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Canada plans to support ban on heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping

Canada will support a ban on the use of heavy fuel oil by ships plying Arctic waters at the upcoming meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, Transport Canada officials announced during a teleconference call Wednesday, according to people who participated in the call. Transport Canada officials announced their commitment to a heavy fuel oil (HFO) ban “with certain caveats” during a stakeholder engagement call ahead of the 7th Session of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR7) that begins on Monday, according to at least ...

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LNG-Fuelled Ships on Order Rise By 50% in 12 Months Says SEA\LNG

Now that we have passed 1st January 2020, the much anticipated global sulphur cap is finally a reality. The importance of this clean air initiative for global health is widely agreed and should not be under emphasised. Likewise, the critical role that LNG can play in clean air and global health initiatives must not be forgotten or trivialised as these are still matters of real concern to the world’s citizens. This time last year I said 2019 would be the year of acceleration for LNG, and it was! With increasing ...

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GreenSteam and Intra Mare bring machine-learning vessel optimisation to Greece

GreenSteam, developers of the first machine learning based vessel performance optimization software, has partnered with Intra Mare, an international marine sales and naval architect organization promoting leading marine equipment makers. Intra Mare will represent GreenSteam in Greece and support the roll out of their machine learning platform in this key maritime market. The response of Greek shipowners to IMO GHG reduction targets is critical to the shipping industry’s worldwide compliance. As one of the largest maritime markets in the world, the Greek shipping industry is under the spotlight, recently announcing ...

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CMA CGM and Energy Observer join forces to make hydrogen one of the energy sources of tomorrow

The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics and a pioneer in the field of energy transition, is joining forces with Energy Observer, the first hydrogen-powered vessel to embark on a round-the-world voyage. A common ambition: zero-emission shipping Energy Observer, formerly a legendary race boat, is now a genuine experimental platform for tomorrow’s energy sources. It is sailing round the world in order to speed up development of the most innovative solutions for the environment. Our partnership deals with the development of cleaner and more sustainable energies ...

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BW LPG Declares Option For Additional Four LPG Dual-Fuel Engines, Bringing Our Investment To Eight

BW LPG announced yesterday that it has exercised an option for the delivery of four additional LPG dual-fuel engines. With this, BW LPG has committed to retrofit eight vessels with pioneering propulsion technology. This announcement follows a press release dated 30 August 2018, where BW LPG announced a world’s first initiative to retrofit four LPG dual-fuel engines in its fleet. BW LPG, together with Class (DNV GL), Wärtsilä Gas Solutions and MAN ES, has since subjected the prototype to rigorous tests successfully, with performance exceeding expectations. When retrofitting is complete, ...

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MAN Energy Solutions Launches MAN Fluid Monitor for Lube Oil

The MAN Fluid Monitor for lube oil is a light and robust system developed by MAN Energy Solutions to meet the needs of the owners of industrial installations where lube-oil quality is a critical setting. It enables owners to actively monitor – on an ongoing basis – the degradation and contamination of lube oil and protect their industrial assets. Already proven in the field, the fluid monitor immediately detects even the tiniest anomalies in the lube-oil systems of four strokeengines, turbomachinery and auxiliary equipment. MAN Energy Solutions reports that the ...

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WE Tech Solutions drives energy efficiency for newbuild Donsötank tankers with Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch

WE Tech Solutions, a leading energy efficiency solution provider for the maritime industry, has signed an agreement to deliver an integrated solution to two newbuild product and chemical tankers for Swedish shipowner Rederi AB Donsötank. The 22,000 DWT vessels, currently under construction at China’s Wuhu Shipyard Co. Ltd, will benefit from a solution built around the WE Drive™ variable frequency drive and Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch’s permanent magnet (PM) shaft generators. The technology delivers lower emissions, significant efficiency gains, and lower operational and maintenance costs for the advanced ...

