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UECC AND SVITZER SIGN DECARBONISATION AGREEMENT

UECC AND SVITZER SIGN DECARBONISATION AGREEMENT

Ro-ro operator UECC says it is raising its sustainability game by expanding the use of carbon-neutral biofuels in its logistics chain through a new partnership for decarbonisation with Svitzer, a global towage provider and wholly owned subsidiary of AP Moller-Maersk....

FORTO CLIENTS CAN OPT FOR BIO-FUEL VIA HAPAG-LLOYD

FORTO CLIENTS CAN OPT FOR BIO-FUEL VIA HAPAG-LLOYD

Through a new partnership with Hapag-Lloyd, global liner shipping company Forto has launched a biofuel programme for ocean shipping customers who seek to reduce their transport emissions. Customers booking full container load (FCL) sea freight shipments with Forto can...

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

CANADA MOVES TO LIMIT UNDERWATER NOISE

CANADA MOVES TO LIMIT UNDERWATER NOISE

The Government of Canada is investing in new technologies that will help reduce underwater noise from vessels on Canada's waters, in answer to concerns that underwater noise can negatively impact the marine environment and vulnerable marine mammals— including species...

NORSEPOWER RETROFIT PLAN FOR BULK CARRIER

NORSEPOWER RETROFIT PLAN FOR BULK CARRIER

Australian mining group BHP has partnered with Pan Pacific Copper (PPC), a member of JX Nippon Mining and Metals group, and provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems Norsepower, in a project to reduce GHG emissions from maritime transportation between BHP’s mines...

Marine propulsion & machinery news

DAMEN DELIVERS ALL-ELECTRIC TUG TO NEW ZEALAND

DAMEN DELIVERS ALL-ELECTRIC TUG TO NEW ZEALAND

Damen’s first all-electric harbour tug, an RSD-E Tug 2513, with 70t bollard pull, has been handed over to its new owner, Ports of Auckland (POAL) in New Zealand. The tug had been known as 'Sparky', but has now received its Māori name, Tiaki. The 25m tug is capable of...

MAN, STENA AND PROMAN JOIN ON METHANOL RETROFIT PROJECT

MAN, STENA AND PROMAN JOIN ON METHANOL RETROFIT PROJECT

MAN Energy Solutions has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Stena Teknik – Stena’s inhouse R&D division – and Proman – the world’s second largest methanol producer – regarding their mutual cooperation on a project to retrofit MAN 48/60 engines to make...

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

FIRST EPA 4 BULKER BEGINS OPERATION ON GREAT LAKES

FIRST EPA 4 BULKER BEGINS OPERATION ON GREAT LAKES

The 'Mark W Barker', the first new US-flagged Great Lakes bulker in almost 40 years, has successfully completed sea trials and will now begin trading throughout the freshwater lakes and river networks with EPA 4 engines and zer-pollution water-lubricated propeller...

SEVEN AIR-LUBRICATED LNG CARRIERS ORDERED FOR QATAR

SEVEN AIR-LUBRICATED LNG CARRIERS ORDERED FOR QATAR

A joint venture between NYK, 'K' Line, MISC Berhad, and China LNG Shipping has ordered seven 174,000m3 LNG carrier ships from Hyundai Heavy Industries of South Korea, which will be employed on long-term charter to QatarEnergy. The vessels will be added to the fleet 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

ALL-ELECTRIC PCTC RO-RO EQUIPMENT ORDER FOR MACGREGOR

ALL-ELECTRIC PCTC RO-RO EQUIPMENT ORDER FOR MACGREGOR

Cargotec company MacGregor has been selected to supply ro-ro equipment for four vessels to be built by the Guangzhou Shipyard International in China for H-Line Shipping of Korea. The vessels are scheduled to be delivered to the owner starting in Q2 2024 and are...

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,...

Marine electronics & digitalisation news

DAMEN DELIVERS ALL-ELECTRIC TUG TO NEW ZEALAND

DAMEN DELIVERS ALL-ELECTRIC TUG TO NEW ZEALAND

Damen’s first all-electric harbour tug, an RSD-E Tug 2513, with 70t bollard pull, has been handed over to its new owner, Ports of Auckland (POAL) in New Zealand. The tug had been known as 'Sparky', but has now received its Māori name, Tiaki. The 25m tug is capable of...

FEEDER MANAGEMENT COMPANY  ADOPTS CII SOLUTION

FEEDER MANAGEMENT COMPANY  ADOPTS CII SOLUTION

German shipowner OKEE Maritime, which manages a fleet of 10 container vessels in regional feeder services worldwide, has ordered digitalisation tools from StormGeo, a company in the Alfa Laval group, to improve environmental performance, including  the newly...

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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