General News – Page 9

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    COSCO Shipping subsidiary joins One Sea Association


    COSCO Shipping Technology, a subsidiary of COSCO Shipping Group, has become the first Chinese company to join the One Sea association.

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    Fondo Italiano d’Investimento Acquires 33% Stake in RINA S.p.A.


    Fondo Italiano d’Investimento’s acquisition of a minority stake in classification society RINA S.p.A. has been successfully concluded. The agreement includes a capital investment of up to EUR180 million (US$196.5m), structured as equity.

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    Wärtsilä cargo system and LFSS for LPG carrier newbuildings


    Wärtsilä has won a contract to supply the cargo handling and fuel supply systems for a series of new LPG carrier vessels to be built at the CIMC SinoPacific Offshore & Engineering (SOE) shipyard in China for Norwegian shipowner Avance Gas.

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    ABB and Wallenius Marine open first Fleet Support Center


    ABB and shipping company Wallenius Marine have opened the doors of the first OVERSEA Fleet Support Center in Stockholm. The companies claim that the centre represents a major milestone in their collaborative strategy to help shipping companies improve environmental, technical and voyage performance.

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    US and EU team up on transatlantic corridor


    Ports and organisations in Belgium and the US have teamed up to boost transatlantic cooperation on decarbonisation efforts

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    CMHI selects MacGregor for RoRo equipment packages for Aurora PCTC options


    MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has been selected to supply comprehensive packages of RoRo equipment for an additional four multi-fuel and zero-carbon ready Aurora class Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTCs) for Höegh Autoliners. This will extend Höegh Autoliners’ Aurora class newbuilding program to twelve vessels, all of which will be built by China Merchant Heavy Industries (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd

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    Shipping leaders commit to green H2-based fuels


    Shipping sector leaders have committed to enable the use of marine fuels produced from renewable hydrogen to help the shipping industry meet industry decarbonisation goals.

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    AiPs for SDARI alt fuel 7,000 ceu and 10,000 ceu designs


    ClassNK has issued Approvals in Principle (AiPs) for three vehicle carrier designs developed by Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI).

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    Wärtsilä launches new solution to revolutionise Shaft Line technology


    Wärtsilä has launched a new solution, EvoTube®, which it claims represents a breakthrough in Shaft Line technology for marine propulsion systems.

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    DSIC receives AiP for LCO2 FSIU concept


    DNV awarded two Approval in Principle (AiP) certificates to Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. (DSIC) at the Marintec China exhibition in Shanghai on 5 December. The first AiP relates to the concept design of a 50,000 cbm floating liquefied CO2 (LCO2) storage and injection unit (FSIU), while the second related to the concept design of a 20,000 cbm LCO2 carrier.

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    Taking the human centered approach to maritime green corridors


    Transitioning away from fossil fuels must include careful effort to ensure equal transition

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    Sumitomo to explore green NH3 bunkering options with Höegh Autoliners


    Sumitomo Corporation has signed an agreement to explore the possibility of establishing supplies of clean ammonia as a bunker fuel from 2027 onwards with Höegh Autoliners. The agreement specifies the ports of Singapore and Jacksonville, USA as the initial ammonia bunker hubs.

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    New CO2e Calculator to improve emissions transparency in vessel operations


    ABB has launched a new digital tool allowing shipowners, operators and designers to estimate the emission-reduction impact of various ABB technologies used on board ships when compared to alternative solutions and in scenarios specified by the user.

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    Antony Veder extends long-term turbo service partnership


    Anthony Veder has extended its turbocharger service agreement with Accelleron. The gas shipping specialist has extended a long term service contract to cover 13 vessels, covering 20 turbochargers on single-fuel and LNG dual-fuel four-stroke engines.

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    Liner giants headline call for IMO action at COP 28


    A joint declaration by the leaders of a number of leading shipping line operators, including CMA-CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk, MSC and Wallenius Wilhelmsen at the COP 28 conference on Friday called for an end date for fossil-only powered newbuilds, and urged the IMO to create the regulatory conditions to help to accelerate the transition to green fuels. 

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    Pakistan ratifies Hong Kong convention


    Pakistan has become the latest state to become a party to the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, the treaty for safe and environmentally sound ship recycling.

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    Tool helps stakeholders identify best ports for first mover initiatives


    An environmental not-for-profit, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), has collaborated with Lloyd’s Register (LR) Maritime Decarbonisation Hub and Arup to develop a system to help shipping stakeholders align investment decisions that support the maritime energy transition away from fossil fuels.

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    First zero-emission high speed ferries project in the US advances


    A project to build the first zero-emission high speed ferries in the USA has advanced following the agreement of a strategic partnership agreement with Wärtsilä. The fully electric vessels will be built for San Francisco’s Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), the operator of the San Francisco Bay Ferry system.

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    Four new Purus gas carriers to operate with Wärtsilä cargo handling systems


    Wärtsilä’s cargo handling systems have been selected for four ammonia gas carrier vessels being built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard for Purus.

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    Boeckmans to order future-proofed general cargo vessels


    Belgium-headquartered ship owner and operator Boeckmans has announced that it is ordering a series of four 5,000 dwt general cargo vessels from Dung Quat shipyard in Vietnam. The diesel-electric vessels are expected to be capable of operating on hydrogen fuel or other alternative fuels in the future, according to an announcement by Boeckmans with project partner, CMB.Tech, the clean fuel subsidiary of CMB.