Climate Change

ABS, Vanderbilt analyze decarbonization strategies for inland waterways

(HOUSTON) — The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and Vanderbilt University have published a landmark report analyzing decarbonization strategies for U.S. inland waterways. "Decarbonization of the Inland Waterway Sector in the United States" evaluates the potential for possible future propulsion…

Crowley, Shell partnering on largest LNG bunker barge in US

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) ­— Crowley Maritime Corp. has signed a long-term time charter with Shell NA LNG providing for the building and operation of a new U.S.-built liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker barge. Upon construction, the barge will be the largest…

Maersk orders eight boxships capable of running on methanol

(COPENHAGEN, Denmark) — In the first quarter of 2024, A.P. Moller-Maersk will introduce the first in a groundbreaking series of eight large oceangoing container vessels capable of being operated on carbon-neutral methanol. The vessels will be built by Hyundai Heavy…

Crowley, Mass. Maritime partner to train offshore wind workers

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Crowley Maritime Corp. and Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) will create a first-of-its-kind training and workforce development program dedicated specifically to New England’s offshore wind energy industry. The partnership, which was announced during the International Offshore Wind Partnering…

Port NOLA signs agreement to pursue LNG bunkering

(NEW ORLEANS) — The Port of New Orleans and CLEANCOR Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Tuesday to collaborate on ways to provide liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling solutions to shipowners and…

US designates $4 million in grants for green ferries

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced the availability of up to $38 million in competitive grant funds through a notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for FTA's Passenger Ferry Grant Program. The Passenger Ferry…