Environment

First installation of wind propulsion systems by Norsepower on new VLOC

  HELSINKI – Norsepower Oy Ltd., a global provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, announced the installation of five tilting Rotor Sails on board a new build Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC) chartered by Vale, the Brazilian mining company.  The new vessel, Sea Zhoushana, is a 325,000 dwt VLOC owned by Pan Ocean Ship Management …

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Waterfront Shipping demonstrate simplicity of methanol bunkering

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia and ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands, – Waterfront Shipping, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Methanex Corporation (Methanex), yesterday demonstrated the ease of ‘barge-to-ship’ bunkering as part of the launch of the world’s first barge-to-ship methanol bunkering operation at the Port of Rotterdam. Waterfront Shipping’s Takaroa Sun—a long-term chartered vessel owned by NYK Bulkship (Asia) …

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Maritime transport and the carbon market

  By Denis Margot, President of Eolyss, with the collaboration of David Bolduc, Executive Director of Green Marine, and Mathieu Saint-Pierre, President and CEO of the Société de développement économique du Saint-Laurent (SODES). IMO and climate change The greenhouse effect is a natural phenomenon caused by certain atmospheric gases that retain part of the heat …

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Clean Shipping Alliance scrubs away at ICCT report on Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems

  Following the release of a report by environmental group ICCT, the Clean Shipping Alliance expresses its concern about the wrong perception of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (“scrubbers”) and wash water discharges portrayed in the publication. “We welcome all scientific inquiries on Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) that are objective and well researched. However, in …

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Global scrubber wastewater discharges represent 10 Gt per year says ICCT (Forum)

  Ships with scrubbers will emit at least 10 gigatonnes (Gt) of scrubber wash water each year absent additional regulations, the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) said in a report. A rapidly growing number of ships are being fitted with exhaust gas cleaning systems, or “scrubbers,” as a way to comply with the International …

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DNV awards first merchant vessel SILENT-E notation

  ONEX Peace, an Aframax tanker built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries and delivered to its owner ONEX, has become the world’s first merchant ship to receive DNV’s SILENT-E notation. DNV is the first classification society to offer an underwater noise notation. The SILENT-E notation ensures ships do not exceed average-to-moderate Underwater Radiation Noise (URN) …

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ABS analyses leading alternative fuels’ life-cycle GHG footprints

  HOUSTON – In its latest support for the marine and offshore industry’s decarbonization drive, ABS has published a detailed life-cycle, or value-chain, analysis of the greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint of the leading alternative marine fuels. The first-of-its-kind analysis is the heart of the third edition of the ABS Low Carbon Shipping Outlook series, where …

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U.S. joining IMO efforts to cut GHG shipping emissions

  The Biden administration has confirmed its intention to join member countries of the International Maritime Organization to achieve net-zero carbon emissions, reversing the environmental policies of the previous Trump government. Previously, only the United States and Saudi Arabia among IMO states had been withholding formal support. John Kerry, the U.S. Presidential Envoy for Climate …

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Norsepower and OTD sign rotor sail installation agreement

  HELSINKI and SINGAPORE – Norsepower Oy Ltd., a global provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, has signed a framework agreement with Offshore Technology Development (OTD), Keppel Offshore & Marine’s technology arm specialising in the provision of critical equipment which supports the offshore oil and gas, marine, and offshore wind industries.  Under the agreement, OTD …

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Hybrid electric pushboats will debut on Amazon River system

  The construction of a new fleet of diesel/battery electric push boats has begun at the Belov Engenharia Shipyard for Hidrovias do Brasil. They will be providing terminal assistance on the Amazon River system. Vancouver-based Robert Allan, which has designed the push boats, said that the construction work has recently begun and the first vessel …

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