Greenhouse gas emissions

Maersk steers towards renewable methanol as a future fuel

Copenhagen Airports, A.P. Moller – Maersk, DSV Panalpina, DFDS, SAS and Ørsted have formed the first partnership of its kind to develop an industrial-scale production facility to produce sustainable fuels for road, maritime and air transport in the Copenhagen area. The partnership brings together the demand and supply side of sustainable fuels with a vision …

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Japanese majors form consortium to develop and commercialize zero-emission electric ships

Seven companies – Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd., Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd., Exeno Yamamizu Corporation, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd., Tokyo Electric Power Company, and Mitsubishi Corporation – today announced establishment of the “e5 Consortium,” with the goal of establishing new ocean shipping infrastructure services through various initiatives to …

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How green stimulus measures could fuel shipping’s decarbonization

By Johannah Christensen, Managing Director, Global Maritime Forum and Anthony Hobley Executive Director, Mission Possible Platform, World Economic Forum Policymakers should invest in shipping’s green transition when deciding on policies and stimulus measures to kickstart the global economy. We are in the middle of a global health crisis that will have severe consequences for people around …

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Minship bulk carrier biofuel trial advances carbon neutral shipping

Bavarian ship management company Minship and its subsidiary Minmarine  announced that a bulk carrier in their fleet of managed vessels, M/V Trudy, has successfully bunkered biofuel at the Port of Rotterdam. The biofuel bunkered by the 2009-built, 30,790 dwt bulk carrier on April 17 was GoodFuels’ sustainable Biofuel Oil MR1-100: which is a second generation sustainable …

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ABB to power South Asia’s first LNG hybrid tug for efficient and sustainable operations

ABB’s electric propulsion, power, energy storage, control and automation technology will be at the heart of the first tug in South Asia capable of switching between low emission LNG engines and zero-emission battery power. The tug, which will operate in Singapore harbor, has been ordered by Sembcorp Marine subsidiary Jurong Marine Services for delivery from …

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Pandemic masks true picture of sulphur 2020 compliance, asserts lawyer firm

Cap-aux-Meules, April 15, 2020 – With the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, CTMA cancels its 19th cruise season which was scheduled from June 12 to September 25, 2020. Due to the new measures put in place last week by Transport Canada concerning the non-essential transportation of passengers, cruises scheduled June 12, 19 and 26 had …

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IMO working group recommends ban on heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping

In a landmark decision reached at the end of last week in London, a working group of the International Maritime Organization has recommended a global ban on the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by ships sailing in Arctic waters, with some notable exceptions, beginning on July 1, 2024. The decision by the Sub-Committee on …

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Global shipping’s decarbonisation cost to attain $1 trillion

London, UK – According to a new study, at least $1 trillion of capital investment in land-based and ship-related infrastructure will be required to halve international shipping’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. A new study by UMAS and the Energy Transitions Commission for the Getting to Zero Coalition spells out the scale of the challenge. …

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