Panama Canal administrator Jorge Quijano announced on Monday that the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) had joined the IMO-supported Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping (GIA).

A consortium of major Dutch maritime companies has joined forces to look into the feasibility of using methanol as a sustainable alternative bunker fuel under the Green Maritime Methanol project.

Rotterdam port will widen its Green Award discount starting 2019 to encourage safe and green shipping in the liquid bulk segment, the Port of Rotterdam Authority announced.

Energy transformation and climate changes are posing serious challenges to international shipping, which, even though shipping is considered an efficient mode of transport, is under pressure to reduce its emissions, speakers said at the International Marine Intelligent Energy Efficiency Technology Summit 2018 held in Shanghai.

Leading ship registry the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry is doing its part to encourage green shipping with the signing of an agreement with voluntary international certification scheme Green Award where the flag will give a 30% discount on the annual marine services fee for Green Award-certified ships.

Innovative new UAE-based maritime company Zaitoun Green Shipping has formed a consortium with world leading companies in smart technology and solutions to collaborate on radically improving performance of container ships and forming a new business model for this market.

A collaboration between three of the marine sector’s major technology companies is set to make the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel a truly viable option for ship owners and operators.

Kongsberg Maritime is expanding its business in Asia and has been moving ahead with the award of contracts worth more than NOK400m ($47.2m) with Nanjing Jinling Shipyard to deliver power and hybrid systems for nine Ro-Ro vessels ordered by italy’s Grimaldi Group. The contracts include an option for three additional vessels which could potentially increase the total value to more than NOK500m.

Hong Kong-based container line Orient Overseas Container LIne (OOCL)won the the 2017 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE) Gold Award in the Transport and Logistics Sector category.

Hong Kong’s iconic Star Ferry will keep giving tourists one of the best views of Victoria Harbour and providing residents reasonably priced cross-harbour transportation with the extension of its franchise rights for another 15 years.

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