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GLOBAL: MAERSK HAS NO PLANS TO INVEST IN LNG-FUELLED VESSELS

2020-11-19 – ‘We would rather go from what we do today straight to a CO2 neutral type of fuel,’ says Maersk’s Chief Executive Soren Skou. . . READ MORE
Source: BUNKERSPOT

Why nuclear power would be catastrophic for the shipping industry

2020-10-29 –Nuclear power being used to propel ships could be catastrophic, according to one of the most famous names in shipping, but the damage would be to the fundamental shipping. . . READ MORE

Germany Looking at Ammonia to Deliver Green Fuel for Industry

2020-11-05 –Germany is looking at using ammonia and methanol as ways to deliver hydrogen as a clean-burning fuel for industry. . . READ MORE

Scaling Up Production of Green Hydrogen with Offshore Power

2020-11-10 –A new prototype project is seeking to use offshore wind power to scale up production of renewable hydrogen to become cost-competitive with the currently used fossil-based. . . READ MORE

Danes press ahead with development of a two-stroke, ammonia-fuelled engine

2020-10-21 –Innovation Fund Denmark, the Danish investment entity, has announced the establishment of a consortium to develop a two-stroke, ammonia-fuelled engine for. . . READ MORE

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories focus on maritime decarbonization technology

2020-10-27 –Transport Canada awarded the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) for the development of an assessment tool to examine clean technologies. . . READ MORE

Bill Gates joins nuclear-powered shipping push

2020-11-02 –The Microsoft co-founder, who turned 65 last week, is also chairman of TerraPower, a nuclear tech company that today. . . READ MORE

GLOBAL: CARGILL AND BAR TECHNOLOGIES PARTNER ON WIND PROPULSION FOR CARGO SHIPS

2020-10-28 –Cargill and BAR Technologies have embarked on a strategic project with naval architect Deltamarin to bring cutting edge wind propulsion technology to commercial shipping. . .READ MORE
Source: BUNKERSPOT

GLOBAL: INDUSTRY EXPERTS MULL FUTURE FUELS LANDSCAPE

2020-10-27 –As the sector braces for a diversification of marine fuel options, a panel of experts brought together by ABS, consisting of shipping companies and engine manufacturers. . . READ MORE
Source: BUNKERSPOT

Modern atomic versus future fuels

2020-10-01 –As the second oldest profession in the world, shipping is also the most fiercely competitive and capitalistic of all markets. Technologies that are either uneconomical or lead. . . READ MORE

ABS: Future Fuels Will Require New Seafarer Training

2020-10-14 –In a keynote address at the Shipping Insight 2020 conference Tuesday, the head of the American Bureau of Shipping called for universal crew training standards for LNG-fueled vessels. . . READ MORE

Concept Design for World’s First Compressed Hydrogen Carrier Ship

2020-10-14 –With global attention on hydrogen as a source of clean, renewable energy, a growing list of companies is seeking to become early movers in the future energy market. . . READ MORE

GLOBAL: EPS SHIPPING HERALDS MILESTONE BIOFUEL BUNKERING

2020-10-16 –Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping’s 47,377 DWT MR tanker M/T Pacific Beryl has been bunkered with biofuels supplied by GoodFuels. . . READ MORE
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Samsung to Develop Fuel Cell Powered Ships Starting with LNG Carrier

2020-06-30 –Samsung Heavy Industries and a U.S. fuel cell company Bloom Energy signed a joint development agreement to design and develop fuel cell-powered ships. . . READ MORE

New report urges shipping to build on aviation’s sustainable fuel lead

2020-06-07 –A new 28-page report issued today by Environmental Defense Fund and the influential University Maritime Advisory Services. . . READ MORE

New European consortium developing green fuel for aviation turns its attention to shipping

2020-06-18 –A front-runner for the next generation of green fuel for the aviation industry could be used for ships. Oslo-headquartered Norsk e-Fuel is a newly-established industry. . . READ MORE

Stena Bulk unveils solar and rotor sail tanker design

2020-06-12 –Stena Bulk’s IMOFlexMAX is a development of its current IMOIIMAX design; equipped with Flettner rotors and solar panels to harvest energy from wind and sunlight. . . READ MORE
Source: Riviera

MAERSK TANKERS DIGITAL SPIN-OFF LAUNCHES BUNKER CONSUMPTION SOFTWARE

2020-06-19 –The digital company, announced at the start of the year and now branded as ZeroNorth, has rolled out its Optimise software (formerly called SimBunker) to owners. . . READ MORE
Source: BUNKERSPOT

