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UNTIL ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGIES MATURE, BIOFUELS WILL PLAY A MAJOR ROLE

UNTIL ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGIES MATURE, BIOFUELS WILL PLAY A MAJOR ROLE

DNV Maritime recently brought together industry experts to share up-to-date insights into alternative and emerging fuels, with GoodFuels and UECC among the participants. In addition to discussing availability, latest insights, regulatory and financial implications,...

NAMING CEREMONY FOR FIRST NEW METHANOL TANKER

NAMING CEREMONY FOR FIRST NEW METHANOL TANKER

Proman Stena Bulk has formally named its first newbuild IMOIIMeMAX methanol-fuelled 49,900 dwt vessel, 'Stena Pro Patria', in a ceremony hosted in Trinidad and Tobago. Stena Pro Patria is the first of three methanol-fuelled vessels delivered in 2022 to the joint...

Water & waste management news

RWO SUPPLIES NEW WASTE TREATMENT SYSTEMS FOR CELEBRITY SHIPS

RWO SUPPLIES NEW WASTE TREATMENT SYSTEMS FOR CELEBRITY SHIPS

Water management system company RWO has successfully completed two installations of its next generation advanced water treatment system (AWTS) - the CleanSewage Membrane Reactor (CS-MBR) for Celebrity Cruises. The sewage treatment plant on the Celebrity Solstice-class...

USCG APPROVAL FOR LANGH BWMS

USCG APPROVAL FOR LANGH BWMS

Langh Tech's one-way ballast water management system (BWMS) has become the first UV-based system to receive US Coast Guard type approval for one-way treatment. Four months after successfully completing IMO type approval, the Finnish marine technology manufacturer...

Marine environment & clean shipping news

NEW EUROPEAN PARTNERSHIP PROMOTES MARITIME BATTERIES

NEW EUROPEAN PARTNERSHIP PROMOTES MARITIME BATTERIES

In an effort to develop batteries suitable for deployment in the waterborne transport sector, the Waterborne Technology Platform and the Batteries European Partnership Association (BEPA) have formally signed a Joint Declaration which formalises the cooperation between...

FIRST BAR/YARA WINDWINGS INSTALLATIONS TAKE SHAPE

FIRST BAR/YARA WINDWINGS INSTALLATIONS TAKE SHAPE

BAR Technologies and Yara Marine Technologies have started construction of the first production run of BAR's pioneering WindWings, two of which will be installed during the first half of 2023 on MC Shipping-owned vessel 'Pyxis Ocean', and four on the 'Berge Olympus'...

Marine propulsion & machinery news

ROLLS-ROYCE AND EST-FLOATTECH SIGN BATTERY CONTRACT

ROLLS-ROYCE AND EST-FLOATTECH SIGN BATTERY CONTRACT

Dutch company EST-Floattech's German office has signed a long-term framework contract with Rolls-Royce Power Systems for EST Floatech's Green Orca 1050 battery module which will provide energy for 10 newbuild ferries. The two companies are forming a partnership, and...

ABB SHAFT GENERATORS SUPPORT COSCO BOXSHIPS WITH ENERGY EFFICIENCY

ABB SHAFT GENERATORS SUPPORT COSCO BOXSHIPS WITH ENERGY EFFICIENCY

ABB has secured a contract with the shipyard Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry (Yangzhou), to equip 10 China Cosco Shipping Corporation container vessels with its permanent magnet shaft generator systems. The deal is considered to reaffim the growing appeal of the systems...

Marine coatings & hull protection news

HEMPEL’S FUEL-SAVING HULL COATING NOW ON 3000 SHIPS

HEMPEL’S FUEL-SAVING HULL COATING NOW ON 3000 SHIPS

Coatings company Hempel says it has passed a landmark in the number of ships coated with its Hempaguard hull paint, after a 335m long container ship received the 3000th application of its flagship Hempaguard product during a dry-docking at Beihei Shipyard in China....

NIPPON PAINT ANTIFOULING MAINTAINS EFFICIENCY THROUGH LAY-UP

NIPPON PAINT ANTIFOULING MAINTAINS EFFICIENCY THROUGH LAY-UP

Nippon Paint Marine has reported substantial interest in its Aquaterras antifouling system following growing evidence that cruise ships are returning to service after lengthy lay-up with hulls completely free of biofouling.  After full application of Aquaterras...

Maritime regulatory news

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...

DIGITAL LOG BOOKS INCLUDE NEW ENVIRONMENTAL RECORDS

DIGITAL LOG BOOKS INCLUDE NEW ENVIRONMENTAL RECORDS

LogCentral, OneOcean’s electronic record book solution, has been expanded, furthering the company’s environmental offering by integrating record keeping into the environmental suite. Four new record books have been added to LogCentral, as well as the confirmation of...

Ship design & naval architecture news

LOW-EMISSION CTV DESIGN LAUNCHES TO US OFFSHORE WIND SECTOR

LOW-EMISSION CTV DESIGN LAUNCHES TO US OFFSHORE WIND SECTOR

Marine engineering consultancy BAR Technologies (BAR), is to make its low emission CTV design, the BARTech 30, available for the first US offshore wind projects in 2024, following tenders from several US shipyards. BAR is setting up license agreements that will see...

