General News – Page 19

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    German Equipment Makers Sustain Business Growth

    2023-07-17T10:40:00Z

    Germany’s marine equipment and systems sector achieved a further advance in order volume and a recovery in turnover last year on the back of rising, global fleet investment. While contract intake has continued to increase significantly in 2023, with future positive prospects attributed to the energy transition, industry association VDMA pointed to the lack of skilled workers as a possible restraint on growth.

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    Falling container CO2 emissions – dip or trend?

    2023-07-13T14:18:00Z

    Container industry carbon emissions are falling but is it too soon to say whether this will be sustained?

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    Mercator to launch new conference to break down silos between ports and shipowners

    2023-07-13T10:19:00Z

    Mercator Media is launching a new conference, Green Ports & Shipping Congress, to bring together shipowners, suppliers and port operators to encourage and promote collaboration. The conference recognises that many of the problems related to decarbonising the maritime sector, and their solutions, overlap. 

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    £34 million available in latest round of CMDC funding

    2023-07-10T13:08:00Z

    A fourth round of funding brings the UK government support for maritime decarbonisation to £129 million

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    DNV plans to launch VTI to help industry’s decarb drive

    2023-07-10T10:40:00Z

    DNV has decided to launch a Recommended Practice (RP) offering that aims to produce a method to measure and evaluate the technical performance of ships and to address some of the shortcomings that have emerged with the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) index.

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    P&O Ferries renews North Sea contracts

    2023-07-07T15:32:00Z

    P&O Ferries is strengthening its position in the North Sea with two key contract renewals

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    ​Revised GHG reduction strategy for global shipping adopted

    2023-07-07T11:11:00Z

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted a revised strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping.

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    Hapag-Lloyd and Seaspan ink 15+45 MeOH retrofit deal

    2023-07-06T11:31:00Z

    Seaspan Corporation (Seaspan), the containership owner and manager, in collaboration with Hapag-Lloyd, have signed a Conversion Commitment Agreement with MAN PrimeServ. The deal covers the retrofit of the main engines aboard 15 container vessels equipped with MAN B&W S90-type main engines to dual-fuel MAN B&W ME-LGIM types capable of operation on green methanol. The Agreement includes 45 optional engine retrofit solutions.

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    BV type approval for ShaPoLi solution

    2023-07-06T11:16:00Z

    METIS Cyberspace Technology has received type approval from Bureau Veritas covering the functionality of its solution for monitoring and reporting shaft power limitation (ShaPoLi).

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    Sauer Compressors launches new high-pressure compressor series

    2023-07-06T11:09:00Z

    Sauer Compressors is launching a new series of high-pressure compressors. The new SAUER Orkan series has been designed for gas industry applications, and is now available in the first four standard types. The new type of compressor is suitable for the compression of many gases and a wide variety of applications, and uses a newly developed magnetic coupling to ensure the compressors are hermetically gas-tight.

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    EU ETS bill set to exceed EUR3bn in 2024

    2023-07-06T10:55:00Z

    The European Union’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (EU MRV) dataset for shipping’s European CO2 emissions for the year 2022 has just been published, with the data highlighting some significant year-on-year changes from 2021. 

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    Digitalisation breaking down ship-port disconnect

    2023-07-06T10:31:00Z

    There’s a potential flow of data from a ship’s propulsion system to the next port of call, and a growing number of companies are collaborating on making the most of it to reduce emissions.

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    MPA signs Silk Alliance MoU with LR

    2023-07-06T10:17:00Z

    The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decarbonisation Hub (LR MDH) to collaborate on a decarbonisation strategy and implementation plan for The Silk Alliance.

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    WinGD appoints Schneiter as acting ceo

    2023-07-04T11:00:00Z

    WinGD has announced that Klaus Heim, ceo of the marine power company, has decided to step down from his role with effect from 31 July 2023.

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    UK extends ETS scheme to encompass domestic shipping

    2023-07-04T10:48:00Z

    The UK government has announced that it will be extending the scope of the UK’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) to cover domestic shipping from 2026, in a statement released on 3 July.

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    Marubeni buys 25% of Klaveness Dry Bulk

    2023-07-03T11:26:00Z

    Following a successful three years as Panamax pool partners, Marubeni has invested in a quarter of Klaveness Dry Bulk

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    Rolls-Royce acquires Italian automation specialist

    2023-07-03T11:22:00Z

    Rolls-Royce has announced the acquisition of Italian marine automation and yacht bridge specialist, Team Italia/Onyx Marine. The two companies have collaborated on joint development projects since 2019. The acquisition is expected to extend Rolls-Royce Power Systems’ offering for yachts as part of its ‘bridge to propeller’ strategy.

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    IACS Council maintains focus on decarb safety

    2023-06-30T11:56:00Z

    The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) Council has held its 87th session in Gdansk, Poland, discussing a range of decarbonisation related initiatives and electing Roberto Cazzulo of RINA as its new chair.

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    Intercargo: mid-term measures should be simple

    2023-06-30T11:41:00Z

    INTERCARGO Secretary General Kostas Gkonis has called for the upcoming MEPC 80 (Marine Environment Protect Committee) meeting to support “simple and effective” mid-term measures to help the IMO’s decarbonisation ambitions, so that they can be efficiently implemented by ships worldwide.

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    Hong Kong Convention to enter effect following ratifications

    2023-06-27T10:10:00Z

    Bangladesh and Liberia have concluded the ratification of the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Hong Kong Convention, the ship recycling treaty, which will allow the HKC to enter into force within 24 months.