General News – Page 10

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    Boeckmans to order future-proofed general cargo vessels

    2023-11-30T11:38:00Z

    Belgium-headquartered ship owner and operator Boeckmans has announced that it is ordering a series of four 5,000 dwt general cargo vessels from Dung Quat shipyard in Vietnam. The diesel-electric vessels are expected to be capable of operating on hydrogen fuel or other alternative fuels in the future, according to an announcement by Boeckmans with project partner, CMB.Tech, the clean fuel subsidiary of CMB.

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    Harland & Wolff Pact With Aluminium Specialist

    2023-11-30T10:53:00Z

    Expansion-minded UK group Harland & Wolff (H&W) is adding another string to its bow through this month’s signing of a memorandum of understanding with Australian aluminium shipbuilding specialist Austal.

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    Green fuel scarcity could scupper decarbonisation

    2023-11-28T11:02:00Z

    A lack of alternative fuel availability may hinder marine decarbonisation, according to the latest whitepaper from P&O Maritime Logistics.

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    Japanese autonomous vessel project completes coastal round-trip

    2023-11-27T12:53:00Z

    A vessel operated by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has completed a demonstration operating on an autonomous navigation system as part of the Nippon Foundation’s MEGURI2040 project.

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    MAN ES Wins German Sustainability Award

    2023-11-27T12:04:00Z

    MAN Energy Solutions was awarded a prize in the ‘Mechanical and Plant Engineering’ company category in the the German Sustainability Awards held in Düsseldorf on 23 November.

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    Synthetic EALS Linked To Increase In Stern Tube Seal Failures: Report

    2023-11-27T11:21:00Z

    Gard, the Norwegian-headquartered marine insurance firm, has recently published research into propeller shaft aft seal damage, which noted a “significant increase” in failures following the 2013 introduction by the US EPA of new Vessel General Permit (VGP) rules.

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    French Operator Shows Green Commitment

    2023-11-27T11:02:00Z

    Testament to an extensive newbuild programme and fleet-wide technological initiatives, Brittany Ferries has secured Green Marine Certified Shipowner accreditation for the fourth year in a row.

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    Payback Promise From New Bulbous Bow

    2023-11-24T12:06:00Z

    Vehicle carrier and logistics specialist Wallenius Wilhelmsen has implemented a vessel upgrading project entailing the retrofit of a new form of bulbous bow. The scheme promises average fuel savings of at least 6% and a corresponding cut in the recipient ship’s CO2 emissions by 1,400t per annum.

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    German federal funding for low-emission coaster newbuildings

    2023-11-23T13:09:00Z

    Shipowner Gerdes Green, a joint venture between Reederei Gerdes and Over-C, has received a grant from Germany’s Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport towards the cost of investment in sustainable innovations for a pair of coastal vessels. The grant was awarded as part of the country’s Namkü directive to reduce emissions from the coastal fleet. 

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    Steerprop Bow Thrusters For Canada’s New Polar Icebreaker

    2023-11-23T11:57:00Z

    Steerprop, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance propulsion systems, has been chosen to supply advanced ice-classed bow thrusters to the Canadian Coast Guard’s new Polar Icebreaker. The ship will be designed and built by Seaspan Shipyards as part of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy. When completed, she will be one of the most powerful icebreakers in the world.

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    Malaysia offshore CCS project advances, FEED work to begin in 2024

    2023-11-21T12:19:00Z

    Japan’s Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd. (JAPEX), JGC Holdings Corporation (JGC HD,) and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) signed a Key Principles Agreement with Malaysian energy producer Petronas on 28 September 2023 in connection with plans to develop an offshore carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Malaysia’s waters by 2028.

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    Hanwha Ocean Collaboration with ABS to Support Shipbuilding Transformation

    2023-11-21T11:50:00Z

    ABS and Hanwha Ocean have signed a landmark strategic framework agreement to advance the digital transformation of shipbuilding. The agreement was signed at KORMARINE in Busan, Korea.

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    3D model-based class approval benefits validated by joint project

    2023-11-21T11:46:00Z

    Bureau Veritas (BV), the Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) and NAPA, the maritime software and data services supplier, have completed the first phase of a Joint Development Project (JDP) to enable 3D model-based approvals for the classification of ships.

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    CMA CGM behind launch of AI lab start-up

    2023-11-20T14:38:00Z

    Kyutai is apparently the first European private-initiative laboratory dedicated to open research in AI

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    Improved Sensors Offer Offer Operations, Refit and Design Benefits

    2023-11-16T11:46:00Z

    Sensor technology and digital twins of ships are evolving and open new opportunities for owners and managers to improve the way how their ships are operated.

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    Wärtsilä launches first ammonia-fuelled 4-stroke engine for maritime market

    2023-11-15T12:25:00Z

    Wärtsilä has introduced the marine sector’s first commercially available 4-stroke engine-based solution for ammonia as a fuel. The ammonia solution is now commercially available as part of the Wärtsilä 25 engine platform, which was launched in September 2022.

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    CHEK project releases mid-term results of interaction between energy saving devices

    2023-11-15T12:18:00Z

    The EU-funded CHEK project is evaluating the interaction between multiple energy saving devices when installed on a bulk carrier and a cruise ship, and modelling as part of the project is now able to put some numbers on the gains that can be expected for the vessels.

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    US ports win record funding for improvements

    2023-11-14T13:28:00Z

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced over US$653 million to fund 41 port improvement projects across the nation under the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP).

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    $85m investment to expand yard capacity at Ancona

    2023-11-14T13:22:00Z

    Fincantieri has signed an agreement to develop the port of Ancona with the Port System Authority of the Central Adriatic Sea (ADSP).

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    IMO’s Calculation Challenge For GHG Regulation

    2023-11-13T11:37:00Z

    Engine emissions have been regulated by the IMO under MARPOL Annex VI since 2005 when the 1997 Protocol adding the annex came into effect.