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    Does seaborne thermal coal’s future depend upon CCUS or NH3 co-firing?


    Rumours of seaborne coal’s demise have been greatly exaggerated, to paraphrase Mark Twain, but shipowners should eye proposed restrictions on new projects in Asia.

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    Shell and Houlder team up on decarbonisation


    A new partnership aims to ‘cut through the noise’ of the myriad decarbonisation solutions

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    IMO elects first Latin American as new secretary-general


    Arsenio Antonio Dominguez Velasco has been elected the new secretary-general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

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    First Damen air lubrication retrofit contract agreed


    Estonian-based shipping company Amisco has placed the first commercial order for Damen’s new air lubrication system, DACS. DACS, which was developed by a collaboration between Damen and the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), will be installed aboard the general cargo vessel Danita in Tallinn, Estonia, the company confirmed.

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    Boxship Lines Adopt Slower Speeds


    Whereas average sailing speed in the containership sector increased by up to 4% during the Covid-19 pandemic on the back of strong demand and in the face of widespread port congestion, the trend now has reversed.

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    German Equipment Makers Sustain Business Growth


    Germany’s marine equipment and systems sector achieved a further advance in order volume and a recovery in turnover last year on the back of rising, global fleet investment. While contract intake has continued to increase significantly in 2023, with future positive prospects attributed to the energy transition, industry association VDMA pointed to the lack of skilled workers as a possible restraint on growth.

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    Falling container CO2 emissions – dip or trend?


    Container industry carbon emissions are falling but is it too soon to say whether this will be sustained?

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    Mercator to launch new conference to break down silos between ports and shipowners


    Mercator Media is launching a new conference, Green Ports & Shipping Congress, to bring together shipowners, suppliers and port operators to encourage and promote collaboration. The conference recognises that many of the problems related to decarbonising the maritime sector, and their solutions, overlap. 

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    £34 million available in latest round of CMDC funding


    A fourth round of funding brings the UK government support for maritime decarbonisation to £129 million

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    DNV plans to launch VTI to help industry’s decarb drive


    DNV has decided to launch a Recommended Practice (RP) offering that aims to produce a method to measure and evaluate the technical performance of ships and to address some of the shortcomings that have emerged with the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) index.

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    P&O Ferries renews North Sea contracts


    P&O Ferries is strengthening its position in the North Sea with two key contract renewals

  • IMO's London headquarters will host discussion on regulating for autonomous vessels as part of this week's Maritime Safety Committee meeting

    ​Revised GHG reduction strategy for global shipping adopted


    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted a revised strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping.

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    Hapag-Lloyd and Seaspan ink 15+45 MeOH retrofit deal


    Seaspan Corporation (Seaspan), the containership owner and manager, in collaboration with Hapag-Lloyd, have signed a Conversion Commitment Agreement with MAN PrimeServ. The deal covers the retrofit of the main engines aboard 15 container vessels equipped with MAN B&W S90-type main engines to dual-fuel MAN B&W ME-LGIM types capable of operation on green methanol. The Agreement includes 45 optional engine retrofit solutions.

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    BV type approval for ShaPoLi solution


    METIS Cyberspace Technology has received type approval from Bureau Veritas covering the functionality of its solution for monitoring and reporting shaft power limitation (ShaPoLi).

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    Sauer Compressors launches new high-pressure compressor series


    Sauer Compressors is launching a new series of high-pressure compressors. The new SAUER Orkan series has been designed for gas industry applications, and is now available in the first four standard types. The new type of compressor is suitable for the compression of many gases and a wide variety of applications, and uses a newly developed magnetic coupling to ensure the compressors are hermetically gas-tight.

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    EU ETS bill set to exceed EUR3bn in 2024


    The European Union’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (EU MRV) dataset for shipping’s European CO2 emissions for the year 2022 has just been published, with the data highlighting some significant year-on-year changes from 2021. 

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    Digitalisation breaking down ship-port disconnect


    There’s a potential flow of data from a ship’s propulsion system to the next port of call, and a growing number of companies are collaborating on making the most of it to reduce emissions.

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    MPA signs Silk Alliance MoU with LR


    The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decarbonisation Hub (LR MDH) to collaborate on a decarbonisation strategy and implementation plan for The Silk Alliance.

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    WinGD appoints Schneiter as acting ceo


    WinGD has announced that Klaus Heim, ceo of the marine power company, has decided to step down from his role with effect from 31 July 2023.

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    UK extends ETS scheme to encompass domestic shipping


    The UK government has announced that it will be extending the scope of the UK’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) to cover domestic shipping from 2026, in a statement released on 3 July.