Green Technology

Plastic Fantastic
World Maritime University (WMU) students took part in a global clean-up effort as part of their Foundation Term studies focused on Marine Litter.
The race to zero emission
Through continuous innovation and research, the European shipping industry is committed to doing its part in the global and the EU’s fight against climate change and drive towards decarbonisation.
The rise of biofuel
NORDEN continues its research into alternative green transport options with a test voyage using biofuel
Reusable bottles are in
The Reusable Water Bottle Campaign aims to reduce the plastic consumption on all vessels. For years, dumping of plastic waste in the ocean has resulted in many environmental issues like global warming, water pollution, and harm to marine animals.
The tsunami of marine plastics
Guest blog by Fazilette Khan, founder of the GreenSeas trust which describes how plastics coming from the marine industry as ship waste, fishing waste and cargo residues influence the health of the oceans.
3 technologies to reach zero emissions
The IMO is putting increasing pressure on industry players to reach their climate goals and new technologies in vessel design, alternative fuels, and data management will need to be developed for this to be achieved
Leading seafood companies commit to a healthy ocean
CEOs of world’s leading seafood companies commit to time-bound goals for a healthy ocean-
The pathway to a greener future
#AHOY2050 introduces four different scenarios, each with a very different outcome in regard to the industry’s future, technological development and GHG mitigation efforts.
14 countries joined, did your country join?
14 world leaders commit to 100% sustainable ocean management to solve global challenges; call for more countries to join.
Hydrogen ferries might come to life
Partnership aims to develop hydrogen ferry for Oslo-Copenhagen route.
Ørsted goes to South Korea
Ørsted announced its intention to develop South Korean offshore wind projects with a potential capacity of up to 1.6GW off the coast of Incheon City.
Risen CO2 footprint in shipping industry
An ageing fleet of ships and historically low levels of newbuild activity present significant challenges to the International Maritime Organization's goal of reducing overall CO2 emissions from the shipping industry.
Investing in offshore energy sources
Offshore renewable energy covers several energy sources and various technologies, which are at different stages of development. These come with their own set of challenges and opportunities which the Commission has published a study on.
5 billion USD for zero-carbon emissions
Shipping industry urges Governments to take forward USD 5 billion proposal to accelerate the decarbonisation of maritime transport
Sailing into a zero-emission future
Denmark’s new Climate Act calls for a 70% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030. Find out how its marine industry plans to meet the carbon neutrality targets, overcome challenges, and hopefully inspire the world to follow.
Emission savings below the waterline
The maritime industry is under pressure from both local governments, the UN and their customers to think sustainable solutions into their operation. The ambition from IMO, is to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.
Arctic sea ice crisis
Clean Arctic Alliance demands greater ambition on heavy fuel oil ban ahead of IMO meeting and calls for Arctic black carbon cuts of 90% and global greenhouse gas emissions by 60%.
Disappointing proposal for climate action
An ambitious and clear climate regulation for shipping could not be agreed at the recent meetings of the IMO’s working group.
Working with the ocean
Plastic is suffocating our oceans. Christine Spiten, Nor-Shipping’s latest #ACTION hero, provides a breath of fresh air, explaining how she left Blueye for the WWF and a mission to stop the problem at its source.
Concern over EU's emission trading system
BIMCO is concerned that the inclusion of shipping in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) will inhibit global action on reducing CO2 emissions.
Life below water matters
IEC Telecom Supports World Maritime Day 2020 Initiative with Solutions to Address Overfishing.
Low carbon prospective for offshore vessel sector
Fast growing offshore windfarms expect low carbon service operations by support vessels, but supplying and handling biofuels is a challenge and the development of ammonia and hydrogen powered vessels still has a long way to go.
