Bühler GmbHVigan Engineering S.AThe Mississippi Valley Trade & Transport CouncilTBA - Software Solutions & Services for ports, terminals & warehousesThe Maritime Standards Awards 2018TOC Events
  • MULTIMODAL 2019
  • Telestack
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd
  • Port of Belledune
  • TOC Events
  • Bühler GmbH

Technology for green shipping

Technology for green shipping

(Posted on 26/04/18)

Classification society DNV GL has issued a new white paper which assesses a range of alternative fuels and technologies. The white paper ‘Alternative fuels and technologies for greener shipping’ examines the price, availability, regulatory challenges and environmental benefits of alternative fuels and technologies, including LNG, LPG, hydrogen, fuel cells, and hybrid and battery technologies, and comparing them to the use of conventional fuel with scrubbers and new low sulphur alternatives. Through the new white paper DNV GL intends to offer the shipping industry insights that will help them in their preparations for the upcoming Global Sulphur Cap, which is due to come into effect on 1 January 2020.

“The incoming International Maritime Organization (IMO) sulphur cap on emissions from shipping could have a significant effect on the maritime industry, and it has the potential to be a game changer for alternative fuels,” says Trond Hodne, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing Director at DNV GL – Maritime. “Our new white paper is designed to set out the options for interested stakeholders and to offer a balanced assessment of the potential of these fuels and technologies going forward. We hope that by doing so we can add to the growing body of knowledge and enable investment decisions to be made with greater certainty and confidence.”

The technologies and fuels considered in the white paper are many of the most commonly used in the shipping industry today: LNG, LPG, methanol, biofuel, hydrogen, battery systems, fuel cell systems, and wind-assisted propulsion. The white paper identifies and examines the factors that will affect the uptake and acceptance of alternative fuels and technologies in shipping, including: environmental compatibility, availability, fuel costs and the international rules within the IGF Code. Over the short term, the white paper foresees that the vast majority of conventionally fuelled vessels already in service will either switch to low sulphur conventional fuels, or implement a scrubber system while continuing to use heavy fuel oil (HFO).

For newbuilding vessels, the sulphur cap could be a major driver for alternative fuels, and DNV GL’s Gerd Würsig, Business Director Alternative fuelled ships, at DNV GL – Maritime, believes that LNG is the prime contender among them: “LNG has already overcome the barriers related to international legislation and is available in sufficient quantities today to meet the requirements of the shipping industry for many years. It also fits within the trend of demands to lower emissions of CO2, NOx and particulate matter. At the end of the day however, the best concept for a given application needs to be determined by the shipowner on a case-by-case basis, and at DNV GL we are ready to assist in finding the best solution.”

Latest News

A big step forward

(Posted on 16/03/19)

Leading classification society DNV GL has announced that all DNV GL classed vessels are now able to... Read more


ClassNK appoints new Senior Executive VP

(Posted on 16/03/19)

Mr. Hiroaki Sakashita has been appointed as Senior Executive Vice President as well as Executive Director... Read more


Aco Marine calls for enforcement

(Posted on 16/03/19)

ACO Marine, together with a group of leading wastewater treatment system manufacturers and environmental... Read more


Online course collaboration

(Posted on 16/03/19)

A successful collaboration between KVH Videotel, a world leader in the provision of e-learning for the... Read more


Flowsafe BWMS to save costs for bulkers

(Posted on 11/03/19)

A new Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) developed by Flow Water Technologies Ltd, called FlowSafe... Read more


MacGregor to support Anglo Eastern Univan

(Posted on 11/03/19)

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed an agreement with Ocean Sourcing Pte Ltd to support MacGregor... Read more


KVH Surpasses 9,000 VSAT Systems

(Posted on 11/03/19)

KVH Industries, Inc., a leader in mobile connectivity, announced that it recently shipped its 9,000th... Read more


Inmarsat brings Crew Xpress to market

(Posted on 11/03/19)

Inmarsat, the global leader in mobile satellite communications, is staying ahead of fast-changing dynamics... Read more


WFS increases bunker capacity in Gibraltar

(Posted on 11/03/19)

World Fuel Services (WFS), via its fully owned subsidiary Gib Oil Limited, has extended its capacity... Read more


CSA 2020 launches scrubber counter offensive

(Posted on 26/02/19)

The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 has expressed strong concerns about a proposal submitted by the European... Read more


Sailors SocietyCleveland Cascades LtdTMS Tanker Conference 2018Port of BelledunePort of StocktonTMS Awards 2016 winners
  • TBA - Software Solutions & Services for ports, terminals & warehouses
  • Sailors Society
  • TMS Awards 2016 winners

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping