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Are You Ready for FuelEU Maritime?

“FuelEU Maritime comes into force in precisely 211 days. Are you ready?” That was the question to the shipping industry from ABS Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki as he launched the Posidonia Shipping Exhibition with a keynote address to the Capital Link Maritime Leaders Summit, highlighting the disruptive potential of incoming regulation. “FuelEU creates a new hurdle to clear every five years to avoid an emissions bill, but its potential impact lies in the way it turbocharges return on investment in alternative fuels technology. The regulation aims to drive ...

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HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Showcases Advanced Ammonia Emission Reduction Tech

On May 31, HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering held an “International Tech Forum” in Athens, Greece, inviting over 100 shipbuilding and maritime professionals from around the world. During the event, the company unveiled a new eco-friendly technology capable of reducing the emission levels of toxic gases from ammonia fuel to zero. The technology revealed by the company is a proprietary integrated ammonia scrubber system. While globally, shipbuilders are developing ammonia-fueled vessels that attract attention as environmentally friendly ships with zero carbon emissions, the key issue remains the safe elimination ...

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Two-thirds of European green shipping fuel projects at risk – analysis

Two-thirds of European green shipping fuel projects are at risk, a new Transport & Environment (T&E) study shows. T&E’s mapping of green hydrogen projects across Europe shows that nearly 4% of European shipping could run on green e-fuels by 2030. But fuel suppliers appear to be reluctant to commit financially to projects without more guarantees that there will be demand for these fuels in the near future. This means the vast majority of projects may never come online in this decade, putting Europe’s climate ambitions and thousands of jobs at ...

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Union Maritime and BAR Technologies join forces to lead on wind propulsion technology

Union Maritime is leading the global shipping industry into a new era of wind propulsion. The company is deploying cutting-edge wind technology across its fleet: it is working with BAR Technologies, the supplier of WindWings® – an industry-leading rigid sail technology that uses wind propulsion to deliver average daily savings of 1.5 tonnes of fuel per wing and 6 tonnes of CO2 per wing on typical global routes. Union Maritime are also working with Norsepower for rotor sails on smaller vessels. Wind propulsion will be deployed on a total of ...

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Greek Bulkers Provide First European Reference For Groke’s Advanced Situational Awareness System

In what marks its first contract with a major European ship operator, Finland-headquartered Groke Technologies will supply, install and commission its revolutionary Groke Pro Situational Awareness System to a pair of bulk carriers operated by undisclosed Greek interests. The agreement with the Greece-based shipowner follows the success of Groke’s pioneering situational awareness amongst the Japanese shipowing community, particularly aboard the MC Shipping owned wind-assisted bulker Pyxis Ocean. Groke Technologies will deliver the Groke Pro Situational Awareness system for installation later this month to a 60,960dwt geared bulk carrier and a ...

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Data-driven maintenance offers clear path for improving fleet reliability and efficiency

Joint research from Lloyd’s Register (LR), Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) and MTI Co., Ltd. (MTI) has identified that the adoption of data-driven Condition-Based Maintenance (DCBM) can have a significant impact on vessel efficiency and reliability. The white paper shows how DCBM processes that utilise the latest analytical models can deliver considerable benefits to the maritime industry, whilst outlining the potential pathways to its successful implementation and the obstacles that must be navigated. The report also points to four challenges that shipowners must address to maximise the benefits of ...

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ABS 2024 Outlook Highlights Active Shift in Fleet Composition Toward More Sustainable Fuel Alternatives

According to the latest ABS research, geopolitical instability, scalability of fuel production and retrofits to existing vessels are key factors impacting the shipping industry’s journey to net zero by 2050. The sixth in an annual series, the 2024 Outlook, Beyond the Horizon, Carbon Neutral Fuel Pathways and Transformational Technologies, investigates carbon-neutral fuel pathways and” transformative technologies and features an update of ABS’ long-term energy forecast that explores the constraints and opportunities in the evolving global trade dynamics that will shape the future of shipping. “The 2024 outlook delivers unprecedented visibility ...

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Stena Line’s use of AI drives the development of sustainable shipping

Stena Line, one of Europe’s leading ferry companies, can now report a significant reduction in their fuel consumption thanks to their strategic use of AI. Through its advanced Voyage Optimisation System, optimisation of vessel functions can now be done much more efficiently, while resulting in between 1-5% reduction in fuel consumption. AI is not only used on land, but also at sea. At least at the ferry company Stena Line, where the development and implementation of a new AI system, called Voyage Optimisation System, has been tested on crossings between ...

