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REAL-VESSEL HYDROGEN FUEL PROJECT GAINS EUOPEAN FUNDING

REAL-VESSEL HYDROGEN FUEL PROJECT GAINS EUOPEAN FUNDING

The European Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) has informed the consortium of 17 partners in a project known as Ship-aH2oy that the project has been granted €15m over a five-year timescale to develop and demonstrate a zero-emission...

HYDROGEN FUEL CELL TO GROW IN MARINE MARKETS, SAYS IDTechEx

HYDROGEN FUEL CELL TO GROW IN MARINE MARKETS, SAYS IDTechEx

With the need for the industry to aim for broader climate goals such as the Paris Agreement and 'Fit for 55' in Europe, and the largest vessels tending to contribute the most to maritime emissions, US research consultancy IDTechEx recognises the magnitude of the...

Water & waste management news

MARINFLOC SYSTEMS FOR METHANOL FUELLED BOXSHIPS

MARINFLOC SYSTEMS FOR METHANOL FUELLED BOXSHIPS

Swedish company Marinfloc has initiated delivery of combined EGR bleed-off and Bilge water separators for a major South Korean newbuilding project, having handed over three of a total of 12 shipments for the 16,200 TEU methanol-powered vessels. ABS, Lloyd's Register,...

BIMCO ACTS TO CUT PLASTIC POLLUTION

BIMCO ACTS TO CUT PLASTIC POLLUTION

According to BIMCO, even if plastics on board ships are sorted, managed, and discharged to shore in a proper way, mismanagement of waste on land means it can still reach the ocean. With up to 1.75bn plastic bottles a year being used on board ships, BIMCO believes...

Marine environment & clean shipping news

PORTSMOUTH AIMS TO LEAD UK IN SHORE POWER FACILITIES

PORTSMOUTH AIMS TO LEAD UK IN SHORE POWER FACILITIES

Portsmouth Port says it is now officially on track to become the UK’s leading shore power port, following confirmation of an offer from Scottish and Southern Energy Network (SSEN) to secure the extra power capacity required. In less than two years multiple ships that...

NORWEGIAN CONSORTIUM TO DEVELOP COMPLETE MARITIME HYDROGEN VALUE CHAIN

NORWEGIAN CONSORTIUM TO DEVELOP COMPLETE MARITIME HYDROGEN VALUE CHAIN

A multidisciplinary collaboration, for which a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was recently signed, has the ambitious goal of developing a complete hydrogen value chain for the Northern Xplorer (NX) project, the first zero-emission cruise ship featuring fuel cells...

Marine propulsion & machinery news

FERRY CONVERTS WITH BRUNVOLL TO ZERO-EMISSION OPERATION

FERRY CONVERTS WITH BRUNVOLL TO ZERO-EMISSION OPERATION

From January 1, 2024, the 'Rygerbuen', which operates for Rødne Trafikk as a car ferry between Stavanger and Vassøy, will become zero-emission vessel with electric propulsion from Brunvoll. Brunvoll, which specialises in system supplies for workboats and smaller...

RO-PAX GETS PROPULSION MAKEOVER TO CUT CO2

RO-PAX GETS PROPULSION MAKEOVER TO CUT CO2

Swedish green tech company Qtagg recently secured an order for a total upgrade of ro-pax vessel 'Silja Europa’s' propulsion control system, with the aim of decreasing l decrease the ship’s fuel consumption by 6% and CO2 emissions by 2096 tons yearly. The overhaul...

Marine coatings & hull protection news

JOTUN PARTNERS IN NORWEGIAN ZERO-EMISSIONS PROJECT

JOTUN PARTNERS IN NORWEGIAN ZERO-EMISSIONS PROJECT

Norwegian coatings company Jotun says that it is proud to be a partner of Hurtigruten's 'Sea Zero' project. Sea Zero is a project Hurtigruten Norway started in spring 2022 and its ambition is to enable zero-emission passenger and freight transport along the Norwegian...

PAINT COMPANY’S TECHNOLOGY DAY UNDERLINES GREEN CREDENTIALS

PAINT COMPANY’S TECHNOLOGY DAY UNDERLINES GREEN CREDENTIALS

Nippon Paint Marine’s innovative approach to marine coatings technology was the primary focus of a recent event held by the company in Korea, with a number of delegates praising the company’s range of antifouling and anticorrosion systems in meeting the shipping...

