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The International Maritime Organization has committed to slashing total annual greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2050, compared with 2008, and it aims to decarbonise the sector fully by the end of the century. The shipping industry is facing up to the challenge, developing new fuels and stronger, environmentally-friendly practices. But with tighter rules and regulations on both a regional and global level to contend with, agreement on the best approach is not easy

Future Fuels

Edda Wind and Hydrogenious secure EU funding for hydrogen propulsion

Brussels’ funding aims at promoting ‘safe handling and storage’ of green hydrogen

EU Sustainability

Will methanol bunkering pick up in 2023?

The world’s second-largest bunkering port expects methanol bunkering to become a regular feature from July onwards, although it may take a while for that expectation to materialise as most of the dual-fuel newbuildings will be delivered from 2024

Sustainability Bunkers

Methanol-fuel boxship orderbook grows as CMA CGM signs up for dozen newbuilds

The global methanol-capable boxship newbuilding backlog has now hit 59 vessels able to be powered by this alternative fuel. However, questions remain about green methanol supply.               

Asia Pacific Europe

CMB.Tech and WinGD sign agreement for bulk carrier ammonia engine development

Series of 210,000 dwt bulk carrier newbuildings ordered in 2021 and 2022, to an ammonia-ready specification, now look set to be able to operate on ammonia fuel from their delivery in 2025 and 2026

Dry Bulk Sustainability

Port of Rotterdam’s bunker sales up 5.9% in 2022

Biofuel-blended bunkers sale shows highest jump, up 162% to 790,000 tonnes

Netherlands Bunkers

Boxship orders favour alternative fuel options

Container shipping lends itself most readily to adopting new fuels. More than two-thirds of newbuildings will be capable of using alternatives to HFO and LSFO

International Containers

Pacific Carriers to study methanol as alternative low-carbon fuel for fleet

ABS will evaluate the means and impact of retrofitting a PCL vessel with a propulsion system powered by methanol, as an alternative low-carbon fuel option

Singapore ABS

MOL gets approval for ammonia-powered bulk carrier

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding is working on design of the vessel

Japan Dry Bulk

Star Bulk not ready to commit to alternative fuels

Company not planning to order any alternative dual-fuel vessels soon, says chief financial officer 

Dry Bulk Sustainability

Lack of ‘real’ green solutions leaves shipping hanging, say London Greeks

Answers to decarbonisation are ‘still awaited’ from engine makers and yards, according to Haralambos Fafalios

Europe Greece

Industry pushes EU to introduce ‘ambitious’ FuelEU Maritime

FuelEU Maritime sets a 2% target for renewable marine fuels starting from 2025

International EU
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