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Joint development project to design LNG-fuelled VLCC

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has signed an agreement for a joint development project (JDP) with China Merchants Energy Shipping Co., Ltd. (CMES), CNOOC Gas and Power Group, Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. (DSIC), and GazTransport and Technigaz SA (GTT) to design an LNG-fuelled Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC). The JDP will evaluate design options for an LNG-fuelled VLCC that uses a prismatic GTT Mark III membrane LNG tank. The scope of the JDP includes reviewing solutions to minimise construction costs for LNG-fuelled ships, while ensuring operational flexibility and efficiency, with the ...

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NYK Conducts Japan’s First Carbon-neutral Voyage

NYK has become the first Japanese shipping company to realize a carbon-neutral voyage by offsetting 5,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), equivalent to the CO2 emitted by NYK’s environmental flagship car carrier Aries Leader* during one voyage between Japan and the Middle East. Aries Leader is equipped with the latest energy-saving technologies, reducing CO2 emissions per unit by 30% compared with existing large pure car carriers (i.e., comparing emissions on a per car basis). In this initiative, the remaining CO2 emissions not yet eliminated by technology have been offset by ...

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North American acceptance of LNG marine fuel emphasised with latest Wärtsilä LNG Cargo System order

The technology group Wärtsilä will supply its LNG Cargo Handling System for a new 5400 m3 LNG bunker barge being built in the USA. This latest order further endorses Wärtsilä’s leading position in LNG systems for the marine sector, and its key role in supporting the growing acceptance of LNG fuel by North American owners and operators. The barge is being built at the Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding yard in Wisconsin on behalf of NorthStar Midstream. It will be operated by the company’s marine transportation company Polaris New Energy (PNE). The ...

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South Korean port to slash passenger vessel emissions with ABB shore power

ABB will install Port of Incheon’s first shore-to-ship power solution, enabling passenger vessels to cut emissions, noise and vibrations at berth ABB has secured the contract covering South Korea’s commitment to sustainable shore-to-ship power, after a pilot scheme for passenger ships to plug into the local grid received the go ahead from Incheon Port Authority (IPA). “As the first agreement covering shore-to-ship power in South Korea, this is a truly significant breakthrough for ABB,” said Juha Koskela, Managing Director, ABB Marine & Ports. “We are honored to be selected by ...

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Marine market emissions reduced with new Wärtsilä 31SG pure gas engine

The technology group Wärtsilä launches the Wärtsilä 31SG pure gas engine for marine market applications. It is based on the successful Wärtsilä 31 product platform. The diesel version of the engine has been recognised by Guinness World Records as being the world’s most efficient 4-stroke diesel engine. The Wärtsilä 31SG engine further reduces the total cost of ownership and the environmental footprint for vessels operating in regions where there is a developed gas infrastructure. The commercial launch of the Wärtsilä 31SG takes place in September at the Gastech 2019 conference ...

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Seaspan Ferries selects Corvus to supply Energy Storage

Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that Seaspan Ferries has selected Corvus Energy to supply a 2034 kWh Orca Energy system for each of its newbuild LNG-battery hybrid ferries currently under construction. Seaspan will also operate the new roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) ferries on its coastal routes in British Columbia. The Corvus batteries will contribute to significant reduction in emissions, fewer running hours on the engines, and faster response to load variations. “Seaspan Ferries is striving to gain maximum efficiencies with our new fleet which are larger than our existing vessels. The ...

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Tanker Shipping: A Boost From The 2020 Sulphur Cap Will Not Make Up For A Fast-Growing Fleet

Even with the sulphur cap expected to give a boost to the tanker market, high fleet growth will put pressure on earnings. Demand drivers and freight rates Rising geo-political tensions have led to disruptions to the tanker shipping industry and all other ships trading in the Persian Gulf. Tensions have risen following the expiry of waivers to the US imposed Iran sanctions, as well as attacks and arrests of ships sailing through the Strait of Hormuz. Despite the ending of waivers which the US had hoped would lead to all ...

