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WÄRTSILÄ DELIVERS 15 LPG FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEMS

WÄRTSILÄ DELIVERS 15 LPG FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEMS

Wärtsilä has successfully completed delivery of its LPG Fuel Supply System (LFSS) to 15 Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) vessels owned and operated by Norwegian LPG shipping company BW LPG. BW LPG, which is believed to have the world’s largest fleet of VLGC vessels,...

MORE GAS-FUELLED BOXSHIPS TO USE GTT TANKS

MORE GAS-FUELLED BOXSHIPS TO USE GTT TANKS

GTT of France has been contracted by its partner, the Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries, to design the cryogenic fuel tanks of six Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled container vessels. These six vessels will have a capacity of 7,900 TEU and will be equipped...

Water & waste management news

BIO-UV GROUP FORMS NEW PARTNERSHIP IN ITALY

BIO-UV GROUP FORMS NEW PARTNERSHIP IN ITALY

French manufacturer of ballast water management systems (BWMS) Bio-UV Group has partnered with Fluid Global Solutions (FGS) to strengthen the BWMS manufacturer’s presence in the Italian ship repair and newbuilding market. La Spezia-based FGS, a provider of pumps and...

BIO-SEA BWMS FITTED TO VINTAGE SUPERYACHT

BIO-SEA BWMS FITTED TO VINTAGE SUPERYACHT

The 'Christina O', a 1943-built motor yacht named after the only daughter of Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, has been fitted with a low-flow Bio-Sea ballast water management system from French company Bio-UV as part of a major refurbishment at the D.K...

Marine environment & clean shipping news

SHIP CONCEPT AIMS TO PRODUCE HYDROGEN FUEL FROM PLASTIC WASTE

SHIP CONCEPT AIMS TO PRODUCE HYDROGEN FUEL FROM PLASTIC WASTE

US company H2-Industries and Technolog Services, a German naval architecture company, have joined forces to develop 3D designs for an innovative concept ship that will collect plastic waste from the sea and convert it into clean hydrogen, allowing surplus hydrogen to...

Marine propulsion & machinery news

SINGAPORE SHIPBUILDER PLACES ORDER FOR 50 TIER III ENGINES

SINGAPORE SHIPBUILDER PLACES ORDER FOR 50 TIER III ENGINES

Strategic Marine has signed a deal with Caterpillar dealer PT Trakindo Utama Singapore Branch for 50 Cat C32 Acert IMO III engines, amid severe disruptions to the supply of this critical shipbuilding key equipment given the pandemic which has caused disruptions to...

STX TO RESELL MAN EEXI SOLUTIONS

STX TO RESELL MAN EEXI SOLUTIONS

MAN Energy Solutions has signed a cooperation agreement with STX Heavy Industries of Korea to deliver its three EEXI (Energy Efficiency eXisting ship Index) solutions to MAN B&W-branded low-speed engines manufactured by STX HI. The goal behind the agreement is to...

Marine coatings & hull protection news

COATING WILL ENHANCE FUEL EFFICIENCY OF NEW JOSCO BOXSHIPS

COATING WILL ENHANCE FUEL EFFICIENCY OF NEW JOSCO BOXSHIPS

Nippon Paint Marine says that it nano-based antifouling Fastar I has been selected for three energy-efficient 1091 TEU container ships the Tsuneishi Group is building for China’s Jiangsu Ocean Shipping Co (JOSCO). The first in the series, Hull No SS297, is nearing...

MORE CORROSION PROTECTION NEEDED FOR GAS STORAGE CONVERSIONS

MORE CORROSION PROTECTION NEEDED FOR GAS STORAGE CONVERSIONS

Nippon Paint Marine is advising shipowners and shipyards converting existing oil and gas carriers into storage and production units to ensure their fuel, water and cargo tanks are sufficiently protected from corrosion. According to data from the coatings specialist,...

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

JAPANESE COMPANIES LAUNCH GREEN BULKER CONCEPTS

JAPANESE COMPANIES LAUNCH GREEN BULKER CONCEPTS

Concept designs for two environmentally-friendly bulk carriers have been developed by a consortium of Japanese companies. A 200,000 dwt class capesize LNG-fuelled and battery-powered energy-saving bulk carrier has been designed by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha ('K' Line) with...

NORWAY PLANS AUTONOMOUS ALL-ELECTRIC FEEDER SHIP

NORWAY PLANS AUTONOMOUS ALL-ELECTRIC FEEDER SHIP

Wilhelmsen and German transport group DB Schenker joint-owned company Massterly has signed a joint letter of intent with Kongsberg and its partners – furniture maker Ekornes and vessel designers Naval Dynamics - as a first step in a collective aim to replace the...

Shipbuilding & ship repair news

FIRST EMISSION-FREE PUSHBOAT NAMED IN GERMANY

FIRST EMISSION-FREE PUSHBOAT NAMED IN GERMANY

A naming ceremony has been held for ‘Elektra’, believed to be the first zero-emission pushboat to be built, at the Hermann Barthel shipyard in Derben, Germany. The ceremony marked the end of a two-year construction period and the transfer to Berlin's Westhafen for...

