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  • Merkel turns out for Sonne launch

    Chancellor Angela Merkel has launched and named Germany’s latest, biggest and most expensive research ship to date – the €124.4 million 'Sonne' - as builders Meyer Werft seek a “final settlement soon” in their bid to acquire STX Finland. 12 Jul 2014 - The Motorship

  • Innovative Nor Lines duo to raise the bar in shortsea trade

    As the first of a pair of LNG-burning general cargo ships for operation in ECAs is nearing completion in China, David Tinsley looks at what could prove the future for European coastal and shortsea ships. 11 Jul 2014 - The Motorship

  • New technologies to deal with cat fines in HFO

    Remains of cat fines in the fuel oil entering the engine account for a considerable part of the wear of the combustion chamber components in two stroke engines; GEA Westfalia Separator, MAN Diesel & Turbo and NanoNord have joined forces to offer a solution. 11 Jul 2014 - The Motorship

  • Choice of sulphur emissions abatement technology depends on payback time

    In deciding the best option for dealing with the upcoming ECA sulphur emissions limits, and, in the longer term, the global sulphur cap, the likely payback period is a critical factor: Garrett Billemeyer and Melanie Davidson, Belco Technologies Corporation, look at the economics of the scrubber option 11 Jul 2014 - The Motorship

  • Microbial growth set to increase with lower sulphur fuels

    According to Conidia Bioscience of the UK, changes to EU fuel specifications coupled with shortages of supply are set to further increase risk for vessel operators in 2015. 11 Jul 2014 - The Motorship

  • Bunker procurement strategy: comply with ECAs and remain competitive

    Alok Sharma, head of marine at system development company Inatech, which specialises in fuel procurement strategy systems, explains how proper planning can reduce the financial pain of compliance with sulphur emissions regulations. 11 Jul 2014 - The Motorship

  • MOL venture signs LNG carrier contract

    A joint venture between Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and China Shipping Group has signed a contract for three ice class LNG carriers. 11 Jul 2014 - The Motorship

  • DNV GL looks at LNG bunkering risks

    DNV GL is setting up a joint industry project (JIP) that will look at the risks exposed at small scale LNG bunkering and filling stations. 10 Jul 2014 - The Motorship

  • Portsmouth port looks to LNG bunkering with LR

    Lloyd’s Register and the port of Portsmouth are working together to establish the port as the UK’s first LNG bunkering facility and hub. 10 Jul 2014 - The Motorship

  • NYK orders a ‘world first’

    Korea’s Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) is to build what it said to be the world’s first LNG bunker tanker for Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK). 09 Jul 2014 - The Motorship

  • ExxonMobil responds to ECA fuel challenge

    ExxonMobil Marine Fuels & Lubricants has announced the introduction of a marine fuel designed to help marine operators comply with the 0.10% ECA sulphur limit set which will apply in ECAs from 1 Jan. 2015. 09 Jul 2014 - The Motorship

  • Another shipyard for Simplex-Turbulo

    UK-based Simplex-Turbulo has added another dry dock to its portfolio, Fujian Huadong in China, which it says ‘ticks all the boxes’ in terms of location, facilities, efficiency and quality. 09 Jul 2014 - The Motorship

  • Sovcomflot signs icebreaking contract

    Sovcomflot (SCF Group) and Sakhalin Energy have signed an agreement for the construction and long-term operation of three multifunctional icebreaking standby vessels to serve the Sakhalin-2 offshore energy platforms. 08 Jul 2014 - The Motorship

  • Electrical package for biogas ferry

    Germany’s L-3 Marine Systems International (L-3 MSI) will provide advanced automation, navigation, communications and electrical propulsion facilities for 'Samsø Færgen', a new LNG powered double-ended passenger car ferry. 08 Jul 2014 - The Motorship

  • Mitsubishi reaches 10,000 sales for high speed engine family

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) says that it has reached the milestone of 10,000 unit sales for its 16-cylinder diesel and gas engine, since the original product launch in 1989. 08 Jul 2014 - The Motorship

  • Vard acquires STX Canada

    Vard Holdings, the former STX Offshore company which is now part of the Fincantieri group, has announced its expansion in North America with the acquisition of another STX subsidiary, STX Canada Marine. 08 Jul 2014 - The Motorship

  • Poland’s Remontowa secures C$165 million dual-fuel ferry deal

    Poland’s Remontowa shipyard has obtained an order to supply three LNG-fuelled ferries to Canadian ferry operator British Columbia Ferry Services, writes Jaroslaw Adamowski. 08 Jul 2014 - The Motorship

  • LNG strong contender for SOx emissions in the Russian market

    Nikolay A. Katagarov, a senior expert in the machinery department of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, discusses his favoured solution to SOx emissions with Wendy Laursen 07 Jul 2014 - The Motorship

  • New fuels pose challenges for lubes and additives

    Low-sulphur fuels come with stability and lubricity challenges, some of which are the result of more effective refining processes which are supposed to benefit the low-sulphur fuel market, writes Wendy Laursen 07 Jul 2014 - The Motorship

  • New Damen PSV design for Atlantic Towing

    Atlantic Towing (ATL) has chosen newly-designed, ice-strengthened PSV 5000 vessels from Damen Shipyards to meet a demanding 10-year offshore support contract. 07 Jul 2014 - The Motorship

  • Duke Snider: Dedicated ice man

    What Duke Snider knows is ice: sea ice, freshwater ice, first year ice, glacial ice, he is intimately acquainted with the lot. But, as he tells Stevie Knight, what he wants more than anything is to pass on his knowledge as he believes now, with rising interest in the Arctic, there are dangers inherent in not understanding their differences. 07 Jul 2014 - The Motorship

  • Jotun wins Triple-E contract

    Marine antifouling coatings specialist, Jotun, has signed a landmark agreement with Maersk Line to supply Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) for the Triple-E new build project. 07 Jul 2014 - The Motorship