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Shipping: Emission Possible

Shipping in COP27’s sights

As world leaders gathered in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, for COP27 on November 7-8, emissions from shipping remained a key focus. While shipping is not covered by the Paris Climate Accord – the main thrust of COP27 – the decarbonisation of the sector is undeniably a priority. An early announcement from COP27 reinstated a commitment to roll out end-to-end decarbonised shipping routes, building on the UK-led Clydebank Declaration on green shipping corridors set at the previous COP. The US, UK, Norway and the Netherlands have pledged at COP27 to make green ...

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LR launches ‘Zero Ready Framework’ for vessels operating on zero carbon fuels

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has launched a five-level framework for assessing the actual readiness of a vessel for the transition to zero carbon fuels. Published by LR’s Maritime Decarbonisation Hub, ‘Zero Ready Framework – helping to ensure shipping can deliver our zero-emissions future’, ranks vessel readiness for zero carbon fuel operations from 1 (highest level of readiness) to 5 (lowest level of readiness), and measured on a well-to-wake basis. The framework has been created to offer clarity around the term ‘readiness’ which is used in multiple ways across the shipping industry. ...

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ABS Delivers Industry’s First 360-Degree View of Marine Fuels in Latest Reports for EMSA

The ABS-led consortium, including CE Delft and Arcsilea, published two of up to six reports studying alternative fuels and decarbonization technologies for the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). In an industry first, ABS offered a 360-degree view of biofuels and ammonia, the first two fuels to be published by the consortium. Each fuel was analyzed using various criteria such as greenhouse gas (GHG) impact, sustainability, fuel availability, fuel scalability and human needs. “I am very excited about this project and the work that ABS is delivering for EMSA and the ...

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Furetank and Algoma double joint investment

Swedish Furetank and Canadian Algoma Central Corporation expand the FureBear joint venture to include eight climate-friendly, dual-fuel product tankers to trade in Northern Europe. The 50/50 owned joint venture was announced in August and is now extended with four additional 17,999 DWT tankers, bringing the total investment to eight vessels. Like the initial four vessel order, the additional four ships will be constructed at China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Yangzhou, China. Two of them have already been ordered by Furetank in September and will be transferred to FureBear, and two ...

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Zero emission hydrogen USV design wins CMDC Round 2 funding

SEA-KIT International has secured funding through Round 2 of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC) to design a hydrogen powered, zero emission Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV). SEA-KIT, a leading designer and builder of commercially proven USVs, worked with clean tech disruptor Bramble Energy on a successful CMDC Round 1 project to marinize a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Hydrogen Fuel Cell. This latest funding win will see the two companies continue their collaboration, implementing Round 1 outputs into a proof-of-concept USV design that meets the performance, reliability and cost saving challenges ...

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ZeroNorth releases new Advanced Consumption & Emissions (ACE) API to unlock enhanced pre-charter fuel modelling for global trade value chain

Technology company ZeroNorth has today unveiled its new Advanced Consumption & Emissions (ACE) API, which will enable charterers outside of the ZeroNorth Platform to query the ZeroNorth Fuel Model to forecast the estimated fuel consumption of an upcoming voyage and predict a vessel’s profitability. The news marks the first time that ZeroNorth’s decision-generating, data-powered insights have been available outside of its own platform. The new API further expands the ability for tangible commercial and sustainable decision-making for more players across the global trade value chain, embedding technology into their daily ...

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Amogy and Yara Clean Ammonia Sign Collaboration Agreement

Amogy Inc., a pioneer of emission-free, energy-dense ammonia power solutions has signed a collaboration agreement with Yara Clean Ammonia (YCA), a decarbonization-focused subsidiary of leading global ammonia producer, Yara International ASA. Under this memorandum of understanding (MOU), Yara will consider Amogy’s ammonia-to-power system as a zero-emissions solution for use within future shipping projects. The companies will also pursue opportunities with external partners, including shipowners, for Amogy to deliver its proprietary technology and YCA to deliver Clean Ammonia. Based in Oslo, Norway, Yara operates the largest global ammonia network, which includes ...

