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Shell, Mitsubishi and Vattenfall to produce green hydrogen

The partners hope the plant located next to Hamburg’s container terminal could be producing up 100 MW of green hydrogen in 2025 and could spur the development of a broader green energy hub

Biden administration challenges global shipping to reduce emissions

Fortunately for the global shipping industry, Kerry believes that while governments have an important role to play in galvanising net-zero transitions, ‘they must partner intimately’ with the private sector

V.Group names OSM’s Sprotte to replace Kayser at shipmanagement unit

Kofod-Olsen was appointed V.Group chief executive at the end of 2020, replacing Graham Westgarth, who moved up to chairman. Earlier this month Wallem chief Frank Coles resigned to focus on crew welfare issues

Digital focus turns to data access

ABB Marine & Ports believes the industry needs to see the bigger picture — the focus on public health and protection of the environment. That will show which digital solutions should be prioritised

Tighter emission requirements drive up demand for fuel-saving equipment

Inquiries about the company’s PBCFs are on the rise. Orders are expected to jump substantially in the next two years

Total agrees LNG carrier charter deal with Sovcomflot

The French energy major will take in a newbuilding 174,000 cu m liquefied natural gas carrier from Sovcomflot in 2021 and have options to take in two more vessels

Navigator Gas plans first carbon-neutral voyage

The company wants to reduce its own emissions, but given the absence of sufficient alternative fuels for deepsea voyages, carbon offsets are required at this point, according to Navigator Gas chief commercial officer

Can nuclear option solve shipping’s emissions problem?

The company is part of a consortium, including Bill Gates-backed TerraPower, that is bringing to market a small, modular, scalable nuclear power unit that is 95 times more efficient than conventional light water nuclear reactors, leaves minimal waste, has a lifetime fuel cycle of up to 30 years and running costs lower than marine gas oil and liquefied natural gas

Shipping must prepare for post-pandemic risks

Shipping should anticipate significant risks in its recovery from the pandemic, including the challenges of digitalisation and uneven technological competence of the workforce. Successful companies will invest in digital skills

Cyprus offers tonnage tax cuts for ‘greener’ vessels

Headline 30% tax cut will be available for vessels using alternative fuels, achieving reductions in carbon dioxide emissions of at least 30% compared with similar ships burning fossil fuels

Basel ban has confused recycling sector, not clarified it

Petter Heier from Norway’s Grieg Shipping sees encouraging signs of greater focus on environmental protection and yard worker safety. He calls for recycling issues to be addressed in newbuilding designs

Solid oxide fuel cell project launched

A group of maritime companies and the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping have partnered to develop solid oxide fuel cells as a zero-carbon shipping fuel

Avance Gas places dual-fuel VLGC order

The 91,000 cu m vessels, which will be built at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering yard, are scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2022 and the first quarter of 2023

Smarter shipping will benefit decarbonisation and safety

By reducing manual data recording and the analysis of data from sources on the vessel and external to the ship, a significant stride will be made towards greener and safer shipping

Ship emissions off Southern California pose health risks

The San Pedro Bay ports’ clean air action plan, with tight at-berth regulations, does not apply to emissions of particulate matter from ships at anchor, which fall under the jurisdiction of the California Air Resources Board 

Total exits US oil lobby group over environment strategy differences

The French energy company, which charters 3,000 oil ships a year, is leaving the American Petroleum Institute due to its position on climate change regulations and policies

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