Maritime regulatory news

BIMCO ANSWERS QUESTIONS ON COMPLEXITIES OF CII CLAUSE

BIMCO ANSWERS QUESTIONS ON COMPLEXITIES OF CII CLAUSE

BIMCO published its CII Operations Clause for Time Charter Parties in November, following adoption of the clause by its Documentary Committee. As a result, BIMCO members and industry stakeholders have been providing feedback on application of the clause. The BIMCO CII...

MEPC79 MAKES PROGRESS ON GHGs AND ADOPTS MEDITERRANEAN SECA

MEPC79 MAKES PROGRESS ON GHGs AND ADOPTS MEDITERRANEAN SECA

The 79th meeting of IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 79) reports progress towards revising the Initial IMO GHG Strategy, working towards adopting a strengthened revised Strategy in mid-2023 at MEPC 80. IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim said: "I note...

Ship design & naval architecture news

DELTAMARIN PARTICIPATES IN SAIL CONVERSION PROJECT

DELTAMARIN PARTICIPATES IN SAIL CONVERSION PROJECT

Deltamarin of Finland and French company Socatra have signed a contract for a conversion basic design package for installing two Norsepower rotor sails onboard the 50,000dwt Chemical/Product tanker 'Alcyone'. The MR chemical tanker built in 2022, will be retrofitted...

TESTING TIME FOR ULSTEIN-DESIGNED EXPEDITION CRUISE SHIP

TESTING TIME FOR ULSTEIN-DESIGNED EXPEDITION CRUISE SHIP

Sea Trials of 'Ocean Albatros', Sunstone Ships' latest Ulstein-designed cruise vessel, encountered what were described as "terrible weather conditions, which included more than 20m/s storm and heavy fog", but the vessel performed well and was completed in time for the...

Shipbuilding & ship repair news

STRATEGIC MARINE RECEIVES ORDER FOR FOUR HYBRID CTVS

STRATEGIC MARINE RECEIVES ORDER FOR FOUR HYBRID CTVS

Singapore shipyard Strategic Marine is expanding into the green maritime space with an order for four hybrid StratCat 27 (SC27) Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) for a new customer, Purus Wind’s HST Marine. The inaugural order for parallel hybrid SC27s will see the four...

CONCORDIA DAMEN MAKES PROGRESS WITH HYDROGEN-FUELLED INLAND SHIP

CONCORDIA DAMEN MAKES PROGRESS WITH HYDROGEN-FUELLED INLAND SHIP

Concordia Damen reports that the hull of the first ever inland hydrogen vessel is on its way onboard a heavy-lift ship, along with other hulls for conventional vessesl, from the Yizheng Yangzi shipyard in Shanghai, ready for outfitting in the Netherlands. The vessel,...

Ship classification news

AiP FROM ClassNK FOR MOL AND MITSUI GREEN BULKER

AiP FROM ClassNK FOR MOL AND MITSUI GREEN BULKER

ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for a large (210,000 dwt) ammonia fuelled bulk carrier jointly developed by Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and Mitsui. Ammonia is expected to be used as a ship fuel for decarbonisation since it does not emit CO2 when...

ABS GUIDES PCL IN METHANOL SOLUTION TO CARBON EMISSIONS

ABS GUIDES PCL IN METHANOL SOLUTION TO CARBON EMISSIONS

Pacific Carriers Limited (PCL) of Singapore and sister shipyard group PaxOcean are collaborating with classification society ABS on their journey to decarbonisation. The first step is a recently signed joint development project (JDP) to study methanol as an...

Ship’s deck & cargo news

WÄRTSILÄ GAS SYSTEMS CHOSEN FOR NEW LPG TANKERS

WÄRTSILÄ GAS SYSTEMS CHOSEN FOR NEW LPG TANKERS

Wärtsilä’s LPG Fuel Supply and Cargo Handling systems have been selected for two LPG/Midsize gas carrier vessels being built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea for Exmar LPG, a joint venture between Exmar, a multi-disciplinary maritime and offshore solutions...

MacGREGOR COMPLETES LOW-CARBON ELECTRIC CRANE SERIES

MacGREGOR COMPLETES LOW-CARBON ELECTRIC CRANE SERIES

As part of its mission to support customers with more sustainable products and solutions, Cargotec company MacGregor has introduced a fully electrically driven heavy-duty transloading crane, the TCE. The new heavy-duty transloading crane is a result of extensive...

