Tag: <span>Sustainable Shipping</span>

Canadian shipbuilder praises Thordon for contribution to vessel efficiency
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Canadian shipbuilder praises Thordon for contribution to vessel efficiency

Canada’s Irving Shipbuilding has cited Thordon Bearings as one of a number of partners playing a pivotal role in ensuring the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) are capable of environmentally sustainable operations. The first two in a series of six twin-screw vessels entrusted to Irving Shipbuilding, have been put...

Rainmaking completes first phase of multi-year program to decarbonise shipping
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Rainmaking completes first phase of multi-year program to decarbonise shipping

Innovation and venture development firm Rainmaking has announced the completion of the first cycle of its programme focussed on start-ups targeting shipping’s decarbonisation. A second six-month cycle is set to commence in August 2020. As it progresses through to 2022, the program will identify more than 3,000 high impact technology start-ups around the world, fostering...

“K” Line launches revised Environmental Vision for 2050
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“K” Line launches revised Environmental Vision for 2050

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line) has revised its Environmental Vision 2050 – Blue Seas for the Future report to strengthen its initiatives towards the reduction of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The “K” Line Environmental Vision 2050 was launched in 2015, setting forth long-term goals to reduce emissions and increase research into advanced technology. “K”...

LNG-powered ferries complete sea trials
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LNG-powered ferries complete sea trials

Two ropax ferries powered 100 per cent by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and built for Dutch operator Rederij Doeksen have completed sea trials in the Netherlands. The vessels have been designed to reduce environmental impact and operational cost. The 70m Willem Barentsz and Willem de Vlamingh were designed by BMT and built by Strategic Marine...

MSC expands carbon neutral programme
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MSC expands carbon neutral programme

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has extended its MSC Carbon Neutral Programme to clients worldwide following successful roll out of the initiative to selected countries last year.   Partnering with global climate solutions provider South Pole, the programme was developed in 2019 to improve sustainability and reduce emissions throughout the MSC fleet. The programme allows shipping...

Synergy Group CEO urges shipping to accelerate decarbonisation
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Synergy Group CEO urges shipping to accelerate decarbonisation

Shipping should urgently implement a range of short-term efficiency gains to reduce carbon emissions while also embracing more radical long-term sustainability challenges if it wants to get ahead of the regulatory curve, says Captain Rajesh Unni, CEO and founder of ship manager Synergy Group. Speaking during ‘The Path To Decarbonisation’ session of the 10th Annual...

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...