Environment

Maersk CEO calls for big carbon tax on bunker fuel

  The CEO of the world’s biggest container line has called for a carbon levy on bunker fuel that exceeds any other similar decarbonisation proposal from maritime interests. In a surprise statement, Maersk’s Søren Skou has recommended  a carbon tax of at least $450 per ton of bunker fuel ($150 per tonne CO2-equivalent). The proposal …

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LOGISTEC and Gulf Stream Marine Officially Certify Five Terminals in the U.S. Gulf Coast

  MONTRÉAL – LOGISTEC Stevedoring Inc. (“LOGISTEC”) and its subsidiary in the U.S. Gulf Coast, Gulf Stream Marine, Inc. (“GSM”), announced that five terminals in Texas are now officially certified as part of the Green Marine Environmental Certification Program. GSM’s Corpus Christi, Manchester, Brownsville, Care and Freeport terminals in Texas have joined LOGISTEC’s 13 other certified …

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A.P. Moller – Maersk to provide end-to-end carbon footprint visibility

  A.P. Moller – Maersk is further assisting its customers with decarbonising their supply chains with the launch of an Emissions Dashboard. The Emissions Dashboard is an analytical data tool where customers are provided with carbon footprint measurements from their entire supply chain, giving a detailed emissions overview whether their products are transported via truck, …

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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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d’Amico Group testing biofuel decarbonisation potential

  In the pursuit of decarbonization in maritime transportation, d’Amico Group has brought together a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to test the biofuel blends (B30) derived from advanced second generation feedstock on board of one of its LR1 product tankers already in EEDI Phase 2. This unique JIP, which brings together d’Amico Group, TRAFIGURA, ABS, …

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WISAMO, an innovative solution contributing to the decarbonization of maritime shipping

  At the 2021 Movin’On global sustainable mobility summit, Michelin presented the Wing Sail Mobility (WISAMO) project, an automated, telescopic, inflatable wing sail system that can be fitted on both merchant ships and pleasure craft. The system is the product of a collaborative venture between Michelin Research & Development and two Swiss inventors who share …

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Port of Montreal renews support for St. Lawrence Action Fund

  To mark the GreenTech 2021 Environmental Virtual Conference held by Green Marine, June 2 to 4, the Montreal Port Authority has announced the renewal of its financial support of the St. Lawrence Action Fund, whose mission is to back projects that contribute to the sustainability of ecosystems of the St. Lawrence River and the …

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Massive spending anticipated in hydrogen-related projects

  Project cargo carriers are on the verge of a windfall as the growing push to decarbonize creates opportunities to haul materials and equipment needed for billions of dollars in green energy projects, according to an industry expert quoted in a JOC.Com report. That windfall could be driven by as much as $50 billion annually …

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Port of Long Beach offers world’s biggest green ship incentives

  Ocean carriers bringing the greenest ships to the Port of Long Beach can earn the world’s most generous sustainable vessel financial incentives, beginning July 1, 2021, the large U.S. West Coast port announced. The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners recently approved changes centered around incorporating the international Environmental Ship Index (ESI) into the …

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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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