ICS: ‘Missed opportunity’ at MEPC 77 to decarbonize shipping

ICS: ‘Missed opportunity’ at MEPC 77 to decarbonize shipping

(LONDON) — Following the conclusion of the International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) 77, the International Chamber of Shipping released the following statement from ICS Secretary-General Guy Platten: “We are disappointed that the words and commitments made by governments at COP26 have not yet been translated into action. (Last) week’s meetings have missed the opportunity to take forward…
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ICS: ‘Missed opportunity’ at MEPC 77 to decarbonize shipping

ICS: ‘Missed opportunity’ at MEPC 77 to decarbonize shipping

(LONDON) — Following the conclusion of the International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) 77, the International Chamber of Shipping released the following statement from ICS Secretary-General Guy Platten: “We are disappointed that the words and commitments made by governments at COP26 have not yet been translated into action. (Last) week’s meetings have missed the opportunity to take forward…
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US approves second major offshore wind project in federal waters

US approves second major offshore wind project in federal waters

(WASHINGTON) — As part of the Biden administration’s goal to deploy 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy by 2030, the Department of the Interior on Tuesday announced it has approved the construction and operations of the South Fork Wind project offshore Rhode Island. This represents the department’s second approval of a commercial-scale, offshore wind energy project in the United…
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BAE Systems launches next-generation power and propulsion system

BAE Systems launches next-generation power and propulsion system

(ENDICOTT, N.Y.) — BAE Systems has launched its next-generation power and propulsion system for the marine market. The HybriGen power and propulsion system is a flexible solution to help operators reach zero emissions – improving electrical efficiency and vessel range, increasing propulsion power, and simplifying installation. The HybriGen system uses smaller and lighter components for vessels, building on the company’s…
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RAL, Svitzer sign design agreement for methanol fuel cell tugs

RAL, Svitzer sign design agreement for methanol fuel cell tugs

(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — Robert Allan Ltd. (RAL) and Svitzer have signed a design agreement for a new generation of methanol fuel cell tugboats. Utilizing a combination of fuel cells, batteries and electric propulsion in a new and unique towing configuration, this new tug will serve as a pilot project for future Svitzer newbuilds. The close cooperation between Svitzer and…
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World’s first electric containership completes maiden voyage

World’s first electric containership completes maiden voyage

(OSLO, Norway) — The world's first electric and self-propelled containership, Yara Birkeland, has completed its maiden voyage in the Oslo fjord. On Friday, Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store was given a tour of the vessel by the CEO of Yara, Svein Tore Holsether. “We are proud to be able to showcase the world's first fully electric and self-propelled containership.…
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Carpenter: US maritime industry ‘ready, willing and able’ to supply offshore wind vessels

Carpenter: US maritime industry ‘ready, willing and able’ to supply offshore wind vessels

(ARLINGTON, Va.) — Jennifer Carpenter, president and CEO of the American Waterways Operators (AWO), recently delivered remarks at American Clean Power's Offshore Windpower Conference & Exhibition in Boston on facilitating investment in the fleet of vessels that will be necessary to support the expanding development of American offshore wind projects, as the United States accelerates its transition to offshore wind…
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Robert Allan designs methanol-fueled crew transfer vessel

Robert Allan designs methanol-fueled crew transfer vessel

(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — With support from the Carbon Trust, United Kingdom and the Offshore Wind Accelerator program, Robert Allan Ltd. has brought the offshore wind industry closer to eliminating carbon emissions from the supply chain with the development of a methanol-fueled RAptor 2400 crew transfer vessel (CTV). As a marine fuel, methanol provides emissions benefits that are similar to…
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