Climate change

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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Industry collaborates on guidance for the safe use of Ammonia as ship fuel.

  Lloyd’s Register’s Decarbonization Hub, A.P. Moller-Maersk, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NYK Line, Total and the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping are joining forces in a new project with the purpose of guiding safe use of ammonia as a fuel for shipping. Ammonia as a fuel is heavily debated as …

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UECC floats first of three LNG battery hybrid PCTCs

  The first of three LNG battery hybrid pure car truck carriers (PCTC) commissioned by United European Car Carriers (UECC) was launched in an official ceremony Monday 12 April at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai. The remaining two vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2022. With the launch of our first LNG battery hybrid PCTC, …

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Everfuel signs MOU for hydrogen supply to new zero-emission ship concept

  Herning, Denmark – Everfuel A/S announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with an undisclosed German-Norwegian shipping company for collaboration on hydrogen supply to a new zero-emission shipping solution. The two parties are exploring cooperation whereby Everfuel will be responsible for delivery of hydrogen, including planning, installation and operation of an optimized, …

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Ports of Vancouver (BC), Seattle and Tacoma target phase-out of maritime emissions by 2050

  The Northwest Ports of Vancouver, BC, Seattle, Tacoma, and the combined container operations of The Northwest Seaport Alliance, are jointly committing to a new vision to phase out emissions from seaport-related activities by 2050, the Northwest Seaport Alliance announced.  In collaboration among the four ports, the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy seeks to meet this target …

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Exploring the potential for scrubbers to capture maritime CO2 emissions

  Finnish maritime technology firm Wärtsilä has just highlighted the potential for exhaust gas abatement systems to directly tackle maritime carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the near future, as technology advances and enables manufacturers to design and upgrade scrubbers to capture carbon at the point of exhaust. Wärtsilä has conducted extensive research and development to …

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Shipping industry backs the creation of IMO $5 billion decarbonization fund

  Responding to the UN Secretary-General’s call for “urgency and ambition” on climate change, the global shipping industry is giving “full and unequivocal” backing to a moon-shot proposal submitted by governments, to catalyze the complete decarbonization of maritime transport by deployment to scale of zero-carbon ships within a decade. The proposal submitted yesterday by governments …

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Marine industry leaders will explore ammonia as marine fuel in Singapore

  A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S, Fleet Management Limited, Keppel Offshore & Marine, Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, Sumitomo Corporation and Yara International ASA announced that the parties have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly conduct a feasibility study (hereinafter “Study”) with the aim to be one of the pioneers …

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Five percent zero emission fuels by 2030 needed for Paris-aligned shipping decarbonization (Forum)

  The ambition of the Getting to Zero Coalition is to have commercially viable zero emission vessels operating along deep sea trade routes by 2030. But at what degree of adoption do zero emission fuels become “commercially viable”? An S-curve based analysis suggests that zero emission fuels need to make up 5 percent of the …

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