Environment

UN launches Green Hydrogen Catapult to halve production costs

LONDON, Dec. 8,– Six world-leading companies today announced a global coalition that will accelerate the scale and production of green hydrogen 50-fold in the next six years, helping to transform the world’s most carbon intensive industries, including power generation, chemicals, steel making and shipping. The new UN backed “Green Hydrogen Catapult” initiative will see green hydrogen industry …

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Clear Seas survey underlines vessel oil spill concerns of Canadians

Euronav’s Cap Charles arriving at Port of Québec, one of Canada’s busy oil ports. Photo Louis Rhéaume Vancouver, BC – Despite a drop in marine oil spills worldwide due to improved safety measures, Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping’s (Clear Seas) latest public opinion survey shows that spills in Canadian waters from tankers and …

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Norwegian fertilizer giant Yara planning green ammonia supply to shipping industry

Porsgrunn is Yara’s facility in Norway to be converted to green ammonia production – Yara photo Oslo: Yara announced plans for 500,000 tonnes per annum green ammonia production in Norway, powering emission-free shipping fuels and decarbonized food solutions. “Ammonia is the most promising hydrogen carrier and zero-carbon shipping fuel, and Yara is the global ammonia …

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Enkhuizen Nautical College Sets Course for Wind-Assisted Ship Propulsion and Sustainable Shipping 

  Netherland’s Enkhuizen Nautical College, founded in 1978, is the only nautical college in Europe where the focus lies on teaching students to navigate vessels under sail. Regular subjects like (astronomical) navigation, collision regulations and marine engineering are supplemented with specialized subjects such as square-rigged sailing, sailing vessel design and sailing vessel stability. This year …

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Water ballast tank coating aims to benefit environment

  ABS, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI Group) and the Marshall Islands Registry (MIR) have completed a joint development project (JDP) to create an environmentally friendly, solvent-free coating for water ballast tanks that only requires one coat. ABS completed the Product Design Assessment on the epoxy paint, while MIR granted the system Approval in Principle (AiP). …

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14 countries including Canada agree to sustainably manage national waters

LONDON —The High-Level Panel on Building a Sustainable Ocean Economy (the Ocean Panel) today presented a new maritime agenda, coupled with bold commitments and new studies. The leaders of Australia, Canada, Chile, Fiji, Ghana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Namibia, Portugal and those of Norway and Palau, Panel Co-Chairs, today released Transformations for a Sustainable …

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Battery powered autonomous feeder ship inches closer to operation

  Fincantieri’s Vard division has delivered the eagerly anticipated zero-emission container vessel Yara Birkeland to its owner, fertilizer manufacturer Yara International.  The 120 TEU Yara Birkeland is the world’s first battery-electric container feeder for commercial use, and the project partners’ ultimate goal is to operate it as an autonomous vessel.  Yara says the vessel will …

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Study confirms positive view of marine shipping in Canada  

The invisible strings that tie the globe together have been more evident this year as the COVID-19 pandemic has strained trading networks and challenged the transport of goods. Indeed, a study suggests that seven-in-ten Canadians say they’ve learned more about supply chains this year as they have dealt with shortages of medicines, personal protective equipment, …

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New Zero-Emission Project with Wind Propulsion and Hydrogen

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced that it has joined a wide-ranging corporate-academic partnership in a zero-emission initiative called the “Wind Hunter Project,” seeking new applications for hydrogen fuel and wind power. In addition to MOL, the participants include Ouchi Ocean Consultant, Inc., the National Maritime Research Institute (NMRI) of National Institute of Maritime, Port …

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Mitsui OSK installs microplastic collection device on wood chip carrier

In an industry-first, Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has installed a microplastic collection device on one of its ships. MOL teamed with Japanese ballast water treatment system manufacturer Miura to add the device onto a newbuild wood chip carrier. The microplastic collection device is activated during operation of the ballast water treatment system, with the …

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