ABS Outlook Identifies Strategies for Reaching Low Carbon Shipping Targets

International classification society ABS has launched its Low Carbon Shipping Outlook to help the maritime sector evaluate potential paths to decarbonization in the industry. The outlook defines ship technologies, operational efficiencies, and alternative fuels and energy sources needed to reach 2030 and 2050 targets set by the International Maritime Organization. The … [Read more...]

The End Of Crab Trap Entanglements?

https://youtu.be/3LGiBVeauQI   Ashored Technologies, a new company based in Halifax, Canada, has just been accepted into the prestigious startup accelerator Masschallenge.  Ashored is developing a bottom-bound ropeless fishing system to minimize the risk of ship entanglements and trap loss/damage, while allowing fishers to fish in zones closed to fixed … [Read more...]

Niagra Falls Tour Boat Operator Orders Battery-Powered Vessels

Niagra Falls tour boat operator Maid of the Mist has placed an order for the first all-electric, zero-emission vessels to be built in the United States. The two new passenger vessels will be powered entirely by high-capacity, lithium-ion battery packs supplied by Swiss technology and power company ABB.  The two new vessels are already under construction at … [Read more...]

Wärtsilä Helps ‘North Sea Giant’ Go Green

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä announced the installation of energy storage systems onboard the offshore construction vessel North Sea Giant which the group says could deliver impressive fuel savings of up to 50 percent. Wärtsilä says the installation of three energy storage systems features, for the first time ever, energy and load sharing capability. The system combines … [Read more...]

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...]