News Round Up: 28 July 2020

News Round Up: 28 July 2020

Sulphur-sniffing drone patrols Danish strait

The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) has confirmed that over the next four months, a new drone that will sniff out sulphur emissions from ships will be tested over the Great Belt strait in Denmark.

New study unveils significant market demand for low carbon shipping fuels

A new study from marine and energy consultancy BLUE Insight has found that more than 40 organisations are vying for a share of the $1.4 trillion low carbon shipping fuels and energy market.

Dutch Shipping Company Develops Clipper Ship

A Dutch shipping company is planning to build a sailing clipper to transport cargo emissions free.

Report: Container Shipping is Making Progress Reducing CO2 Emissions

Carbon dioxide emissions from the global containerized shipping industry declined in 2019 and continued to make steady progress according to a new report from Clean Cargo.

Maersk joins forces with Nike, Mercedes-Benz and Microsoft in new green partnership

In a new green partnership, Maersk joins forces with some of the world’s biggest shippers to propel the green transition. The goal is to make zero emissions possible by 2050.

News Round Up: 20 July 2020

News Round Up: 20 July 2020

Japanese companies start ‘Ship Carbon Recycling WG’

Nine Japanese companies have started the Ship Carbon Recycling Working Group (WG) formed within Japan’s carbon capture and reuse study group, and has held its first meeting.

Hull Vane Sees 24% Fuel Consumption Saving From Small Passenger Vessel Retrofit

The company recently installed a bulbous bow and one of its fuel-saving fixed foils to a ship in Switzerland.

Box Shipping Company Meets 2030 CO2 Target

Efficiency drive by Danaos gives CO2 reduction of 41% in 2019 compared to 2008.

News Round Up: 10 July 2020

News Round Up: 10 July 2020

UN secretary-general calls for shipping bailouts to be tied to the Paris Agreement- Splash247

“Bailout support to sectors such as industry, aviation and shipping should be conditioned on alignment with the goals of the Paris Agreement,” said Guterres.

Damen delivers five zero emissions propulsion ferries for the Danish market- Riviera

Damen Shipyards Group has delivered five 2306 E3 ferries to Arriva Denmark in Copenhagen. Arriva will operate the vessels on behalf of Danish public transport agency Movia.

BP-Sinopec bunker venture to start fuel oil deliveries to Fujairah: source- Hellenic Shipping News

BP and Sinopec had said when the venture was announced in May 2015 that they plan to serve ports in Singapore, Fujairah, Antwerp, Rotterdam and Amsterdam, and China’s Tianjin, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo and Shenzhen.

Petrobras replan refinery sets new VLSFO monthly production record- BunkerSpot

The Replan facility, which is located in the state of São Paulo, produced 148,000 cubic metres (cbm) of VLSFO in June, compared to 123,000 cbm in May.

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FUJAIRAH DATA: Refined product stocks drop most since April to seven-week low – Bunkerworld

“Economies are picking up so the consumption is there,” said Malek Azizeh, commercial director of Fujairah Oil Terminal.

Idemitsu Plant Raises VSLFO Output – Ship and Bunker

Demand for high sulfur fuel oil from Japanese ship operators remains small post IMO2020

South Korea declares local SECAs – Ship Insight and Dry Bulk

The Republic of Korea (South Korea) is the latest country to announce the designation of national sulfur emission control areas, which will enter into force on 1 September 2020.

The national South Korean sulfur restrictions will apply to the following six ports, and a national sulphur emission control area has been defined for each port

RPT-Marine fuel market facing tougher Q3 as supply rises

* VLSFO market weighed down by rising supplies, weak demand

* Global fuel oil supply to increase 620,000 bpd in Q3 -analyst

* Bunker demand to remain depressed in Q3

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Cosco about to complete planned scrubber installations

CHINA’s Cosco Shipping Lines (Cosco) is about to complete scrubber installations, a plan that was announced in 2019.

Three vessels owned by China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) before Cosco acquired the group as part of the government’s move to consolidate state-owned companies, CSCL Mercury, CSCL Jupiter and CSCL Saturn, 14,000 TEU sister container ships, arrived in the Liuheng yard of Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry (Zhoushan), on June 14, 2020.

The ships are the last of 10 vessels that Cosco earmarked in 2019 for scrubber retrofits, which usually take 15 to 30 days, depending on the size of the vessel, reports Container News, Jacksonville.

The scrubbers are provided by Finnish firm Valmet, which has four production units and three service centres in China. Scrubber-fitted ships can continue burning, cheaper, high-sulphur fuel oil and comply with the International Maritime Organization’s emission regulations that became effective this year.

The scrubber system delivery for Cosco Shipping Lines will include a tailor-made open-loop scrubber system for main engine and generator engines including auxiliary systems and automation.

In its 2019 financial report, the shipping line said that as at the end of the year, scrubber installations were completed on seven of the ships. The retrofitting schedules were planned according to the route and refuelling ports of the ships, as Zhoushan is a major bunkering port in China.