‘Energy Observer’, the world’s first ship powered by renewables and hydrogen, arrived at Flisvos Marina in Athens. The Greek capital is the 20th stopover of its world tour, which aims to raise awareness on energy transition. Because it is powered by renewables, and due to its double storage composed of batteries and hydrogen, the vessel can achieve energy autonomy.
The transition to a more sustainable energy system is too slow. A sustainable development path, consistent with the Paris Agreement target, does not allow for further delays in policy, industry and consumer action to reduce emissions, according to Equinor’s new Energy Perspectives report.
Finnish cargo handling company Cargotec has set sustainability targets for 2018, focusing on increasing safety awareness, setting a new sustainability standard for the supply chain, as well as increasing the usage of renewable electricity.
Renewable energy, such as bioenergy, geothermal and hydropower projects, has head-to-head on costs, with power from fossil fuels. A new report claims that renewable energy will be consistently cheaper than fossil fuels by 2020.
DNV GL says that the world energy system undergoes a major transition towards 2050 and this will have significant implications for shipping. Overall the demand for seaborne transport will increase with 60% by 2050, with the pace of growth being highest up to 2030, and with notable differences between the various shipping segments.
According to a new World Bank report, an increasing number of developing countries – Mexico, China, Turkey, India, Vietnam, Brazil, and South Africa – are emerging as leaders in sustainable energy, with robust policies to support energy access, renewables and energy efficiency.
The Indian Ministry of Shipping, as a part of its ‘Green Port Initiative’, has been emphasizing on use of renewable sources of energy to power Major Ports across the nation. When completed, the projects will help in the reduction of carbon dioxide emission by 136,500 MT annually.
France has issued its first green bonds with a record seven billion euro sale, becoming the second country to do so, after Poland. This move aims to pave the way for the establishment of a genuine market in renewable energy bonds.
The US Energy Department has announced the award of up to $40 million, subject to appropriations, to design, permit, and construct an open-water, grid-connected national wave energy testing facility. The facility will be constructed in Newport, Oregon and will support innovations in wave energy technologies capable of harnessing the significant wave energy resources along US coastlines.
Holland Renewable Energy Technologies, based at the RDM site in Rotterdam’s port area has offered an alternative for the port; by using its system to convert all the gas flared around the world into electricity, the company claims it could provide every household in a country the size of Germany or France with free power.
Amendments related to the IBC Code23/08/2019
Key requirements from the BCH Code amendments23/08/2019
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Lessons learned from fire due to faulty mobile phone charger23/08/2019
Pointe-Noire terminal in Sept-Îles to improve its infrastructure23/08/2019
Port of Vancouver to strengthen resilience to climate change23/08/2019
Port of Hamilton's capacity to increase23/08/2019
Canada fines vessel for breaching speed restriction in Gulf of St. Lawrence23/08/2019
Watch: Vopak Terminal Botlek well underway23/08/2019
JAXPORT records its best ever July for container volumes23/08/2019
Two new dual-fueled tankers using methanol join the Methanol Institute23/08/2019