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Penfield Marine and Macquarie Group execute carbon neutral voyage and reach agreement to offer carbon-neutral freight solutions to Penfield’s pool members and charterers

Penfield Marine, a leading commercial tanker operator, and Macquarie Group’s Commodities and Global Markets division (Macquarie), announce the execution of Penfield’s first carbon-neutral voyage in a collaboration that will enable Penfield Marine to offer environmentally differentiated freight products to its customers. The structure achieves carbon-neutral freight by retiring high-quality carbon offsets sufficient to cover the carbon footprint of an entire voyage, including emissions associated with the vessel’s ballast leg, positioning the vessel to perform the voyage, the laden passage, and all in port load and discharge operations. Penfield believes that ...

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Marubeni and Navigator Gas: World’s First Carbon Neutral Ethylene Voyage

Marubeni Corporation (“Marubeni”) and Navigator Holdings Ltd. (“Navigator Gas”), the owner and operator of the world’s largest fleet of handysize liquefied gas carriers, today announce that they will achieve an environmental milestone with the world’s first carbon neutral ethylene voyage. Marubeni and Navigator Gas will ensure this voyage is carbon neutral through offsetting the CO2 emissions[1] from the voyage by investing in an environmental project in Cambodia designed to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. This carbon neutral ethylene voyage will be performed by the NAVIGATOR TRITON, a 21,020 ...

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SGMF advances LNG safety standards with new guidance

The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) has published two new guidelines to improve the safety of LNG-fuelled ships. The documents are intended to assist greater standardisation in crew competency and vessel design. SGMF’s Operation of ships with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) – competency and assessment guidelines defines the skills required for any party involved in the preparation, storage, handling and use of gas as a marine fuel. The guidance can also be used by organisations developing training in these competencies. Ray Gillett, General Manager, GTT Training and ...

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World Maritime theme 2022: New technologies for greener shipping

“New technologies for greener shipping” has been chosen as the World Maritime theme for 2022, reflecting the need to support a green transition of the maritime sector into a sustainable future, while leaving no one behind. The IMO Council, meeting for its 125th session (28 June-2 July), endorsed the theme following a proposal by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim. Mr. Lim said the theme would provide an opportunity to focus on the importance of a sustainable maritime sector and the need to build back better and greener in a post pandemic ...

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INTERMEPA Meets to Identify Collaborations: New impetus for the international marine environment coalition

The Steering Committee of the International umbrella organization of Marine Environment Protection Associations (INTERMEPA), convened recently to share and transfer knowledge and best environmental practices in the Mediterranean Sea, North America and Black Sea. The goal of INTERMEPA is to maximize sustainable impact by leveraging joint resources in order to respond to the severe global environmental challenges. Marine litter, eutrophication and the recent ‘sea snot’ phenomenon in the Marmara Sea, biodiversity, environmental awareness, safety at sea, sustainability training (ESGs – SDGs), were a few of the topics which emerged from ...

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IMO has a new plan to reduce shipping’s carbon emissions; will it be enough?

Global shipping accounts for about 3% of the world’s annual carbon emissions, and pressure is intensifying on the industry to reduce that pollution to contribute to the international goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. To date, the shipping industry, led by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), has lagged behind the electric power, vehicle, and oil and natural gas industries in committing to emissions reductions, as well as in achieving them, according to experts. Even amendments to international regulations announced at the IMO’s Maritime Environment Protection Committee’s 76th meeting  (MEPC ...

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“SHIP ZERO” ZESTA Event Held During COP26 with SAILCARGO Presenting on Hydrogen Plans

The emerging zero emission shipping company SAILCARGO INC has been chosen as one of the speakers at “SHIP ZERO – Charging to ‘True Zero”. This is a three day workshop designed as an opportunity for the international shipping sector to chart a course to true zero emissions for trans-oceanic shipping. This event is being hosted by Zero Emission Ship Technology Association (ZESTA) parallel to COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland between November 1-3 2021. SAILCARGO INC CEO Danielle Doggett will present on the design for combined hydrogen and wind cargo vessels on ...

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KPI OceanConnect completes first carbon-neutral fuel supply to boost sustainability in the supply chain

KPI OceanConnect announced yesterday the successful completion of its first carbon offset transaction with a respected seismic research vessel owner and long-term client. The voluntary carbon units are derived from a wind farm in Texas and verified by Verra Registry. The announcement from KPI OceanConnect comes at a critical time for the marine fuels supply chain as it faces an acute need to reduce emissions and make genuine decarbonisation progress. With sustainability and regulatory change as two of the most important focuses for the entire shipping industry, Greenhouse Gas reduction ...

