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DANISH HYDROGEN PROPULSION STUDY NOW COMPLETED

DANISH HYDROGEN PROPULSION STUDY NOW COMPLETED

During the past year, H2 Energy and DFDS have worked together on a project to analyse the feasibility of retrofitting large ferries with a hydrogen propulsion system. Now, the project has been finalised, contributing important knowledge for further analysis on the use...

MAERSK SHIP PERFORMS FIRST GREEN METHANOL BUNKERING IN CHINA

MAERSK SHIP PERFORMS FIRST GREEN METHANOL BUNKERING IN CHINA

Maersk claimed a milestone as the large methanol-enabled vessel 'Astrid Mærsk' berthed at Yangshan port in Shanghai, for the first green methanol bunkering with simultaneous cargo and bunkering operations in China. This historic first in China was made possible in...

Water & waste management news

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...

BALLAST SERVICE HELPS PREVENT BWTS NON-COMPLIANCE ISSUE

BALLAST SERVICE HELPS PREVENT BWTS NON-COMPLIANCE ISSUE

Danish company Bawat reports a recent case that underscores the critical need for effective ballast reception facilities in ports, where the company was called upon to deliver its ballast as a service (BaaS) solution to a vessel facing deballasting challenges in...

Marine environment & clean shipping news

SINGAPORE-ROTTERDAM GREEN CORRIDOR GAINS MORE SUPPORT

SINGAPORE-ROTTERDAM GREEN CORRIDOR GAINS MORE SUPPORT

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Port of Rotterdam Authority (PoR) have announced further progress with the proposal for a Singapore-Rotterdam Green and Digital Shipping Corridor (GDSC), first announced in August 2022. The aim of the GDSC is to...

ZERO-CARBON FUEL TRAINING CENTRE TO BE ESTABLISHED IN SINGAPORE

ZERO-CARBON FUEL TRAINING CENTRE TO BE ESTABLISHED IN SINGAPORE

Ammonia-to-power company Amogy has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and other collaborators to develop a Maritime Energy Training Facility (METF) to train maritime professionals in operating ships powered by...

Marine propulsion & machinery news

PROMAS MAKES USCG VESSELS MORE SUSTAINABLE

PROMAS MAKES USCG VESSELS MORE SUSTAINABLE

Kongsberg Maritime has been selected by Austal USA to supply its Promas propulsion system to the latest ship in the new United States Coast Guard (USCG) Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) Heritage Class programme. This initial contract is to supply Kongsberg Maritime...

Marine coatings & hull protection news

GRAPHENE PROPELLER COATING IMPROVES BULKER FLEET CII RATINGS

GRAPHENE PROPELLER COATING IMPROVES BULKER FLEET CII RATINGS

In a proactive move towards energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, dry bulk shipping company Pacific Basin has decided to apply a sustainable graphene-based propeller coating, XGIT-Prop, from Canadian company GIT Coatings, across its entire fleet. The...

PPG LAUNCHES EMISSION-REDUCING ANTIFOULING

PPG LAUNCHES EMISSION-REDUCING ANTIFOULING

Coatings manufacturer PPG has launched PPG Nexeon 810, described as an innovative copper-­free antifouling developed with a strong emphasis on vessel performance, emissions reduction and sustainability. Independent ISO 19030 and International Towing Tank Conference...

Maritime regulatory news

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...

NEW VIDEO SERIES EXPLAINS EEXI

NEW VIDEO SERIES EXPLAINS EEXI

Shipowners and operators as well as maritime administration personnel can get to grips with the Energy Efficiency eXisting Ship Index (EEXI) through a new series of videos released in cooperation with the IMO. The films, developed by the Global Industry Alliance to...

Ship design & naval architecture news

HYDROGEN/BIO FUEL HYBRID PASSENGER VESSEL BEGINS OPERATION IN JAPAN

HYDROGEN/BIO FUEL HYBRID PASSENGER VESSEL BEGINS OPERATION IN JAPAN

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL)'s hybrid passenger ship 'Hanaria', which uses hydrogen and biodiesel fuels, has started service in Kitakyushu, Japan. The ship was built at the Hongawara Ship Yard for MOL Group company Motena-Sea, backed by investments from MOL Techno-Trade....

NORWEGIAN UPGRADE CUTS CO2 FOOTPRINT OF ARGENTINIAN TRAWLER

NORWEGIAN UPGRADE CUTS CO2 FOOTPRINT OF ARGENTINIAN TRAWLER

The Argentinian factory trawler 'Centurion del Atlantico' has been through a major upgrade at Norway's Westcon Florø shipyard. Norwegian Ship Design Company was chosen in 2021 by owner Estremar to plan and engineer the modification. Thereafter in 2022 Westcon Florø...

Shipbuilding & ship repair news

ULSTEIN LAUNCHES FIRST OF OLYMPIC HYBRID CSOV PAIR

ULSTEIN LAUNCHES FIRST OF OLYMPIC HYBRID CSOV PAIR

The construction service operation vessel (CSOV) 'Olympic Boreas', featuring Ulstein's Twin X-Stern, has been launched from the dock hall at Ulstein Verft, Norway. Olympic Boreas is yard number 318 and the first of two sister vessels for Olympic. As CSOVs, they assist...

