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Parties Conclude MoU with City of Yokohama for Acceptance of Ammonia-Fueled Tugboat Contributing to the Realization of a Carbon Neutral Society from the Port of Yokohama

NYK Line, IHI Power Systems Co., Ltd., and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) (i.e., “the Parties”) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with City of Yokohama for the acceptance of an ammonia-fueled tugboat (A-Tug) at the port of Yokohama. The conclusion of this MoU is part of the Green Innovation Fund project within Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) for the development of vessels equipped with a domestically produced ammonia-fueled engine, adopted in October 2021 for NYK Line and IHI Power Systems Co., Ltd.* The MoU includes ...

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Carbon Capture Could Be of Interest to the Maritime Industry

The nascent industry of carbon storage and utilization could be of interest to shipping, when it comes to its decarbonization effots. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Intermodal noted that “we have seen India and Pakistan suffering the last days from extreme spring heatwaves. It is, indeed, a wake-up call to the international as well as the shipping community. Extreme climate events are going to continue and will only increase in rate and intensity unless immediate actions occur. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presented four scenarios for reducing ...

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Facility for technical carbon removals being launched by major corporations

Yesterday, five leading companies from across Asia, Europe, and North America announced their plan to join the NextGen CDR Facility (NextGen) as founding buyers to dramatically scale up carbon removal technologies and catalyze the market for high- quality carbon removals. Founding buyers in NextGen will include Boston Consulting Group, LGT, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Swiss Re, and UBS. The establishment of NextGen follows last year’s announcement by South Pole, recently approved as an Implementing Partner of the First Movers Coalition (FMC), and its development was strongly influenced by the Carbon Removal ...

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NYK and Nippon Yuka Kogyo Develop New Additive

NYK and Nippon Yuka Kogyo Co., Ltd., an NYK Group company, have jointly developed a new fuel-oil additive effective in dispersing sludge* and reducing fuel consumption in VLSFO (very low sulfur fuel oil; sulfur content below 0.5%). NYK and Nippon Yuka Kogyo have been investigating the properties of VLSFO as one of the measures to comply with SOx emission requirements,** and in 2019 developed the sludge-dispersing fuel oil additive Yunic 800VLS.*** We observed Yunic 800VLS is effective against most of deteriorated compliant fuel oil, and with taking account into present ...

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Berg Propulsion drives sustainability gains for CSL’s Great Lakes new generation

Emissions reductions have been confirmed for the first ’laker’ to feature a diesel-electric drive train, after the initial weeks in service of Canada Steamship Lines’ new self-unloader Nukumi. The vessel arrived in Halifax in time to take up duties for the 2022 Great Lakes season complete with patented Direct Drive Electric technology from Berg Propulsion. Built by China’s Chengxi Shipyard, the delivery also marks a bulk carrier market debut for Direct Drive Electric – an integrated solution developed by Berg to make high efficiency electric propulsion easier to adopt. The ...

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Major progress at the IMO: After over a decade of stalemate, the IMO’s latest meeting on GHG emissions achieves consensus on pricing GHG emissions

The Intersessional Working Group (ISWG) on Greenhouse Gases (GHG) ISWG-GHG 12 marks the third substantive discussion on mid-term measures (MTM), and the shift from phase 1 to phase 2 of the workplan adopted at MEPC76. The meeting concluded that there was now consensus to price GHG emissions at IMO. This is a major development – the concept of market-based measures (MBM’s) has been on the table at IMO for more than a decade and often debated with large disagreements between member states. Dr Aly Shaw, Principal Consultant at UMAS said: ...

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H2-Industries set to clear the oceans of plastic waste and produce clean fuel from innovative ship design

H2-Industries and TECHNOLOG Services, a naval architecture company, have joined forces to develop 3D designs for an innovative concept ship that will collect plastic waste that currently blights the world’s oceans and then converts it into clean hydrogen, allowing surplus hydrogen to be shipped back to shore. Plastic pollution in oceans and other bodies of water continues to grow sharply and could more than double by 2030, according to an assessment by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Plastic debris is currently the most abundant type of litter in the ocean, ...

