UK-based Artemis Technologies, a spin-off from the Artemis Racing America’s Cup sailing team, has launched to market the world’s first commercially viable 100% electric, high-speed foiling workboat range.
The Port of Helsinki is doing its part in the world´s common efforts to combat climate change. In this work, the main tool is the carbon neutrality program adopted in 2019. The Board of Directors approved a more adjusted schedule for the program, in which five own and ship emissions targets were advanced for 2030.
Singapore-based shipping company Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has taken delivery of STL Yangtze, the first of the company’s six new very large ethane carriers (VLECs).
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.
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.
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.