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Decarbonization of Shipping in 2050: More Needs to be Done, and Quicker, Says DNV GL Report

Unless action is taken quickly, the shipping industry will not meet the IMO 2050 decarbonisation target, say experts from classification society DNV GL in the recently launched “Maritime Forecast to 2050.” DNV GL – Maritime CEO Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen told the approximately 150 shipping professionals attending the event in the Guild Hall during London International Shipping Week (LISW) that part of the problem faced by the industry is not knowing which technology and fuel to opt for. “Ships built today will have to compete with vessels coming onto the market in ...

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Langh Ship focuses on environmental friendliness

The Langh companies take environmental matters into account in their day-to-day operations, and efforts to improve the state of the world’s seas are important to all Langh companies. The environmental perspective has been at the core of the Langh companies’ operations for some time now, and the companies are a partner of the John Nurminen Foundation and a supporter of the Foundation’s Clean Baltic Sea projects. Langh Tech’s closed loop scrubbers were installed in Langh Ship’s five cargo vessels back in 2013 and 2014. In the closed cycle, the water ...

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Greenland Research Vessel Picks MAN Hybrid Propulsion Package

The Astilleros Balenciaga S.A. shipyard in Spain has ordered a complete MAN propulsion package – including MAN 27/38 and 175D engines, a 5-bladed MAN Alpha propeller and both remote-control and MAN HyProp systems – in connection with the construction of a research vessel for the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources. The 61-metre, ice-class trawler is designed by Norwegian company, Skipsteknisk, responsible for the design of many other, Arctic trawlers. It will come equipped with modern research and laboratory facilities, as well as accommodation for 32 people. Delivery of the propulsion ...

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Scrubbers and fuel profit share clauses

From 1 January 2020, Regulation 14 of MARPOL Annex VI provides that the sulphur content in fuel oil used on board ships shall be reduced from a maximum limit of 3.5% to a maximum limit of 0.5% (the limit in emission control areas remains at 0.1%). Regulation 4 of MARPOL Annex VI permits equivalent methods of compliance provided such methods are at least as effective in terms of emissions reductions. Whilst it is up to individual port state control and flag states to implement and enforce MARPOL Annex VI, the ...

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Satellite technology helps commercial shipping industry reduce its carbon footprint

A UK company, partly supported by STFC’s business incubation programme, is developing ground-breaking technology that will help the shipping industry reduce its CO2 emissions and encourage the uptake of wind ships. From the clothes we wear to the cars we drive, many of the items we take for granted every day have been shipped across the world. In fact 90% of everything we consume is moved by sea. The industry has recently committed to reducing its emissions by 50% by 2050 and is in need of commercially viable, zero emission ...

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Fourth Propulsion Revolution: ICS Reaches Beyond the Shipping Community

A packed house of delegates was confronted yesterday with the reality of powering global trade without the use of fossil fuels. At the International Chamber of Shipping’s 2019 Conference – Setting Course for 2050 : Powering Global Trade, more than 30 influential speakers from around the world challenged the shipping community to fully explore the options open to the industry and the decisions it faces – decisions which will have implications beyond the sector’s own boardrooms. Speakers included the Rt. Hon. Nusrat Ghani MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for ...

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DNV GL: Flexibility is the key as shipping transitions to a lower carbon future

“Existing technology can deliver the future we desire – including meeting the 1.5°C target set out in the Paris Agreement,” said Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO of DNV GL. “So far, support for the energy transition has been too sporadic. We need a broad and coordinated policy agenda that supports new technologies as they emerge and sustains that support through the build-out phase.” A combination of external market pressure and the ambitious direction set by IMO means that the challenge of decarbonization has been laid squarely on shipping’s doorstep. ...

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ABB enables emissions-free port stay in Marseille for Corsica Linea ferries

With ABB’s shore connection technology, three Corsica Linea ferries will cut emissions and noise pollution when berther in the Port of Marseille, France. Instead of running diesel-fueled auxiliary engines, Paglia Orba, Jean Nicoli and Pascal Paoli ferries will use electricity for power at berth. Each of the three vessels is being modified to feature ABB’s power compensation solution Dynacomp, which allows electricity available from the local grid in Marseille to be stepped down to 11KV in order to take care of ship power needs while in port. “ABB shore connection ...

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