During an ABS event at the London International Shipping Week in early September, experts highlighted that the shipping industry needs to develop new maritime technologies that will assist in meeting its targets towards decarbonization by 2050.
The planning stage for the installation of a wave energy farm prototype has been reached in the island of Texel in the Netherlands, as part of a research project aiming to make the island more sustainable through wave energy. The Slow Mill wave pilot project which was invented by Erwin Croughs aims to install five or six Slow Mills and potentially create a wave energy farm.
Japanese shipping company NYK welcomed 35 students and their professor from the Netherlands’ Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) on July 30 to examine the group’s initiatives for “Digitalization and Green,” the theme of the company’s medium-term management plan.
A letter from Maritime UK Chair, Harry Theochari, to the new Prime Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson, highlights the importance of the sector to national prosperity, and identifies key priorities for the UK’s maritime industries. These include protecting freedom of navigation, coastal economic development, decarbonisation, improving the UK’s maritime competitiveness and developing its workforce. The letter also establishes immediate steps the sector wants to see on Brexit.
One of the world’s largest container vessels, ‘COSCO shipping Pisces’, that has a capacity of 20.000 TEU, was docked at Piraeus port on February 15, after voyaging for one month from China. This is the vessel’s first voyage, after its delivery on January 15.
The World Economic Forum published the “Global Risks Report 2019”, highlighting the top risks that we can expect in the future. In terms of likelihood, environmental and cyber issues complete the top five. As for technology, it will continue to play a key role in the global risks landscape.
ECOPRODIGY addresses both the environmental and economic challenges posed by increasing eco-efficiency at all stages of the vessel lifecycle from design and building to the use, maintenance, stowage as well as conversion processes. DFDS was the most recent addition to the project.
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