Ammonia can be used as an alternative marine fuel to reduce harmful emissions from ships, according to a new research published by Netherlands-based ship design and engineering firm C-Job Naval Architects.

A fully-electric ferry Ellen E-ferry is set to enter passenger operations in Danish waters at the beginning of July, following a baptising ceremony on 1 June.

Dubai-headquartered HullWiper has announced it is opening its first operations base in the Americas, in partnership with subsea services in Panama, Talleres Industriales, to offer its hull cleaning solution to the vessels transiting the Panama Canal.

Oldendorff Carriers is making the switch to LED lights on board all the vessels on its fleet, which are up to 80% more efficient.

The Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) launched the Caribbean Marine Environment Protection Agency (CARIBMEPA) during its Executives’ Conference held in Kingston, Jamaica.

The Green Maritime Methanol project, formed by a consortium of major Dutch maritime companies, has selected nine ships for research on the use of methanol as marine fuel.

Michael Grey worries that the protests around the IMO’s MEPC 74 meeting could deflect from necessary action for the longer term to tackle environmental issues.

In this Sea Asia report – the final of a three-part series – we look at how global developments are impacting the maritime industry and what the industry needs to do to be able to move comfortably through these changes.

Esben Poulsson has arguably become one of the best known faces in shipping. The Dane, who has spent much of his career in Asia, is today both president of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) and chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and is highly active representing the industry both in the Lion City and globally with ICS.

The environment, regulation and technology, and the links between all three, topped discussions at Sea Asia 2019 this week in Singapore.

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