green practices

MPA Singapore extends port waivers in favour of LNG use

MPA Singapore issued two marine notices focusing on the environmental marine protection, highlighting the importance of LNG use and informing of two new programs, concerning port waivers and the extension of the Green Port program.

ABS, MAN, SDARI to develop ammonia-fueled feeder vessel

AND will provide compliance and safety considerations to the development of designs for a low-emission feeder container vessel by MAN Energy Solutions (MAN) and the Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI).

Norden develops a plant-based alternative fuel

Denmark’s Norden is partnering with Kvasir Technologies, from the Technological University of Denmark, to develop a patented technology to produce fuel from plant material, the latest move from the line to look for alternative fuels.

Electric boat to handle inland waterways’ and harbours’ pollution

The Waste Cleaner 66, reported to be the world’s most powerful all-electric boat designed for cleaning up pollution in inland waterways and harbors, includes technology that enables it to collect up to 700 kg (1543 lb) of solid waste and 1,000L (263 gal) of liquid waste, including hydrocarbons.

IMO 2020 sulphur cap: Important points to keep in mind

They say that before a big exam it is best not to study the night before, as the period leading up to it should have prepared you for what’s coming. However, there is always time to quickly check and refresh the most important parts. In this article, we provide key points regarding  2020 sulphur cap, to help operators prepare one last time before the big 2020 exam.

Norsepower, SWS develop energy-efficient VLCC project

Norsepower Oy Ltd., announces a joint development project with Shanghai Waigaoqiao Ship Building Co., Ltd (SWS) both developing an energy efficient dual fuel very large crude carrier (VLCC) design, aiming to enhance fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Under the agreement, Rotor Sails were implemented in the VLCC design for improving the fuel efficiency and reducing emissions.

COP 25: Travel and tourism industry must transform amid climate change

During COP 25, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa addressed the urgency of change in favour of climate, highlighting that the travel and tourism sector has to transform, in line with today’s developments, based on its crucial economic and social benefits. 

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