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Fleet Optimization and Innovation Headlines of the Week July 24, 2019

From Aspirational to Feasible to Practical. . .  Headlines of the Week- July 24, 2019 View this email in your browser

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From Aspirational to Feasible to Practical – the pathway to Zero-Emissions Shipping 

Peering into the future – the near future, not the distant future – we see the beginnings of a pathway towards a goal that some believe is only aspirational: a zero-emissions shipping industry. It really shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, as our heritage until about 170 years ago was predicated on zero emissions through sail and sweat. We went for centuries in a zero emissions world, and it looks as though we are going to return to that through the benefit of technology.

Much as I scoffed at wind playing a role in modern shipping until I met Gaven Albright of IWSA (International Windship Association), I became a convert when he illustrated to me how wind can be used to create energy which reduces the load on fossil fuels. The Flettner Rotor and other technologies go a long way towards making lower emissions feasible and their efficacy grows daily!

But zero emission? How do we get there??

It was my good fortune at Nor-Shipping to be situated next to the PBES booth (Plan B Energy Storage) and had the opportunity to meet its CEP. Brent Parry. He is passionate about the opportunities afforded by electric/hybrid propulsion for short hauls AND long hauls. LONG hauls??? He assures me he has the ability to do ocean crossings today. I’m looking forward to learning more!

And then there is Maddy Macclaine of ZESTA (Zero Emission Ship Technology Association) who is in discussions with Trans-Pacific posts to run a hydrogen carrier service. As pressure mounts on charterers catering to the public (I’m thinking Walmart and others), practical solutions must be provided.

And with the United Kingdom calling for emission free ships at 2025, we don’t have much time!

Keep optimizing,

     Carleen Lyden Walker
     Chief Evolution Officer
IMO Maritime Ambassador
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News of the Week
July 24, 2019 
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UK demands ships built from 2025 onwards ought to be zero-mission capable

2019-07-11 –  All new ships for UK waters ordered from 2025 should be designed with zero-emission capable technologies, according to ambitious plans. . . READ MORE

ABS and MARIN Launch study on wind assisted propulsion

2019-07-12 –  ABS and Dutch research institute MARIN have launched a confidential industry project to develop methods to validate the performance of modern wind propulsion technologies. . . READ MORE

Just-In-Time ship operations can cut emissions, test confirms 

2019-07-15 –  A desktop trial by members of the IMO-led GIA alliance at the Port of Rotterdam. on 10 July, verified that Just-In-Time (JIT) ship operations can considerably help. . . READ MORE

UN Sec-Gen highlights four key measures to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050

2019-07-16 –  While speaking to young Maoris and people of the Pacific islands in New Zealand, the UN Secretary – General highlighted four key. . . READ MORE


CMA CGM, Cosco, Hapag-Lloyd and leading ports set out to create the internet of logistics 

2019-07-12 – A host of top carries and port groups have signed up to a CargoSmart-led new association designed to come with shared . . . READ MORE 

Winners of the Hellenic American Maritime Awards

Winners of the inaugural Hellenic American Maritime Awards announced

2019-05-30 – The winners across the either maritime categories who walked with a Hellenic American Maritime Award were announced at a gala dinner. . . READ MORE

Fuel options

AIDA Cruises to trial fuel cells in 2021

2019-07-02 – In line with its vision for an emission-neutral cruising, AIDA Cruises, the German brand of Carnival Corporation, is planning the first. . . READ MORE

AIDA Orders 2 More LNG-Fueled Ships 

2019-07-16 – AIDA Cruises, the German brand of Carnival Corporation & plc, informed that it is planning to commission two more LNG-powered ships . . . READ MORE

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