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Japanese giant Marubeni picks bound4blue’s suction sails to power its Panamax bulk carrier

bound4blue and MMSL PTE. LTD., a wholly owned subsidiary of Marubeni Corporation based in Singapore, have signed an agreement to install in 2023/24 four suction sails on the Crimson Kingdom, being the first wind-assisted vessel owned by Marubeni. According to the preliminary studies, the 229-meter length Panamax bulk carrier will be retrofitted with four 26-metre-high eSAILs®, expected to be the largest suction sails ever built and installed on a vessel. After the installation, the vessel will be operated by MaruKlav Management Inc., which is a Panamax Pool company jointly owned ...

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Drewry urges shippers to start planning for decarbonisation in shipping, warns of up to $14 billion in extra costs

The imperative to decarbonise the global shipping industry is clear and present, however, many of the world’s largest importers and exporters are insufficiently informed about the full implications of the forthcoming new emissions regulations and the billions of dollars that will be added to freight costs in the future. Pressure to decarbonise and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) is growing in all sectors. In shipping, the International Maritime Organisation’s target to reduce GHG emissions by 50% by 2050 (from a 2008 baseline) will be complemented by regional and national ...

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Chevron and MOL to study CO2 shipping from Singapore to Australia

Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX), through its Chevron New Energies International Pte. Ltd. (Chevron) subsidiary, and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) today announced the signing of a Joint Study Agreement (JSA) on the feasibility of transporting liquified carbon dioxide (CO2) from Singapore to permanent storage locations offshore Australia. Under the JSA, Chevron and MOL will explore the technical and commercial feasibility of initially transporting up to 2.5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of liquified CO2 by 2030. The JSA will complement work to be advanced by a recently announced consortium to ...

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DNV strengthens support for wind propulsion with International Windship Association membership

DNV has officially joined the International Windship Association with the intention of using the membership status to further support and accelerate the uptake of wind-assisted propulsion systems by the global shipping fleet. Hamburg, November 10, 2022: Wind-assisted propulsion technologies can cut fuel costs and emissions at a time when the global shipping industry is faced with the need to rapidly decarbonise. The multiple mature technologies available today make wind a realistic and viable renewable energy choice that can significantly reduce the carbon footprint of cargo vessels. In recent years, there ...

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Attero, Nordsol and Titan join forces to produce bio-LNG for sustainable maritime transport

Attero, Nordsol, and Titan, three companies from very different sectors, have joined forces to achieve a decentralized production of bio-LNG designated for use in the maritime industry. The three partners met at the site for the plant – located at the facility of waste processor Attero in Wilp, the Netherlands – where the final investment decision was made and where building can now begin. The FirstBio2Shipping project is set to deliver the first bio-LNG in early 2024. The plant will produce around 2,400 tons/year of bio-LNG (or liquefied biomethane). Attero ...

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Shipping decarbonization action plan launched to upskill global seafaring workforce

A new Action Plan, launched at COP 27 by UN organizations, shipowners and unions, sets out recommendations to upskill seafarers to meet shipping’s decarbonisation goals. The plan is in response to findings from new research, the modelling of which cautions that as many as 800,000 seafarers will require additional training by the mid-2030s. Currently accounting for 3% of global emissions, shipping needs to transition away from conventional fuels towards alternative low- and zero-carbon fuels and technologies to meet the world’s target of keeping global warming to 1.5C or less by ...

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Xeneta and Marine Benchmark partner to launch Carbon Emissions Index (CEI)

Xeneta, the leading ocean and air freight rate benchmarking and market analytics platform, and Marine Benchmark, top provider of information analysis services and tools for the marine industry, today launched the Carbon Emissions Index (CEI) for the container shipping market. The CEI by Xeneta and Marine Benchmark is a first-of-its-kind data solution that tracks and compares the carbon emissions of ocean carriers across 13 main global trade lanes. Transforming transparency The data is based on vessel information from a carrier’s actual sailings—sourced through AIS tracking by Marine Benchmark—and includes changes ...

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ABS Supports China Shipbuilding’s Entry into Ammonia-Fueled Vessels

ABS awarded two approvals in principle (AIPs) to COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry Co., Ltd., and COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry Technology Co., Ltd., for their ammonia-fueled vessel and ammonia supply system designs which are being trialed on a tugboat. Given the challenging characteristics of ammonia, ABS conducted a comprehensive review and risk assessment focused on ammonia filling, storage, supply, ventilation and emergency handling in the AIP process to address the safety and reliability of the systems. “These are exciting developments for COSCO Shipping and China shipbuilding to show leadership in the ...

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