Seven Green Technologies Helping Shipping Clean Up Its Act

By Kyunghee Park and Jason Clenfield (Bloomberg) -- Air pollution from cars and factories has been regulated in much of the world since the 1970s. When it comes to the smoke-belching ships that carry global trade, the rules have been a lot looser. Big changes start next January, though, when long-debated standards from the International Maritime Organization … [Read more...]

Cargo Ships Can Go Green With New Technologies: Editorial

By The Editors (Bloomberg Opinion) -- Shipping is the lifeblood of global commerce — more than 80 percent of world trade goes by water. But the industry is also an environmental menace, producing as much carbon dioxide annually as Germany. The International Maritime Organization has helpfully called for ships to produce about 85 percent less sulfur by the end of next year, … [Read more...]

‘World’s Most Eco-Friendly Bulk Carrier’ Delivered to ESL Shipping

Finnish shipping company ESL Shipping has taken delivery of what is being touted as the world's most eco-friendly bulk carrier. The 160-meter, 25,600 dwt, LNG-fueled vessel, named Haaga, was delivered from Jinling Shipyard in Nanjing, China. The ice-class vessel can also be fueled by completely carbon-free biogas, once the availability of carbon-free biogas improves over … [Read more...]

Zero-Emission Hydrogen-Powered Ship Delivered in Step Toward Cleaner Cargo

By Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg) -- Cie. Maritime Belge SA has built the first commercial ship that runs on hydrogen and produces zero pollution, taking the world a step closer to cargo without emissions. The Hydroville passenger shuttle can operate on compressed hydrogen as well as regular fuel oil, according to the Belgian company. The ship was recently certified … [Read more...]

Construction of World’s Largest Cargo Sailing Ship Moves Step Closer to Reality

A German-led initiative to build the world's largest sailing cargo ship has moved one step closer to realization with Lloyd's Register signing on to ensure compliance of the project. Lloyd's Register announced Monday it has joined the Quadriga sustainable shipping project, an initiative from Hamburg-based Sailing Cargo aiming to build the world's largest sail-powered cargo … [Read more...]