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  • Growing popularity of LNG as a fuel in maritime and land transport

    Less than 1% of the world fleet is LNG-powered, but this figure is expected to grow at least fivefold over the coming years. Recent figures suggest that the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel for...

    • Publication date : 2021/01/26
  • The world’s first liquified hydrogen carrier ship en route from Japan to Australia

    Since the end of December 2021, the world’s first liquefied hydrogen (LH2) carrier, the “Suiso Frontier”, is achieving its first round trip between Japan and Australia. The voyage is...

    • Publication date : 2022/01/28
    • Subjects: Technology, Environment
  • IIR Member news: Carrier Transicold rents 2,000 CO2 reefers for shipping

    Global shipping company MSC Mediterranean Shipping will lease 2,000 containers using Carrier Transicold’s NaturaLINE® CO2 refrigeration system.

    • Publication date : 2018/10/18
  • Cruise ships and liquefied natural gas

    Driven by tougher international and environmental standards, LNG is more and more used as a transportation fuel in cruise ships.

    • Publication date : 2018/01/05
  • Marine refrigeration

    The use of natural refrigerants is gradually spreading. Here are two examples of their use in the marine sector: - Environmentally-friendly fish transport American Freedom is one of the world's largest refrigerated ships and can hold up to...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • Markets: Russian refrigeration market

    The Russian refrigeration market is rapidly expanding. According to Alexander Baranenko, Chairman of the International Academy of Refrigeration, 300 000 companies are currently involved in refrigeration in Russia. About 6 million refrigerating...

    • Publication date : 2009/02/24
  • LNG Overview

    LNG tankers China will produce 5 more LNG tankers. The first Chinese-built LNG tanker was built last year and the second one was launched in Shanghai in June 2006: it cost 160 million USD and can carry 147 000 m3 of LNG at -163°C during...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • A ship sinks due to refrigeration failure

    Three years ago, in April 2001, a factory freezer trawler, the Fame, sank off the coast of Labrador, Canada. According to a recent report by a provincial Transportation Safety Board, the ship sank due to a chain of events, eventually flooding the...

    • Publication date : 2004/05/25
  • Slight increase in global LNG trade in 2020

    Global LNG trade continued to grow in 2020 albeit at a slower pace than the previous year. Meanwhile, orders for LNG-powered vessels have increased significantly.

    • Publication date : 2021/10/22
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Transportation of perishables: shift from air to ocean

    According to Seabury, a global advisory firm specialized in transportation, the past decade has seen a continuous shift of volumes from shipping by air to ocean.

    • Publication date : 2014/09/08
  • France: first refrigerated barge transport

    In France, an unprecedented combined waterways-road controlled temperature transportation route will carry chocolates to suburban Paris

    • Publication date : 2012/02/28
  • Maritime reefer trade in South America

    In 2011, reefer exports accounted for 12% of the value of total exports from the east and west coasts of South America, equivalent to USD 40 billion.

    • Publication date : 2014/07/17
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • World’s largest reefer ship to boost fruits exports

    Exports of New Zealand kiwifruit and South African citrus fruits to Europe have been boosted by the commissioning of the world's largest reefer vessel.

    • Publication date : 2021/07/05
    • Subjects: Developing country, General information, Figures, economy
  • GHG emissions in international marine shipping.

    GHG emissions from international shipping increased by 9.6% between 2012 and 2018, according to the Fourth Greenhouse Gas Study published in 2020 by the International Maritime Organization. HFC and HCFC...

    • Publication date : 2021/06/29
    • Subjects: Figures, economy, Environment
  • Carbon capture on board LNG-fuelled ships

    A project involving science and industry partners has received EU funding to accelerate the uptake of ship-based carbon capture on LNG-fuelled ships.

    • Publication date : 2022/06/13
    • Subjects: Technology, Environment