WMU and CHEK consortium partners initiate project on decarbonizing long distance shipping

Pictured: the chemical formula for the compound gas, Carbon Dioxide, in chalk. Photo credit: Gerd Altmann

The kick-off meeting for the EU funded Horizon 2020 research project, CHEK – deCarbonizing sHipping by Enabling Key technology symbiosis on real vessel concept designs, took place digitally from 3 to 4 June 2021. Over 50 participants from the CHEK consortium consisting of the University of Vaasa (coordinator), WMU, Wärtsilä, Cargill, MSC Cruises, Lloyds Register, Silverstream Technologies,...


Norway boosts funding for GreenVoyage2050 Project

Norway boosts funding for GreenVoyage2050 Project

The IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 Project has received 14.5 million NOK (USD 1.75 million) in additional funding to continue assisting developing countries in their efforts to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from ships. Phase one of the Project, signed with Norway in 2019, is currently underway and the extra funds will be used to undertake several further activities to support implementation of IMO’s Initial GHG Strategy.

Mr. Kitack Lim,...


Lifebuoy-shaped reminder to keep plastic waste out of Thames

Lifebuoy-shaped reminder to keep plastic waste out of Thames

Lord Mayor William Russell cuts the ribbon with GreenSeas Trust founder Fazilette Khan

Commuters using a busy riverboat stop in London’s Docklands now have a visual reminder of the importance of reducing plastic pollution in the Thames.

A bright orange lifebuoy-shaped bin with the tagline ‘Throw marine life a lifeline’ has been placed at Canary Wharf Pier, on the Isle of Dogs.

The first of its kind in the capital, the bin has been...


Construction kicks off on world’s first zero-emission fast ferry

Construction kicks off on world’s first zero-emission fast ferry

Artist’s impression of the fully electric, zero-emission fast ferry Medstraum now under construction at Norwegian shipyard Fjellstrand  /  Photos: Kolumbus/NCE Maritime Cleantech

10 June 2021

Hardanger, Norway, 10 June 2021: Partners in the TrAM (Transport – Advanced and Modular) project are excited to announce that construction has commenced on the world’s first fully electric passenger fast ferry at the Fjellstrand shipyard on the...


Dutch government grants $2.56bn in subsidies to Rotterdam carbon capture project

The Dutch government will be setting aside €2.1bn ($2.56bn) in grant money for Porthos’ four customers, Air Liquide, Air Products, ExxonMobil and Shell, bringing the realisation of CO2 capture and storage in Rotterdam another step closer. Port of Rotterdam CO2 Transport Hub and Offshore Storage...


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