Tag: Sustainable Shipping

Finnlines continues EUR 500M green vessel programme
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Finnlines continues EUR 500M green vessel programme

Finnish ship operator Finnlines is investing EUR 500 million to deploy ultra-green vessels as part of the company’s strategy to reduce fuel consumption and harmful emissions.   The new ro-ro vessels will be built with the latest technology available to ensure the lowest CO2 emissions. They will be equipped with lithium-ion battery systems that enable...

Silverstream and Houlder sign framework agreement
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Silverstream and Houlder sign framework agreement

Technology company Silverstream Technologies and design and engineering consultancy Houlder have signed a framework agreement, which formalises their relationship and supports the shipping industry’s ongoing transition to a zero-carbon future. Silverstream is collaborating with Houlder on design and integration procedures for both newbuild and retrofit installations of Silverstream’s air lubrication system, the Silverstream System. With...

A ‘triangle approach’ needed to meet IMO 2050, says Oskar Levander
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A ‘triangle approach’ needed to meet IMO 2050, says Oskar Levander

Oskar Levander, SVP business concepts at Kongsberg Maritime says that a “triangle approach” is needed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping. He believes that while we need to minimise energy consumption, this alone will not be enough to meet the IMO’s 2050 GHG emissions reduction target*. A clean energy source and efficient...

Pathways to decarbonisation
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Pathways to decarbonisation

As the shipping industry strives to decarbonise to meet the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) target of achieving at least a 50 per cent reduction emissions by 2050 compared with 2008 levels, new technologies and fuels are being developed and tested. While many have shown success for short sea shipping, they often have practical limitations for...

Houlder joins carbon capture study
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Houlder joins carbon capture study

Houlder design & engineering consultancy for the marine, energy and defence markets has commenced work in partnership with PMW Technology on a study to evaluate the potential marine applications of carbon capture technology. PMW Technology is among the latest organisations to receive funding from the UK Government’s Department for Transport’s Transport-Technology Research Innovation Grant (T-TRIG)....

Stena Bulk tests tanker on 100 per cent biofuel
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Stena Bulk tests tanker on 100 per cent biofuel

During the coming weeks Stena Bulk will perform a test running an MR tanker on 100 per cent biofuel. The fuel is the MR1-100 biofuel oil, produced from used cooking oil and supplied by Dutch company GoodFuels. The 183 metre long Stena Immortal bunkered 250 tonnes of the biofuel while docked in the port of...

2020 will be all about collaboration, say industry experts
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2020 will be all about collaboration, say industry experts

In 2020, collaboration and discussion around decarbonisation is set to heighten and industry members will need to ensure they are part of this conversation if the IMO’s target of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 40 per cent by 2030 is to be met, warned a panel of industry experts last week. Thanks...

Transitioning from traditional to alternative fuels
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Transitioning from traditional to alternative fuels

Around 70,000 ships of the 90,000 that make up the global fleet could potentially adopt alternative propulsion solutions such as batteries, fuel cells, hydrogen or methanol fuel, and there is a huge market for these solutions to make a dent in the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping, says Anders Valland, research...

Ulstein leads the way in zero-emission offshore construction market
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Ulstein leads the way in zero-emission offshore construction market

Ulstein Design & Solutions and Nedstack fuel cell technology have put together the first complete hydrogen fuelled construction support vessel. The ULSTEIN SX190 Zero Emission DP2 is Ulstein’s first hydrogen powered offshore vessel, featuring a Nedstack fuel cell power system. The DP2 vessel can cater for a large variety of offshore support operations. This design...

Norway boosts IMO’s GreenVoyage-2050 GHG project
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Norway boosts IMO’s GreenVoyage-2050 GHG project

Norway has provided an additional NOK 40,000,000 (US $4.3 million) to the IMO-Norway GreenVoyage-2050 project – a project to support the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping. The project aims to assist countries to implement legal, policy and institutional reforms, build capacity and initiate and promote global efforts to demonstrate and test...

Supporting the French green shipping revolution
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Supporting the French green shipping revolution

In a world where ecological concerns run high, every industry is under pressure to reduce their environmental impact. The international shipping industry is no exception. During the 45th G7 summit held in Biarritz, France in August, the nation’s president Emmanuel Macron declared his intention to place the country at the forefront of a green shipping...