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MAN Energy Solutions to Lead Danish Consortium Developing Ammonia-Fuelled Engine for Maritime Sector

Innovation Fund Denmark, the Danish investment entity, has announced the establishment of a consortium to develop a two-stroke, ammonia-fuelled engine for maritime shipping. It aims to specify and demonstrate an entire, marine-propulsion system that will pave the way for the first commercial order for an ammonia-fuelled vessel. MAN Energy Solutions will lead the consortium that also numbers: Eltronic FuelTech, the Danish fuel-system supplier; the Technical University of Denmark (DTU); and DNV GL, the leading classification society. Development of the engine is scheduled for 2024. Brian Østergaard Sørensen. Vice President, Head ...

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First Ship-to-Ship LNG bunkering business to commence in Japan~ Supply eco-friendly fuel by first LNG bunkering vessel in Japan

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.(“K” Line), hereby announce commencement of LNG bunkering business in the Chubu region through its joint venture company (Note 1) with JERA Co. Inc.(JERA), Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha(NYK). On October 20, First LNG bunkering vessel in Japan,“Kaguya” (Note 2),owned by the joint venture company made historic first Ship-to-Ship (Note 3) LNG fuel supply in Japan to a car carrier “Sakura Leader” which will be operated by NYK at the construction yard of Shin Kurushima Toyohashi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. “Kaguya”,based at JERA’s Kawagoe Thermal ...

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ABB delivers sustainable shore connection technology for Viking Line’s high-speed ferry

ABB Marine & Ports latest shore connection technology is ensuring that calls by the passenger ferry Viking XPRS at Estonia’s Port of Tallinn are made quietly, efficiently and emissions-free The well-known ferry, built in 2008, is deployed on the 2.5-hour route across the Baltic Sea between Tallinn, Estonia, and Helsinki, Finland, typically docking in the Estonian city twice a day. Shore connection technology from ABB is designed for easy integration on all ship types and is controlled from the vessel itself, so that sequencing does not need intervention by any ...

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Total Delivers its First Carbon Neutral LNG Cargo

Total has delivered its first shipment of carbon neutral1 liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the Chinese National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC). The loading operation was carried out at the Ichthys liquefaction plant in Australia, and the shipment was delivered on September 29 to the Dapeng terminal, China. “We are proud to have completed this first shipment of carbon neutral LNG with CNOOC, a long-standing partner of Total. This first LNG shipment, whose carbon emissions have been offset throughout the value chain, represents a new step as we seek to support ...

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ONE, the sixth-largest container company in the world, receives only 1.5 stars out of 5 on environmental reporting

We continue our independent reviews of the environmental reporting of the twelve largest container carriers in the world. Ocean Network Express (ONE) receives only 1.5 stars out of 5, occupying in that way the penultimate position, only above Pacific International Lines (PIL), which received 1 star out of 5. Contrary to PIL, ONE has produced one Sustainability Report in the past, well, in theory, two, one with the headline 2018 and the other with the headline 2019, but only the second counts because the first was launched when ONE had ...

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Pilot LNG and GAC Bunker Fuels partner to supply LNG Marine Fuel from Galveston

Texas-based Pilot LNG, LLC (Pilot) has laid the foundation for a partnership with GAC Bunker Fuels (GAC) for the supply of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel from its proposed Galveston LNG Bunker Port terminal project, which will be the first dedicated LNG bunker terminal in the region. The two companies have executed a Heads of Agreement (HOA), which outlines the terms of a partnership. It prepares the ground for Pilot to provide LNG marine fuel to GAC on a Delivered Ex-Ship (DES) basis for its customers in ...

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Harvey Gulf orders Wärtsilä Energy Storage for another four LNG-powered Supply Vessels

The technology group Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading LNG solutions and services provider, will supply its advanced Energy Storage System (ESS) to be retrofitted on four Harvey Energy class LNG-fuelled Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs). A fifth vessel in this class was earlier fitted with a Wärtsilä ESS. Louisiana-based Harvey Gulf placed this latest order with Wärtsilä in October. When the upgrade project is completed, all five vessels will be capable of full tri-fuel operation, thus providing Harvey Gulf with the most flexible, fuel efficient class of PSVs in the Gulf ...

