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07 04 2021 | 10:54

Government launches £20m competition to boost innovation in zero-carbon ship building

Fund will support development of prototype vessels and port infrastructure. The UK government has launched a competition with a £20m prize fund to encourage innovation in the shipping industry to…

07 04 2021 | 10:38

How the shipping industry can halve climate-warming black carbon in the Arctic.

Switching to cleaner shipping fuel would prevent Arctic warming and deliver an easy win for the climate. Climate change is having a more rapid impact in the Arctic than anywhere else right now – the…

22 03 2021 | 10:05

Shipping industry proposes ‘moonshot’ fossil fuel levy.

Proposed levy, backed by nine governments, would raise funds for developing zero-carbon ships. Shipping industry representatives, backed by several countries, have submitted a proposal to the UN to…

18 02 2021 | 10:55

Ship Giant Maersk Bids Farewell to New, Fossil-Fuel Only Ships.

A century after the global shipping fleet ran largely on coal, the world’s largest shipping line is taking a historic step toward not using fossil fuels for propulsion.

28 11 2020 | 07:52

Could the shipping industry derail plans to address the global climate emergency?

The shipping industry will be free to continue producing more emissions for the next decade, thanks to a new rule quietly agreed by countries on Tuesday.

26 10 2020 | 10:21

Campaigners criticise global deal on carbon emissions from shipping.

Green groups say agreement will allow emissions to continue to rise in the next decade. Governments have rejected calls for tougher regulation of international shipping, settling instead for new…

23 09 2020 | 11:01

Onboard Birthday Party May Have Caused Mauritius Oil Spill.

A Japanese ship that wrecked off the coast of Mauritius in July and sparked one of the worst environmental disasters in the country's history may have run aground because of birthday celebrations on…

08 06 2020 | 07:19

Ships, planes could help EU pay for virus recovery.

The European Commission’s €750 billion recovery fund could be covered financially by new sources of revenue, which include extending the EU’s carbon market to the aviation and shipping sectors, the…

26 03 2020 | 08:34

14 Technologies to Make the Ultimate Green Ship.

The Shipping Industry is leaving no stones unturned in order to contribute towards a greener marine environment. At both manufacturing and administrative levels, the maritime industry is taking…

01 03 2020 | 12:25

Cruise ships dumped more than 3 million pounds of trash in Juneau last year.

During the 2019 summer tourism season, cruise ship companies dumped more than 3 million pounds of trash at Juneau’s private landfill. That’s a concern to some in the community, especially since the…

20 02 2020 | 07:14

SDG14: Could electric ferries power up a new era of greener shipping?

From Scandinavia to South East Asia Danfoss is charting a course towards zero emission shipping

12 11 2019 | 05:14

The Renewable Solution To One Of The World’s Dirtiest Industries.

“If all the ships on Earth were a single country, that country would be the sixth-largest polluter in the world.” This shocking fact comes from a recent NPR report by the Short Wave science podcast…

10 11 2019 | 05:29

Shipping companies, retailers look to develop cleaner marine biofuel.

LONDON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Top shipping, retail and transport companies are looking to develop an alternative marine fuel which aims to reduce carbon emissions from ships, in another step to push the…

10 11 2019 | 05:20

Logistics leaders suggest quickest routes for decarbonizing shipping.

Globally, freight makes up about 15 percent of global energy demand, according to the green business advocacy group BSR. That’s a lot of fuel, but industry advocates in the transportation and…

29 10 2019 | 13:29

Wavefoil fits a ferry with “underwater wings”

A Faroe Islands ferry, M/F Teistin, has become the first ship in the world to be fitted with retractable bow foils from Trondheim, Norway, based Wavefoil AS. The foils are designed to convert wave…

23 10 2019 | 10:35

DREAMBOATS:Space-age sails, bionic hulls, clean fuels drawn from the oceans themselves — the shipping industry is poised for transformation ... if the stars align.

An evening drizzle falls on the Dutch port city of Rotterdam as dockworkers untie the moorings of Estraden and shove the 535-foot cargo ship from the industrial dock. Captain Mikko Innanen steps into…

22 10 2019 | 09:08

Are solar-powered airships the future of cargo delivery?

New technology offers us a look at the green future of aviation and cargo shipping. 

05 09 2019 | 07:42

IMO 2020 Starting to Drive Up Bulk Shipping Costs.

The cost of shipping commodities by sea surged to the highest in almost nine years as vessel owners start taking carriers off hire to prepare them for sweeping new fuel rules. The Baltic Dry Index,…

19 08 2019 | 11:21

Maersk wants to slash carbon emissions from shipping to zero. But it needs help.

Hong Kong (CNN Business)The world's biggest shipping company wants to slash its carbon emissions to zero by developing a new kind of container ship to ply the oceans. Maersk (AMKBY), which is based…

19 08 2019 | 11:21

Solar Sails Unfurl in Bid to Make Shipping Green: Q&A.

Arrays of solar sails affixed to the ships that carry global trade over the world’s oceans could be one of the answers to making the shipping industry cleaner and greener, according to Greg Atkinson…