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TITAN ADDS TO LNG BUNKERING FLEET

TITAN ADDS TO LNG BUNKERING FLEET

Titan, the Dutch independent supplier of low and zero-emission fuels, has acquired two small scale LNG carriers – the 'Seapeak Unikum' and 'Seapeak Vision' – from Canadian gas transportation company Seapeak, formerly known as Teekay LNG Partners. The vessels will be...

H2 CARRIER JOINS HYDROGEN FUEL SOLUTIONS CLUSTER

H2 CARRIER JOINS HYDROGEN FUEL SOLUTIONS CLUSTER

H2Carrier, the designer and owner of proprietary floating energy production and storage system P2XFloater, has become a member of the Ocean Hyway Cluster, which is a Norwegian network for hydrogen-based solutions for the maritime sector. The cluster says it is making...

Water & waste management news

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...

LARGE BWTS ORDER FROM YACHT BUILDER

LARGE BWTS ORDER FROM YACHT BUILDER

French UV water treatment company Bio-UV Group has signed a major supply deal with luxury yacht builder Baglietto for several Bio-Sea ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) for newbuild projects. The agreement, which builds on the success of Baglietto’s Bio-Sea...

Marine environment & clean shipping news

NORSEPOWER WIND ASSISTANCE FOR SOCOTRA MR TANKER

NORSEPOWER WIND ASSISTANCE FOR SOCOTRA MR TANKER

Norsepower, the Finnish provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, has signed a contract with French ship owner and operator Socatra for the retrofit installation of two Norsepower Rotor Sails on the Medium Range (MR) tanker 'Alcyone'. The 50,000 dwt, 2022 built,...

AIR LUBRICATION FOR ADNOC LNG CARRIERS

AIR LUBRICATION FOR ADNOC LNG CARRIERS

Clean technology company Silverstream Technologies has signed an agreement with CSSC Jiangnan Shipyard Group to supply its Silverstream System air lubrication technology on the newbuild LNG carrier programme being constructed for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company...

Marine propulsion & machinery news

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...

WinGD AND CMB.TECH PARTNER ON AMMONIA-FUELLED ENGINE PROJECT

WinGD AND CMB.TECH PARTNER ON AMMONIA-FUELLED ENGINE PROJECT

Swiss marine power company WinGD and Belgian shipping and cleantech group CMB.Tech have signed an agreement on the development of ammonia-fuelled two-stroke engines, with the aim to install the ammonia dual-fuel X72DF engine on a series of 10 210,000 dwt bulk carriers...

Marine coatings & hull protection news

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...

JOTUN CLEAN HULL PROGRAMME READY FOR GLOBAL MARKET

JOTUN CLEAN HULL PROGRAMME READY FOR GLOBAL MARKET

Norwegian coatings supplier Jotun says that its proactive hull optimisation programme, known as HullKeeper, enables ship operators to take control of their vessels’ hulls and gives tools to improve efficiency, lower costs and help with decarbonisation, as well as...

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

UK GRANT AWARD FOR METHANOL WORKBOAT PROJECT

UK GRANT AWARD FOR METHANOL WORKBOAT PROJECT

Vessel designer Chartwell Marine has been awarded a £320k Innovate UK Smart Grant, which will enable Chartwell and its consortium partners — Boat Electric & Electronics and Engineered Marine Systems — to develop and test the feasibility of a market-first...

WIND-POWERED RO-RO SECURES EU FUNDING

WIND-POWERED RO-RO SECURES EU FUNDING

Wallenius Wilhelmsen and its project partners have secured Horizon Europe funding totalling €9m to support building its sailing ro-ro vessel, known as 'Orcelle Wind', which is scheduled to be planned, built and put into service within the next five years. Roger...

Shipbuilding & ship repair news

GRIMALDI EXERCISES OPTIONS FOR MORE AMMONIA-READY PCTCs

GRIMALDI EXERCISES OPTIONS FOR MORE AMMONIA-READY PCTCs

The Grimaldi Group has decided to exercise the options within its contract with China Merchants Heavy Industries (CMI) Jiangsu shipyard and order an additional five new PCTC (Pure Car & Truck Carrier) vessels, bringing the total number of car carriers ordered in...

FBS TO BUILD JONES-ACT SOV FOR CROWLEY AND ESVAGT JV

FBS TO BUILD JONES-ACT SOV FOR CROWLEY AND ESVAGT JV

Fincantieri Marine Group's US company Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS) has agreed a contract with Crest Wind, a joint venture between Crowley and ESVAGT, to design and build a 88m (288ft) Service Operation Vessel (SOV) to the HAV 832 design. FBS will work with...

