Climate change

World’s first 1,000 nautical mile autonomous voyage completed

  Boston – Sea Machines Robotics announced today that it has completed the world’s first 1,000+ nautical miles autonomous and remotely commanded journey of a commercial vessel at sea. Under the project named The Machine Odyssey, the autonomous tug Nellie Bly completed its journey in a mere 129 operational hours over 13 days. The program was commanded …

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Industry coalition aiming to use ships powered by zero-carbon fuels by 2040

BOSTON – Nine major companies including Amazon, IKEA, Michelin, and Unilever announced today their commitment to progressively switch all of their ocean freight to vessels powered by zero-carbon fuels by 2040, in a “fantastic display of ambition that sends a clear market signal to the maritime value chain and fuel producers,” said Jonathan Lewis, Director …

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North American maritime leaders unite to drive GHG emissions reduction

  Members of the maritime industry across the United States and Canada have come together to form the Blue Sky Maritime Coalition, a non-profit strategic alliance developing and taking action on projects to achieve a commercially viable net zero emissions waterborne logistics sector. The coalition includes shipowners, builders, charterers, financiers, classification organisations, port authorities, government …

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MU to develop solutions that will capture ship CO2 and store it in liquid form

  ATLANTA and LYSAKER, Norway-TECO 2030 AS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chart Industries, Inc. to jointly develop technological solutions that will capture carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by ships and subsequently store it in liquid form. “When the new CO2 capture integration that we are collaborating on with Chart and Sustainable Energy Solutions …

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Port of Montreal signs agreement with Greenfield Global

  In response to the global movement to decarbonize the transportation industry, and consistent with its leadership in environmental issues, the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) continues to evolve towards clean energy, notably green hydrogen, ethanol and methanol. On June 10, it signed a cooperation and development agreement with Greenfield Global, which specializes in the production …

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BIMCO faces carbon challenge with new charter party clauses

  An impact study by BIMCO and several key stakeholders to identify the commercial and contractual implications of impending International Maritime Organization (IMO) carbon regulations has highlighted a raft of contractual challenges. BIMCO’s documentary experts have begun preparing charter party clauses to assist owners and charterers comply with the new regime. Charter parties that extend …

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Dutch court orders Shell to reduce CO2 emissions by 45%

  A Dutch court has ordered supermajor Shell to significantly slash its carbon emissions, setting the stage for potential lawsuits against other oil and gas companies and big polluters globally. For the first time in history, a judge has held a corporation liable for causing dangerous climate change. As a result of legal action brought …

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World has ‘narrow’ pathway to net-zero emissions by 2050 according to new IEA report

  The world has a viable pathway to building a global energy sector with net-zero emissions in 2050, but it is narrow and requires an unprecedented transformation of how energy is produced, transported and used globally, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a landmark special report ‘Net Zero by 2050: a Roadmap for the …

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Innovative “Trade Wings 2500” containership receives approval in principle by Bureau Veritas

  The “Trade Wings 2,500”: an innovative container ship with a capacity of 2,500 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit), designed jointly by VPLP Design (France), Alwena Shipping (France), SDARI (China) and AYRO (France) has received Approval in Principle from Bureau Veritas. With an overall length of 197m and a breadth of 32m, the vessel offers a …

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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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