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WÄRTSILÄ LAUNCHES AMMONIA FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM

WÄRTSILÄ LAUNCHES AMMONIA FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM

Wärtsilä Gas Solutions is to introduce a new ammonia fuel supply system (AFSS) which will handle ammonia in either liquid or gaseous form, for ships able to operate with ammonia fuel. The Wärtsilä AFSS is believed to offer an innovative and reliable system in line...

Water & waste management news

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...

NEW BWTS FACILITY ADDS CREW TRAINING

NEW BWTS FACILITY ADDS CREW TRAINING

Bio-UV Group, the French manufacturer of the Bio-Sea ballast water treatment system (BWTS), has inaugurated a new 1,200m² maritime training, R&D, engineering, and production facility. The completion of the €2.2m extension, which increases the footprint of the...

Marine environment & clean shipping news

ABB TO INSTAL SHORE POWER AT PORTSMOUTH PORT

ABB TO INSTAL SHORE POWER AT PORTSMOUTH PORT

ABB has won an order from Portsmouth International Port to supply a shore connection solution for visiting ferries and cruise ships, as part of the UK port’s Sea Change project to design, build and operate a shore power system across its three busiest berths. The...

ZINUS TO DELIVER AUTONOMOUS CHARGING TOWER FOR SWEDISH ELECTRIC FERRIES

ZINUS TO DELIVER AUTONOMOUS CHARGING TOWER FOR SWEDISH ELECTRIC FERRIES

METS Technology, the main contractor and integrator of the Gullmarsleden ferry electrification project, has awarded the contract for the cable management system to shore power company Zinus who will deliver a ZPP800, fully autonomous charging tower. The Gullmarsleden...

Marine propulsion & machinery news

MITSUI ADDS FOUR METHANOL-FUELLED ENGINES TO ORDERBOOK

MITSUI ADDS FOUR METHANOL-FUELLED ENGINES TO ORDERBOOK

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (Mitsui E&S) has received a letter of Intent (LoI) for four methanol-fuelled engines,  to the MAN B&W 6G80ME-C10.5- LGIM-EGRTC design, for container ships to be built by Japan Marine United Corporation of Yokohama. With...

ABB ELECTRICS FOR CHILEAN-BUILT HYBRID CRUISE SHIP

ABB ELECTRICS FOR CHILEAN-BUILT HYBRID CRUISE SHIP

ABB has been selected by the Astilleros y Servicios Navales (Asenav) shipyard based in Chile to provide a power and propulsion system for Antarctica21’s newbuild boutique expedition ship ‘Magellan Discoverer’. Due for delivery in 2026, the vessel is the first...

Marine coatings & hull protection news

INTERSLEEK COATING SAID TO SAVE 41m TONNES OF CO2

INTERSLEEK COATING SAID TO SAVE 41m TONNES OF CO2

Real-world performance data compiled from ships applied with International brand Intersleek 1100SR over the past 10 years shows the coating has cut ship fuel bills by US$ 8bn and reduced 41m tonnes of CO2 emissions. The biocide-free foul release coating is claimed o...

STOLT APPLIES GRAPHENE COATING TO CHEMICAL TANKER

STOLT APPLIES GRAPHENE COATING TO CHEMICAL TANKER

Stolt Tankers has applied a sustainable hull coating to one of its chemical tankers, 'Stolt Lotus', a move that is believed to represent the first such application of graphene technology in this market sector. The X-Git Fuel graphene technology, developed by Graphite...

Maritime regulatory news

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,...

IMO MAKES PROGRESS ON H2 AND NH3 SAFETY

IMO MAKES PROGRESS ON H2 AND NH3 SAFETY

The IMO's Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers made significant progress on the development of draft interim guidelines for the safety of ships using hydrogen and ammonia as fuel when it met for its ninth session (CCC 9). Taking into account the urgency...

Ship design & naval architecture news

BC FERRIES REVEALS NEW GREEN FERRY CONCEPTS

BC FERRIES REVEALS NEW GREEN FERRY CONCEPTS

Canada's BC Ferries has released first details of its New Major Vessels programme, which will involve up to seven new ferries planned to enter operation starting in 2029. BC Ferries is building these new major vessels to provide more capacity across the ferry system...

TEN NEW FUEL-OPTIMISED FAST FERRIES TO INCAT CROWTHER DESIGN

TEN NEW FUEL-OPTIMISED FAST FERRIES TO INCAT CROWTHER DESIGN

Singapore’s Majestic Fast Ferry has commissioned Incat Crowther to design a new second generation 39m passenger ferry as the basis of its future fleet. Incat Crowther’s range with Indonesian builder PT Cahaya Samudra covers four vessels lengths; 29m, 32m, 39m and 42m....

