A Danish-Norwegian project aimed at building what will be the world’s largest and most powerful hydrogen-fuelled ferry has applied for EU funding. The plan is to start operating a Copenhagen-Oslo service by 2027.
Ship efficiency measures backed by a broad coalition of 14 countries will fail to reduce emissions in line with industry and Paris climate goals, campaigners warn.
"Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet" is the World Maritime theme for 2020. This will provide an opportunity to raise awareness of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and showcase the work that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and its Member States are undertaking to achieve the targets.
EU awarded 5 million euros to the European innovation project Flagships, to support construction of two commercially operated zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell vessels, one in Lyon, France and one in Stavanger, Norway.
Owners looking to build new green ships using energy storage systems, hydrogen fuel cells, LNG, methanol or other alternative fuels could get a funding boost from European Commission’s Covid-19 recovery plan for the EU.