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  • MAN Energy Solution has announced an agreement with Amazon Web Services to use its AI and machine learning capacities for MAN's CEON platform.

    MAN ES agrees digitalisation tie-up with Amazon Web Services


    MAN Energy Solutions (MAN ES) has reached an agreement for Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide advanced analytics, machine learning, and Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities for MAN’s CEON platform. By developing a real-time monitoring and predictive maintenance platform, the deal will permit improved operational efficiency for marine and other ...

  • Cummins has obtained new classification for its X15 marine engine which now meets safety standards for ABS, BV, RINA and DNV class society certifications

    Cummins gains new type approval for X15 marine engine


    Cummins has obtained new classification for its X15 marine engine which now meets safety standards for ABS, BV, RINA and DNV class society certifications. 

  • The two proposed 190-metre hydrogen-fuelled container carriers will have a load capacity of 500 40-foot containers carrying compressed hydrogen.

    Gen2 Energy signs contract for compressed hydrogen carrier design


    Gen2 Energy has signed contract with Sirius Design & Integration for the design of two specialised ships for transport of large quantities of compressed hydrogen in containers.

  • The PPR sub-committee has agreed to develop draft guidelines to permit the use of multiple engine operational profiles, The use of multiple EOPs can be applied to enable the switch between different fuel types on dual fuel engines.

    PPR 9 considered amendments to NOx Technical Code


    The IMO Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) held its 9th session virtually from 4-8 April and considered amendments to MARPOL Annex VI and the NOx Technical Code for permitting the use of multiple engine operational profiles as a means of managing NOx emissions performance.

  • The EPM-XPplus with vibration sensor

    Updated vibration sensor enhances engine analysis tool


    IMES, the cylinder pressure sensors and combustion control and monitoring systems specialist, has upgraded the vibration sensor on its EPM-XPplus engine analyser tool to broaden the range of parameters that the system can monitor.

  • Corvus Energy, NAVTEK Naval Technologies and BMA Technologies are progressing their working relationship

    Marine decarbonisation partnership


    The partnership will explore several areas for cooperation with regards onboard swappable energy sources for ships

  • The FlagshipONE e-methanol project will generate e-methanol using energy produced by the Hörneborgsverket CHP plant in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden.

    Liquid Wind estimates e-methanol lifecycle emissions


    e-methanol producer Liquid Wind has undertaken a lifecycle assessment which concludes that e-methanol produced from renewable energy sources can have carbon equivalence up to 94% lower than fossil fuels.

  • The Hong Kong Convention will enter into force once further states accounting for 10.23% of shipping by global tonnage ratify the convention. A minimum threshold of ship recycling capacity is also required.

    Asian Shipowners’ Association confirms its position on ship recycling


    The 25th Interim Meeting of the Asian Shipowners’ Association Ship Recycling Committee (ASA SRC) was held via e-mail from 21 to 28 March, and members reaffirmed their commitment to ensuring full compliance with all applicable laws but point to action required to meet future demand.

  • A consortium of companies plan to bring an ammonia terminal into operation at the Port of Rotterdam by 2026.

    Ammonia import terminal planned for Rotterdam


    Gasunie, HES International (HES) and Vopak will be working together to develop an import terminal for green ammonia as a hydrogen carrier. 

  • The UMAS study identifies potential savings from the adoption of low emission fuels in the Great Lakes region of North America, for example. Modern vessels, such as Fednav's Federal Montreal, have achieved significant GHG reductions operating on conventio

    Study identifies potential for US shipping fleet transformation


    A new report by UK maritime research company UMAS and commissioned by The Ocean Conservancy estimates that more than 40% of the energy used by the US fleet could be replaced with zero emissions solutions this decade.

  • A pilot valve malfunction contributed to the grounding of the Rubina on the river Weser in Germany in 2020, a BSU investigation has concluded.

    Valve problem caused loss of steering, grounding


    Germany’s Federal Bureau of Maritime Casualty Investigation (BSU) has published Investigation Report 282/20 into the grounding of the bulk carrier Rubina on the river Weser after a steering gear failure on 27 August 2020.

  • Boskalis will retrofit energy storage systems onboard two construction support vessels, two diving support vessels, and crane vessels Bokalift 1 (pictured) and Bokalift 2 within two years.

    Boskalis to retrofit energy storage systems on offshore vessels


    Boskalis will convert numerous vessels within its Offshore Energy division into hybrid vessels through the retrofitting of energy storage systems.

  • Draft guidelines on the delivery of exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) water and residues to port reception facilities will be presented to MEPC 78 in June 2022 for further consideration.

    PPR 9 advances EGCS water discharge guidelines


    The IMO Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) held its 9th session virtually from 4-8 April and advanced guidelines on the delivery of exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) water and residues to port reception facilities.

  • 2025 delivery is sought for advanced, first-of-a-kind cable layer.

    Cableship Order in Offing for New Player


    UK subsea cable specialist and market newcomer XLCC plans to order an innovative type of dedicated cablelayer within the coming months.

  • Hydrogen is increasingly being used to reduce the carbon intensity of hard-to-abate sectors, such as at voestalpine's steel mill in Donawitz, Austria (pictured).

    UK government highlights hydrogen leakage


    The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released a research report into the atmospheric impacts of fugitive hydrogen emissions.

  • Norden initially trialled drop-in biofuels as early as November 2018.

    Norden launches carbon-neutral biofuel freight transport


    Norden has launched a 100% carbon-neutral biofuel sailing option for customers looking to decarbonise their supply chains.

  • Søren Karas, Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer, ESVAGT and Lars Høy Jørgensen, Head of Operations Logistics, Ørsted

    Ørsted and ESVAGT plan methanol-fuelled SOV


    Ørsted and ESVAGT have decided to invest in what is claimed to be the world’s first service operation vessel (SOV) that can operate on green fuels. 

  • Maersk has identified recycled steel from ship demolitions as a viable raw material for steel consumers with net-zero emissions targets.

    Maersk to join SteelZero Initiative


    A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has decided to join Climate Group SteelZero, a global initiative led by the international non-profit Climate Group in partnership with ResponsibleSteel. Organisations that join SteelZero make a public commitment to procure, specify or stock 100% net zero steel by 2050.

  • The reconstruction of the 121m ARA Almirante Irizar (pictured) was completed in 2021, shortly before the order for the new icebreaker was confirmed in December.

    Argentina to Raise Antarctic Profile


    Argentina’s long-mooted plan for the construction of a new polar research support ship has moved a key stage forward. The government has formally approved a contract with the state-owned Tandanor shipyard relating to the basic engineering design and production design facilities for the envisaged, heavy-duty icebreaker.

  • Inocean_INO12TM

    DNV AiP for Inocean offshore wind concept


    A new semisubmersible platform design accommodates a 12MW wind turbine with a life span of 25 years without dry docking