36 shipping companies have been reported to Danish police in the past five years because one of their vessels were violating the Danish sulfur directive by emitting too much sulfur. 17 shipping companies have been fined. It is a serious matter, says the Danish Environmental Protection Agency.
French container line CMA CGM plans to launch a service running purely on biomethane in May. The service needs 12,000 tonnes of biomethane, which should be enough to operate two 1,400 teu vessels for one year, writes the group.
Although the upcoming climate requirements for shipping still remain unclear, including how to measure the efficiency of a ship, shipping majors such as Odfjell and Golden Ocean are well on their way to prep their fleets for the upcoming regulations, they tell ShippingWatch.
Hydrogen company Everfuel has entered a Memorandum of Understanding with an unnamed Norwegian-German carrier to supply zero-emission hydrogen for the company's ships from 2023. The fuel will be delivered from a hydrogen plant in Denmark.
A new project, counting MAN Energy Solutions, among others, aims to develop ammonia-powered engines over the next three years. The project is in line with MAN's own plans to be able to supply ammonia engines by 2024 at the latest.
The supply of sustainable fuels must be increased, and this has led players such as Norden, Maersk and MAN to support a new platform where producers can get feedback on developments. The platform is fund-supported and will be free of charge.
The US Federal Maritime Commission has appointed a new chairman. He is a former congressman and will take charge of the commission at a time when the container market is red-hot and causing congestion in US ports.
Ørsted has announced plans to develop a huge hydrogen production plant in the Netherlands by 2030. The plant will supply the area with the alternative fuel, which is predicted to play an important role in the green transformation of the shipping sector.
Tanker carrier Hafnia lands a new large loan, which is tied to the company reaching a number of climate goals. The loan has been entered with a syndicate of ten banks and is the first green loan for Hafnia.
Transport group DHL is dialing up green ambitions by joining a climate initiative and spending up to EUR 7 billion on "climate-neutral logistics" ahead to 2030. Management's pay will also be tied to the targets.
Efficient carriers will be punished if the IMO insists on measuring a ship's carbon intensity based on a the ship's maximum, potential cargo load and not the actual load transported, CEO of Norwegian Klaveness Combination Carriers tells ShippingWatch.
Oil company Equinor is working to reduce its maritime carbon footprint. The company has made agreements to charter a total of 40 tankers, which the company sees as more energy efficient. The company will also investigate alternative fuels, according to the company's sustainability report.
The Danish frigate, which is to be deployed in the Gulf of Guinea to fight piracy, will have the mandate needed to arrest pirates and seize weapons, the Ministry of Defense informs ShippingWatch. Prosecuting the pirates, however, is more problematic, assesses maritime researcher.
Investment company Marine Capital drops LNG and plans to phase out all conventional vessels to instead go for offshore wind. Green aspects are crucial in capturing the attention of investors, explains CEO Tony Foster in an interview with ShippingWatch.
Denmark's Minister of Defense receives support from both the German Shipowners' Association, VDR, and ECSA for the decision to deploy a frigate in the pirate-plagued Gulf of Guinea off West Africa. They call on the EU and its member states to support the action. Updated.
Following a new joint venture with US-based logistics and shipping company Crowley, Esvagt is ready to enter the competition for contracts in the US offshore wind industry. The Danish shipping company is already working on an offer for oil giant Equinor, reveals CEO Peter Lytzen.
Maersk is betting on the wrong horse by choosing to use methanol to propel its new carbon-neutral vessel, says NGO Transport & Environment. According to their criticism, the fuel is neither green nor sustainable. "We evaluate all projects and future partners based on life-cycle analyses," says Maersk.
The number of projects working on solutions for CO2-neutral shipping has doubled in Asia over the past six months, shows new report from the Getting to Zero Coalition, comprising 140 member companies. The half-year report reveals three trends.
Denmark is deploying a frigate to the Gulf of Guinea to combat piracy in the area, where three merchant vessels have come under attack in recent months, Minister of Defense Trine Bramsen announced Tuesday. Launching a mission will make a huge difference, says Danish Shipping.