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Samskip and Ocean Infinity secure funds to drive forward hydrogen-fuelled SeaShuttle container ship

SeaShuttle, the ambitious project to build two hydrogen-powered, remotely controlled and autonomous-ready containerships for delivery by 2025 has secured NOK150 million (€15M) in funding from Norwegian state enterprise ENOVA. The bold scheme, led by multimodal transport and logistics group Samskip and marine robotics specialist Ocean Infinity, envisages two SeaShuttle ships operating emissions-free between Oslo Fjord and Rotterdam, with each powered by a 3.2MW hydrogen fuel cell. ENOVA, which operates under Norway’s Ministry of Climate and Environment, promotes a shift towards more environmentally friendly energy consumption and production, as well as ...

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First electric flying ferry will make Stockholm’s waterborne public transport faster than cars and subway

The marine technology company Candela released the first pictures of what will be the world’s fastest, longest-range and most energy efficient electric ship ever. The Candela P-12 Shuttle, as the innovative vessel is called, will be shuttling citizens between the sprawling Stockholm suburb of Ekerö and the city center in the coming year. Flying across the water, the 30-passenger electric vessel has a speed of 30 knots – considerably faster than any other electric ship in the world. It also provides faster commuting than the subway and bus lines it ...

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Opsealog digitizes and streamlines environmental reporting for La Méridionale

Opsealog, a provider of digital performance management solutions for shipping, has formally announced its partnership with French ferry operator La Méridionale to digitize and optimize the operations of its fleet, which transports passengers and cargo between France, Corsica, and Morocco. Opsealog’s reporting software, Streamlog, has been deployed on all four of La Méridionale’s vessels from January 2022. This has enabled the ferry operator to digitize its environmental reporting, with automated reports generated to ensure compliance with the requirements of the EU’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) regime and the IMO’s ...

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GAC Norway joins HyValue initiative to drive development of hydrogen as a fuel in maritime applications

GAC Norway has signed up to play a vital role in a major Norwegian hydrogen energy project as part of the GAC Group’s commitment to sustainability and accelerating decarbonisation across the wider maritime industry. The HyValue initiative will look to develop knowledge, methodology and innovative solutions for the production of hydrogen energy carriers in a bid to further Norway’s transition to a low emission society. The project is being led by NORCE, one of Norway’s largest independent research institutes, and will receive funding of NOK15 million per year until 2030 ...

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ECSA welcomes Parliament’s strong support to Ocean Fund and ETS costs’ pass-through to operators

European shipowners welcome the strong cross-party support by the plenary of the European Parliament for key provisions under the revised Emission Trading System for shipping. The European Parliament decided today its position on the revision of the EU ETS in the run-up to the negotiations with the Council (trilogues). A key element of the Parliament’s position is the enforcement of the ‘polluter-pays’ principle, by ensuring the mandatory pass-through of the ETS costs to the commercial operators of the vessels through contractual clauses. ECSA also welcomes the proposal of the Parliament ...

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Vallianz in partnership with Ulstein, Shift Clean Energy and Bureau Veritas to develop a first-of-its-kind hybrid heavy transport vessel for offshore wind farms connectivity for Class operations

Vallianz Holdings Limited (“Vallianz” or the “Company”, and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) joined forces with Ulstein Design & Solutions B.V. (“Ulstein”), Shift Clean Energy (“Shift”) and Bureau Veritas to collaborate on the design and construction of a heavy transport vessel (HTV) that will be the first of its kind in the global offshore wind industry. Designed for worldwide operations, the HTV will be deployed for the transportation of structures such as monopiles, jackets, transition pieces and turbine blades to support offshore wind farm projects, as well as heavy ...

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ZeroNorth unveils new Vessel Selection service for charterers

Technology company ZeroNorth has unveiled its new Vessel Selection decision-making support service for charterers, which is powered by industry-leading analytics and data within the ZeroNorth Platform. The new service enables charterers to improve fuel consumption predictions by simulating various operating conditions for the vessels they are considering chartering. They can then select the right vessel for the specific route and conditions and negotiate more precise performance guarantees with owners to reduce the likelihood of cost overruns. The fuel consumption estimates historically used for making pre-chartering decisions are often based on ...

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MAN Energy Solutions and UGS Make Joint Decarbonisation Commitment

Following a meeting during the 2022 Posidonia trade fair in Athens, MAN Energy Solutions and the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) – the leading trade association for Greek shipowners – have announced their mutual commitment to a policy of decarbonisation, especialy in regard to the testing and development of alternative fuels and, more generally, the maritime value chain. This recognises the vital role that engine designers and manufacturers play, and that shipping’s decarbonisation requires the contribution of multiple stakeholders. The meeting also delivered concrete proposals to this end with both ...

