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Floating terminal to simplify LNG bunkering
Houlder, Wärtsilä and Trelleborg have developed a floating transfer terminal (FTT) that will enable ship to-shore LNG bunkering without a jetty, reducing infrastructure investment for small to mid-scale projects. 30 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
ABB power for BW Group FSRU
ABB is to supply power and electric propulsion systems to a new 174,000m3 floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) to be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co (DSME) for BW Group. 30 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
SCF orders gas-fuelled aframax quartet
Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries is to build four 114,000 dwt tankers - understood to be the first gas-fuelled aframax vessels ordered - for Russian shipping company Sovcomflot (SCF). 30 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
World’s largest containership designed ‘LNG ready’
The recently delivered ‘MOL Triumph’ – at 20,170 teu, the world’s largest containership – has been built with the potential for conversion to LNG fueled operations, owner Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has reported. 30 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
Rolls-Royce and MacGregor study containership autonomy
Rolls-Royce and MacGregor, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on research to explore the impact of developments in autonomy for cargo ship navigation and cargo handling systems. 29 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
IOPP decoupling threatens BWM installation schedule
Shipyards may struggle to meet the demand for ballast water management (BWM) system installations if owners seek to postpone compliance by performing early surveys, according to class society DNV GL and system supplier Optimarin. 29 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
Binary cycle power generation system for ships
Kobe Steel Ltd plans to start marketing a new binary cycle power generation system for ships which is apparently the first in the world to generate electricity from the exhaust heat emitted by the ship’s turbocharger. 28 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
Digging deep: the new seafloor industry
Minerals on and beneath the seabed may represent the next great bounty of the ocean, but retrieving them can be a daunting challenge. Stevie Knights examines two early deep-sea mining projects. 27 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
Hannu Jukola: Cold realism
“There are some very pretty pictures of cruise vessels surrounded by floating ice in the brochures, but these vessels have no ice class: to an expert eye it’s actually extremely dangerous,” Hannu Jukola of Steerprop tells Stevie Knight. The cruise industry has been taking some heavy risks without, it seems, fully understanding the consequences. 27 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
DNV GL launches BWM plan generator
With less than six months to go until the BWM Convention comes into force, DNV GL has launched a BWM plan generator app to help those owners and operators which still need to comply. 23 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
Yara scrubbers for Saga Cruises newbuild
Yara Marine Technologies is to supply hybrid scrubber systems to a Saga Cruises newbuild under construction at Meyer Werft. 23 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
Anglo-Eastern opens Manila BWM training facility
Anglo-Eastern Ship Management has opened a ballast water management (BWM) training facility in Manila, in cooperation with system supplier Optimarin and open hatch shipowner Saga Shipholding. 23 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
Stena enlists Rolls-Royce for ‘intelligent awareness’ system
Rolls-Royce Marine and Stena Line are to collaborate on the development of the supplier’s first intelligent awareness system, fusing input from several sensors including AIS, camera and radar to provide crew with an enhanced understanding of vessel surroundings. 23 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
IMO approval for Damen external BWMS
Damen’s InvaSave external ballast water treatment system which is designed primarily for use in ports and harbours has received IMO type approval. 22 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
Cammell Laird plans to export polar expertise
British shipyard and engineering company Cammell Laird says it plans to unleash an ‘aggressive exports drive’ in 2017 after one of its busiest years for commercial marine work, including securing the biggest shipbuilding project in the UK for a generation. 21 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
Ektank harnesses hybrid power for new tankers
WE Tech has received an order to equip two Ektank AB chemical tankers with its Permanent Magnet Shaft Generator solution. 17 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
The next workhorse: MPV of the future
German multipurpose vessel (MPV) owner Briese and its partners have developed a next-generation vessel for their fleet that combines all the features tomorrow’s ships will need to prevail in the market, writes Jan Rüde, ship type expert MPV, DNV GL. 17 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
Saga completes BWMS installation programme
Saga Shipholding has installed Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS) on its entire fleet of 32 advanced open hatch cargo vessels. 16 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
Thinking inside the box
Rolls-Royce Marine’s latest ship concept, the 1,000 teu Electric Blue container feeder vessel, responds to market challenges by prioritising low capital expenditure and flexibility over fuel efficiency. Gavin Lipsith reports. 16 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
Stenersen prepares for future tanker trade
Bergen-based Rederiet Stenersen is bolstering its fleet with the addition of two 17,500dwt chemical tankers next year, with propulsion and machinery choices revealing a keen eye on the future of regional tanker trade. Gavin Lipsith reports. 16 Mar 2017 - The Motorship