Container Shipping & Trade editor Rebecca Moore looks at the emergence of methanol fuel and the ongoing fight to curb emissions in the container shipping sector in 2022, says an article published on Rivieram.
Retrofit and jumboisation concept
This story shows that, despite the many other fuel alternatives and the growing trend towards methanol, LNG is still very much alive in the container sector, and innovation is accompanying its use on board.
GTT, Alwena Shipping and COSCO Shipping Zhoushan have proposed a solution that combines an LNG retrofit and jumboisation. The companies unveiled the solution at Riviera Maritime Media’s The case for LNG retrofit and jumboisation of container vessels webinar.
The concept is novel and beneficial, in that not only can future regulation be met, with the vessel capable of taking bioLNG and synthetic LNG, but jumboisation will provide an added revenue stream and improve payback in operation. A win-win solution.
Zero emissions by 2040
This is the first interview Container Shipping & Trade has carried out with Cargo Owners for Zero Emission Vessels (coZEV), and the first time it has covered in depth the role of shippers in the zero-emissions drive in the container shipping industry.
This article shows the important role cargo owners will play in helping container ship operators meet zero-emissions targets. Not least because coZEV has an ambitious target: to achieve zero emissions for their maritime freight by 2040.
Use of wing sails
This story highlights a breakthrough in the use of wind-assisted propulsion for container ships: Bureau Veritas has delivered an approval in principle to Zéphyr & Borée for a wind-assisted propulsion system.
This article gives a rounded analysis of the challenges and considerations involved, and we also hear the shipowner’s perspective on wind-assisted propulsion on board with Zéphyr & Borée chief executive and founder Nils Joyeux providing commentary.
Ports: closing the gaps
An interview with International Association of Ports and Harbors managing director Patrick Verhoeven highlights just how crucial a role ports will play in the decarbonisation and digitalisation of the container shipping industry. It also shows how strongly ports are responding to the challenges they face.
COSCO: US$3Bn newbuild deal
This story shows just how far methanol as a fuel has come in the container shipping industry – from its beginnings with Maersk and CMA CGM, there is now a huge order from COSCO to add weight to the uptake of this fuel.
COSCO has ordered a dozen 24,000-TEU green-methanol-ready, dual-fuel box ships, which will be the largest in the world. Other box ship operators are bound to follow in their footsteps.
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