NEWS ROUND UP – 11 MAY 2020

May 11, 2020 | News Update, Sulphur 2020 | 0 comments

EUROPE: CONSTRUCTION OF WASALINE’S DUAL-FUELLED FERRY ON TRACK
Wasaline says work on the Aurora Botnia at the Rauma shipyard in Finland remains on schedule, in spite of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.bunkerspot.com/europe/50465-europe-construction-of-wasaline-s-dual-fuelled-ferry-on-track

GLOBAL: SWEDISH TRIO HOSTING CLEAN-TECH SEMINAR
Three Swedish clean technology companies, Lean Marine Sweden, I-Tech and PowerCell Sweden, will be hosting a webinar next week that will focus on antifouling coatings, propulsion optimisation, digitalisation, and marine fuel cells.

https://www.bunkerspot.com/global/50464-global-swedish-trio-hosting-clean-tech-seminar

EUROPE: SEA EUROPE PROPOSES TO SET UP EU MARITIME FUND
SEA Europe has announced both its support for the ambitions of the European Commission’s European Green Deal (EUGD) and a proposal to set up a dedicated EU Maritime Fund that will incentivise the development of green technologies and alternative marine fuels.

https://www.bunkerspot.com/europe/50458-europe-sea-europe-proposes-to-set-up-eu-maritime-fund

KNL NETWORKS AND FLICQ COLLABORATE ON PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS FOR VESSEL MACHINERY
KNL Networks and FLICQ have announced a partnership to help maritime customers digitalise their operations to reduce costs, and ensure their fleets are in optimal condition.

https://vpoglobal.com/2020/05/06/knl-networks-and-flicq-collaborate-on-condition-monitoring-and-predictive-maintenance/

A ´TRIANGLE APPROACH´NEEDED TO MEET IMO 2050, SAYS OSKAR LEVANDER
Oskar Levander, SVP business concepts at Kongsberg Maritime says that a “triangle approach” is needed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping. He believes that while we need to minimise energy consumption, this alone will not be enough to meet the IMO’s 2050 GHG emissions reduction target*. A clean energy source and efficient conversion for use onboard a vessel are vital and should be prioritised if international shipping is to play its part in reducing global emissions.

https://vpoglobal.com/2020/05/02/a-triangle-approach-needed-to-meet-imo-2050-says-oskar-levander/

EUROPE: POST-COVID-19 ECONOMIC WOES POSE RISK FOR HYDROGEN SECTOR’S GROWTH
New analysis from Hydrogen Europe suggests that the economic crisis following the current pandemic ‘may even permanently endanger the capacity of the clean hydrogen sector to take-up its role as the missing link in the energy transition’.

https://www.bunkerspot.com/europe/50466-europe-post-covid-19-economic-woes-pose-risk-for-hydrogen-sector-s-growth

GLOBAL: LLOYD’S REGISTER ASSEMBLES GLOBAL TEAM OF REMOTE SURVEY ‘CHAMPIONS’
Teams of subject matter experts are based in key marine and offshore hubs around the world to support the use of remote surveys within the marine and offshore industries.

https://www.bunkerspot.com/global/50463-global-lloyd-s-register-assembles-global-team-of-remote-survey-champions

EUROPE: HURTIGRUTEN MULLS JUNE RESTART FOR OPERATIONS
The Norwegian cruise firm’s operations remain suspended, but it is looking to gradually restart sailings from mid-June, with MS Finnmarken making the first planned departure from Bergen on 16 June.

https://www.bunkerspot.com/europe/50475-europe-hurtigruten-mulls-june-restart-for-operations

GLOBAL: NEW EMSA-COMMISSIONED REPORT LOOKS AT ELECTRIC STORAGE SYSTEMS IN SHIPPING
The European Maritime Safety Agency’s (EMSA) extensive study, undertaken by DNV GL, suggests that vessels will be able to sail longer distances in all-electric mode when battery technologies have matured, but conductivity and lifetime issues need to be solved before the technology can be utilized.

https://www.bunkerspot.com/global/50473-global-new-emsa-commissioned-report-looks-electric-storage-systems-in-shipping

EUROPE: CONSORTIUM SET TO BUILD ‘POWER-TO-METHANOL’ PLANT IN ANTWERP
A seven-strong consortium of industry players is claiming a ‘new milestone’ in the transition to alternative energy sources with a plan to set up a sustainable methanol production plant in the Port of Antwerp.

https://www.bunkerspot.com/europe/50472-europe-consortium-set-to-build-power-to-methanol-plant-in-antwerp

GLOBAL: HESS CHARTERS VLCCS FOR SHALE OIL STORAGE
The energy giant has chartered three very large crude carriers (VLCCs) to store 2 million barrels each of May, June and July Bakken crude oil production – the oil is expected to be sold in Q4, ‘to maximise the value of our production,’ says the company.

https://www.bunkerspot.com/global/50471-global-hess-charters-vlccs-for-shale-oil-storage