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Exotic arrangement for Tropical newbuilds
A series of MAN propulsion packages ordered for Caribbean freight operator Tropical Shipping’s new container vessels, to be built in China, are unusual in their inclusion of hybrid propulsion capability. 27 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
A ship for the ‘Green Corridor’
A plan exploring the development of LNG bunkering infrastructure in western Australia has taken a significant step forward with the design of an LNG-fuelled bulker that might ply the commodities routes to China. 27 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Shell launches lubricants management system
Shell Marine has launched a Marine Integrated Lubrication and Expert Solutions (MILES) programme to better manage its services. 27 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Timing is everything in BWMS talks
By the time our July/August magazine is published, the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee will have debated proposals to postpone the installation timeframe associated with the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, due to enter force on 8 September. The Motorship presents reaction to the proposal from industry stakeholders. 27 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
The electric and autonomous disruption
One of the more adventurous speaker choices at this year’s Nor-Shipping exhibition and conference was serial entrepreneur and transportation futurist Tony Seba. Here we present an edited version of his discussion on the nature of disruption and how electric and automated vehicles will bring radical change to markets both on land and at sea. 27 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Quality control shipbuilding partnership
China Merchants Industry Holding (CMIH) and Norway-founded DNV GL have partnered to advance shipbuilding in the gas carrier, offshore and special vessel segments. 26 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Wärtsilä’s engine for the future
After developing a cutting-edge medium-speed platform, Finnish technology company Wärtsilä refuses to let unfortunate timing scupper the launch of its latest engine range. Gavin Lipsith reports from Vaasa. 26 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Japanese two-stroke tailored to MGO
The first development project for Japan’s two-stroke engine designer following its recent restructure is a range of engines optimised for low-sulphur distillate fuels, writes Gavin Lipsith. 23 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Making sure your BWMS really works
System selection and installation are just the first challenges when it comes to operating a ballast water management system (BWMS), writes Ioannis Stefanou, group technical director, Wallem Shipmanagement 23 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
A future view of large tankers
The Motor Ship, July 1967, featured a lengthy article by Cmdr E. Platt, a director of BP Tankers, discussing the next generation of ‘mammoth’ tankers. 22 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
MSC addresses autonomous vessel operations
The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) will determine how the safe, secure and environmentally sound operation of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) may be introduced in International Maritime Organization (IMO) instruments. 22 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Wagenborg sets new standard with EasyMax
‘Easy to build, easy to operate, easy to load’ have been the guiding principles for Wagenborg’s new class of home-grown multipurpose carrier, writes David Tinsley. 22 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Efficiency improvements to main engine auxiliary systems
In the design process of main engine auxiliary systems conducted by shipyards, options that could improve efficiency and reduce daily fuel oil consumption and consequently CO2 emissions are available, writes Karsten Elland, senior engineer, installation department, marine low-speed engineering, MAN Diesel & Turbo. 22 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
A radical new injector system
A fuel injection system currently under development promises to challenge the dominance of common rail technology by providing a simple and fuel efficient alternative, writes Dag Pike. 22 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Securing seal performance for Tier III engines
Omer Raoof, business line leader for oil and gas, Precision Polymer Engineering, looks at the challenges that Tier III NOx limits present for sealing systems in marine diesel engines. 22 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
AkzoNobel launches Intertrac Vision Lite
AkzoNobel has launched a new app which offers a lite version of its Intertrac Vision software, the big data hull performance prediction tool. 22 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines for tankers
Finnish-owned Wärtsilä will supply the engines, propellers, and fuel supply systems for four new liquefied natural gas (LNG) and diesel-fuelled tanker vessels. 22 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
New PBES marine battery range
Lithium-ion energy storage systems supplier, Plan B Energy Storage (PBES), is launching a new Harpoon battery product line which promises to drive faster ROI on marine batteries. 21 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
New code will certify unmanned vessels
Lloyd's Register (LR) has launched a code that assesses unmanned marine systems (UMS) against a set of safety and operational performance requirements. 21 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Samsung to develop gas carrier design
Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and DNV GL have signed a new partnership to develop new LNG carrier designs. 20 Jun 2017 - The Motorship