DNV GL: Fuel choice the big decision in shipping decarbonization; Jet and automotive fuels now being used to blend marine fuels

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DNV GL: Fuel choice the big decision in shipping decarbonization

The just-released fourth edition of DNV GL’s Maritime Forecast to 2050 identifies fuel choice as the essential decision facing shipping as it charts a path to decarbonization. And while there are many candidate carbon-neutral fuels, a surprising result of DNV GL’s modeling is a relatively low uptake of hydrogen as a ship’s fuel. Full Article




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Jet and automotive fuels now being used to blend marine fuels

The UK P&I Club warns that that jet and automotive fuels are now being utilized for blending marine fuels and that a significant uptick in low flash-point irregularities resulting in “off-spec” fuel is being observed in VLSFO and MGO in Singapore and in a few cases the Middle East. Full Article

MOL pays $253,300 to settle California at-berth emissions violations

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has paid $253,300 in penalties to the California Air Resources Board for violating the Ocean-Going Vessel At-Berth Regulation. The rule requires container, passenger and refrigerated cargo ships to reduce emissions while docked at California’s busiest ports. Full Article

Shoreside power banks for electric vessels could use recycled batteries

Sweden’s Stena Group, is taking the next step in shipping electrification: the development of a new type of shoreside energy storage, similar to very large power banks, which will be essential for the quick charging of electric ferries in the future. Full Article

Australia bans another ship for failing to pay crew

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has banned the Panama-flagged bulk carrier AC Sesoda for deliberately underpaying its crew by more than AUD $118,000 (about US$86100), which the ship’s Taiwan-based operator attempted to conceal from authorities. Full Article

New P&O Ferries double-enders will feature fuel saving ABB solutions

ABB has won a contract from Guangzhou Shipyard International Ltd., China, covering the supply of a full scope of integrated solutions for two super ferries the yard is building for P&O Ferries’ Dover-Calais route. Full Article