• 2021 May 4 11:56

    Government and business heads determine future of hydrogen at Ocean Now

    Although the potential for hydrogen as a transformational green maritime fuel is clear, the roadmap towards adoption and broad industry utilisation is far from it. On 2 June, Nor-Shipping aims to provide a greater degree of clarity with a new hybrid global conference, Nor-Shipping Hydrogen Blue Talks – Fuelling the Future, taking place as part of its two-day Ocean Now initiative. Today sees the announcement of its latest participants, with the news that Tina Bru, Norway’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Bjørn Simonsen, CEO Saga Pure, and Jarand Rystad, CEO Rystad Energy, will take part in key debate sessions.

    Nor-Shipping Hydrogen Blue Talks – Fuelling the Future will take place both online and on-site at Nor-Shipping’s Nova Studios in Lillestrøm, Norway. The event gathers global stakeholders to discuss the way forward for hydrogen, with an emphasis on outlining commercial potential for the ocean industries. Bru, Simonsen and Rystad will join Hege Økland, CEO NCE Maritime Cleantech, Trond Moengen of PILOT-E, and Dr Steffen Møller-Holst, Chairman of the Norwegian Hydrogen Forum, in sessions assessing Feasibility, Funding and Incentives for the zero-emission fuel.

    Diverse, respected, knowledgeable

    “The calibre of participants we’re already attracting for this newly conceived global event clearly demonstrates the huge potential of, and interest in, hydrogen as a fuel of the future,” comments event organiser and Nor-Shipping Commercial Director Sidsel Norvik. “There’s widespread consensus on its role as a key enabler in the much-needed decarbonisation of shipping, but not so much in terms of how we walk the path from potential to realisation.

    “That’s what this conference is for – to help the industry assess the landscape and find the best route forwards into a sustainable, profitable, hydrogen-fuelled future. Whether that’s genuinely achievable, and what funding and incentives we need to get there, are absolutely critical topics for discussion. So, we’re genuinely delighted to have such a diverse, respected and knowledgeable panel to deliver unique, valuable insights.”

    The need for speed

    Each session will see expertise focused on key pieces of the hydrogen puzzle. Bru and Rystad will lead debate on the ‘state of play’, discussing government strategy, investment, support and expectations, while Simonsen will concentrate on private financing and commercial market opportunity. Økland, Moengen and Møller-Holst will use their sector-specific experience to delve into public funding and policy, touching on topics as broad as progress assessment, the criteria for funding, and how hydrogen compares to other maritime alternatives.

    “The starting gun has fired in the Race to Zero, but so far we’re just not running quickly enough,” comments Hege Økland. “That’s because this is a major, challenging transition and the only way we can make progress is by working more closely together – both as an industry and across sectors. Initiatives such as this breakthrough conference can be real catalysts for positive change. I’m greatly looking forward to both the discussion and to helping the audience connect with a future of clean, green opportunity.”

    Supporting development

    Nor-Shipping Hydrogen Blue Talks – Fuelling the Future is the main event on day two of Ocean Now, a digital and physical activity programme organised to help the industry continue collaborating, connecting and developing in the run-up to Nor-Shipping 2022, taking place 10-13 January 2022. Day one centres around The Today Show by Nor-Shipping, a new maritime and ocean industries online talk show, in addition to a wide variety of specially curated content.




2021 June 14

17:46 Fincantieri and MSC celebrate the start of construction of “Explora I”,
15:52 ABS and 22 industry players to study ammonia as an alternative marine fuel
15:18 ICS Guidance for Ship Operators and Roadmap for vaccination of seafarers
14:09 Bollinger submits proposal for U.S. Coast Guard Heritage-class offshore patrol cutter
13:19 Genco to jointly study ammonia as an alternative marine fuel
12:31 Wärtsilä brings Power-to-X technology to World Expo
11:57 Trafigura joins cross industry study into the adoption of green ammonia as an alternative marine fuel
11:24 DFDS: Freight up 31% following lockdowns in 2020
10:32 SEACOR Marine announces debt payoff agreement
09:47 Kick off “Joint Study” framework for studying ammonia as an alternative marine fuel
09:13 MABUX: bunker indexes may change irregularly on June 14

