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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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Dane consortium to develop a two-stroke, ammonia-fuelled engine

Innovation Fund Denmark, the Danish investment entity, has announced the establishment of a consortium to develop a two-stroke, ammonia-fuelled engine for shipping. It aims to specify and demonstrate an entire, marine-propulsion system that will pave the way for the first commercial order for an ammonia-fuelled vessel. MAN Energy Solutions will lead the consortium that also …

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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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CMA CGM and MSC join Maersk’s TradeLens as foundation carriers

  Data on nearly half of the world’s ocean container cargo is now available on TradeLens as global shipping leaders CMA CGM and MSC are actively sharing information through the blockchain-based data platform. Global container carriers CMA CGM and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) today announced they are now integrated onto TradeLens (www.tradelens.com), helping ensure …

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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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IMO launches new animation highlighting digitalization

A new IMO video animation has been launched, to show how electronic data exchange is vital to ensure supply chains continue to function safely and effectively, with contactless clearance of ships in and out of ports.  The video was launched during a webinar (8 October) on “Future of Shipping: Digitalization”, co-organised by IMO and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.  Opening the webinar, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim …

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Saab to streamline Halifax Port Authority operations with their Port Management Information System

 The Halifax Port Authority is taking a major step forward in digitalisation of their operations. It has awarded Saab a contract to supply a Port Management Information System (PMIS). The system will streamline port operations, allowing port departments, 80 service providers, customers and other members of the port community to further improve their collaboration.  The …

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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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Wilhelmsen and thyssenkrupp create 3D printing joint venture for maritime sector

On 28 September, Wilhelmsen’s Marine Products division and thyssenkrupp signed a joint venture letter of intent (LOI) in an effort “to re-examine and optimize the production and delivery process of 3D printed spare parts for the unique demands of the maritime market”. Utilizing thyssenkrupp’s deep expertise in additive manufacturing, alongside Wilhelmsen’s long standing maritime service …

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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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