent

Shipping operator Finnlines has announced that between 2008 and 2018 it reduced its CO2 emissions by approximately 30 per cent and confirms that it is looking beyond IMO requirements to drive down its carbon footprint further. In a statement released by the company, it pledges “not to lose our focus on sustainability: we will continue...

Energy experts support carbon-free ammonia as a marine fuel
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Energy experts support carbon-free ammonia as a marine fuel

The transition to low and zero-carbon fuels must happen in 2020 if international shipping is to meet the IMO’s 2050 target of cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50 per cent compared with 2008 levels, Tim Scarbrough, associate director, Ricardo Energy and Environment confirmed this week. Green ammonia, which can be used in...

SCF cuts CO2 emissions by 30 per cent with LNG-fuelled tankers
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SCF cuts CO2 emissions by 30 per cent with LNG-fuelled tankers

Since taking delivery of the first of its ‘Green Funnel’ LNG-fuelled Aframax crude oil tankers in July 2018, Sovcomflot (SCF Group) has accumulated data showing that using LNG as a primary fuel for these large-capacity tankers enabled a 30 per cent reduction of CO2 emissions compared with similar vessels powered by traditional heavy fuel. This...

Wärtsilä, Oshima & DNV GL design bulk carrier to meet IMO 2030 targets
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Wärtsilä, Oshima & DNV GL design bulk carrier to meet IMO 2030 targets

Wärtsilä, Oshima Shipbuilding, and DNV GL have delivered the first results of their joint industry development project, which was to design a 62,000 DWT Ultramax Bulk Carrier optimised to actual operating profiles. The design also meets upcoming emissions requirements and indicates that it is possible for conventional merchant vessels to significantly reduce their emissions in...

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,...

Successful data mining – the maritime sector’s golden nugget?
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Successful data mining – the maritime sector’s golden nugget?

Shervin Younessi, technical manager of Royston Power Generation, explains how real time data synchronisation and big data analytics have an essential role in monitoring vessel energy efficiencies, reducing fuel consumption and controlling emissions. With the digital evolution in the marine industry gathering pace to help tackle the challenge of new regulations and sustain more energy...