New emissions standards are driving the maritime industry towards an increased focus on cleaner practices on ship scrapping, emissions controls and port management
In general, maritime transportation is an environmentally friendly mode of transport, but an expected doubling of global trade by 2030 will generate further demand for effective ocean transportation. New emissions standards are driving the maritime industry towards an increased focus on cleaner practices on ship scrapping, emissions controls and port management. Being surrounded by water, Denmark is among the world’s leading maritime nations and at the same time leading in terms of environmental- and climate-friendly solutions for the industry.
We invite you to explore solutions related to maritime transportation in more depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest news and discover real-life case examples of how sustainable ocean transportation can help solve your environmental issues.
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For several years, MOL Nordic Tankers, Dania Ship Management and Danfoss IXA have been cooperating on testing new innovative technology for monitoring emissions from vessels on an ongoing basis. The result is a front-runner solution to ensure global enforcement of the IMO’s requirements for sulphur emissions. To test the solution, the sensor equipment from Danfoss […]
The two ferries Aurora and Tycho Brahe, operated by ForSea, were once entirely depended on diesel. Today, they have been rebuilt to battery-power. The ferries carries millions of passengers and cars a year across the narrowest part of the Oresund strait from the Danish town of Helsingør to Helsingborg in Sweden. Four containers on the […]
Denmark consists of many islands, which are mostly served by old, noisy and polluting ferries. As part of a state funded project, Exilator installed their exhaust cleaning system on both main engines and generators of the M/F Isefjord, and the results were remarkable. Owners, captains, crew, passengers, the port, nearby restaurants and inhabitants were all […]
According to a new report by several large companies in the shipping and energy sectors it is realistic that a third of the world’s merchant fleet will sail on renewably-produced green ammonia in the future. 120 ports already have the necessary facilities.
Energy optimising the shipping industry is not only green, but also financial a good decision, concludes new report. With current technology, the energy savings could be up to 27 per cent.
As the first port in Denmark, the Port of Aarhus grants a tax discount to “green ships”. The use of tax discounts has proven successful for increasing green maritime transportation in ports of neighbouring countries.
Denmark is investing in the the energy storage and sector coupling technologies of the future. Two large-scale Power-to-X projects have been awarded grants totalling EUR 17.1 million, which will allow us to use green power as fuel for busses, airplanes and ships in the future.
Tackling marine emissions The Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung relies on its marine network to transport machined goods across its bustling harbor. It is the thirteenth largest in the world. Kaohsiung is typical of many harbor cities in Asia, where diesel ferries are a necessary part of life. Yet this activity comes at a cost, […]
The transport sector is responsible for about a third of the CO2 emissions in Denmark, and the focus is often on how to reduce the pollution from private motoring. The maritime sector has not yet had the same exposure, even though e.g. huge and heavy diesel driven ferries also have a negative impact on the […]
It is estimated that 9 billion people will inhabit the planet by 2050 – 70% of these will live in cities. The increasing urbanisation will be a challenge to cities all over the world and the demand for new innovative solutions within urban mobility is growing. This white paper provides insight into the solutions that Denmark has to offer within urban sustainable transportation.
Stricter international environmental regulations combined with shipping companies’ focus on energy and cost efficient operations are driving a green conversion in the maritime sector. This White Paper demonstrates opportunities and lessons learned from different stakeholders across the Danish maritime industry, supported by state-of-the-art case examples.
Retrofitting is upgrading of existing ships and new buildings in order to comply with new rules and requirements, improve energy efficency or fir the ship’s future operating profile. Danish Maritime has developed the retrofitting portal based on a comprehensive survey of the environmental and climate challenges as well as the available solutions. The overview serves […]
Scandlines is a frontrunner in green ferry operation und operates the world’s largest hybrid fleet. The hybrid system reduces the CO₂-emission by up to 15 percent on the Puttgarden-Rødby route. The fuel consumption on the two hybrid ferries on the Rostock-Gedser route, inserted in 2016, is reduced by 2/3 per trip per car compared to the previous ferries on the route.
Container carriers, ferries and cruise ships combust fossil fuels, resulting in carbon emissions, air pollution and noise in often attractive neighbourhoods. By providing ships with onshore power and developing sustainable terminals, the negative effects of the ships are limited and at the same time, such a project will brand the city and its partners in an international context.