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Industry coalition aiming to use ships powered by zero-carbon fuels by 2040

BOSTON – Nine major companies including Amazon, IKEA, Michelin, and Unilever announced today their commitment to progressively switch all of their ocean freight to vessels powered by zero-carbon fuels by 2040, in a “fantastic display of ambition that sends a clear market signal to the maritime value chain and fuel producers,” said Jonathan Lewis, Director

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Cargo volumes remain robust on St. Lawrence Seaway

Cargo volumes through the St. Lawrence Seaway and Canadian Great Lakes ports remained robust in September as ships delivered critical commodities and products without the delays or supply chain disruption seen in other trade gateways, according to the latest results. From March 22 to September 30, overall cargo volumes via the Seaway totaled 24.1 million

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New ZeroCoaster study looks into hydrogen value maritime chain 

Hexagon Purus joins the work package Zero Emission Compressed Hydrogen (ZECH) which is part of the ZeroCoaster project study coordinated by Vard, a major global ship design and shipbuilding company. This study aims to research, evaluate and present zero emission ship design solutions using alternative fuel systems. The ZeroCoaster represents coastal bulk cargo operations in

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ABS chairman underlines importance of shipowner decarbonization strategy

HOUSTON – Such is the scale of industry disruption from decarbonization that a decarbonization strategy likely is now the best business strategy for shipowners. That was the message for the industry from Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President, and CEO in a keynote speech to open North American Shipping Week. He also stressed that governments

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UN Secretary General castigates shipping industry progress on decarbonization

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has issued blunt words on the shipping industry’s progress on decarbonisation and has urged the International Maritime Organization to establish more “ambitious and credible targets.” Addressing the UN Global Sustainable Transport Conference in Beijing, he declared: “Let’s be honest. While member states have made some initial steps through the International

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IMB reports sharp decrease in piracy incidents

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has reported the lowest number of reported piracy and armed robbery incidents for the first nine months of any year since 1994. IMB’s latest global piracy report recorded 97 incidents of piracy and armed robbery for the first nine months of 2021 – the lowest level of reported incidents

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ABS and Kongsberg join forces to power maritime digitalization and decarbonisation

Houston – Two of the maritime industry’s most advanced digital service providers have joined forces through the product integration of Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight and the ABS My Digital Fleet™ platform. The alliance brings together data acquisition capabilities from Kongsberg Digital and ABS’ business intelligence capabilities to offer shipowners, ship managers and charterers seamless access

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