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Econowind receives fleet order for Wind-Assist installations from Vertom

Netherlands-based Econowind and Vertom today announced their collaboration to install wind-assist VentiFoil units on multiple vessels by the end of 2022. These will be retrofitted on the general cargo vessels MV Progress and MV Perfect, making it the first fleet order for Econowind. Econowind will install the next generation VentiFoils on the vessels. The suction method has been upgraded, which results in limiting the number of moving parts. This next step by Vertom allows Econowind to further invest in production methods, making production faster. Thomas van Meerkerk of Vertom says: ...

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Carnival Corporation Joins Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest cruise company, announced it has joined the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, a nonprofit, independent research and development center committed to accelerating the transition toward a net-zero future for the global maritime industry. Carnival Corporation, with nine global cruise line brands, is the first cruise company to join the center’s global community. The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping aims to advance the maritime industry’s transition to a low carbon future through collaboration across the entire value chain, ...

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NEOLINE wind-powered merchant ship to be equipped with Solid Sail solution from Chantiers de l’Atlantique

A development project for the construction of a 136-meter, wind-powered merchant ship is under full sail following the final selection of the wind-assisted propulsion technology for the vessel, an active crowdfunding campaign and the forging of key strategic partnerships. Nantes, France: 19 May 2022: Nantes-based eco-responsible and low-carbon shipping company, NEOLINE is one step closer to launching its first Neoliner, a 136-meter wind-powered merchant ship. The cargo ship, the construction of which is scheduled to begin this year and to enter into service in 2024-2025, will save 80 to 90% ...

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Corvus Energy sets up US battery factory to meet market demand for hybrid and zero-emission vessels

Corvus Energy, the leading supplier of battery energy storage systems (BESS) for marine applications, is pleased to announce that the company is expanding its US operations by opening a new factory in the state of Washington. The US-based manufacturing facility, with an annual capacity of 200 MWh of stored energy capacity, will support demand for marine BESS in the Americas as the marine industry accelerates its adoption of decarbonization technology to meet global GHG emissions reduction targets. Geir Bjørkeli, CEO of Corvus Energy explains, “We have seen a significant uptake ...

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GoodFuels and ITOCHU sign strategic partnership agreement to scale sustainable marine biofuel across Asia-Pacific

GoodFuels, the leading biofuels pioneer for the global transport industry, and ITOCHU Corporation, one of Japan’s largest general trading companies, have today announced a new partnership agreement to scale sustainable marine biofuel in Singapore, Japan, and Asia-Pacific. ITOCHU is actively engaged in the wholesale, distribution, and bunkering of petroleum products in both Singapore and Japan, while GoodFuels specialises in the sourcing, development, production, and delivery of sustainable marine biofuels, with a presence in the Netherlands and Singapore. This new strategic partnership will enable the two companies to build the market ...

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New tool to forecast carbon intensity of vessel operations

As shipowners rush to comply with Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) requirements, misguided decisions on “low friction” hull coatings can have far reaching consequences. Jotun has created a tool to calculate the CII of individual vessels and project the expected development in CII ratings based on different antifouling coatings. The digital tool will display options in a way that customers can easily visualise. Alongside the new tool, Jotun has published a paper that dispels the notion of “low friction” coatings that can improve vessel EEXI purely through theoretical calculations ...

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Scandlines turns down diesel engines, turns up wind power and reduces CO2 emissions once again

Since 2013, Scandlines has invested more than EUR 300 million in building and converting conventional ferries into hybrid ferries. In 2020, the ferry operator added environmentally friendly wind propulsion technology to the list of green initiatives by installing a Norsepower Rotor Sail on the hybrid ferry Copenhagen, which operates on the Rostock-Gedser route between Germany and Denmark. With the Rotor Sail from Finnish Norsepower, Scandlines has reduced CO2 emissions from the hybrid ferry by an average of 4% and, on good days with optimal wind conditions, by as much as ...

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Make sure you meet your EEXI deadline

Fabian Kock, Head of Section Environmental Certification, DNV Dr Fabian Kock currently holds the position of Head of Environmental Certification at DNV in Hamburg, Germany. His section offers the following services: certification of marine diesel engines, marine exhaust gas after treatment systems such as SCR catalysts and scrubbers as well as the certification of the energy efficiency of ships. A laboratory measuring exhaust gas components and particulate matter also lies in his field of responsibility. Additionally, he advises the German Ministry of Transport in technical questions of emissions to air ...

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