Environment

IMB reports sharp decrease in piracy incidents

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has reported the lowest number of reported piracy and armed robbery incidents for the first nine months of any year since 1994. IMB’s latest global piracy report recorded 97 incidents of piracy and armed robbery for the first nine months of 2021 – the lowest level of reported incidents …

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ABS and Kongsberg join forces to power maritime digitalization and decarbonisation

Houston – Two of the maritime industry’s most advanced digital service providers have joined forces through the product integration of Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight and the ABS My Digital Fleet™ platform. The alliance brings together data acquisition capabilities from Kongsberg Digital and ABS’ business intelligence capabilities to offer shipowners, ship managers and charterers seamless access …

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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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Proposed U.S. high-level Arctic diplomatic position

New legislation introduced to the U.S. Senate would create a new diplomatic position for the Arctic at the Department of State, the ArcticToday daily newsletter reported. The bill would establish the Assistant Secretary of State for Arctic Affairs, in order to centralize U.S. Arctic leadership from the agency. Unlike other Arctic nations, the United States …

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Hydrogen-based fuels poised to become the backbone for shipping’s decarbonisation

Abu Dhabi, UAE – A rapid replacement of fossil fuels with renewable fuels based on green hydrogen and advanced biofuels could enable to cut up to 80% of CO2 emissions attributed to international maritime shipping by mid-century, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds. Renewable fuels should contribute at least 70% of …

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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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World shipping losses lower but serious cyber/climate change challenges on horizon

  Dreamstime photo shows yellow cutting cranes over Golden Ray car carrier that capsized near Brunswick, Georgia. The international shipping industry continued its long-term positive safety trend over the past year but has to master Covid challenges, apply the learnings from the Ever Given Suez Canal incident and prepare for cyber and climate change challenges …

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Canadian fertiliser giant and Exmar team on ammonia-fuelled vessel

  SASKATOON, Saskatchewan- Nutrien and EXMAR announced today that they have signed a Collaboration Agreement to jointly develop and build a low-carbon, ammonia-fueled vessel. Partners for over three decades in transporting ammonia globally, Nutrien is one of the world’s largest producers of low-carbon ammonia and EXMAR is a leading player and innovator in the transportation …

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CP unveils comprehensive climate strategy

  CALGARY, AB – Canadian Pacific Railway Limited  today published its first comprehensive Climate Strategy, charting a path to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt CP operations to the physical risks of climate change and further position CP as a leader in the transportation sector’s transition to a low-carbon future. “CP’s Climate Strategy is ambitious, which we feel appropriately reflects the urgency …

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