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Titan acquires two small scale LNG carriers for bunkering capability retrofit

Titan, the independent supplier of low and zero-emission fuels, has acquired two small scale LNG carriers – the Seapeak Unikum and Seapeak Vision – from Seapeak, the Canadian gas transportation company formerly known as Teekay LNG Partners. The vessels will be retrofitted to ensure suitable LNG bunkering capabilities, enabling them to both transport and bunker LNG, liquefied biomethane (LBM), and in the longer-term hydrogen derived e-methane (e-LNG). Both sister vessels have a cargo capacity of 12,000 cubic metres (cbm) and are 152m in length by 19.8m in width. The two ...

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nauticAi launches elog with Finbo Cargo as first paperless vessel

The Åland Islands-based Finnish shipping company Eckerö Group has chosen the Finnish developed nauticAi Log™ type approved electronic record book for its Finnish flagged RoPax vessel Finbo Cargo. This truly Made-in-Finland deal comes after a thorough 10-month trial period, during which the system has been developed and fine-tuned in close cooperation with the ship’s crew to integrate seamlessly into Eckerö Lines onboard processes and emission reporting system. “We have been searching for a simple, elegant, and affordably elog for Finbo since we brought her to Finland and nauticAi Log™ ticks ...

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Digital platforms SEDNA and Voyager join forces to advance global voyage management

SEDNA, the enterprise email solution set up to transform business processes by connecting email with core business systems, and Voyager, an operations management platform for bulk commodity shipping enabling customers to manage the entire lifecycle of their voyage operations in their online environment, have partnered together to streamline and enhance the availability and use of shipping data across their maritime technologies. Voyager will now be available as a tech integration in the SEDNA email platform and vice versa, enabling the seamless flow of shipping information, like vessel tracking and invoicing ...

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GARD: Additional amendments to Rules 2023

As set out in Member Circular No. 15/2022, further changes to the Rules for P&I and Defence cover for ships and other floating structures (“Rules for Ships”) and the Rules for P&I and Defence cover for mobile offshore units (“Rules for MOUs”) for both Assuranceforeningen Gard – gjensidig – and Gard P.& I. (Bermuda) Ltd (collectively the “Associations” and individually the “Association”) were expected due to changes to the terms of the applicable reinsurances as a consequence of the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. The following amendments to the ...

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DSME contracts TMC for BW LNG’s carriers

Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has engaged TMC Compressors (TMC) to provide the global marine market’s most energy efficient marine compressed air system to four LNG vessels the South Korean shipbuilder is constructing for BW LNG. Under the contract, TMC will provide its Smart Air compressors, which can offer up to 40 percent energy saving compared to conventional compressors. The system will consist of control and service air compressors. According to BW LNG, the four LNG carriers also feature ME-GI propulsion, full re-liquefaction system, air lubrification system and shaft ...

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Amer Shipping orders two dry cargo vessels from Concordia Damen

Inland shipping construction yard Concordia Damen will deliver two ‘CDS Dry Cargo 110’ vessels to Amer Shipping. Sustainability considerations and the hull shape of this in-house developed ship type were the deciding factors, partly because it allows skippers to sail longer at (very) low water levels, which is predicted to occur often in the coming years. Amer Shipping already has a fleet of 57 vessels, including owned tankers, dry cargo and container vessels as well as associated ships. The company transports approximately 8 million tons of cargo per year, mainly ...

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Diversified trade strengthens at Port of Newcastle amid challenging 2022

Figures released today reveal diversified trade through the Port of Newcastle remained strong in 2022, despite the impact of multiple flood events associated with a multi-year La Niña. CEO Craig Carmody said the results are testament to the Port’s resilience during one of the wettest years in recent memory. “In the first half of 2022 the Hunter experienced five flood events, which had implications across the supply chain,” he said. “Unsurprisingly this contributed to an overall decrease in total import/export trade volumes and ship visits through the Port compared to ...

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King Abdulaziz Port Welcomes New MSC Service

The Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) has today announced the addition of King Abdulaziz Port to a new freight service operated by Swiss-based container group MSC. The latest connection is set to bolster the Dammam based port as a focal point for regional and global trade while strengthening the Kingdom’s hub credentials in fulfilment of the ambitions of the National Transport and Logistics Strategy (NTLS). The capital of the Kingdom’s Eastern Province will enjoy weekly sailings to eight maritime destinations spanning the Arabian Gulf, South Asia, and Southern Africa. They include ...

