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Wind Propulsion Technology Could Reduce Shipping Fuel Costs 10%

Wind Propulsion Technology Could Reduce Shipping Fuel Costs 10%

In a project that could help major corporations reducing shipping fuel costs and emissions, Shell, Maersk Tankers, Norsepower and the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) are collaborating to test wind-powered technology on a product tanker vessel.

Trident Alliance member companies

Shipping Industry Initiative Launched

Eleven shipping companies including Maersk and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics are among the first members of the Trident Alliance, a shipping industry initiative to support enforcement of maritime sulfur regulations. The coalition of ship owners and operators say they will partner with other groups that share its interest in tough enforcement of … Read more »

Sulfur Rules to Cost Shipping Firms Millions

Maersk Line says Europe’s new low-sulfur fuel rules will cost it an extra $200 million a year, Reuters reports. Similarly, P&O Ferries’ tells the news agency its fuel bill will increase about 30 million pounds ($50 million) a year, which it will pass onto customers. Under the European Union rules, … Read more »

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Alliance Formed to Push Maritime Sulfur Regulation

A dozen shipping companies have taken the initial steps to form a coalition to advance enforcement of maritime sulfur regulations. The companies met for an exploratory session in Copenhagen last week, at a full-day meeting hosted by Maersk Maritime Technology and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, and say they are on track … Read more »

Sustainable Supply Chain Winners Announced

IHS, Patagonia and Ryder are among the companies that have made sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy, according to Supply & Demand Chain Executive. The magazine has announced its 2013 Green Supply Chain award winners recognized for their achievements in sourcing/procurement, fulfillment/logistics, operations, product lifecycle management and … Read more »

Carbon-Free Shipping Sets Sail

A sail-powered barge launched last week on Lake Champlain in Vermont that backers hope could spur a new generation of carbon-neutral, sailboat shipping. The 39-foot Ceres, which was built by volunteers at the Vermont Sail Project, is made of a plywood box hull covered in fiberglass and operates with no motorized … Read more »

World’s Largest, Most Energy-Efficient Ship Completes Maiden Voyage

The first of Mærsk Line’s new fleet of energy efficient Triple-E class cargo ships, the largest ship in the world, has completed its maiden voyage. The 400 meter-long Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, which is named after the company’s late owner, set sail from Busan, South Korea in the middle of July. The vessel made … Read more »

Ecodesk Launches Conflict Minerals Monitoring Tool

Ecodesk Launches Conflict Minerals Monitoring Tool

Ecodesk has launched a monitoring tool for businesses to track conflict minerals used in their supply chains. Founder Robert Clarke says the tool is part of Ecodesk’s vision to be an early warning system for non-financial factors in supply chains, providing businesses with an understanding of potential problems before they … Read more »

What’s More Fun than Oil Drilling? Playing Computer Games.

What’s More Fun than Oil Drilling? Playing Computer Games.

As oil and gas companies struggle to find skilled workers, two Illinois colleges have launched new training programs in the field of oil and gas drilling — and at least one company, Maersk, has turned to recruitment via a computer game. Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg and Rend Lake College … Read more »

Guide Helps Fleet Owners Choose Exhaust Gas Scrubber

Fleet owners should consider factors including vessel type, trading patterns and local conditions when choosing an exhaust scrubber for their vessels as a way of helping meet upcoming regulations, according to an American Bureau of Shipping report. As the industry seeks solutions for increasingly stringent low sulfur fuel requirements, owners and operators should understand the … Read more »