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How the Global Pandemic Put Container Shipping in the Spotlight (Forum)

By Claudio Bozzo, Chief Operating Officer, MSC Shipping is one of the oldest industries in the world. Today, around 90% of goods are transported by sea, 70% of these in containers. It takes a huge workforce to move all those goods from one place to another, in fact around 2 million seafarers are keeping trade …

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Shell sets course for net-zero emissions shipping, backing hydrogen and fuel cells (Forum)

In a new report published September 29, Decarbonising Shipping: Setting Shell’s Course, Shell highlights the important role that hydrogen and fuel cells could play in achieving a decarbonised shipping sector. Calling for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to adopt a clear trajectory to net-zero emissions by 2050, Shell outlines how it is contributing to accelerating …

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The wind carries a shipping revolution with Oceanbird (Forum)

 Innovative Swedish technology will make it possible to power the large ocean-going vessels by wind, reducing emissions by 90 percent. Oceanbird is a concept for a PCTC (Pure Car and Truck Carrier) with capacity to carry 7,000 cars.  To revert climate change and find ways to transport goods in a sustainable way, the global shipping …

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Too easily forgotten heroes under COVID-19 (Forum)

Widely regarded as the senior statesman of world maritime journalism, Michael Grey* offers, in our FORUM section, an impassioned commentary on seafarers as the too easily forgotten heroes of COVID-19. “Seafarers at the core of shipping’s future” might seem somewhat an obvious observation – a bit like suggesting that the sea is a necessary adjunct to …

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Sustainable fuel is not science fiction (Forum)

Copenhagen, 20 August 2020 Nel, Everfuel and Haldor Topsøe join Ørsted, Mærsk, Copenhagen Airports, DSV Panalpina, SAS and DFDS to establish one of the world’s largest electrolyser and sustainable fuel production facilities – and apply for double-digit grant from Innovation Fund Denmark. Today, sustainable fuels are more expensive than fossil fuels. To compete with fossil …

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Greenpeace launch protest against Shell’s Brent oil field decommissioning plans (Forum)

Greenpeace activist Jennifer Ganster North Sea – Greenpeace activists from Germany have launched a protest in the North Sea to call out Shell’s plans to abandon an estimated 11,000 tonnes of oil in the sea.[1] The Greenpeace ship Esperanza approached the 500m exclusion zone of Shell’s platforms in the Brent oil field, off the Shetland …

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Port of London Pilot, Ms. Ivana Carrioni-Burnett, shares a new personal insight during the COVID-19 crisis (Forum)

Photo : Ivana Maria Carrioni-Burnett 10 August 2020  by Ivana Maria Carrioni-Burnett London. UK.  Reporting for Human Rights at Sea , Port of London Authority Pilot, Ms. Ivana Carrioni-Burnett, provides another* personal insight during the COVID-19 crisis. At Maritime Magazine, we were struck by this bold statement which drives forward the importance of shipping and in particular the priceless …

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