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KEIHIN DOCK TO UPGRADE NYK TUG FOR AMMONIA FUEL

KEIHIN DOCK TO UPGRADE NYK TUG FOR AMMONIA FUEL

NYK has concluded a contract with its group company Keihin Dock Co to modify the LNG-fuelled tug 'Sakigake' to operate using ammonia as fuel. Sakigake is operated in Tokyo Bay by NYK Group company Shin-Nippon Kaiyosha Corporation. The target date for ammonia operation...

SEA-LNG BELIEVES LNG RETROFITS WILL EASE CII COMPLIANCE

SEA-LNG BELIEVES LNG RETROFITS WILL EASE CII COMPLIANCE

According to new analysis from industry coalition Sea-LNG, liquefied natural gas will provide the best fuel option for owners considering how to extend vessel life and secure CII compliance through retrofit. The coalition finds significant benefits to a business...

Water & waste management news

BWTS TO BE SUPPLIED FOR COMPACT CRUISE VESSEL

BWTS TO BE SUPPLIED FOR COMPACT CRUISE VESSEL

French UV-C water treatment specialist Bio-UV Group has received an order to supply a low-flow Bio-Sea L-Series ballast water treatment system (BWTS) for retrofit installation to 1268gt expedition cruise vessel 'Quest'. The 49m long, 60-passenger capacity vessel is...

UK BWMS REGULATIONS COME INTO FORCE

UK BWMS REGULATIONS COME INTO FORCE

Following the UK's accession earlier in 2022 to the IMO International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (Ballast Water Convention), the UK domestic regulations for ballast water meanagemnt have entered into force on 29...

Marine environment & clean shipping news

DELTAMARIN TO ASSIST WITH WINDWINGS RETROFIT

DELTAMARIN TO ASSIST WITH WINDWINGS RETROFIT

Berge Bulk has selected Finland-based design company Deltamarin to carry out the ship side basic design for installing BAR Technologies WindWings by Yara Marine Technologies onboard the 210,000 dwt bulk carrier 'Berge Olympus'. Deltamarin earlier carried out ship side...

ECOCHLOR TO MARKET LOW-COST HULL LUBRICATION SYSTEM

ECOCHLOR TO MARKET LOW-COST HULL LUBRICATION SYSTEM

US ballast water treatment and clean tech company Ecochlor has signed a Collaborative Agreement with Armada Technologies of the UK, under which Ecochlor will provide Armada with technical assistance and global sales and marketing support. Andrew Marshall, Ecochlor CEO...

Marine propulsion & machinery news

SCHOTTEL IMPROVES LAKE VICTORIA FERRY PROPULSION EFFICIENCY

SCHOTTEL IMPROVES LAKE VICTORIA FERRY PROPULSION EFFICIENCY

Schottel has supplied a new propulsion system for a 37-year old ferry, one of nearly 40 operating on Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa, where water transport is relied on to move people and vital goods. The Sengerema's existing propulsion units had reached...

PRIMESERV MAINTENANCE CONTRACT FOR PIONEERING DUAL-FUEL DREDGER

PRIMESERV MAINTENANCE CONTRACT FOR PIONEERING DUAL-FUEL DREDGER

MAN PrimeServ, the after-sales service brand of MAN Energy Solutions, has signed a long-term service agreement (LTSA) with GIE Dragages-Ports, which includes inspection kits and preventative maintenance services as well as remote assistance (PrimeServ Assist) and...

Marine coatings & hull protection news

JOTUN CLEAN HULL PROGRAMME READY FOR GLOBAL MARKET

JOTUN CLEAN HULL PROGRAMME READY FOR GLOBAL MARKET

Norwegian coatings supplier Jotun says that its proactive hull optimisation programme, known as HullKeeper, enables ship operators to take control of their vessels’ hulls and gives tools to improve efficiency, lower costs and help with decarbonisation, as well as...

