General News – Page 17

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    K Shipbuilding in Korean-led 12k cbm DF LCO2 carrier joint study project


    Korean shipbuilder K Shipbuilding has launched a joint study project towards the development of a 12,000cbm liquefied carbon dioxide (LCO2) carrier design with Korean Register (KR), along with industry partners Sunbo Industries and Dongsung Finetec, at Gastech in Singapore this week.

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    Maritime insurers join drive to improve cargo safety


    Two major maritime insurers have signed up to the Cargo Fire & Loss Innovation Initiative

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    NH3 multi-fuel gas supply system receives AiP


    Lloyd’s Register has awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) to Babcock LGE’s multi-fuel gas supply and CO2 cargo handling systems, ecoFGSS-FLEX® and ecoCO2®.

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    DNV AiP for 271,000cbm LNGC at Gastech


    DNV has awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate to Hudong-Zhonghua’s new 271,000cbm LNG carrier design. The new design’s increased cargo capacity will make it the largest gas carrier in the world.

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    Auramarine wins methanol fuel supply system orders


    Auramarine has received an order for three methanol fuel supply system packages for a series of hybrid tankers on order in China for Swedish shipowner Terntank.

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    EPS reported to place 3+3 dual-fuel NH3 Newcastlemax order


    Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) is reported to have placed an order for three Newcastlemax bulk carriers with Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry, with an option for a further three vessels, according to Chinese-language social media reports and broker reports. The order is understood to be the first order for bulk carriers to be powered by dual-fuel engines capable of operating on ammonia as fuel.

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    Harland & Wolff Pitch For Ferry Business


    Resurgent UK shipyard group Harland & Wolff (H&W) has woven another strand in its business development strategy by pitching for the construction and operation of ferries to serve the Isles of Scilly. The proposal encompasses two vessels for the route linking the archipelago with the southwest English mainland at Penzance, plus a small inter-island ferry.

  • Managing air quality is a top priority for the Port of Oslo

    Innovation Norway offers green shipping funding


    Norway’s state innovation agency, Innovation Norway, launched risk-based loans for environmental investments in the country’s short-sea shipping sector.

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    China In New Challenge To European Yards


    China’s shipbuilding industry has reached a new milestone through the production of its first large-scale cruise vessel, the 135,500gt Adora Magic City. An extended trials campaign was implemented by builder Shanghai Waigaoqiao during July with the ship entering its final outfitting phase in anticipation of commissioning into service at the start of 2024.


    Japanese fully autonomous vessel project targets 2025 commercialisation


    The second phase of the Nippon Foundation’s MEGURI2040 project was announced in July 2023. The project, which intends to support the full-scale commercialisation of fully autonomous ship technology by 2025, will focus on demonstrating ship-shore operations using four different vessel types.

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    AiP For Floating CO2 Storage Unit Concept


    DNV has awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) to Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and MISC Berhad (MISC) for their Floating CO2 Storage Unit (FCSU) concept. The innovative design is capable of functioning as an intermediate CO2 storage unit or as an injection vehicle (known as FCSU-i) for offshore CO2 reservoirs.

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    CMES to order methanol-fuelled VLCC


    China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES) is planning to place an order with Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co for a dual-fuel methanol-powered very large crude carrier (VLCC), according to a stock exchange filing.

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    Erma First’s AMP solution recognised as Energy Saving Device


    DNV has confirmed that Erma First’s alternative maritime power (AMP) system, BLUE CONNECT, meets the requirements to be categorised as an ‘energy-saving device’ (ESD). In the same document, DNV recognises the solution’s ability to improve a vessel’s Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) ratings in line with regulations set out by the IMO. 


    K Line adopts Navtor fleet monitoring platform


    K Line has inked a memorandum of understanding with Navtor to develop K Line’s global fleet monitoring and support system. Under the terms of the agreement, K Line will extend the functionality of NavFleet, a fleet monitoring platform provided by Navtor, across its fleet.

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    Wärtsilä to offer onboard CCS feasibility studies


    Wärtsilä is announcing that it has begun to offer carbon capture and storage (CCS) feasibility studies to shipowners and operators. The studies have already been conducted on a range of vessel types including ro-ro and ro-pax vessels, a drill ship, a container vessel and a gas carrier, according to Wärtsilä Exhaust Treatment.

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    Flexible Robot To Work In Italian Yards


    Testing of a mobile robotic welding solution to raise shipbuilding efficiency has begun in Italy. The MR4Weld outdoor automated system is the first issue of a collaboration agreement implemented in 2021 by Trieste-headquartered international shipbuilding group Fincantieri and Turin-based industrial robotics specialist Comau.

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    EC ship recycling consultation likely to drive change towards responsible practices


    The European Commission (EC) launched an online consultation to evaluate its Ship Recycling Regulation that ran until early June 2023. The results of the work will probably increase the number of ships recycled in a responsible way and owners that fail to do this may face penalties in the future.

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    OSM Thome inks NH3-fuelled Ultramax series deal


    Norwegian shipmanagement specialist OSM Thome has announced that it has entered into a Letter of Intent with Norwegian green shipping specialist Pherousa Green Shipping AS (PGS) to collaborate on a series of 63,000dwt ammonia-fuelled Ultramax vessels to be ordered by PGS.

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    CCS awards AiP to LH2 fuel supply system


    Classification society CCS (China Classification Society) has awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Weishi Energy Technology Hebei for a liquid hydrogen fuel supply system design suitable for use aboard marine vessels. The AiP is the first to be awarded by CCS for an LH2 fuel supply system.

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    Consortium to develop 16,000cbm LH2 containment system


    UK engineering company TWI is one of 14 partners that has received EU funding to develop a 160,000cbm liquified hydrogen (LH2) containment system for ships