Alternative Fuels


The Case Grows for Propane as Fuel in Ports, on Vessels

Dec 14, 2023

As vessel owners and port terminal operators search for the tools and the fuels to achieve decarbonization goals, Jim Bunsey, Director of Commercial Business Development, PERC, makes the case for propane premised on its availability, logistics infrastructure and ease of transition with machinery.

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Orders Four More Dual-Fuel Carrier Vessels

Feb 27, 2024

Wallenius Wilhelmsen, the world’s largest RoRo vessel operator, has declared options to build four additional next-generation Shaper Class pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) vessels.  The 9,300 CEU methanol dual fuel vessels can utilize alternative fuel sources…

WSC Proposes Green Balance Mechanism

Feb 15, 2024

As the IMO prepares for negotiations on regulations to support net-zero by 2050 at MEPC 81 in March, the World Shipping Council (WSC) has proposed a greenhouse gas pricing mechanism it calls the Green Balance Mechanism.The aim is to provide…

European Shipowners Welcome EU Climate Target Proposal

Feb 06, 2024

The European Commission has published its proposal for a 2040 climate target: greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced by 90% by 2040 at the latest, receiving positive feedback from European shipowners.The shipowners welcome the strong commitment…

Evergreen & X-Press Feeders Ink MOA for Methanol-fueled Feedering

Feb 01, 2024

Global container shipping line Evergreen Marine Corporation has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with X-Press Feeders, the world’s largest independent common carrier, to place its containers on X-Press Feeders’ new dual fuel green methanol vessels…

As Shipping Preps to Meet Carbon Targets, Will fuels be Available?

Dec 21, 2023

“The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) targets for the use of zero or near-zero fuels in 2030 can be met using sustainable biofuels. Many different sectors will compete for those fuels, so shipping is focusing on transitioning to alternative green and blue fuels…

Vitol Completes Biofuel Delivery in the UAE

Dec 19, 2023

Vitol says it successfully completed its first biofuel deliveries in Fujairah.Through its wholly-owned bunker arm, Vitol Bunkers, two vessels received B24 VLSFO on December 8 and 14. The fuel was sourced from its Fujairah-based refinery FRL…

Getting Started with Propane: Port-Side Refueling & Storage

Dec 14, 2023

Emissions regulations continue to become more stringent for ports, pushing more port authorities and terminal operators away from diesel and gasoline and toward alternative energy sources like propane. Capable of powering essential port applications like yard tractors…

DP World Partners with PIL in Net Zero Push

Dec 14, 2023

DP World announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Pacific International Lines (PIL) to jointly develop green solutions to decarbonize global supply chains. The agreement pairs DP World, which handles around 10% of the world’s container trade…

Singapore Port Authority Seeks Methanol Bunker Supply Proposals

Dec 14, 2023

Singapore's Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) said on Thursday it was seeking proposals from companies to supply methanol as a marine bunker fuel at Singapore from 2025.The call emerged ahead of an expected uptick in methanol-powered ships,…

X-Press Feeders to Use Green Methanol in Q2 2024

Dec 12, 2023

Singapore-based container shipper X-Press Feeders plans to use green methanol bunker to fuel part of its fleet in Europe in the second quarter of 2024, a senior executive said on Tuesday.The move comes as the European Union will extend its Emissions…

Maersk Enters Deal for Half a Million Tonnes of Green Methanol Annually

Nov 22, 2023

Maersk on Wednesday announced it had entered into the shipping industry's first large-scale agreement for green methanol from China's Goldwind, and said production of green methanol was high on the political agenda in China.Shipping industry…

Private Investment Needed to Scale Up Low-carbon Hydrogen Power - Wood Mackenzie

Oct 19, 2023

Considerable private investment is required to scale up the low-carbon hydrogen economy in the United States by 2030, a report by consultancy Wood Mackenzie said on Tuesday, adding that the $7 billion allotted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) to regional hubs was a significant step…

Propane Council Calls Attention to 'Energy Resiliency'

Oct 04, 2023

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is celebrating the second annual National Propane Day on October 7, 2023. “By keeping both small and large material handling operations running, propane is the powerhouse of the U.S. supply chain…

Partners Agree Emission Reductions on Rotterdam-Singapore Corridor

Sep 21, 2023

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the Port of Rotterdam Authority and 20 partners in the Green & Digital Shipping Corridor are working to reduce 20% to 30% of emissions from international shipping by 2030. This was agreed at the third Green Corridor workshop…

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