CDP, investment research provider, launched a report, ranking 18 of the largest publicly listed shipping companies, representing $62bn of market capitalisation, on business readiness for a low-carbon transition.
According to Gasnor, part of Royal Dutch Shell, Hurtigruten agreed on a long-term supply-deal for its ships. Therefore, Gasnor is to supply the company’s vessels along the Norwegian coast with LNG until 2030. Hurtigruten is planned to begin upgrading six of its vessels from this winter to run on a combination of LNG, battery packs and liquid biogas, replacing the older engines which run on marine gas oil.
During the CIMAC conference in Vancouver, Dr Alexander Knafl, MAN Energy Solutions, presented the results of a new study which analyzes the potential of hybrid power solutions ahead of tightening regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.
For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, the UK is being supplied with more power from zero-carbon sources than fossil fuels. This milestone has been achieved during the first five months of 2019. As UK’s National Grid says, clean energy is responsible for 48% of generation, in comparison to 47% from coal and gas, while the rest is biomass.
A new carbon neutral product, the first of its kind in the industry, is to be used by selected Maersk customers for their supply chain. The pilot project has been successfully tested in a trial, under the collaboration of the Dutch Sustainability Growth Coalition (DSGC), and Shell this year.
Danish Company Knud E. Hansen announced its latest design for a sail-assisted cruise vessel that is able to accommodate up to 100 passengers and has a variety of 6,000 nautical miles. The vessel combines low-sulphur diesel and wind power, making it able to sail to emission control areas and makes it be in line with IMO’s regulations.
Meriaura Group presented its plans to create a zero-waste fleet in the future. For this reason, in the end of 2018, the group announced a research cooperation with the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi), aiming to reduce ship-generated waste. The final aspiration of the group is to make its fleet the least waste producing fleet by the end of 2020.
The European Commission launched its assessment of Member States’ draft plans, to implement the EU’s Energy Union goals, focusing on the agreed EU 2030 energy and climate goals. The assessment highlights that although the plans represent significant efforts, there’s still room for improvement, concerning individual policies to be sure of the efficient delivery of 2030 targets.
Wärtsilä, technology group, MARIN, Netherlands based Maritime Research Institute, and Grimaldi, Italian ship owner, designed an Energy Saving Device (ESD), suitable for use by ships with Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPPs).
In the afternoon hours of Thursday, the Port of Rotterdam welcomed the giant green container vessel ‘Ever Glory’, Evergreen’s first ever 20,000 TEU class container ship to be equipped with scrubbers, significantly reducing harmful emissions.
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