The report 17/09/2021

Commentary: The podcast – John Phillips, Director, Awyr Las

In this week’s podcast, John Phillips of Awyr Las joins Mark Williams to discuss the challenges around organisational structure, skills and knowledge development during shipping’s energy transition; why Maersk’s methanol solution may not wash for other ship operators; and why innovation in marine fuels continues to generate unexpected opportunities.

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Energy News: North America’s west coast can lead shipping’s transition to zero-carbon fuels, new report finds

A new report published by not-for-profit Ocean Conservancy makes the case for how major ports along the west coast of North America can lead the shipping industry’s transition away from fossil fuels to zero-carbon fuels such as green hydrogen and ammonia.

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Technology News: IMO CCC 7 agrees draft interim guidelines for ships using fuel cells

The International Maritime Organization has informed that draft interim guidelines for ships using fuel cells were agreed at the 7th session of its Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers , which was held on 6-10 September.

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Policy News: UK calls for 2050 zero emissions target for international shipping

Ahead of this year’s London International Shipping Week, the UK Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, called for an absolute zero target for international shipping emissions by 2050.

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Knowledge News: New study highlights potential for green bunker production in Mexico

An abundance of renewable energy potential along with direct access to busy shipping routes makes Mexico well-positioned to build a valuable zero carbon shipping fuels sector, according to a study conducted by Ricardo and Environmental Defense Fund for the P4G Getting to Zero Coalition Partnership.

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