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Curated topical articles on the Blue Economy

TransOceanic Wind Transport harnesses the air for low-carbon shipping

Climate & Capital Media Team Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

A blend of ancient and cutting-edge, TransOceanic Wind Transport uses wind-powered vessels to meet modern shipping needs.

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ECOsubsea scrubs ship slime to save the seas

Climate & Capital Media Team Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

ECOsubsea cleans the "bio-fouling," i.e. accumulated sea slime on hulls, that makes ships less efficient and threatens ocean ecosystems.

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The Ship Sinking Off Sri Lanka Looks Like A Lasting Environmental Disaster

Ari Shapiro, NPR Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports

Its cargo is the concern: The ship was carrying dangerous chemicals, including 25 tons of nitric acid and 350 tons of fuel oil.

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How the shipping sector is decarbonising

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group Shipping & Ports

The World Ocean Summit explored the roadblocks and opportunities—from innovation and technology to financing and collaboration.

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Chemical cargo ship sinks off Sri Lanka, fouling rich fishing waters

Alasdair Pal, Reuters Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports

A cargo ship carrying tonnes of chemicals sank off Sri Lanka’s west coast, its navy said on Wednesday, and tonnes of plastic pellets have fouled the country’s rich fishing waters in one of its worst-ever marine disasters.

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Decarbonizing shipping – why now is the time to act

Henriette Hallberg Thygesen, et al., World Economic Forum Shipping & Ports

The shipping industry must reach zero emissions by 2050, and to get there zero-emission ships must become the dominant and competitive choice by 2030.

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The Ocean Decade: how the next ten years can chart a new course for the blue planet

Jack Marley, The Conversation Shipping & Ports

When birdsong was filling the muted days of the first lockdown, marine scientists were noticing something similar in the world’s oceans.

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Reshaping the two biggest carbon-emitting sectors to meet new US climate targets

Bill Prindle, The Hill Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

On Earth Day, President Biden pledged to cut 50 to 52 percent of U.S. carbon emissions from 2005 levels by 2030. A prerequisite for rejoining the Paris Agreement, this commitment reflects scientific assessments of the reductions needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

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Major Opportunities in Decarbonizing Maritime Transport

Writing Staff, Modern Diplomacy Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

The World Bank today published new research on decarbonizing the maritime transport sector with findings that indicate significant business and development opportunities for countries, including for developing and emerging economies.

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Charting a Course for Decarbonizing Maritime Transport

The World Bank Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

A new series of reports by the World Bank identifies “green fuels” - ammonia and hydrogen - as the most promising zero-carbon bunker fuels within the shipping industry at present.

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Tokyo Port to Waive Entry Fee for Ships Powered by LNG, Hydrogen

Yuka Obayashi, Maritime Logistics Professional Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

Japan’s port of Tokyo will waive an entry fee from next month for ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and hydrogen, as well as LNG bunkering ships, in a bid to promote the use of cleaner marine fuels, authorities said on Friday.

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What’s Good for the Ocean May Also Be Good for Business

Tatiana Schlossberg, New York Times Fisheries & Aquaculture Shipping & Ports

Companies are trying to prove that conservation, sustainable fishing and carbon sequestration are profitable.

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Uniper Scaling Up Green Methanol for European Shipping

The Maritime Executive Shipping & Ports

German energy company Uniper announced that it is launching a program designed to scale up green methanol positioning it as a sustainable and carbon-neutral marine fuel.

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Shipping industry proposes ‘moonshot’ fossil fuel levy

Fiona Harvey, The Guardian Shipping & Ports

Shipping industry representatives, backed by several countries, have submitted a proposal to the UN to charge a climate-related levy on fossil fuels used by international shipping for the first time.

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Hidden pollution from shipping threatens sustainable ocean efforts

University of Portsmouth, Phys Org Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports

Ships are the polluting 'elephants in the room' nobody is talking about despite a global drive to make oceans cleaner, according to new research.

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Maersk has found a way to clean up shipping but there's a catch

Hanna Ziady, CNN Business Shipping & Ports

Maersk says it will launch the world's first carbon neutral cargo ship in 2023, as efforts to clean up one of the planet's worst polluting industries gain momentum.

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Seafood Sector Giants Focus Action on Closing Ports and Supply Chains to Illegal Fishing

Institute of Food Technologies Fisheries & Aquaculture Shipping & Ports

Today, five of the most influential industry and multi-stakeholder platforms in the seafood sector have released a joint statement calling for action to combat the scourge of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

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Leading Marine Environmental Risk Business to Cut 1,000 Tonnes of CO2 Over 5 Years

ECO Magazine Shipping & Ports

Lucion Services, an international leader in environmental risk management services including hazardous material risk management for vessels, offshore platforms and ship recycling facilities through Lucion Marine, has announced the roll-out of fleet technology that will prevent nearly a thousand tonnes of CO2 from entering the earth’s atmosphere over the next five years.

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Can the shipping industry clean up its act? House on Fire podcast

James Bray, World Economic Forum Shipping & Ports

Shipping accounts for 2-3% of man-made greenhouse gas emissions, which puts it about on the same level as an entire country, such as Germany or Japan, as an emitter. The industry’s emissions are projected to rise by up to 250% in the next 30 years if no action is taken.

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Michelin Commits to Shipping Product Transatlantic on Sail Cargo Ship

The Maritime Executive Shipping & Ports

France’s Michelin Group joined a growing number of global brands committing to use a sail-powered carbon-free shipping alternative for its products.

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