General News – Page 16

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    Maersk and CMA CGM to work together on alt fuels


    Two of the largest names in the container liner sector, A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S (Maersk) and CMA CGM, have announced plans to join forces on several areas relating to decarbonisation. The collaboration, which will be “in full compliance with all laws and regulations”, will focus on the development of the use of alternative greener fuels for container vessel propulsion.

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    Mitsui takes minority stake in WETech


    Japanese general trading company Mitsui & Co., Ltd (Mitsui) has acquired a minority stake in Finnish energy efficiency solution provider WE Tech Solutions (WE Tech).   

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    MAN ES stresses need for common NH3 standards


    MAN Energy Solutions is understood to have expressed concern to IACS, the International Association of Classification Societies, about the lack of a set of unified requirements relating to ammonia-fuelled engines and their supporting infrastructure.

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    Naming ceremony for MeOH-fuelled Laura Maersk in Copenhagen


    A.P. Moller-Maersk (Maersk) held a formal naming ceremong for its first vessel that will operate on green methanol. The newbuild methanol-fuelled 2,100teu container feeder, Laura Maersk, was named in a ceremony hosted in the Port of Copenhagen on 15 September. 

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    Maersk invests in green methanol production company


    Container line operator Maersk announced that it was investing in a green methanol production start-up on 14 September.

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    UK unveils clean maritime package


    The UK government has unveiled a new package of clean maritime measures to safeguard business whilst reducing harmful emissions

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    Newport Shipping outlines CTV construction plans


    Newport Shipping has announced that it is launching a naval architect practice. The company plans to initially focus on designing and building vessels for the offshore wind market. It also announced that it will design and build eight crew transfer vessels (CTVs). 

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    India eyes liberalisation of coastal trade


    The Indian government is planning to announce the removal of remaining cabotage laws, opening up coastal trade between the country’s ports to foreign registered and flagged vessels. 

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    BV Study Quantifies CCS CII Benefit For Bulker Vessels


    Bureau Veritas (BV) participated in a project that aims to support the future commercial application of CCS technology, especially for older vessels in operation, and demonstrated the potential CII benefits.

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    Russia to accelerate construction of ice-breakers and ice-class fleet


    Russia plans to accelerate the construction of ice-breakers and other ice-class vessels, according to a number of senior Russian state officials speaking during the Eastern Economic Forum, which is being held in Vladivostok in the Russian Far East. The fleet expansion programme is intended to meet expected increased demand along the Northern Sea Route.

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    COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry to explore air lube licensing deal


    Chinese shipyard group COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry Co. Ltd (CHI) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Silverstream to explore the possibility of licensing the installation of the Silverstream air lubrication system in CHI’s shipyards.

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    Singapore selected for global electrification centre


    ABS has announced that it is establishing a global ABS Electrification Center in Singapore. The centre will have an international focus, supporting electrification projects in the Asia Pacific region and more widely, but will also provide support for the electrification of harbour and coastal craft aligned to the initiatives from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

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    GTT raises wind propulsion funds


    GTT’s venture capital arm has completed a funding round to support the development of automated wind-assisted propulsion systems

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    ClassNK AiP for Chinese Onboard CCS System


    ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for an onboard CO2 capture and storage (OCCS) system developed by China Shipbuilding Power Engineering Institute Co., Ltd. (CSPI), a member of CSSC Power (Group) Co. Ltd. (CPGC).

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    DNV: competition for alt fuel to pose challenge in key decade


    DNV has identified carbon-neutral fuel supply constraints as a key challenge for the maritime sector, as the sector is likely to encounter tough competition for greener fuels from other sectors. As a result, the new 2030 maritime emission targets hang in the balance, according to the latest edition of DNV‘s Maritime Forecast to 2050. This increases the importance of considering all alternative approaches to reducing emissions.

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    LR AiP for NH3 dual-fuel 45,000cbm LPG Carrier


    Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) has received Approval in Principle (AiP) from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for its new 45,000cbm LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) Carrier design. The design can be ordered with ammonia dual-fuel propulsion.

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    Feasibility studies focus on Japan-Aus CCS logistics chain


    Two separate feasibility studies examining the establishment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) value chain between Australia and Japan are to be undertaken, following the agreement of memorandums of understanding (MoU). In the first, Sumitomo, Toho Gas, and K LINE plans to jointly conduct a feasibility study with Woodside, while the second relates to an agreement between Woodside and Japanese power generation utility KEPCO.

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    Bi-lobe LCO2 carrier tank design granted AiP by DNV


    A 70,000 cbm liquefied carbon dioxide (LCO2) containment tank developed by Hanwha Ocean for an LCO2 carrier has been awarded an approval in principle (AiP) from DNV at the Gastech 2023 conference in Singapore. The cargo design integrates Hanwha Ocean’s Bi-Lobe cargo hold, a vertical structure that maximises cargo capacity.

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    ABS, GTT and DHT to Collaborate On LNG-Fuelled VLCC Optimisation Study


    ABS, GTT and DHT Holdings, Inc. signed a joint development project at Gastech 2023 to optimise a new, very large crude carrier (VLCC) with liquified natural gas (LNG) propulsion that meets Class and statutory requirements.

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    First LPG carrier air lubrication retrofit contract for Alfa Laval agreed


    Kumiai Navigation, a Southeast Asian LPG tanker and bulk carrier company, has placed the first retrofit order for Alfa Laval’s fluidic air lubrication, OceanGlide for an LPG carrier. The system will be installed aboard a 54,000dwt LPG carrier operated by the company, the company confirmed.