MULTI-TANKER DEAL FOR APC’S GREEN TANK COATING

MULTI-TANKER DEAL FOR APC’S GREEN TANK COATING

USA-based manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC) has signed a major multi-ship deal with Turkish ship management firm Chemfleet to recoat ten tankers. According to APC global marine manager, Capt Onur Yildirim, APC now holds 80% of the Turkish marine coatings...

Maritime regulatory news

KOREAN REGISTER UPDATES DIGITAL RULES DATABASE

KOREAN REGISTER UPDATES DIGITAL RULES DATABASE

The Korean Register (KR) has launched the 20th version of its KR-Con, a digital database that contains almost all the IMO international conventions and other instruments. The program, which was developed and launched in Korea in 2000, has been used globally by...

IMO STATES URGED TO ACCEPT ENLARGEMENT OF COUNCIL

IMO STATES URGED TO ACCEPT ENLARGEMENT OF COUNCIL

Member States of the IMO are being urged to accept, as soon as possible, amendments to the IMO Convention which will expand the size of the IMO Council to 52, reflecting the increased membership of IMO.   The text of the amendments were adopted by the IMO...

Ship design & naval architecture news

GLOSTEN TO DESIGN CALIFORNIAN HYBRID-HYDROGEN RESEARCH VESSEL

GLOSTEN TO DESIGN CALIFORNIAN HYBRID-HYDROGEN RESEARCH VESSEL

San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography has selected naval architecture and marine engineering company Glosten as the naval architect for the university’s new California coastal research vessel. The new vessel will have a first-of-its-kind hydrogen-hybrid...

DNV ISSUES AiP FOR GTT AND SHELL LIQUID HYDROGEN CARRIER

DNV ISSUES AiP FOR GTT AND SHELL LIQUID HYDROGEN CARRIER

GTT of France has been granted two Approvals in Principle (AiP) from classification society DNV for the design of a membrane type containment system for liquefied hydrogen (LH2) and for the preliminary concept design of a LH2 carrier. These approvals are part of an...

Shipbuilding & ship repair news

NORTH SEA LNG DUAL FUEL SHUTTLE TANKER DELIVERED

NORTH SEA LNG DUAL FUEL SHUTTLE TANKER DELIVERED

A dual-fuel LNG (liquefied natural gas) shuttle tanker, ordered by Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT),  which is an affiliate of NYK, has been delivered from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea. The vessel, named Frida Knutsen, will be...

GRIMALDI’S 11th GG5G RO-RO DELIVERED

GRIMALDI’S 11th GG5G RO-RO DELIVERED

With the delivery of the ‘Eco Adriatica’,11th of 12 ro-ros ordered from the Chinese Jinling shipyard, the fleet of Grimaldi Green 5th Generation (GG5G) class hybrid vessels is almost complete. The Eco Adriatica flies the Italian flag, has a length of 238m, a beam of...

Ship classification news

BUREAU VERITAS AiP FOR CRAIN SUCTION WING

BUREAU VERITAS AiP FOR CRAIN SUCTION WING

Bureau Veritas (BV) has delivered an Approval in Principle (AiP) to CRAIN Technologies (Centre de Recherche pour l’Architecture et l’Industrie Nautiques) for its Suction Wing SW270, an auxiliary wind propulsion device for cargo ships. Jointly developed by CRAIN and...

KOREAN REGISTER TO OFFER SEEMP III SERVICES 

KOREAN REGISTER TO OFFER SEEMP III SERVICES 

Korean Register (KR) is set to provide development and verification services for Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) Part-III through its KR-GEARs service, a greenhouse gas (GHG) management solution which the classification society has developed in-house,...

Ship’s deck & cargo news

COLLAPSIBLE CONTAINER PROMISES TO CUT GHG EMISSIONS

COLLAPSIBLE CONTAINER PROMISES TO CUT GHG EMISSIONS

Western Australia shipbuilder Austal has established a strategic partnership with Spectainer, an industrial technology developer for shipping and logistics, which has  developed an innovative, fully patented collapsible container, Collapsecon, and associated,...

