Finnish consortium sets sail with €13m for shipping sustainability

It hopes to digitalise marine industries, introduce energy efficiency improvements and slash ship emissions

More than 170 nations agree to halve shipping emissions by 2050

The industry currently represents nearly 3% of global emissions

Going green is a shore thing at the Port of Genoa

A new electrical supply system will enable docked vessels to plug in to the national grid

It’s smooth sailing for sustainable suppers

An Italian cruise holiday operator has committed to halving food waste on board its ships by 2020. Costa Cruises has unveiled its 4GOODFOOD programme, which aims to streamline food preparation processes and encourage its guests and crew members to throw less away. The company says around 54 million meals are prepared on its vessels each […]

Reducing emissions from seas and skies ‘requires systemic change’

Reducing emissions from Europe’s aviation and shipping industries requires systemic change, rather than simply improving efficiency. That’s according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA), which suggests a massive shift in innovation, consumer behaviour and the take up of more ambitious green technologies to power aircraft and cargo ships is crucial. The […]

Could solar sails be the shipping solution?

A new low emission ship concept uses rigid sails covered in solar panels to generate clean power and slash energy consumption, with the aim of cleaning up the polluting shipping industry. Eco Marine Power’s Aquarius Eco Ship design is being developed to allow large ocean-going ships such as oil tankers or cruise liners to harness […]

‘LNG will become widespread fuel for ships’ say experts

Around 80% of liquefied natural gas (LNG) experts believe it will become a widespread fuel for the shipping industry. That’s according to a new survey of 500 industry specialists conducted by Oil & Gas IQ. This figure is up from 68% in 2016, with the majority of respondents saying the fuel is better suited to […]

UK to provide £6m to slash maritime emissions

The UK Government has committed to provide new funding for innovative technologies and fuels to reduce maritime emissions. In partnership with industry it will provide more than £6 million on trialling a range of energy saving devices, including state of the art propellers, waste heat recovery systems and rotor sails that use wind power to […]

New alliance sets sail towards low carbon shipping

A total of 13 companies have signed up to support transitioning shipping and its related industries towards a low carbon future. They include leading shipowners and operators, engine and technology builders and suppliers, big data providers and oil companies – such as ABB Engineering (Shanghai) Ltd, Lloyd’s Register EMEA, Ricardo UK, Royal Caribbean Cruises and […]

Oil and gas giants partner on LNG infrastructure

Qatar Petroleum and Shell are to develop liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure at key shipping locations around the world. The joint venture will see the oil and gas multinationals install marine fuelling and bunkering facilities. As a cleaner burning fossil fuel, LNG is expected to help meet the industry’s environmental and economic objectives. Increasing numbers […]