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Maersk Quits ICS Board Over Climate Concerns

Jul 08, 2022

A.P. Moller-Maersk has withdrawn its board member from industry organization International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), partly over the trade association's stance on climate change, according to the company's website.Maersk, one of the world's largest shipping groups, has been part of ICS's board for around a decade, but Maersk executive and board member Henriette Hallberg Thygesen has stepped down after an annual revision of trade association memberships…

Long Beach Extends Incentives for Cutting Ship Emissions

Jul 06, 2022

Building on its longstanding initiatives for reducing vessel pollution, the Port of Long Beach has extended its Green Ship Incentive Program another two years and made its Vessel Speed Reduction Program permanent.Launched in 2012, the port’s…

StormGeo Debuts 'Smart Carbon Intensity Indicator' Tool for Ships

Feb 25, 2022

StormGeo launched a new Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) Dashboard that provides ship operators with the ultimate digital tool for calculating, reporting, and proactively improving the CII rankings of their fleet.The new CII Dashboard is a key addition to StormGeo’s software and services suite…

Meyer Turku-led Finnish Project Studies Climate-Neutral Cruise Ship

Feb 22, 2022

The NEcOLEAP project, led by Meyer Turku, is determined to design and build a climate-neutral cruise ship.Meyer Turku was selected to take part in Business Finland’s financing project for leading companies and their partner ecosystems, which…

MV Charlie delivered to dship; Fourth "Eco-friendly" Newbuild

Feb 14, 2022

dship Carriers took delivery of number four of four newbuilds, the MV Charlie, the latest generation eco-friendly F-500 vessel type. The quartet of new ships enhances dship's capabilities in the multi-purpose heavy lift market during a time when cargo slots are rare and the market is tight…

Fish Spotted After 81 Years

Jan 26, 2022

Field staff from Ohio’s Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) were very surprised when they caught a Longhead Darter fish below the New Cumberland Dam on the Ohio River 54 miles downstream from Pittsburgh. The Darter hasn’t been spotted in the Ohio River since the 1930s…

MOL's Propeller Boss Cap Fins earns Guinness World Record Title

Dec 24, 2021

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that its Propeller Boss Cap Fins (PBCF), sold by its group company MOL Techno-Trade, Ltd. was certified as the “Best-selling Energy-Saving Ship Appendage Brand (Cumulative)”, by Guinness World Records, and received the official certificate on December 23…

Global Shipping in Crosshairs as Environmental Scrutiny Deepens

Dec 22, 2021

Ocean freight costs are likely to remain high in 2022 as investors and regulators scramble to accelerate decarbonization of the shipping industry and companies grapple with green financing, sources say.Shipping, which transports about 90% of…

Tech File: Hatenboer-Water Develops "Plastic Free @Sea" Concept

Dec 20, 2021

While much of the maritime world's tech chatter focuses on emissions and fuel choice, Dutch water company Hatenboer-Water developed the Plastic Free @Sea concept as a smart solution to reduce plastic waste on board ships at sea.Reducing plastic waste has become key in environmental protection…

NYK Bulk Carrier Completes Another Run on Biofuel

Nov 22, 2021

NYK conducts third successful biofuel trial on ship carrying Tata Steel cargoThe bulk carrier Frontier Sky, which is owned by NYK and operated by Tata NYK Shipping Pte. Ltd., conducted a trial use of biofuel to transport cargo provided by Tata Steel Limited…

Green Ports: H2 Green unveils Clean Energy Hub plan for Shoreham Port

Nov 15, 2021

H2 Green, a Getech business, signed a deal with Shoreham Port to develop a renewable energy hub designed to remove emissions from its fleet of trucks and HGVs and be a catalyst for the wider region’s transport decarbonization.The development…

Marine Biofouling in Ports: Wet Docks Acting as ‘Hot Spot’ Biofouling Transfer Stations

Oct 28, 2021

The GEF-UNDP-IMO Glofouling partnership (2017) is a global initiative to counter the environmental issue of invasive aquatic species (IAS) and the resulting harmful ecological and financial damage that can occur when such invasion events are…

IMO Adopts New Measures to Cut Ship Emissions

Jun 17, 2021

The U.N. shipping agency approved further measures on Thursday to boost the energy efficiency of commercial vessels although critics said the move fell short of what was needed to cut the industry's carbon footprint.The International Maritime…

Port of Tallinn Enacts New Rules for Hull Cleaning

May 21, 2021

Estonia's Port of Tallinn has implemented new rules requiring the collection of residue from underwater hull cleaning operations while in port.Ellen Kaasik, the port's environmental manager, said the measures are part of a major activity plan…

Top Japanese Lenders Join Shipping Industry Scheme to Cut Carbon

Mar 16, 2021

Leading Japanese lenders have joined an initiative that links the provision of shipping finance to cuts in carbon dioxide emissions as the sector accelerates efforts to go green.In recent weeks, Shinsei Bank Ltd, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation…

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