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Safe Bulkers orders additional retrofits of Alfa Laval PureSOx exhaust gas cleaning systems

In recent years, Greek shipowner Safe Bulkers has retrofitted Alfa Laval PureSOx exhaust gas cleaning systems on 20 of its bulk carriers. The company has just installed its 21st PureSOx scrubber, and four more retrofits are scheduled through the first half of 2023. Once again, the systems will be protected with a comprehensive Alfa Laval Service Agreement. Leveraging the fuel price difference Safe Bulkers is expanding the retrofit programme for exhaust gas cleaning within its fleet. Having now retrofitted an open-loop PureSOx system on the MV Pelopidas, the company will ...

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Decarbonisation developments and challenges: Plugging the gap with bridging fuels

IMO 2030 and IMO 2050 Under IMO’s initial strategy, the shipping industry needs to reduce carbon intensity (CO2 emissions per transport work) by at least 40% by 2030. This figure almost doubles to 70% by 2050 and targets a complete phasing out by the end of the century. IMO-2050 sets out a reduction in total annual GHG emissions of at least 50% by 2050 and eventual phasing out. However, a strategy review planned for 2023 may move these goalposts – potentially bringing forward the net-zero requirement to 2050. For more ...

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Decarbonising international shipping: European Commission provides additional 10 million euro

In the margins of COP27, the European Commission today announced an additional 10 million euro for a project to reduce international shipping’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The project, funded by the EU and managed by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), began work in 2016, establishing five regional Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres (MTCCs) around the world. The centres (in Shanghai, Nairobi, Fiji, Trinidad and Tobago and Panama) promoted energy efficiency through national and regional capacity-building seminars, as well as demonstration projects. The projects involved port energy-efficiency assessments, equipping port vessels with ...

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A.P. Moller – Maersk and Carbon Sink sign strategic partnership to accelerate green marine fuels production

As part of the strategy to decarbonise its customers’ supply chains, A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has entered a green* methanol partnership with U.S. based project developer Carbon Sink LLC. This is Maersk’s 8th such agreement in the efforts to accelerate global production of green methanol. The parties have signed a Letter of Intent covering the development by Carbon Sink of green methanol production facilities in the United States. The first facility will be co-located with the Red River Energy existing bioethanol plant in Rosholt, South Dakota, USA, and will ...

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ATPI encourages shipping industry to think green

Global travel and events management business, the ATPI Group, has called on fellow travel management firms to up their game when it comes to managing carbon emissions for clients. The TMC says it is time for TMCs to start supporting shipping clients in addressing their travel related CO2 emissions. It is important to ensure any offsetting offered is in conjunction with reduction strategies to ensure avoidance of any green-washing, and also that any carbon offset projects are of the highest standard. ATPI has turned attention on the issue following this ...

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MOL to Make Sea Trials of LNG Carrier Powered by Biofuel

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that its group company, AQUARIUS LNG SHIPPING LIMITED (Managing Director: Yoshiyuki Kato) has conducted sea trials of its owned LNG carrier, Papua, using biofuel. Approximately 1,500 tons of biofuel was supplied by ExxonMobil Marine Limited on the vessel at Port of Singapore. The biofuel is expected to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. The marine biofuel used is a 0.50% sulphur residual-based fuel (VLSFO) processed with up to 25 percent waste-based fatty acid methyl esters (FAME). (Note 1)The bio-component has been accredited by the International Sustainability ...

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Governments urged not to miss the boat on green fuel shipping

New research from the Tyndall Centre at The University of Manchester highlights an urgent global need for investment in green fuels this decade to meet the Paris Climate goals. A new report published today from the Tyndall Centre at The University of Manchester has highlighted the major role the shipping sector will play in transporting the green fuels necessary to meet global climate goals. But it found a yawning gap between announced government led projects and what is required, calling for the creation of far stronger national policies on low-carbon ...

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LNG – The just transition calls for sustainable use of alternative fuels

It is undisputable that we need to drive a lower carbon future. But how can we best achieve this with the resources we have at hand? In this article Kenneth Tveter, Head of Clarksons Green Transition team provides his views. There are plenty of opinions about future fuels and the righteous path for our industry. The fuel discussion has similar characteristics to that of religion where you take a view and defended it with everything you have. With the Clarksons Green Transition team we have an agnostic approach based on ...