GLOBAL: BIOFUEL TO BE AN OPTION FOR STENA BULK’S CUSTOMERS

2020-06-22 –Following a biofuel trial in April, Stena Bulk is to offer its customers the option of using 20% to 100% biofuel for their cargo shipments. . . READ MORE
Source: BUNKERSPOT

BMW Joins Test of Biofuel on Ro-Ro Car Carriers for Reduction in CO2

2020-06-10 –Ongoing tests are exploring the use of biofuel oil on ro-ro car carriers as part of a program working to advance decarbonization tied to the transportation of freight at sea. The. . . READ MORE

Plans for Washington Methanol Plant Advance with Mitsui OSK Investment

2020-06-16 –Plans to develop and supply methanol from a new facility in the Pacific Northwest took a significant step forward with the announcement that Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) will invest with Northwest Innovation. . . READ MORE

Portugal approves €7 billion investment for hydrogen energy

2020-05-26- Portuguese Government gave its approval to a National Energy and Climate Plan 2030 and the EN-H2 National Hydrogen. . . READ MORE

Maersk throws weight behind renewable methanol as a fuel of the future

2020-05-25- Some of the biggest names across the Danish transport spectrum including Maersk are joining forces to produce sustainable fuels for road, maritime and air transport. . . READ MORE

Antwerp Furthers Plans for Sustainable Methanol Production

2020-05-13- The port of Antwerp has established a consortium dedicated to the sustainable production of methanol, an essential raw material used by. . . READ MORE

Alcohol, Biomethane and Ammonia are the best-positioned fuels to reach zero net emissions

2019-10-24- Pirates have demonstrated their ability to revise their modes of operation in response to maritime industry behavior and the responses of coastal states. . . READ MORE
Source: Maersk

GLOBAL: INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS TEAM UP TO DEVELOP AMMONIA-FUELLED SHIPS

2020-05-04- Imabari Shipbuilding, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsui, ClassNK  and ITOCHU have teamed up to jointly develop ships equipped with main engines that use ammonia as their main fuel. . . READ MORE
Source: BUNKERSPOT 

Getting that much closer to the LNG fueled ship

2020-04-22- During the 2020 GREEN4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. Antonis Trakakis, Technical Manager, Arista Shipping, said in his presentation. . . READ MORE

Russia Inks Contract to Build World’s Biggest Nuclear Icebreaker

2020-05-03- Murmansk’s nuclear icebreaker port Atomflot has inked a deal with a Vladivostok shipyard to construct the Leader, a vessel of massive proportions. . . READ MORE

Megawatt-scale fuel cell systems capable of powering ocean-going vessels to be built in France

2020-04-09 –The quest to decarbonise shipping moved a big step forwards yesterday with news from Europe where Swiss engineering giant ABB has teamed with hydrogen technologies specialist. . . READ MORE

Boomsma Shipping to install wind-assist technology on MPP vessel

2020-04-02 –Netherlands-based Boomsma Shipping has e-signed a deal with eCocowind to install two of its wind-assist VentiFoil units on a multipurpose (MPP) vessel. . . READ MORE

Liquefied biomethane and synthetic methane offer scalable marine fuel options

2020-03-26 –A study undertaken by Netherlands research consultancy CE Delft has concluded that liquefied biomethane (LBM) and. . . READ MORE

Wärtsilä conducts first combustion trials for ammonia as a fuel

2020-03-31 –Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has initiated combustion trials using ammonia, to help prepare for the use of ammonia. . . READ MORE

Asahi Tanker to build world’s first zero-emissions electric bunker tankers

2020-03-31 –Japanese owner Asahi Tanker has announced a plan to build the world’s first two zero-emissions electric bunker tankers . . READ MORE

Power-to-Fuel project to convert CO2 into carbon neutral fuel

2020-03-30 – consortium led by Swedish Carbon Energy Company Liquid Wind will work on the Power-to-Fuel project. . . READ MORE

Nel, Kvaerner Pact on Green Hydrogens

2020-03-04 –Norwegian renewable energy firm Nel ASA has entered into a strategic agreement with the compatriot  engineering and construction services company Kværner. . . READ MORE

UECC and GoodFuels commence car carrier biofuel trial

2020-03-06 –Norwegian-headquartered roro operator UECC has teamed up with marine biofuel firm GoodFuels to launch a trial of GoodFuels Bio-Fuel Oil. . . READ MORE

