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Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Aerial view of a container ship
Shipping

Hanwha Ocean Moves to Advance Ammonia Fuel in Shipping

One of the world’s leading shipbuilders, Hanwha Ocean of South Korea, is joining forces with New York-based Amogy to fast-track the implementation of

April 24, 2024
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Monday, April 22, 2024
An illustration of the ammonia-fueled aframax tankers
Environment

AET Orders World’s First Ammonia Dual-Fuel Aframax Tankers

Malaysia’s MISC Berhad, through its tanker subsidiary AET, has signed contracts for the world’s first two ammonia dual-fuel Aframaxes. The deal

April 22, 2024
Total Views: 896

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
hapag-lloyd ship
Shipping

Seaspan and Hapag-Lloyd to Retrofit Five Containerships to Methanol Fuel

Containership owner and lessor Seaspan Corporation has partnered with Hapag-Lloyd, one of the world’s largest container shipping lines, to retrofit five

April 16, 2024
Total Views: 1931

Monday, April 8, 2024
Aerial top view of a ship at sea
Environment

Alternative Fueled Ships Gain Momentum with 50% Increase in Orders

The shipping industry continues to make strides in the transition to alternatively-fueled with a significant rise in orders for cleaner ships to start 2024.

April 8, 2024
Total Views: 608

Monday, February 5, 2024
Ammonia study graphic
Environment

Ammonia Marine Fuel Switch May Cause New Environmental Issues, Warns Study

A recent study from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden warns that switching to ammonia as a marine fuel in the quest for decarbonisation could lead to

February 5, 2024
Total Views: 2969

Friday, January 26, 2024
Maersk's methanol-powered Ane Maersk in the shipyard. Photo courtesy Maersk
Shipping

Maersk Christens ‘Ane Maersk’, The World’s First Large Methanol-Powered Containership

In a significant step towards carbon-neutral shipping, Danish shipping conglomerate Maersk has christened Ane Maersk, the world’s first large

January 26, 2024
Total Views: 3179

Wednesday, January 10, 2024
The world's first large methanol powered containership is launched at Hyundai Heavy Industries. Photo courtesy Maersk
Shipping

Methanol Overtakes LNG as Top Alternative Fuel Choice for Newbuilds in 2023

Methanol surpassed liquefied natural gas (LNG) as the preferred alternative fuel choice for newbuild vessels in 2023, marking a significant milestone in the

January 10, 2024
Total Views: 4361

Thursday, November 30, 2023
A hydrogen fuel graphic for shipping
Shipping

Bureau Veritas Launches Classification Rules for Hydrogen-Fuelled Ships

Bureau Veritas (BV) has launched its first classification Rules for hydrogen-fuelled ships (NR678) to support the safe development of hydrogen propulsion in

November 30, 2023
Total Views: 952

Monday, November 13, 2023
A containership arrives at the Port of Rotterdam
Shipping

Shipping Industry Faces Rising Fuel Costs from Energy Transition

The cost of fuel in shipping’s energy transition will increase along with compliance costs, according to an executive at Yara Marine Technologies. The

November 13, 2023
Total Views: 1571

Thursday, November 2, 2023
An illustration of the Yara Eyde, planned to be the world's first ammonia-powered containership. Image courtesy Yara International
Environment

World’s First Ammonia-Powered Containership Under Development

Yara Clean Ammonia, North Sea Container Line, and Yara International have joined forces to develop the world’s first containership powered by pure

November 2, 2023
Total Views: 2208

Monday, October 16, 2023
Inauguration of Maersk's first container ship Laura Maersk that sails on green methanol in Copenhagen, Denmark September 14, 2023. Ritzau Scanpix/ Mads Claus Rasmussen via REUTERS
Shipping

Inditex Commits to Low-Carbon Shipping Fuels with Maersk

Spanish clothing company Inditex, the parent company of fashion brands like Zara and Massimo Dutti, has joined forces with Danish shipping line Maersk in an

October 16, 2023
Total Views: 492

Thursday, October 5, 2023
lng bunkering rotterdam
Shipping

DNV: LNG and Methanol-Fueled Pipeline Continues to Expand

The pipeline of ships ordered with alternative fuel options continues to expand with LNG and methanol leading the charge. A total of 21 LNG-fueled vessels were

October 5, 2023
Total Views: 829

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Fremantle Highway boat fire
Shipping

Marine Insurance Industry Faces Inflation Challenge

Global ocean hull premiums rose by 5.7% in 2022 due to increased activity, vessel values, and reduced market capacity, but change is on the horizon

September 19, 2023
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Thursday, September 14, 2023
The world's first methanol-powered containership Laura Maersk pictured during her naming ceremony.
Shipbuilding

Maersk Names World’s First Methanol-Powered Containership

The President of the EU Commission has named the world’s first methanol-powered containership during a naming ceremony at the Port of Copenhagen on

September 14, 2023
Total Views: 2278

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Maersk's methanol-fueled feeder ship bunkers green methanol fuel in Singapore. Photo courtesy Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)
Shipping

OCI to Double Green Methanol Production Capacity in United States

OCI Globa plans to double its green methanol production capacity to 400,000 metric tons to meet growing demand from high emissions industries such as road

September 13, 2023
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Thursday, August 31, 2023
Rendering of the M/S NoGAPS ammonia-powered gas carrier. Image courtesy Breeze Ship Design.
Environment

Cost Gap between Ammonia and Conventional Fuel for Shipping Could Close by 2026, Study Finds

A new analysis from the Global Maritime Forum has found that the cost gap between operating ships on zero-emission ammonia and conventional fuel could be

August 31, 2023
Total Views: 1507

Monday, August 21, 2023
Maersk's first methanol-enabled container vessel is pictured in this handout image obtained by Reuters on August 16, 2023. Maersk/Handout via REUTERS
Environment

Roundup: Shipowners, Ports Ramp Up Methanol-Fuel Projects

By Carman Chew and Jeslyn Lerh SINGAPORE, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Interest in methanol as an alternative fuel has grown in the shipping industry, which

August 21, 2023
Total Views: 1196

Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Shipping emissions
Environment

Shipping’s Quest for Greener Fuel Runs Into Climate Complications

(Bloomberg) — What does going “green” actually mean? For the global shipping industry, it’s a potentially fraught question. Three-and-a-half years

August 15, 2023
Total Views: 1391

Gas carrier Kuapang taking on biofuel bunkers in the Port of Vlissingen
Environment

Advancing Maritime Decarbonization: Latest Successful Biofuel Trial in Green Fuel Supply Chain

The Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) has announced its latest successful biofuel supply chain trial, part of a pilot to develop a

August 15, 2023
Total Views: 718

Thursday, August 3, 2023
Methanol-Fueled Ship Orders Surge in July
Shipbuilding

Methanol-Fueled Ship Orders Surge in July

A total of 62 alternative-fueled vessels were ordered in July, including a record number of methanol-fueled ships, according to the latest figures from DNV’s

August 3, 2023
Total Views: 1740
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