Tag: <span>Sustainable Shipping</span>

Sustainability as a new operational and commercial priority for shipping
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Sustainability as a new operational and commercial priority for shipping

2020 will be remembered as a year of momentous change in the shipping industry. Notwithstanding the economic shockwaves caused by COVID-19, the pandemic has showcased shipping’s ability to adapt at a remarkable pace, writes Noah Silberschmidt, CEO of Silverstream Technologies.  The speed of reconfiguration of our operations that we have seen across 2020 – and...

Scorpio Bulkers changes name to reflect transition to renewable energy
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Scorpio Bulkers changes name to reflect transition to renewable energy

Scorpio Bulkers has announced plans to change its name to Eneti Inc. The name change highlights Scorpio Bulkers’ transition from dry bulk commodity transportation towards marine-based renewable energy including investing in the next generation of wind turbine installation vessels. The company intends to sell or have commitments to sell its remaining wholly-owned or finance leased dry...

Wind technologies for cleaner shipping
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Wind technologies for cleaner shipping

A policy brief released by the EU Interreg North Sea Region Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion (WASP) project shows the potential of wind power to cut ship emissions and reduce fuel consumption and outlines some of the current barriers to uptake. Modern wind technologies such as rotors, suction wings, sails, kites, and more can provide a...

CMA CGM launches new services to help customers decarbonise
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CMA CGM launches new services to help customers decarbonise

The CMA CGM Group has launched a new array of solutions designed to help its customers lighten their environmental footprint and make their cargo carbon neutral. The suite is known as ACT with CMA CGM+.  Available throughout all the Group’s shipping subsidiaries, this new offering consists of four services, enabling its customers to analyse their...

Tharsis fits eConowind wind-assisted solution to cargo ship
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Tharsis fits eConowind wind-assisted solution to cargo ship

Netherlands-based eConowind and Tharsis Sea-River Shipping have announced a collaboration to install two 3x9m eConowind TwinFoil units on the 2,364 DWT diesel- electric general cargo vessel, MV Tharsis. The wind-assisted solution from eConowind helps to reduce fuel consumption by using the power of the wind to boost propulsion. The TwinFoil is a wing with a...

Wärtsilä selected to power P&O ‘super ferries’
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Wärtsilä selected to power P&O ‘super ferries’

British ferry operator P&O Ferries has chosen Wärtsilä to power its new series of ‘super ferries’ that will benefit from a high level of fuel efficiency and reduced exhaust gas emissions. The contract is for two vessels, and the order was signed in Q1 2020. The vessels will be powered by the Wärtsilä 31 engine,...

ABB to power new low emission P&O ferries
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ABB to power new low emission P&O ferries

ABB has won a contract with Guangzhou Shipyard International to supply a full scope of integrated solutions that will reportedly cut fuel consumption by 40 per cent on two new P&O Ferries’ vessels. The hybrid propulsion solution, using electric power from 8.8MWh batteries and diesel generators, will cut fuel consumption and emissions on P&O Ferries’...

World Maritime Day 2020 – sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet
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World Maritime Day 2020 – sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet

On 24 September, IMO and the global maritime community come together to celebrate the annual World Maritime Day. The 2020 theme is “Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet”. 2020 saw everyone across the globe affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet this global crisis has demonstrated the importance of shipping as the most reliable, efficient and...

RoPax operators exceed fuel saving expectations with FuelOpt
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RoPax operators exceed fuel saving expectations with FuelOpt

RoPax operators Color Line and Bohai Ferry have confirmed that fuel savings achieved through the use of Lean Marine’s FuelOpt propulsion automation system have exceeded expectations. Companies including Stena Line, Color Line, Bohai Ferry and Viking Line have invested in the Swedish company’s technology due to the tangible fuel savings and CO2 emission reductions that...

Yara Marine launches start-up accelerator program
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Yara Marine launches start-up accelerator program

Yara Marine Technologies has announced its new corporate accelerator program, Yara Marine X, a start-up competition aiming to provide a home for technology and solutions that will contribute to a greener maritime industry. The competition is designed to attract mature start-ups looking for partners and investors. “We will be recruiting young companies or professionals with...

Charting sustainable futures through maritime electrification
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Charting sustainable futures through maritime electrification

In 2019, a staggering 43 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) generated from human activity was emitted into the Earth’s atmosphere, an estimated 20 per cent of which resulted from transportation.  Often overlooked in discussions of climate change is the impact of the maritime industry as a significant generator of harmful greenhouse gas emissions.  At...

Kongsberg Maritime supports One Ocean sustainability project
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Kongsberg Maritime supports One Ocean sustainability project

The Tall ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl, of which Kongsberg Maritime in a long-term sponsor, will sail around the world as part of the One Ocean project to promote and research global sustainability One Ocean recognises that Norway, as a seafaring nation with long traditions and history, is well placed to use its knowledge and resources to...