Swedish tanker first to LNG bunkering in the U.S
Swedish tanker FURE VEN becomes the first foreign flagged vessel to bunker LNG in the United States, at Eagle LNG’s Talleyrand Bunker Station in Jacksonville
Joint R&D for next-generation fuel
On August 18, NYK, IHI Power Systems Co., Ltd., and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) signed a joint research and development agreement to put the world's first ammonia-fueled tugboat into practical use.
LNG is the only viable fuel to reduce shipping’s GHG footprint
Peter Keller, Chairman of SEA-LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition advocating for LNG as a marine fuel throughout the entire value chain, has published a new report which offers an in-depth insight into LNG as a marine fuel.
Thousands of wind industry jobs in Denmark
New report concludes that there will be thousands of jobs in the offshore wind industry for many years to come.
Switch to low-sulphur fuel has not been without problems
The maritime industry’s transition to the sulphur regulation from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) which came into force on 1 January 2020 has not been without problems.
Taking the temperature of 2020 fuel switch
After over half a year of low-sulphur fuel operations for international shipping, Chevron Marine Lubricants has distilled its experiences of working with new fuels and lubricants into a new whitepaper published today.
Ship recycling in Bangladesh reaches new level
The third phase of an IMO-implemented project to enhance safe and environmentally sound ship recycling in Bangladesh has been given the go-ahead.
Port of Seattle doubles down on maritime blue
Additional funds will provide two more years of maritime innovation for the region.
Ammonia in Marine Transportation
On August 6, NYK Line, Japan Marine United Corporation, and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) signed a joint R&D agreement for the commercialization of an ammonia-fueled ammonia gas carrier (AFAGC).
Greener means of transport by Holland Shipyards Group
Holland Shipyards Group handed over a new build hybrid ferry, named Gaarden, to Schlepp- und Fährgesellschaft Kiel (SFK) in Germany. The vessel will operate as a cycle- and footferry within the waters of the Kieler Fjord.
Twin focus on sustainability and innovation
Two organisations with a focus on sustainability and innovation are progressing their shared aims with the production of two next generation tugs.
Ports can be the front runners of the energy transition
Ports can play a pivotal role in the world’s decarbonization challenge and provide a blueprint for industries and governments to cut pollution and transition to a cleaner energy future.
New research center will lead the way for decarbonizing shipping
The shipping industry has made a strong commitment to reduce its global carbon emissions towards 2050. A group of leading industry players are taking the next step to develop new fuel types and technologies.
Sailing back to Shipping - a webinar invitation
A case study example in how wind power can play a crucial role in meeting 2030 and 2050 decarbonisation goals. Date: Wednesday 24th June 2020 Time: 8am ET / 1pm BST / 2pm CET
'micro-bubble carpet' developed by UK tech exporter
Silverstream Technologies secures £1m deal to fit pioneering and energy-efficient system to US cruise liner. The technology coats the bottom of a ship with air-bubbles, increasing its efficiency and cutting carbon emissions.
First global standard for ship hull cleaning essential for marine ecosystems
Currently, there is no common global standard for cleaning ships’ hulls to avoid transferring invasive aquatic species, nor for the potentially damaging debris washed off in the process.
Leading Danish companies join forces on an ambitious sustainable fuel project
Copenhagen Airports, A.P. Moller - Maersk, DSV Panalpina, DFDS, SAS and Ørsted have formed the first partnership of its kind to develop an industrial-scale production facility to produce sustainable fuels.
We can solve Europe's wind energy puzzle
The EU is falling behind on its targets for wind power. These two projects in western Norway could help.
A comparison of Ballast Water Management Technologies
This white paper provides an overview of the two most prominent ballast water management (BWMS) technologies installed on today’s vessels - ultraviolet (UV)-based systems and electrochlorination (EC) systems.
The terms of the circular economy
Circular economy refers to keeping resources in a circular loop and reutilizing resources as long as possible, either in one or more life cycles.
World’s first hybrid powered self-discharging bulk carriers
The technology group Wärtsilä has been selected to provide the complete system design and full equipment scope for two new 9300 DWT self-discharging bulk carriers featuring hybrid propulsion.
