Today’s Solutions: May 30, 2024

Shipping container lifted by crane at port

This startup proves that electric cargo ships actually make sense

Designing solutions targeting the shipping industry’s humongous carbon footprint is key to ensuring a sustainable future for sea transport. While we’ve seen such solutions in ships that replaced fossil fuels with hydrogen, most experts argue that it’s not feasible to design electric cargo Read More...

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Michelin develops inflatable sails to cut the carbon footprint of shipping

While the Michelin Group is commonly known for its travel guides and tires, as well as awarding restaurants for their cooking, the company now wants to help the shipping industry slash its humongous carbon footprint. How? By designing Wing Sail Mobility (WISAMO) — an inflatable sail system that Read More...

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World’s first hydrogen-powered cargo vessel to set sail in Paris this year

In a world's first, a commercial hydrogen-powered cargo vessel will make its maiden voyage later this year. Developed by French shipowner Compagnie Fluvial Transport (CFT), the vessel will be the world’s first cargo ship to run on hydrogen and is set to be deployed on the river Seine in Read More...

Maersk’s first carbon-neutra

Maersk’s first carbon-neutral ship to set sail 7 years ahead of schedule

Shipping accounts for around 2 percent of the planet’s energy-related carbon footprint. To shrink those emissions down to zero and in line with the Paris Agreement, the shipping industry needs to urgently find alternative, more efficient fuels to power its oceangoing vessels. Well aware of the Read More...

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This zero-emission hydrogen ferry will help clean up the marine industry

Maritime transport is responsible for about 2.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, emitting around 940 million tons of CO2 annually. As the industry seeks to transition to zero-carbon fuels, hydrogen is emerging as a promising candidate. One of the most interesting recent developments Read More...

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Innovative cargo ship uses wind power to cut emissions by 90%

With shipping responsible for around 2.2 percent of all emissions, there is a great need for more sustainable ships. The good news is that Swedish ship manufacturer Wallenius Marine has unveiled the OceanBird — a state-of-the-art vessel design that will be able to ship large, heavy cargos over Read More...

Shipping industry to use ferti

Shipping industry to use fertilizer in attempt to run vessels in a greener way

The shipping industry bears an egregious carbon footprint, amounting to nearly 2 percent of total global emissions, about the same as the entire German economy. In its efforts to clean up its act, the industry is preparing to move away from fossil fuels and is exploring using ammonia - the key Read More...

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The case for putting speed limits on cargo ships

Should cargo ships start going slower on their journeys across the ocean? This is the question being discussed this week at the UN where officials will hear proposals to cut shipping industry emissions by introducing speed limits. Container ships and other ocean liners in the industry deal with a Read More...

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Scientists use mango tree leaves to prevent ships from rusting

Because seawater contains a significant concentration of dissolved salts and is thus very corrosive to steel, the shipping industry faces a considerable amount of damaging costs due to corrosion. Globally, the corrosion of ships and its prevention costs the industry an estimated $2.5 trillion. Read More...

The in’s and out’s of Maer

The in’s and out’s of Maersk’s mission to stop emitting carbon by 2050

Maersk — the world's largest container shipping company — has an astonishing goal. By 2050, the company vows to send goods around the world with zero carbon emissions. The environmental logic behind such a promise is straightforward: Shipping contributes substantially to global climate Read More...