General News – Page 4

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    Tersan clinches order for first full-electric autonomous vessels

    2024-02-29T11:18:00Z

    Turkish shipyard Tersan Shipyard has been awarded a contract to construct four double-ended full-electric vessels for Norwegian ship owner and operator, Fjord 1. The contract, the first for a vessel intended to carry passengers autonomously, was signed after the Norwegian Public Road Administration awarded a long-term public transport tender to Fjord1 for the Lavik-Oppedal crossing north of Bergen along Norway’s west coast.

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    LISCR establishes Innovation & Energy Transition Team

    2024-02-27T16:07:00Z

    The Liberian Registry, the world’s largest shipping registry, has announced the creation of an Innovation & Energy Transition Team focused on helping its partners reach net-zero GHG emissions.

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    CHANGE OF ROLE FOR TRIESTE ENGINE PLANT?

    2024-02-27T15:15:00Z

    Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) head Gianluigi Aponte is reported to have reached an agreement to acquire Wartsila’s extensive Trieste marine engine plant, according to local Italian sources. 

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    CONVERTER TECHNOLOGY BOOSTS ONSHORE POWER SOLUTIONS

    2024-02-23T15:32:00Z

    Pekka Järvinen, Product Portfolio Manager at ABB Motion, explains how sophisticated converter technology addresses key obstacles, such as operating frequencies used by onshore networks and vessels, to deliver reliable shoreside electrical power to ships.

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    EPS to retrofit suction sails on board oil tanker

    2024-02-22T13:17:00Z

    Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has announced that it has signed a deal to retrofit fixed suction sails on board an oil tanker.

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    SUBSEA INFRA OUTAGES RAISE SAFETY ISSUES TO MAINSTREAM

    2024-02-22T12:22:00Z

    Safety and security of undersea infrastructure - installations such as oil and gas pipelines, telecom cables and power cables from off shore wind farms - has become major news in light of events such as the damaging of the Nord Stream 2 and Balticconnector gas pipelines. A senior naval officer said that seabed warfare should be included in the mix of new domains.

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    Pioneering on board CCS demo delivers promising initial results

    2024-02-20T15:30:00Z

    A 1,000 hour demonstration of an on board carbon capture system concluded successfully in mid-February. The initial results of the EverLoNG prototype indicate that carbon capture rates of at least up to 85% are achievable.

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    FRENCH LINE REVITALISES SHORT-SEA TRADE

    2024-02-19T12:48:00Z

    Melding progressive European design with adept South Korean production, the first of a new flotilla of intra-regional boxships has been delivered to French carrier CMA CGM.

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    WILL EU SHIP RECYCLING REVIEW MEAN CHANGES?

    2024-02-19T12:42:00Z

    The results of the European Commission’s review of its Ship Recycling Regulations are expected to be published in Q2 2024. What it says and what changes may materialise remain to be seen. More to the point, the coming into effect of the Hong Kong Convention and an apparent change of heart by the EU in a review of its Waste Shipment regulation could see EU-flagged ships being broken quite legally in Asian yards.

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    BIMCO warns of potential ship recycling regulatory inconsistencies

    2024-02-19T12:13:00Z

    As attention begins to focus on the results of the European Commission’s review of its Ship Recycling Regulations, which are expected to be published in Q2 2024, BIMCO has jointly submitted a paper ahead of the 81st Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting on 18-22 March 2024, together with Bangladesh, India, Norway, Pakistan and the ICS. The paper underlines the need to resolve potential conflicting requirements between the Hong Kong Convention and the Basel Convention which are leading to inconsistent regional interpretations. 

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    Solvang orders world’s first full scale onboard CCS retrofit

    2024-02-16T11:27:00Z

    Solvang ASA, the Norway-based shipowner, has ordered a full-scale, turnkey Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) retrofit on board one of its LPG carriers with Singaporean shipyard Seatrium. The contract is understood to be the first of its kind for a full-scale CCS unit.

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    Maritime CCS should play a crucial role in curbing shipping’s CO2 emissions

    2024-02-16T11:07:00Z

    Maritime CCS is poised to play a crucial role in curbing shipping’s CO2 emissions, Sigurd Jenssen, Director, Wärtsilä Exhaust Treatment explains to The Motorship.

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    MAN 21/31 Mk2 PLO GenSets for Chilean Polar Expedition ship

    2024-02-15T14:15:00Z

    Chilean shipbuilder, ASENAV (Astilleros y Servicios Navales S.A.), has ordered 4 × MAN 6L21/31 Mk2 PLO (Part-Load Optimised) GenSets for a 94-metre, polar expedition newbuilding for Antarctica21, the world’s leading provider of air-cruises. The Magellan Discoverer will be slightly larger than a similar ship in the Antarctica21 fleet, the Magellan Explorer from 2019, which has the same engine type installed and can also boast of a PC6 polar-ice classification.

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    MAN ES completes first 4-stroke miscibility test

    2024-02-15T14:09:00Z

    Dr Holger Gehring, Senior Manager at PrimeServ Academy in Augsburg, shared details of the first 4-stroke lubricating oil miscibility test, which was recently concluded

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    Liquefied CO2 carriers will join the links in the carbon value chain

    2024-02-15T13:57:00Z

    Demand for carbon capture is set to grow and with it demand for the ships to carry it for storage or new applications, writes Tao Shen, Manager, ABS Global Sustainability Center - Shanghai

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    BID TO DRIVE DOWN NEWBUILD WEIGHT

    2024-02-15T13:49:00Z

    A project aimed at reducing the weight of ship structures has been taken to the second, developmental stage through UK Government funding. Large-scale additive manufacturing (LSAM) technologies are pivotal to the MariLight 2 endeavour, which has been awarded support from the Department of Transport (DfT) under the latest round of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC4).

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    UNIQUE NEWBUILD FOR FRENCH POLYNESIA

    2024-02-15T13:40:00Z

    Re-emergent Spanish shipyard Astilleros Ria de Vigo has landed a deal to construct a combined passenger/cargo vessel tailored to service in the South Pacific.

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    EU doubles down on carbon capture strategy

    2024-02-13T16:32:00Z

    The European Commission published ambitious plans to develop a regional carbon capture market capable of transporting up to 280 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year by 2040 on 6 February.

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    BV grants AiP for large LH2 carrier

    2024-02-13T16:12:00Z

    Bureau Veritas has granted approval in principle (AiP) for a large LH2 carrier and associated membrane tank design.

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    Digitalising spare parts management “is just the beginning”

    2024-02-13T16:04:00Z

    Christhard Bongers, MAN PrimeServ’s head of spare parts sales, explains to The Motorship how the benefits of its MyPlace solution extend beyond inventory management.