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JLT Mobile Computers targets the port, manufacturing, and warehousing segments with upgraded JLT6012™ computer

JLT Mobile Computers, a leading developer of reliable computing solutions for demanding environments, has upgraded its powerful and versatile JLT6012 rugged vehicle-mount terminals (VMTs). Originally developed for demanding warehouse and logistics applications that require IT solutions running Windows OS, the JLT6012 VMTs have proven to be a reliable computer platform in some of the world’s most challenging physical and environmental applications. The upgrades now take the rugged computers’ arena of operation into further industries, including container ports, yards, and manufacturing plants. A result of JLT’s extensive and ongoing research and ...

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The Bahamas Maritime Authority signs an MoU with Argenmar SA in Argentina

As part of its strategic objective of global representation and to develop opportunities in Argentina, The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Argenmar SA, an independent shipping group established in Argentina in 1992 that provides specialised shipping and logistics services in Argentina and Latin America. The MoU relates to future business opportunities within the Argentine maritime sector and the broader Latin America region. Argentina, which is a member of the Acuerdo Latinoamerico Vina del Mar MoU on port state control within Latin America, had ...

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Basel III: Parliament vote positive step towards competitive ship finance in Europe

The European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs adopted last week its position on the implementation of the latest Basel prudential requirements into EU law (Basel III). ECSA welcomes the outcome of the Committee’s vote, which recognises the need to safeguard the competitiveness of the European shipping industry by introducing an effective framework for fostering ship financing in Europe. As advocated by ECSA, the Parliament has maintained the dedicated provision in the Commission’s proposal addressing ship financing under specialised lending. The Commission and the Parliament recognise the risk level ...

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2022: a year of recovery for seafarer welfare, with happiness rising across the board, says latest Seafarers Happiness Index

The latest Seafarers Happiness Index report, published today by The Mission to Seafarers, reveals average seafarer happiness levels in the last quarter of 2022 reached 7.69/10, up from 7.3 with levels rising across almost all categories, reflecting the sustained upward trend seen throughout the year. The results of the survey show that even the historically most problematic areas, such as shore leave and access to welfare ashore, are recovering. Crew members continued to express their relief at the return of freedom of movement, as well as their increased sense of ...

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Why Hydrogen Fuel Cell Adoption Is Accelerating in Marine Markets, Explains IDTechEx

The maritime sector, which accounts for approximately 2.9% of global carbon emissions, is seeking to meet broader climate goals such as the Paris Agreement and ‘Fit for 55’ in Europe. Since it is the largest vessels, such as sea-going cargo vessels, which tend to contribute the most to maritime emissions, this presents a huge challenge. IDTechEx sees green fuels, such as green hydrogen and ammonia, as some of the most promising solutions, with the new IDTechEx report “Fuel Cell Boats & Ships 2023-2033: PEMFC, SOFC, Hydrogen, Ammonia, LNG” predicting that ...

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Klaveness Combination Carriers expands roll-out of semi-autonomous hull cleaning solution to further improve fuel efficiency and reduce environmental impact

Klaveness Combination Carriers (KCC) will expand its roll-out of the semi-autonomous hull cleaning solution, Shipshave ITCH, with five additional robots to reduce hull fouling on its fleet. After a successful pilot of Shipshave’s solution onboard four vessels over 2021-22, KCC has confirmed an order for purchasing a further five latest generation Shipshave ITCH models. The decision was made after analyzing the fuel performance of the four vessels operating a Shipshave ITCH, which showed improvements in fuel efficiency between 2-5%. A close collaboration with Klaveness Ship Management (KSM), the crew aboard ...

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Deltamarin participates into Socatra sail conversion project

Deltamarin and Socatra have signed a contract for a conversion basic design package for installing two Norsepower rotor sails onboard the 50,000dwt Chemical/Product tanker Alcyone. The Medium Range chemical tanker built in 2022 will be retrofitted with two 35 x 5 m Norsepower rotor sails. Deltamarin will carry out a full class approval design package for the conversion, including naval architectural, structural, structural analysis, deck outfitting, machinery and electrical works. All the necessary modifications to the existing vessel will be carried out with the aim of class approval from the ...

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