Technical information on ammonia as an alternative marine fuel
Korean Register (KR) has published important technical information on the use of ammonia as an alternative marine fuel, comparing it to other different types of carbon-neutral alternative fuels.
Shocking analysis exposes underestimated methane emissions from LNG ships
Liquefied Natural Gas as marine fuel revealed to be worse than business as usual for the climate.
Industry leaders join forces on ammonia-fuelled tanker project
MISC, Samsung Heavy Industries, Lloyd’s Register and MAN Energy Solutions to work collaboratively on addressing shipping’s decarbonisation challenge.
IMO 2020 - cleaner shipping for cleaner air
A global regulation that will substantially reduce harmful sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions from ships comes into effect from 1 January 2020, bringing significant benefits for both human health and the environment.
Scrubber-fitted vessels the early winners as 2020 transition gets underway
A volatile first half could see big moves in hi-lo price differential but trend of falling HSFO prices gives the advantage to users of abatement systems.
Bunker fuel tracking startup celebrates prestigious maritime award
Following its successful launch and trial earlier this year, UK startup wins at the Lloyd’s List Europe Awards.
LNG proves compelling for VLCC´s
New independent study confirms LNG delivers strong return on investment for VLCCs on the Arabian Gulf to China trade route.
Iceland’s new scrubber rule: Welcome, but doesn’t address spill risks or black carbon
The Iceland Nature and Conservation Association and the Clean Arctic Alliance today welcomed the new regulation issued by Iceland’s Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources, Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson
Environmental impact of exhaust gas cleaning systems
A number of sensationalist and poorly researched mass media articles with grave factual errors have recently aimed at creating alarm about the use of exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS), claiming that they dangerously pollute sea water.
Opex-neutral ballast water treatment system wins IMO Type Approval
Unique pasteurisation treatment system sails through new tougher type approval process to give shipowners better peace of mind.
From oil spill response to clearing plastic from our oceans
On Friday 8 November 2019, “Clean Oceans” was awarded status as an Arena cluster in the “Norwegian Innovation Clusters” programme.
Maersk to pilot a battery system to improve power production
A containerized 600 kWh marine battery system will be installed in a trial on board the Maersk Cape Town in December 2019 to improve vessel performance and reliability while reducing CO2 emissions.
Ballast water amendments in California
The State of California has adopted Assembly Bill (A.B.) 912 amending the state’s Marine Invasive Species Act.
"New normal" in environmental compliance
Lubricants producer highlights persistent change on the horizon, adding that current compliance preparations are the start of wider industry journey.
Enhanced efficiency & sustainability for offshore vessel
Wärtsilä has been selected to engineer, supply, and commission a hybrid propulsion system for an offshore sector vessel. Norway-based Eidesvik AS has contracted Wärtsilä to carry out the upgrade project on its ‘Viking Neptun’ construction vessel.
North Sea wind energy potential to be strengthened in future
The Danish sector of the North Sea should house many more wind farms in the future, according to energy policy spokespersons from the Liberal Party, the Social Democrats and the Socialist People’s Party (SPP).
BWM convention to reach second phase
The Ballast Water Management Convention is coming into full effect from this September so all ships must be fitted with D-2-compliant ballast water treatment system by the next IOPP renewal survey no later than 8 September 2024.
Methanol Institute welcomes new additions to dual-fuel shipping fleet
Total of four product tankers to be launched this year will be IMO2020 and IMO NOx Tier III compliant.
Wind farm being considered at Snorre and Gullfaks
Equinor and partners at Gullfaks and Snorre have decided to explore the possibilities of supplying the Gullfaks and Snorre fields with power from floating offshore wind.
