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DNV GL awards AiP to KSOE for wing-sail propulsion system

DNV GL has awarded an Approval in Principle (AIP) to Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering (KSOE) for a wing-sail auxiliary propulsion system for ships.  The wind-powered auxiliary propulsion system is the result of a joint research project from KSOE, the shipbuilding holding company of Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, and SK Shipping, to develop wind-powered eco-friendly …

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Norway’s Havyard developing hydrogen zero-emission vessels in new segment

 Europe is devoting extensive resources to achieving the climate goals, and the maritime industry is part of the solution. Green solutions and zero-emission vessels are in high demand in several segments. Now, a European player has contracted Havyard to develop a new ship concept for cargo transport, and it must be emission free. The partner …

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Finnish Norsepower installs two tiltable rotor sails

HELSINKI – Norsepower announced Wednesday that it has installed two 35-meter rotor sails aboard a ro/ro operated by Sea-Cargo, a shipowner in the North Sea market. This installation marks the world’s first tiltable Rotor Sail, showcasing that vessels that have to negotiate height restricted routes can benefit from this fuel and emissions-saving solution. According to …

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Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy join forces towards offshore green hydrogen

Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy announced today that they are joining forces combining their ongoing wind-to-hydrogen developments to address one of the major challenges of our decade — decarbonizing the economy to solve the climate crisis.     The companies are contributing with their developments to an innovative solution that fully integrates an electrolyzer into an …

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Collaborative technologies for maritime transport at economies of scale (Forum)

by Mikael Lind, Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), Adam Roark, AWS Transportation & Logistics, Amazon, Michele Sancricca, AWS Transportation & Logistics, Amazon, Almir Zerem, RISE, Hanane Becha, UN/CEFACT, Erminio Di Paola, HERE Technologies, Henk Mulder, IATA Never has the need for digital data sharing and processing at scale been more apparent than now. The growth …

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UN launches Green Hydrogen Catapult to halve production costs

LONDON, Dec. 8,– Six world-leading companies today announced a global coalition that will accelerate the scale and production of green hydrogen 50-fold in the next six years, helping to transform the world’s most carbon intensive industries, including power generation, chemicals, steel making and shipping. The new UN backed “Green Hydrogen Catapult” initiative will see green hydrogen industry …

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Clear Seas survey underlines vessel oil spill concerns of Canadians

Euronav’s Cap Charles arriving at Port of Québec, one of Canada’s busy oil ports. Photo Louis Rhéaume Vancouver, BC – Despite a drop in marine oil spills worldwide due to improved safety measures, Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping’s (Clear Seas) latest public opinion survey shows that spills in Canadian waters from tankers and …

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Norwegian fertilizer giant Yara planning green ammonia supply to shipping industry

Porsgrunn is Yara’s facility in Norway to be converted to green ammonia production – Yara photo Oslo: Yara announced plans for 500,000 tonnes per annum green ammonia production in Norway, powering emission-free shipping fuels and decarbonized food solutions. “Ammonia is the most promising hydrogen carrier and zero-carbon shipping fuel, and Yara is the global ammonia …

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«Ancient» bill of lading rocketing towards the XXI century

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, – Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA), a neutral, non-profit group established to further digitalisation of container shipping technology standards, in conjunction with its nine member carriers, published data and process standards for the submission of shipping instructions and issuance of the bill of lading (B/L). DCSA B/L standards are aligned with the …

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Enkhuizen Nautical College Sets Course for Wind-Assisted Ship Propulsion and Sustainable Shipping 

  Netherland’s Enkhuizen Nautical College, founded in 1978, is the only nautical college in Europe where the focus lies on teaching students to navigate vessels under sail. Regular subjects like (astronomical) navigation, collision regulations and marine engineering are supplemented with specialized subjects such as square-rigged sailing, sailing vessel design and sailing vessel stability. This year …

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