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A new report from green transport group Transport & Environment has analysed the impact on the cruise ship MS Rotterdam had it switched to marine gas oil (MGO) during three summer trips to the Arctic in 2018. It concluded that banning the use of HFO in the Arctic last summer would have increased ticket prices on the MS Rotterdam by on average 6%, based on 2018 fuel prices and assuming the additional fuel costs incurred were passed on to passengers.
Through the ArTEco project, European marine research institutes and companies have developed creative technologies for thruster solutions, under the leadership of VTT and Wärtsilä. Thruster lifetimes can be increased, their maintenance need can be decreased and their reliability improved, particularly in extreme conditions.
Satellite imagery of declining Arctic sea ice from space, time-lapse photography of glaciers, and comparisons of historical and contemporary pictures convey how rapidly the frozen water at the Earth's poles has melted away. Yet still, people want to see the ice themselves before it disappears, which is the one of the ironies of Arctic climate change.
The container ship Venta Maersk has arrived in Saint Petersburg, Russia, after completing its historic one-off passage of the Northern Sea Route from Asia to Europe.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has warned that the U.S. government’s $9.8 billion polar icebreaker program is facing risks across multiple key areas which still need to be address before resources are committed.