Fuels & Lubricants

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    MAN Targets Methane Oxicat Field Tests in Q1 2024


    MAN Energy Solutions has announced that it is developing an oxidation catalyst for four-stroke engines that will significantly reduce methane slip. Called ‘IMOKAT II’ and developed at MAN Energy Solutions’ headquarters in Augsburg, Germany, the research project is currently undergoing testing at the company’s Frederikshavn, Denmark facility.

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    New fuel regulations for Arctic and Med


    Two new MARPOL regulations governing the use of fuel are due to take effect in 2024 and 2025

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    Offshore owner achieves near 10% fuel efficiency gains


    The crews on the REM PSV fleet have recently carried a campaign to increase fuel efficiency, which resulted in a 9.8% increase in fuel efficiency over the course of three months. This produced 1,700 tons of CO2 emission savings and a fuel consumption saving in excess of US$0.5 million dollars.

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    Fuel Flexibility Benefits of New Oil


    Chevron Marine Products has released a White Paper that outlines how four-stroke engine operators can benefit from the versatility offered by a new lubricating oil.

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    Hyundai Glovis Plans World’s Largest Car Carriers


    Hyundai Glovis, the shipping and logistics specialist of the Hyundai Motor Group, is set to order an extensive series of pure car/truck carriers (PCTCs) of record-breaking capacity. 

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    Concerns about dual-fuel supply chain for engine makers overstated


    While the overwhelming majority of vessels in operation continue to run on compliant conventional fuels, there is an emerging consensus that moving towards a decarbonised future will require assets to have greater fuel flexibility.

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    Wärtsilä introduces new 31DF ultra low emission variant


    A new ultra low emission version of Wärtsilä’s 310-bore dual-fuel engine claims to reduce methane slip by up to 41% compared with the previous Wärtsilä 31DF engine. The new version, which has been added to Wärtsilä’s product portfolio with immediate effect, will set a new standard for methane slip emissions for 4-stroke dual-fuel engines.

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    HHI-EMD targets oxicat prototype test by Q3 2024


    Hyundai Heavy Industries Engine & Machinery Division (HHI-EMD) held a webinar on 30 October 2023 discussing its after-treatment research for LNG, and announced that it plans to complete the prototype of its methane oxidation catalyst (oxicat) technology by Q3 2024.

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    Boxship Signals New Chapter For German Fleet


    Signalling a self-professed new era for the Hapag-Lloyd fleet and the German deep-sea liner trades, the first of the company’s ultra-large containership (ULCS) newbuilds was formally christened in Hamburg on 2 October.

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    New HP pump solution for dual-fuel two-stroke engines


    Marine pump specialist Svanehøj has launched a compact high-pressure pump solution for dual-fuel LNG two-stroke engines, which is expected to extend service intervals.

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    Fuel conditioner trial results indicate 5% fuel saving


    Following a five month-long trial, the use of a fuel conditioner reduced marine diesel consumption in a two-stroke marine diesel engine by more than 5% in real world conditions.

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    Shell and MSC Cruises enter LNG deal


    Shell and MSC Cruises have kicked off their new LNG agreement with the successful bunkering of MSC Euribia in Rotterdam, the Netherlands

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    Hybrid-Electric LNGC Design Presents Net-Zero Pathways


    At Gastech 2023, Shell unveiled its new modular hybrid electric LNG carrier design together with CSSC Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding and Wärtsilä

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    Chevron’s Taro Ultra Advanced 40 received WinGD NOL


    Chevron Marine Products’ Taro Ultra Advanced 40 oil has successfully passed NOL (No Objection Letter) requirements by engine manufacturer WinGD.

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    First reference for Wärtsilä 25DF engine on luxury cruise series


    Wärtsilä has announced that it will supply the first reference for its new Wärtsilä 25DF dual-fuel engine for a series of sail-assisted luxury cruise newbuildings. The series of vessels are being built at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique (CdA) shipyard in France for Orient Express Silenseas, part of French hospitality group, Accor. 

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    CMA CGM adopts Ascenz Marorka digitalisation solution for DF boxships


    CMA CGM has signed a Technical Services Agreement (TSA) with GTT to implement maintenance and operation services for 49 LNG-powered container vessels, all equipped with GTT’s Mark III, Mark III Flex and Recycool technologies.

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    TotalEnergies Concluded First LNG Bunkering for Angelicoussis VLCCs


    TotalEnergies Marine Fuels has announced that recently completed its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering operations for two new, dual-fuelled vessels owned by the Angelicoussis Group. The bunkering was significant as it was concluded following the conclusion of bilateral short-term supply deals on the spot market.

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    Odfjell plans methane-fuelled SOFC retrofit trial on chemical tanker


    Norwegian shipowner Odfjell and classification society DNV have announced plans to collaborate on the installation of a small-size solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) on board a chemical tanker by the end of 2024. 

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    Reforming LNG provides clear path to H2 operations


    The ability to transition from LNG to H2 onboard many different ship sizes and types could change the shipping industry’s expected multi-fuel future paradigm.

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    QatarEnergy signals beginning of second round of LNG orders


    QatarEnergy has announced the beginning of a second round of LNG shipbuilding orders, confirming an order with Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for 17 LNG carriers.