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MOL Teams up with JERA to Study Transport of Ammonia Fuel

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that MOL and JERA Co., Ltd. (JERA; President: Satoshi Onoda) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to launch a study of transporting ammonia for use as fuel, including shipments to JERA’s Hekinan Power Station in Aichi Prefecture, which is slated to start commercial operation in the late 2020s. Ammonia is currently mainly used as a raw material for fertilizers, and the amount of ammonia transported by sea is limited, but with ammonia emerging as a next-generation clean energy source that does not emit carbon ...

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Indonesia at the center of international shipping’s decarbonization journey

Indonesia is uniquely placed to take advantage of international shipping’s transition to scalable zero emission fuels (SZEFs) over the coming decades. With its proximity to several of the world’s major shipping lanes, a deep national connection to maritime activities and access to renewable energy resources, Indonesia can establish itself at the center of the future global maritime ecosystem. President Jokowi has consistently highlighted the importance of the maritime industry for Indonesia, announcing his intention to further Indonesia’s position as a Global Maritime Fulcrum boosting maritime culture nationally, and expanding Indonesia’s ...

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Nordic Roadmap conference brings together partners to accelerate decarbonization through green shipping corridors

DNV hosts the Nordic Roadmap project’s inaugural conference at Høvik with speakers from across the maritime value chain providing insights on the topic of future fuels for shipping. The conference put the spotlight on the project’s latest research, with a sharp focus on concrete initiatives that will drive the decarbonization of shipping. Funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers and with strong regional support from all the Nordic countries, the Nordic Roadmap project is focused on establishing a Nordic Cooperation platform to facilitate knowledge sharing, pilot projects, studies to build ...

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Emissions Regulations In Shipping – Will The Polluter Pay?

The global freight industry is facing both downwards (regulatory) and upwards (consumer) pressure to reduce its carbon emissions. We take a look at some of these pressures in this briefing and consider what their impact may be. Downwards pressure: Two IMO regimes, the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII), have just come into force (on 1 November 2022) via amendments to MARPOL Annex VI, and will have to be complied with by applicable ships from 1 January 2023. The EEXI regime relates to the technical ...

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New California Climate Roadmap Includes Clean Energy Propulsion Goal for Ocean-Going Vessels

This week, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released its final 2022 Scoping Plan, the state’s five-year roadmap for achieving its climate goals. After months of consultation with climate experts and advocates, as well as intervention from Governor Newsom, the plan reflects some significant improvements, including the initiation of an interagency process to phase out oil and gas extraction and refining. The plan also proposes that at least 25% of ships in California waters will need to use green hydrogen fuel cell electric propulsion by 2045. Statement by Teresa Bui, ...

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MARPOL changes to tackle carbon emissions now in force

From 1 January 2023 vessels must start collecting data for the reporting of their annual operational carbon intensity indicator (CII) and CII rating, and at first survey after this time, verification of the calculated attained Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI). Amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex VI entered into force on 1 November 2022. The new rules require that as of 1 January 2023 all applicable vessels must start collecting data for the reporting of their annual operational carbon intensity indicator ...

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DNV and China Merchant Industry set up Joint Technical Innovation Centre to boost carbon neutrality and smart shipping

DNV and China Merchant Industry (CMI) have agreed to establish a Joint Technical Innovation Centre to explore new technologies that promote the decarbonization and digitalization of shipping. The Centre’s official launch came amid a high-profile signing ceremony between DNV and CMI executives at the 2nd World Maritime Merchants Forum 2022 (Shipbuilding Subforum), hosted by CMI in Shenzhen, China. Located at CMI’s Shenzhen office, the Centre will act as a platform for CMI and its subsidiaries to carry out innovation collaboration with DNV to explore and promote the application of maritime ...

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Environmental and Industry Organizations Urge Congress to Pass Bill to Zero Out Shipping Pollution

This week, a group of 31 environmental and community organizations and 13 industry organizations sent letters to Democratic leadership in Congress calling on them to support the Clean Shipping Act of 2022 (H.R. 8336). Introduced by Representatives Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) and Nanette Barragán (CA-44) in July, the bill aims to clean up the shipping industry, protect the health of port communities, address environmental injustice, and provide solutions to the climate crisis. Specifically, passage of the bill would direct the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to promulgate regulations to reduce greenhouse gas ...