MINI-TUG DESIGN USES BATTERY POWER

MINI-TUG DESIGN USES BATTERY POWER

US companies Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) and Miller Marine have teamed to design and construct a fully electric truckable tug, which is purposefully designed as a multi-functional utility boat servicing marine construction sites, tending dredges, tending buoys,...

Shipbuilding & ship repair news

FINCANTIERI’S FOURTH GREEN VIRGIN CRUISE SHIP TAKES TO THE WATER

FINCANTIERI’S FOURTH GREEN VIRGIN CRUISE SHIP TAKES TO THE WATER

The floating out ceremony of 'Brilliant Lady', last of four ships which Virgin Voyages (new cruise operator and a brand of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group) ordered from the Italian Fincantieri group, has taken place at Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente (Genoa) shipyard....

MEYER STARTS BUILD OF SECOND FUEL CELL-EQUIPPED CRUISESHIP

MEYER STARTS BUILD OF SECOND FUEL CELL-EQUIPPED CRUISESHIP

German shipbuilder Meyer Werft has started production of the cruise ship 'Silver Ray' for Silversea Cruises with a steel cutting ceremony at the Papenburg yard. Like sister ship Silver Nova, which is already under construction, Silver Ray is said to set new standards...

Ship classification news

RINA SEES POTENTIAL OF AMMONIA FOR DECARBONISING SHIPPING

RINA SEES POTENTIAL OF AMMONIA FOR DECARBONISING SHIPPING

Classification society RINA strongly believes that ammonia can help decarbonise the shipping sector and is aiming to recruit a next generation of Project Managers  to address this challenge and find a way to use clean ammonia as a fuel for ships.  As ammonia is a...

FIRST RINA CLASSED HYDROGEN-CAPABLE VESSEL

FIRST RINA CLASSED HYDROGEN-CAPABLE VESSEL

Classification society RINA believes that hydrogen is a possible solution (especially for short sea application) to produce the required propulsion energy with no CO2 emissions. Under the European Green Deal, net zero emissions should be achieved in all sectors by...

Ship’s deck & cargo news

ALFA LAVAL OPTIMISES LNG GAS GENERATOR

ALFA LAVAL OPTIMISES LNG GAS GENERATOR

Alfa Laval has optimised the design of the Alfa Laval Smit LNG inert gas generator, bringing greater flexibility and modular construction, offering a range of options for more choice and faster access to vital safety equipment. The Smit LNG system is known for its...

PUMP RANGE TAILORED TO LNG SHIP REQUIREMENTS

PUMP RANGE TAILORED TO LNG SHIP REQUIREMENTS

Svanehøj has launched a completely new pump design for LNG, which it believes makes it the first in the marine market to offer both deepwell pumps and submerged pumps for electric fuel systems, aiming to gain a larger share of the attractive and strongly growing LNG...

Marine electronics & digitalisation news

REPORT SAYS CONNECTIVITY AIDS GREEN SHIPPING

REPORT SAYS CONNECTIVITY AIDS GREEN SHIPPING

A new report published by Inmarsat and compiled by maritime innovation consultancy Thetius makes a compelling case that shipping companies seeking to meet current and emerging challenges facing the maritime industry will benefit from a strategic approach to...

Offshore marine news

WÄRTSILÄ SYSTEMS FOR JONES ACT WTIV SOLUTION

WÄRTSILÄ SYSTEMS FOR JONES ACT WTIV SOLUTION

Wärtsilä has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Texas based Bleutec Industries, covering Wärtsilä’s role as the system integrator for Bleutec’s innovative Binary Marine Installation Solution (BMIS), described as a cost-effective, Jones Act compliant alternative...

DAMEN AND WINDCAT TO BUILD HYDROGEN-FUELLED CSOVS

DAMEN AND WINDCAT TO BUILD HYDROGEN-FUELLED CSOVS

Offshore personnel transfer company Windcat has placed an order for the construction of a series of hydrogen-powered Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs), with Damen Shipyards. The 'Elevation Series' CSOVs have been designed by Damen Shipyards in...

Maritime business news

INTERNATIONAL LEADERS MEET IN SINGAPORE

INTERNATIONAL LEADERS MEET IN SINGAPORE

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)’s Academy has welcomed 16 senior maritime leaders from 12 countries and the IMO at its 12th Maritime Public Leaders’ Programme (MPLP). The MPLP is an executive leadership programme that was first launched in 2011. It...

NYK AND CODELCO AIM TO DECARBONISE SHIPPING OF COPPER

NYK AND CODELCO AIM TO DECARBONISE SHIPPING OF COPPER

Chilean state-owned copper producer Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile (Codelco) and NYK Bulk & Project Carriers (NBP), an NYK Group company, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly study the decarbonised transportation of copper products....

Maritime & emissions research news

MARIN EXPANDS WIND ASSISTANCE APPLICATION

MARIN EXPANDS WIND ASSISTANCE APPLICATION

BlueRoute, an application developed by Dutch research agency Marin, has been expanded following the first results of the WiSP2 project, which aims to identify the amount of fuel savings shipowners can achieve using wind assistance. Project manager of WiSP2 Patrick...

SEA-LNG DEBUNKS ANOTHER STUDY

SEA-LNG DEBUNKS ANOTHER STUDY

According to LNG industry collective Sea-LNG, the recent study from UCL, 'Exploring methods for understanding stranded value: case study on LNG capable ships', is a flawed academic exercise, detached from reality. Sea-LNG's view is that, in setting out a framework for...

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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