MSC looking at biofuels and other alternatives for shipping

October 22, 2019 |

In Switzerland, while recent improvements have depended largely on better-performing engines, more efficient propeller and rudder designs and technologies to reduce hull friction, MSC says is actively studying the potential of new alternative fuel sources. The company is engaging with potential vendors to investigate solutions related to biofuel blends, hydrogen fuel cells, complementary battery power and, potentially, wind and solar, as part of a long road of discovery in relation to future policy goals. The announcement came simultaneously with news that the company wouldn’t use the Arctic as a new short cut between northern Europe and Asia because a surge in container shipping traffic in the Arctic could damage air quality and endanger the biodiversity of untouched marine habitats – a risk MSC is not willing to take.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Tags: , ,

Category: Producer News

Thank you for visting the Digest.