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PORTS CAN SUPPLY GREEN METHANOL AND AMMONIA BY 2030 – GMF REPORT

PORTS CAN SUPPLY GREEN METHANOL AND AMMONIA BY 2030 – GMF REPORT

The Global Maritime Forum (GMF) and RMI (founded as the Rocky Mountain Institute), under Mission Innovation’s umbrella, have released a joint report outlining strategies for ports to become first movers in providing green methanol and ammonia bunkering. The report...

NYK SECURES AMMONIA FUEL SUPPLY FOR A-TUG

NYK SECURES AMMONIA FUEL SUPPLY FOR A-TUG

NYK has announced an agreement for the regular supply of ammonia fuel to the company's ammonia-fuelled tugboat 'A-tug', due to be completed in June 2024. Shin Nippon Kaiyosha, the NYK Group company that will operate the A-tug, will received fuel from marine ammonia...

Water & waste management news

SAILING CARGO SHIP INCLUDES BIO-SEA BWTS FOR SUSTAINABILITY

SAILING CARGO SHIP INCLUDES BIO-SEA BWTS FOR SUSTAINABILITY

The innovative 'Grain de Sail II' cargo sail ship has set sail across the Atlantic with a ballast water treatment system (BWTS) supplied by the French Bio-UV Group. The vessel, based in St. Malo, transports French products to New York by sail before heading south to...

UPGRADE FOR WÄRTSILÄ COMPACT WASTE TREATMENT PLANT

UPGRADE FOR WÄRTSILÄ COMPACT WASTE TREATMENT PLANT

Wärtsilä Water and Waste has relaunched its STC0-23 sewage treatment plant, part of the Super Trident series, with the smallest and most compact design of any Wärtsilä Water and Waste sewage treatment plant. The technology works with both gravity and vacuum waste...

Marine environment & clean shipping news

NORTH PACIFIC GREEN CORRIDOR CONSORTIUM FORMED

NORTH PACIFIC GREEN CORRIDOR CONSORTIUM FORMED

Industry leaders from North America, Asia and Europe have announced the formation of the North Pacific Green Corridor Consortium (NPGCC) whose members and partners will work together to decarbonise the value chain for commodities between North America and Asia. The...

ABS IDENTFIES DECARBONISATION CHALLENGES AT US PORTS

ABS IDENTFIES DECARBONISATION CHALLENGES AT US PORTS

A new report from ABS and the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) shows that although most North American ports have decarbonisation plans in place, there are significant challenges to advancing emission-reduction projects, including financial constraints,...

Marine propulsion & machinery news

NEW WÄRTSILÄ DP SYSTEM CAN CUT EMISSIONS AND FUEL COSTS

NEW WÄRTSILÄ DP SYSTEM CAN CUT EMISSIONS AND FUEL COSTS

Wärtsilä says its latest product introduction can offer operators of offshore vessels, ferries and tugs notably improved operational performance and greater efficiency. The company’s high-performance thruster and propulsion control package uses a combination of...

FIRST PROPULSION ORDER FOR METHANOL-FUELLED 21/31DF-M GENSET

FIRST PROPULSION ORDER FOR METHANOL-FUELLED 21/31DF-M GENSET

MAN Energy Solutions has received an order for three MAN 6L21/31DF-M (dual fuel-methanol) gensets capable of running on methanol in connection with the construction of a 7,990 dwt IMO Type II chemical bunker tanker. The dual-fuel engines will form part of a...

Marine coatings & hull protection news

ClassNK CERTIFIES CMP OPERATIONAL PROFILE ANALYSIS

ClassNK CERTIFIES CMP OPERATIONAL PROFILE ANALYSIS

ClassNK has issued a statement of fact (SoF) for the results of the hull performance analysis and operational profile analysis by Chugoku Marine Paints (CMP) based on actual data of a ship in service. Through its hull data analysis service CMP-MAP, CMP offers hull...

