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Tailwinds of 2020 (Forum)

  Shipping has faced some historically significant challenges this year, we opened the year with IMO 2020, the greatest change in fuel regulation in this century and we end the year still trying to come to grips with crew changes in such a time of crisis. How has the maritime technology sector fared? Well, here …

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Cargill and BAR Tech collaborate on wind propulsion technology

  Geneva, Switzerland: Commodity trader Cargill and BAR Technologies have embarked on a strategic project with naval architect Deltamarin Finland to bring cutting edge wind propulsion technology to commercial shipping. The project will see BAR Technologies’ WindWings– large, solid wing sails that measure up to 45 metres in height – fitted to the deck of bulk cargo ships …

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Joint study explores feasibility of mobile carbon capture in shipping

Stena Image, the second out of 10 sister ships ordered from the Guangzhou Shipyard in China. Built 2015. Photo courtesy of Stena Bulk   As the shipping industry looks for ways to reduce its carbon footprint, one of the methods that is being explored is carbon capture. To explore this, anewpartnershiphas been created betweenOGCI, a …

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Belgian and Dutch inland ports plan to establish a single shore-based power system

  Port of Antwerp, the Port of Rotterdam Authority, the Port of Amsterdam, North Sea Port Netherlands, Drechtsteden and De Vlaamse Waterweg intend to set up a single shore-based power system for inland shipping and the river cruise industry. This will contribute to the user-friendliness of this facility, which is used to provide moored vessels …

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Maritime leaders reimagine more resilient, sustainable global seaborne trade

The CMA CGM Jacques Saade, the first container ship of this size powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), set a world record on October 12 by loading 20,723 full containers in Singapore. Finding a new way forward for global seaborne trade was the focus of discussions during the Global Maritime Forum’s week-long Virtual-High Level Meeting on …

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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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Asahi Tanker Orders 2 of World’s 1st Zero-emission Electric-powered Tankers

TOKYO—Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd. Japanese shipping firm Asahi Tanker Co. has placed an order for the construction of two electrically powered tankers. The two tankers will adopt the “e5 tanker” design developed by e5 Lab Inc. They will be powered completely by large-capacity lithium ion batteries and are slated to go into service as bunker …

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Top charterers commit to transparent reporting of shipping emissions

Some of the biggest names in chartering have vowed to make the details of their shipping carbon footprint public, which could germinate an enormous revolution in sea transportation. International non-profit organization, Global Maritime Forum, announced today that a group of the world’s largest energy, agriculture, mining, and commodity trading companies will for the first time …

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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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New DNV GL forecast points to ammonia and methanol as likely future fuels and hydrogen the surprise loser

DNV GL – Maritime has released the fourth edition of its Maritime Forecast to 2050. Its purpose is to enhance the ability of shipping stakeholders, especially shipowners, to navigate the technological, regulatory and market uncertainties in the industry, and set shipping on a pathway to decarbonization. It is based on a library of 30 scenarios which …

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