The report 24/09/2021

Commentary: Bulk buying

Mark Williams discusses the apparent reticence of bulk carrier owners to commit to fleet renewal – and invites subscribers to take part in a survey looking at how the bulk carrier trade might respond to the imperative of shipping’s decarbonisation.

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Energy News: Positive funding message on Norwegian ammonia bunkering project

ECONNECT Energy’s Chief Innovation Officer Stian Magnusson sees the Norwegian government’s recent decision to award €8.6 million in funding to Azane Fuel Solutions’ Ammonia Fuel Bunkering Network project as an important signal that the Norwegian government ‘is taking this green transition seriously and incentivising smaller companies to do ground-breaking and disruptive innovation.’

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Technology News: Getting fuel reduction down to a science

Last month Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) Germany announced the formation of a pilot partnership with software start-up Signol that applies behaviour-based data science to reduce the fuel consumption and carbon emissions of its vessels. speaks to the company’s Managing Director, Nick Topham, to find out more.

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Policy News: WHO publishes new Global Air Quality Guidelines

The World Health Organization has published its latest Global Air Quality Guidelines, which cuts its recommended limits for almost all the key air pollutants, including NOx, SOx and particulate matter.

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Knowledge News: Marine Energy Transition Forum – Port of Antwerp – 5/6 October

The Marine Energy Transition Forum 2021, supported by the Port of Antwerp, will step up the pace on the discussions about shipping’s energy transition by focusing on ‘actions’ that established and new industry players are now taking to deliver commercially viable and scalable ‘solutions’ for the sector, with the support of research organisations and port authorities as well as regulators and political institutions.

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