Digital solution helps to  reduce fuel costs and environmental footprint
ABB secured its first contract for ABB Ability™ Tekomar XPERT for fleet of 55 vessels with Hamburg based ship manager CPO Containerschiffreederei (CCPO)
Jan De Nul “cleans-up” with GreenSteam machine learning technology
GreenSteam (“GS”) announces that Jan De Nul, a sector-leading provider of complex offshore services and dredging works, has chosen to deploy GreenSteam on its fleet of dredgers.
Second offshore wind farm under construction in US
Dominion Energy is formally beginning construction on the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project, which will bring an important new source of renewable energy to Virginia customers.
Electric Propulsion at Seawork
ARS Anglian Diesels Limited will be showcasing their range of Electric Propulsion Packages covering a power range of 1 KW to 30 KW as this year’s Seawork.
K Line installs Seawing - and automated kite system
K Line has decided to install the automated kite system “Seawing” developed by AIRSEAS which was spin off from AIRBUS SE, the major aircraft manufacturer, to a large bulk carrier owned by the company.
Looking for future operator of the Netherlands’ largest floating solar farm
The Central Government Real Estate Agency (RVB), Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) and the Port of Rotterdam Authority plan to realise a new floating solar farm in Rotterdam’s western port area.
Unit can convert High Sulphur Heavy Fuel Oil into 2020 compliant marine fuel
Lloyd’s Register provides independent measurement on the outcome of Genoil’s GHU demonstration.
World's largest maritime biofuel pilot
A group of Dutch multinationals - FrieslandCampina, Heineken, Philips, DSM, Shell and Unilever will join forces with A.P. Moller - Maersk.
LNG Does offer a pathway to IMO 2050
SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, believes LNG is a viable pathway to meet IMO´s 2050 greenhouse gas (GHG) targets.
'Hot' wind market needs European offshore competencies
The trend in offshore wind in the USA is now so strong that the local value chain is having trouble keeping pace.
IMO Member States must stay focused on Arctic Heavy Fuel Oil Ban
As a meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 6) opens today in London, the Clean Arctic Alliance called on Member States.
Navigating through the complexities of scrubbers
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) takes the lead in advising owners on the complex maze of information and arguments currently gripping the industry.
Emissions to air regulations for ships operating in Chinese coastal waters
Introduction of a 0.5% sulphur limit for ships entering China’s coastal waters, and updated NOx regulations for imported ships engaged in domestic trade.
Shipping's clean technology in mainstream media
On Saturday 15 December, the BBC released a short video profiling some of the ways that shipping is working to reduce its fuel and emissions consumption.
Ban on open loop scrubbers in Singapore - statement from EGCSA
The IMO legislated to introduce a 0.5 % sulphur cap for all shipping vessels from 2020 with the aim of protecting human health and the marine environment from noxious sulphur dioxide emissions.
New international initiative on biofouling
A new international effort to combat the negative environmental impacts of the transfer of aquatic species through ships has been launched this week.
Clear Seas publishes site on air emissions
Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping has published a new online summary of Air Pollution & Marine Shipping with the purpose of sharing objective information.
Gertsen Global appointed global distributor of an innovative disinfectant concept
Gertsen Global, a young brand under the umbrella of Danish based company Hans Buch now introduces a multi-purpose biocidal disinfectant from UK based Steri-7.
MethaShip Project: Renewable Methanol is ‘fuel with a future’
Cross-industry research finds key advantages for use of methanol in medium speed marine engines for passenger shipping.
“Walking the Walk” on enforcement and compliance of BWTS
Ballast Water Management & Technology North America conference – Recap of presentation “Walking the Walk” on enforcement and compliance.
Greenland Government Agrees to Back Arctic HFO Ban
Greenland Government Agrees to Back Arctic HFO Ban: Clean Arctic Alliance Response
Clean Arctic Alliance Asks Cosco to Speak Up On Arctic Fuel Choice
Chinese cargo vessel Tian'en has departed Arctic waters for the French port of Rouen, having travelled via the Arctic’s Northern Sea Route or “Polar Silk Road”.
