The report 16/04/2021

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Commentary: Boxing clever?

Liner companies are certainly doing their bit for the LNG-fuelled vessel orderbook but what will their future fuel choices be when other options come to the market? Read Mark William’s perspective – and we are also asking for your feedback on the likely energy outlook for container shipping.

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Energy News: ABS joins fuel cell development group

Classification society ABS has announced that it has joined the SOFC4Maritime Fuel Cell Development project.

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Technology News: Trafigura co-sponsoring MAN ES ammonia engine development

Amid a growing call for more industry cross-collaboration to help shipping meet decarbonisation targets, global commodity trader Trafigura has joined MAN Energy Solutions’ project to develop an ammonia-fuelled two-stroke engine and has pledged ‘to sponsor and invest in other, promising decarbonisation fuels and technologies’.

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Policy News: Carbon emissions in Port of Rotterdam ‘drop swifter than national average’

The Port of Rotterdam has reported that its total carbon emissions over the past five years dropped by 27%, compared to the Netherlands’ 14% national average.

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Knowledge News: New Sphera study confirms LNG cuts well-to-wake GHG emissions by up to 23%

Sphera’s second Lifecycle GHG Emissions Study on the use of LNG as a marine fuel shows that greenhouse gas emission reductions of up to 23% are achievable on a well-to-wake basis – depending on the marine technology used – compared with the emissions of oil-based bunker fuels.

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