Climate Change

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Coalition aims to make zero-emission shipping 'default choice' by 2030

(COPENHAGEN, Denmark) — Full decarbonization of international shipping is urgent and achievable. This is the clear message from more than 150 industry leaders and organizations representing the entire maritime value chain, including shipping, cargo, energy, finance, ports and infrastructure. In…

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…