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Acquisition of Areva H2Gen: GTT confirms its commitment to energy and environmental transition

GTT today announces the acquisition of Areva H2Gen, a French company leader in PEM electrolysis. Specialised in the conception and assembly of electrolysers for the production of green hydrogen, Areva H2Gen is using Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) technology and is the only company to manufacture electrolysers in France. Mainly produced by water electrolysis with renewable electricity, green hydrogen represents one of the levers for the future to accelerate the transition towards carbon neutrality. There are numerous applications: industrial (refinery, agro-food, electronics…), but also mobility (supply of hydrogen vehicles) and energy ...

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Japan Looks to be World’s First to Attain Zero Emission

The World Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted a two-tier strategy aimed for a drastic reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping. The initial target obliges ships to cut their average fuel cost by 40% by 2030. The second target year has been set for 2050 when the total GHG emissions are to be reduced by at least 50%. Decarbonization is a major challenge not experienced before by the shipping industry which has supported global logistics for more than 200 years by burning fossil fuels. The images of both ...

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Stena Bulk Once Again Facilitates Successful Sea Trial, This Time With ExxonMobil´s First Marine Bio Fuel Oil

Stena Bulk has just completed a successful sea trial together with ExxonMobil, testing the company’s first marine bio fuel oil in commercial operation. The trial included evaluation of on-board storage, handling and consumption in main and auxiliary engines, and showed once again biofuel’s potential as a low-carbon option to conventional fuels. “We believe various kinds of non-traditional fuels have an important role to play in accelerating the shipping industry´s reduction of greenhouse gas emissions”, said Erik Hånell, President and CEO Stena Bulk. “The development of ExxonMobil’s biofuel is an important ...

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Taking action on emissions

Frustrated at the sluggish pace of progression at the International Maritime Organisation and under intensifying pressure from external stakeholders to act on climate and air quality concerns, charterers have taken matters into their own hands – and not everyone is happy about it. Brokers and traders must now familiarise themselves with the Global Maritime Forum’s Sea Cargo Charter and associated charter party clause, launched last week with the backing of the world’s top shippers. Anglo American, Cargill Ocean Transportation, Dow, Norden, Total and Trafigura have all played a part in ...

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IMO must close loopholes to stop world’s dirtiest fuel polluting Arctic waters

HFO produces higher levels of air and climate pollutants than any other marine fuel, and its use must be banned in the Arctic. Ottawa, Canada – Huge loopholes in a proposed international shipping agreement means vulnerable marine ecosystems and the livelihoods of Arctic peoples will continue to be threatened by spills from heavy fuel oil (HFO). The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is expected to finalize a ban on HFO in Arctic waters next month, but the regulation is full of waivers and exemptions. New research from the International Council on ...

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LNG and Hydrogen Emerge as Future Frontrunners According to Stakeholder Survey – ABS Simplifies Options into Three Pathways

LNG and hydrogen are viewed as frontrunners to be the fuels that will help shipping reach IMO decarbonization ambitions, according to a new ABS survey. LNG was the solution to the 2050 emissions target for 47 percent of respondents to the ABS Future Fuels LinkedIn Survey, while hydrogen was the answer for 40 percent. Just eight percent opted for ammonia and five per cent for methanol. LNG was again the dominant fuel option to get the industry to 2030 targets, securing the support of 64 percent of respondents, against 22 ...

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Collaborating to reduce GHG emissions from ports and ships

A new strategic partnership to strengthen cooperation between ships and ports to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been signed (on 13 October) by the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) and the GreenVoyage2050 Project, which is executed by IMO. The partnership will result in collaboration to jointly deliver technical cooperation and capacity-building activities to support implementation of an IMO resolution (MEPC.323(74)) which encourages voluntary cooperation between ships and ports to cut GHG emissions. The collaboration with IAPH builds upon the successful outcomes of the strategic partnership established between IAPH ...

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Maritime market update: Sibcon concluded on need for low-carbon marine fuel before 2050

Risavika LNG front month has increased by 1.6% week on week following European gas market prices. Natural gas supply to Europe remains stable and gas storages are full, thus, demand increase can be easily covered in the medium term. Oil prices has been supported last week due to Hurracaine Delta, which hit the US Gulf of Mexico, leading to 1.5 million barrels of daily output to stop. Following the oil prices, fuel oil 3.5 has gained 9.8 % to 235.96 USD/t. Low sulfur oil (MFO 0.5) has increased by 8.4 ...

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