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Europe, China and US could decarbonise 84% of global shipping emissions without IMO

84% of shipping traffic goes through Europe, China and the US, a new Transport & Environment (T&E) study shows. If these economies were to regulate ships calling at their ports, they could decarbonise the lion’s share of the industry and in doing so bypass the “ineffective” International Maritime Organization (IMO), says T&E. Jacob Armstrong, sustainable shipping officer at T&E, said: “Efforts to decarbonise shipping at the IMO have so far been miserable. The need for consensus at the global level has brought us nowhere. But there is a much easier ...

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Gasum signs collaboration agreement with Pavilion Energy and CNOOC to strengthen global LNG bunker supply network

Gasum, Pavilion Energy and CNOOC Gas and Power Group have signed an agreement for strategic collaboration to strengthen the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker supply network for their customers in the world’s top three bunkering regions: Singapore, North-West Europe (including Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp), as well as China coastal areas. The agreement will allow the three parties to leverage on one another’s local expertise, strong logistics capabilities, and in-depth experience in LNG bunkering operations to bring ease, efficiency, and operational flexibility across global supply points to customers. The agreement ...

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ExxonMobil has successfully completed two commercial bio-based marine fuel oil deliveries in the port of Singapore

ExxonMobil successfully delivered two commercial bio-based marine fuel oil bunkering operations in the port of Singapore on 13 August 2022 and 27 September 2022. PAPUA, chartered by Papua New Guinea Liquefied Natural Gas Global Company LDC (PNG LNG), received ExxonMobil’s marine biofuel via ship-to-ship transfer in Singapore waters as part of the two deliveries. The bio-based marine fuel oil was consumed during PAPUA’s voyages in the Asia Pacific region. The marine biofuel used is a 0.50% sulphur residual-based fuel (VLSFO) processed with up to 25 percent waste-based fatty acid methyl ...

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Singapore Boosts Low-Carbon Energy Research Budget To Target H2 Sector Growth And Innovation

Ms Low Yen Ling, Minister of State, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth & Ministry of Trade and Industry opened OSEA (Offshore Southeast Asia) 2022 and welcomed delegates from more than 60 countries, highlighting the importance of investment in research and innovation. In line with Ms Low’s speech, Singapore will invest SGD129m in low-carbon energy research (LCER) in 2022, significant amounts in projects to help import, handle and utilise hydrogen safely and at scale. This investment adds to SGD55m already awarded to LCER projects. Global investment in the hydrogen sector ...

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Carisbrooke Shipping significantly reduces CO2 emissions with Wärtsilä’s fleet optimisation solution

The technology group Wärtsilä today announced that its customer Carisbrooke Shipping has reported a saving of over 600 tons of CO2 emissions since the beginning of the year with the help of Wärtsilä’s Fleet Optimisation Solution (FOS). Since implementing FOS across 31 vessels in 2019, Carisbrooke Shipping has been using the platform to gather insights that have supported the UK-based dry bulk and general cargo ship operator in its objectives around reducing carbon emissions and ensuring fleet performance, which is core to the company’s current strategy. Carisbrooke’s Fleet Operations Centre ...

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Maritime Sector and Green Hydrogen Leaders Agree Ambitious Targets at COP27

At a meeting at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, MAN Energy Solutions – along with leading organisations across the shipping value-chain and the largest producers of green hydrogen – signed a ‘Joint Statement on Green Hydrogen and Green Shipping’. The document commits all signatories to the rapid adoption of green hydrogen-based fuels during the current decade in order to achieve the full decarbonisation by 2050 of the shipping sector, one that currently accounts for 3% of global greenhouse gas emissions. It also calls ...

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Viridis Bulk Carriers Signs Another Charterer – Stema Shipping AS

Ammonia-powered Viridis Bulk Carriers have signed another MoU with a large client, Stema Shipping, to join the Flexbulk – NH3 power consortium project. Stema is joining the other 7 cargo owners Elkem, Vestkorn, Yara, BioMar, Franzefoss Minerals, Viken AT Market and Saltimport in the Flexbulk – NH3 power project. “Stema Shipping A/S is happy to announce that we decided to join the FlexBulk project – NH3 Power. With this opportunity we get a chance together with the project partners to be part of a very ambitious project to launch a ...

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