Tag: <span>Greenhouse Gases</span>

Alfa Laval begins biofuel testing at Danish centre
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Alfa Laval begins biofuel testing at Danish centre

Alfa Laval’s Test & Training Centre in Aalborg, Denmark has been readied for testing with biofuels. Biofuels are one possible option for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and meeting the IMO’s target of cutting emissions by at least 50 per cent by 2050 from 2008.  The centre is also a site for collaboration with...

LR launches dedicated Maritime Decarbonisation Hub
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LR launches dedicated Maritime Decarbonisation Hub

Lloyd’s Register [LR] has launched a dedicated centre of excellence to accelerate the safe, sustainable and cost-effective decarbonisation of world shipping in support of delivering greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets. The Maritime Decarbonisation Hub, a joint initiative between Lloyd’s Register Group and Foundation, brings together thought leaders and subject matter experts with the skills, knowledge...

Japan commences first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering business
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Japan commences first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering business

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line) has commenced its LNG bunkering business in the Chubu region through its joint venture company with JERA, Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK). On October 20, the first LNG bunkering vessel in Japan, Kaguya, owned by the joint venture company made historic first Ship-to-Ship LNG fuel supply...

HMM receives 2.5 out of 5 stars for environmental reporting
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HMM receives 2.5 out of 5 stars for environmental reporting

HMM has been given 2.5 out of 5 stars for its environmental reporting by the European Gilese Foundation, despite being one of the few shipping companies showing a bold commitment to 2050 carbon neutrality.   The Foundation reports that only two companies released their Sustainability Reports for the year 2019 in February of this year:...

Greensteam and DFDS collaborate on emissions-cutting performance platform
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Greensteam and DFDS collaborate on emissions-cutting performance platform

GreenSteam, developers of vessel performance solutions, has partnered with global ferry operator DFDS to co-develop and supply an enhanced performance platform, which will empower crews to optimise operations in real-time to reduce emissions by up to 35 per cent. This partnership will contribute to DFDS’s ‘short-term tonnage adaption plan’ to use decision support systems and...

Alfa Laval and WinGD cut methane slip by 50 per cent
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Alfa Laval and WinGD cut methane slip by 50 per cent

With IMO targeting a 50 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, liquefied natural gas (LNG) is becoming a natural choice for shipowners in the transition to carbon-neutral fuels. Methane slip regulations are a possibility on the horizon, but Alfa Laval and global Swiss engine developer WinGD have already cooperated on a...

LR awards SHI AiP for ammonia-fuelled tanker design
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LR awards SHI AiP for ammonia-fuelled tanker design

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has granted Approval in Principle (AiP) to Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for its ammonia-fuelled tanker design, a key progress milestone in the joint development project LR and SHI announced with industry partners MISC Berhad and MAN Energy Solutions in January 2020. To meet the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO’s) ambitions on cutting greenhouse...

“NextGEN” shipping decarbonisation concept mooted for efficient navigation
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“NextGEN” shipping decarbonisation concept mooted for efficient navigation

A new concept for a collaborative global ecosystem of maritime transport decarbonisation initiatives has been introduced by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Singapore, during a global webinar on decarbonisation held 17 September. The NextGEN initiative aims to facilitate information sharing on decarbonisation initiatives across many stakeholders (including IMO Member States, NGOs, industry and academia);...

Scrubbers shown to have lower climate impact than low-sulphur fuel
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Scrubbers shown to have lower climate impact than low-sulphur fuel

A recent report by independent research and consultancy organisation CE Delft on the climate impact of marine scrubbers has found that the environmental impact of the technology could be less than that of low-sulphur marine fuel. The study compares the results to the use of low-sulphur marine fuels and is made from a well-to-wake perspective...

ClassNK verifies IINO LINES’ GHG assertion
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ClassNK verifies IINO LINES’ GHG assertion

Classification Society ClassNK has conducted the third-party verification with a reasonable level of assurance for a greenhouse gas (GHG) assertion of IINO KAIUN KAISHA and group companies, and issued a verification statement. As actions against climate change has increased the importance as criteria for corporate evaluation, not a few companies are encouraged to disclose their...

LNG retrofits: The time is now
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LNG retrofits: The time is now

LNG as fuel has long been considered the industry’s last, best hope to meet the IMO’s ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030. So why aren’t we seeing more LNG retrofits on existing tonnage? In April 2018, MEPC 72 adopted resolution MEPC.304(72) on the Initial IMO Strategy on reduction of greenhouse gas...