Japanese shipping company Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd. revealed plans to build the world’s first two zero-emission electric tankers. These are scheduled to enter Tokyo Bay as marine fuel supply vessels.
US-based shipbuilder All American Marine has secured a contract to complete construction of a passenger zero-emissions, hydrogen-powered, electric ferry that will operate in the California Bay Area, under the ‘Water-Go-Round’ project.
Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has initiated combustion trials using ammonia, to help prepare for the use of ammonia as a fuel that can contribute to reducing both the shipping’s and energy sectors’ greenhouse gas emissions.
A large number of wind propulsion projects are under development and increasingly coming to market, said Gavin Allwright, Secretary General of IWSA in his opening address at the International Wind Propulsion for Shipping forum.
Entergy Louisiana and Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) have partnered to build the first utility-scale shore power installation at Port Fourchon.
Gasum teamed up with ship design company Deltamarin and Wärtsilä, a leader in maritime technologies, for cleaner maritime transport, following the global sustainability goals for a greener shipping. The global sustainability goals call the shipping industry to reduce sulphur emissions, according to the 2020 sulphur cap regulation issued by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which came into force in January 1, 2020.
The Korean Register recently granted an Approval in Principle (AIP) to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for its LNG dual fuel propulsion car carrier. In fact, the AIP covers two pure car and truck carriers vessels with a carrying capacity of 7.000 and 8.1000 CEU (car equivalent units).
The retrofit of the M/S Rex for hybrid operation, undertaken by Transdev subsidiary, Blidösundsbolaget, and Scania, included the adaptation of automotive technology for maritime use. The boat has room for up to 150 people and uses a Scania 13-litre diesel engine that is in line with IMO’s Tier 3 emission standard.
Eco Marine Power (EMP) announced that a full-scale demonstration version of its EnergySail unit was unveiled at the Onomichi Marine Tech Test Centre (MTTC) in Japan. The unit, manufactured by EMP’s partner Teramoto Iron Works, is to be used for demonstrations for possible customers and during preparations for sea trials.
SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that Dynagas Ltd has received the 2020 GREEN4SEA Technology Award, sponsored by Bureau Veritas, at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on March 3rd at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the 2020 GREEN4SEA Athens Forum.
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