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BHP, Oldendorff and GoodFuels successfully complete first trial with sustainable biofuel supplied in Singapore

Global resources company BHP, German shipping company Oldendorff Carriers, and advanced biofuels pioneer GoodFuels, with the support of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), conducted the first marine biofuel trial involving an ocean-going vessel bunkered in Singapore on 4 April 2021. As part of the trial, the 2020-built 81,290 deadweight tonne dry bulk carrier Kira Oldendorff was refuelled with “drop-in” advanced biofuel blended with conventional fossil fuels. The key objectives of the biofuel bunkering trial include understanding the behaviour of the fuel (such as emissions), assessing engine and ...

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Trafigura to Co-Sponsor Development of MAN Energy Solutions Ammonia Engine

Trafigura Group Pte Ltd, one of the world’s leading independent commodity trading companies, is continuing its investment in renewable energy technologies by co-sponsoring the development of MAN Energy Solutions ammonia-fuelled engine for maritime vessels. The fuel-flexible, two-stroke ammonia engine is expected to be commercially available for large-scale ocean-going ships by 2024, followed by a retrofit package to make existing maritime vessels capable of running on ammonia by 2025. According to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), maritime shipping emits around 1,056 million tons of carbon dioxide per year and is responsible ...

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The U.S. Can Help Eliminate Fossil Fuels from the Shipping Industry by 2035, New Report

Ocean Conservancy and Pacific Environment released a new report that provides a hopeful, achievable and most importantly a zero-emission vision for the U.S. shipping industry. If the U.S. can eliminate emissions from the shipping industry by 2035, not only will it help move the country in line with a 1.5 degree Celsius future, but port communities will be healthier, renewable energy will be booming and the U.S. will set an international example for other countries to emulate. All Aboard: How the Biden-Harris Administration Can Help Ships Kick Fossil Fuels provides ...

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Ecochlor Launches EcoOne™- A Revolutionary New Filterless BWMS

Ecochlor is excited to announce the launch of EcoOne™, a revolutionary new ballast water management system (BWMS). “By eliminating the filter, we have taken simplicity and reliability in ballasting operations to the maximum level. Whilst, at the same time, we have maintained the original Ecochlor® BWMS’ high performance and service that customers expect from us,” said VP of Business Development, Andrew Marshall. “Comprehensive R&D and rigorous compliance testing of EcoOne™, along with a strong company philosophy focused on ‘engineering for reliability’, assures customers that every one of our products holds ...

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ABS Guides Industry on Shipping Power and Propulsion Decarbonization Technologies

ABS has published industry-leading guidance evaluating a range of shipboard propulsion and power generation technologies with the potential to contribute to shipping’s sustainability goals. The ABS Advisory on Decarbonization Applications for Power Generation and Propulsion Systems considers the technological complexity, current application, available fuel options, current regulatory requirements and safety concerns of the main systems that could reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. “Recognizing the overall challenge of the 2050 IMO targets, ABS has developed a series of documents to reference available carbon-reduction strategies. This advisory is the latest assistance for ...

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IFCHOR and ClearBlue Markets launch new carbon emissions services for shipping

Shipbroker IFCHOR and carbon market specialist ClearBlue Markets have partnered to offer carbon emissions advisory services to the shipping industry. IFCHOR ClearBlue Oceans will help clients navigate changing legislation, source high quality emissions offsets as well as structure and execute carbon offset projects or transactions. Through the partnership, the shipping sector will be able to work with an experienced & trusted advisory team and access high quality verified offset registries around the world. The new service is a response to the growing number of requests for shipowners and operators to ...

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Høglund To Supply Fuel Gas Systems For Four Crude Oil Tankers

Høglund, a leading global marine solutions and system integration expert, today announced that it has been awarded a contract to deliver Fuel Gas Supply Systems (FGSS) for four LNG-fuelled LR II 119,900 DWT crude and product oil tankers. In partnership with Guangzhou Shipyard International, Høglund will design, supply and deliver the FGSS for the vessels – owned by China Bank of Communications Financial Leasing (BoComm Leasing) and chartered by Shell – between December 2021 and August 2022; delivery of first and last vessel, respectively. The project demonstrates the growing understanding ...

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Europe’s shipowners call for fair and ambitious carbon pricing proposal in ‘crunch time’ for the EU

An alliance of Greek and Swedish shipowners, along with Transport & Environment (T&E), has called on the European Commission to put the ‘polluter pays principle’ at the core of its emissions trading system (ETS) proposal. In a letter to the Commission, the coalition demands that the maritime ETS be both ambitious and tailor-made to the industry. This comes as EU regulators outline the details and the scope of the scheme, which will define how shipping emissions are regulated in the coming years. Faig Abbasov, shipping director at T&E, said: “This ...

