Tag: Sustainable Shipping

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...

German RoPax to receive Wärtsilä retrofit to improve environmental efficiency
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German RoPax to receive Wärtsilä retrofit to improve environmental efficiency

A RoPax ferry owned by German operator Aktien-Gesellschaft ‘Ems’ (AG Ems) is undergoing a retrofit by Wärtsilä to reduce the vessel’s environmental footprint in the Wadden Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage listed area in the south eastern end of the North Sea. The retrofit will enable the ‘Münsterland’ to utilise liquefied natural gas (LNG) as...

Powering shipping’s decarbonisation
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Powering shipping’s decarbonisation

Meeting the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2050 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions target will require the industry to shift from burning fossil fuels to more renewable energy sources and adopt new technologies to improve vessel efficiency. Experts speaking on a panel during London International Shipping Week have urged the industry to act now to ensure the...

Shipping decarbonisation initiative launched at UN
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Shipping decarbonisation initiative launched at UN

Senior leaders from more than 70 companies across the maritime, energy, infrastructure and finance sectors have come together with the Global Maritime Forum, the Friends of Ocean Action, and the World Economic Forum to launch the ‘Getting to Zero coalition’ at the UN Climate Action Summit. The summit, which was held on 23 September, saw...

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...

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...