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Benefits, Challenges of LNG Bunkering

Shipping and offshore classification services society ABS has published an advisory about liquefied natural gas bunkering in response to the industry’s growing interest in gas propulsion. The LNG Bunkering: Technical and Operational Advisory explores the benefits, challenges, and solutions associated with fueling vessels equipped with LNG power systems. The advisory … Read more »

Steve Fisher

Environmental Executive Moves: UPS, Novelis, Cabrios, Harris Waste Management

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. UPS: The logistics and transportation company has appointed Edward Rogers global director of sustainability. Rogers joined UPS in 1994. Novelis: The world’s largest aluminum recycler has appointed Steve Fisher (pictured) interim president, following the departure of Philip Martens, … Read more »

ABS Report Supports Transportation Sector Transition to Cleaner Fuels

ABS has updated its guidance on liquefied natural gas bunkering in North America to support the transport sector’s transition to the use of cleaner fuels. The second edition of Bunkering of Liquefied Natural Gas-fueled Marine Vessels in North America offers advice to shipowners and operators who may be looking to … Read more »

China to Build World’s First CNG Ship

The world’s first compressed natural gas carrier will be built by China to fulfill an order from Pelayaran Bahtera Adhiguna, a subsidiary of Indonesia’s state-owned power company Perusahaan Listrik Negara, according to ABS, the company selected to class the ship. The CNG ship was designed by China’s CIMC Ocean Engineering … Read more »

ABS, MPA Collaborate on Marine Clean Fuel Research

Global marine and offshore classification services provider ABS and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote maritime research and development in the areas of alternative/clean fuel and developing resilient, next-generation port systems. The five-year MOU covers the following areas: Alternative/clean fuel … Read more »

offshore oil platform with supply vessel

DSME, ABS to Develop First LNG-Fueled Drillship

ABS has entered into a joint development project with South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) to develop the industry’s first liquified natural gas-fueled drillship. The JDP will address challenges associated with storing and managing cryogenic LNG safely by combining DSME’s experience developing and applying LNG technology to floating … Read more »

ABS Advisory Promotes Safe Shipping in Arctic Waters

Global maritime classification services organization ABS has published an advisory to help shipowners navigate in Arctic waters safely and efficiently, while also minimizing their environmental impact. Commercial shipping routes through the Arctic seas are becoming increasingly popular as melting ice floes in the Northern Sea Route (NSR) have opened transit … Read more »

Alcoa Mike Barriere

Environmental Executive Moves: Alcoa, Ecology and Environment, EPRI, ABS

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Alcoa: The producer of primary and fabricated aluminum has promoted Mike Barriere (pictured) to executive vice president, human resources and environment, health and safety (EHS). Barrier previously was Alcoa’s vice president, human resources. The company also promoted Kevin … Read more »