Viking Line became the first shipping company in the world to be verified by DNV GL in accordance with its My Care methodology. This verification, which covers all seven Viking Line vessels and operations in six terminals, affirms the company’s capability to manage and prevent infection risks, including Covid-19.
DNV GL: Batteries Gain Momentum in the Maritime Sector
The shipping industry and, in particular, the ferry segment have adopted battery and hybrid technology at a fast pace, with over 360 vessels now in operation or under construction. Narve Mjøs looks at the drivers of this development and future prospects.
Wasaline, operator of the northernmost year-round ferry line in the world, will take delivery of a modern vessel in spring 2021 to replace their aging workhorse on the route. The new eco-friendly ship will help preserve the Kvarken World Heritage Site where it will operate.
A new GHG Pathway Model from the latest Maritime Forecast to 2050 report can help the maritime industry to assess and prepare for the effects of regulatory and technological change in reducing world fleet greenhouse gas emissions.
Maritime Forecast To 2050: Fuel Flexibility Key To Competitiveness In Low-Carbon Shipping Future
DNV GL has published a fuel forecast for the maritime industry. The forecast shows that the uptake of low-carbon and carbon-neutral fuels is essential to meeting IMO GHG goals, with carbon-neutral fuels having to supply 30% to 40% of the global fleet’s total energy by 2050. In the deep-sea sector, ammonia, biodiesel, liquid biogas and electro fuels are promising carbon-neutral options, with battery, hybrid and hydrogen solutions being potential options for the short-sea segment.
Building A Marine Supply Infrastructure As Part Of A Future Hydrogen Society
Hydrogen has become one of the potential fuels for future transport needs.
As the deadline for the 2020 global sulphur cap is getting closer, many uncertainties still remain, making the job of preparing vessels for the fuel switch more challenging. That’s what DNV GL says. It is organising a webinar with the following content:
- The regulatory framework, including an MEPC 74 meeting summary
- The latest update on scrubbers
- A review of the fuel switch options, including their associated risks
- The IMO’s recommended Ship Implementation Plan (SIP)
- An “executive checklist” for 2020 global sulphur cap compliance
DNV GL has issued a new white paper assessing a range of alternative fuels and technologies. Titled “Alternative fuels and technologies for greener shipping”, the paper examines the cost, availability, regulatory challenges and environmental benefits of alternative fuels and technologies.