Friday, March 5, 2021
Environment

Eastern Pacific Shipping Seeks to Retrofit Tankers to Methanol and Ammonia Fuel

Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping has kicked off plans for a partnership to develop methanol and ammonia as alternative marine fuels to help reduce carbon emissions from its fleet and the...

13 hours ago
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Thursday, March 4, 2021
Sans-titre Cargo Sailboat
Environment

French Coffee And Wine Cargo Yacht Completes Atlantic Voyage

by Manuel Ausloos (Reuters) – In a return to the age of the clipper, a French company is using a sailing boat to ply the trade routes that pre-dated steam...

March 4, 2021
Total Views: 6087

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Accidents

Israel Links Iran to Ship Behind Mystery Oil Spill

TEL AVIV, March 3 (Reuters) – Iran is linked to a recent oil spill off Israel’s shores that caused major ecological damage, an Israeli minister said on Wednesday, calling the...

March 3, 2021
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SUISO-FRONTIER-hydrogen-tanker
Environment

Kawasaki Heavy Delays Departure of Suiso Frontier, The World’s First Dedicated Hydrogen Tanker

By Yuka Obayashi (Reuters) – Kawasaki Heavy Industries expects shipment of its first cargo of liquefied hydrogen from Australia to Japan could be delayed until the summer due to the pandemic,...

March 3, 2021
Total Views: 2752

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Environment

The Deadliest Catch Is About To Get Deadlier As Arctic Thunderstorms Are Predicted To Intensify

By Yereth Rosen (Reuters) – Alaska may need to brace for more thunderstorms — along with the landslides, floods and wildfires they can bring — if current climate trends continue,...

February 25, 2021
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Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Environment

IMO Tackles Shipping’s Decarbonization

Decarbonization is indeed “a thing”, as Millennials might say. The problem that I have writing on the topic- and presumably that readers have, is that the timeframes can be very...

February 17, 2021
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Environment

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Unveils Plan for Wind-Powered RoRo to Debut in 2025

Wallenius Wilhelmsen has announced plans for a wind-powered pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) as the Norwegian and Swedish-based shipping company seeks to reduce carbon emissions from ocean shipping. “Since...

February 17, 2021
Total Views: 2884

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Environment

ONE Containership Testing Use of Sustainable Marine Biofuel

An Ocean Network Express (ONE) containership is trialing the use of sustainable marine biofuel as industry seeks to make supply chains more sustainable by reducing carbon emissions in the container...

February 16, 2021
Total Views: 1005

Thursday, February 11, 2021
offshore wind turbine
Environment

Making Offshore Wind Turbines Greener Could Skyrocket Costs

By Thomas Gualtieri (Bloomberg) The world’s biggest wind turbine manufacturers have committed to eliminating their net emissions of greenhouse gases, but reducing the carbon footprint of their production process may...

February 11, 2021
Total Views: 3883

Friday, February 5, 2021
RoRo vessel whale fluke
Environment

Science Publishes Ocean Noise Pollution Warning

By Sharon Bernstein (Reuters) – Far beneath the ocean surface, a cacophony of industrial noise is disrupting marine animals’ ability to mate, feed and even evade predators, scientists warn. With...

February 5, 2021
Total Views: 2031

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
NOAA Ocean Warming
Environment

Sea Levels Are Rising Faster Than Most Dire Forecasts

By Jonathan Tirone (Bloomberg) Climate change is causing oceans to rise quicker than scientists’ most pessimistic forecasts, resulting in earlier flood risks to coastal economies already struggling to adapt.   The revised estimates published Tuesday...

February 3, 2021
Total Views: 4082

Monday, February 1, 2021
Ocean Plastic Cleanup Sail-boat
Environment

This Sailing Yacht Feeds On Ocean Plastic

By Lucien Libert (Reuters) A French ocean adventurer and his team have designed a yacht that he says can scoop up plastic garbage to stop it blighting the world’s oceans,...

February 1, 2021
Total Views: 26039

Monday, January 25, 2021
compass
Environment

NOAA Needs Help Predicting The New Magnetic North

NOAA is offering $30,000 in prizes to citizens who can help them better forecast changes in Earth’s magnetic field. The efficient transfer of energy from solar wind into the Earth’s...

January 25, 2021
Total Views: 4761

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Environment

First Tilting Rotor Sails Installed on SC Connector

Finnish-based Norsepower has installed the world’s first set of tilting rotor sails on board the SEA-CARGO roll-on/roll-off carrier SC Connector. The 35-meter-tall Rotor Sails will provide auxiliary wind propulsion leading...

January 20, 2021
Total Views: 10688

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Renew Oceans office in Varanasi India
Environment

Big Oil’s Big Ocean Plastic Project Is Dead In The Water

By Joe Brock, John Geddie and Saurabh Sharma (Reuters) – A wheelbarrow and a handful of metal grids for capturing litter, emblazoned with the words “Renew Oceans,” sit rusting outside an...

January 19, 2021
Total Views: 4082

Thursday, January 14, 2021
ocean cleanup project
Environment

Maersk Extends Partnership to Help Cleanup Plastic Pollution at Sea

Maersk and the Dutch non-profit The Ocean Cleanup are extending their partnership to rid the world’s ocean of plastic pollution. Founded in 2013, The Ocean Cleanup’s mission is to develop...

January 14, 2021
Total Views: 4720

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise Navigating In Ice
Environment

The Arctic Environment Is Transforming, Here’s How And Why

By Clare Baldwin and Kate Abnett (Reuters) – The environmental transformation happening in the Arctic is key to understanding the potential global impacts of climate change, an Alaska Native leader...

January 12, 2021
Total Views: 1654

Monday, December 21, 2020
Environment

Edison Chouest Offshore to Install First Battery Pack on a Jones Act PSV

Louisiana-based Edison Chouest Offshore has announced plans to install a battery system on board one of its 312-foot platform supply vessels working for a major oil and gas company in...

December 21, 2020
Total Views: 3364

Sunday, December 20, 2020
Environment

Scorpio Bulkers Exits Dry Bulk Sector for Offshore Renewables

Scorpio Bulkers has announced its formal exit from the dry bulk shipping sector to focus on next-generation offshore wind turbine installation vessels, revealing plans to sell its remaining fleet and...

December 20, 2020
Total Views: 3216

Environment

Costa Rican Sailing Cargo Ship Aims to Reduce Shipping’s Carbon Footprint

By Alvaro Murillo PUNTA MORALES, Costa Rica, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Some 200 workers from 27 nations are building a hybrid sailboat on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica designed...

December 20, 2020
Total Views: 7260