General News – Page 15

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    Blurring the lines: shippers need to be aware CBAM will impact EU imports


    It is entirely possible that the introduction of the transitional period for the EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) on 1 October 2023 may have failed to capture the attention of ship operators and owners.

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    Brunvoll chooses Leclanché for ferry retrofit


    Leclanché is to supply a 940 kWh Navius MRS-3 battery energy storage system for a ferry conversion

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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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    CMA CGM places order for MeOH-fuelled series of 9,200 teu boxships


    Container major CMA CGM has expanded its orderbook of containerships capable of operating on methanol, after it placed an order with Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Company Limited (SWS) and China Shipbuilding Trading Company Limited (CSTC) for a series of dual-fuel methanol-burning containerships.

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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. 

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    JDP on 3D Model Based class approval completed


    Bureau Veritas and shipbuilder Hanwha Ocean have completed a Joint Development Project (JDP) to enable 3D model based approval for the classification of ships.

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    First AiP for WinGD’s X-DF-A engine


    Swiss marine power company WinGD has secured the first ever approval in principle (AiP) for two­­‑stroke engines fuelled with ammonia. Lloyd’s Register awarded the AiP to WinGD’s X-DF-A dual-fuel range.

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    French Yard Favoured For UK Ferries


    A French shipbuilder has been shortlisted for the construction of two vessels to serve the traffic between the Isles of Scilly and the English mainland. The Piriou organisation, based in Brittany, has been named by the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group as its preferred shipbuilder to deliver replacements for the company’s long-serving passenger ferry and a small freight carrier.

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    Green fuel potential along the Suez Canal


    Talks have taken place to discuss the potential of green hydrogen projects along the Suez Canal.

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    Japanese shipowners join LH2 transportation and carrier consortium


    Three of Japan’s largest shipowners have agreed to join a Kawasaki Heavy Industries-led consortium that is seeking to develop a maritime liquefied hydrogen (LH2) supply chain for imports into Japan. 

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    Ammonia-fuelled gas turbine planned for LNG carrier


    A new zero-carbon emissions LNG carrier design includes an ammonia-fuelled gas turbine and a heat recovery system using supercritical CO2.

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    Norwegian Yard Lands Cableship Contract


    Norway’s maritime sector has gained a valuable project for a high-capacity, newbuild cable layer. West coast builder Ulstein Verft has landed the construction contract entailing a 150m vessel to Norwegian design for deployment by the Norwegian arm of the Paris-headquartered Nexans telecoms and power cable maker.

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    Pacific shipping corridor takes shape


    The creation of the first-ever green shipping corridor across the Pacific is taking shape

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    First reference for Babcock LGE LCO2 solution on new 22,000cbm carriers


    In a first for Babcock’s LGE business, it has won the first orders for its cutting-edge cargo handling and reliquefaction system for two 22,000m³ liquefied CO2 (LCO2) carriers. The vessels will feature Babcock LGE’s ecoCO2 solution, the world’s first cargo handling and reliquefaction solution for a low-pressure cargo tank system for LCO2 carriers.

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    DNV to explore integrating live CM data in digital twin services


    DNV has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Light Structures AS, a leading supplier of fibre optic condition monitoring systems, to cooperate on the development of new methodologies and solutions at the intersection of structural health monitoring and digital twin functionalities.

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    MOL, Petronas and MISC Berhad to form LCO2 carrier JV


    Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has signed an agreement with Malaysian energy producer Petronas, and its subsidiary MISC Berhad to establish a joint venture to invest in the development and commercialisation of liquefied Carbon Dioxide (LCO2) carriers for carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects.


    COSCO Shipping in first Chinese green MeOH supply chain MoU


    Container liner giant COSCO Shipping has announced that it is participating in a Chinese project to develop a green methanol supply chain on 21 September.

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    MSC confirms orders for dual-fuel cruise ships with SOFC fuel cells


    Explora Journeys, the luxury travel brand of the Cruise Division of MSC Group, has confirmed the order for the construction of two LNG-fuelled luxury cruise ships featuring hydrogen-powered solid oxide fuel cells with Fincantieri.

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    ABB power and propulsion package for Samskip H2-fuelled containerships


    ABB has announced it will supply a power, propulsion and automation package for two newbuild short-sea container ships to be built by Cochin Shipyard for the global logistics company Samskip Group. The order is highly significant as the vessels will be among the world’s first of their kind to use hydrogen as a fuel, powering fuel cells.

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    North Sea unmanned zero-emission feeder project advances


    In what represents a further step towards the potential introduction of autonomous zero-emission shipping into the European short-sea sector, Conoship Internation of Groningen has been commissioned to develop an autonomous 200 teu shortsea container vessel design, which will be powered by zero-emission propulsion technology.