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    Belgian Maker Lands Methanol Engine Deal


    Belgian manufacturer ABC Engines has raised its game in the methanol-capable four-stroke market by winning the contract to power one of the largest cableships ever ordered.

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    Methanol bunkering milestone at Ulsan


    Ulsan Port in South Korea has hosted its first green methanol ship-to-ship bunkering operation helping consolidate its position as a sustainable marine fueling location.

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    LR agrees strategic partnership to lead training solutions for methanol as a marine fuel


    Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Green Marine, a Danish consulting service provider that specialises in methanol as marine fuel, have joined forces to offer value-adding solutions to maritime stakeholders that aim to build or retrofit and operate vessels with methanol-as-fuel technology, with a prime focus on training.

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    Perception Study Unpicks Complexity Of Maritime Pathway To Net-Zero


    Thetius, the marine technology research consultancy, has launched a Maritime Alternative Fuels Barometer, measuring the gaps between the shipping industry’s perception of alternative marine fuels and the reality in terms of availability, supply, technological readiness and impact on emissions.

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    Shanghai and Evergreen team up on methanol


    Shanghai International Port Group and Evergreen Marine have teamed up to supply green methanol to ships in port.

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    Fuel uncertainty complicates ship concepts


    Logistics and tonnage needs will influence design choices for both newbuildings and retrofits

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    Ulstein Verft welcomes first of two CSOV hulls


    The hull of the first of two new TWIN X-STERN CSOVs for Olympic has arrived at Ulstein Verft’s yard in Norway for outfitting

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    Iberian Atlantic ports to explore H2 and methanol


    A number of Atlantic ports on the Iberian peninsular are to play host to a variety of pilot schemes exploring the use of hydrogen and methanol for shipping and port vehicles.

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    ABS AiP for SDARI MeOH-fuelled Ultramax design


    A methanol-fuelled Ultramax bulker design from Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute (SDARI) was granted Approval in Principle (AIP) by ABS in late 2023. The design for the 65,000 dwt bulk carrier was jointly developed with Lemissoler Navigation Ltd. and was noteworthy as it represented the first such methanol-fuelled design for China’s shipbuilding industry.

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    CSET orders methanol-fuelled tanker newbuilding series


    COSCO Shipping Energy Transportation (CSET) announced that it had placed an order for a series of six methanol-fuelled tanker vessels with COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry on 29 December.  

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    Maersk and Port of Yokohama ink methanol supply MoU


    A.P. Moller - Maersk (Maersk) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) related to a potential methanol supply agreement with a Japanese supplier, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical, and the municipal authorities responsible for the port of Yokohama in late December. The deal is intended to study ways of supplying methanol and green methanol as marine fuels.

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    Maersk eyes first green methanol supply from China


    A.P. Moller - Maersk (Maersk) signed the first large scale green methanol offtake agreement for the global shipping industry with a Chinese supplier, Goldwind, in late November. The deal for the supply of up to 500,000 tonnes of green methanol per year will see production begin in 2026.   

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    First methanol bunker vessel for Singapore handed over


    The first dedicated methanol bunkering tanker that will operate in the port of Singapore has been handed to Stellar Shipmanagement Services Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Energy Group. The delivery of MT Maple was marked by a delivery ceremony in Osakikamijima, Hiroshima, Japan, on 13 December 2023.

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    Ulstein Specifies MeOH-Ready 175D Engines For Offshore Newbuildings


    Ulstein Verft AS, the Norwegian yard, has ordered 2 × 3 × MAN 12V175D-MEV methanol-ready engines in connection with the building of two CSOV (Commissioning Service Operation Vessels) for Bernhard Schulte Offshore (BS Offshore), the offshore unit of international shipping corporation, Schulte Group. The vessels are designed to support the offshore wind-energy market, and are planned for delivery in 2025; an option for four additional vessels exists.

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    Alfa Laval to Develop Methanol FSS for MAN Four-Stroke Portfolio


    MAN Energy Solutions has announced an agreement with Alfa Laval, the Swedish industrial concern, to develop a methanol fuel-supply solution for MAN four-stroke engines and its fuel-injection technology. As a result, the first four-stroke engine types will be capable of retrofit to methanol operation from 2025.

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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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    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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    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).