Ship classification news

ClassNK ADDS ENERGY TRANSITION SUPPORT SERVICE

ClassNK ADDS ENERGY TRANSITION SUPPORT SERVICE

ClassNK has extended its services to support concrete actions by customers towards a smooth transition to shipping zero-emission. With the revision of IMO's GHG emissions reduction targets and the introduction of the EU climate policy package for the shipping sector,...

MARINE ESS IS FIRST TO RECEIVE ClassNK TYPE APPROVAL

MARINE ESS IS FIRST TO RECEIVE ClassNK TYPE APPROVAL

Provider of marine battery and fuel cell systems Corvus Energy's Orca Energy Storage System has received Type Approval from the Japanese class society, ClassNK.  This is the first marine battery to get this type approval since the ClassNK rules for marine energy...

Ship’s deck & cargo news

WÄRTSILÄ TO EQUIP AMMONIA TANKER NEWBUILDS

WÄRTSILÄ TO EQUIP AMMONIA TANKER NEWBUILDS

Wärtsilä will supply the Cargo Handling Systems (CHS) for four new 45,000m3 gas carrier vessels, expected to primarily carry ammonia, and which are currently under construction at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) yard in Korea for UK and Singapore based Purus. The...

WÄRTSILÄ GAS SYSTEMS FOR SOLVANG’S NEW LARGE LPG CARRIERS

WÄRTSILÄ GAS SYSTEMS FOR SOLVANG’S NEW LARGE LPG CARRIERS

Wärtsilä is to supply gas handling systems for five new very large LPG carrier vessels to be built at the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) yard in South Korea. The ships have been contracted by Norwegian ship owner Solvang in a joint venture with Gunvor Group of Geneva....

Marine electronics & digitalisation news

DIGITALISATION OF ENGINES AND TURBOCHARGERS CUTS COSTS AND EMISSIONS

DIGITALISATION OF ENGINES AND TURBOCHARGERS CUTS COSTS AND EMISSIONS

Accelleron customers will gain easier access to data-driven performance improvements and cost reductions thanks to a new partnership with maritime data platform provider Bemac. Under the agreement signed with Accelleron’s Japanese joint venture company Turbo Systems...

CHRISTIANIA SHIPPING EMBRACES CREW BEHAVIOUR CHANGES TO CUT EMISSIONS

CHRISTIANIA SHIPPING EMBRACES CREW BEHAVIOUR CHANGES TO CUT EMISSIONS

Christiania Shipping is employing Signol, a behaviour change service which uses StormGeo data, to understand and increase crew members’ fuel-saving behaviour. The six-month project will run across 18 chemical and gas tankers and aims to reduce fuel consumption and CO2...

Offshore marine news

METHANOL HYBRID OFFSHORE VESSEL ORDERED BY REM

METHANOL HYBRID OFFSHORE VESSEL ORDERED BY REM

Rem Offshore and Myklebust Verft have signed a contract for the construction of a zero-emission Energy Subsea Construction Vessel (ESCV). The vessel will be fitted with a 250t crane and is scheduled for delivery in 2026. According to Rem, it will be the first of its...

NEW ULSTEIN SX232 DESIGN OFFERS VERSATILITY AND LOW EMISSIONS

NEW ULSTEIN SX232 DESIGN OFFERS VERSATILITY AND LOW EMISSIONS

Ulstein reports a growing demand for subsea vessels that can operate in challenging environments and perform complex tasks, and offer flexibility, efficiency and reliability in installing, maintaining, or decommissioning offshore wind farms or oil and gas platforms....

Maritime business news

INTERCARGO AND RIGHTSHIP LAUNCH SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE

INTERCARGO AND RIGHTSHIP LAUNCH SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE

Dry Cargo Shipowner association Intercargo and digital maritime ESG platform RightShip have launched the Dry Bulk Centre of Excellence (DBCE), an independent, not-for-profit industry organisation dedicated to the administration of the Dry Bulk Management Standard...

ONE SECURES INITIAL EU ETS CREDITS

ONE SECURES INITIAL EU ETS CREDITS

Japanese container shipping alliance Ocean Network Express (ONE) has made its inaugural European Union Allowances (EUA) transaction with BNP Paribas. According to ONE, commencing 1 January 2024, under the regulations of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS), the...

Maritime & emissions research news

SLOVENIAN UNIVERSITY JOINS EUROPEAN WATERBORNE TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM

SLOVENIAN UNIVERSITY JOINS EUROPEAN WATERBORNE TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM

In order to provide input and collaborate with the key players in the transition to a zero-emission, digital, safe, secure and competitive waterborne sector, the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) has recently joined the Waterborne Technology Platform. The Waterborne...

ENERGY ANALYST JOINS MAERSK R&D CENTRE

ENERGY ANALYST JOINS MAERSK R&D CENTRE

The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping (MMMZCS) and global energy analyst Rystad Energy have signed a Knowledge Partnership Agreement to formalise their collaboration. As official partners, MMMZCS and Rystad Energy have embarked on a long-term...

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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