Tag: Zero Emissions

Fully electric ferry completes 22nm voyage
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Fully electric ferry completes 22nm voyage

Denmark’s electric ferry ELLEN has completed her maiden voyage between Søby and Fynshav south of Funen in Denmark, a 22 nautical mile route. The ELLEN, which is an EU Horizon 2020 project also known as “E-Ferry”, is the first ferry in the world to hold a battery package with enough energy for both its ordinary...

Japanese shipping firms plan for zero-emission electric ships
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Japanese shipping firms plan for zero-emission electric ships

Asahi Tanker, Exeno Yamamizu Corporation, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Mitsubishi Corporation have agreed to create a strategic partnership to provide new infrastructure services to support the development and operation of electrically powered zero-emission vessels. The newly established company will be known as e5 Lab and will work to develop and promote the greater use...

Unmanned wind-powered vehicle circumnavigates Antarctica
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Unmanned wind-powered vehicle circumnavigates Antarctica

A wind-powered unmanned surface vehicle (USV) known as a Saildrone has circumnavigated Antarctica equipped with climate-grade sensors to collect data on ocean and climate processes in previously unchartered waters. The seven-metre (23-foot) long USV was launched from Southport in Bluff, New Zealand, on January 19, 2019 and returned to the same port on August 3...

MOL supports synthetic methane for zero-emission shipping
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MOL supports synthetic methane for zero-emission shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has joined the Carbon Capture & Reuse (CCR) Study Group* and launched the “Cross-industrial Working Group Related to Zero Emission Alternative Ship Fuels.” The working group aims to reduce CO2 emissions in international shipping’s value chains by using synthetic methane (methanation fuel) as an alternative to fossil fuels. Synthetic methane is...

ClassNK joins working group on zero emission fuels
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ClassNK joins working group on zero emission fuels

ClassNK has announced participation as secretariat in a “Cross-industrial Working Group Related to Zero Emission Alternative Ship Fuels” established by the CCR Study Group*. The working group aims to reduce CO2 emissions in the international value chain by use of methane synthesized through methanation technology which combines CO2 and hydrogen produced from renewable energy sources....

Color Line takes delivery of plug-in hybrid vessel
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Color Line takes delivery of plug-in hybrid vessel

Color Line’s plug-in hybrid vessel that is powered by batteries and charged with shore power has been delivered by Ulstein Verft. It is reportedly the largest plug-in hybrid vessel delivered to date. Color Hybrid will operate silently and with zero nitrogen and sulphur emissions in and out of the fjord of Sandefjord. The five-megawatt battery...

UK plans for zero-emission ships by 2025
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UK plans for zero-emission ships by 2025

An ambitious plan set out by the United Kingdom to cut pollution from the country’s maritime sector has called for zero-emission capable ships to be operating in UK waters by 2025. The Clean Maritime Plan published this week outlines the commitment and ways the government plans to incentivise the transition to zero-emission shipping. To achieve...

UMAS shows what it would take for shipping to decarbonise by 2050
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UMAS shows what it would take for shipping to decarbonise by 2050

Several infographics released by the University Maritime Advisory Services (UMAS) indicate what shipping would have to do to decarbonise to the 2050 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target set by the IMO. To achieve the ambitious goal, which would see at least a 50 per cent reduction in GHG emissions from shipping by 2050 compared...

Viking Cruises opts for seawater lubricated propulsion solution
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Viking Cruises opts for seawater lubricated propulsion solution

A sixth Viking Cruises vessel has been delivered with Thordon Bearings’ seawater-lubricated propeller shaft system. The COMPAC system by Thordon Bearings is zero polluting as there is no need for oil. Fuel consumption and emissions are reduced as the viscous friction acting on the rotating shaft is lower with seawater than oil. COMPAC does not...

Havila Kystruten powers newbuilds with Corvus battery pack
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Havila Kystruten powers newbuilds with Corvus battery pack

Havila Kystruten has confirmed it will install the world’s largest battery pack on-board its coastal vessels. A contract has been signed between Corvus Energy and Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) to deliver and integrate the battery pack on-board the Havila vessels. Corvus Energy will deliver an air-cooled energy storage system (ESS) with Corvus’ patented single-cell thermal...

South Florida terminal takes delivery of zero emission cranes
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South Florida terminal takes delivery of zero emission cranes

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a deal to supply six Kalmar zero emission rubber-tired gantry cranes (RTGs) to South Florida Container Terminal (SFCT). According to Kalmar, this will make the container terminal the first in the United States that has 100 per cent zero-emission RTG cranes. The RTG cranes, which are also the first...

ABB electric propulsion system for Icelandic ferry
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ABB electric propulsion system for Icelandic ferry

The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration’s new ferry will be powered by ABB’s integrated power and electric storage solutions for safe and low emission operation in harsh environments. The ferry will feature a large battery pack with 3,000kWh capacity, designed to operate in full electric mode for the majority of the time. ABB is providing...