Fuels & Lubricants

  • Wärtsilä has entered into a joint development agreement with Hycamite TCD Technologies to develop a cost-effective means of producing hydrogen from LNG onboard marine vessels.

    Wärtsilä to jointly develop onboard LNG-to-hydrogen technology


    Wärtsilä has entered into a joint development agreement with Hycamite TCD Technologies, a privately-owned Finnish company specialising in the development of a pioneering technology for producing clean hydrogen and solid carbon from methane.

  • Germany's TT-Line has taken delivery of its second dual-fuel ferry capable of operating on LNG and bio-LNG.

    TT-Line takes delivery of second LNG ferry


    Germany’s TT-Line has taken delivery of its second LNG-fuelled ferry in its Green Ships series.

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    Dual-fuel containership conversion


    C-LNG Solutions is providing its LNG fuel gas supply system for the conversion of a containership to dual-fuel propulsion

  • Compared to a conventional LNG-fueled vessel, the concept design is expected to feature a conversion-cost reduction of 25% for a VLCC (pictured).

    NYK completes concept design for ammonia-ready vessels


    NYK, MTI, and Elomatic have completed the concept design phase of a new Capesize bulk carrier and a very large crude oil tanker (VLCC) in a project that aims to build LNG-fuelled vessels that can be efficiently converted to an ammonia.

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    Seapeak orders five LNG carriers


    Seapeak LLC has entered into shipbuilding contracts for the construction of five, 174,000-cubic meter M-type, electronically controlled, dual-fuel LNG carrier newbuildings.

  • TGE Marine Gas Engineering has signed contracts to supply LNG fuel gas supply systems for nine Vinga-class dual-fuel tankers.

    TGE to supply LNG systems for Vinga Series


    TGE Marine Gas Engineering has been awarded a contract to supply LNG fuel gas systems for nine vessels in the Vinga Series of the Swedish ship owner Furetank Rederi and partners. The 17,999 dwt vessels will be built by China Merchants JinLing Shipyard in Yangzhou and are scheduled for delivery ...

  • A rendering of a 50m3/h fuel processor unit supplied by Helbio, the gas reformation technology developer.

    Maran Dry Management in bulker JDP with RINA and SDARI


    Maran Dry Management Inc., the dry bulk shipping subsidiary of the Angelicoussis Group, is participating with RINA and the Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) in a Joint Development project to develop a bulk carrier design featuring an innovative fuel solution of LNG and hydrogen produced on demand ...

  • Mobilgard Delvac 1 and Mobil Delvac 1300 Super have been rebranded as Mobilgard 1 HSD and Mobilgard HSD+.

    ExxonMobil brings certain Mobil Delvac lubes under MobilGard range


    ExxonMobil has transferred some of its Mobil Delvac lubricating oils over into the MobilGard family for its marine customers ahead of likely reformulations that will help ensure vessel operators remain compliant with evolving maritime regulations and operational requirements.

  • Bunkering Ponant's Le Commandant Charcot in Le Havre France in 2021.

    Gasum to strengthen global LNG bunker supply network


    Gasum, Pavilion Energy and CNOOC Gas and Power Group have signed an agreement for strategic collaboration to strengthen the LNG bunker supply network in Singapore, North-West Europe (including Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp) and China coastal areas.

  • GTT has received Approvals in Principle (AiP) for its three-tank LNG tanker design from DNV and Bureau Veritas (BV).

    GTT unveils three-tank LNG carrier


    GTT has received Approvals in Principle (AiP) for its three-tank LNG tanker design from DNV and Bureau Veritas (BV). 

  • MSC 106 concluded its session at the IMO in London on 11 November 2022.

    MSC106 requires flashpoint on bunker delivery note


    The 106th session of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 106) was held in London, UK, from 2 to 11 November and adopted changes relating to bunker delivery notes, surveys and inclinometers.

  • Shell plans to manufacture, distribute and market the Panolin portfolio of EAL products alongside its established Shell Naturelle branded products following the conclusion of the acquisition of Panolin's EAL business.

    Shell to buy Panolin EAL business


    The wholly-owned subsidiaries of Shell plc, Shell U.K., Pennzoil-Quaker State Company and Shell Aviation Sweden AB, have entered into agreements to acquire the environmentally considerate/acceptable lubricants (ECLs or EALs) business of the Panolin Group.

  • Stylish state-of-the-art: the newly-delivered MSC World Europa.

    MSC Cruiseship Showcases LNG Uptake


    Bastion of French commercial shipbuilding, Chantiers de l’Atlantique, has handed over the largest cruise ship to date powered by LNG-fuelled engines. The 215,863gt MSC World Europa also features an LNG-fed fuel cell that will serve as a technology demonstrator.

  • The Aloha duo Daniel K.Inouye (pictured) and Kaimana Hila are powered by MAN ME-GI dual-fuel main movers.

    Matson orders three LNG-fuelled containerships


    Matson, Inc. has announced that its subsidiary, Matson Navigation Company, Inc., a leading US carrier in the Pacific, has signed contracts with Philly Shipyard Inc. to build three new 3,600 TEU Aloha Class containerships for an aggregate price of approximately US$1 billion. 

  • Unni Einemo, the Director of IBIA.

    IBIA welcomes Rotterdam’s plans to mandate MFMs


    The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has welcomed news that the Port of Rotterdam appears to be moving toward making the use of mass flow meters (MFMs) mandatory for bunker deliveries.

  • Peter Quaade, Head of Dual Fuel Technology group at MAN Energy Solutions (credit: MAN ES)

    Individual ME-GI orders surpass 500


    MAN Energy Solutions has announced that its portfolio of two-stroke, dual-fuel engines has passed more than 1,000 units on order or in service, with more than 500 ME-GI engine orders. 

  • Oshima Shipbuilding has received an order for two more 95,000dwt dual-fuel coal carriers from NYK Line.

    NYK to order two LNG-fuelled large coal carriers


    NYK has announced that it will order two LNG-fuelled 95,000dwt coal carriers from Oshima Shipbuilding.

  • DSME and POSCO believe that the use of high-manganese steel for a rectangular LNG fuel tank offers price, strength and assembly advantages over traditional materials.

    DSME installs new hi-Mn LNG tank on container ship


    Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has installed a high manganese steel LNG fuel tank on a dual fuel-propelled container ship for the first time.

  • Daphne Technology's Chief Product Officer, Thomas F. Werner, says the company is planning a land-based test of a catalyst-free, electrical system this year on a 700kW gas engine at a test facility in Germany.

    Methane slip reduction technologies ready for 2023 testing


    In a webinar following the release of the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping (MMMCZCS) paper, Reducing methane emissions onboard vessels, manufacturers have highlighted some key events taking place next year.

  • The CIMAC WG7 review found incidences of fuel system failures and engine problems were not isolated to any specific machinery, component make or brand of affected separators, filters, two-stroke engines, or four-stroke engines.

    CIMAC releases paper on COC fuel contamination


    CIMAC has published a white paper from CIMAC WG7 Fuels entitled Organic Chloride Fuel Incidents stating its position on the marine fuel incidents that occurred earlier this year.