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SGMF publish guidelines for the safe dry docking of vessels that use gas as fuel

The Society for Marine Gas as a Fuel (SGMF) has published new guidance on work practices for maintenance, repair and dry-dock operations for ships that use gas/LNG as fuel to help ensure the safe maintenance of gas-fuelled ships. In the future, an increasing number of ships will switch to using gas as a marine fuel, catalysed by increased international regulatory focus on reducing environmental impact and emissions by the IMO. However, shipping companies who use gas as a marine fuel will need to be prepared for when their gas-fuelled ships ...

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The CMA CGM Group heads towards carbon neutrality by 2050

Our Chairman and CEO participated in the UN Global Compact online conference and announced new steps to define the shipping and logistics of tomorrow. He also recalled his commitment for a more balanced globalization. On 2 June, Rodolphe Saadé was a key speaker at the UN Global Compact. Other speakers participated including Deputy UN Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean Peter Thomson, the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization Kitack Lim, and Director General of WWF International Marco Lambertini. ...

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Stena Line reduces CO2 emissions – a leader in sustainable shipping

Ferry shipping company Stena Line continues to reduce CO2 emissions and is now ten years ahead of the international shipping targets for reducing emissions. In the newly published sustainability overview “A Sustainable Journey” Stena Line reports a reduction of both total CO2 emissions and per transported ton onboard the ferries. New, larger and more energy efficient vessels, AI assisted captains and an increased punctuality are some important measures. Despite a tough situation for the ferry industry due to COVID-19 ferry shipping company Stena Line continues its sustainable journey. In the ...

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Corvus Energy receives first order for Blue Marlin lithium-ion capacitor from Kawasaki Heavy Industries

Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) of Tokyo, Japan has ordered the first commercial unit of a new Corvus Energy high-density lithium-ion capacitor energy storage system (ESS). Branded Blue Marlin, the product uses lithium-ion capacitor (LiC) cells that safely sustain very high charge/discharge rates of 550 C peak and 200 C continuous, enabling both energy recapture and fast discharge for high-power load handling. It can deliver beyond a million cycles with minimal capacity loss. Corvus Energy incorporated the LiC technology into the maritime-specific Blue Marlin ...

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Cat® chooses Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch for Twin Fin bulk carriers

Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch has signed a contract with Caterpillar® (Cat) to deliver an innovative package of electric drive train technology for a series of bulk carriers. The ships will feature Cat Marine’s Twin Fin concept, offering optimal reliability, efficiency and performance, with The Switch technology at the heart of the environmentally and OPEX friendly solution. In total, The Switch will be providing deliveries of two permanent magnet (PM) propulsion machines, four PM generators, two DC-Hubs, two Electronic Bus Links (EBL) and 20 Electronic DC Breakers (EDCB) for ...

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Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel launches

FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) and Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd, is pleased to announce the launch of Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel in Keppel Nantong Shipyard in China. She was moved from land to water on 28 May 2020. Construction of the 7,500m3 LNG bunkering vessel is progressing smoothly and is on schedule to be completed in 4Q2020. The LNG bunkering vessel will enable FueLNG to be the first in Singapore to provide regular ship-to-ship LNG bunkering services within the Singapore port. ...

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Lubrizol joins shipping’s zero emissions ambition

The Lubrizol Corporation has become the first lubricant additive technology supplier to join the Getting to Zero Coalition. An international group currently endorsed by 14 governments and composed of more than 100 organizations, it aims to drive the development of commercially viable, zero-emissions deep-sea ships by 2030. This partnership between the Global Maritime Forum, the World Economic Forum and Friends of Ocean Action boasts leading ship owners, ports, technology providers and fuel companies as well as academic and research institutions. Lubrizol brings a wealth of experience in lubricant and fuel ...

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Wärtsilä high-efficiency propulsion solutions selected for special high-speed ferry

The technology group Wärtsilä will provide the propulsion solutions for a new 115 metres long high-speed ferry. The vessel is being built by Austal at the Australian shipbuilder’s yard in the Philippines for Danish operator Molslinjen. It will feature four Wärtsilä 31 engines, recognised by Guinness World Records as being the world’s most efficient 4-stroke diesel engine, and four high-performance Wärtsilä WXJ1500SRI waterjets. Wärtsilä will also supply its state-of-the-art ProTouch bridge controls system. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in May this year.“This combination of the Wärtsilä 31 engine and ...

