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2017 Jul 07

Stena and Shell combine on low carbon shipping

Tanker heavyweights Stena and Shell are helping lead shipping’s transition to a low carbon future as members of a global industry alliance that also includes a mix of cruise ship owners and operators, classification societies, engine and technology builders and suppliers and big data providers.

The project partners will address common barriers to the uptake and implementation of energy efficiency technologies and operational measures. Priority will be given to energy efficiency technologies and operational best practices, alternative fuels, and digitalisation.

So far 13 companies have signed up to launch the global industry alliance. The initiative was launched alongside the first meeting of the IMO Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG emissions from ships. An ambitious programme of activity was outlined that envisages research and development; showcasing of advances in technology development and positive initiatives by the maritime sector; industry fora to encourage a global industry dialogue; and the implementation of capacity building and information exchange activities.

Last month Stena Bulk announced plans to lead the tanker and wider maritime industry in another important transition: digitalisation.

Source: www.tankershipping.comEdwin Lampert

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