‘Wes Amelie’, the world’s first container ship equipped with an LNG engine, received LNG via a STS operation, on April 21, from the world’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel ‘Kairos’, in the anchorage area of Visby, Sweden. This operation is considered as a milestone, as ‘Wes Amelie’ received LNG for the first time from a bunker supply vessel.
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The first-ever shipment of UAE-produced calcined coke has started its maiden voyage to mainland China. 10,500 tons of calcined coke were loaded by ADNOC Refining onto the M/V Lucky Ocho, a vessel chartered by ADNOC Logistics & Services, to be delivered in Yantai, China by the end of April 2019. This represents the latest milestone in ADNOC’s attempt to become a ‘zero-fuel oil’ refining business.
The Port of Long Beach has implemented aggressive goals for zero emissions goods movement. The 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update set the Port of Long Beach on the path to zero-emission goods movement, with a target of transitioning terminal equipment to zero emissions by 2030 and on-road trucks by 2035.
Nanyang Technological University, DNV GL, and Shell have launched a competition to attract ideas in order to cut the cost of equipping an LNG fuel gas system to an existing ocean-going vessel. The ‘Low-Cost LNG Retrofit (LCLR) Challenge’ aims to to help shipping companies adopt cleaner fuels and reduce harmful emissions.
A Swedish-Norwegian research project will be searching into the possibilities and costs of transporting CO2 captured in Sweden for storage on the Norwegian shelf. This is the first project ever to look into this possibility. The goal of this project is to investigate the possibilities of launching a full-scale facility for the capture and transport of CO2 from the Preem refinery and wet gas plant at Lysekil.
Warstila in cooperation with the City of Helsinki’s Maritime Strategy Project aims to present a smart, energy efficient, waterborne and carbon-neutral passenger transportation system. A system that Ulla Tapaninen, Head of Unit, Enterprise Services at City of Helsinki, hopes will better connect the mainland with the islands, allowing for residents and tourists alike to better utilize and enjoy the true beauty that the region has to offer.
Anna Ziou, Policy Director of UK Chamber of Shipping, is helping members prepare for the IMO’s global sulphur cap in 2020, by focusing on four key areas, as the regulation, education on being fully-compliant, how to report compliance issues and reducing any possible safety issues in relation to altering to low-sulphur fuels.
As the shipping is becoming more and more interested in reducing its emissions, Chris Chatterton, COO of the Methanol Institute, discusses about the challenges arising from decarbonisation for the maritime sector. The next decade and beyond will be far more complex for the shipping industry than the previous one and the carbon challenge sits behind every analysis, Mr. Chatterton argues.
Torqeedo provided the integrated propulsion system for the world’s first electric-powered freefall lifeboat, which is being built by the Dutch builder Verhoef. The vessel recently passed its final drop tests, making it the first fully functional electric lifeboat in the world.
BP, Nouryon, and the Port of Rotterdam are collaborating to see whether there are ways of making ‘green hydrogen’ through water electrolysis for BP’s refinery, located in the Port of Rotterdam. The parties signed an MoU to study the feasibility of a 250-megawatt water electrolysis facility to produce up to 45,000 tonnes of green hydrogen yearly using renewable energy. It would be the largest of its kind in Europe.
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