Nick Edstrom

Nick Edstrom

Nick Edström: Nick Edström joined Mercator Media as editor of the Motorship in December 2018. Nick is excited to join Mercator Media during a period of technological change in the shipping market, and expects his background in sustainability and digitalization to help him settle into his role. Nick recently completed an MSc at UCL in Sustainable Resources, which had a focus on innovation and environmental regulation. Prior to that, Nick covered seaborne trade flows of iron making raw materials and finished steel in his last two roles working from London and East Asia.

Nick gained a first class degree in modern languages from Kings College London “many moons ago”. He is married with two young children.

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    Thank You For The Music


    Sadly, the March/April issue was the last issue of The Motorship that I will have the pleasure of editing. After just over five years, one pandemic and one of the most sustained periods of technological change in the industry since the Industrial Revolution, it is time for someone else to take over the reins. My successor at Mercator Media will be announced in April.

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    Opinion: Dawn of the Ammonia Age


    This morning’s announcement by Wärtsilä that it is was adding a dual-fuel engine capable of operating on ammonia to its product portfolio is a stunning technical achievement.

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    PODCAST: MAN ES’ Foldager expects demand for ME-LGIM engine to soar


    Bjarne Foldager, Senior Vice President & Head of Two-stroke Business at MAN Energy Solutions discusses surging demand for its methanol-fuelled ME-LGIM engine.

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    Opinion: MEPC80 deal sends a clear message (about the IMO)


    The agreement of a deal to achieve climate neutrality for global shipping by 2050 at the 80th meeting of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) last night is a significant milestone for global shipping.

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    FuelEU Maritime rune reading


    The dust has barely settled on the draft agreement of the EU’s FuelEU Maritime legislation, which has seen difficult issues surrounding the admissibility of carbon-based fuels, the range of renewable fuels of non biological origin (RFNBO), certification and the allocation of funding resolved.

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    PROPULSION & FUTURE FUELS 2021: Alternative fuels dominate on Day Two


    As the PFF conference began its second day on Wednesday 3 November in Copenhagen, the focus shifted slightly towards the short-term to medium-term outlook for the industry, and the range of alternative fuels that will fuel shipping later this decade.

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    Full steam ahead for methanol and ammonia


    Klaus Heim, CEO of WinGD and former-president of CIMAC, underlined WinGD’s commitment to adding ammonia and methanol burning engines to its programme by 2024 during a recent interview.

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    WinGD eyes the introduction of fully self-tuning engines


    WinGD has plans to gradually introduce fully self-tuning engines for its engine programme by the end of 2026, Peter Krähenbühl, WinGD’s Head of Digital Transformation & Technology tells The Motorship in an exclusive interview