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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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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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Olympic Shipping and Management SA is GCMD’s first Greek ship owner / manager centre-level partner

The Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) and Olympic Shipping and Management SA (OSM) have signed an Impact Partnership Agreement, committing to a five-year collaboration to accelerate shipping’s decarbonisation across geographies. Onassis Foundation-controlled Greek owner OSM is the first Greek ship owner and manager to come onboard GCMD as a centre-level partner. OSM’s current fleet comprises 18 crude oil tankers. As an Impact Partner, OSM will provide a cash contribution towards pooled resources for GCMD’s projects, as well as in-kind contributions in terms of technical expertise and data and access ...

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New Norwegian consortium sets sights on developing complete hydrogen value chain for maritime sector

The multidisciplinary collaboration, for which a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed last week, has the ambitious goal to develop a complete hydrogen value chain for Northern Xplorer AS (NX) first zero-emission cruise ship featuring fuel cells and electric propulsion, as well as making pollution-free hydrogen available to the wider maritime market at a time of urgent pressure to reduce emissions. The partners comprise zero-emission cruise venture Northern Xplorer AS, hydrogen provider and owner of infrastructure Norwegian Hydrogen AS, high-capacity hydrogen transfer system supplier HYON AS, ship designers Multi Maritime ...

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WinGD and CMB.TECH co-develop large ammonia-fuelled engine

WinGD and CMB.TECH bring combined expertise to zero-carbon fuel technology in groundbreaking collaboration for fleet of ammonia fuelled bulk carriers. Swiss marine power company WinGD and Belgian shipping and cleantech group CMB.TECH have signed an agreement on the development of ammonia-fuelled two-stroke engines. The companies aim to install the ammonia dual-fuel X72DF engine on a series of ten x 210,000 DWT bulk carriers to be built at a Chinese shipyard in 2025 and 2026. Under this joint development project, CMB.TECH will support WinGD in establishing its ammonia-fuelled engine concept for ...

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Houlder completes liquid hydrogen vessel design and related studies for Shell

Design and engineering consultancy, Houlder, has recently completed a major design project for Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited (“Shell”): the development of a concept design for a 20,000m3 liquid hydrogen (LH2) carrier. Houlder collaborated with Shell on the statement of requirements, ensuring that both parties were aligned on vessel specifications. The team then conducted a feasibility study for fuel and powering arrangements, and also undertook concept general arrangement, hull design and powering, and structural design work. The concept design was verified and optimised using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) ...

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IMO Sub-committee On Ship Design And Construction (SDC 9)

The 9th session of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC 9) was held from 23 to 27 January. SDC 9 agreed to extend the requirements for on-board emergency towing devices to all ships over 20,000 gross tonnage to reduce the risk of drifting and grounding in case of an emergency. A revision of the interim explanatory notes to the Safe Return to Port requirements were initiated, intending to improve unified implementation of the concept that passenger ships shall be able to return safely to port after a ...

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The CMA CGM Group launches a call for projects worth €200 million to step up the pace of decarbonization of the French shipping industry

The CMA CGM Group has launched a call for projects targeted at start-ups and businesses working on concrete solutions to step up the pace of decarbonization within all areas of the French shipping industry. Announced at the Assises de l’Economie de la Mer (French maritime economy conference) by Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group, it is backed by the CMA CGM Fund Energies. Unprecedented call for projects open to all companies operating in the French shipping industry This call for projects is open to ...

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Top Glory Marine Demonstrates Its Commitment To Cleaner Seas By Joining The Everwave Project With The Aim Of Protecting Our Oceans From Plastic Through The Use Of Innovative Technology

Leading waste disposal services provider Top Glory Marine (TGM) has utilised the concept of plastic credits through the innovative everwave project in a bid to offset the plastic waste generated by its offices over the last few years. Being the first company offering waste disposal services worldwide through its network of verified disposal companies, TGM’s dedication to high environmental and quality standards has had a significant positive influence on its ecosystem and network. Purchasing plastic credits through the everwave project has enabled TGM to be part of its visible impact ...

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PIL selects LR to support decarbonisation goals and drive fleet energy efficiency

Singapore shipping line, Pacific International Lines (PIL), has engaged Lloyd’s Register fleet optimisation experts, i4 Insight, to help it reduce emissions and maximise fleet performance with a four-year fleet wide agreement. To deliver on its commitment to reduce emissions and improve fleet performance, PIL recently opened a ‘Centre for Maritime Efficiency (CME) which is powered by the i4 Platform and uses shoreside routing services as the technological backbone for achieving its goals. LR Digital Solutions division CEO, Martin Taylor, said: “The CME relies on the i4 fleet optimization platform to ...

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Methanol: A Strong Candidate for Green Marine Fuel of the Future?

In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Gibson said that “the past couple of years have marked an increase in orders of methanol-fueled vessels, particularly in the container segment. AP Moller Maersk is a clear pioneer and a front runner, having ordered 19 container vessels capable of running on methanol, whilst over 30 vessels have been ordered by other prominent container lines. Although the focus has been on box ships, the tanker industry is certainly not a newcomer. There are 24 MR sized tankers (including chemicals) currently in operation, with most ...

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Why cooperation is key to decarbonizing value chains, according to a clean energy expert

“We know we cannot do it ourselves,” Annika Ramsköld, Head of Sustainability at Swedish energy company Vattenfall, told the World Economic Forum in an interview conducted late in 2022. In the midst of what the International Energy Agency (IEA) terms the “first truly global energy crisis”, there are green shoots of hope. In December, the IEA said the crisis was accelerating renewable power installations – so much so that total capacity growth worldwide is “set to almost double in the next five years”. But this kind of capacity growth takes ...

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MOL and Mitsui Acquire AiP for Large Ammonia-powered Bulk Carrier

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. announced that they have received Approval in Principle (AiP) from the Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK; Chairman: Hiroaki Sakashita, Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) for the design of a large ammonia-powered bulk carrier. MOL and Mitsui jointly determined the size and specifications of the vessel, and both companies entrusted Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. for design of the vessel. The AiP covers a “210,000 DWT Cape size” bulker, a highly versatile class of ship. The design calls for a main engine fueled by ammonia, which ...

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ClassNK issues approval in principle (AiP) for large ammonia fueled BC jointly developed by MOL and MITSUI

ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for a large ammonia fueled 210,000 DWT bulk carrier jointly developed by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and MITSUI & CO., LTD (MITSUI). Ammonia is expected to be used as a ship fuel for decarbonization since it does not emit CO2 when combusted. Meanwhile, adequate safety measures are imperative as it has been pointed out that ammonia is toxic to humans and corrosive to materials. ClassNK has been involved in projects aiming for zero-emission ships using ammonia fuel in terms of safety ...

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