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Berge Bulk and marine biofuel pioneer GoodFuels successfully complete first bio-bunkering

GoodFuels, the leading marine biofuels supplier for the global shipping industry, and independent dry bulk owner Berge Bulk announced yesterday the successful completion of a recent bunkering of advanced marine biofuel from 100% sustainable feedstock onboard the 181,403 dwt bulk carrier Berge Tsurugi. As part of Berge Bulk’s industry-leading ambition to be carbon neutral by 2025, Berge Tsurugi received a delivery of GoodFuels’ sustainable biofuel during its call to the Port of Rotterdam on June 3, 2021. GoodFuels’ advanced marine biofuel enables a reduction of 80-90% in carbon emissions, and ...

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KR issues ‘Guidelines for ships using ammonia as fuel’

The Korea Register (KR) has announced the publication of new ‘Guidelines for ships using ammonia as fuel’, containing the class society’s latest safety regulations and inspection standards for vessels using ammonia fuel. KR has also developed new class notations for vessels meeting the regulations and inspection standards in the guidelines. In April 2018, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted its strategy to reduce carbon emissions by 40% by 2030 and by 70% by 2050 for individual vessels, and for a 50% reduction in all GHG emissions across the shipping industry ...

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ZIM and Seaspan Announce New Long-Term Chartering Agreement for Ten 7,000 TEU LNG-Fueled Vessels

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd., and Seaspan Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Atlas Corp. (“Atlas”) (NYSE: ATCO), announced today a new strategic agreement for the long-term charter with monetary value in excess of $1.5 billion, of ten 7,000 TEU liquefied natural gas (LNG) dual-fuel container vessels, to serve across ZIM’s various global-niche trades. In addition, in February 2021, ZIM and Seaspan announced a long-term charter agreement for ten 15,000 TEU LNG-fueled vessels. Eli Glickman, ZIM President & CEO, stated: “We are very pleased to once again partner with Seaspan as ...

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The Coalition for the Energy of the Future launches the feasibility study of its first major project and welcomes three new members

Launched in late 2019, the Coalition for the Energy of the Future aims at accelerating the development of future energies and technologies to sustain new green mobility models and reduce the impact of transport and logistics on climate change. Launch of the feasibility study of the first French project of BioLNG production within a large maritime port On the occasion of its second CEO meeting of 2021, the Coalition for the Energy of the Future announces the launch of the feasibility study of the first French project of BioLNG production ...

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ClassNK enhances support for shipping’s transition to zero-emission

Leading Classification Society ClassNK has proclaimed its roles to support the transition of the shipping business to zero-emission. While efforts to build a decarbonized society are being accelerated such as through strengthened GHG reduction targets in various countries and with the progress of sustainable finance, a framework for assessing GHG emissions has also been introduced to MARPOL. The shipping industry is now required to plan and manage GHG emissions in an organized manner. ClassNK commits to supporting clients engaging in the shipping business in planning and managing GHG emissions in ...

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Vesselindex® – New Emissions Rating

There is a need in the industry for a more fair and nuanced way of categorizing ships according to their emissions profile says the people behind the tool. ”If scrubbers and IMO2020 were the talk of town last year, EEXI and GHG ratings relating to Green House Gas emissions certainly is the main focus in the industry this year”, says Anders Liengaard, Partner at the maritime advisory company Liengaard & Roschmann. Together with his partner, Søren Roschmann, they launched Vesselindex® back in 2018 with the aim to provide the industry ...

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ABB further enhances efficiency of Azipod® electric propulsion with digital solution

Already delivering decisive efficiency gains to an ever-increasing variety of ship types, ABB Azipod® electric propulsion now benefits from an automated steering function that helps further minimize fuel consumption and emissions. The new digital solution, ABB Ability™ OptimE – Toe Angle Optimization for Propulsion, supports crew in achieving maximum propulsion efficiency by automatically selecting the optimal steering angle for the ship’s Azipod® system. With ABB Ability™ OptimE, further fuel savings of up to 1.5 percent are achievable depending on a ship’s operating profile, in addition to Azipod® propulsion’s ability to ...

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