Sunday, June 6, 2021
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Cruise Ships

“No Big Ships” Protesters Try To Block Cruise Ship Departure

By Giulia Segreti (Reuters) The first cruise ship to leave Venice since coronavirus restrictions were eased set sail on Saturday, but some local residents protested over the return to normal,...

June 6, 2021
Total Views: 6864

Friday, June 4, 2021
Port of long beach
Environment

MSC Calls for Carbon Tax and Support of Global R&D Fund to Help Shipping Decarbonize

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is throwing its support behind a carbon tax on ship fuel as well a proposed global research and development fund to help accelerate the decarbonization of...

June 4, 2021
Total Views: 1773

NOAA Chart of the Gulf of Mexico
Environment

Gulf Of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ Shrunk A Little

NOAA scientists are forecasting this summer’s Gulf of Mexico hypoxic area or “dead zone” — an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and other marine life — to be approximately...

June 4, 2021
Total Views: 4130

Thursday, June 3, 2021
IMO greenhouse gas emissions
Environment

EU Presses IMO for Tougher Carbon Emissions Standards

By Kate Abnett BRUSSELS, June 3 (Reuters) – The European Union will push for tougher standards to cut the CO2 emissions intensity of ships at a meeting of the United...

June 3, 2021
Total Views: 758

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
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Environment

Maersk Calls for Carbon Tax on Ship Fuel

By Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) — The world’s largest container shipping line has called for a $150-a-ton carbon tax on shipping fuel that would drive up the costs for an industry that...

June 2, 2021
Total Views: 4339

ship emissions
Environment

Global Initiative to Tackle Zero-Emission Ships by 2030

Mission Innovation, the global initiative to accelerate public and private clean energy innovation to address climate change, has launched a new Mission for Shipping initiative with the goal of decarbonizing...

June 2, 2021
Total Views: 1104

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Maersk Minder conversion
Environment

Maersk Supply Service AHTS to Get Hybrid Battery Conversion Treatment

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has been selected to supply a Maersk Supply Service anchor handling tug with a hybrid battery system. The conversion, a first for Maersk Supply Service, will...

June 1, 2021
Total Views: 1987

Saturday, May 29, 2021
Coral Ocean Reef Cairns, Australia
Environment

Can Technology Save The Coral Reefs?

By Cassandra Garrison (Reuters) Marine scientist Deborah Brosnan remembers “feeling like a visitor at an amazing party” on her diving trips to a bay near the Caribbean island of Saint...

May 29, 2021
Total Views: 13032

Thursday, May 27, 2021
Port of long beach
Environment

Port of Long Beach Incentivizes Carriers to Deploy ‘Greenest’ Ships

Ocean carriers with vessels calling at the Port of Long Beach are set to be be further incentivized to deploy their greenest ships. The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners...

May 27, 2021
Total Views: 1130

Thursday, May 20, 2021
a-76 iceberg
Environment

World’s Largest Iceberg Breaks Off from Antarctica

By Steve Gorman May 19 (Reuters) – A giant slab of ice bigger than the Spanish island of Majorca has sheared off from the frozen edge of Antarctica into the...

May 20, 2021
Total Views: 6663

container ship
Environment

IEA: Maritime Shipping to Fall Short of Net Zero by 2050

By Roslan Khasawneh SINGAPORE, May 20 (Reuters) – The maritime shipping industry will fall short of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions (NZE) by 2050, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in...

May 20, 2021
Total Views: 893

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
oil refinery
Environment

MOL to Step up Hydrogen and Ammonia Business

TOKYO, May 19 (Reuters) – Japanese shipping company Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) said on Wednesday it will accelerate efforts to build a global supply chain of cleaner marine energy using fuels such...

May 19, 2021
Total Views: 1000

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Trade wings 2500
Environment

Wind-Assisted Containership Receives Class Approval in Principle

A new concept design for a wind-assisted containership has been awarded an Approval in Principle by classification society Bureau Veritas. The design, named “Trade Winds 2500”, envisions a LNG-powered ship...

May 18, 2021
Total Views: 4715

Monday, May 17, 2021
Cruise Ship Decommissioning
Environment

EU Tightens Ship Recycling Rules Again

By Kate Abnett (Reuters) – The European Union on Monday said it would toughen its rules on ship recycling and decommissioning offshore oil and gas sites, and set new targets...

May 17, 2021
Total Views: 15042

Thursday, May 13, 2021
VALE-SHIPS-ROTOR-SAILS-ship-Sea-Zhoushan
Environment

Newbuild Vale VLOC Revealed as Bulk Carrier Getting Five Tilting Rotor Sails

Finland-based Norsepower has announced the installation of five tilting Rotor Sails on board a newbuild Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC) under construction in China. The new vessel, named Sea Zhoushan,...

May 13, 2021
Total Views: 12128

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
methanol bunkering port of rotterdam
Environment

First Barge-to-Ship Methanol Bunkering at Port of Rotterdam

Waterfront Shipping this week performed the first barge-to-ship bunkering of methanol fuel at the Port of Rotterdam. The bunkering operation took place at the at the Royal Vopak’s Vopak Terminal...

May 12, 2021
Total Views: 3065

port of rotterdam
Environment

Netherlands Pledges $2.6 Billion Subsidy to Bury Carbon Under the Sea

By Will Mathis and Akshat Rathi (Bloomberg) — The Dutch government has told a consortium of companies including Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Exxon Mobil Corp. that it will spend as...

May 12, 2021
Total Views: 2024

SUISO-FRONTIER-hydrogen-tanker
Environment

Can Hydrogen Replace LNG? Race Is On To Pioneer The Shipping Of Hydrogen

By Jonathan Saul (Reuters) – Hydrogen is touted as an inevitable green fuel of the future. Tell that to the people who’ll have to ship it across the globe at...

May 12, 2021
Total Views: 7400

Saturday, May 8, 2021
Wally, the lost gray whale calf in the Mediterranean Sea
Environment

Lost In The Med, A Starving Grey Whale Must Find His Way Out

By Alexandre Minguez (Reuters) A young grey whale lost in the Mediterranean, thousands of miles away from its natural habitat in the Pacific ocean, is desperately seeking its way home,...

May 8, 2021
Total Views: 3903

Friday, May 7, 2021
Environment

ClassNK Issues Approval in Principle for Large Liquefied Hydrogen Cargo Containment System

Japan-based classification society ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle to Kawasaki Heavy Industries for the design of a cargo containment system for the world’s largest liquefied hydrogen carrier. Hydrogen...

May 7, 2021
Total Views: 4494