Workers protest to DP World over P&O Ferries sackings

International Transport Workers’ Federation general secretary Stephen Cotton has handed a ‘Global Letter of Protest’ to the leadership of DP World, owners of P&O Ferries, over the sacking of 800 UK seafarers. The letter, delivered to DP World chief executive Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, called for the reinstatement of the sacked seafarers and a commitment to respect workers’ rights and engage with unions across the company’s global operations. “Over the past two ... [+]

Unifeeder tests green fuel

Sustainable biofuels company GoodFuels and feeder and shortsea operator Unifeeder completed their first bunkering of sustainable marine biofuel in the Port of Rotterdam on 7 October. The Elbsummer was bunkered with a blend of 100% sustainable marine biofuel and Marine Gasoil for its voyage to Helsinki. Unifeeder parent DP target ... [+]

First voyage for green marine fuel

Unifeeder vessel ElbBlue has carried out the world’s first marine trial of liquefied synthetic natural gas (SNG) fuel. SNG is carbon-neutral and is produced using wind power. During the trial voyage, the SNG fuel blend – produced by Kiwi’s Power-to-Gas facility in Werlte, Germany - was expected to reduce the ElbBlue’s ... [+]

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