Study: Ammonia is Essential to Shipping's Energy Transition
The shipping industry must transition to ammonia as the main source of fuel to attain decarbonization targets and meet the goals of zero carbon emissions by 2050, according to a new study by BloombergNEF.
ITALIAN TERMINAL OPENS
A new international container terminal in Italy has opened.
Northern European Ports Target Shore Power for Large Containerships
Faced with growing calls to improve the environment around major ports and with pending EU regulatory actions requiring ships to reduce emissions while in port, five of Northern Europe’s largest port authorities announced a joint effort focusing on increasing the use of onshore power supply for ships at berth.
DP World and Russia to Pilot Container Shipping Via the Arctic Route
Russia continues to develop shipping through the Arctic promoting it as a faster route that is an alternative to the Suez Canal.
Japanese Research Demonstrates Carbon Capture Using Scrubbers
A first-of-its-kind test aboard a newly built ship demonstrated the feasibility of carbon capture and storage on an actual vessel.
More Panama Canal Transits Highlight Rebounding Global Trade
The Panama Canal Authority says vessel transits are rebounding as global trade picks up after the Covid-19 pandemic.
More Shipping Companies Testing Biofuel in Operations
A growing number of shipping companies in different parts of the industry are continuing to experiment with the use of biofuels as a near-term means of improving the environmental performance of their operations.
IAPH urges maritime collaboration to ensure supply chain connectivity
Incoming International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) President Subramaniam Karuppiah has said maritime infrastructure is vital to keeping the global supply chain flowing and called upon stakeholders to collaborate more closely.
BIMCO Expects World Fleet Will Grow at Slower Pace in the Next 5 Years
Despite the recent flurry of construction orders coming primarily in the containership and gas carrier segments, BIMCO in its new analysis of global shipbuilding in forecasting a slowing growth rate for the world’s fleet in the next five years compared to the last five years.
SPEEDY SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT
A new container transport solution aims to reduce environmental impact and congestion at ports.
IMO creates new carbon intensity rating system in latest green drive
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has adopted a new series of key mandatory measures to cut carbon emissions in container shipping, including a ship rating system to measure carbon intensity.
SUSTAINABILITY WINNERS
The winners of the IAPH 2021 World Ports Sustainability Awards have been announced.
Developing Integrated Renewable Energy Systems for Ships
Eco Marine Power (EMP) is a Japan-based technology company focusing on the development of renewable energy solutions for commercial ships.
Northern European Ports Target Shore Power for Large Containerships
Faced with growing calls to improve the environment around major ports and with pending EU regulatory actions requiring ships to reduce emissions while in port, five of Northern Europe’s largest port authorities announced a joint effort focusing on increasing the use of onshore power supply for ships at berth.
Testing Autonomous Remote Control of Ships in Singapore
Efforts to develop autonomous and remote control of ships are expanding, with a greater focus on highly congested ports and seaways as a proving ground for the technology.
Plan to Build Green Energy Bunkering Station in the Baltic
An international consortium of companies is proposing to create a green bunker hub in the Baltic, where ships can refuel with sustainable fuels.
Norway Builds World’s First Electric Zero-Emission Fast Ferry
Construction commenced in Norway for a fully electric passenger fast ferry, which is being called the first of its kind in the world.
Kenya Adopts "Single Window" System for Port Efficiency
Kenya has implemented a single window system as part of efforts to improve efficiency at the port of Mombasa and address the perennial challenge of congestion that has seen importers incur losses due to demurrage charges.
CTAC 2021: Pandemic presents opportunity to fill digital void
There is still much to be done to build digitally connected port ecosystems despite the COVID-19 pandemic creating a unique opportunity to leverage and fill digital voids in the supply chains.
What is a Green Port?
A green port is a port that invests and encourages in environmentally friendly and sustainable operations in all formats of the ports and maritime industry.
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