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WinGD wins type approval for biggest and most powerful ever dual-fuel engines

WinGD (Winterthur Gas & Diesel) has received type approval for the biggest and most powerful LNG-fuelled engines ever built. Class society Bureau Veritas awarded the approval for WinGD’s dual-fuelled 12X92DF engines, the first series of which is currently being built by China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC) and will power nine ultra-large container ships (ULCS) owned by the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics. These vessels will become the largest container ships powered by liquefied natural gas and represent a significant step on the path to the ...

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Gasum partners up with the sustainable transport solution provider company Samskip

Gasum has partnered up with Samskip, a Rotterdam-based shipping company. The company owns two single fuel vessels Samskip Kvitbjorn and Samskip Kvitnos powered entirely by liquefied natural gas (LNG). The partnership with Gasum allows Samskip to bunker LNG in Risavika, Norway. As Gasum’s LNG-plant is located just 200 meters from the quayside, fresh and cold LNG can be bunkered swiftly and safely directly from the plant through a loading arm. Gasum is also supporting Samskip’s door-to-door-logistics on land and at sea.“Bunkering LNG in Risavika is a great asset to us ...

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Cargotec Commits To UN Business Ambition For 1.5°C To Mitigate Climate Change

Cargotec commits to the United Nations Global Compact’s Business Ambition for 1.5°C, joining leading companies in a promise to pursue science-based measures to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. By making this commitment, Cargotec strives to mitigate climate change through making the logistics industry more efficient and in developing solutions to enable a low-carbon economy. The commitment will be validated by the Science Based Targets initiative. The 1.5°C ambition is a response to increasing concern about the severe consequences of a failure to stop global warming. “A key business driver ...

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Latest Norsepower Rotor Sail Installation Completed On Scandlines Ferry In Just Hours

Norsepower Oy Ltd., the leading global provider of auxiliary renewable wind propulsion systems, and Scandlines, a market leader in green ferry operation, today announced the successful installation of Norsepower’s Rotor Sail Solution. This was completed in just hours during a scheduled overnight stop on board the Scandlines’ hybrid ferry M/V Copenhagen. The M/V Copenhagen, a hybrid passenger ferry operating between Rostock, Germany and Gedser, Denmark, was retrofitted with a Norsepower Rotor Sail unit measuring 30m in height and 5m in diameter. The installation was completed in a matter of hours, ...

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Owners Tell ABS Hydrogen and Ammonia Are the Most Attractive Long-Term Fuel Options: Two Thirds Have No Decarbonization Strategy, Survey reveals

Shipowners see ammonia and hydrogen as the most attractive fuel options for the long term, according to an ABS survey. Nearly 60 per cent of respondents said they viewed hydrogen and ammonia as the most attractive fuel choices in the long-term. The survey of shipowners and operators registering for an ABS webinar, Pathways to Sustainable Shipping, also revealed nearly two thirds of owners currently have no decarbonization strategy in place. When asked which fuel is most likely to be adopted in the near term, 70 per cent selected fuels in ...

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First global standard for ship hull cleaning essential for marine ecosystems

BIMCO, the world’s largest shipping association, has moved a step closer to finishing a global set of guidelines needed to protect the marine environment from invasive species and reduce CO2 emissions. Currently, there is no common global standard for cleaning ships’ hulls to avoid transferring invasive aquatic species, nor for the potentially damaging debris washed off in the process. Every time one of the world’s 80,000 large merchant ships calls at a port, it brings foreign aquatic species on the submerged parts of the ship, also known as fouling. In ...

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Shipping plan would reel international emissions into EU carbon market

The European Union’s carbon market could capture a large chunk of emissions from outside Europe if the bloc succeeds in including shipping in the scheme, according to the European Commission’s first report on maritime CO2 emissions. Pollution from ships plying international waters typically escapes countries’ domestic emissions-cutting targets, but the EU’s executive has said the sector must contribute to its trillion-euro push to achieve a “climate neutral” economy by 2050. It wants to curb shipping’s carbon footprint by adding it to the Europe-wide emissions trading system (ETS), which forces emitters ...

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