Environment

  • Kalmar’s new-generation RTGs ready to enable...

    Kalmar, part of Cargotec, introduces a new generation of its rubber-tyred gantry crane (RTG). The new generation covers five models, with a stronger, lighter and simpler modular design and intelligent features to provide customers with a highly productive and eco-efficient solution for container handling.

     

  • Konecranes launches new generation of energy-...

    Konecranes launched yesterday its sixth generation of mobile harbor cranes, refreshing and reinforcing its industry-leading portfolio as global trade accelerates and the industry seeks more sustainable lifting solutions to reduce its climate impact.

     

  • Study shows shipping green hydrogen from Iceland...

    Landsvirkjun, the National Power Company of Iceland, and the Port of Rotterdam have completed a pre-feasibility study about exporting green hydrogen from Iceland to Rotterdam. The results indicate that such a project could be technically feasible, financially attractive and would have a significant contribution to the fight against climate change as economies around the world will switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy in the coming decades.

     

  • Consortium wants to make Bornholm a green filling...

    Bornholm Bunker Hub is the name of a new consortium, in which a number of international players are testing opportunities to establish a bunkering station with green maritime fuel on Bornholm. Several Danish companies are participating in the consortium, including Ørsted, Molslinjen, Haldor Topsøe and Bunker Holding.

     

  • X-Press Pearl pollution spreads but reports of...

    Sri Lanka officials conducted a briefing to detail the scope of the environmental damage resulting from the fire and sinking of the containership X-Press Pearl last month. Government representatives and the shipping line continue to refute reports of additional pollution and possible oil leaks from the vessel, which remains partially submerged off Colombo. At the same time, additional international aid is being sent to help the country deal with what has been called the worst environmental disaster in the history of Sri Lanka.

     

  • Green shipping calls for a holistic approach

    The shipping industry needs to look past zero carbon fuels to decarbonise the sector. ‘Circularity’ and ‘servitisation’ could be the new buzzwords to watch for, according to Danish Ship Finance (DSF).

     

  • China sees notable progress in eco-environment...

    China has made notable progress in improving water quality, restoring aquatic biodiversity and controlling pollution in the Yangtze River basin, according to a report submitted for deliberation at the ongoing session of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee.

     

  • Hoegh LNG Seeks First Mover Position in Transport...

    Hoegh LNG plans to leverage its expertise in the transportation of gas working with Norwegian start-up Gen2Energy on the development of the infrastructure needed to support global adoption of green hydrogen as the future alternative fuel source. 

     

  • Søren Skou calls for $450 per tonne bunker tax to...

    Maersk CEO Søren Skou staked out one of the most ambitious decarbonization proposal in the shipping industry, calling for a carbon tax of at least $450 per ton of bunker fuel ($150 per tonne CO2-equivalent). The proposal is far more ambitious than ICS' $2 bunker levy or the Marshall Islands' $100 tax plan, though it is still substantially lower than Trafigura's estimate of $750-900 per tonne of bunkers ($250-300 per tonne CO2-equivalent) for an effective GHG tax.

     

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New Fortress to build Sri Lanka’s first LNG terminal

Sri Lanka will receive its first natural gas terminal providing a source of fuel for the country’s power plants under a framework agreement signed with energy infrastructure company New Fortress Energy. The terminal which will introduce natural gas to the country for the first time also represents New Fortress’ first LNG terminal in Asia.

 
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CLIA confirms limited impact of open-loop scrubbers on marine environment

According to a recent statement, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), highlighted the findings of three independent reports released in 2019 suggesting that, when operated in open-loop mode, Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS), also known as scrubbers, have minimal impact on water and sediment quality.

 
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CMA CGM-led coalition studies Bio-LNG fuel supply at Marseille

As the next step in its efforts to enhance the sustainability of its shipping operations through the use of LNG technology, French shipping giant CMA CGM Group is joining in a project to develop France’s first BioLNG facility. The Coalition for the Energy of the Future announces the launch of the feasibility study for the first French project for BioLNG production within a large maritime port. 

 
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Norwegian Green Ammonia plant will contribute to decarbonizing Arctic

Following the news that the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee approved a ban on the transportation and use of heavy fuel oil in Arctic waters, joint venture partners Aker Clean Hydrogen and Varanger Kraft announced that they are exploring doubling the production capacities for their planned green ammonia and hydrogen production project. The companies are working on plans to build one of the first commercial production plants for green ammonia with production potentially starting in Northern Norway before the end of 2024.

 
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La Méridionale trials new dry scrubber for SOx, PM and NOx

French ro/pax ferry operator La Méridionale is launching a new (and possibly unprecedented) trial of exhaust gas cleaning technology aboard the vessel La Piana. It has signed a contract with Austrian manufacturer ANDRITZ to test out a combination of dry scrubber SOx and PM removal plus urea / catalyst based NOx removal - all in one unit. 

 
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