Advancements In Alternative Maritime Fuels

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Amidst growing concerns over maritime emissions and their environmental impact, the global shipping industry is witnessing a notable shift towards alternative fuels. This week, key developments have underscored the urgency and commitment of governments and industry stakeholders worldwide to accelerate the adoption of low- and zero-emission technologies. From advocacy efforts pushing for regulatory support to significant advancements in alternative fuel infrastructure and technology, the landscape of maritime transportation is evolving rapidly towards a more sustainable future.

UK Government Advocacy

Maritime UK urges the UK government to allocate more funds for low- and zero-emission marine technologies, proposing measures like tonnage tax reforms and green tax credits.

US Commitment and Advocacy

The US government announces its first-ever national goal for zero emissions in the freight sector, with calls from organizations for an Executive Order mandating emission reductions and phasing out scrubbers in favour of low-sulfur fuels or zero-emission technologies.

Advancements in Alternative Fuel Adoption

DNV reports a surge in orders for methanol- and ammonia-capable vessels, with increased interest in ammonia bunkering and the approval of innovative ammonia cracking technology by Lloyd’s Register, indicating a growing momentum towards alternative fuel adoption in the maritime industry.

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