Two-thirds of shipowners have no decarbonization strategy, survey finds

Shipowners see ammonia and hydrogen as the most attractive fuel options for the long term, according to an ABS survey. Nearly 60 per cent of respondents said they viewed hydrogen and ammonia as the most attractive fuel choices in the long-term. However, the survey also indicated that nearly two thirds of owners currently have no decarbonization strategy in place.

The survey covered shipowners and operators registering for an ABS webinar, Pathways to Sustainable Shipping.

When asked which fuel is...

https://www.marinelog.com/shipping/environment/two-thirds-of-shipowners-have-no-decarbonization-strategy-survey-finds/

The ‘New Normal’ in Shipping, “K” LINE signals the way forward for Decarbonisation

K-Line ship with Seawing

The ‘New Normal’ in Shipping, “K” LINE signals the way forward for Decarbonisation

As the shipping industry starts to make it’s first tentative steps back towards ‘new normal’ operations, there are increasingly loud calls to ‘build back better’ and to make smart investments that bring efficiency and profit but also bring resilience and the management of future risk front and centre. One company that is helping lead the charge is Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., or “K” LINE,...

https://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2020/05/24/the-new-normal-in-shipping-k-line-signals-the-way-forward-for-decarbonisation/

Rowing And Boating Returned With Everything Pointed To The Tokyo Games

 

This is how the seven disciplines that the National Sports Secretariat authorized last Friday were reactivated

Little by little, with firm but safe steps and with many precautionary measures, six sports disciplines began to revive this week, joining the rowing that had already started training last week with its largest team in Lake Calcagno.

Last Friday, Sebastián Bauzá and Pablo Ferrari of the National Sports Secretariat (SND), removed from the list of exhortations of activities not to do...

http://www.maritimeherald.com/2020/rowing-and-boating-returned-with-everything-pointed-to-the-tokyo-games/

Green Dries and Red Wets

John Faraclas

Green Dries and Red Wets

The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up 17 points since yesterday and now stands at 494 just six points below the first main threshold of 500. With the Wets in free fall, the WTI in uncertainty, Geopolitics and Coronavirus in full swing, things – despite optimism, are perplexed.  John Faraclas’ brief daily recap:

The Capes’ BCI was up six points at 80…

“Rich” pickings for the Panamaxes’ BPI now at 623 – up 16…

The Supras’ BSI was up at 478 – seven points up.

The...

https://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2020/05/21/green-dries-and-red-wets/

Major boost for key ballast water treaty aimed at protecting biodiversity…

Major boost for key ballast water treaty aimed at protecting biodiversity

Major boost for key ballast water treaty aimed at protecting biodiversity / Major IMO-industry alliance broadens scope of action to cut ship emissions

An important international treaty which helps prevent the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species by ships now covers more than 90% of shipping worldwide, following China’s extension of the treaty to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Ships flagged to Hong...

https://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2020/05/21/major-boost-for-key-ballast-water-treaty-aimed-at-protecting-biodiversity/

Japanese giants team up to develop electric vessel infrastructure across the nation

More Japanese companies are joining Asahi Tankers’ pioneering efforts to make electric vessels a commonplace reality in local waters. Asahi Tankers has been at the forefront of developing zero-zero-emission electric vessels, building up partners along the way, and readying a landmark first order....

https://splash247.com/japanese-giants-team-up-to-develop-electric-vessel-infrastructure-across-the-nation/

Vessel-Check – An Aquatic Biosecurity Risk Assessment Tool – GloFouling Webinar

Vessel-Check – An Aquatic Biosecurity Risk Assessment Tool – GloFouling Webinar

WOC Announces Webinar on Portal Providing Indicative Risk Assessment for Vessels: 10 June

21 May 2020 – The World Ocean Council (WOC) – the lead GloFouling Project Partner for engaging the global ocean business and investment community – invites interested parties to the GloFouling Webinar: “Vessel-Check: An Aquatic Biosecurity Risk Assessment Tool”, 10 June at 10:00 am (BST).

The webinars are part of the GEF-UNDP-IMO...

https://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2020/05/21/vessel-check-an-aquatic-biosecurity-risk-assessment-tool-glofouling-webinar/