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Shipping decarbonization needs more than $1 trillion investment

Following the implementation of the 2020 sulphur cap on January 1st 2020, a study launched focuses on the importance of new investments into new fuel production, supply chains and a new or retrofitted fleet to achieve the decarbonization in the next three decades.

Year in Review: Environmental issues that caught shipping’s eye in 2019

As we are approaching the end of another exciting year for shipping, without a doubt the focus of everyone ahead of 2020 will be on IMO sulphur cap. This issue, along with decarbonization in general, has emerged as a main priority for the sector, with companies trying to find ways to cut their emissions. In this article, we take a look back at 2019, and we identify the key environmental moments that left their mark.

K Line joins project to develop a hydrogen supply chain

The Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, K Line, is participating in “CO₂-free Hydrogen Energy Supply-Chain Technology Research Association” (HySTRA); an association working towards creating an international CO₂ free energy supply chain comprised of hydrogen production effectively utilizing brown coal in Australia and its liquefaction; transportation to Japan; storage and utilization.

Offshore energy integration to become reality in the UK

The “UKCS Energy Integration: Interim Findings” as issued by The Oil and Gas Authority, which was published on Tuesday 17 December 2019, discusses the first phase of the UKCS Energy Integration Project, led by the OGA; BEIS; The Crown Estate as well as Ofgem, considering options to help feed into a new strategic vision of the UKCS as an integrated energy basin.

MOL, e5 Lab work on hydrogen hybrid pure car carrier project

MOL and e5 Lab are collaborating to develop and promote electrically powered zero emission vessels. As such, they have concluded to a Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU), to perform a joint study of a hybrid pure car carrier equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell system and large-capacity batteries (hydrogen hybrid PCC).  

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.

Watch: World’s first liquefied hydrogen carrier presented

Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries launched the world’s first liquefied hydrogen carrier, called “Suiso Frontier” at its Kobe Works yard, in a ceremony highlighting the importance of the event. The vessel’s construction is expected to be complete by late 2020.

First hydrogen station to be built at Port of Amsterdam

Holthausen Energy Points (HEP) is to build the first hydrogen station at the Port of Amsterdam. Work on the construction of the hydrogen station on Australiëhavenweg is expected to begin in spring 2020. The municipality of Amsterdam has issued a one-off grant of € 0.5 million.


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