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Cruise ship ranking

In its updated cruise ship ranking, German environmentalist organisation NABU (Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union) concludes that just one newly built cruise ship, the AIDAnova, renounces the use ...
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Five fully-electric ferries in Copenhagen

The multinational public transport company Arriva Danmark has recently contracted Damen Shipyards Group for five fully-electric ferries, to be operated for the Danish public transport agency MOVIA, in Copenhagen ...
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LNG wrong course

Switching to liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a costly and ineffective way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from shipping, according to a new study commissioned by Transport & Environment. While LNG ...
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Norway heading for zero-emission ships

Norway has set its sights on creating the world’s first zero emissions control area (ZECA). A resolution adopted by the Norwegian Parliament on 3 May seeks to halt emissions from cruise ships and ferries in the Norwegian ...
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Sweden will fine high-sulphur ships

After years of preparatory work, the Swedish government has now finally introduced economic sanctions on ships using illegal high-sulphur fuel. The minimum penalty fee is SEK 5,000 (€482) and the maximum SEK 500,000 (€48,200).
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EU ship sulphur directive scrutinized

Sulphur emissions from ships in northern Europe have come down significantly, resulting in health and environmental improvements in coastal regions and port cities.
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IMO adopts greenhouse gas strategy for shipping

While the EU pushed for emission cuts of 70–100 per cent by 2050, the final global agreement settled for a target of “at least 50 per cent”.
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Stena Line considers using battery power in its fleet

Stena Line has signed a contract with Callenberg Technology Group for batteries with a capacity of 1 MWh to be installed on Stena Jutlandica, which operates between Gothenburg and Frederikshavn.
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IMO agrees global high-sulphur fuel ban

A ban on carrying high-sulphur fuel on board vessels was approved by the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee in April. This means that ships will be barred ...
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Decarbonisation of maritime shipping possible by 2035

A new report published by the OECD says that maximum deployment of currently known technologies could make it possible to achieve almost complete decarbonisation of maritime shipping by 2035. The report includes the following assessment:
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