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The world’s greenest Ro-Ro ferries will have Corvus Energy batteries on board for zero-emissions operations

Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that the company has been selected by Wärtsilä to supply energy storage systems (ESS) for three new battery hybrid ferries for Finnlines. The Finnish ferry operator with a fleet of 20 ships is part of Italy’s Grimaldi Group. All three ships will have the RINA’s Green Plus class notation and will be the most modern and environmentally friendly Roll-on/Roll-off (Ro-Ro) vessels ever built. The ships are designed for flexible Ro-Ro cargo. With a length of 238 m and a beam of 34 m, they ...

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A First In The Maritime World: EDF and NEOLINE sign an agreement to value energy savings brought by the main wind propulsion of its sailing freighters

In December 2019, EDF and NEOLINE signed a specific agreement for the issue of Energy Saving Certificates (ESC) which confirms and enhances the high environmental performance of the young owner’s future commercial sailing vessels. Based on the NEOLINER, a 136-meter long pilot vessel with 4200 square meters of sail, EDF has conducted studies with its R&D to quantify the energy savings that can be achieved: the NEOLINE mainsail propulsion vessel model will save 600,000 MWh cumac over 15 years, which is equivalent to the production of three 6 MW wind ...

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DNV GL FuelBoss platform creates new online hub for LNG bunkering

As the adoption of LNG as a ship fuel continues to speed up, DNV GL has launched a new online bunkering platform to take operators seamlessly from order through to delivery. FuelBoss offers ship owners, operators and suppliers a single common platform for nomination, scheduling, spot inquiries and business intelligence. LNG suppliers Gasum, Cryo Shipping and Nauticor are amongst the confirmed pilot customers and have supported the development with their expertise and domain knowledge. LNG has arrived in shipping. After a long wait, the number of vessels trading will more ...

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Star International launches IMO 2020 marine fuel testing and treatment range

Star International, worldwide supplier to the offshore and marine industries, has launched a range of on-board fuel testing and treatment products that provide a turnkey fuel stewardship solution to the shipping sector. The range has been developed to meet the requirements of shipping operators wanting to ensure compliance with the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO’s) 0.5% sulphur cap and minimise the contamination risks associated with an increase of Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (FAME) based fuels in the marine supply chain. The product range includes a portable XRF fuel sulphur content tester ...

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Toyota Develops Fuel Cell System for Maritime Applications

Former racing catamaran turned ship of the future, Energy Observer has made waves as it has been navigating its six-year odyssey around the world as the first energy-autonomous hydrogen vessel. Today, Toyota, official partner of Energy Observer and an avid supporter of their project from the start, announces that it has developed a fuel cell system for maritime applications, with its first delivery destined for Energy Observer. Embarking in June 2017 from Saint-Malo Port in France, Energy Observer is an electrically propelled vessel of the future that is operated using ...

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NYK to Build Second LNG-fueled PCTC

NYK has concluded a contract with Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co. Ltd. to build a second LNG-fueled pure car and truck carrier (PCTC). With this new vessel, NYK will be able to provide more customers with a low-carbon transportation mode, and the company will continue its efforts to reduce its environmental load and contribute to the realization of a sustainable society. 1. Background NYK aims to integrate ESG principles into management strategies by making efforts to reduce CO2 emissions per voyage through full use of the company’s technological capabilities, such as ...

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IMO bunker charge confusion spreads – but what next?

Many shippers and forwarders have contacted me following my comment in early January about the confusion created by inconsistent, post-IMO carrier fuel charges. This is clearly an area of concern and an increasing problem for shippers, whether contract shippers or spot shippers. For the benefit of other shippers and forwarders reading this short briefing, I would like to share (anonymously) a few comments from some of your peers: “I am not so much confused but more completely lost as to how to establish a strategy regarding the incoherent actions of ...

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NYK Examines Concept of Using Ammonia as Marine Fuel

At the first symposium of the Green Ammonia Consortium (GAC)* on January 22, NYK presented its approach of using ammonia as marine fuel for zero-emission ships. Ammonia does not emit carbon dioxide (CO2) when it is heated and would thus be expected to contribute to the effort to address global warming. NYK is participating in the consortium to consider not only the maritime transport of ammonia as a power generation fuel used by electric power companies but also the use of ammonia as marine fuel, one of the solutions for ...

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