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Scientists warn: Cleaner Shipping Fuel Contributes to Ocean Warming

Shipping fuel regulations introduced in 2020 have led to a substantial cut in sulfur dioxide (SO2) pollution, but may also have made the ocean warmer by reducing cloud cover, according to a modelling study in a paper published last week, Azernews reports. International Maritime Organization (IMO) rules to tackle marine pollution forced shippers to cut their fuel sulfur content to 0.5 percent from 3.5 percent, leading to an 80 percent decline in SO2 emissions, according to a research team led by Tianle Yuan at the University of Maryland, according to ...

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UMAS evolves to better serve the shipping sector’s decarbonisation needs

UMAS, formerly a close collaboration between the UCL Energy Institute shipping research group and UMAS International Ltd, is to take on a new configuration in order to better serve the shipping sector’s needs, as it moves into an era of rapid technological change and development related to decarbonisation. From today, UMAS International will operate using the UMAS brand, as a technical commercial consultancy, independent and distinct from the UCL Energy Institute shipping research group. Dr Simon Davies, Managing Director of UMAS International Ltd said: “We’re excited to be moving into ...

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ClassNK releases ‘Guidelines for Ships Using Alternative Fuels (Edition 3.0)’- adding safety requirements for hydrogen-fueled ships

ClassNK has released the ‘Guidelines for Ships Using Alternative Fuels (Edition 3.0)’. In addition to safety requirements for ships using methanol, ethanol, LPG, and ammonia as fuel, this edition newly adds requirements related to hydrogen-fueled ships, providing guidance for the design of alternative-fueled ships. The guidelines comprehensively describe safety requirements for alternative-fueled ships. It stipulates requirements for installation, controls, safety devices, etc., aiming to minimize the risks to ships, seafarers, and the environment posed by the use of alternative fuels. In the newly released edition 3.0, the provisions of its ...

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NYK Jointly Establishes New Ship-Management Company in Hong Kong for LNG Carriers Established with leading Chinese shipping company and energy company

On December 2023, NYK jointly established OPearl LNG Ship Management Company Limited (“OPearl”), a ship-management company for LNG carriers. OPearl was founded together with CMES LNG Shipping Company Limited (“CMLNG”), a subsidiary of China Merchants Energy Shipping Co., Ltd. (“CMES”), a leading shipping company in China, and CETS Investment Management (HK) Co., Ltd. (“CETS”), a subsidiary of the CNOOC Group, a Chinese energy company. NYK, CMLNG, and CETS held a ceremony on April 18 to open the Hong Kong office. OPearl is NYK’s sixth ship-management company for LNG carriers, complementing ...

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Easier EEDI process: DNV validates Norsepower’s new EEDI/EEXI calculation method

Norsepower, the global market leader in mechanical sails, has presented a revolutionary calculation method, validated by the leading classification society DNV. The Norsepower E-Cal Method accurately calculates the effective power of Norsepower Rotor Sail™ (NPRS™). This helps ensure the vessel’s compliance with the latest IMO regulations, reducing the business risk for the shipyards, shipping companies, and ship owners. The result of NPRS™ propulsion power for the EEDI and EEXI calculations can be defined by the validated calculation method without ship-specific full-scale tests. The new regulations introduced by the IMO in ...

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Laskaridis Shipping Co. LTD., CARES and Metis to find realistic pathways to shipping’s low carbon future

A research project which brings together The Cambridge Centre for Advanced Research and Education in Singapore (CARES), Laskaridis Shipping Co. Ltd and Metis will evaluate the real impacts of the fuels offered to solve shipping’s decarbonization dilemma. The International Maritime Organization’s strategy for greenhouse gases aims at ships reaching net-zero GHG emissions by around 2050 and ensuring uptake of near-zero GHG fuels by 2030. However, reliable real-world data regarding the impact of different low-carbon fuels is elusive. The three-way collaboration will make high frequency data captured by analytics and performance ...

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Autonomy will advance maritime decarbonization

The complex decarbonised systems of the future will require autonomous management systems for viable exploitation. These were among some of the key insights shared with delegates at a one-day Automation Summit, part of Singapore Maritime Week earlier this year, which was led by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK’s national metrology institute, and Lloyd’s Register, the maritime industry consultancy and services provider. Potential efficiency gains in bunkering of alternative fuels through autonomous berthing and transfer systems were highlighted by the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) as an example ...

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