Tag: Sustainable Shipping

Hapag-Lloyd sees downward trend in emissions ahead of IMO 2020
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Hapag-Lloyd sees downward trend in emissions ahead of IMO 2020

Hapag-Lloyd’s latest sustainability report outlines some of its 2018 achievements and its visions for the future, including reducing its fuel consumption and emissions across its 227 vessels in preparation for the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap. CO2 emissions While the IMO 2020 regulation is a challenge for many shipowners and operators and will entail significant...

Canadian CG opts for SeaThigor seal for icebreaker retrofits
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Canadian CG opts for SeaThigor seal for icebreaker retrofits

Thordon Bearings will provide the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) with six SeaThigor shaft seals for retrofit to three purpose-built icebreakers. CCG will retrofit its 5,910 GRT CCGS Pierre Radisson and sisterships CCGS Amundsen and CCGS Des Groseilliers, with two SeaThigor forward seals during scheduled dry-dockings over the next year. SeaThigor is a seawater lubricated mechanical face...

Wind powered vessel to transport heavy machines and boats across Atlantic
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Wind powered vessel to transport heavy machines and boats across Atlantic

The Neoline maritime project, a ro-ro cargo project powered mainly by sails with the plan to use 100 per cent renewable energy has received support from the Manitou group, a rough terrain and heavy equipment handler, to transport its machines from Europe to the American market. Powered by wind, the Neoline ro-ro will play a...

Wärtsilä package for Wasaline ferry
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Wärtsilä package for Wasaline ferry

Wärtsilä has been chosen to provide the full integrated package for a new NLC RoPax ferry, including a hybrid propulsion solution and an energy management system. The NLC Ferry, which will the Wasaline service between Vaasa, Finland and Umeå, Sweden, will feature a Wärtsilä 31DF dual-fuel engine capable of operating on liquefied natural gas (LNG)...

Green Marine and SNAME sign environmental sustainability agreement
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Green Marine and SNAME sign environmental sustainability agreement

Green Marine and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) have signed a partnership agreement to further their common goals in fostering greater environmental sustainability in the maritime sector. The agreement, signed earlier this year, will serve as a framework to enhance technical cooperation between the two parties and encourage the exchange of...

Port of Rotterdam extends Green Award incentive to all tankers
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Port of Rotterdam extends Green Award incentive to all tankers

The first Green Award incentive provider, the Port of Rotterdam, has extended its incentive to reward liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers and oil, product and chemical tankers of any size certified by the Green Award. The decision by the Port of Rotterdam means that these ship types holding the Green...

Dutch maritime companies join methanol project
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Dutch maritime companies join methanol project

A consortium of international maritime companies, supported by Maritime Knowledge Centre, have joined together to further investigate the feasibility of methanol as a sustainable marine fuel. Shipowners Boskalis, The Royal Netherlands Navy, Van Oord and Wagenborg Shipping will join the consortium, along with shipbuilders, Damen Shipyards, Feadship, Royal IHC and marine engine manufacturers Pon Power...

“K” Line trials binary cycle power generation system
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“K” Line trials binary cycle power generation system

“K” Line’s new coal carrier Corona Youthful has begun an operational trial using a binary cycle power generation system to recover waste heat energy and optimise fuel consumption. The binary cycle power generation system, developed by Kobe Steel, is a waste heat recovery electric power generation system that uses compression heat by scavenging air from...

LNG has good potential, says Sovcomflot president
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LNG has good potential, says Sovcomflot president

Sergey Frank, President and CEO, Sovcomflot has said liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel has good potential, following experience on-board its large-capacity tankers since 2015. Sovcomflot’s Green Funnel tankers, which are powered by LNG, have enabled operation in the Baltic and North Seas where strict emissions regulations apply. The vessels have also operated...

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...

Number of ships using Selektope containing antifouling expected to double
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Number of ships using Selektope containing antifouling expected to double

The number of ships using a Selektope-containing antifouling coating is expected to more than double in 2019 following a successful 2018. Selektope, a barnacle-repelling antifouling ingredient has been developed by Swedish company I-Tech. The organic, non-metal compound temporarily stimulates barnacle larvae’s receptors, preventing them from attaching to any ship’s surface. The effect lasts only a...