Decatrip creates a Green Maritime Corridor

The Decatrip project, undertaken by Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC), Viking Line, Åbo Akademi, and Kempower, has concluded. Its goal was to develop one of the world's first carbon neutral ‘green’ corridors on the maritime route between Turku and Stockholm. RMC's role was to investigate the [Read more...]

2024-06-14T21:59:59+00:00 June 14th, 2024|Environment|

Genoa Blue Agreement extended

A voluntary agreement designed to reduce CO2 emissions from passenger and commercial ships calling at the Port of Genoa, has been renewed. One of the first ports in the Mediterranean to have promoted a pact in full support of accelerating the clean energy transition, since [Read more...]

2024-05-28T20:19:52+00:00 May 28th, 2024|Environment|

HAL’s ‘Rotterdam’ testing biofuels

Earlier this month, Carnival Corp’s Holland America Line (HAL) announced the start of a long-term biofuel test on its flagship, ’Rotterdam’. The trials leverage 100% low carbon intensity biofuel while sailing within the Norwegian World Heritage Fjords. ‘Rotterdam’ bunkered the biofuel before sailing from Rotterdam on 27th April, [Read more...]

2024-05-28T20:11:29+00:00 May 28th, 2024|Environment|

Carnival opts for LR’s environmental data software

At the end of last month, Carnival Corp completed the fleetwide rollout of LR OneOcean’s EnviroManager+ software. The system will deliver efficiencies in passage planning and support voyage compliance excellence with all relevant international, regional, national, and local environmental regulations. The EnviroManager+ system was jointly developed [Read more...]

2024-05-28T20:03:54+00:00 May 28th, 2024|Environment|

Viking Expeditions increases research involvement

This month, Viking has revealed its latest scientific advancement on board the company’s expedition fleet with the addition of real-time environmental DNA (eDNA) sequencing of phytoplankton. With scientific support from UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and J Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), the PCR lab [Read more...]

2024-05-28T19:55:32+00:00 May 28th, 2024|Environment|

Echandia wins record order

Swedish battery systems supplier, Echandia has won an order for the delivery of battery systems for the conversion of two unnamed ropaxes to pure electric propulsion. This is the company's largest order to date, both in terms of value and system size. Delivery is planned [Read more...]

2024-05-28T19:43:43+00:00 May 28th, 2024|Environment|

First ropax receives DNV Silent(E) notation

Technology group Wärtsilä has designed and delivered controllable pitch propellers for Stena’s new ropax, ‘Ala’suinu’, which has successfully completed sea trials. Following the trials, ‘Ala’suinu’ became the first ropax to fulfil the DNV Silent(E) notation, satisfying the criteria in the operating conditions at 11 and [Read more...]

2024-05-28T19:12:29+00:00 May 28th, 2024|Environment|