Environment

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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Québec government gives thumbs down to Saguenay  LNG megaproject

  After originally backing the massive undertaking in the Saguenay region, the Legault government has rejected the $14 billion GNL Québec project in the wake of widespread opposition. The decision was announced late Wednesday by Environment Minister  Benoit Charette who remarked that “this project has more disadvantages than advantages” and was economically “risky.” In  this …

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Wärtsilä launches major test programme towards carbon-free solutions with hydrogen and ammonia

  Full-scale tests are being carried out by the Wärtsilä’s engine laboratory team in Vaasa to assess the optimum engine parameters for running on hydrogen and ammonia fuels. © Wärtsilä Corporation The technology group Wärtsilä continues to lead the ongoing transformation of the energy and marine sectors towards carbon-free solutions through its future fuel development work. The company is …

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Carbon recycled methane can be recognized as zero-emission ship fuel according to new study (Forum)

  The “Ship Carbon Recycling Working Group (WG)” of Japan’s Carbon Capture & Reuse (CCR) Study Group has confirmed that carbon recycled methane produced by methanation technology (Note 1) can be recognized as zero emission ship fuel. A technical paper describing the details of the calculation procedure and evaluation conducted by the WG has been …

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MSC and Shell collaborate closely towards decarbonization

  MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the world’s second-largest container line, and Shell International Petroleum Company Limited (Shell) have agreed to work closely together to help accelerate the decarbonization of the global shipping sector. The long-term memorandum of understanding will help MSC and Shell to play enhanced roles in the energy transformation of shipping, as …

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Ottawa gives final thumbs down to Laurentia container project

  By Leo Ryan, Editor Canada’s federal government has delivered a clear rejection of the Port of Québec‘s ambition to launch a second container gateway on the St. Lawrence River complementing Montreal, affirming that the Laurentia project does not meet the standards of economic development that fully respect the environment. This decision Tuesday by the …

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