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ME-GI Engine Sails Through Sea Trials

ME-GI engines for Eastern Pacific Shipping boxship series feature negligible methane-slip and are first to feature new PVU; MAN Energy Solutions’ low-speed, dual-fuel references now exceed 300 units with ME-GI recording over 1 million operating hours on LNG alone The ME-GI engine – the new industrial standard MAN Energy Solutions successful ME-GI (-Gas Injection) engine has set a new industrial standard for two-stroke propulsion engines aboard – among others – LNG carriers, container vessels, car carriers and bulk carriers. The ME-GI engine provides ship-owners and operators with a peerless solution ...

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Hydrogen – The future of zero-carbon fuels?

As the debate over how to combat climate change becomes ever more urgent, one company says it has found a way to produce carbon-neutral hydrogen on an industrial scale. In November, Heliogen, an American clean energy company backed by Bill Gates, announced that it had concentrated solar energy to exceed temperatures greater than 1,000 degrees Celsius. At this temperature, Heliogen can split CO2 or water molecules to make hydrogen in a carbon-neutral way for industrial processes. Producing hydrogen without the use of fossil fuels wasn’t a concern until recently, but ...

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National governments found to have a much greater responsibility for shipping emissions than previously thought

GHG emissions of global shipping are increasing, and expected to continue to increase, under current policy, according to the 4th IMO GHG Study. Advances in this new study’s methods have estimated that 30% of total shipping emissions fall directly within national government responsibility, twice the magnitude previously estimated. The study’s findings and trends continue to set a significant challenge for governments domestically, and collectively at the International Maritime Organisation, if the sector is to contribute proportionally to achieving the Paris Agreement temperature goals. The study shows strong, clear policy action ...

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Shipping’s share of global carbon emissions increases

Carbon emissions from shipping rose in the six-year period to 2018 and accounted for 2.89% of the world’s CO2, a study released on Tuesday showed, amid growing pressure on the industry to bring levels down. About 90% of world trade is transported by sea and UN shipping agency – the IMO – aims to reduce the industry’s overall greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from 2008 levels by 2050. The report – the fourth in a series commissioned by the IMO – said shipping’s share of global CO2 emissions increased to ...

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Fourth IMO Greenhouse Gas Study: Shipping emissions are projected to increase by up to 50% until 2050, relative to 2018

The greenhouse gas emissions of shipping have increased from 977 million tonnes in 2012 to 1,076 million tonnes in 2018 (9.6% increase). The carbon intensity of shipping has improved by about 11% in this period, but the growth in activity was larger than the efficiency gains. In the next decades emissions are projected to increase by up to 50% until 2050, relative to 2018, despite further efficiency gains, as transport demand is expected to continue to grow. While the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic will probably cause a decline in ...

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The world’s first LNG-fuelled research vessel ATAIR receives LNG in Gasum’s first truck-to-ship bunkering operation in Germany

On July 27th, the Nordic energy company Gasum has conducted the first truck-to-ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering operation in Germany. Gasum delivered LNG to the world’s first LNG-fueled research vessel ATAIR. ATAIR is currently under construction at Fassmer shipyard in Berne/Motzen in Germany. ATAIR is the world’s first LNG-fueled research vessel. The vessel will enter into service in 2020 and will replace the old ATAIR, commissioned in 1987. Fassmer was awarded the contract to build the ship for the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH), which will use ...

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Market expansion and diversification over the past decade: what’s next for LNG?

Panos Mitrou, LR’s Global Gas Segment Manager (pictured right), has been dealing with LNG as fuel for the past eight years. Over this period, he has seen the use of LNG expand and diversify from just a few LNG carriers using boil off gas for convenience to far wider adoption across a range of shipping sectors. In recent months, the LNG as fuel question is part of the decision making process in approximately 50% of new projects. Today, despite the sceptics, he is more passionate than ever about the future ...

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Silverstream secures further orders for air lubrication technology on eight Hyundai Heavy Industries newbuild LNG carriers

Pioneering clean technology company Silverstream Technologies yesterday announced that it has secured another new deal to install its market-leading air lubrication technology, the Silverstream® System, onboard eight newbuild LNG carriers being constructed at Hyundai Heavy Industries and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in South Korea. The milestone order reinforces the market maturity and proven environmental and financial savings of the Silverstream® System and further demonstrates the global appeal of air lubrication as one of the most viable clean technologies available within the shipping industry. Four of the 174,000 cubic metre LNG ...