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MOL: Specific Actions To Build A Clean Ammonia Supply Chain Toward Decarbonization

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Takeshi Hashimoto) today announced the company’s participation in the 19th Ammonia Energy Conference 2022 organized by the Ammonia Energy Association (Note 1), at which MOL Executive Officer Tomoaki Ichida delivered the keynote speech on its clean alternative fuel strategy and participated in a panel discussion on the establishment of a clean ammonia supply chain, discussing the importance of collaboration and specific actions among stakeholders. MOL has formulated MOL Group Environmental Vision 2.1 and is pursuing environmentally friendly initiatives in line with five ...

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The Port of Gothenburg in the lead at COP27 when shipping is to be decarbonized

Three Port of Gothenburg projects for a green transformation of shipping have been selected by the Swedish government to constitute Sweden’s contribution to the international initiative Green Shipping Challenge. The initiative is led by the US and Norway and was launched earlier this week at the COP27 climate summit in Sharm-el-Sheikh. “We are proud to be able to contribute to Sweden’s commitments at COP27 with concrete projects that lead to actual emission reduction, and which can also show the way for other ports,” says Edvard Molitor, Head of International Public ...

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Clean Arctic Alliance Responds to Russian Opt-out from Heavy Fuel Oil Ban, Raises Concerns Over Canada’s Implementation

Responding to media reports that Canada and Russia have written letters to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), stating their reasons for not implementing the 2024 prohibition on heavy fuel oil (HFO), Dr Sian Prior, lead advisor to the Clean Arctic Alliance said: “IMO Member States must now strengthen the Arctic heavy fuel oil fuel prohibition regulation by removing the option for Arctic coastal states to issue waivers to the requirements, particularly since it appears that Russia – who pushed for the ability to issue waivers – is delaying approval of ...

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Progress Report shows that Maritime Green Corridors are taking off – but essential stakeholders must not be left behind

A new report from the Global Maritime Forum, prepared on behalf of the Getting to Zero Coalition, assesses progress towards the development of Green Shipping Corridors – maritime routes between major port hubs where zero-emission solutions are supported and demonstrated – and finds that activity during 2022 exceeded expectations. However as maritime Green Shipping Corridors progress towards implementation, some key industry stakeholders, especially cargo owners and fuel producers, will need to be engaged as soon as possible. From the public sector, policy support from national governments will need to embrace ...

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COP27: Jordan signs MoU with AB Moller-Maersk for green methanol production

Jordan’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Danish company AB Moller-Maersk for green marine fuel production. AB Moller Maersk will conduct preliminary technical and economic feasibility studies to invest in and develop a project to produce marine fuel green methanol in the Aqaba region using desalinated water and renewable energy, according to a Ministry statement in Arabic. Maersk is one of the largest shipping companies worldwide operating in more than 130 countries. In March, the company had signed an MoU with Egyptian government ...

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Maran Dry Management Takes a Pioneering Position in Decarbonisation

Maran Dry Management Inc., the prominent dry bulk shipping unit of the Angelicoussis Group, has signed a Joint Development Project (JDP) agreement with Class Society RINA and Chinese designer SDARI for a new bulk carrier which will meet IMO 2050 using an innovative fuel solution of LNG and hydrogen produced on demand on board. Shanghai, 17 November 2022 – RINA announces the signing of a JDP with Maran Dry Management Inc. and SDARI for an LNG and hydrogen powered 210,000DWT bulk carrier. The project will be based on a propulsion ...

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CMES, BHP and DNV to pioneer voyage data-sharing to enable maritime carbon emissions reductions

China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES), BHP and DNV have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on industry value chain greenhouse gas (GHG) management. The MOU signing took place in conjunction with the second World Maritime Merchants Forum in Hongkong, organized by CMES. As the maritime industry is undergoing major transformations driven by the twin ambitions of carbon emissions reduction and digitalization, the MOU seeks to enable close cooperation between ship owner and charterer with the aim of achieving further energy efficiencies and GHG savings through improved voyage data ...

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