Caterpillar, Damen to collaborate on methanol-powered vessels

Caterpillar, Damen to collaborate on methanol-powered vessels

(HOUSTON) — Caterpillar and Damen Shipyards Group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aiming to develop methanol-powered vessels that enable the decarbonization of marine operations. “Our collaboration with Damen Shipyards Group and Pon Power brings together immeasurable expertise that allows us to learn together and innovate to address the great challenge of the energy transition. This is an exciting…
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New fuels to require training for up to 800,000 seafarers

New fuels to require training for up to 800,000 seafarers

(SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt) — A new action plan, launched at COP 27 by United Nations organizations, shipowners and unions, sets out recommendations to upskill seafarers to meet shipping’s decarbonization goals. The plan is in response to findings from new research, the modeling of which cautions that as many as 800,000 seafarers will require additional training by the mid-2030s. Currently…
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ICS proposes reward system for alternative fuel use

ICS proposes reward system for alternative fuel use

(LONDON) — The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents 80 percent of the world’s merchant fleet, has announced proposals to accelerate the maritime sector’s transition to net zero emissions by financially rewarding ships and energy producers that invest in low/net zero emission fuels. In a paper to shipping’s United Nations regulator, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the ICS proposes…
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NASA: IMO sulfur rule reducing ship pollution

NASA: IMO sulfur rule reducing ship pollution

(WASHINGTON) — Ship tracks, the polluted marine clouds that trail ocean-crossing vessels, are a signature of modern trade. Like ghostly fingerprints, they trace shipping lanes around the globe, from the North Pacific to the Mediterranean Sea. But in 2020, satellite observations showed fewer of those pollution fingerprints. Drawing on nearly two decades of satellite imagery, researchers found that the number…
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Long Beach joins hydrogen fueling partnership

Long Beach joins hydrogen fueling partnership

(LONG BEACH, Calif.) — To advance its zero-emissions goals, the Port of Long Beach has joined the Alliance for Renewable Clean Hydrogen Energy Systems (ARCHES), a public-private partnership formed to help capture newly available federal funding to assist in developing a robust renewable hydrogen market in California. The partnership was celebrated Thursday during a launch event at the Port Administration…
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ABS to examine nuclear propulsion for commercial ships

ABS to examine nuclear propulsion for commercial ships

(HOUSTON) — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) a contract to research barriers to the adoption of advanced nuclear propulsion on commercial vessels. The $800,000 research project – awarded by the DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy last year and formally contracted through its U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development –…
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Glosten to design hydrogen-hybrid vessel for Scripps

Glosten to design hydrogen-hybrid vessel for Scripps

(SAN DIEGO and SEATTLE) — The University of California San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography has selected Glosten as the naval architect for the university’s new coastal research vessel. The vessel will be an innovation in the maritime industry with a first-of-its-kind hydrogen-hybrid propulsion system. With this selection, Glosten will provide the preliminary design, contract design, and detailed design for…
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OSVs top CO2 emissions list for North American vessels

OSVs top CO2 emissions list for North American vessels

(HOUSTON) — The Blue Sky Maritime Coalition (BSMC) has released a new report that provides a current benchmark for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the major vessel sectors that make up maritime transportation in North America. “Having a complete view of the North American maritime industry’s carbon footprint helps us better understand the sum of the challenge ahead of us…
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Pasha, MarAd advance port microgrid project in LA

Pasha, MarAd advance port microgrid project in LA

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Maritime Administration’s (MarAd) Maritime Environmental and Technical Assistance Program (META) and Pasha Stevedoring & Terminals (PST) recently entered the second quarter of progress powering microgrids at the Port of Los Angeles following a $1.5 million cooperative agreement in spring 2022. PST is an independent operating subsidiary of The Pasha Group. The alternative energy demonstration project for…
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World’s first electric fast ferry ready for service

World’s first electric fast ferry ready for service

(STAVANGER, Norway) — Medstraum, the world’s first fully electric and zero-emission fast ferry, classed as a high-speed craft, embarked this week on the journey from Fjellstrand shipyard in Norway to its new home port, Stavanger. The vessel has been built using unique modular manufacturing methods at Fjellstrand. Modularization helps cut both production costs and engineering costs and will contribute to…
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