Environment

Shipping industry leaders prominent participants at coming UN climate change summit

A major gathering of top executives from the world’s biggest shipping companies and maritime state representatives will take place in Glasgow at a cross-industry decarbonisation conference, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) announced. The shipping industry’s official COP 26 sideline event, Shaping the Future of Shipping, will bring together leaders from the shipping, energy, climate …

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ABS chairman underlines importance of shipowner decarbonization strategy

HOUSTON – Such is the scale of industry disruption from decarbonization that a decarbonization strategy likely is now the best business strategy for shipowners. That was the message for the industry from Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President, and CEO in a keynote speech to open North American Shipping Week. He also stressed that governments …

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UN Secretary General castigates shipping industry progress on decarbonization

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has issued blunt words on the shipping industry’s progress on decarbonisation and has urged the International Maritime Organization to establish more “ambitious and credible targets.” Addressing the UN Global Sustainable Transport Conference in Beijing, he declared: « Let’s be honest. While member states have made some initial steps through the International …

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Scandlines repeats Rotor Sail order following successful, proven results on M/V Copenhagen

 Following the successful installation of the Norsepower Rotor Sail on the hybrid ferry M/V Copenhagen in 2020, and a year of demonstrated results, Scandlines has prepared the sister ferry M/V Berlin for its own Rotor Sail installation.  When Scandlines decided to install a Rotor Sail on the hybrid ferry M/V Copenhagen in 2019, the decision …

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Maersk invests in Vertoro to develop green lignin marine fuels

Maersk Growth, the corporate venture arm of A.P. Moller – Maersk, invests in Vertoro – a Dutch start-up focused on developing liquid lignin technology which can be used as a marine fuel. Copenhagen, Denmark, and Geleen, Netherlands – Maersk’s investment will be used to further develop and commercialise Vertoro’s patented liquid lignin technology, and it …

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(On our Forum) Critics question the climate crisis benefits of deep seabed  mining 

Image provided by: NOAA’s DeepCCZ project By Marta Montojo and Ian Urbina Few people have ever heard of the tiny country of Nauru. Even fewer ever think about what happens at the bottom of the world’s oceans. But that may soon change. The seafloor is thought to hold trillions of dollar’s worth of  metals and …

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Wärtsilä and Eidesvik Offshore to cooperate in world’s first ammonia conversion project

The Wärtsilä and Eidesvik personnel leading the ammonia conversion project. From left to right Jan Lodden; Chief Operation Officer, Eidesvik Offshore ASA, Hans-Petter Nesse, Managing Director, Wärtsilä Norway, Gitte Gard Talmo, Chief Commercial Officer, Eidesvik Offshore ASA and Cato Esperø, Head of Sales, Wärtsilä Norway © Wärtsilä Corporation The technology group Wärtsilä and Norwegian ship owner Eidesvik …

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Yinson invests in Canadian marine battery energy storage solutions

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Yinson Holdings Berhad , through Singapore-based subsidiary Yinson Venture Capital Pte Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of Yinson Green Technologies Pte Ltd), has invested in Sterling PBES Energy Solutions Ltd (SPBES), a Vancouver-based energy storage solutions company working to lower or eliminate dependence on fossil fuels in marine and industrial applications. This …

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AAPA ports commit to national and international GHG emission reduction goals

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) — the unified voice of seaports in the Americas — announced a commitment among member ports to address climate change on a national and global scale. Efforts, include plans to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, support facility electrification, and increase the use of alternative energy sources, while working …

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ABS launches industry-first simulation decarbonisation service

Houston, Texas – In an industry first, ABS has launched an advanced service using sophisticated modeling and simulation technologies to assess the impact of a wide range of vessel decarbonization technologies at the design stage as well as simplifying EEXI and CII compliance. The SIM-based Energy Efficiency Evaluation Service will allow both newbuild vessels and …

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