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  • Methanol fuel cell test with Alfa Laval, DFDS,...

    Testing is beginning on a new generation of methanol-fueled high-temperature membrane full cell as part of a program to accelerate the commercialization of the technology as an auxiliary marine power source. During a year of planned testing at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre, the fuel cell system’s durability and lifetime will be in focus while working with DFDS, Maersk Drilling, and Hafnia to develop the operational and implementation aspects for the fuel cell technology.

     

  • Industry leaders collaborate to develop guidance...

    Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decarbonisation Hub and the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping form new project with A.P. Moller-Maersk, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NYK Line and Total to support shipping’s transition to zero-carbon. 

     

  • World Bank recommends avoiding LNG as it explores...

    As part of the ongoing debate on the means to achieve decarbonization for the maritime industry, the World Bank weighs in on the issue with a series of new research reports providing its perspective for policymakers and the industry. While it concludes that there are major opportunities, the international financial organization dismisses the long-term role of LNG instead joining the growing support for ammonia and hydrogen as the most promising future fuels for shipping.

     

  • Crowley begins bunkering bay area ship assist tug...

    Crowley Shipping and Shell Trading U.S. (STUSCO) have started using biofuel to power the tugboat Veteran, a ship assist and escort tug serving the San Francisco Bay market. The new bunkering contract will help Crowley reduce the carbon footprint and greenhouse gas impact of its maritime operations.

     

  • Singapore’s first carbon neutral LNG cargo uses...

    In another example of the use of carbon offsets to achieve carbon neutrality, Pavilion Energy Singapore reported that it has imported Singapore’s first carbon-neutral LNG cargo.  A subsidiary of the Singapore government’s Temasek investment company, Pavilion is a global energy company trading LNG and developing the LNG bunkering business for the maritime industry.

     

  • Total and Siemens collaborate on reducing...

    With the continuing growth of the LNG as a fuel of choice for the shipping industry, attention is turning on seeking improvements to make the established practices more sustainable to further support the growth of the market. Two of the leaders in energy and energy technology, France’s Total and Siemens Energy announced that will collaborate to study sustainable solutions for CO2 emissions reduction starting with a focus on natural gas liquefaction facilities and associated power generation.

     

  • Sri Lanka files $17.38M pollution claim to fire-...

    The Sri Lankan government filed an additional $17.38 million maritime pollution claim against the owners of the tanker that burnt in September 2020 off the coast of the country. This is in addition to previous claims for reimbursement for the cost of the fire fighting efforts and a fine levied against the captain of the ship for contributing to and failing to properly report the environmental damage.

     

  • Carbon emissions in port of Rotterdam drop...

    In the period 2016-2020, the port of Rotterdam reduced its total carbon emissions by no less than 27%. Nationwide, the volume of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere fell by 14% in the same period. In 2020, Rotterdam achieved a 12% reduction in emissions, compared to 8% in the Netherlands as a whole. As a result of this swift decrease, companies in the port of Rotterdam are currently responsible for 13.5% of the Netherlands’ total carbon emissions: a share that several years ago was 16%.

     

  • Hagland Shipping goes all-in for hybrid...

    Hagland Shipping is diving into battery-hybrid propulsion with an order for up to four new self-discharging, hybrid-powered coastal bulkers. When delivered, they will be among the first of their kind in the sector. 

     

  • Stolt tankers is latest shipping company to test...

    Marine biofuel is one of the products that is drawing the attention of the shipping lines as an alternative that is currently available to help them achieve their sustainability goals. Stolt Tankers, which operates a fleet of 152 chemical tankers transporting bulk liquid chemicals, edible oils, acids, and clean petroleum products, announced it will become the latest line to test marine biofuel on one of its vessels.

     

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Methanol fuel cell test with Alfa Laval, DFDS, Maersk Drilling, Hafnia

Testing is beginning on a new generation of methanol-fueled high-temperature membrane full cell as part of a program to accelerate the commercialization of the technology as an auxiliary marine power source. During a year of planned testing at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre, the fuel cell system’s durability and lifetime will be in focus while working with DFDS, Maersk Drilling, and Hafnia to develop the operational and implementation aspects for the fuel cell technology.

 
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World Bank recommends avoiding LNG as it explores ship decarbonization

As part of the ongoing debate on the means to achieve decarbonization for the maritime industry, the World Bank weighs in on the issue with a series of new research reports providing its perspective for policymakers and the industry. While it concludes that there are major opportunities, the international financial organization dismisses the long-term role of LNG instead joining the growing support for ammonia and hydrogen as the most promising future fuels for shipping.

 
English

Singapore’s first carbon neutral LNG cargo uses carbon offsetting

In another example of the use of carbon offsets to achieve carbon neutrality, Pavilion Energy Singapore reported that it has imported Singapore’s first carbon-neutral LNG cargo.  A subsidiary of the Singapore government’s Temasek investment company, Pavilion is a global energy company trading LNG and developing the LNG bunkering business for the maritime industry.

 
English

Crowley begins bunkering bay area ship assist tug with biofuel

Crowley Shipping and Shell Trading U.S. (STUSCO) have started using biofuel to power the tugboat Veteran, a ship assist and escort tug serving the San Francisco Bay market. The new bunkering contract will help Crowley reduce the carbon footprint and greenhouse gas impact of its maritime operations.

 
English

Total and Siemens collaborate on reducing emissions in LNG production

With the continuing growth of the LNG as a fuel of choice for the shipping industry, attention is turning on seeking improvements to make the established practices more sustainable to further support the growth of the market. Two of the leaders in energy and energy technology, France’s Total and Siemens Energy announced that will collaborate to study sustainable solutions for CO2 emissions reduction starting with a focus on natural gas liquefaction facilities and associated power generation.

 
English

Sri Lanka files $17.38M pollution claim to fire-damaged tanker's owner

The Sri Lankan government filed an additional $17.38 million maritime pollution claim against the owners of the tanker that burnt in September 2020 off the coast of the country. This is in addition to previous claims for reimbursement for the cost of the fire fighting efforts and a fine levied against the captain of the ship for contributing to and failing to properly report the environmental damage.

 
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