Two Wind-Power Rotor Sails Installed on Maersk LR2 Tanker
On Thursday, wind propulsion firm Norsepower announced that it has completed the installation of two of its Rotor Sails aboard the LR2 tanker Maersk Pelican.
Free download: The Future of Sustainable Business
For more than 25 years, BSR has been considering the systemic changes that are shaping the world. This paper offers our thinking on where to go next.
Industry frontrunners to collaborate in making ‘green’ propulsion a reality
Three of the marine sector’s major technology companies, WinGD, Wärtsilä and GTT, have agreed to collaborate in making the use of LNG (liquified natural gas) fuel a truly viable option for ship owners and operators.
Maersk and Vopak to launch 0,5% sulphur fuel bunkering facility in Rotterdam
A.P. Moller - Maersk and Royal Vopak, an independent tank storage operator active in the heart of Rotterdam’s bunker environment, have agreed to this first joint initiative which will cater for circa 20% of Maersk global demand.
Clean Arctic Alliance challenges Maersk on Arctic Shipping Fuel
Responding to news that the world’s largest container ship operator, Maersk, plans to run a trial crossing of the Arctic’s Northern Sea Route.
Good prospects for more Danish offshore wind power
The Government will establish the biggest 800 MW wind power park in Denmark's history in the period up to 2024. "All well and good, but more is required up to 2030," is the response from the Port of Esbjerg.
The World’s Dirtiest Fuel will be Banned from Arctic Shipping.
The Clean Arctic Alliance has good news to share regarding real progress towards a ban on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil (HFO) as marine fuel in Arctic waters.
The M/S Viking Grace sets sail on her first voyage as the only passenger ship in the world equipped with a Rotor Sail to harness wind power for propulsion.
UK Chamber demands 'ambitious' agreement to decarbonise shipping
An ‘ambitious’ global agreement is needed to reduce carbon emissions from shipping, the UK Chamber says, but warns compromise and innovation will be necessary.
“Innovative efficiency solutions rolled out with innovative finance means 70% decarbonisation is possible by 2050 or sooner.” – Norsepower CEO Tuomas Riski
Ports of Bremen and Bremerhaven Sign Up to Ban Heavy Fuel Oil from Arctic
The German ports Bremen and Bremerhaven have joined an ambitious campaign to ban heavy fuel oil (HFO) from Arctic shipping - along with more than 80 companies, organisations, politicians, NGOs and explorers.
Clean Arctic Alliance Comment on High Sulfur Fuel Ban Agreement
Responding to the agreement of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to move towards a ban on the carriage of shipping fuel with sulphur content above 0.5%, Dr Sian Prior, lead advisor to the Clean Arctic Alliance, said:
NYK Subsidiary to Install Wind Turbines at Logistics Terminal in Belgium
A wholly owned NYK subsidiary company, International Car Operators N.V. (ICO), will install up to 11 wind turbines on the grounds of a finished-car logistics terminal that ICO owns and operates in Zeebrugge, Belgium.
REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker and GoodFuels Marine enter into partnership for sustainable inland shipping
Advanced Biofuels more widely available for European inland shipping
Clean Arctic Alliance response to new record volume of goods shipped on the Northern Sea Route
Responding to the latest figures from the Russian Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport regarding a record volume of 9,737 million tons of goods shipped on the Northern Sea Route during 2017
Leading environmental organizations and the global shipping industry have joined in calling for an explicit prohibition on the carriage of non-compliant marine fuels when the global 0.5% sulphur cap takes effect in 2020.
Clean Arctic Alliance Response to EU Parliament Ocean Governance Vote
The Clean Arctic Alliance welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament Resolution on international ocean governance, and in particular its commitment towards ending the use of heavy fuel oil and its carriage in fuel tanks in Arctic shipping.
SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, today announced the addition of the first financial institution to the coalition.
