Methanol – Page 10

  • Cargill Ocean Transportation and Mitsui & Co have placed an order with Tsuneishi Shipbuilding for the first methanol-fuelled bulkers.

    First methanol-fuelled bulkers for Cargill


    Cargill Ocean Transportation, the shipping arm of Cargill the international trading house, has confirmed plans to order 2 x dual-fuel Kamsarmax bulk carriers from Tsuneishi Shipbuilding in Japan. The order is the first for vessels equipped with engines capable of operating on methanol in the dry bulk segment.

  • MAN ES has confirmed plans to extend the range of LGIM engines to include a 450mm-bore engine in addition to its existing G50ME-C9.6-LGIM and S50ME-C9.7-LGIM options.

    New Option In Methanol Power


    Methanol-capable two-stroke propulsion options have been extended into a lower power range by MAN Energy Solutions in response to heightened interest in the fuel as a means of reducing shipping’s carbon footprint.

  • HHI-EMD completed the shop test of its methanol dual fuel HiMSEN engine (H32DF-LM) on 15 December at its facility in Ulsan in Korea.

    FAT complete for HHI-EMD’s first methanol engine


    The Engine & Machinery Division of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI-EMD) has completed the world’s first factory acceptance test (FAT) for the methanol dual-fuel HiMSEN engine.

  • Maersk has signed an LOI with SunGas Renewables with the intent of sourcing at least 390,000 tonnes/year in the US from 2026.

    Maersk secures ninth methanol partner


    A.P. Moller - Maersk has entered a Letter of Intent with U.S. based SunGas Renewables for green methanol. 

  • Delegates at the first London Methanol Summit, which was held in late November.

    ABS hosts inaugural methanol summit


    ABS and The Methanol Institute hosted an inaugural London Methanol Summit, bringing together shipowners, shipyards, regulators, ports and methanol producers for an afternoon of panel discussions followed by an evening reception in late November.

  • Danish fuel cell manufacturer Blue World Technologies plans to begin series production of HT PEM fuel cells in December 2022.

    Fuel cell manufacturer enters maritime market


    The Danish fuel cell manufacturer Blue World Technologies is extending its activities into shipping.

  • The 5,000 ceu Changtaihong loading the first consignment of vehicles on CMES' new international route.

    CMES orders 2+4 methanol-fuelled PCTCs


    China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES) has signed a letter of intent with China Merchants Industry Holdings for two dual-fuel methanol-powered pure car and truck carriers (PCTC), with the option for another four.

  • Swedish shipowner Terntank has placed an order for 2+2 new MGO/Biofuel and methanol-ready chemical/product tankers from China Merchants Jinling Shipyard.

    Terntank orders methanol/wind tankers


    Swedish shipowner Terntank has ordered two plus two new MGO/Biofuel and methanol-ready chemical/product/biofuels tankers with wind-assist readiness.

  • On 28 November, Arnout Damen of Damen Shipyards, Derrick York of Caterpillar Inc and Kees-Jan Mes of Pon Power signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the joint development of a series of dual-fuel methanol / diesel powered tugs.

    Damen, Caterpillar, Pon Power to develop methanol tugs


    Damen Shipyards, Caterpillar and Pon Power have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the joint development of a series of dual-fuel methanol / diesel powered tugs.

  • stena pro patria 2

    Methanol-fuelled Proman Stena Bulk tanker named


    Proman Stena Bulk has formally named its first newbuild IMOIIMeMAX methanol-fuelled 49,900dwt tanker, Stena Pro Patria, in a ceremony hosted in Trinidad and Tobago. 

  • KR and the Ulsan Port Authority signed an agreement to collaborate in the development of methanol bunkering at the port.

    KR to support development of methanol bunkering in Ulsan


    Korean Register (KR) and Ulsan Port Authority (UPA) have signed an MOU to support methanol-fuelled ships and establish the South Korean port as a low-carbon, eco-friendly energy hub.

  • Sefine Shipyard has received an order for a methanol-fuelled cable layer.

    Methanol-fuelled cable-layer ordered


    Cecon Contracting has, together with partners, entered into an agreement for building a cable installation vessel capable of running on methanol.

  • Meyer Werft will manage the completion of Disney Cruise Lines' latest newbuilding.

    Disney Cruise Line takes over unfinished newbuild


    Disney Cruise Line has acquired a partially completed ship under construction at Meyer Werft.

  • Uthorn

    Methanol For New German Research Ship


    Germany’s first methanol-fuelled, sea-going ship is set for handover next month. Built on the River Weser at the Fassmer shipyard, the 36m Uthorn will join the research vessel fleet deployed by the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI)’s Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research at Bremerhaven.

  • Maersk announced a partnership with Carbon Sink LLC in November with the intent of sourcing at least 100,000 tonnes/year in the US from 2027.

    Maersk secures more green methanol


    A.P. Moller - Maersk has entered a green methanol partnership with U.S. based project developer Carbon Sink LLC.

  • Stena Oil, the bunker supplier, is diversifying into the provision of methanol as a marine fuel.

    Stena and OljOla team up on methanol bunker tanker


    Sweden-based Stena Oil, Stena Teknik and OljOla are entering into a new joint venture agreement for a 2,000dwt oil and chemical tanker to supply bunker fuels in the north European region. 

  • COSCO subsidiary OOIL, carrier OOCL’s parent, has ordered seven 24,000 teu ships from Nantong COSCO-KHI Ship Engineering (NACKS) for delivery between 2026 and 2028.

    Methanol orders exceed LNG in October


    Methanol fuelled ship orders outnumbers those for LNG for the first time in October, according to Martin Christian Wold, Principal Consultant at DNV.

  • Maersk and the Spanish Government are looking to deliver up to two million tonnes of green fuels per year.

    Maersk teams up with Spanish Government on fuels


    A.P. Moller - Maersk and the Spanish Government have signed a General Protocol for Collaboration to explore the opportunities for large-scale green fuels production in Spain. 

  • An order for seven methanol dual-fuel 24,000 teu containerships has been placed with Nantong Cosco KHI Ship Engineering in Nantong, China.

    COSCO confirms order for 12 methanol-fuelled 24,000 teu boxships


    Chinese container vessel owner COSCO Shipping Holdings confirmed on Monday that it had placed orders for 12 methanol dual-fuel 24,000 teu boxships. The orders have been placed on behalf of its subsidiaries, Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) and COSCO Shipping Lines.

  • Pacific Basin Shipping has concluded that green methanol is the best fuel for its upcoming vessels.

    Pacific Basin chooses methanol for newbuilds


    Hong Kong-based dry bulk company Pacific Basin Shipping has signed a memorandum of understanding with Nihon Shipyard and Mitsui & Co. to cooperate on the development of zero-emission vessels and potential investment in related green fuel bunkering infrastructure.