Maersk, partners launch a center for zero carbon shipping

first_imgFurthermore, the founding partners will donate expert people resources and/or testing platforms to support the operations. The center expects to attract several more partner companies in the future.During the first two to three years the center will recruit around 100 employees to the Copenhagen-based office. “Already in the 1980’ies he championed the use of low sulphur fuel, and he pioneered the first double hull oil tankers in the 1990’ies to minimize the risk of oil spills. Therefore, I find it very natural that my father’s name will be connected to the center.”The center will be a non-profit organization, set up as a commercial foundation with a charitable purpose. The initiative comes as the industry charts its path toward achieving the IMO 2050 target and vies to fully decarbonize operations. However, in order to be able to do so, new fuels and a systemic change in the industry are needed. Industry majors led by shipping giant A.P. Møller – Mærsk have teamed up in an effort to develop new fuel types and technologies by launching the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping. Posted: 3 months ago The founding partner companies have committed one-third of the needed staff, the remaining two-thirds will be recruited independently. The center, which will be based in Copenhagen, Denmark, is made possible by a start-up donation of DKK 400 million ($6 million) by the A.P. Møller Foundation. The staff will include subject matter experts in energy, fuels and ship technology as well as regulatory affairs, finance and the global energy transition. Partnerships have been identified as the only logical way forward in studying potential solutions across the supply chain and ensuring that laboratory research is successfully matured to scalable solutions matching the needs of the industry. At the same time, new legislation will be required to enable the transition towards decarbonization. Premium long read “With this donation, The A. P. Møller Foundation wishes to support the efforts to solve the climate issue in global shipping. My father, Mærsk Mc – Kinney Møller was a visionary leader in the global shipping industry for more than 7 decades. He was concerned about shipping’s impact on the environment,” Chairman of the Board in the A.P. Møller Foundation, Ane Uggla commented.center_img To define the strategic direction of the center, a Board of Directors is being established. Søren Skou, CEO of A.P. Møller – Mærsk has been confirmed as Board Member. Additional members of the Board of Directors will be announced upon appointment. Aside to Maersk, the founding members include ABS, Cargill, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NYK Lines and Siemens Energy. As an independent research center, it will work across the entire shipping sector with industry, academia and authorities. Decarbonization: How to order future-proof ships when we don’t know the end game? A highly specialized, cross-disciplinary team will collaborate globally to create overviews of decarbonization pathways, accelerate the development of selected decarbonizing fuels and powering technologies, and support the establishment of regulatory, financial and commercial means to enable transformation. “The founding partners and the A.P. Møller Foundation share a long-term ambition to decarbonize the shipping industry. The establishment of the center is a quantum leap towards realizing that ambition. This joint initiative will fast-track the maturation of solutions and strengthen the basis for decision making among industry players and regulators and hence accelerate investments and implementation of new technologies” Skou, said. “The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping provides a solid platform for the entire eco-system to join forces, demonstrate new solutions and identify the next steps to make it happen. I’m excited to let the work begin, expanding the collaboration with a broad variety of contributors,” adds Bo Cerup-Simonsen, who will be heading the management board of the center. Posted: 3 months ago Categories: Vessels last_img read more

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Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren hints at signing new striker in January