LARGE MULTI-FUEL SWEDISH RO-RO HANDED OVER

LARGE MULTI-FUEL SWEDISH RO-RO HANDED OVER

Swedish shipowner Wallenius SOL has taken delivery of 'Botnia Enabler', which it describes as the world’s largest ice-rated multi-fuel con-ro vessel, from the CIMC Raffles yard in China. Ragnar Johansson, MD, Wallenius SOL, said: “We’re incredibly pleased and proud to...

Ship classification news

BV CHOSEN TO VALIDATE CNC MARITIME CARBON-NEUTRAL PROTOCOLS

BV CHOSEN TO VALIDATE CNC MARITIME CARBON-NEUTRAL PROTOCOLS

Classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) and commodities industry certification body Climate Neutral Commodity (CNC) are joining forces to support clients as they take action to accelerate the energy and ecological transitions to meet the ambitious decarbonisation...

AiP FOR MHI AND NYK’S JOINT LCO2 CARRIER PROJECT

AiP FOR MHI AND NYK’S JOINT LCO2 CARRIER PROJECT

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) have been granted Approval in Principle (AiP) from the Japanese classification society ClassNK for their joint development of CO2 transport...

Ship’s deck & cargo news

MacGREGOR EQUIPMENT FOR LNG-FUELLED RO-RO

MacGREGOR EQUIPMENT FOR LNG-FUELLED RO-RO

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has been selected to supply ro-ro equipment for a LNG-powered vessel being built by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) for the Tasmanian-based Australian shipping company, SeaRoad, scheduled to be delivered in the last quarter of...

GTT CLOSES 2021 WITH ANOTHER TANK DESIGN ORDER

GTT CLOSES 2021 WITH ANOTHER TANK DESIGN ORDER

French company GTT has received, at the end of December 2021, an order from its partner, the Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries, for the tank design of a new LNG carrier vessel. As part of this order, GTT will design the tanks of the vessel which will offer a...

Marine electronics & digitalisation news

VESSEL TRACKER HELPS COMPLIANCE MANAGEMENT

VESSEL TRACKER HELPS COMPLIANCE MANAGEMENT

Navigation company Voyager Worldwide has introduced an upgrade to its Voyager Fleet Insight web software to make it easier for shore-based managers to monitor vessels and manage compliance. Believed to be the simplest and easiest to use Voyager Fleet Insight version...

SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE BRINGS FUEL EFFICIENCY AND SAFETY BENEFITS  

SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE BRINGS FUEL EFFICIENCY AND SAFETY BENEFITS  

Data analytics specialist ioCurrents and Rose Point, a provider of navigation solutions for ships operating in US inland waterways, have formed a strategic partnership to help mariners plan and navigate safely and efficiently. Combining ioCurrents’ data analytics...

Offshore marine news

HAV DESIGN TO DEVELOP ESVAGT’S METHANOL-FUELLED SOV

HAV DESIGN TO DEVELOP ESVAGT’S METHANOL-FUELLED SOV

Esvagt has chosen Norway's HAV Design to develop an offshore wind service operation vessel (SOV) that will service renewable giant Ørsted’s UK East Regional programme. HAV Design will deliver both the ship design and an integrated equipment package including...

HYUNDAI CARBON CAPTURE AND GREEN HYDROGEN PROJECT RECEIVES ABS AiP

HYUNDAI CARBON CAPTURE AND GREEN HYDROGEN PROJECT RECEIVES ABS AiP

A pioneering joint development project (JDP) to advance carbon-reduction technologies between ABS and Hyundai Heavy Industries Group (HHI Group) has taken a significant step forward by securing Approval in Principle (AiP). ABS has awarded AiP to the carbon dioxide...

Maritime business news

DECARBONISATION IS PART OF ICS-SCA MoU

DECARBONISATION IS PART OF ICS-SCA MoU

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority (SCA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) covering key issues impacting international ship owners and operations of the Suez Canal. The yearlong commitment will increase...

DANISH MARITIME SUPPORTS DANFOSS DECARBONISATION INITIATIVES

DANISH MARITIME SUPPORTS DANFOSS DECARBONISATION INITIATIVES

Danfoss Drives recently hosted a visit to its Graasten factory by Jenny Braat, CEO of the Danish Maritime business association, which represents Danish manufacturers of maritime equipment and vessels. Danfoss regards this dialogue as more relevant than ever, as it...

Maritime & emissions research news

KOREAN REGISTER AND DSME TO COLLABORATE ON AUTONOMY

KOREAN REGISTER AND DSME TO COLLABORATE ON AUTONOMY

The Korean Register (KR) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) to jointly research the development of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) technology. KR describes MASS as the next generation of...

CONOSHIP JOINS MARITIME CARBON CAPTURE PROJECT

CONOSHIP JOINS MARITIME CARBON CAPTURE PROJECT

Dutch design and engineering consultancy Conoship is participating in the EverLoNG project, led by TNO, which aims to demonstrate Ship Based Carbon Capture on board two LNG-fuelled ships, owned and operated by project partners TotalEnergies and Heerema Marine...

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...

SEAHAVEN INFLATABLE LIFEBOAT TO BE INCORPORATED INTO CRUISESHIP DESIGN

SEAHAVEN INFLATABLE LIFEBOAT TO BE INCORPORATED INTO CRUISESHIP DESIGN

Survival Technology company Survitec is teaming up with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH), consultancy Independent Maritime Advisors, and a major shipbuilder to deliver a cruise ship design incorporating Survitec’s Seahaven, said to be the world’s largest...

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