Climate change

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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The Coalition for the Energy of the Future unveils its first seven concrete actions and welcomes three new members

  Launched in late 2019, the Coalition for the Energy of the Future aims at accelerating the development of future energies and technologies to sustain new green mobility models and reduce the impact of transport and logistics on climate change. The Coalition is pleased to announce the first milestones to be reached in 2021. Green …

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Stena Line plans to launch fossil free ships before 2030

  Concept design for Stena’s all-electric ferry for Gothenburg decarbonization project (Stena Line) In an effort to speed up the transition to fossil-free fuels in the transport sector, Stena Line, Volvo Group, Scania, and the Port of Gothenburg have joined forces to bring about a significant reduction in carbon emissions linked to the largest port …

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Denmark to construct novel windenergy hub in the North Sea

Denmark has reached a landmark agreement on the construction of an energy hub in the North Sea. The energy hub will be an artificially constructed island 80 kilometres from the shore of the peninsula Jutland. It will be owned by a public-private partnership. The hub will strengthen the integration of Europe’s power grids and increase …

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World’s largest LNG bunkering vessel launched in China

  London – The world’s largest dual-purpose, LNG supply and bunkering vessel Avenir Allegiance was launched at Zhoushan Changhong International Shipyard Co. Ltd., China, on 27 January. Due for delivery from CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering Co. (CIMC SOE) in the third quarter of 2021, this will be the first 20,000cbm vessel to join the fleet of …

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New partnership announced at Davos to accelerate shipping decarbonization

  Geneva, Switzerland – The Mission Possible Partnership (MPP), a new coalition formed to accelerate the decarbonization of global industries representing 30% of global emissions, was launched yesterday at the Davos Agenda. The MPP brings together over 400 companies, along with their customers, suppliers, bankers, shareholders, and regulators, to build pathways to net-zero. Run by …

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DNV GL awards AiP to KSOE for wing-sail propulsion system

DNV GL has awarded an Approval in Principle (AIP) to Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering (KSOE) for a wing-sail auxiliary propulsion system for ships.  The wind-powered auxiliary propulsion system is the result of a joint research project from KSOE, the shipbuilding holding company of Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, and SK Shipping, to develop wind-powered eco-friendly …

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Norway’s Havyard developing hydrogen zero-emission vessels in new segment

 Europe is devoting extensive resources to achieving the climate goals, and the maritime industry is part of the solution. Green solutions and zero-emission vessels are in high demand in several segments. Now, a European player has contracted Havyard to develop a new ship concept for cargo transport, and it must be emission free. The partner …

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Cyprus pushes for greener shipping by reducing annual tonnage tax

  The Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) has announced a new range of green incentives to reward vessels that demonstrate effective emissions reductions. From fiscal year 2021, annual tonnage tax will be reduced by up to 30% for each vessel that demonstrates proactive measures to reduce its environmental impact, ensuring shipowners are rewarded for sustainable …

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Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy join forces towards offshore green hydrogen

Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy announced today that they are joining forces combining their ongoing wind-to-hydrogen developments to address one of the major challenges of our decade — decarbonizing the economy to solve the climate crisis.     The companies are contributing with their developments to an innovative solution that fully integrates an electrolyzer into an …

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