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ABS, MAN & SDARI Join Forces to Develop Ammonia-Fueled Feeder Vessel

ABS will advise on compliance and safety considerations as MAN Energy Solutions (MAN) and the Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) develop designs for a low-emission feeder container vessel. Signed in a ceremony held at MARINTEC China, the joint development project aims to produce designs for an ammonia-fueled Chittagongmax container carrier of 2700 TEU capacity. “Ammonia is an energy source with significant potential to help the industry meet IMO 2030 and 2050 emission targets but will require stringent new safety standards to be developed in order to support ...

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Nippon Paint Marine Reports Business Expansion Across Coatings Portfolio

The total number of vessels applying Nippon Paint Marine hull coatings at drydock increased by 9% this year compared to the company’s 2018 figures. In the 12-month period to June 2019, the marine coatings supplier, a division of Japan’s Nippon Paint, registered increased applications across all ship sectors, with growth in supply of underwater coatings to gas tankers, in particular, rising more than other types of vessels. The number of gas carriers applying Nippon Paint Marine products jumped significantly by more than 30% during the period, followed by a 15% ...

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FMT and Indian Register of Shipping sign MOU on strategic cooperation

Further Marine Technology Co. Ltd., (FMT) and Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) have signed a MOU on strategic cooperation. By combining the two companies’ knowledge and networks, FMT and IRClass are targeting development of the latest generation of bulk carrier designs to expand the business in the South East Asian market. This development will take an outset in the successful 8,000 DWT Mini Bulk Carrier designed by FMT and classed by IRClass in 2018 – 2019 for an Indian steel and infrastructure giant. By combining the available development capability in ...

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Coastal Cruiser 343 delivered to Xiamen Bay Sea Passenger

CoCo Yachts B.V. is proud to announce the delivery on November 27th, 2019, of another Coastal Cruiser 343 high-speed passenger vessel. The CC343 has been named He Ping Xin Xing (IMO: 9873369), and is built for Xiamen Bay Sea Passenger Co., Ltd. of Xiamen (China). The coastal Cruiser 343 is fully designed by CoCo Yachts B.V. and build by Plenty Shipbuilding Industry Ltd. of Zhuhai, China. The vessel will be used on their passenger service between Xiamen P.R. China and Kinmen Taiwan. The Coastal Cruiser 343 has a nice detailed ...

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The World’s First ISO Approved Drone Safety Standards announced yesterday

Yesterday the world’s first ISO approved drone standards have been announced by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)[1] following a 12-month period of consultation with drone professionals, academics, businesses and the general public. The final publication of these new international safety and quality Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are set to have a massive impact on the future growth of the drone industry throughout the world, and, are the product of several years of cooperation and rigorous interrogation from all sectors of society. This important first step is part ...

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JRC And Intellian Announce New Strategic Maritime Satcom Systems Partnership

Intellian, the global leader in mobile satellite communication antenna systems, today announced that it has signed a strategic partnership with Japan Radio Co., Ltd. (JRC) in maritime satellite communication antenna technology. The marine industry is moving forward with the era of smart shipping, and demand from ship operators to share ship-to-shore navigation information, which is aimed at increasing efficiency and productivity in ship operations, has rapidly grown in recent years. In this purpose, highly reliable and high-speed connection between ships-to-shore is critical. Through this strategic partnership, Intellian and JRC will ...

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Maersk’s OceanPro continues accelerating innovation in the shipping and logistics industry through India based technology start-ups

OceanPro by Maersk, the first of its kind start-up accelerator within the shipping and logistics industry, today announced the graduation of its second cohort of start-ups showcasing the AI, ML led solutions developed by them over the last 120 days. The company also unveiled the start-ups that form a part of the third cohort as a continuation of its efforts to drive industry-wide digital transformation propelled by start-up led innovations in India. OceanPro successfully launched its first set of 7 start-ups last year, that saw approximately 50% conversion to a ...

