Tag: Zero Emissions

Shipping’s decarbonisation to cost over $1 trillion
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Shipping’s decarbonisation to cost over $1 trillion

At least $1 trillion of capital investment in land-based and ship-related infrastructure is required to halve international shipping’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the IMO’s 2050 target. A new study by UMAS* and the Energy Transitions Commission for the Getting to Zero Coalition has found that an investment of up to $1.9 trillion over the...

The year that shipping got smart?
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The year that shipping got smart?

The past year has been dominated by news of weakening economies, rising geopolitical tensions and increased uncertainty about global trade. Stir in the latest climate science and the urgency of investing in a brighter future is clear. Amidst the seeming chaos there is opportunity for those with the vision to tackle today’s problems. Newly appointed...

ABB delivers zero-emission technology recommendations to US Congress
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ABB delivers zero-emission technology recommendations to US Congress

ABB Marine & Ports has delivered a testimony to the US House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure about the role of marine technologies in cutting global shipping emissions. ABB presented a comprehensive approach to reducing marine emissions at a hearing in front the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. The hearing on...

NTNU launches zero-emission waterbus concept, Zeabuz
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NTNU launches zero-emission waterbus concept, Zeabuz

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has announced the launch of a new company, Zeabuz, that will build mobility solutions to reduce emissions of vehicles using waterways. The climate crisis means that there will be great demand for smart, climate-friendly mobility solutions worldwide. NTNU has been researching ship control and autonomy for many...

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...

Probunkers joins Getting to Zero Coalition
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Probunkers joins Getting to Zero Coalition

Probunkers has become a member of the “Getting to Zero” Coalition, a multi-stakeholder environmental partnership committed to delivering zero emission vessels and meeting the IMO’s 2050 goal of cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50 per cent compared with 2008. Aiming to lead the change towards clean marine fuels through establishing a global...

Ammonia and hydrogen are promising future fuels, finds IMO symposium
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Ammonia and hydrogen are promising future fuels, finds IMO symposium

Ammonia and hydrogen are promising fuels of the future to decarbonise shipping, an IMO symposium on sulphur 2020 and alternative fuels heard last week. In order to meet the IMO’s target of cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50 per cent by 2050 from a 2008 baseline, the shipping industry must look to...

Zero carbon fuels transition is an OPEX challenge, finds LR and Maersk study
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Zero carbon fuels transition is an OPEX challenge, finds LR and Maersk study

A joint study by Lloyd’s Register (LR) and A.P. Moller – Maersk assessing the transition to zero carbon fuels has found that the cost of transport will rise – not because ships themselves will require greater levels of investment but because new fuels are projected to be significantly more expensive than existing fossil solutions which...

Corsica cuts port emissions with ABB shore power system
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Corsica cuts port emissions with ABB shore power system

Three Corsica Linea ferries are using ABB’s shore power technology to cut emissions and noise pollution when berthed at the Port of Marseille, France. Instead of running diesel-fuelled auxiliary engines, Paglia Orba, Jean Nicoli and Pascal Paoli ferries will use electricity for power at berth. Each of the three vessels is being modified to feature...

AIDA plans for fleet electrification with Corvus Energy
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AIDA plans for fleet electrification with Corvus Energy

AIDA Cruises has signed an agreement with marine battery supplier Corvus Energy to electrify the AIDA fleet, starting in 2020. AIDA Cruises, which is part of Carnival Corporation, says that the goal of the partnership is to allow for the practical use of electrical energy from battery storage systems onboard large cruise ships. The pilot...

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...