Call for High School & Undergraduate Project Papers in the Marine Sciences
The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) and the American Salvage Association’s (ASA) Education Committee are joining forces once again to launch their annual Marine Sciences: Call for Papers Competition.
A new hope of environmentally friendly world-wide shipping
Right now the environment is the biggest loser, when our goods travel halfway around the world. CO2, methane and other emissions are among the worst offenders.
Ballast Water Treatment service available in eight Northern European Ports
Ship owners are now able to treat their unmanaged ballast water or load cleaned ballast water in eight different Northern European ports using Damen’s unique IMO certified InvaSave ballast water management system.
Research partnership aims to enable Zero Emission Ships
By combining existing technologies in a new way, we can build ferries that represent a quantum leap for the environment. That is the idea behind a new R&D project involving four major players in the maritime sector.
DNV GL line optimization brings ten per cent fuel savings
DNV GL line optimization brings ten per cent fuel savings for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ new expedition cruise vessels.
Damen Shipyards Group selects Trojan Marinex
News › Damen Shipyards Group selects Trojan Marinex ballast water treatment system for Antarctic Research Vessel
Our Ocean: Arctic Commitment Seeks Partners on Heavy Fuel Oil Ban
The Our Ocean conference in Malta was the venue for the launch of an an international initiative to end use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by Arctic shipping.
Unifeeder offer multimodal shipment by the world’s first LNG container vessel.
One step closer to synthetic fuel made from seawater
Naval Research Laboratory's (NRL) Materials Science & Technology Division and Chemistry Division have received a U.S. patent for an Electrolytic-Cation Exchange Module (E-CEM), a key step in synthetic fuel production from seawater.
10 aliens that will make you want ballast water management systems on your ship
Here, we collated the 10 most infamous cases of alien invasions which plagued the seas and affected economies and even human life!
A new guide to the Ballast Water Convention
Danish Shipping launches a new guide regarding the implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention, which will enter into force on 8 September 2017. The Little Blue Book on Ballast Water can be downloaded here.
New era in air-quality monitoring a step away
Sentinel-5P is the first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere. It follows five other Sentinel satellites already in orbit and delivering a wealth of information about our planet.
Hurdles in Establishing Practical & Reliable Wave Energy
Wave power looks like a no-brainer at first glance. After all, oceans cover more than 70 percent of our planet’s surface, and waves lap up on the shores of all seven continents.
Aquarius MRE Project and Shipowner Prepare for Sea Trials
World first deployment of patented rigid sail and solar power system to commence during 2018
New Bureau Veritas rules support hybrid power and energy storage systems
With a growing number of hybrid vessels entering service, Bureau Veritas has consolidated its experience in the field with a new series of notations and rules addressing the requirements of energy storage systems (ESS)
DFDS Logistics Division has started using biofuel for our own trucks in Gothenburg. ​
Removing Marine and Aquatic Debris for Good
Marine and aquatic debris is one of the most widespread solvable pollution problems, plaguing oceans, rivers and lakes around the globe. DESMI is applying its expert knowledge and lengthy track record in oil spill recovery to tackle the issue.
Norway is first to ratify 2010 compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes
Norway has become the first country to become a Contracting State to a key compensation treaty covering the transport of hazardous and noxious substances (HNS) by ship.
Two NYK Vessels Receive Panama Canal's Green Connection Award
Garnet Leader, a pure car, and truck carrier (PCTC), and NYK Remus, a containership — have been awarded the Panama Canal Authority’s Green Connection Award
Caspian Sea States cooperate on pollution response
IMO has joined countries and stakeholders concerned with protecting the Caspian Sea from oil pollution at a regional meeting in Bandar-e Anzali, Islamic Republic of Iran (16-20 April)
The #CarbonLaw - A roadmap for rapid decarbonisation
Curbing emissions with a new "carbon law" New carbon roadmap offers pathway to halve emissions every decade, say researchers.
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