FIVE-YEAR VESSEL PERFORMANCE CAN BE PREDICTED WITH BIG DATA

FIVE-YEAR VESSEL PERFORMANCE CAN BE PREDICTED WITH BIG DATA

International Marine Coatings has published a white paper which reveals the high degree of accuracy of its predictive Intertrac Vision tool to real life vessel operations by correlating to the speed loss of a globally trading VLCC over a five-year docking period, in...

Maritime regulatory news

DANSKE REDERIER SUPPORTS SCRUBBER WASH WATER DISCHARGE BAN

DANSKE REDERIER SUPPORTS SCRUBBER WASH WATER DISCHARGE BAN

Danish shipowner organisation Danske Rederier says it will support an agreement to prohibit the discharge of scrubber water into Danish waters, reached by a broad political majority in the country's parliament. Danske Rederier calls for thorough enforcement of the...

IMO ASSEMBLY ADOPTS STRATEGIC PLANNING RESOLUTIONS

IMO ASSEMBLY ADOPTS STRATEGIC PLANNING RESOLUTIONS

The IMO Assembly, the highest governing body of the organisation, which normally meets once every two years and is open to all 175 member states, recently met for its 33rd session. The Assembly adopted the strategic plan for the six-year period 2024 to 2029,...

Ship design & naval architecture news

MEYER GROUP TO DEVELOP CLIMATE-NEUTRAL CRUISE SHIP BY 2025

MEYER GROUP TO DEVELOP CLIMATE-NEUTRAL CRUISE SHIP BY 2025

The German Meyer Group has unveiled its idea for a climate-neutral cruise ship concept, currently under development in the NEcOLEAP research project at Meyer Turku. Alfred Maritime, the digital venture of Meyer Group, is introducing an AI-based energy management...

AMMONIA-FUELLED BULK CARRIER MoU AGREED IN JAPAN

AMMONIA-FUELLED BULK CARRIER MoU AGREED IN JAPAN

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha ('K' Line), Itochu, Nihon Shipyard, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsui E&S and NS United Kaiun Kaisha have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding joint development efforts for the commercialisation of ammonia-fuelled ships. Ammonia is...

Shipbuilding & ship repair news

RESEARCH SHIP RUDDER BEARING RETROFIT SAVES POLLUTION RISK

RESEARCH SHIP RUDDER BEARING RETROFIT SAVES POLLUTION RISK

A UK-based 77.1m research ship that frequently operates in ecologically sensitive marine environments has benefited from retrofitting of a grease-free water-lubricated rudder bearing and seal solution. The 38-year-old Ocean Endeavour, operated by the UK’s Gardline,...

WUHU TO BUILD ADVANCED HYBRID MR TANKERS FOR EGM CHARTER TO EQUINOR

WUHU TO BUILD ADVANCED HYBRID MR TANKERS FOR EGM CHARTER TO EQUINOR

French shipping company EuroGreen Maritime (EGM) has entered into a seven-year charter agreement for four vessels with the Norwegian energy company Equinor under construction at Wuhu Shipyard in Weihai, China. Under the agreement, EGM will deliver four MR IMO II...

Ship classification news

AiP FOR MITSUI E&S METHANOL FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM

AiP FOR MITSUI E&S METHANOL FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM

ClassNK has awarded an approval in principle (AiP) for a methanol fuel supply system developed by Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding. Methanol is considered one of the promising alternative fuels for decarbonisation, and a significant reduction in GHG emissions on a...

ClassNK VERIFIES METHANE SLIP REDUCTION SYSTEM

ClassNK VERIFIES METHANE SLIP REDUCTION SYSTEM

ClassNK has issued a Statement of Fact (SoF), verifying the positive effect of the methane slip reduction system jointly developed by Hitachi Zosen Corporation, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and Yanmar Power Technology. The system consists of Exhaust Gas Recirculation...

Ship’s deck & cargo news

MacGREGOR GRAVITY SELF-UNLOAD SYSTEM CAN HELP CUT CO2 EMISSIONS

MacGREGOR GRAVITY SELF-UNLOAD SYSTEM CAN HELP CUT CO2 EMISSIONS

Cargotec company MacGregor has launched a new gravity self-unloading system that will allow bulk carriers to deliver a wider variety of cargo, in greater volume. The new system, ‘MacGregor GravityVibe’, deploys a patent-pending vibrating unloader to reduce internal...

