General News – Page 13

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    Deal to develop infrastructure for H2-fuelled tugs for Port of Hamburg


    Plans to operate the first tugs on hydrogen in the Port of Hamburg took a step forward in October after tug operator Fairplay Towage signed a memorandum of understanding with energy company Mabanaft Group. The MoU commits the two companies to collaborate on the supply of hydrogen to Fairplay’s new tugs in the Port of Hamburg from 2025. 

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    Preventive maintenance agreement for COSCO shore power systems


    COSCO Group has signed a long-term service agreement with shore power system supplier Cavotec. The agreement will see the shore power system supplier provide preventive maintenance for COSCO vessels equipped with its systems.

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    Liberian Registry opens Miami office


    The Liberian Registry has officially opened a new office in Miami, Florida.

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    Singaporean 3D-printed propeller project adds ABS


    A Singaporean-led project to manufacture and class a 3D-printed propeller will include support from ABS. The project, which includes Mencast Marine (MMPL), the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), and the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC), aims to 3D-print a ship propeller using cutting-edge Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) techniques.

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    ABS inks additive manufacturing MoU with Wilhelmsen JV


    Pelagus 3D Pte. Ltd., a joint venture between Germany-based materials and technology manufacturer thyssenkrupp and Wilhelmsen, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with ABS to advance the technologies and adoption of on-demand additive manufacturing (AM) of marine and offshore spare parts.

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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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    Silverstream deepens ties with China’s CCS


    Silverstream Technologies has signed an Agreement in Principle (AiP) with China Classification Society (CCS), confirming that CCS provides an independent class verification of its generic system design following a review and verification of the Silverstream System’s design drawings.

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    Singapore advances ammonia bunkering project


    Singapore has launched the next stage of tendering to find its low or zero-carbon ammonia power generation and bunkering project developer.

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    DFDS eyes CO2-neutral cross-Channel ferries by 2030


    DFDS has committed to introducing a new generation of hybrid-electric ferries on the busiest and shortest crossing of the English Channel by 2030.

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    Shell and ONE collaborate in Singaporean e-BDN trial


    Container shipping company Ocean Network Express (ONE) concluded a successful trial with Shell, with support from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), to use an electronic Bunker Delivery Note (e-BDN) in September 2023.

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    Shortlisted US hydrogen hubs to receive $7bn funding


    Ambitious plans to establish a number of regional hydrogen hubs across the United States moved closer after the US administration announced a final short list of seven regional projects on 13 October. 

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    Evergreen explores Taiwanese green fuel production


    Container liner operator Evergreen has announced that it is exploring the feasibility of developing a green methanol and ammonia supply chain for applications including maritime fuel on the island of Taiwan.

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    Digital sound tool for engine anomaly detection


    NYK (Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha) has announced that it has developed a digital diagnostic tool to analyse the operational sound of a vessel’s engines together with MTI Co., Ltd. (MTI) and Nabtesco Corporation (Nabtesco). 

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    Mitsui and BEMAC to acquire The Switch from Yaskawa


    Japanese marine electrical specialist BEMAC Corporation and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Mitsui) have agreed a deal to acquire 100% of the shares of The Switch from Yaskawa Europe Holding AB, a subsidiary of Yaskawa.

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    Finnish-Built Dredger For New Polish Canal


    Purpose-designed for a new waterway in northern Poland, the 63m trailing suction hopper dredger Ursa was launched last month by Finnish shipbuilder Tyovene.

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    Experience Builds Wind-Assist Technology Confidence


    The calculations made for IMO efficiency regulations are theoretical and generic, so work is continuing to provide shipowners with a means of accurately measuring energy savings from wind-assist technologies in practice, but confidence is growing nonetheless.

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    ClassNK awards world’s first AiP for H2-fuelled 2-stroke vessel design


    ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for a hydrogen-fuelled multi-purpose vessel using Japan Engine’s (J-ENG) large low-speed two-stroke hydrogen-fuelled engine as a main mover. The AiP is the world’s first for a ship equipped with such a large low-speed two-stroke hydrogen-fuelled engine.

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    Accelleron e-fuel survey indicates varying degrees of e-fuel preparedness


    Accelleron has published the results of a survey of 200 maritime decision-makers drawn from ship owners and operators. The results indicate that ship owners and operators believe that fuels produced from renewable sources, including biomethane, synthetic methane, and other e-fuels will be more important to shipping’s climate goals than any other fuel.

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    Exmar orders pair of 46,000cbm gas carriers with WinGD X-DF-A engines


    Exmar LPG, a joint venture between Exmar and Seapeak, has confirmed that a pair of 46,000 cbm gas carriers on order at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea will be powered by WinGD’s ammonia-fuelled X-DF-A engines.

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    VPS experience of methanol as a marine fuel


    As the number of vessels operating on methanol as a fuel has steadily increased in recent years, VPS has deepened its experience of methanol as a marine fuel. Steve Bee, VPS Group Commercial Director, summarises some of the key learnings to date.