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Clean Arctic Alliance Response on Impacts of Black Carbon Emissions from Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oils

Responding to a LinkedIn post by Francisco Malta of VM Industrials – Aderco Oceania, and a subsequent statement by the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) regarding black carbon emissions from very-low sulphur fuel oils (VLSFOs), Clean Arctic Alliance Lead Advisor Sian Prior said: “It is vitally important that uncertainties of this kind do not delay urgently-needed action to reduce black carbon emissions from ships. We know that black carbon is a short-lived climate forcer – it is the strongest light-absorbing component of particulate matter, and is a critical contributor to ...

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Research Uncovers Significant New Market For Low Carbon Fuels And Energy To Drive Shipping Decarbonisation

A new study – the BLUE Insight Low Carbon Shipping Fuels & Energy Guide 2020 – has revealed that more than 40 organisations are vying for a share of the $1.4 trillion* low carbon shipping fuels and energy market. However, many remain in their infancy and primed for investment from institutional, private equity and private finance. The Guide has been produced by business and strategic advisory consultancy BLUE Insight, in partnership with leading classification society Bureau Veritas. The Guide includes interviews with representatives from the companies featured, as well as ...

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Newport Shipping on target for IMO 2050

Newport Shipping offers a full range of services for LNG conversions for clients to meet the challenge of achieving the IMO 2050 decarbonisation goals. The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2050 targets, through its marine pollution protocol (MARPOL), is seeking to cut emissions to zero by 2050. This target has been adopted by member states to address pollution in the oceans. The target is increasingly being used as an all-encompassing and expanding regulation to reduce emissions to the atmosphere. “Achieving the IMO 2050 targets requires synchronized collective moves by all key ...

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Kanfer Shipping signs exclusive agreement with CGR Arctic Marine to develop cost-saving LNG bunkering vessels

Kanfer Shipping AS (“Kanfer”), the Norway-based shipping company focused on LNG break-bulk and bunkering ships, has entered into an exclusive agreement with CGR Arctic Marine (“CGR”), the Norwegian LNG technology company that has designed and developed a unique LNG bunkering vessel as well as an innovative gas delivery system that together reduce the overall cost of LNG bunkering infrastructure. Under the licensing and development agreement, Kanfer will exclusively market CGR’s unique Liquid Methane Bunkering Vessel (“LMBV”) and other state-of-the-art technologies to customers in the global LNG bunkering industry, including shipping ...

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Nine Leading Businesses Launch New Initiative to Accelerate Progress to a Net Zero Future

The heads of nine companies today announced the establishment of a new initiative to accelerate the transition to a net zero global economy. The initiative, known as Transform to Net Zero, intends to develop and deliver research, guidance, and implementable roadmaps to enable all businesses to achieve net zero emissions. The Initiative will be led by founding members including A.P. Moller – Maersk, Danone, Mercedes-Benz AG, Microsoft Corp., Natura &Co, NIKE, Inc., Starbucks, Unilever, and Wipro, as well as Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). The Initiative is supported by BSR, which ...

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ABS to Class West Coast’s First LNG Bunker Barge

The first LNG Bunker Barge on North America’s west coast, which is expected to serve shipping from 2023, is to be built to ABS class. As a leader in the classification and certification of LNG vessels and systems globally, ABS is uniquely qualified to support Cryopeak LNG Solutions Corporation (Cryopeak) and Island Tug & Barge Ltd. (ITB) who have developed a design for a 4,000 m3 articulated tug and barge. The design utilizes one of ITB’s tugs to deliver LNG as a fuel to shipping companies calling to Ports on ...

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Marine fuels & IMO 2020: So much for all the hype

VLSFO the fuel of choice As the shipping industry has moved further into 2020, and with the need to comply with new regulations to cap the sulphur content of fuel burned to 0.5% compared to 3.5% previously, it has become clearer that the fuel of choice for ship owners is very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO), rather than a marine gasoil. This is evident when looking at bunker fuel sales in Singapore, with VLSFO making up almost 70% of total fuel oil sales in the first six months of the ...

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