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  • China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) began commercial LNG bunkering operations at Macun port in Hainan on 20 November.

    First LNG bunkering for pure-gas inland Chinese vessels


    China State Shipbuilding Corporation announced that it had completed the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering for two pure-gas vessels operating in the Pearl River, in a further demonstration of the expansion of China’s LNG bunkering network.

  • A new Baltic queen, Viking Glory is due in Finnish waters by the year’s end.



    Chinese construction married with advanced European design, engineering and propulsion technology has spawned what has been described as “one of the world’s most climate-smart  passengerships.”

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    WinGD lowers methane slip below 1g/kWh in multi-turbo test


    During The Motorship’s recent Propulsion and Future Fuels conference in Copenhagen, Dominik Schneiter, VP of Research and Development at engine designer WinGD, announced that the company had made a significant advance in reducing methane slip.

  • Second-of-class Tiger Maanshan for LNG trade in containers.

    LNG Tank Carrier Set To Make Debut


    A unique vessel type conceived to supply LNG to off-grid customers and small parcel buyers is set to enter service in the Chinese import traffic.

  • The new multipurpose vessels will have a higher cargo capacity than and the same speed as the predecessor Hjordis (pictured)

    Wuhu wins Finnish dual-fuel multipurpose vessel series order


    Chinese shipbuilder Wuhu Shipyard has won a contract for the construction of a series of multipurpose vessels for a Finnish customer, emphasising its position in niche trades.

  • Ten 7,000-teu dual-fuel container ship newbuildings will be powered by MAN B&W 7G80ME-GI Mk10.5 main engines

    Yangzijang orders ME-GI engines for Seaspan 7,000-teu series


    Ten container ship newbuildings ordered by Seaspan will be powered by MAN B&W G80ME-GI Mk10.5 main engines, the engine designer confirmed on Tuesday 23 November. The order for the series of 7,000+-teu container vessels from Yangzijang Shipbuilding Group was announced by the liner-shipping company in July 2021. Source: ...

  • Rendering of Wärtsilä Alternative Fuels Conversion platform for two-stroke engines aboard a container vessel with a Wärtsilä FGSS.

    Wärtsilä to launch 2-stroke conversion solution in Q1 2022


    Wärtsilä has confirmed that it plans to launch a commercial Two-Stroke Future Fuels Conversion solution in Q1 2022. The solution will draw on the technology company’s patented engine combustion technology platform to enable the fast and cost-effective conversion of two-stroke main engines to operate on clean-burning future fuels.

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    GTT LNGC tank design for DSME


    GTT has received an order from its partner, the Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for the tank design of a new LNG carrier on behalf of an Asian shipowner.

  • At the end of 2020, 68 steam turbine powered LNG carriers built before 2001 were still in operation.

    Growing Asian Demand Fuels Red Hot LNG Market


    Sharp recoveries in spot demand for energy in Asia and Europe, supply disruption and unseasonal weather have contributed to a sharp run up in seaborne LNG prices, but the long-term rise in LNG demand seems certain to drive an acceleration in vessel orders

  • Services between the French mainland and Corsica will benefit from Visentini’s current newbuild

    Italian Yard Strengthens Ro-Pax Brand


    Europe’s most consistent builder of ro-pax tonnage, Cantiere Navale Visentini, has floated-out its longest and widest vessel to date. The 206m ferry ordered by French company Corsica Linea has been specified with LNG-fuelled propulsion and is expected to debut in the traffic between Marseilles and Ajaccio or Bastia for the ...

  • Wärtsilä and Eidesvik are to partner in a retrofit project to retrofit a vessel to operate on Wärtsilä’s ammonia engine technology by end-2023.

    Wärtsilä Eyes End-2023 For Ammonia Retrofit Trial


    A partnership that extends back to 2003 with Eidesvik Off shore’s adoption of LNG is being extended again as the company embarks on a retrofi t project to test Wärtsilä’s ammonia engine technology

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    BV cyber AiP for SHI LNGC design


    Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has become the first shipbuilding company to receive an Approval in Principle (AiP) under Bureau Veritas’ Cyber Managed Prepared notation for its design of an LNG carrier. 

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    QatarEnergy places LNG orders with Korean shipyards


    QatarEnergy has placed the first batch of LNG shipbuilding orders with Korean shipyards as part of its historic shipbuilding programme to meet future LNG carrier requirements.

  • Korean researchers have identified potential additional savings through the development of double-stage organic Rankine cycle systems.

    New ORC heat recovery systems boost energy efficiency of dual-fuel engines


    Researchers from Korea Maritime & Ocean University have developed two organic Rankine cycle (ORC) heat recovery systems to improve the energy efficiency of LNG-fuelled ships running dual-fuel engines.

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    GTT to design tanks for new CSSC Group LNG carrier


    GTT has received an order from its partner, the Chinese shipyard Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group, for the tank design of a new LNG carrier on behalf of the leasing entity of the Chinese CSSC Group.

  • Alfa Laval Gas Combustion Unit at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre

    Alfa Laval strengthens its LNG portfolio with the Gas Combustion Unit 2.0


    Simplicity lays the groundwork for reliability in the Alfa Laval Gas Combustion Unit (GCU), which has long set the standard for boil-off combustion on LNG carriers (LNGCs). Through design enhancements and connectivity, Alfa Laval has taken the GCU’s original simplicity and made it even smarter in the new GCU 2.0. ...

  • Babcock LGE plans to upgrade its ecoFGSS™ (pictured), designed for LPG, to ecoFGSS-FLEX®, allowing owners to utilise LPG, ammonia, methanol or DME as their fuel of choice

    Babcock LGE discusses multi-fuel future for shipping industry


    Andrew Scott, Business Development Director at Babcock LGE, shares his thoughts on the emerging alternative fuel markets and gives an insight into the market leading technology of LGE in an exclusive interview with The Motorship.

  • WinGD has lowered its methane slip below 1g/kWh



    The first day of The Motorship Propulsion and Future Fuels Conference 2021 brought together ship owners, ship operators and industry leaders to discuss the challenge of decarbonisation and strategies to meet existing and future IMO targets.

  • Gasum’s Korean-built LNG bunker supply vessel Kairos is currently based in Hamburg and operates mainly in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.

    Germans put up €86 million for LNG bunkerships


    The German Government is putting up €86 million over two years to encourage the construction of LNG bunker ships in home shipyards.

  • The ElbBLUE bunkering green SNG at Elbe port in Brunsbüttel, Germany on 29 September.

    New study highlights the potential of renewable methane in Germany


    The potential for renewable methane to replace fossil natural gas as a fuel for heavy-duty vehicles and ships in Germany is vast, according to a study by NOW GmbH and the Hamburg University of Technology.