Tag: Sustainable Shipping

Shell Ventures invests in Corvus ESS
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Shell Ventures invests in Corvus ESS

Energy storage system (ESS) developer and supplier Corvus Energy has finalised an investment deal with Shell Ventures to help the company further develop and expand its lithium-ion based ESS’. The investment is also step towards Shell’s ambition to decrease the carbon footprint of the energy products it sells by around 20 per cent by 2035...

Wallenius Wilhelmsen commits 42 Ro-Ros to Jotun’s hull performance system
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Wallenius Wilhelmsen commits 42 Ro-Ros to Jotun’s hull performance system

Wallenius Wilhelmsen has signed an agreement with Jotun that will see 42 of its ro-ro vessels equipped with Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) antifouling coating system. HPS combines premium SeaQuantum X200 antifouling with technical and digital solutions to accurately measure hull performance. The antifouling works to increase vessel efficiency, cut fuel costs and reduce CO2...

Neoline confirms partner to build wind-powered cargo ships
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Neoline confirms partner to build wind-powered cargo ships

Neoline has chosen Loire-based Neopolia S.A.S. for the construction of its first two innovative sailing main propulsion vessels. Neoline is developing a new transport service based on the operation of innovative ro-ro sailing vessels, saving 80 per cent to 90 per cent of fuel consumed and reducing its carbon footprint. The vessels are intended to...

MOL issues sustainability bonds
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MOL issues sustainability bonds

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announced a plan to issue ‘Sustainability Bonds’ through a public offering in Japan’s domestic market in July of this year. It also announced the acquisition of a preliminary evaluation from a third-party institute. The sustainability bonds will be used to finance and refinance green projects, which protect and improve the...

Washington and Norway commit to sustainable maritime solutions
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Washington and Norway commit to sustainable maritime solutions

Two major industry clusters from Norway and USA have agreed to partner to strengthen the countries’ collaboration on sustainable maritime solutions. On Tuesday 4 June at the Nor-Shipping trade show in Oslo, Norwegian industry cluster NCE Maritime CleanTech and Seattle-based cluster Washington Maritime Blue signed an agreement to speed up the development of new technologies...

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...