Paper submitted to IMO stresses key advantages of wind propulsion

2020-02-28- Comoros flag has submitted a wind propulsion information paper to IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee. . . READ MORE

NYK Focuses on Ammonia as Marine Fuel

2020-02-26- Japan-based shipping giant NYK has presented its concept for using ammonia as a marine fuel or zero-emission. . . READ MORE

Fuel carriage ban comes into effect

2020-02-26- Port state control authorities began to enforce the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) fuel carriage ban yesterday, whereby ships without. . . READ MORE

New study makes the case for hydrogen-powered boxships on the transpacific by 2030

2020-03-02- Regular hydrogen-powered containership services on the transpacific could be a common sight by 2030, a new report from Washington-based non-profit. . . READ MORE

DNV GL backs LNG as a ‘pathway to carbon-neutral fuels

2019-02-20- DNV GL’s maritime boss, Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, has affirmed the class society’s. . . READ MORE
Source: Seatrade Maritime News

New Wind-Assist Technology Enters Service in North Sea

2020-02-17- The 3,600dwt general cargo vessel MV Ankie has made her first voyage with two eConowind Ventifoil wings installed. . . READ MORE

Ammonia’s advantages detailed in new report

2020-02-07 –A 33-page report from class society Korean Register (KR) has highlighted the advantages of ammonia as a ship fuel, the latest in a series. . . READ MORE

CMA CGM commits to hydrogen-powered shipping

2020-02-04 –French container line CMA CGM has joined a growing group of shipowners committed to finding a hydrogen-powered solution. . . READ MORE

Hapag-Lloyd Trials B20 Fuel

2020-02-03 –Hapag-Lloyd is operating one of its ships with B20, a biofuel blend that consists of 80 percent low. . . READ MORE

GLOBAL: LNG offers a credible pathway to zero – but there will be other fuels

2019-01-29 –Branding LNG as a transitional marine fuel in shipping’s journey to decarbonisation should not be seen as a negative and the best that can be done today to move shipping towards zero carbon is to invest in LNG – this was the takeaway from many of the. . . READ MORE

Cheniere Marks 1000th LNG Cargo Shipped from U.S. Gulf Coast

2019-01-27 –Cheniere Energy has announced it has shipped its 1000th cargo of liquified natural gas from its LNG export facilities on the U.S. Gulf coast. . . READ MORE

Owners urged to prepare for March 2020 fuel carriage ban

2019-01-31 –As the 1st March deadline for the implementation of the non-compliant fuel carriage ban approaches, shipping law firm Hill Dickinson. . . READ MORE

New Study Casts Shadow on LNG Fuel’s Climate Footprint

2019-01-28 –One of the shipping industry’s great hopes for improving its environmental performance — engines powered by liquefied natural gas. . . READ MORE

IMO hails ‘relatively smooth’ start to the global sulphur cap

2019-01-22- nternational Maritime Organization secretary-general Kitack Lim has hailed the start of the global sulphur cap as a smooth, successful process. . . READ MORE

The landside challenge of decarbonisation

2019-01-22- Halving the maritime industry’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 extends far beyond ships and their propulsion systems. It means getting the right zero-carbon fuel mix ready. . . READ MORE

World’s First Carbon-Free Ammonia-Fueled Vessel Planned for 2024

2019-01-23- A new project looking to launch the world’s first ammonia-powered supply vessel has received major funding from the European Union. . . READ MORE

VLSFO sediment issue goes global

2019-01-27- Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) is warning clients that the issue of fuel instability leading to sediment formation in very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) has now gone. . . READ MORE

CMB Targets Zero CO2 Emissions by 2050

2019-01-27- Belgium-based shipping group Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) announced it will invest in new technologies. . . READ MORE

Partners Developing Ammonia-fueled Tanker

2019-01-15- Maritime industry partners striving to advance shipping’s decarbonization efforts are working to develop an ammonia-fueled tanker, classification society. . . READ MORE

Florida’s Ports Lead the Way in Switch to Natural Gas

2019-01-16- Florida’s ports are leading the way in the transition to natural gas as an alternative to conventional fuel, according to a new report by the Florida Ports Council and the Florida. . . READ MORE

Low sulphur fuel found to have higher black carbon emissions than HSFO

2019-01-20- Mandated into law for less than three weeks and very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO), shipping’s new number one bunkering choice. . . READ MORE

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