Shipping Giants May Miss Climate Targets
A new report says shipping companies failing to push for the critical technologies required to reduce their carbon footprint, such as emission-free ships.CDP, an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, said that the world’s shipping heavyweights are not investing in key technologies to reduce their carbon footprint, with the sector at risk of not meeting the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) targets to…
Decarbonization: 34 Maritime CEOs Call for Action
A who’s who list of maritime industry executives have signed on to voice their support for a zero-carbon future in shipping.The not-for-profit foundation the Global Maritime Forum brought together a group of 34 CEOs and industry leaders from across the global maritime sector to sign a call for action and lead the industry in a transition toward decarbonization.To achieve this, these leaders believe the maritime industry needs to accelerate both technological and business model innovation…
Cheap Oil Slows Move to LNG as Bunker Fuel
Low oil prices are denting the take-up of liquefied natural gas as a cleaner source of energy to power ships, and it will be a few more years yet before the fuel makes serious inroads into the marine bunker market. The global shipping sector is under pressure from governments to reduce harmful emissions from vessels, including sulphur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and carbon dioxide (C02), by using cleaner fuels such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) rather than traditional heavy fuel oil and diesel sources.
Tankship Sold For Conversion to FPSO
Belgian owners, Euronav NV, of the VLCC 'Algarve' announce its delivery to the new owner for conversion. The 298,969 dwt VLCC Algarve, built in 1999, was sold for USD 35,875,000 yielding Euronav a capital gain of USD 7.3 million which will be recorded, whilst the net cash proceeds available to the company after the mandatory repayment of its debt obligation will be USD 17.3 million. The ship will be converted to a FPSO (Floating Storage Production & Offloading) vessel by her new owner and will therefore leave the worldwide VLCC trading fleet.
Maersk Oil Qatar Charter 'FSO Africa'
'FSO Africa', owned by TI Africa, on long-term contract to Maersk Oil Qatar (MOQ) for services on the Al Shaheen Field. The contract has a fixed duration of five years from 1 October 2012 with an option granted to MOQ to extend the contract period for either one or two years. FSO Asia has been operating on the Al Shaheen field for two and a half years and FSO Africa for over two years. The vessels continue to operate at a high level of performance in terms of quality of oil produced and without incurrence of off-hire since their respective in- service dates.