Growth in spite of SECA
The sulphur directive was enforced at the start of the year. What effect has it had on volumes to Norway? Has short sea shipping lost market share?
Saved by the oil?
Low oil prices led to lower fuel prices for ships and trucks. Who got the biggest benefit?
Zero emission short sea shipping
Zero-emission is the ultimate goal for short sea shipping. Bio-fuel is the solution and the additional cost for customers will be low, a Dutch fuel supplier claims.
Maersk builds giant feeder vessels
Maersk has signed a newbuilding contract on behalf of Seago Line for new ships for the European market. The ships are mega-sized shortsea vessels.
Next generation ship is finally delivered
The first of two award-winning ships are now on their way to Norway. These ships sets new standards for environmental performance.
Amazing and pioneering - but within reach
Technology is now being developed for wireless transfer of land power to ships. This is a potential game changer.
Response to SECA 2015
Ship owners have made their choices for 2015. A survey shows that the responses to the new requirements vary. Some trends are however clear.
Stena will use methanol
One of the world’s biggest ferry companies, Stena Line, becomes the first operator in the world to run a large 1 500 passenger ferry on methanol, drastically reducing emissions compared to today’s standard fuel.
Lower oil prices and modal shift
Who benefits most from lower oil prices? Trucks or shortsea shipping? Will lower fuel prices compensate for extra fuel costs for ships from January 2015 due to SECA? Is LNG less competitive?
Road tax for trucks in Sweden?
The new Swedish government wants to introduce a new kilometer tax for trucks and heavy vehicles as soon as possible.
A new fuel may reduce the SECA problem
ExxonMobil Marine Fuels & Lubricants has launched a 0.10% sulfur marine fuel ahead of the Jan. 2015 SECA regulations.
Lines reveal their plans for SECA
The different shipping lines have different approaches to the new requirement for reduced sulfur emissions. Here we give an overview of their plans and the price effect.
Doubles capacity in Baltic Sea
The Norwegian shipping company Nor Lines hast more than doubled its vessel capacity in Finland and added a direct connection from Turku to Poland and Denmark on its Baltic Line route.
The PortsEYE sees the sulphure
We wonder – how are the authorities going to control that ship owners follow the Sulphur Directive for the SECA-area when 2015 comes?
More freight to road in 2015
It is likely that the transport of goods is transferred from sea to road when the sulfur directive comes into force, says a working group at The Nordic Council. This is very undesirable from an environmental perspective.
The flip side of the good intentions
People behind the environmental requirements and measures for shortsea shipping are eager to do their chores. Along the way shipping companies are in danger of being knocked down financially.
We prefer methanol, thank you!
Stena Rederi in Sweden have found a new way of meeting the requirements for reduced sulfur emissions in 2015.
A major threat to short sea shipping
The EU Sulphur Directive represents the biggest challenge for short sea shipping in the coming years. Here are the solutions!
SPC Norway hosts a seminar on SECA
The event is organized in Oslo on June 20th. The purpose is to assist ports of Norway and shipping lines trading on Norway in finding good solutions before the 2015 deadline and to minimize the potential back-shift.
Loss of market share due to SECA 2015
The new sulphur emission rules in 2015 will lead to a large increase in transport costs to Norway and loss of market share for sea transport.
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