CMA CGM launches first bio-fueled service

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.

MAN to develop ammonia-powered engine through new project

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.

Federal Maritime Commission appoints new Chairman

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 to build one of the world's largest hydrogen plants

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.

Equinor has chartered 40 ships in efforts to lower carbon footprint

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.

Marine Capital drops LNG and bets on offshore wind

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.

NGO questions Maersk's carbon-neutral vessel

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.

Carbon-neutral shipping projects are on the rise in Asia

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 deploys naval vessel to Gulf of Guinea

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.

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