‘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...]

MOL: Containership ‘Windshield’ Achieves 2% Emissions Savings

Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines says it has confirmed an average 2% reduction in overall carbon dioxide emissions in live tests of its containership "windshield" technology first unveiled by the company in 2015. The in-service demonstration of the windshield, which was co-developed by MOL, was carried out aboard the MOL-operated containership, MOL … [Read more...]

Maersk Tanker to Be Fitted with Flettner Rotor Sails

A Maersk-owned tanker is set to be fitted with two Flettner rotor sails as part of a industry project seeking to test the century-old wind propulsion technology's potential to reduce fuel consumption in modern day shipping. The project will be the first installation of the wind-powered energy technology on a product tanker, and will provide insights into fuel savings and … [Read more...]