Fuels & Lubricants

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    GTT inks service deal for EPS


    A new technical services agreement will see GTT maintain and operate a global fleet of LNG carriers, and VLEC for EPS

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    ExxonMobil inks B30 biofuel ARA supply deal with Hapag-Lloyd


    ExxonMobil has signed an agreement to supply Hapag-Lloyd with B30 marine bio fuel oil in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) region.

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    LR AiP for LNGC design featuring GTT’s three-tank concept


    GTT has received Approval in Principle (AiP) for a three-tank LNG carrier design from Lloyd’s Register (LR). The design was developed in collaboration with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) after a Joint Development Project (JDP) initiated in 2022, aiming at designing a new generation of LNGC. The design is equipped with the Mark III Flex membrane containment system.

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    Major Polish Boost To Ferry Network


    A new generation of dual-fuel hybrid/electric ro-pax ferries is set to transform the Polish short-sea network from 2025 onwards.

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    Reliquefaction retrofit contract for FSU reduces costs and emissions


    Wärtsilä has won the contract to supply a reliquefaction system for a retrofit project on an LNG carrier vessel converted to operate as a floating storage unit (FSU). 

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    BV AiP for LNG-fuelled VLCC design


    Bureau Veritas (BV) has awarded GTT and Shanghai Waigaiqiao Shipyard (SWS) approval in principle (AiP) for a new LNG-fuelled very large crude carrier (VLCC) design.

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    Effective safety management through remote monitoring of inert gas systems


    Amid surging demand for LNG from end-user markets, finding ways to reduce vessel downtime and support LNG tanker crews – especially when it comes to safety - are now more critical than ever, explains Bernt Öhrn, General Manager of Maritime Protection at Survitec.

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    First LNG bunkering for MSC World Europa at Port of Marseille Fos


    TotalEnergies Marine Fuels and the Cruise Division of MSC Group have successfully completed the first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering operation at the Port of Marseille Fos, on France’s Mediterranean coast, for MSC Cruises’ MSC World Europa.

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    Maran Dry takes delivery of first LNG-fuelled Newcastlemaxes


    Maran Dry Management Inc. (MDM), the dry bulk shipping arm of the Angelicoussis Group, recently took delivery of its first LNG-fuelled bulk carriers. The two DNV-classed Newcastlemax bulk carriers are the first dual-fuel bulkers in the Greek market.

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    ​VPS Opens New Laboratory in Singapore


    VPS, the global marine fuel and oil testing advisory company, has opened a new Oil Condition Monitoring (OCM) Laboratory in Singapore.

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    LNG submerged pump specialist acquisition


    Marine pump specialist Svanehøj is acquiring California-based Complete Cryogenic Services, a specialist in service and overhaul of submerged pumps on LNG tankers.

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    Dual-fuel VLCC Design Maintains Cargo Capacity


    Deltamarin and GTT have received an Approval in Principle (AiP) from ClassNK for their LNG-fuelled 12,500cbm Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) design. The design retains the same cargo capacity as a standard VLCC owing to its use of membrane-type LNG fuel tanks in the design.

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    Meyer Werft subsidiary inks Damen Shiprepair deal


    Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has signed a joint cooperation agreement with MEYER Group. DSC will work with MEYER’s new subsidiary, MEYER RE. MEYER RE offers shipping companies solutions to maximise their vessel’s sustainability, ideally throughout their lifecycle from development and build to supporting them through their operating lives and finally end-of-life recycling.

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    CMA CGM places USD3bn dual fuel container ships order


    China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) has received an order for 16 dual-fuel containerships from French-based liner operator, CMA CGM. The order includes 12 x 15,000 TEU containerships that will be capable of sailing on methanol, along with an order for 4 x 23,000 TEU containerships that will be equipped with dual fuel LNG engines. 

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    Business Pairing Yields Dual-Fuel Boxships


    Hong Kong-headquartered Seaspan Corporation in cooperation with Israeli-owned carrier ZIM Integrated Shipping Services has realised the opening phase in a major newbuild programme. 

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    First Ship In Offing For Explora Brand


    Marking the debut of the MSC Group’s luxury cruise brand Explora Journeys, the 248m Explora I is being readied in Italy for a July service start.

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    Successful TA test for MAN 49/60DF


    MAN Energy Solutions’ new MAN 49/60DF four-stroke engine has been approved by six classification societies after successfully passing a five-day programme of type approval tests (TAT) at MAN ES’s Augsburg facility in Germany in March 2023.

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    Spanish Charter For Former Honfleur


    Spanish operator Balearia has signed an initial six-month charter on an innovative ro-pax ferry, which has lain idle in Poland since completion last May. Originally ordered by Brittany Ferries for cross-Channel duty as the Honfleur, the 187m vessel now bears the name Rusadir for her impending assignment on western Mediterranean service between Malaga and the Spanish North African enclave of Melilla.

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    Methane slip reduction project targets Wärtsilä large bore engine platform


    New advanced combustion technology designed to reduce methane slip is being developed for Wärtsilä’s large bore engine platform after earlier success with smaller engines.

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    HSD Engine awarded service contract for Nakilat LNGCs


    Qatar Gas Transport Company (Nakilat) has awarded HSD Engine a long-term service agreement to supply spares and maintenance services for the engines onboard Nakilat’s wholly owned fleet of LNG carriers.