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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…

Shipping Groups Press EU to Advance 'Fuels of the Future'

Mar 11, 2021

Shipping and trade groups are calling on the European Union to advance the development of ammonia and green hydrogen as the best marine fuel options to enable the industry to accelerate decarbonization.With about 90% of world trade transported by sea…

Yara Marine Technologies Revisits Shore Power

Feb 10, 2021

While the EU parliament call for an emissions ban at berth, Yara Marine Technologies announced a partnership with NG3 signaling the return of cold ironing to its green tech portfolio.'We used to do shore power projects on ships some years ago…

Total Joins Maersk-led Shipping Decarbonization Project

Feb 05, 2021

French oil major Total said it will contribute to a project led by shipping giant Maersk aiming to develop new alternative fuels and carbon neutral solutions for ships.The nonprofit Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping was…

Greensteam Acquires Assets of Enerforce

Feb 02, 2021

GreenSteam Vessel Optimization Ltd., developers of vessel performance optimisation solutions for a sustainable shipping industry, has acquired the assets of Greece-based maritime software specialist Enerforce Solutions and Consulting Ltd to…

Maryland Dredging Project Benefits the Environment and Economy

Jan 29, 2021

The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are marking a milestone of environmental stewardship this month on the landmark restoration of Poplar Island near Talbot County…

Lloyd’s Register Names Members of Its Decarbonization Panel

Jan 11, 2021

Classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) announced the industry experts who have joined the advisory panel of its Maritime Decarbonization Hub, a dedicated center of excellence launched in October that aims to accelerate the safe, sustainable…

UK Ports Tap Geospatial Data to Help Solve Transport Challenges

Jan 11, 2021

The SpacePort project, funded by the Geospatial Commission and Innovate UK, will explore how novel geospatial systems can streamline port operations, improving efficiency and tackling societal disbenefits.SpacePort brings together marine sector specialist Marine South East…

Investor EnTrust Global Turns Sights to Green Shipping Assets

Dec 17, 2020

U.S. investment company EnTrust Global, already a player in shipping finance, aims to buy ships that generate lower emissions, an executive said, the latest sign of efforts in the shipping industry to go green.Global shipping accounts for nearly 3% of the world’s CO2 emissions…

Wallenius Bets on Wind-powered Cargo Ships

Dec 09, 2020

Two centuries after the first coal-powered steamships crossed the Atlantic Ocean, a Swedish company is designing a futuristic throwback: a huge, wind-driven cargo ship that could help end the fossil fuel era and limit climate change.Shipping accounted for 2…

Port NOLA Receives $1.2 Mln from EPA to Curb Emissions

Dec 08, 2020

Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a cooperative agreement with the Port of New Orleans to fund diesel emissions-reduction programs. The agreement provides $1,240,247 to replace certain diesel-powered trucks at port facilities in Orleans…

US Axes Environmental Reviews of LNG Marine Transport

Dec 03, 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy on Thursday issued a rule to exclude environmental reviews for marine transport of liquefied natural gas (LNG), as the Trump administration unleashes last minute rules supporting the fossil fuel industry.The rule…

WMU PhD Candidate Ambrose Wins Goldman Environmental Prize

Dec 02, 2020

Kristal Ambrose, a PD candidate at the World Maritime University, is the recipient of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize 2020. The award is the world’s foremost environmental prize and honors outstanding environmental activism through…

EU Plan to Cut Shipping Emissions Draws Backlash

Nov 29, 2020

Japan, South Korea and a fleet of international shipping groups have warned the European Union against its plan to add greenhouse gas emissions from the maritime sector to Europe’s carbon market.As the 27-country EU seeks to steer its economy towards “net zero” emissions by 2050…

Time to Launch Carbon Plan for Shipping is Now, Industry Says

Nov 11, 2020

The shipping industry must act now in order to meet U.N. targets to cut carbon emissions by 2050, leading officials said on Wednesday, ahead of a meeting next week that will seek to advance a plan.The U.N. agency the International Maritime Organization…

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Wisconsin Awards $5.3 Million in Harbor Maintenance Grants

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