The Cabinet of South Korea has approved a motion based on nurturing industries for eco-friendly vessels, in order to deal easier with the strict IMO 2020 regulations and reduce the shipping emissions. Namely, the trade ministry reported that would force a set of measure, to spread and boost the development and supply of such ships.
The huge sailing yacht ‘Black Pearl’ made headlines in recent months, not only for claiming the title of the largest sailing superyacht in the world, but also for featuring hybrid propulsion system and waste heat recovery. Analysts suggest the development of the Black Pearl reflects a growing trend for large yachts to be greener.
Swedish Concordia Maritime announced that it has chartered in two more MR ECO vessels, while in the same time it extended the contracts for two of the currently chartered MR ECO vessels by another year. Furthermore, a contract to charter out the P-MAX tanker Stena Performance has also been signed.
GONDAN announced it is building four GRP ecofast ferries with a capacity for 350 passengers for Baleària shipping company. The 28m-long vessels have been designed focusing on eco-efficiency and speed during navigation.
Aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping by 40% in 2030 compared to 1990, the Norwegian government has implemented several measures and funding programs. The Norwegian local maritime industry currently contributes 9% of the country’s total emissions.
MOL announced that three of its 50,000 DWT methanol carriers received prize rewarding the most technologically advanced ships. The vessels are the world’s first methanol carriers with main engines that use methanol as fuel.
Japanese K Line announced that its “DRIVE GREEN HIGHWAY,” a 7,500RT large-scale car carrier won the award of “Ship of the Year 2016” by the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers, on July 7. The ship is equipped with technologies that contribute to reduction of air pollutant emissions.
Peace Boat has signed a letter of intent with the Finnish shipbuilding company Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Inc., in order to construct the Ecoship, the world’s greenest cruise ship. The agreement was announced during Nor-Shipping Conference, on May 30th.
Deltamarin announced that Icelandic Eimskip Ltd and Greenland-based Royal Arctic Line A/S ordered the first three container vessels from its energy-efficient cargo ship family. The ships will be built at the Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard in China, with which Deltamarin (China) Co., Ltd has signed a design contract.
Containerships announced that has been granted substantial funding for its LNG project by EU and the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation. With the grant, the Finnish shipping company will implement its eco-friendly strategy, which is based on using LNG throughout the company’s logistics supply chain.
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