Green Hydrogen

Cargo volumes remain robust on St. Lawrence Seaway

Cargo volumes through the St. Lawrence Seaway and Canadian Great Lakes ports remained robust in September as ships delivered critical commodities and products without the delays or supply chain disruption seen in other trade gateways, according to the latest results. From March 22 to September 30, overall cargo volumes via the Seaway totaled 24.1 million …

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ABS chairman underlines importance of shipowner decarbonization strategy

HOUSTON – Such is the scale of industry disruption from decarbonization that a decarbonization strategy likely is now the best business strategy for shipowners. That was the message for the industry from Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President, and CEO in a keynote speech to open North American Shipping Week. He also stressed that governments …

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UN Secretary General castigates shipping industry progress on decarbonization

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has issued blunt words on the shipping industry’s progress on decarbonisation and has urged the International Maritime Organization to establish more “ambitious and credible targets.” Addressing the UN Global Sustainable Transport Conference in Beijing, he declared: “Let’s be honest. While member states have made some initial steps through the International …

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IMB reports sharp decrease in piracy incidents

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has reported the lowest number of reported piracy and armed robbery incidents for the first nine months of any year since 1994. IMB’s latest global piracy report recorded 97 incidents of piracy and armed robbery for the first nine months of 2021 – the lowest level of reported incidents …

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ABS and Kongsberg join forces to power maritime digitalization and decarbonisation

Houston – Two of the maritime industry’s most advanced digital service providers have joined forces through the product integration of Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight and the ABS My Digital Fleet™ platform. The alliance brings together data acquisition capabilities from Kongsberg Digital and ABS’ business intelligence capabilities to offer shipowners, ship managers and charterers seamless access …

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Scandlines repeats Rotor Sail order following successful, proven results on M/V Copenhagen

 Following the successful installation of the Norsepower Rotor Sail on the hybrid ferry M/V Copenhagen in 2020, and a year of demonstrated results, Scandlines has prepared the sister ferry M/V Berlin for its own Rotor Sail installation.  When Scandlines decided to install a Rotor Sail on the hybrid ferry M/V Copenhagen in 2019, the decision …

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Maersk invests in Vertoro to develop green lignin marine fuels

Maersk Growth, the corporate venture arm of A.P. Moller – Maersk, invests in Vertoro – a Dutch start-up focused on developing liquid lignin technology which can be used as a marine fuel. Copenhagen, Denmark, and Geleen, Netherlands – Maersk’s investment will be used to further develop and commercialise Vertoro’s patented liquid lignin technology, and it …

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Hydrogen-based fuels poised to become the backbone for shipping’s decarbonisation

Abu Dhabi, UAE – A rapid replacement of fossil fuels with renewable fuels based on green hydrogen and advanced biofuels could enable to cut up to 80% of CO2 emissions attributed to international maritime shipping by mid-century, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds. Renewable fuels should contribute at least 70% of …

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CMB.TECH launches multimodal hydrogen refuelling station in Antwerp

  Today CMB.TECH will open the first multimodal hydrogen refuelling station in Antwerp. It is the first refuelling station in the world that produces green hydrogen, which will be used to power ships, tube trailers, cars, trucks and buses. In addition to the hydrogen refuelling station, CMB.TECH is launching a hydrogen truck with the symbolic name: Lenoir, …

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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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