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IMO body grants green light to the proposal on curbing emissions from ships in the Mediterranean

The 78th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 78) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which convened on 6-10 June 2022, approved the designation of the Mediterranean Sea Emission Control Area for Sulphur Oxides and Particulate Matter (Med SOx ECA) under regulation 14 of Annex VI to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL). The formal designation of the Med SOx ECA will be put forward for adoption at the 79th session of MEPC due to take place on 12-16 December 2022. MEPC 78 ...

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Equinor joins the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping to accelerate the decarbonization of the shipping industry

The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping today welcomed Equinor as a Strategic Partner, committing to a long-term strategic collaboration and contribution to the development of zero carbon technologies and solutions for the maritime industry. The multinational energy company brings extensive experience in large scale production and transport of maritime fuels and will contribute with valuable expertise in key areas like safety in operation and design, carbon capture storage design and operation, and renewable energy integration including floating wind technology. Equinor is both a producer and a supplier ...

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Ecospray launches three new carbon capture technologies in the maritime sector

Reduction of CO2 emissions through the use of amines, calcium hydroxide or molten carbonate fuel cells: these are three innovative carbon capture technologies developed by Ecospray for the marine sector, and presented today in Genoa. For shipping, the goal of zero CO2 emissions by 2050 set by the IMO-International Maritime Organization is very clear, but the roads that lead there are less so. The vision of Ecospray was clearly articulated today by the president, Maurizio Archetti during the NAV conference in Genoa. Speaking alongside Barbara Bosio, Professor of Applied Physical ...

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Innospec’s innovative Octamar™ technology receives endorsement from ClassNK

Innospec Fuel Specialties has become the first fuel chemistry supplier to be awarded an ‘Innovation Endorsement’ by the leading ship classification society Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (known as ClassNK). ClassNK has independently verified that treating residual fuels with Octamar™ combustion catalysts can achieve an average fuel economy improvement of 2.7% and a 60% reduction in Particulate Matter emissions including black smoke, carbon and other harmful substances. ClassNK awarded Innospec the prestigious Innovation Endorsement for Products & Solutions certification after examining the performance of Octamar™ Ultra HF, Octamar™ Complete, and Octamar™ F35C ...

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First Study To Measure Total Methane And Co2 Emissions From Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers Published

The results of a first-of-its-kind study to quantify greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers was released today, providing actionable data for the LNG shipping industry on methane emissions. The study, led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), helps improve the understanding of GHG emission profiles of LNG carriers to meet national and international climate targets and corporate climate strategies. In 2021, a team of researchers from Queen Mary and SLR Consultants took direct measurements onboard the Cheniere-chartered GasLog Galveston for a roundtrip voyage from Cheniere’s ...

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Fuel consumption is a burning issue in the race for ship emissions compliance, says study

Operational and technical measures are the most viable route to emissions abatement and compliance for the existing fleet of tankers, bulkers and containerships as many of these are unsuitable for low-carbon fuel conversions that can also pose commercial and other risks, according to a study. The fresh in-depth analysis, entitled Energy Transition in Shipping – Facts and Timeline, has assessed the commercial and technical viability of measures to cut emissions in the three ship sectors over the next three to five years. It has been carried out by the Maritime ...

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Lloyd’s Register grants AiP showing 29% reduction on EEDI for SDARI designed Oldendorff Newcastlemax with Anemoi Rotor Sails

Lloyd’s Register has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) for an SDARI (Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute) designed 210,000 DWT Newcastlemax bulk carrier installed with Anemoi Rotor Sails to significantly improve efficiency and reduce environmental impact. The Newcastlemax AIP is part of a pioneering joint development project (JDP), signed in 2020, with Anemoi Marine Technologies, Lloyd’s Register, and SDARI and brings together the OEM, classification society, ship designer, and ship owner to develop a series of energy-efficient vessel designs equipped with Rotor Sails. Oldendorff Carriers is the shipowner partner ...

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MOL Conducts Carbon-offset Voyage with Car Carrier- Offsetting CO2 Emissions from Ocean Transport of Completed Cars for Europe

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that one of the company’s car carriers completed a carbon-offset voyage for the ocean transportation of completed cars from Japan to Europe by using voluntary carbon credits (Note 1). This initiative was conducted as a pilot case to study the specific use of carbon credits in ocean shipping to compensate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, which are difficult to reduce using currently available technology. Completed cars from Mazda Motor Corporation (Representative Director, President and CEO: Akira Marumoto; Headquarters: Aki-gun, Hiroshima Prefecture) were loaded on the MOL-operated ...