Ship classification news

ABS TO HELP DECARBONISE SUEZ CANAL

ABS TO HELP DECARBONISE SUEZ CANAL

ABS and the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a long-term sustainability roadmap and decarbonisation strategy for the canal, one of the world’s busiest shipping routes. The MoU will see ABS and SCA work together on...

DNV SOFTWARE SUFFERS CYBER ATTACK

DNV SOFTWARE SUFFERS CYBER ATTACK

Classification society DNV has confirmed that its ShipManager software has been the  victim of a ransomware cyber-attack, causing DNV experts to shut down ShipManager’s IT servers in response to the incident, although the onboard, offline functionalities of...

Ship’s deck & cargo news

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...

ALL-ELECTRIC PCTC RO-RO EQUIPMENT ORDER FOR MACGREGOR

ALL-ELECTRIC PCTC RO-RO EQUIPMENT ORDER FOR MACGREGOR

Cargotec company MacGregor has been selected to supply ro-ro equipment for four vessels to be built by the Guangzhou Shipyard International in China for H-Line Shipping of Korea. The vessels are scheduled to be delivered to the owner starting in Q2 2024 and are...

Marine electronics & digitalisation news

MAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS AND ANGLO-EASTERN TO COOPERATE IN INNOVATION

MAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS AND ANGLO-EASTERN TO COOPERATE IN INNOVATION

MAN Energy Solutions and Anglo-Eastern Ship Management have signed a cooperation agreement regarding a so-called ‘Innovation Partnership’, in which the two parties will – on a continuing basis – exchange data and knowledge regarding the daily operation of engines,...

CARBON DASHBOARD GIVEAWAY FOR SHIPPING COMPANIES

CARBON DASHBOARD GIVEAWAY FOR SHIPPING COMPANIES

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Alfa Laval subsidiary maritime software provider StormGeo is giving away its new Carbon Footprint Dashboard as a ‘green gift’ to customers of the s-Insight fleet performance management solution. Espen Martinsen, VP Sales Shipping,...

Offshore marine news

VOLSTAD AND NES TO CARRY OUT ANOTHER OFFSHORE BATTERY CONVERSION

VOLSTAD AND NES TO CARRY OUT ANOTHER OFFSHORE BATTERY CONVERSION

Volstad Maritime has contracted Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) to deliver a battery package and associated control system for battery charging to the 'Deep Cygnus' subsea construction vessel. NES, which specialises in sustainable energy design and smart control,...

GONDAN LAUNCHES ANOTHER ZERO-EMISSION CSOV

GONDAN LAUNCHES ANOTHER ZERO-EMISSION CSOV

Spanish shipyard Gondan has launched a further Commissioning Service Operation Vessel (CSOV) for the Norwegian shipowner Edda Wind at its yard in Figueras. This new vessel, designed by Salt Ship Design, also with a length of 88.3m and a beam of 19.7m, has a power...

Maritime business news

MOL JOINS FIRST MOVERS COALITION

MOL JOINS FIRST MOVERS COALITION

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has joined the Shipping Sector of the First Movers Coalition (FMC), the first Japanese shipping company to do so. Ocean shipping companies participating in the sector have committed to use zero-emission fuels for at least 5% of their deep-sea...

MARINE INSURERS GET ONBOARD FOR CLIMATE CHANGE

MARINE INSURERS GET ONBOARD FOR CLIMATE CHANGE

The first Annual Disclosure Report for Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurance has been published, and is considered a landmark step forward towards transparency in the maritime and insurance sectors, acting as a stepping-stone for signatories to engage their clients...

Maritime & emissions research news

UK CONSULTANCY OPENS HYDROGEN TEST CENTRE

UK CONSULTANCY OPENS HYDROGEN TEST CENTRE

Ricardo, a global strategic, environmental, and engineering consulting company, has celebrated the official opening of its hydrogen test facility at its headquarters in Shoreham-by-Sea, UK. The facility has been designed to leverage and extend Ricardo’s capabilities...

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...

Maritime safety & security news

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...

WÄRTSILÄ CAMERA SYSTEM GIVES ALL-ROUND VIEW

WÄRTSILÄ CAMERA SYSTEM GIVES ALL-ROUND VIEW

Wärtsilä Voyage has launched its Smart Panoramic Edge Camera System (SPECS), designed to significantly enhance marine safety by providing a 360 degree view of the vessel and its surroundings, streamed directly to the bridge in real-time, thus improving situational...

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