Shipbuilding & ship repair news

TERSAN DELIVERS BATTERY FERRIES TO FJORD1 AND GAINS FOUR-VESSEL ORDER 

TERSAN DELIVERS BATTERY FERRIES TO FJORD1 AND GAINS FOUR-VESSEL ORDER 

Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1 and Tersan Shipyard of Turkey have concluded a contract for the construction of four autonomous ferries. The vessels are designed by HAV Design of Norway to combine efficiency, safety, and innovation. At 120m in overall length, Fjord1’s...

COCHIN BEGINS BUILD OF SAMSKIP ZERO-EMISSION H2 FEEDER

COCHIN BEGINS BUILD OF SAMSKIP ZERO-EMISSION H2 FEEDER

Indian shipbuilder Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), has carried out the steel cutting of the first vessel in series of two vessels of Sea Shuttle zero emission feeder container project being built for Samskip, a logistics company headquartered in the Netherlands. This...

Ship classification news

AiP FROM ABS FOR CHINESE METHANOL DUAL-FUEL WTIV PROJECT

AiP FROM ABS FOR CHINESE METHANOL DUAL-FUEL WTIV PROJECT

ABS has issued approval in principle (AiP) to Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore for its design of a dual-fuel methanol, heavy-duty, offshore wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV). The WTIV will be capable of transporting and installing the largest wind turbines, capable...

ABS PUBLISHES LCO2 CARRIER REQUIREMENTS

ABS PUBLISHES LCO2 CARRIER REQUIREMENTS

ABS is setting its sights on the vessels that will support the next step in the path of decarbonisation with its latest publication: 'Requirements for Liquefied Carbon Dioxide Carriers'. This is believed to be the first publication available in the maritime industry...

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

NAPA LAUNCHES DATA SOLUTION TO ACCELERATE ENERGY TRANSITION

NAPA LAUNCHES DATA SOLUTION TO ACCELERATE ENERGY TRANSITION

Maritime software and data service provider Napa has introduced 'Napa Studios', an initiative that the company hopes will foster cross-industry partnerships to deliver new data-driven solutions and insights on some of the most imminent ship design, safety and...

WIND ASSISTANCE SOFTWARE RECEIVES AiP

WIND ASSISTANCE SOFTWARE RECEIVES AiP

Dutch company Blue Wasp Marine's Pelican performance prediction software for wind-assisted ships has been awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) from classification society RINA. Pelican is thus believed to be the first software of its kind to have received class...

Offshore marine news

AiP FROM ClassNK FOR JAPANESE WINDFARM SUPPORT VESSEL CONCEPT

AiP FROM ClassNK FOR JAPANESE WINDFARM SUPPORT VESSEL CONCEPT

ClassNK has awarded an approval in principle (AiP) for the design of a multi-functional floating offshore windfarm support vessel (MFSV) developed by 'K' Line Wind Service, a joint venture of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha and Kawasaki Kinkai Kisen Kaisha, together with Japan...

LOW-CARBON SWATH CTVs TO BE BUILT IN FINLAND

LOW-CARBON SWATH CTVs TO BE BUILT IN FINLAND

Ad Hoc Marine Designs (AHMD) of the UK has announced a new design of Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull (Swath) crew transfer vessels (CTVs) for Scottish operator Maritime Craft Services (MCS). Initially, three vessels to the new design will be built at Työvene yard in...

Maritime business news

NEW MAN SERVICE HUB WILL HELP ENABLE ALTERNATIVE FUEL TAKE-UP

NEW MAN SERVICE HUB WILL HELP ENABLE ALTERNATIVE FUEL TAKE-UP

The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) has welcomed the opening of MAN Energy Solutions’ new mixed-purpose service facility that will expand its local business activities in Singapore. As one of the leading global engine makers of alternative-fuel engines,...

SWISS COMPANY DEVELOPS MARINE FUEL CELL

SWISS COMPANY DEVELOPS MARINE FUEL CELL

EH Group of Switzerland has joined H2Marine, a co-funded initiative by the EU’s Clean Hydrogen Partnership and SERI (Switzerland). The project is committed to innovation in hydrogen technologies, focused on the development of next generation PEM fuel cell (FC) stacks...

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

ALTERNATIVE FUELS NEED UPGRADED FIRE PROTECTION

ALTERNATIVE FUELS NEED UPGRADED FIRE PROTECTION

In response to the growing demand for advanced fire safety solutions to support the maritime industry's transition to cleaner fuels, survival technology solutions provider Survitec has reconfigured and enhanced its Dry Chemical Powder (DCP) fire extinguishing system....

GHG REDUCTION REGULATIONS CAN IMPACT ON SECURITY

GHG REDUCTION REGULATIONS CAN IMPACT ON SECURITY

IMO Rules to reduce the amount of CO2 generated from new-build vessels  (EEDI) and  existing vessels (EEXI) as well as local measures such as the European Commission (EC) 'Fit for 55' may be essential for environmental sustainability, but will have significant impacts...

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