General News – Page 12

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    Japanese Builder Commits Wholesale To Dual-Fuel


    Tsuneishi Shipbuilding of Japan has taken an industry lead by making a strategic commitment to other than conventionally-fuelled merchant vessels within the next 12 years. The group, which controls an extensive network of yards in Japan, the Philippines and China, has stated that its goal is to produce only dual-fuel powered ships by 2035, to complete a shift away from tonnage fitted with heavy fuel oil-based engines.

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    Autonomous barge voyage demonstration in Belgium


    A inland waterway barge has completed a 16.5km demonstration journey within Belgium’s inland waterways demonstrating the increasing maturity of autonomous operation systems. 

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    Accelleron to acquire Officine Meccaniche Torino


    Accelleron has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Officine Meccaniche Torino S.p.A. (OMT), the leading fuel injection system supplier for marine engines. The acquisition - in the high double-digit million EUR range - is expected to be completed within the next few weeks.

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    GE To Launch Smaller SeaJet Pods


    GE Vernova’s Power Conversion business is extending the power range of electrical podded propulsors in its SeaJet power range, adding smaller sized 1.5 MW to 4 MW units to the series.

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    ABB launches new Dynafin propulsion concept, targets 2025 for full scale prototype


    ABB has introduced a new propulsion concept called Dynafin™. The new propulsion concept is a cycloidal propeller with individually controlled blades. The operating principle allows the unit to utilize a trochoidal blade path, which is analogous to the movement of a whale tail. The new concept has the potential to reduce fuel consumption significantly.

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    Eni inks maritime transport decarb partnership with RINA


    RINA, the classification company, and the international energy company Eni have signed an agreement to jointly develop initiatives focused on the decarbonisation of maritime transport.

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    Kongsberg Maritime conducts autonomous coastal cargo voyage


    A cargo vessel has completed a demonstration on the northwest coast of Norway operating on a mix of remote and autonomous operations. 

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    Klaveness selling shares to buy new CABU III carriers


    Klaveness Combination Carriers is selling new shares to raise funds for three new CABU III carriers

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    Corsica Ferries opts for Decarbonisation Modelling service


    Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract to carry out Decarbonisation Modelling on two vessels in the Corsica Ferries fleet. The study will create a digital model of the two ships to simulate the effect of various decarbonisation technologies on their environmental compliance. 

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    ENGIE and BVS team up for advisory and risk management partnership


    ENGIE, the energy supply provider, and Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore (BVS), a technical advisory, asset management and assurance solutions organization, have teamed up to provide advisory and hedging services to support the maritime sector on its GHG reduction journey.

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    UK plans first green shipping corridor


    Schneider Electric is to play a key consultancy role in plans to create the UK’s first green shipping corridor

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    Japan to fund UK offshore wind


    Trade talks prove fruitful as Japan commits to investing over £14 billion in the UK’s offshore wind industry

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    Intercargo strengthens dry bulk position


    The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (INTERCARGO) has announced that it now represents almost 32% of the global dry bulk fleet.

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    US Maintains Grants For Small Yards


    Keeping faith with the country’s multifarious, smaller shipbuilding and shipbuilding companies, the US Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced a new round of funding of nearly $21m for the sector.

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    New Norwegian Marine Competence Centre for Danfoss


    Danfoss, the sustainable engineering solutions specialist, held an opening ceremony to mark the completion of its new Marine Competence Center in Holmestrand, Norway in mid May 2023. 

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    CIMAC confirms final agenda for 2023 World Congress


    CIMAC has confirmed the final programme of the 30th edition of the CIMAC World Congress, which is due to be held in Busan in South Korea on 12-16 June 2023.

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    ClassNK releases Electronic Logbook Guidelines


    ClassNK has released Guidelines for Electronic Logbooks, which specify basic requirements for approving electronic logbooks used on ships.

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    Bangladesh commits to ratify the Hong Kong Convention


    Bangladesh has pledged to ratify the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Hong Kong Convention (HKC), the ship recycling treaty, within the next few weeks, which is expected to allow the HKC to finally enter into force.  

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    DNV: a robust safety culture needed to manage transformations


    A recent joint report by DNV has found a surge in the number of safety incidents involving machinery damage or failure. The classification society stresses that more needs to be done to address safety issues, particularly as the industry faces uncertainties related to decarbonisation and digitalisation.

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    Russia doubles subsidies for domestic civil shipbuilding sector


    In response to tightening sanctions and the growing isolation of Russia in the international arena, Russia’s government has decided to double subsidies for the domestic civil shipbuilding sector.