MacGREGOR ASSISTS HÖEGH AUTOLINERS’ GREEN GOALS

MacGREGOR ASSISTS HÖEGH AUTOLINERS’ GREEN GOALS

Cargotec company MacGregor has been selected to supply packages of ro-ro equipment for an additional four multi-fuel and zero-carbon ready Aurora class Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTCs) for Höegh Autoliners. This will extend Höegh Autoliners’ Aurora class...

Marine electronics & digitalisation news

WÄRTSILÄ LAUNCHES NEW DIGITAL PLATFORM

WÄRTSILÄ LAUNCHES NEW DIGITAL PLATFORM

Wärtsilä ANCS's new digital platform, Nacos Connect, has now been launched for commercial use following five years of development, testing, and customer trials. Nacos Connect is a comprehensive solution designed to empower end customers to optimise the functionality...

Offshore marine news

VARD DEMONSTRATES RECHARGING SOLUTION FOR OFFSHORE BATTERY VESSELS

VARD DEMONSTRATES RECHARGING SOLUTION FOR OFFSHORE BATTERY VESSELS

Alongside a consortium of industry and research partners, Vard is continuing with research, testing, validation, and commercialisation of technological solutions for energy transfer to battery-powered ships offshore. Charging tests have been done in port with high...

WÄRTSILÄ LIFECYCLE AGREEMENT HELPS SUSTAINABILITY IN TAIWAN

WÄRTSILÄ LIFECYCLE AGREEMENT HELPS SUSTAINABILITY IN TAIWAN

Wärtsilä has signed a long-term Guaranteed Asset Performance agreement with CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE), a joint venture between CSBC Corporation and DEME Offshore, covering CDWE’s new 216m marine installation vessel (MIV), the ‘Green Jade’. The DP3-equipped...

Maritime business news

DUTCH  BATTERY COMPANY SECURES FUNDS TO INCREASE SUSTAINABILITY

DUTCH  BATTERY COMPANY SECURES FUNDS TO INCREASE SUSTAINABILITY

Rotterdam-based Nesec Financiering is contributing to an investment programme designed to increase maritime sustainability. By providing a strategic loan, Nesec will plays a pivotal role in the total capital attracted by EST-Floattech from Energietransitiefonds...

SHIP RECYCLING AT LOWEST LEVEL IN 20 YEARS

SHIP RECYCLING AT LOWEST LEVEL IN 20 YEARS

BIMCO reports that over the past two years, ship recycling of bulkers, tankers and container ships has dropped to the lowest level in 20 years. A combination of strong demand following a series of market shocks and low orderbooks have kept older ships operating for...

Maritime & emissions research news

EU HORIZON LAUNCHES €5M BATTERY RESEARCH PROJECT

EU HORIZON LAUNCHES €5M BATTERY RESEARCH PROJECT

A consortium of European partners, including marine energy storage system supplier Corvus Energy, has launched the EU Horizon DigiBatt Research Project - a significant initiative within research, battery cell manufacturing, testing and battery system providers, aimed...

LR-LED STUDY CONCLUDES ALTERNATIVE FUELS ARE CRITICAL FOR GHG CUTS

LR-LED STUDY CONCLUDES ALTERNATIVE FUELS ARE CRITICAL FOR GHG CUTS

Alternative fuels, green steel and renewable energy are fundamental to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction during the life cycle of a vessel, according a study carried out by a Lloyd's Register (LR), Knutsen, HDKSOE and HHI Joint Development Project (JDP). The...

Maritime safety & security news

SAFETY COMPANY IDENTIFIES NEED FOR METHANOL FUEL SAFETY RULES

SAFETY COMPANY IDENTIFIES NEED FOR METHANOL FUEL SAFETY RULES

A new study by safety technology company Survitec has revealed that existing fire-fighting methods used to extinguish machinery space spray and pool fires on conventionally fuelled vessels are inadequate when dealing with methanol-based fires. This follows extensive...

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