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  • Offshore crew transport gets larger and faster

    Australian shipbuilder and designer Incat Tasmania has recently christened what it claims to the world’s largest and fastest crew boat. 22 Sep 2014 - The Motorship

  • Smart system for seawater cooling

    Colfax Fluid Handling, which brings together pump brands Allweiler, Houttuin and IMO, has introduced an ‘intelligent’ control system for reducing the energy consumption of seawater cooling systems, writes John Barnes. 22 Sep 2014 - The Motorship

  • Low sulphur fuels, ECAs and cylinder lubrication

    The controversial question of which base number cylinder lubricant should be used in large two stroke engines is being turned on its head once again as oil suppliers and engine designers come to terms with the effects of using fuels of very low sulphur content. 19 Sep 2014 - The Motorship

  • Popular Damen ferry for Korea

    Damen Shipyards Group has received an order from South Korean operator, Seaspovill, for a fast ferry. 19 Sep 2014 - The Motorship

  • New era navigation from Transas Marine

    Transas Marine unveiled new software solutions for a “new era of navigation” at this year’s SMM Exhibition last week. 18 Sep 2014 - The Motorship

  • Damen moves ahead in repair

    Damen Shipyards joint venture partner, Albwardy Marine Engineering (AME), has signed a diving service agreement with Danish product tanker carrier TORM to undertake repair work in the UAE, at this year’s SMM exhibition in Hamburg. 17 Sep 2014 - The Motorship

  • Wärtsilä looks east – but maintains its European roots

    The recent news that Wärtsilä was, in effect, selling a majority stake in its two-stroke engine business to China’s state shipbuilding concern came as rather a shock to many in the industry. 17 Sep 2014 - The Motorship

  • Turbocharger developed for Tier III two-strokes

    MAN Diesel & Turbo says that it is developing a new turbocharger series specifically matched to the requirements of two-stroke engines. 17 Sep 2014 - The Motorship

  • GTT membrane systems for six VLECs

    France’s Gaztransport and Technigaz (GTT) is to supply its LNG transportation and storage solution for six Very Large Ethane Carriers (VLECs) being built by Korea’s SHI for an Asian group. 17 Sep 2014 - The Motorship

  • ICS asks again for governments to see sense on ballast convention

    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has reiterated its call for governments to address the serious implementation issues concerning the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention before it is too late. 17 Sep 2014 - The Motorship

  • IGF Code agreed at IMO

    The International Maritime Organization reports that the draft International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low flashpoint Fuels, the IGF Code, has been agreed by the Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC 1). 16 Sep 2014 - The Motorship

  • APC unveils new coatings

    US-based Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC) has introduced a new eco-friendly MarineLine 784 cargo tank coating system, which is says will provide users with added performance benefits. 16 Sep 2014 - The Motorship

  • Interschalt Bluetracker installation

    German software and VDR company Interschalt signed a letter of intent with Rickmers Shipmanagement for the installation of its Bluetracker software at this year’s SMM exhibition in Hamburg. 16 Sep 2014 - The Motorship

  • Wärtsilä addresses market demands with new CPP

    Wärtsilä introduced its latest Controllable Pitch (CP) propeller system at the 2014 SMM Exhibition last week, which it says addresses the demands of medium and large sized vessel owners. 16 Sep 2014 - The Motorship

  • MAN dual fuel for more gas tankers

    MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced a further contract for its MAN 51/60DF engine, with an order for a total of 16 engines to power four newbuild LNG carrier ships 15 Sep 2014 - The Motorship

  • Vard’s US dual fuel patent

    Canada’s Vard Marine, formerly STX Marine, has been awarded a US patent for the design and engineering of its new dual fuel vessel. 15 Sep 2014 - The Motorship

  • Wärtsilä expands propulsion monitoring services

    Wärtsilä is expanding its Propulsion Condition Monitoring Service (PCMS), which was introduced in 2010, with two new editions – PCMS Starter and PCMS Professional. 15 Sep 2014 - The Motorship

  • Bulker gets dual-fuel four-stroke technology

    Wärtsilä says that its latest engine order emphasises the increasing use of LNG as a marine fuel: the company’s 34DF dual-fuel four-stroke has been selected to power a cement carrier being built at the Ferus Smit shipyard. 15 Sep 2014 - The Motorship

  • LNG-fuelled large boxship study launched

    DNV GL, Hanjin and GTT have signed an agreement to jointly investigate and to develop a gas fuelled large container vessel concept equipped with membrane fuel tanks. 12 Sep 2014 - The Motorship

  • Shipper warns of higher costs

    A major ship operator, Rickmers-Linie, has declared its support for the introduction of stricter sulphur regulations but expects that they will inevitably lead to surcharges for customers resulting from an increase in the cost of marine fuels. 12 Sep 2014 - The Motorship

  • SKF Blohm + Voss launches at SMM

    SKF Blohm + Voss are launching two new products for the marine industry – a compact oil dryer and a non-retractable stabiliser, at the SMM exhibition in Hamburg this week. 11 Sep 2014 - The Motorship

  • Part-load offshore operations made more efficient by Caterpillar

    Caterpillar Marine is introducing optional part load kits for its MaK M 32 E four-stroke engine family. 11 Sep 2014 - The Motorship