In focus: Great determination for creating net-zero future

A lot of companies involved in the offshore energy sector have already introduced their plans on how to reach the net-zero emissions status by a certain point in the future. In this week’s In Focus, we are spotlighting the most recent … Read More

United Heavy Lift sets sights on methanol-powered dual-fuel ships

Germany-based multipurpose shipping company United Heavy Lift (UHL) prefers methanol as marine fuel for its future fleet of vessels, Andreas Rolner, Managing Director of the company revealed in the HANSA podcast. Premium content Checking for account. You need javascript to … Read More

Maersk secures green fuel supply for 12 methanol-powered boxships

Danish container shipping and logistics giant Maersk has entered several strategic partnerships to secure green fuel supply for its fleet of twelve new methanol-powered vessels. Photo: Maersk The company intends to source at least 730,000 tonnes/year by end of 2025. … Read More

World’s 1st methanol-powered pilot boat launched

The world’s first methanol propelled pilot boat has been launched by the Fastwater project, a consortium of Europe’s maritime research and technology leaders set to demonstrate the feasibility of retrofit and newbuild vessels to operate on methanol. Launched ahead of … Read More

MAN ES: Methanol to become available for shipowners from 2024

German engine manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions (MAN ES) has revealed its plans to work on upgrading its four-stroke engines to run on green future fuels, including methanol and ammonia. As informed, the company will in due course enable shipowners to … Read More

Scorpio Tankers boosts methanol footprint with new investment

Monaco-based tanker operator Scorpio Tankers has taken a minority interest in a group of nine product tankers, including five dual-fuel Medium Range (MR) methanol tankers. As informed, the MR tankers, built between 2016 and 2021, are designed to use methanol as … Read More

Sumitomo Heavy bags ClassNK AiP for methanol dual-fueled tanker design

Japanese shipbuilder Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering has secured an Approval in Principle (AiP) from ClassNK for the design of a methanol dual-fueled tanker. The classification society confirmed that the design was in compliance with the IMO’s “Interim Guidelines … Read More

Maersk to operate world’s 1st carbon-neutral feeder by 2023

Illustration; Image credit Maersk Container shipping heavyweight Maersk plans to launch the world’s first carbon-neutral liner vessel in 2023, seven years ahead of the initial 2030-ambition, Maersk said. The vessel will be a methanol feeder with a capacity of around 2,000 … Read More

VIDEO: “The luxury of fossil fuels is over”

“We need to find the next solution after fossil fuels, luxury is over. We had a very high energy density in a very compact and rather cheap fuel, but we are running out of it. The marine sector is responsible … Read More