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European Institutions Offer $370 Million for Sustainable Maritime Shipping Projects

European Institutions Offer $370 Million for Sustainable Maritime Shipping Projects

The European Investment Bank and ING signed an agreement this week for 300 million euros ($370 million) to support green investments in the European maritime shipping market. Each institution will contribute 150 million euros to a sector risk-bearing facility for projects that improve transport vessels’ environmental performance. “It’s no secret … Read more »

shore-to-ship power

Cavotec, ABB Advance Shore-to-Ship Technologies, Reduce Ships’ Emission

Cavotec and ABB have teamed up to provide technology that helps ship owners reduce emissions. The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly offer shore-to-ship power solutions, which allow vessels to plug into onshore power supply and shut down their engines. This eliminates emissions, noise and vibrations … Read more »

Solar Sal Completes Fossil-Fuel-Free Voyage across Erie Canal

Solar Sal, a 40-foot, solar-powered delivery vessel, has completed its voyage from Lockport, New York, to Mechanicville, New York, without the use of any fossil fuels. The maritime transport vessel carried four tons of recycled cardboard bales 300 miles along the Erie Canal. When the sun is shining, Solar Sal’s … Read more »

Evoqua SeaCURE

Evoqua Ballast Water Management System Closer to Sea Trials

Evoqua Water Technologies has become the first company to complete low salinity (brackish) water testing for ballast water management solutions (BWMS). As part of US Coast Guard (USCG) protocols, BWMS are designed to safely protect the environment and economies from invasive aquatic species damage. Testing for Evoqua’s SeaCURE system for … Read more »

Clean Air Engineering Maritime

First Commercially Ready Ship Emissions Capturing System Approved

Clean Air Engineering-Maritime (CAEM) has received California Air Resources Board (CARB) approval for the first commercially ready ship emissions capturing system called the Maritime Emissions Treatment System (METS). The METS-1 is CAEM’s first-generation system. It is mounted and deployed from a barge that is positioned alongside ships berthed at the … Read more »

marine gas oil Environmental Leader

Fuel Saving Technologies for Maritime Industry

On a cost per unit basis, shipping remains the most energy efficient means of transportation. However, because most ship owners are switching to marine gas oil inside designated Emission Control Areas as of Jan. 1, 2015, to comply with the new EU Sulfur Directive, the cost of fuel could rise … Read more »

container ship

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 »

AkzoNobel carbon credit

Shipping Industry Carbon Credits Developed

AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business and The Gold Standard Foundation have developed a carbon credit methodology for the international shipping industry that they say is the first of its kind. Certification by The Gold Standard for the peer-reviewed methodology will allow ships to generate carbon credits — thus income — for … 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 »

Port Metro Vancouver

Ports Offer Financial Incentives to Lower Ships’ GHGs

Canada’s two largest west coast ports are offering financial incentives to the most efficient vessels that enter the ports. Port Metro Vancouver’s Eco-Action program and Prince Rupert Port Authority’s (PRPA’s) Green Wave program will reward ship owners based on the Carbon War Room’s A to G Greenhouse Gas Emissions rating, … Read more »

LNG Arctic Discoverer

What is the Future Alt Fuel Mix for Shipping?

While liquefied natural gas (LNG) will be an early success, the future alternative fuel mix for global shipping becomes more diversified with time, as more than 20 percent of shipping could adopt hybrid propulsion solutions, featuring batteries or other energy storage technologies, according to a position paper by DNV GL. The … Read more »

Ship Emissions Pollute Hong Kong Air

Marine vessel emissions cause up to half of Hong Kong’s locally produced air pollution, CNN reports. The number of smog-filled days has increased by 28 percent to 303 so far this year with particle levels in one urban area, Sham Shui Po, reaching “very dangerous” levels last week, according to … Read more »

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