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Electric ferries between Sweden and Denmark

In November, Swedish ferry operator HH Ferries Group officially inaugurated the Tycho Brahe and the Aurora (built in 1991 and 1992 respectively) as the world’s largest battery-powered passenger ferries ...
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Benefits of a Mediterranean emission control area

At an IMO meeting in London in October, France presented its impact assessment of a possible emission control area (ECA) in the Mediterranean Sea.
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Decarbonising European shipping

Powering ships with batteries, hydrogen or ammonia will decarbonise the European fleet and require only half the amount of renewable electricity that less efficient solutions like synthetic methane or synthetic diesel will need ...
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What goes up must come down

Over the last decade the downward trend in emissions has flattened out – some countries are even reporting increasing emissions of ammonia and particulate matter.
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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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