first_img Press Association Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren has hinted the club could be in the market for a striker when the January transfer window opens. The Magpies always looked a frontman short when they added only £14.5million Serbia international Aleksandar Mitrovic to their pool of attackers during the summer with injury having deprived McClaren of Papiss Cisse and Emmanuel Riviere for long periods during the first half of the campaign. QPR’s Charlie Austin was among the men the club actively courted to no avail with his £15million price-tag way beyond what they would have been prepared to pay, but with goals having been at a premium to date, they need to do something to either increase firepower, or at least provide better service for Mitrovic. center_img McClaren has been reticent when quizzed on the subject of the winter window, but asked if he could understand the desperation of fans to know the club’s plans, he replied: “Absolutely. Absolutely. “I understand fully where you’re coming from, believe you me. I think I’ve said enough to say that we do need more goals and that we’re working behind the scenes to address that.” Mitrovic is likely to lead the line again at Arsenal on Saturday as Newcastle attempt to end a three-game winless run, although the former Anderlecht player has only three goals to his name so far this season. However, with Cisse visiting a London specialist for a second opinion on his groin injury and Riviere just back in training after a long-term knee problem, McClaren has little option. The former England boss’ assertion that the Frenchman will be like a new signing when he returns to the squad was greeted with scorn by fans who have seen him struggle to adapt to life in England’s top flight. But McClaren has simply not had a chance to watch Riviere in action yet and is keen to see what he has to offer. He said: “I’ve only seen a week of him training, that’s it. He’s been injured ever since (he was appointed) so I’ve not seen him. I’ve just seen a couple of videos from last season. “He seems a lad who gives 100 per cent, total effort and at the present moment we need to help Mitrovic. “We know we’re not scoring enough goals. We know, you know, everybody knows what we’re doing. We’re not scoring enough goals at the present moment.” last_img read more

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Homicides in Chicago up 51% as Lightfoot Feuds with Trump

first_imgThe war of words between Mayor Lightfoot and President Trump continues over violence in Chicago. Lightfoot blasted Trump yesterday for blaming local leaders for the city’s violent crime. Lightfoot said that Trump is just trying to shift the narrative from his disastrous handling of the coronavirus to violence in Democrat-run cities.https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/15-shot-Chicago-funeral.mp3Meanwhile 15 mourners were shot at a funeral Tuesday night.Compared with this time in 2019, shootings in the city are up 47%, going to 1,637 now from 1,110 in 2019, according to Chicago Police Department data.Homicides have increased by 51%, spiking to 414 as of Sunday from 275 at this time in 2019.The Tuesday night shooting was Chicago’s worst in recent years.The mayor added that Trump has been on a campaign against Democratic mayors across the country.The president criticized Chicago’s local leadership while announcing his deployment of federal agents to the Windy City.At a later news conference, Trump called Chicago a disaster and said Lightfoot was making a big mistake by telling the federal government to stay out of the city.last_img read more

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Stephen F. Austin hero Nathan Bain’s family severely impacted by Hurricane Dorian

first_imgNathan Bain, everyone. @SFA_MBB // #RaiseTheAxe pic.twitter.com/mA7aNJeAfc— FOX Sports South (@FOXSportsSouth) November 27, 2019MORE: Stephen F. Austin upsets Duke with stunning fast-break buzzer-beater”I’m trying real hard not to get emotional. You know my family lost a whole lot this year — I’m not gonna cry n TV — my family lost a whole lot this year, and I’m just playing this game for them, you know,” Bain said.Stephen F. Austin’s compliance staff has organized an NCAA-compliant GoFundMe page for Bain’s family on Sept. 17. Nathan Bain’s home in the Bahamas was basically destroyed by Hurricane Dorian.So was the church his family runs.He just beat Duke at the buzzer.Here’s the link to help his family: https://t.co/ZYweIIlokr— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) November 27, 2019″Not only did the Bain family see nearly everything of value destroyed by Hurricane Dorian, Bain’s father — a minister — watched as his church suffered extreme damage from the storm as well,” the GoFundMe page reads.Donations have been piling in for Bain’s family after Stephen F. Austin’s win went final. As of the time of writing, it had reached $6,611 of its $25,000 goal. Bain, a senior guard, entered Tuesday averaging four points per game for the Lumberjacks. He became a full-time starter last season and logged 11 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals in Tuesday’s win over Duke.”It’s been for my family back home in the Bahamas,” Bain said. “I just want to make my country proud, and my whole team is behind me.” Stephen F. Austin’s Nathan Bain entered the national spotlight on Tuesday after his stunning last-second layup led the Lumberjacks to a gigantic upset over No. 1 Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium.Bain was given a postgame interview immediately after the win, and held back tears when he was asked about his family, who is from the Bahamas. Bain’s family was impacted by Hurricane Dorian, which swept through the Bahamas and the East Coast in late August and early September and is largely regarded as the worst natural disaster in the history of the Bahamas.last_img read more

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