During an interview with Bloomberg, Maersk’s CEO, Soren Skou, talked about all the current issues that the shipping industry is facing, as well as how Maersk will be dealing with the 2020 sulphur cap. As for the ways it will comply with the regulations, its fleet will start using cleaner fuels during December, while the company has already built up stock and supply contracts.
Maersk announced that its Chief Operating Officer, Søren Toft has decided to pursue an opportunity outside of the company and will leave with immediate effect. The responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer will in the interim be taken on by Maerk’s CEO, Søren Skou.
Maersk Drilling and Aker BP collaborated by signing a $10.9m well-secured contract, in order to extent the harsh environment jack up rig, Maersk Integrator. In order to achieve that, the jack-up first needs intense upgrades, as to be turned into a hybrid rig for low emission drilling.
COSCO, China’s state-run shipping conglomerate has debuted a cross-industry treaty during the World Shipping Summit in Shanghai with the aim to strengthen collaboration among actors from different sectors within the industry. The first batch of companies to join the initiative are Cosco Shipping, Maersk, Evergreen, CMA CGM, Yang Ming, Seaspan, Zeebrugge Port, Shandong Port Group, China Grain Reserves, BIMCO, Chalco Logistics, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, China Mobile and China FAW.
A containerized 600 kWh marine battery system will be equipped in a trial on board the Maersk Cape Town in December 2019 to improve ship performance and reliability while at the same time reducing CO2 emissions. The battery system will be shortly transported to Singapore and installed on board the Maersk Cape Town.
The best opportunities for decarbonization of shipping lie in finding new sustainable energy sources, says a new study by Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller – Maersk and Lloyds Register which identifies alcohol, biomethane, and ammonia as the best positioned fuels for research and development into net zero fuels.
Norsepower Oy Ltd., along with project partners Maersk Tankers, Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Ltd., announced successful trial results of two Norsepower Rotor Sails onboard the Maersk Tankers product tanker, Maersk Pelican.
New Zealand’s TAIC issued an investigation report on the grounding of the Danish-registered container ship Leda Maersk off the Port of Otago in June 2018. The investigation revealed that neither the harbour pilot nor the ship’s bridge team recognised that the Leda Maersk was deviating from the planned track.
MSC confirmed the order of five 23,000 TEU ULCVs from the South Korean Daewoo yard, a step that will take the Geneva-based carrier’s orderbook to 16 vessels, for a massive 305,352 TEU. This new order is reportedly in line with MSC’s order for 11 ships made in 2017.
Cargill, Maersk Tankers and Mitsui & Co. announced the establishment of a collaboration to advance the reduction of global greenhouse gases (GHGs) in shipping. The companies will work towards lowering maritime GHG emissions by fully exploiting existing fuel-saving technologies and exploring new technical solutions.
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