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    COSCO Shipping and bp forge closer ties


    COSCO Shipping and bp have agreed to collaborate on a wide range of topics

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    Deltamarin to design new multi-fuel RoPax duo


    Deltamarin will provide detail design services for a pair of new multi-fuel RoPax

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    TA for Ecomotus’ EcoPro Fuel Catalyst System


    RINA has awarded Full Type Approval to the EcoPro Fuel Catalyst System, a standalone retrofit design that uses hydrogen to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency on marine engines.

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    Caterpillar inks deal to research MeOH-fuelled marine engines


    Caterpillar Inc. has signed cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) to investigate using methanol as an alternative fuel source for four-stroke marine engines with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

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    Alfa Laval to supply LFSS for first boxship MeOH-conversion project


    A.P. Moller-Maersk (Maersk) has specified Alfa Laval’s fuel supply system FCM Methanol for the first methanol retrofit project on a container vessel.

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    COSCO inks 4+9 ME-LGIM conversion deal


    COSCO Line has awarded COSCO Heavy Industry Shanghai Co. Ltd. a contract to retrofit the main engines aboard 4 container vessels equipped with MAN B&W 11S90ME-C10.5 prime movers. These will be retrofitted to dual-fuel MAN B&W 11S90ME-LGIM10.5 types capable of operation on fuel-oil/methanol.

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    Japan Builds Demo LCO2 Carrier


    Purpose-built as a technology demonstrator for liquefied CO2 transportation on the Japanese coast, the 72m Excool was formally handed over by Mitsubishi Shipbuilding on 28 November.

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    Onboard CCS partnership launches


     Conoship International and Bouman Industries have teamed up to build ship-based carbon capture systems

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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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    AiP for CSBC MeOH-fuelled 2,500 teu feeder design


    Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) to Taiwanese shipbuilder CSBC for its 2,500 teu feeder design with methanol propulsion, as part of a joint development project.

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    DNV awards AiP for 11,000 ceu PCTC design


    DNV awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate to China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Nanjing) Co., Ltd. for its ground-breaking 11,000 ceu capacity pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) design. The certificate was awarded at the Marintec China trade fair on 6 December.

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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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    ME-LGIM engines for Tsuneishi Kamsarmax series


    Mitsui E&S Machinery has been awarded the contract to supply three dual-fuel engines capable of operating on methanol for a series of 81,200 dwt bulk carriers slated for construction at Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. 

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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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    Wärtsilä adds four new variants to broaden methanol engine portfolio


    Wärtsilä has announced plans to introduce another four methanol engines to its portfolio, with the first deliveries of the new engines expected from 2025. The launch will cement the engine manufacturer’s position as the engine supplier with the broadest methanol engine portfolio currently on the market.

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    WinGD signs four-way partnership to deliver CMB.TECH ammonia engines


    Swiss marine power company WinGD has concluded a four-party agreement underwriting Belgian bulk carrier operator CMB.TECH’s order of X72DF-A ammonia-fuelled engines. CSSC Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding (QBS) and engine builder CSSC Engine Co (CSE) were the other signatories in the joint undertaking to power a series of 210,000 DWT bulk carriers to be delivered from Qingdao through 2025 and 2026.

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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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    Naftomar Shipping places order for 93k dual-fuel very large ammonia carrier series


    Naftomar Shipping has placed an order for four very large ammonia carriers with Korean shipyard Hanwha Ocean. The dual-fuel 93,000 cbm vessels have been specified with MAN Energy Solutions dual-fuel engines that will be capable of being retrofitted to operate on ammonia as a fuel.

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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.