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    Clarksons research identifies divergent trends in vessel segments


    Clarksons Research issued its latest Green Technology Tracker on 2 January, confirming that the proportion of vessels ordered with alternative fuel capable or ready propulsion systems accounted for 45% of all orders placed by gross tonnage (GT) in 2023.

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    WSC, BIMCO and ICS commend joint international statement on Red Sea attacks


    The World Shipping Council, the International Chamber of Shipping and BIMCO issued a joint statement on 3 January welcoming the response of 12 nations to condemn illegal attacks on ships in the Red Sea and the unlawful detention of vessels and crews there.

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    Euronav agrees deal to acquire CMB.TECH


    Euronav, the tanker operator and owner, has taken a step towards diversifying into the alternative fuel sector after announcing that it has agreed to buy CMB.TECH, the cleantech subsidiary partially owned by CMB, in a deal valuing the business at EUR1.15 billion.

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    Maersk and Port of Yokohama ink methanol supply MoU


    A.P. Moller - Maersk (Maersk) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) related to a potential methanol supply agreement with a Japanese supplier, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical, and the municipal authorities responsible for the port of Yokohama in late December. The deal is intended to study ways of supplying methanol and green methanol as marine fuels.

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    Mersey Yard Lands Local Ferry Order


    Birkenhead shipbuilder Cammell Laird has been awarded a £26m ($33m) order to construct a replacement for one of the two iconic Mersey passenger ferries.

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    All-Electric Future For Aussie Limestone Bulker


    Ranked as the world’s first self-unloading vessel readied for fully-electric battery operation, an 11,000dwt limestone carrier is due to enter the Australian coastwise traffic in early 2026.

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    Front Line Training For Energy Transition


    A collaborative project has been launched under United Nations(UN) auspices to prepare seafarers for zero or near-zero emission ships. Entitled Training Seafarers for a Decarbonised Future, the initiative has the goal of equipping crews with the requisite skills for the industry’s energy transition.

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    ABS Inks MoU with Indian Electric Tug Innovators


    ABS has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd., Seatech Solutions International (Seatech) and Shift Clean Energy (Shift) to develop electric tugboats. The initiative forms part of a wider plan to achieve India’s goal of becoming the ‘Global Hub for Green Shipbuilding’ by 2030.

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    Stolt Tankers trialling graphene hull coating on tanker


    Stolt Tankers is conducting a long-term trial into the effects of the application of an innovative graphene-based marine coating to the hull of one of its tankers. The hard foul release hull coating was applied to the 30,000dwt Stolt Lotus in early November 2023 during a five-day drydock in China.

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    Höegh Autoliners inks biofuel supply deal


    Höegh Autoliners has signed a strategic partnership with VARO Energy (VARO) to source advanced biofuels for deep-sea transportation.

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    China’s first domestically built cruise ship prepares for maiden voyage


    China’s first large-scale cruise vessel, the 135,500gt Adora Magic City, is preparing for its first voyage when it enters service on 1 January 2024.

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    WinGD adds Tamano to Japanese engine building licensee network


    WinGD has concluded an agreement with Mitsui E&S Diesel United (MESDU), part of the Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding group, that will see WinGD engines being built at its main Tamano works for the first time. The agreement adds considerable engine building capacity and enables WinGD to meet growing demand in an important shipbuilding market with a reputation for delivering sophisticated, high-quality vessels.

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    Wärtsilä fuel supply and cargo handling systems for new DF gas carrier


    Wärtsilä’s cargo handling systems and LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) fuel supply systems have been selected for a new medium gas carrier being built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard for Turkish ship owner Pasco Gas.

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    Thruster upgrade improves Croatian ferry’s seakeeping


    A recent thruster retrofit has helped a Croatian ferry deliver much-improved thrust and performance values, enabling the operator to tighten the ferry’s schedule on a new route with stronger winds and currents. 

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    Louis Dreyfus to retrofit suction sails on board chartered juice vessel


    Louis Dreyfus Company has announced that it has signed a deal to retrofit fixed suction sails on board a chartered juice vessel.

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    HD KSOE has signed a joint development project (JDP) agreement with Korea’s nuclear engineering contractor, KEPCO E&C, to conduct research and development into nuclear-propelled ship designs. The JDP includes Lloyd’s Register (LR) and the shipping company Zodiac Maritime.

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    Crowley targets onboard pilot trial of OCCS system in 2024


    Crowley has announced plans to collaborate with Carbon Ridge Inc., a US-based developer of carbon capture solutions, to install its first onboard carbon capture and storage solutions (OCCS) unit aboard one of its vessels in 2024. The pilot project is receiving financial support from the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) Maritime Environmental and Technical Assistance (META) programme. 

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    IACS establishes Safe Digital Transformation Panel


    IACS Council, meeting last week in London for its 88th session (C88), confirmed a decision to establish an overarching panel to bring together IACS’ current digitalisation activities within a single forum, in response to the accelerating and broadening scale of digitalisation within shipping.

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    First hydrogen tug launched at Antwerp-Bruges


    The world’s first hydrogen-powered tug has been launched at the port of Antwerp-Bruges earlier this week.


    Houthi rebel missile attacks threaten global supply chain crisis at Suez Canal


    Missile and drone attacks by Houthi militia on merchant ships passing through the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden could trigger a global supply chain crisis, according to industry analysts.