MPA Singapore issued two marine notices focusing on the environmental marine protection, highlighting the importance of LNG use and informing of two new programs, concerning port waivers and the extension of the Green Port program.
AND will provide compliance and safety considerations to the development of designs for a low-emission feeder container vessel by MAN Energy Solutions (MAN) and the Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI).
On 5 December Costa Cruises, the Italian brand of Carnival Corporation officially took delivery of its first powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) ship, known as Costa Smeralda. The handover ceremony was held in the place where the company’s vessel was build, at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland.
Drewry officially announced the launch for its first low-sulphur bunker index tracker. Keeping in mind the IMO 2020 low-sulphur regulation, the maritime consultancy along with its index aims to bring a remarkable and greater transparency to fuel costs.
Denmark’s Norden is partnering with Kvasir Technologies, from the Technological University of Denmark, to develop a patented technology to produce fuel from plant material, the latest move from the line to look for alternative fuels.
Gavin Thompson, Vice Chair of Asia Pacific in its monthly blog discusses the upcoming IMO 2020 sulphur cap, the scrubber installations through the years and how ready the industry is to keep up with the changes.
Classification society DNV GL has unveiled the new class rules and the class notation ‘Gas Fuelled LPG’ for ships using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as fuel with the aims to accommodate the growing industry interest ahead of IMO 2020 and the overall decarbonization of the industry.
The French President Emmanuel Macron should initiate an international coalition for the energy transition of the transportation sector whose priority will be to develop a more competitive and less carbon-intensive energy source, said Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of CMA CGM.
Although the shipping industry has been preparing for the upcoming 2020 sulphur cap, international maritime law specialist Hill Dickinson comments that it will be a challenging period for litigators as they will have to deal with disputes between owners, charterers and bunker suppliers in cases of non-compliance
Holthausen Energy Points (HEP) is to build the first hydrogen station at the Port of Amsterdam. Work on the construction of the hydrogen station on Australiëhavenweg is expected to begin in spring 2020. The municipality of Amsterdam has issued a one-off grant of € 0.5 million.
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