NYK commits to net-zero GHG emissions by 2050

Japanese shipping major Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) has set a long-term target to achieve net-zero emissions of greenhouse gas (GHG) by 2050 for the group’s oceangoing businesses. The company has been making efforts to reduce GHG emissions from ships, … Read More

Industry groups warn of “serious shortage” of seafarers by 2026

The growing demand for standards of training, certification, and watchkeeping (STCW) certified officers could mean further 89,510 officers required by 2026 to operate the world merchant fleet, a new report showed. The new Seafarer Workforce Report launched by the International … Read More

MSC Cruises bullish on cutting CO2 emissions by 40 pct

MSC Cruises will “remain on track to meet, or likely exceed, the target for 40% improvement in emissions intensity by 2030 compared to 2008,” the company’s new sustainability report showed. On 22 July 2021, the cruise line published its Sustainability … Read More

Ever Given to drop Hamburg port call due to “safety concerns”

The containership Ever Given, which left Egyptian waters on 13 July, will not make its usual Hamburg port call “because of concerns surrounding navigation safety,” ship’s operator Evergreen revealed in a statement. As informed, the cargo planned to be discharged in … Read More

Shell and Iberdrola bid for large-scale floating wind farms offshore Scotland

Shell and Scottish Power Renewables, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Iberdrola, have joined forces to bid to develop the world’s first large-scale floating offshore wind farms in the north-east of Scotland. The partnership has submitted multiple proposals for new large-scale floating … Read More

Penfield Marine boasts first carbon-neutral voyage

Connecticut-based tanker manager and pools operator Penfield Marine has partnered up with financial group Macquarie to carry out Penfield’s first carbon-neutral voyage. The carbon-neutral voyage was performed by the M/T Seaways Hatteras, a vessel owned by International Seaways through carbon … Read More

French start-up poised to catch the wave to real sea trials

With the support of several European Union-funded research projects, the French wave energy start-up Seaturns has made significant advancements in the development of its wave energy technology, brining it only one step short of demonstration in real sea environment. Premium … Read More

World’s largest dual-fuel LPG carrier delivered to Exmar

Belgium-based shipping group Exmar has taken delivery of an 88,000 cbm LPG carrier Flanders Innovation from Chinese Jiangnan Shipyard. According to Exmar, the newbuild is the first-ordered and largest dual-fuel LPG carrier in the world. With a deadweight tonnage of … Read More

Ever Given owners put new compensation offer on the table

The owners of the Ever Given containership, which has been detained in Egypt since April, have submitted a new compensation proposal to the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) to settle damages caused by the ship’s infamous March grounding. The 20,000 TEU, … Read More

Intertek and NIRAS join North Sea Energy Island roster

Energinet has selected Intertek to undertake constraints analysis, consenting advice, and cable route and landfall assessments for the North Sea Energy Island offshore Denmark. Source: Denmark’s Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities The project will include 3 GW of offshore … Read More