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Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) undertakes successful sea trials for pioneer batch of vessels in India to use biofuel

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has undertaken successful sea trials for two vessels towards use of biofuels in concurrence with the Indian flag administration. The two vessels – Ambuja Mukund and Ambuja Vaibhav, are owned by Ambuja Cements Ltd., which is a part of the global conglomerate Lafarge Holcim, a leader in building solutions. In a bid to move towards reducing Greenhouse Gases (GHGs), the trials were carried out and the emission levels for CO2 and NOx at both ballast and loaded voyages were monitored during the trial period. The ...

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ABB sets course for sustainable river transport with ten all-electric Lisbon ferries

ABB secures landmark contract with Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondán to supply all-electric power solution for fast 40-meter urban passenger ferries transporting up to 540 passengers each across Lisbon’s Tagus river. The ten new ferries will be operated by the public ferry company Transtejo, S.A. and will replace the existing fleet serving this route when they enter service between 2022 and 2024. In addition to energy storage, ABB will deliver a fully integrated electric power solution and an integrated marine and propulsion automation system. The fleet renewal project represents a significant ...

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Scottish Company Remnox Launches Ground-Breaking Decarbonising Technologies To Address Climate Change

Glasgow-based RemNOx announces the launch of a global distribution deal using the innovative fuel technologies of SulNOx Group. With immediate effect, the company will deploy fully certified RemNOx Diesel & Petrol Fuel Conditioner, together with Berol 6446 HFO Fuel Emulsifier. It is scientifically accepted that if hydrocarbon fuels can be ‘combined’ with water (emulsified) in a long-term stable form, then combustion is more efficient and therefore causes less pollution. As scientists and academics ramp up efforts to turn this theory into practice, SulNOx technologies are already providing a solution. With ...

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Nor-Shipping gathers hydrogen leaders to map out fuel of the future at Ocean Now

Nor-Shipping’s newly announced Ocean Now initiative aims to set the stage for maritime’s energy transition with the announcement of a new, global conference, Nor-Shipping Hydrogen Blue Talks – Fuelling the Future. Taking place both online and on-site at Nor-Shipping’s Nova Studios in Lillestrøm, Norway, on 2 June, the event will gather global stakeholders to discuss national and international hydrogen roadmaps, with a focus on accelerating adoption and outlining commercial potential for the ocean industries. The programme is being tailored to deliver unique contributors, insight and value for those seeking to ...

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CMA CGM launches the first low-carbon shipping offer by choosing biomethane

With biomethane, a non-fossil energy, CMA CGM provides customers with a new and immediately available solution, bringing the Group a step closer toward carbon neutrality. 12,000 tonnes of biomethane, the equivalent of two 1,400-TEU LNG-powered ships on an intra-European service for a whole year. An unmatched CMA CGM Group offering helping its customers reduce their CO2 emissions by at least 67% (well to wake). Ahead of the UN Global Compact and as part of the first high-level preparatory talks for the COP26 summit, Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of the ...

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NAPA joins Finnish Clean Propulsion Technologies consortium to accelerate development of low-carbon solutions in shipping

NAPA, the leading maritime software, services and data analysis provider has today announced its participation in the Clean Propulsion Technologies project (CPT), a consortium led by the University of Vaasa that aims to develop radically new low-carbon solutions across global transport sectors. NAPA will apply its technical expertise to further enable methods to model and optimise total energy consumption on the two-year project. Funded by Business Finland, which has pledged €7.9 million to support the consortium, the project aims to cement Finland’s position as a global technology leader through bringing ...

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FuelOpt™: The chosen technology of 200 vessels

Lean Marine reached its 200-vessel milestone for automated propulsion optimization technology FuelOpt™, a proven solution for enhanced operational efficiency and gaining a wide-ranging reputation for real-time fuel savings and emission reductions. GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN: APRIL 8, 2021: Swedish propulsion optimization expert, Lean Marine is proud to announce that their FuelOpt™ reached the 200-vessel milestone in late March 2021. Since commercialization, automated propulsion optimization technology FuelOpt™ has proven its efficiency, gaining a wide-ranging reputation for real-time fuel savings, optimized control of speed and consumption, and emission reductions from crew and onshore personnel. ...

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