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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 »

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 »

ABB Onboard DC Grid

27% Fuel Savings from ABB’s Onboard DC Grid

ABB has released third-party verification that its Onboard DC Grid helps vessels reduce their fuel consumption up to 27 percent. ABB’s Onboard DC Grid distributes power through a single DC circuit, which the company says provides power savings while also improving the safety and redundancy compared with traditional AC systems. … Read more »

Carnival Expands Cruise Ship Scrubber Technology

Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise company, today announced plans to increase installations of its industry-first exhaust gas cleaning technology to more than 70 vessels. The expansion, covering more than 70 percent of its entire fleet, represents an increase from the 32 ships announced in September 2013. Carnival is investing … Read more »

VW

VW Joins Clean Shipping Network

The Volkswagen Group has joined the Clean Shipping Network, an association of cargo owners, and will use the Clean Shipping Index (CSI) assessment tool to analyze and reduce the environmental impact of marine shipment. It’s the first German automaker to join the network and says the move is part of … 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 »

MOL SCR system

MOL Tests NOx-Reducing SCR System

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) says it will install a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system on all three power generators of an MOL-operated oceangoing freighter for a demonstration test to ensure compliance with nitrogen oxides emissions rules. MOL, Yanmar and Namura Shipbuilding jointly developed the SCR system. This test will demonstrate … Read more »

Port of Los Angeles Cuts Emissions As Much As 76%

Port of Los Angeles Cuts Emissions As Much As 76%

The Port of Los Angeles’ cumulative emissions have plunged as much as 76 percent while container volumes increased 6 percent between 2005 and 2011, according to new data. On a year-to-year basis, the Port of Los Angeles’ 2011 Inventory of Air Emissions shows a decrease up to 7 percent of … Read more »