MORE WÄRTSILÄ GAS SYSTEMS FOR KNUTSEN

MORE WÄRTSILÄ GAS SYSTEMS FOR KNUTSEN

Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply three more of its Compact Reliq reliquefaction plants to Norway based Knutsen OAS Shipping, bringing the total number of orders for the same customer to eight, with two having been ordered in 2020, and a further three in 2021....

Marine electronics & digitalisation news

SIMULATION SOFTWARE COMPARES WIND ASSISTANCE DEVICES

SIMULATION SOFTWARE COMPARES WIND ASSISTANCE DEVICES

UK consultancy Cape Horn Engineering has developed a simulation workflow to directly compare the efficiency of wind assisted propulsion (WASP) devices, taking into account the most important effects of adding wings, Flettner rotors or any other type of wind powered device...

PARTNERSHIP MAKES DATA OPTIMISATION MORE AFFORDABLE

PARTNERSHIP MAKES DATA OPTIMISATION MORE AFFORDABLE

Fleet optimisation provider i4 Insight, a subsidiary of Lloyd’s Register, has joined forces with data collection pioneers, Danelec, to solve fleet performance challenges through a new industry partnership, which will make available a more cost-effective solution to...

Offshore marine news

HYDROFOILS CUT EMISSIONS BY 10% ON WINDFARM VESSEL

HYDROFOILS CUT EMISSIONS BY 10% ON WINDFARM VESSEL

'Seacat Sceptre', a hydrofoil-optimised Offshore Energy Support Vessel (OESV) owned by Seacat Services, has exceeded its performance predictions while on charter in Scotland to Seagreen Wind Energy. Developed by designer Chartwell Marine, Sceptre is the first of two...

ULSTEIN TO BUILD ZERO-EMISSION CSOVs FOR OLYMPIC

ULSTEIN TO BUILD ZERO-EMISSION CSOVs FOR OLYMPIC

Norwegian operator Olympic has ordered two methanol-ready Construction Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) from Ulstein Verft with an option for a further two. The vessels have hybrid battery propulsion and will be prepared for methanol fuel to enable zero emissions....

Maritime business news

PROVARIS ENERGY OPENS NORWEGIAN OFFICE

PROVARIS ENERGY OPENS NORWEGIAN OFFICE

Australian green hydrogen company Provaris Energy has established a new base near Oslo, which will form the company's European corporate office. The move is intended to capitalise on Europe’s position as a key region of focus for commercialisation activities, with...

Maritime & emissions research news

JAPANESE PROJECT APPLIES AIRCRAFT TECHNOLOGY TO WIND ASSISTANCE

JAPANESE PROJECT APPLIES AIRCRAFT TECHNOLOGY TO WIND ASSISTANCE

Four Japanese organisations, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), MOL Tech-Trade, (MOLTT), Tokai University and Akishima Laboratories Mitsui Zosen have announced an agreement to start a joint study related to wind powered propulsion of vessels by application of aerospace...

DAMEN FCS TO HELP ROYAL NAVY PLAN FOR FUTURE SHIPS

DAMEN FCS TO HELP ROYAL NAVY PLAN FOR FUTURE SHIPS

The UK Royal Navy ‘NavyX’ innovation team has taken delivery of a modified Damen Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 4008, named 'XV Patrick Blackett' after a distinguished naval officer and scientist. The high speed vessel, the first Damen ship to be delivered to the UK Navy,...

Maritime safety & security news

SURVITEC FIRE SYSTEMS FOR TASMANIAN  ECO FERRIES

SURVITEC FIRE SYSTEMS FOR TASMANIAN  ECO FERRIES

Survival Technology solutions provider Survitec has secured a contract to supply advanced fire-fighting systems to a pair of 48,000 grt LNG dual-fuelled eco ferries under construction at Finland’s Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) for Australian shipowner Spirit of...

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