• Japanese Look to Apply FSR Concept for World’s...

    An R&D project underway in Japan is looking to use the concept of a vessel for floating storage and regasification, which has proven successful for LNG, to support the early development and commercialization of ammonia as an industrial fuel. Regasification units continue to play a critical solution in expanding the LNG infrastructure, especially at smaller ports and developing countries, and this project believes the same approach could provide a similar vital link for ammonia with the world’s first ammonia FSRB.

  • Conversion Begins for Hydrogen-Powered Inland...

    The first inland barge owned by the Dutch company, Future Proof Shipping, arrived at a shipyard in the Netherlands to begin a conversion from traditional diesel power to become one of the first vessels operated on hydrogen and fuel cell technology propulsion. The company has announced plans to convert three vessels to the zero-emission technology.

  • Navigating to net zero: reducing emissions in...

    Every day, thousands of ships crisscross the globe, transporting around 90% of the world’s traded goods. But it comes at a cost. The shipping industry accounts for around 3% of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

  • Singapore-Based Project Seeks to Develop Ammonia...

    Efforts are continuing to develop the technologies and infrastructure that will support the shipping industry’s transition to future, environmentally-sensitive, alternative fuels. With ammonia continuing to lead as the most promising solution, a growing number of projects are getting underway to consider the unique challenges of handling the toxic gas to create the bunker supply chain.

  • BioFuel Launched in Singapore with GoodFuels...

    As further evidence of the growth of biofuels globally, GoodFuels in partnership with ITOCHU reports they have launched operations in Singapore just three months after forming a partnership to service the market. While there had been previous tests of biofuel in Singapore, the companies attest that this is the start of the regular supply of biofuel in what is the world’s largest bunker market. GoodFuels has historically operated from Rotterdam, another large bunker market.

  • Algoma Expands to Europe for Product Tankers in...

    Swedish Furetank and Canadian Algoma Central Corporation are forming a new joint venture designed to expand the operation of climate-friendly tankers in Northern Europe. The companies are ordering four dual-fuel product tankers that will be operated by Furetank in the short sea shipping market.


Alexandre Araman: Identifying the ideal energy mix for decarbonisation

The challenges of the energy market are rising daily due to disruptions in the supply chain value that they must face. Most markets are focused on meeting the rising demands of global consumption, whilst adopting an alternate lower-emission source of energy. However, there remains a question of how we can transition to cleaner energy whilst ensuring the demand is met. Speaking exclusively to Marasi News, Alexandre Araman, Principal Analyst, Middle East Upstream, Wood Mackenzie, said that the energy mix depends on the region. “I do not think there is an ideal fuel here,” he said. 


FuelSpec: Catalysing the industry’s drive towards net-zero carbon emissions

FuelSpec, a technology that is available to some of the world’s largest energy consumers to improve fuel combustion, is considered one of the latest green technology for the maritime. industry. It is important development because when fuel combustion is improved, emissions are reduced, and the engine wear is minimised; therefore, the fuel economy improves. Although FuelSpec is not the panacea for climate change, it is viewed as a bridge technology that will allow the world to burn less fossil fuel in a significantly cleaner fashion as we begin to rely on alternate sources of energy. Seema Das, Senior Manager, Vishwa Samudra (FuelSpec) spoke in detail with Marasi News regarding the capabilities of this unique solution.


EverWind and Maersk’s Svitzer to Develop Canada’s First Green Fuel Tug

Efforts are underway to develop and operate Canada’s first green fuel powered commercial tugs. EverWind Fuels, a private developer of green hydrogen and ammonia production in Nova Scotia, and Svitzer, a leading global towage operator and part of A.P. Moller-Maersk, agreed to deploy one of the world’s first green fuel powered commercial tug vessels in the Canso Strait in Nova Scotia.


LNG still a viable solution for maritime decarbonization despite hurdles

A debate over LNG’s viability as a marine fuel for achieving net-zero carbon emissions sparked by a recent International Council on Clean Transportation report has added to high LNG prices in weighing on its uptake, even though its proponents still view it as a vital pathway to achieving maritime decarbonization when the development of alternatives is some time away.


Methanol-hybrid tug design presented

Naval architecture firm Glosten and ABB have joined forces to develop a methanol-hybrid ship assist tug design that provides operators with a viable path to carbon-neutral operations while minimizing operating costs.