Marine electronics & digitalisation news

AiP FOR EMISSION-SAVING AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION SYSTEM

AiP FOR EMISSION-SAVING AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION SYSTEM

The commercialisation of autonomous shipping has taken another step forward with the Korean Register (KR) and Liberian Registry (LISCR) awarding Approval in Principle (AiP) for the Hyundai Intelligent Navigation Assistant System (HiNAS 2.0). The newly approved HiNAS...

WÄRTSILÄ REPORT ADDRESSES ‘MONSTER’ OF MARITIME PROGRESS

WÄRTSILÄ REPORT ADDRESSES ‘MONSTER’ OF MARITIME PROGRESS

According to a study by Wärtsilä, despite 78% of industry professionals agreeing that change and technological innovation is a positive thing for the maritime industry, almost half (45%) admit to having a volatile attitude towards technology and over a third (36%) say...

Offshore marine news

NES TO CARRY OUT SYSTEM INTEGRATION OF GC RIEBER SOVS

NES TO CARRY OUT SYSTEM INTEGRATION OF GC RIEBER SOVS

Cemre Shipyard in Turkey has awarded Norwegian Electric Systems a contract to deliver energy design and smart control systems for two 'Windkeeper' service operations vessels (SOVs) being constructed for GC Rieber Shipping. NES’ scope of work is to manage the complete...

EMISSIONS AND EFFICIENCY GAINS WITH DIGITAL MONITORING SYSTEM

EMISSIONS AND EFFICIENCY GAINS WITH DIGITAL MONITORING SYSTEM

Offshore services provider Mainprize Offshore, is rolling out UK company Reygar’s BareFLEET vessel monitoring system across seven of its semi-swath crew transfer vessels (CTVs) as it targets increased efficiencies and operational performance gains for its growing...

Maritime business news

FINLAND INVESTS IN NORSEPOWER ROTOR SAILS

FINLAND INVESTS IN NORSEPOWER ROTOR SAILS

The Finnish Climate Fund, a state-owned special-assignment company focusing on combating climate change, has granted on a capital loan of up to  €10m to rotor sail manufacturer Norsepower in order to help increase its production capacity. Norsepower's products...

J-ENG RENEWS LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH CSSC

J-ENG RENEWS LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH CSSC

Japan Engine Corporation (J-Eng) has renewed the License Contract for UE engines with its Chinese Licensee, China State Shipbuilding Corporation Diesel Engine C (CSE). CSE, as a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited, is China’s largest state-owned...

Maritime & emissions research news

PROPELLER TECHNOLOGY REDUCES UNDERWATER NOISE POLLUTION

PROPELLER TECHNOLOGY REDUCES UNDERWATER NOISE POLLUTION

A propeller technology capable of substantially reducing the underwater radiated noise (URN) generated by ships’ propellers has been developed by Oscar Propulsion and the University of Strathclyde. The patented PressurePores system reduces propeller tip vortex...

VARD OFFSHORE INNOVATION PROJECT RECEIVES GREEN FUNDING

VARD OFFSHORE INNOVATION PROJECT RECEIVES GREEN FUNDING

Vard, its subsidiary Seaonics, and partners have been awarded NOK 38m for the Ocean Charger project through the Norwegian Government's support scheme 'The Green Platform Initiative'. Norwegian Minister of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Jan Christian Vestre, said: "We...

Maritime safety & security news

BIO-SEA WARNS OF CYBER HACKERS GAINING ENTRY VIA BWTS

BIO-SEA WARNS OF CYBER HACKERS GAINING ENTRY VIA BWTS

France-based UV water treatment specialist Bio-UV Group has developed cyber security software for its Bio-Sea ballast water treatment system (BWTS) ahead of two IACS Unified Requirements (URs) set to enter into force in 2024. Like any networked system or control...

LOW-EMISSION FUELS LEAD TO ORDERS FOR INERT GAS SYSTEMS

LOW-EMISSION FUELS LEAD TO ORDERS FOR INERT GAS SYSTEMS

Survitec’s Maritime Protection brand has registered a significant increase in orders for Inert Gas (IG) systems over the past two years following a surge in orders for newbuild vessels with LNG-burning engines. This increase is partly attributed to the global shipping...

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