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TOTE Maritime

LNG-Fueled Ships Get $324.6M Loan Guarantee

US transportation secretary Anthony Foxx has announced a $324.6 million loan guarantee to TOTE Shipholdings to finance the construction of two liquefied natural gas-fueled container ships. The vessels will be constructed at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company in San Diego, Calif. As dual fuel vessels, primarily operating with LNG, but … Read more »

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Shell, GE, Clean Energy Fuels to Build LNG Fuel Station for Cargo Ships

Shell, General Electric and Clean Energy Fuels will begin construction next year on the US’ first fuel station for liquefied natural gas-fueled cargo ships in Jacksonville, Fla., Bloomberg reports. GE tells the news agency the companies are evaluating five locations and says the US will need between 50 and 100 … Read more »

Panama Canal Project Won’t Cut Carbon, Study Finds

Panama Canal Project Won’t Cut Carbon, Study Finds

While larger vessel sizes carrying cargo through an expanded Panama Canal could reduce CO2 emissions as much as 23 percent, other factors such as increased voyage distance and waterborne emissions essentially negate these GHG reductions, according to a new Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) study. The peer-reviewed Panama Canal Expansion: Emission Changes … Read more »

Speed Limits on Cargo Ships Could Cut Emissions ‘Up to 70%’

Speed Limits on Cargo Ships Could Cut Emissions ‘Up to 70%’

Putting a speed limit on cargo ships as they sail near ports and coastlines could cut their GHG emissions by up to 70 percent, according to scientists writing in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. More than 100,000 ships carry 90 percent of the world’s cargo, David R. Cocker III … Read more »