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Ocean Yield Announces Delivery of three LR2 product tankers with long-term charters

Ocean Yield ASA is pleased to announce delivery of the three LR2 product tankers «Navig8 Pride», «Navig8 Providence» and «Navig8 Prestige» today. The vessels were acquired from a major Chinese leasing company with about 9 year’s remaining bareboat charters to Navig8 Topco Holdings Inc. The fourth vessel, the “Navig8 Precision” is expected to be delivered next week. All four vessels are fitted with scrubbers and built in 2018 and 2019. Source: Ocean Yield

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World’s First 1.5-Meter Global Xpress Terminal To Deliver Unmatched Fleet Xpress Performance

Intellian, the global leader of mobile satellite communication antenna systems, is unveiling the world’s first 1.5 Global Xpress terminal, GX150NX at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans this week (Booth #3453) ahead of its commercial launch in 2020. As the largest terminal that will be available for the Inmarsat Fleet Xpress service following type approval and successful sea trials in 2020, the GX150NX will unlock the full power of the Global Xpress network for users with high bandwidth demands seeking the most resilient platform for digital and cloud-based operations. ...

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Proven operational practices crucial for U.S. Offshore wind vessel market growth – Seacat Services

Vessel operators seeking a foothold in the US offshore wind market must invest early in well-established practices and proven vessel designs to meet customer demands and ensure the successful development of a domestic Offshore Energy Support Vessel (OESV) market. This is according to class-leading OESV operator, Seacat Services, whose fleet of fourteen specialist vessels, highly trained crews and shore-based operations team have continued to set the standard for offshore wind support in the UK and Europe over the past 7 years. The business has highlighted that maritime firms with plans ...

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Torqeedo powers all-electric harbour water clean-up boat

The Waste Cleaner 66 – billed as the world’s most powerful all-electric boat designed for cleaning up pollution in inland waterways and harbours – will be unveiled by EFINOR’s Sea Cleaner subsidiary at the International Nautic Boat Show in Paris-Porte de Versailles 7 to 15 December. The unique vessel is powered by a Torqeedo 25kW Deep Blue motor with a 40 kWh Deep Blue battery, which provides up to eight hours of endurance at a cleaning speed of two knots. The six-metre (20-ft) aluminium boat, built at EFINOR’s shipyard in ...

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Shipping Faces New Headwinds in Meeting Emissions Rules

With weeks to go before a landmark mandate for ships to burn cleaner fuels goes into effect, a zero-carbon future for the maritime sector may be growing more distant. Authorities in Greece, the world’s biggest ship-owning nation, want the rule to be pushed back, casting a cloud over shipping’s environmental efforts and the industry’s ability to meet a series of new targets through a regime that largely amounts to self-regulation. The change is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, when some 60,000 oceangoing vessels are required to cut their sulfur ...

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ABS and Poten & Partners Lead Global LNG Discussion with Industry Leaders

ABS and Poten & Partners were joined by nearly 300 LNG industry leaders for an in-depth exploration of the prospects of the LNG industry. LNG: An Open Exchange of Views provided a unique format to openly debate the future of LNG supply, demand, trade and transportation. “LNG both as cargo and fuel is a powerful evolutionary driver in the global maritime industry with significant potential to help owners address regulatory and operational targets. However, the industry faces structural and technical challenges,” said ABS Chairman, President and CEO, Christopher J. Wiernicki. ...

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MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec.05

MABUX World Bunker Index (consists of a range of prices for 380 HSFO, 180 HSFO and MGO (Gasoil) in the main world hubs) demonstrated irregular changes on Dec.04: 380 HSFO – USD/MT – 335.42(-0.20) 180 HSFO – USD/MT – 380.04(+0.62) MGO – USD/MT – 665.58(-0.78) Meantime, world oil indexes jumped on Dec.04. on expectations that OPEC and allied producers would extend production curbs, and as U.S. government data showed a large drop in domestic crude stockpiles Brent for February settlement increased by $2.18 to $63.00 a barrel on the London-based ...

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Industry project to design ammonia-fuelled 23k ULCS concept

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has granted Approval in Principle to Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. (DSIC), and MAN Energy Solutions for an ammonia-fuelled 23,000 TEU Ultra-Large Container Ship (ULCS) concept design, the first ammonia as fuel design of its kind in China. LR facilitated hazard identification (HAZID) workshops to determine potential hazards throughout the design phase, covering areas limited to the ammonia-fuelled engine and the external piping systems. LR also provides technical guidance regarding the ship’s design and the provision of technical materials, in accordance with the goals and functional requirements from ...

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