energy efficiency

World’s first hybrid self-discharging bulk carriers

The technology group Wärtsilä along with the Norwegian company Aasen Shipping, came in an agreement for the construction and supply of the world’s first hybrid powered self-discharging bulk carrier. Namely, Wärtsilä will provide its design and supply hybrid systems for the vessels.

LAROS receives the SMART4SEA Energy Efficiency Award

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that LAROS has received the 2020 SMART4SEA Energy Efficiency Award, sponsored by ClassNK, at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on January the 28th at the Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the 2020 SMART4SEA Forum.

The winners of the 2020 SMART4SEA Awards announced

SAFETY4SEA announced the winners of the 2020 SMART4SEA Awards at a prestigious awards ceremony which successfully concluded on January the 28th at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the 2020 SMART4SEA Forum. SMART4SEA Awards are held annually within the scope of awarding industry’s outstanding practices for E-Navigation, Connectivity, Energy Efficiency, Cyber Security, Training, Technology, Personality and Leadership.

Environmentally friendly shipping can reduce freight costs

A recent study carried out in the Laboratory of Industrial Management at Åbo Akademi University indicates that improved ship utilization rates and investments in environmentally sustainable technologies for enhanced energy efficiency would not only significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions within navigation but would also contribute to lowering freight costs.

UK cuts operational production costs, Rystad says

Rystad Energy recently published a report focusing on the operational production costs in the oil and gas industry which have fallen across the global. Specifically,the United Kingdom has emerged as a world leader in cost-cutting powerhouse among international offshore regions.

Climate change, big data and supply chains to take over in 2020

Bureau Veritas estimates that in 2020 there will be major growth in compliance, leading testing and inspection. The certification authority revealed that the key trends in the year ahead will be tackling climate change, ‘Big Data’ as well as ethical supply chains.

Power-to-X to be the carbon-neutral energy storage technology of the future

Many climate experts predict that the next ten years are crucial, thus our actions within this decade will decide whether we are able to reach the ambitious goals of the Paris agreement limiting the global temperature increase to 1.5°C until 2050. Yet, recent studies show that G20 nations are currently failing to reach their climate goals.

Joint study for hydrogen hybrid pure car carrier targets zero emissions

In fact, Japan’s largest shipowner Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) together with e5 Lab, a Japanese vessel electrification and digitalization solution provider, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim to carry out a joint study of a hybrid pure car carrier equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell system and large-capacity batteries.

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