2021 June 13

15:31 Petrobras signs contract for the supply of eighth Búzios unit
14:18 Lyon Shipyard to invest $24.4 million to expand its operation in the City of Norfolk
13:29 Shearwater GeoServices recycles Western Trident as part of its fleet renewal strategy
12:41 MCA to carry out unannounced inspections of fishing vessels
11:42 The 126-passenger expedition cruise vessel National Geographic Resolution hits the water
10:56 Saipem: Inauguration of Saipem Guyana offshore construction facility in Georgetown

2021 June 12

16:09 Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils brand new sailings aboard new ships Bolette and Borealis in 2022
14:21 "Blowdown" to reduce risk and raise decommissioning progress
13:42 Roambee announces a strategic investment from and partnership with PSA unboXed
13:19 Belfast Harbour awards £25,000 to community projects
12:41 Maurice GEORGES named as new Chair of the Executive Board of Dunkerque-Port
11:38 AIDA Cruises resumes holiday voyages from July 29, 2021
10:52 OptiLink: A digital revolution in ballast water management

2021 June 11

18:07 LNG consumption as a marine fuel has almost doubled in 2020
17:31 Hapag-Lloyd to provide full transparency on vessel arrivals
17:09 MOL joins international think tank and accelerate development for carbon capture, utilization and storage
16:58 GTT obtains tank design order for two new LNG carriers from Samsung Heavy Industries
16:52 Shipping industry welcomes Nigeria’s creation of ‘Deep Blue’ to stamp out piracy in the Gulf of Guinea
16:24 Stena Line will move its Europoort-Killingholme service to Immingham
16:00 Yantar shipyard to build rescue ship of Project MPSV06M for Marine Recue Service
15:36 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg hosts introductory practical training for students
15:13 The Port of Rotterdam Authority, Customs, Fresh Produce Centre and Portbase join forces to facilitate the growth market of refrigerated products
14:25 Seanergy takes delivery of two Capesize vessels with prompt commencement of period charters
13:51 Total throughput at the ports of Bremen increases once again during Q1 4 June 2021
13:32 Roman Gorgutsa appointed as General Director of Morstroytechnology
13:28 Mitsui E&S Machinery and 22 industry players kick off studying ammonia as an alternative marine fuel
13:04 MOL and ACSL use flying drone to conduct autonomous inspection of vessel holds under non GNSS and dark environment
12:49 Port of Los Angeles becames the first port in the Western Hemisphere to process 10 million container units in a 12‑month period
12:38 Oboronlogistics receives RS certificate on safety management of cargo ship Sparta
12:14 CNES and CMA CGM sign unique partnership agreement to spawn innovative solutions for shipping, logistics and the space industry
12:01 APM Terminals continues roll-out of digital export processing at Russian terminals
11:57 Russian Railways: Loading of export cargo bound for domestic ports grew by 8% in 5M’21
11:34 RS and GTT sign new cooperation agreement
11:33 Xeneta selects CLIVE Data Services’ ‘dynamic loadfactor’ data and analyses to deliver complete air cargo market intelligence
11:11 Stagnation in R&D investment creating unacceptable risk for industry zero emissions future - ICS
10:50 Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) in 5M’2021 dropped by 15.1%
10:29 Rosneft agrees heads of terms to sell a stake in the Vostok Oil Project to a consortium of Vitol and Mercantile & Maritime
10:08 DRAX and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries sign pioneering deal towards delivery of the world’s largest negative emissions project
09:52 Throughput of Russian seaports in 5M’2021 fell by 2.7% Y-o-Y
09:40 Oil prices continue decreasing
09:23 Baltic Dry Index as of June 10
09:16 MABUX: Global bunker prices may rise slightly on June 11.
09:04 The port of Rotterdam Authority intends to build brand new port information centre
08:02 Rolls-Royce to showcase future South Korean naval power and propulsion

2021 June 10

18:45 Equinor sells its refining business in Denmark to Klesch
18:25 Rolls-Royce builds new fuel cell demonstrator to ensure electricity supplies
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17:51 Contract awards for PSVs in UK