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Norsepower Receives Financing From Nefco To Expand The Production Of Its Cleantech Solution For The Shipping Industry

Nefco, the Nordic Green Bank, has signed a loan agreement with Norsepower Oy Ltd, a Finnish clean-tech company. As the world-leading provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, Norsepower’s Rotor Sail technology provides efficient, easy-to-use and reliable auxiliary wind propulsion for the shipping industry with installations already onboard tankers, bulkers, RoRo ships and ferries. The technology has a proven average fuel savings record of 5-25%. “Our mission is to reduce the environmental impact of shipping through the commercialisation of innovative and modern sail power. With the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Energy ...

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Avenir LNG Limited announces it has entered into a multiyear LNG bunkering supply agreement with Destination Gotland AB

Avenir LNG Limited (N-OTC: Avenir) today announced its wholly owned subsidiary, Avenir Marine Limited (“Avenir Marine”), has entered into a three-year LNG Bunkering Supply Agreement (“SPA”) with Destination Gotland AB for the supply of up to 40,000 tons per annum of LNG as marine fuel for the vessels M/S Gotland and M/S Visby. Avenir Marine has been established to focus on providing competitive and flexible supply solutions for LNG and BioLNG as a marine fuel. Under the agreement, Avenir Marine will deliver LNG to both M/S Gotland and M/S Visby ...

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Dutch start-up in wind-ship logistics raises €200,000

The Dutch start-up sail cargo company, EcoClipper, has recently raised the sum of €200,000 in its latest round of investment towards its aim of sustainable cargo and passenger travel by sea. With an offer to investors that allows them to become part owners of a proposed fleet of sail cargo and passenger ships, the start-up sail cargo company EcoClipper has surpassed €200,000 in individual investment. This investment is in both the Ketch De Tukker, which is currently undergoing a refit, and in the further development of EcoClipper’s planned new build ...

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Optiwise HORIZON Project launches with the aim to holistically improve design and control of commercial ships with wind propulsion

MARIN, joined by the consortium outlined below, has successfully initiated the project Optiwise, an EU funded research and innovation project aiming to improve and demonstrate energy savings using wind propulsion and hydrodynamic improvements in propulsion. Objectives The EU call requested solutions for energy savings of at least 10% for single measures and 20% for combined measures. In response, the Optiwise consortium defined the following ambition: “Our overall ambition is to develop and employ holistic design and control methods for ground-breaking new ship concepts utilising wind propulsion while considering realistic operational ...

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WinGD and Hyundai Heavy Industries collaborate on ammonia two-stroke engine development

WinGD and Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Engine Machinery Division (EMD) are to collaborate on delivering the first WinGD engine capable of running on ammonia, providing a vital step in shipping’s progress towards decarbonisation. Under an MOU (Memo of Understanding) signed during the Posidonia exhibition on 7 June, the two parties will aim to deliver a first engine by 2025, in line with WinGD’s previously announced timeframe for bringing ammonia engines to market. The project will explore ammonia concepts for both diesel-fuelled WinGD X-type engines and dual-fuel LNG X-DF engines. Dominik Schneiter, ...

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Howden supplies hydrogen compressors for the world’s first container vessel operating on carbon neutral fuel

Leading global provider of mission critical air and gas handling products, technologies and services, Howden, has signed a contract with European Energy to supply a hydrogen compression solution. This solution will deliver pure (green) hydrogen as feedstock to e-methanol production, fuelling maritime transportation. European Energy has been designated by Maersk as a key supplier of e-methanol to ensure their shipping fleet undergoes a green transition away from traditional bunker fuel. European Energy is set to deliver 200,000-300,000 tons of e-methanol to Maersk annually by 2025. To achieve this, European Energy ...

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TECO 2030 launches hydrogen tanker concept with partners, Hy-Ekotank

TECO 2030 launches hydrogen powered tanker concept, Hy-Ekotank, together with our partners Ektank AB, Shell Shipping and Maritime, and DNV. The hydrogen powered tanker will allow zero emission at berth, and up to 100% reduction of GHG emissions during voyage. This pioneering concept could become a first mover in this maritime shipping segment and contribute to the developments of achieving the ambitious climate targets committed by the European Union. As part of the European Green Deal, the EU has committed to reducing GHG emissions by 55% by 2030, and a ...

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