DB Cargo is teaming up with some of Britain’s biggest businesses to lobby the UK government to set a legally-binding target for a future modal shift from road to rail transportation.
Environment & sustainability
Pacific Basin Shipping Ltd has signed a memorandum of understanding with Nihon Shipyard Co. Ltd and Mitsui & Co. Ltd to cooperate in the investigation and development of zero-emission vessels.
The Panama Canal has received the ‘Las 50 Primeras’ seal by the Ministry of the Environment, in recognition of the leadership shown by the organisation in defining the voluntary commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050.
Leading Classification Society ClassNK has issued an approval in principle (AiP) for the design of an ammonia-ready LNG-fuelled Panamax bulk carrier developed by Planning and Design Center for Greener Ships.
Lloyd’s Register has awarded approval in principle to Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) for the first Chinese Newcastlemax bulk carrier concept to be powered by ammonia, a promising zero-carbon-emitting fuel.
A consortium, led by the Global Maritime Forum and consisting of BHP, Rio Tinto, Oldendorff Carriers and Star Bulk Carriers Corp., have signed a letter of intent (LOI) to assess the development of an iron ore ‘green corridor’ between Australia and East Asia.
RightShip has launched its new Maritime Emissions Portal, designed to help ports and terminal operators accelerate ship-based emissions reductions initiatives with more accurate and granular data.
Furrer+Frey GB, Tarmac and GB Railfreight are trialling the UK’s first electrification system for rail freight terminals, supporting the path to net zero rail.
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. has successfully completed marine biofuel trials in cooperation with one of its major charterers, NYK Line, on one of the company’s capesize vessels.
Lloyd’s Register has awarded Approval in Principle to Egil Ulvan Rederi AS for its zero-emission self-discharging hydrogen-fuelled bulk carrier, With Orca.
ClassNK will calculate the carbon dioxide emissions from ships, to be financed under the sustainability-linked loan provided by ORIX Corporation.
Høglund has announced that it has been commissioned to supply advanced hybrid and automation systems to six hybrid bulk vessels.