After IMO 2020, decarbonization in spotlight for shipping sector: Fuel for Thought

LNG fueled shipping fleet

Shipping companies in Asia and around the globe are steaming ahead with efforts to minimize their carbon footprint as the urgency to decarbonize intensifies after a fairly smooth transition to the International Maritime Organization’s low-sulfur mandate for marine fuels.

The IMO in April 2018 laid out its strategy to reduce the shipping industry’s total greenhouse gas emissions in 2050 by at least 50% from 2008 levels, and to reduce CO2 emissions per transport work by at least 40% by 2030.

Various...

https://blogs.platts.com/2020/07/28/shipping-greenhouse-gas-emissions-decarbonization/

Achieving Greatness is a Choice

Carleen-Lyden-Walker

Achieving Greatness is a Choice

We are all in this industry because we love it!  Being engaged in an industry that is truly the engine of global trade is exciting!  Recognizing that our role is essential: delivering goods, food, medical supplies and energy is exciting!  Being part of the oldest global industry is exciting!

Unfortunately, our role is nearly invisible, and oftentimes our “self-talk” is negative.  We wallow in the “shipping is slow to change” trough, and...

https://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2020/07/16/achieving-greatness-is-a-choice/

Excellent year for KPI Bridge Oil

Soren Holl

Excellent year for KPI Bridge Oil

KPI Bridge Oil today announced strong growth and earnings. Following the successful execution of the transition to the 2020 IMO fuel regulations, as well as the announcement of the acquisition of OceanConnect Marine, the company looks forward to the challenging year ahead with confidence and optimism.

KPI Bridge Oil completed its financial year, ending 30 April 2020 with Earnings Before Tax (EBT) of USD 28.5 million, and revenue of USD 2.2 billion. The...

https://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2020/06/23/excellent-year-for-kpi-bridge-oil/

GloFouling Webinar on the Global Industry Alliance (GIA) for Marine Biosafety

GloFouling Webinar on the Global Industry Alliance (GIA) for Marine Biosafety

World Ocean Council Invites Participation in Webinar Introducing the Newly Launched Global Industry Alliance (GIA) for Marine Biosafety

19 June 2020

The World Ocean Council (WOC) – the lead GloFouling Project Partner for engaging the wider ocean business and investment community – invites interested parties to the webinar on the ground-breaking private sector alliance aiming to improve the management of marine biofouling...

https://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2020/06/19/glofouling-webinar-on-the-global-industry-alliance-gia-for-marine-biosafety/

Accelerating decarbonisation can place shipping ahead of the curve

Captain Unni, CEO & Founder, Synergy Group

Accelerating decarbonisation can place shipping ahead of the curve

Shipping should urgently implement a range of short-term efficiency gains to reduce carbon emissions while also embracing more radical long-term sustainability challenges if it wants to get ahead of the regulatory curve, believes Captain Rajesh Unni, CEO and Founder of Synergy Group, one of the world’s leading ship managers.

Speaking yesterday during ‘The Path To Decarbonisation’...

https://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2020/06/18/accelerating-decarbonisation-can-place-shipping-ahead-of-the-curve/

Wärtsilä to design and equip two zero-emissions battery powered ferries

The two zero-emissions battery powered ferries have been custom designed for Boreal Sjö by Wärtsilä.

Wärtsilä to design and equip two zero-emissions battery powered ferries

Wärtsilä Corporation, 18 June 2020 at 10 AM EEST – The technology group Wärtsilä’s experience and leading position in the development of battery and hybrid propulsion vessel solutions has been recognised with the award of a contract to design and equip two new zero-emissions ferries. The ships are to be built for Norwegian...

https://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2020/06/18/wartsila-to-design-and-equip-two-zero-emissions-battery-powered-ferries/

No Fuel, No Fumes: Water Witch fights ocean plastic pollution with electric clean-up boats

No Fuel, No Fumes: Water Witch fights ocean plastic pollution with electric clean-up boats.

Torqeedo-powered vessels provide efficient, emission-free solution to remove plastics and debris in waterways and harbours

DEUTSCH

Liverpool, UK (June 18, 2020) – Water Witch has been building specialised clean-up boats for over 50 years, with some 200 debris and trash retrieval workboats deployed in harbours and waterways around the world. More than just an eyesore, it’s estimated that 300 million tons of...

https://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2020/06/18/no-fuel-no-fumes-water-witch-fights-ocean-plastic-pollution-with-electric-clean-up-boats/