Greenhouse gas emissions

Maritime transport and the carbon market

  By Denis Margot, President of Eolyss, with the collaboration of David Bolduc, Executive Director of Green Marine, and Mathieu Saint-Pierre, President and CEO of the Société de développement économique du Saint-Laurent (SODES). IMO and climate change The greenhouse effect is a natural phenomenon caused by certain atmospheric gases that retain part of the heat …

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Clean Shipping Alliance scrubs away at ICCT report on Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems

  Following the release of a report by environmental group ICCT, the Clean Shipping Alliance expresses its concern about the wrong perception of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (“scrubbers”) and wash water discharges portrayed in the publication. “We welcome all scientific inquiries on Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) that are objective and well researched. However, in …

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ABS analyses leading alternative fuels’ life-cycle GHG footprints

  HOUSTON – In its latest support for the marine and offshore industry’s decarbonization drive, ABS has published a detailed life-cycle, or value-chain, analysis of the greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint of the leading alternative marine fuels. The first-of-its-kind analysis is the heart of the third edition of the ABS Low Carbon Shipping Outlook series, where …

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U.S. joining IMO efforts to cut GHG shipping emissions

  The Biden administration has confirmed its intention to join member countries of the International Maritime Organization to achieve net-zero carbon emissions, reversing the environmental policies of the previous Trump government. Previously, only the United States and Saudi Arabia among IMO states had been withholding formal support. John Kerry, the U.S. Presidential Envoy for Climate …

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Norsepower and OTD sign rotor sail installation agreement

  HELSINKI and SINGAPORE – Norsepower Oy Ltd., a global provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, has signed a framework agreement with Offshore Technology Development (OTD), Keppel Offshore & Marine’s technology arm specialising in the provision of critical equipment which supports the offshore oil and gas, marine, and offshore wind industries.  Under the agreement, OTD …

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UECC floats first of three LNG battery hybrid PCTCs

  The first of three LNG battery hybrid pure car truck carriers (PCTC) commissioned by United European Car Carriers (UECC) was launched in an official ceremony Monday 12 April at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai. The remaining two vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2022. With the launch of our first LNG battery hybrid PCTC, …

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Paris debut for world’s first hydrogen cargo vessel

  The European innovation project Flagships will deploy the world’s first commercial cargo transport vessel operating on hydrogen, plying the river Seine in Paris. Commercial operations are set to commence in 2021. The hydrogen cargo transport vessel will be owned by French inland shipowner Compagnie Fluvial de Transport (CFT), a subsidiary of the Sogestran Group. The company is currently …

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MSC doubles down on Arctic shipping ban

  In view of the recent public debate around container shipping in the Arctic, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has doubled down on its position to avoid considering the Northern Sea Route, including the Northeast and Northwest Passages on environmental grounds. An expansion of Arctic shipping could increase the emissions of so-called black carbon – physical …

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Hydrogen-fuelled trailing suction hopper dredger project moves closer to reality

  Dutch shipbuilder Royal IHC is moving forward with its hydrogen-fuelled trailing suction hopper dredger project. The company has recently received an ‘approval in principle’ (AiP) from classification society Bureau Veritas for the design of a hydrogen-fuelled trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD). In an innovation partnership with the Dutch Rijkswaterstaat, Royal IHC is exploring a …

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Québec government  environmental  body says Saguenay LNG megaproject too risky

  Following extensive public hearings, the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) has determined that the risks outweigh the rewards for a planned $10 billion project to ship 11 million tonnes of LNG annually to overseas markets via the Saguenay fjord and St. Lawrence River. Backed by the Legault government but opposed by all the …

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