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Pioneering Fuel Saving Ducts on Bulk Carriers

Nearly 50 fuel saving ducts devices have been procured by Oldendorff Carriers over 50 years. We have also started many other initiatives to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, which you can see in the other news stories. The purpose of the fuel saving devices is not only to reduce our fuel consumption but also to reduce our Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG). In the early 1980’s, OLDENDORFF CARRIERS was the first dry bulk shipping company to invest in Wake Equalizing Ducts (WED), when we installed “Schneekluth” fuel saving ducts on our ...

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AkzoNobel Launches International® Interzone® 945GF to Save Fleet Owners Times and Up to $1.5M Savings

AkzoNobel Marine Coatings business has launched an enhanced version of the trusted and best-selling Interzone® 945, to provide even greater damage protection – and up to $1.5m versus a standard epoxy hold coating over a 15-year total cost of ownership (TCO) for vessel owners.* The product, called Interzone 945GF, is able to provide high abrasion and impact protection for the most severe offshore and chemical environments found in vessel cargo holds – protecting against mechanical damage caused by cargoes, including coal, cement, scrap iron, clay, grain and paper. Interzone 954GF ...

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Mitsubishi Corporation’s ‘Pyxis Ocean’ Named As First Vessel To Be Retrofitted With Bar Tech Windwings By Yara Marine

Cargill, Mitsubishi Corporation, BAR Technologies (BAR Tech) and Yara Marine Technologies (Yara Marine) are pleased to announce Mitsubishi Corporation’s Pyxis Ocean as the first vessel to undergo installation and deployment of BAR Tech’s pioneering wind propulsion technology WindWings, delivered by industrialization partner Yara Marine. The installation, anticipated for deployment at the beginning of 2023, comes as the next step in a collaboration launched in 2019 between Cargill and MC Shipping Ltd. Singapore Branch – the shipping arm of the Mitsubishi Corporation – to increase energy saving and reduce emissions from ...

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ABS AIP for Project Sabre Ammonia-Fueled, Ammonia Bunker Vessel

ABS has issued approval in principle (AIP) to Keppel Offshore & Marine for the ammonia-fueled ammonia bunker vessel at the heart of Project Sabre, an initiative from a consortium of leading maritime organizations to develop an ammonia bunker supply chain in Singapore. As well as ABS, the consortium includes A.P. Moller – Maersk, Fleet Management Limited, Keppel Offshore & Marine, Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, Sumitomo Corporation, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. and the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore. The 188-meter-long, 33,000 m3 ammonia bunker vessel design, ...

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Wärtsilä and Stena to build the world’s largest hybrid vessels

The technology group Wärtsilä will supply its hybrid propulsion system for three new RoPax vessel currently built for Stena RoRo, Europe´s largest ferry company. Two of the ferries will have a battery capacity of 11.5 MWh, making them the marine industry’s largest hybrid vessels to date. This battery power is approximately double that typically being used currently for hybrid propulsion. The order was placed in May 2022. The ships have been designed and developed by Stena RoRo and Brittany Ferries and they will be long term chartered to Brittany Ferries ...

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Proman Stena Bulk takes delivery of first methanol-powered newbuild vessel

Proman Stena Bulk, a joint venture (JV) between a leading global methanol producer Proman and one of the world’s largest tanker shipping companies Stena Bulk, today confirmed that the first methanol-powered newbuild vessel under its partnership has been delivered and is preparing for commercial operation. The methanol-powered 49,990 DWT Stena Pro Patria is the first of six state-of-the-art, IMOIIMeMAX dual-fuel mid-range (MR) tankers being built at Guangzhou Shipyard International Co Ltd (GSI) in China for Proman Stena Bulk and Proman. Two further vessels, Stena Pro Marine and Stena Promise, are ...

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ESL Shipping becomes the first shipping company in the world to utilize Neste’s co-processed marine fuel for GHG emissions reduction

Finnish shipping company ESL Shipping will become the world’s first shipping company to start utilizing new low-emission Neste Marine™ 0.1 Co-processed marine fuel in its vessels in Finland and Sweden. The ISCC PLUS certified* marine fuel enables up to 80%** reduced greenhouse gas emissions over the life cycle compared to fossil fuels without compromising the product quality and performance. ESL Shipping is the leading carrier of dry bulk cargoes in the Nordic and Baltic regions. Constantly in search of sustainable shipping solutions, ESL Shipping strives to minimize the adverse environmental ...

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