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    Biofuel partnership


    New partnership aims to develop the supply chain necessary for the wider adoption of marine biofuel

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    KM tech for new FIV


    KM technology for new FIV includes thruster package, electrical solution and dynamic positioning functionalities

  • Provaris Energy has agreed an MoU with Northern Marine Management to develop a compressed hydrogen (H2) carrier, the first of which is expected to be operational by 2026.

    UK-based architects to develop Australian compressed H2 carrier


    Australia’s Provaris Energy has executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UK-based naval architects Northern Marine Management, to develop the company’s first compressed hydrogen (H2) carrier, the H2Neo.

  • The port of Orkney installed the UK’s first intermediate voltage shore power connection in 2020.

    UK Chamber of Shipping wants shore power mandate


    The UK Chamber of Shipping has urged the government to establish clear mandatory targets for ports to install shore power and for ships to use them.

  • The working group will discuss the potential development of a basket of medium-term measures following the discussion of its draft guidelines at its June MEPC 78 meeting.

    IMO finalises CII guidance


    The IMO’s ISWG-GHG 12 GHG Working Group has finalised guidance on carbon intensity measures and continued to discuss mid-term measures including carbon pricing.

  • LR has advised shipowners to follow consistent naming conventions on Bunker Delivery Notes.

    LR reminds on Bunker Delivery Note details


    Lloyd’s Register (LR) has advised shipowners, ship operators, ship managers and ship masters that it is important to enter fuel type correctly on Bunker Delivery Notes.

  • ESPO and Interferry intend to take a joint approach on the uptake of OPS Pictured: Isabelle Ryckbost, ESPO and Mike Corrigan, Interferry

    European ferries urged to take up shore power


    European ports and Interferry have agreed to prioritise onshore power for the ferry sector

  • The development of the multi-fuel retrofit concept was recently concluded after successful tests at Wärtsilä’s two-stroke engine laboratory in Trieste.

    Wärtsilä launches 2-stroke future fuels conversion platform


    Wärtsilä’s newly launched multi-fuel retrofit platform enables the conversion of 2-stroke electronically-controlled marine propulsion engines, currently running on diesel, to operate on either LNG, methanol or ammonia with minimal off-hire time for the vessel.

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    MSC Cruises maintains interest in hydrogen: Francioni


    MSC Cruises is continuing to examine the possibility of using fuel cells and hydrogen aboard its vessels and hopes to use liquefied hydrogen as fuel onboard its ships in the future, Michele Francioni, Senior Vice President – Cost Optimisation and Process Improvement at MSC Cruises in Geneva tells The Motorship.

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    USCG issues fuel quality safety alert


    The US Coast Guard (USCG) has issued Safety Alert 06-22 after a towing vessel operating in a pushing-ahead configuration experienced a loss of all propulsion after taking on contaminated fuel.

  • NYK noted that fuel consumption and carbon monoxide (CO) emissions appear to improve when the new additive is used.

    NYK develops new VSLFO fuel additive


    NYK has developed a new fuel-oil additive effective in dispersing sludge and reducing fuel consumption in very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO).

  • bp will supply Rio Tinto with marine biofuel for a year-long trial on Rio Tinto’s RTM Tasman vessel.

    Rio Tinto and bp to trial marine biofuels


    Rio Tinto and bp have agreed to a one-year biofuel trial to help reduce carbon emissions from Rio Tinto’s marine fleet.

  • Corvus Energy is establishing a 200 MWh capacity manufacturing facility to meet rising demand for marine battery energy storage systems in the Americas.

    Corvus Energy sets up US battery factory


    Energy storage system supplier Corvus Energy is expanding its US operations by opening a new factory in the state of Washington.

  • A floating waste collection vessel would turn marine plastic waste into a hydrogen feedstock.

    Ship designed to make hydrogen from plastic waste


    H2-Industries and TECHNOLOG Services, a naval architecture company, have developed 3D designs for an innovative concept ship that will collect plastic waste from the oceans and convert it into clean hydrogen for fuel.

  • Damen Green Solutions has been licensed to sell, install and promote Bawat’s green ship-based BWMS.

    Bawat partners with Damen Green Solutions


    Damen and Bawat have agreed that Damen Green Solutions is given the rights to sell, install and promote Bawat’s green ship-based ballast water management system (BWMS) through their sales channels.

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    Sustainable cruising


    LNG-powered cruise ship will become the first to incorporate solid oxide fuel cell technology

  • CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering has been awarded the contract to build 2+1 7600cbm LNG bunker vessels for Seaspan ULC.

    Seaspan orders two LNG bunker vessels


    Seaspan ULC has signed a shipbuilding contract for the construction of two 7,600m3 LNG bunker vessels, with the option for a third vessel.

  • A rendering of Britishvolt's prospective battery factory, located near the bulk terminal at Blyth in Northumberland.

    Scorpio In League With UK Battery Firm


    UK startup Britishvolt will research battery power and storage options for shipping as a result of investment by Monaco-based Scorpio Group.

  • ForestWave Navigation has ordered two EcoBox XL newbuildings, further improving the environmental profile of its multipurpose fleet (pictured).

    Dutch Fleet Renewal Picks Up Pace


    Versatile Dutch-designed cargo vessel tonnage has attracted further investment by the country’s northern shipowning and shipmanagement community.

  • The EU plans to offer EUR86bn to increase the proportion of energy produced from renewable sources by 2030.

    Green hydrogen: the European Union nails its colours to mast


    The European Union’s USD221 billion (EUR210bn) REPowerEU scheme will accelerate the emergence of a hydrogen economy in the EU, while ending the trading bloc’s reliance upon imported Russian hydrocarbons by 2027.