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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.

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    Harland & Wolff Pact With Aluminium Specialist


    Expansion-minded UK group Harland & Wolff (H&W) is adding another string to its bow through this month’s signing of a memorandum of understanding with Australian aluminium shipbuilding specialist Austal.

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    Green fuel scarcity could scupper decarbonisation


    A lack of alternative fuel availability may hinder marine decarbonisation, according to the latest whitepaper from P&O Maritime Logistics.

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    Japanese autonomous vessel project completes coastal round-trip


    A vessel operated by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has completed a demonstration operating on an autonomous navigation system as part of the Nippon Foundation’s MEGURI2040 project.

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    MAN ES Wins German Sustainability Award


    MAN Energy Solutions was awarded a prize in the ‘Mechanical and Plant Engineering’ company category in the the German Sustainability Awards held in Düsseldorf on 23 November.

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    Synthetic EALS Linked To Increase In Stern Tube Seal Failures: Report


    Gard, the Norwegian-headquartered marine insurance firm, has recently published research into propeller shaft aft seal damage, which noted a “significant increase” in failures following the 2013 introduction by the US EPA of new Vessel General Permit (VGP) rules.

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    French Operator Shows Green Commitment


    Testament to an extensive newbuild programme and fleet-wide technological initiatives, Brittany Ferries has secured Green Marine Certified Shipowner accreditation for the fourth year in a row.

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    Payback Promise From New Bulbous Bow


    Vehicle carrier and logistics specialist Wallenius Wilhelmsen has implemented a vessel upgrading project entailing the retrofit of a new form of bulbous bow. The scheme promises average fuel savings of at least 6% and a corresponding cut in the recipient ship’s CO2 emissions by 1,400t per annum.