DNV, a renowned classification society, has awarded the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping and its partners in the Nordic Green Ammonia Powered Ships (NoGAPS) project an Approval in Principle (AiP) for the groundbreaking design of an ammonia-powered gas carrier called the M/S NoGAPS. This achievement, presented during the Nor-Shipping trade fair, marks a significant milestone in the maritime industry's journey toward a sustainable and zero carbon future. Collaborating with BW Epic Kosan, Yara, MAN Energy Solutions, Wärtsilä, Global Maritime Forum, and Breeze Ship Design, DNV recognizes the potential of ammonia as a promising alternative fuel option.The NoGAPS project focuses on harnessing the potential of ammonia, produced sustainably from hydrogen generated using renewable electricity. The partners aim to address the technical challenges associated with ammonia as a fuel, including safety, efficiency, and the fuel supply chain, to ensure its commercial viability. The project's second phase involves the development of a vessel design, ultimately leading to the operation of an ammonia-powered carrier. The long-term vision is to establish an infrastructure, operational framework, and business ecosystem for ammonia-powered shipping.Partners, including BW Epic Kosan and Yara, express their pride and commitment to the NoGAPS project. They highlight the achievement of the Approval in Principle as a testament to the power of industry collaboration in driving technological advancements toward decarbonizing shipping. The Global Maritime Forum, a key initiator of the NoGAPS consortium, expresses satisfaction with the continued involvement of partners like DNV as the project reaches this crucial milestone.Breeze Ship Design, the ship designer for the NoGAPS project, shares their pride and humility in being selected for this significant undertaking. They emphasize the importance of collaboration and cooperation within the maritime industry to accelerate the transition to low-carbon shipping. The NoGAPS project serves as a prime example of the industry's collective responsibility to expedite the decarbonization of shipping.The NoGAPS project receives funding from the Nordic Innovation Fund and in-kind support from consortium partners, including BW Epic Kosan, DNV, Global Maritime Forum, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, MAN Energy Solutions, Wärtsilä, and Yara. The Danish Maritime Authority represents the project's flag and Breeze Ship Design serves as the ship designer. NoGAPS is one of five projects awarded grants by Nordic Innovation to facilitate the decarbonization of Nordic ports and the transportation of people and goods on land and sea.