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BP AND RIO TINTO TO UNDERTAKE ONE-YEAR BIOFUEL TRIAL

BP AND RIO TINTO TO UNDERTAKE ONE-YEAR BIOFUEL TRIAL

Rio Tinto and bp have agreed to work together on a one-year biofuel trial to help reduce carbon emissions from Rio Tinto’s marine fleet. Under the trial, bp is supplying Rio Tinto with marine biofuel for approximately 12 months. The fuel will be trialled on Rio...

Water & waste management news

DAMEN TO PROMOTE BAWAT GREEN BWMS

DAMEN TO PROMOTE BAWAT GREEN BWMS

Damen Shipyards Group and Swedish company Bawat have agreed that Damen Green Solutions is given the rights to sell, install and promote Bawat’s ship-based ballast water management system (BWMS) which uses waste heat rather than chemicals or UV lamps. Damen says it has...

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...

Marine environment & clean shipping news

YOKOHAMA PORT PLANS AMMONIA-FUELLED TUG

YOKOHAMA PORT PLANS AMMONIA-FUELLED TUG

NYK Line, IHI Power Systems, and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with City of Yokohama for the acceptance of an ammonia-fuelled tugboat (A-Tug) at the port of Yokohama. The conclusion of this MoU is part of the Green...

UK CHAMBER CALLS FOR MANDATORY SHORE POWER

UK CHAMBER CALLS FOR MANDATORY SHORE POWER

The UK Chamber of Shipping has urged the Government to establish clear mandatory targets for ports to install shore power charging points across the UK’s coast and for ships to use them. The Chamber’s proposals come in response to a call for evidence by the Department...

Marine propulsion & machinery news

DAMEN TO EQUIP THREE EFFICIENT INLAND TANKERS

DAMEN TO EQUIP THREE EFFICIENT INLAND TANKERS

Damen Marine Components (DMC) will supply Flex tunnels, propeller nozzles, manoeuvring systems  and rudders for two innovative inland tanker vessels to Rensen-Driessen Shipbuilding (RDS) of Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands. The newly developed tankers by RDS are...

CASTOLDI MOVES UP WATERJET SIZE RANGE

CASTOLDI MOVES UP WATERJET SIZE RANGE

Castoldi has launched a new waterjet unit, the Turbodrive 600 HCT, which is the largest in the Castoldi range to date. It features, as other models in the range, an integrated gearbox (certified for heavy duty ratings) and hydraulic clutch, with a choice of ...

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

UZMAR AND RAL COOPERATE ON METHANOL-FUELLED TUG DESIGNS

UZMAR AND RAL COOPERATE ON METHANOL-FUELLED TUG DESIGNS

Turkish shipyard Uzmar and Canadian naval architects Robert Allan Ltd (RAL) have signed an agreement to design and build a new series of methanol-fuelled tugboats. These new designs, exclusive to Uzmar, represent a new generation of lower emission tugs that Uzmar's...

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...

Shipbuilding & ship repair news

FIRST HYDROGEN-POWERED TUG TO DEBUT IN BELGIUM

FIRST HYDROGEN-POWERED TUG TO DEBUT IN BELGIUM

The Port of Antwerp-Bruges and CMB.Tech, the clean-tech subsidiary of logistics and shipping company CMB (Compagnie Maritime Belge) have announced the launch of the Hydrotug, believed to be the first hydrogen-powered tugboat, at the Armón group Navia yard in Spain,...

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 TO SUPPLY RO-RO EQUIPMENT FOR THREE HYBRID FERRIES

MACGREGOR TO SUPPLY RO-RO EQUIPMENT FOR THREE HYBRID FERRIES

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has been selected to supply comprehensive packages of ro-ro equipment for three pro-ecological, low-emission vessels powered by four LNG engines of dual-fuel type with battery assistance (hybrid). These RoPax ferries will be built at...

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...

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

TOPSOE TO BUILD LARGEST ELECTROLYSER FACILITY

TOPSOE TO BUILD LARGEST ELECTROLYSER FACILITY

Danish company Topsoe has announced its intention to construct what it believes to be the world’s largest and most advanced industrial scale electrolyser production plant, in order to help accelerate the adoption of  green solutions to decarbonise hard-to-abate...

CORVUS TO ADDRESS US MARITIME DEMANDS WITH NEW BATTERY PLANT

CORVUS TO ADDRESS US MARITIME DEMANDS WITH NEW BATTERY PLANT

Marine battery energy storage systems (BESS) manufacturer Corvus Energy is expanding its US operations by opening a new factory in the state of Washington, north of Seattle in the Port of Bellingham. The US-based manufacturing facility, with an annual capacity of 200...

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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