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CCS: China to boost electric ship production after delivery of battery-powered cruise ship
16
May 2022

CCS: China to boost electric ship production after delivery of battery-powered cruise ship

China plans to ramp up the building of fully electric battery-powered ships to operate on the country’s extensive inland waterways network following the successful maiden voyage of the Chang Jiang San Xia 1, a battery-powered cruise ship, China Classification Society (CCS) said.

Sunlit Sea launches temporary floating solar plant at the Port of Oslo
05
May 2022

Sunlit Sea launches temporary floating solar plant at the Port of Oslo

Norwegian company Sunlit Sea has deployed a temporary offshore floating solar power plant in Oslo to test the concept for city-integrated floating solar power.

Ships must use fuel five times cleaner in the Mediterranean
03
May 2022

Ships must use fuel five times cleaner in the Mediterranean

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) plans to approve next June a proposal to designate the Mediterranean as a control area for sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions. In this way, the ships that navigate this sea should reduce five times the sulfur pollution from the burning of their fuel. The proposal has the endorsement of all the coastal countries that are members of the Barcelona Convention (agreement aimed at preventing pollution from ships and protecting the marine environment).

The creation of marine protected atmosphere areas already has precedents in the Baltic Sea, the North Sea or in North America. The IMO anticipates that this measure would enter into force in 2025.

THE CONVERSION PROJECTS BOOSTING OFFSHORE ENERGY
22
April 2022

THE CONVERSION PROJECTS BOOSTING OFFSHORE ENERGY

As calls for renewable energy grow, the maritime industry is working to keep up, developing more and larger offshore installations to increase clean power production. These projects are supported by vessels specifically designed to facilitate the installation and maintenance of offshore energy, or the storage and supply of lower-carbon power. To meet demand for offshore construction and operations quickly and sustainably, the maritime industry, with the support of class, is safely converting existing assets into offshore wind vessels and powerships.

Logistics and maritime transport suffer the blow of the War in Ukraine
15
March 2022

Logistics and maritime transport suffer the blow of the War in Ukraine

The conflict in Ukraine is generating a great impact on the European and world economy. The maritime transport sector is directly suffering the consequences of the war and its repercussions are felt in the pockets.

World´s first zero-emission electric tanker launches in Japan
27
December 2021

World´s first zero-emission electric tanker launches in Japan

Japaneses Shipping company Ashai Tanker has launched and christened the first of its two new generation fully electric tankers ordered in 2020

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