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  • The Prism Courage sailed autonomously for about half of its transit from the Gulf of Mexico to Boryeong LNG terminal in South Korea.

    LNG carrier sails autonomously to Korea


    The ultra-large, 180,000cbm LNG carrier, Prism Courage, has sailed autonomously between the Gulf of Mexico and Korea, a world first achieved by Avikus, a subsidiary of HD Hyundai (former Hyundai Heavy Industries Group).

  • Edda Breeze nearing completion in northern Spain.

    Hydrogen-Ready Windfarm Service Vessel


    Against expectations of soaring demand for renewable energy over the coming decade, a Norwegian company is investing in the creation of an entire fleet of ships dedicated to providing technical support on offshore wind farms.

  • HAV Design's hydrogen fuel cell system has received preliminary approval from DNV

    DNV grants preliminary approval for hydrogen fuel cell system


    DNV has awarded the Norwegian technology provider HAV Group preliminary approval for its hydrogen-based energy system.

  • The stakeholders hope to reduce the current cost differential between synthetic and other alternative fuels and conventional fuels.

    European stakeholders propose amendments to FuelEU Maritime


    European shipowners and fuel suppliers (ECSA, EWABA, eFuel Alliance, the Advanced Biofuels Coalition and GoodFuels) have called for amendments to the EU’s FuelEU Maritime proposal to ensure that fuels suppliers are responsible for making cleaner fuels available in sufficient quantities.  

  • The solution eliminates the Barred Speed Range and enables significant efficiencies and cost savings for operators, according to Dr. Chris Leontopoulos, Director of Global Ship Systems Center, ABS Athens.

    ABS Grants AIP for new stern tube design


    ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to the Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute (SDARI) for a vessel design with a novel aft layout which eliminates pollution and promotes efficient vessel operations.

  • Commissioning testing became mandatory for BWM systems installed on newbuilds on 1 June 2022.

    BWMS commissioning test requirements enter force


    Commissioning testing is now mandatory for ballast water management systems (BWMSs) installed on newbuilds and existing ships of all flag administrations when the initial BWMS commissioning survey is completed on or after 1 June 2022.

  • The Mark III membrane system is a containment and insulation system, directly supported by the ship’s hull structure

    LNG tank design order


    GTT has received an order for the tank design of four new LNG carriers

  • Svitzer has unveiled a decarbonisation strategy that will see the company become fully carbon neutral by 2040.

    Svitzer sets carbon neutral goal


    Svitzer, leading global towage operator and part of A.P. Moller-Maersk, has today unveiled its decarbonisation strategy that will see the company become fully carbon neutral by 2040. 

  • WinGD has published a new white paper highlighting its holistic approach to help ship owners and operators to decarbonise their vessels.

    WinGD’s holistic approach includes hybrid integration


    WinGD has published a new white paper highlighting its holistic approach to help ship owners and operators to decarbonise their vessels, including its role as designer and integrator of hybrid systems.

  • Tokyo Kisen and e5 Lab attended a ceremony to mark the launch of the electric tugboat Taiga.

    Electric tugboat Taiga launched


    Tokyo Kisen and e5 Lab have launched the electric tugboat Taiga, currently under construction at Kanagawa Dockyard.

  • Captain Kuba Szymanski, Secretary General of InterManager

    Intermanager: record all enclosed space deaths


    Following another fatal accident in an enclosed space onboard a ship, InterManager has hit out at the shipping industry’s inadequate reporting of serious and fatal accidents.

  • Norwind Offshore has taken delivery of the first vessel in its newbuilding programme.

    Norwind Offshore’s first vessel delivered


    The offshore wind company Norwind Offshore took delivery of its first vessel – the Norwind Breeze – from Vard on 30 May. 

  • Nippon Paint Marine has supplied FASTAR for application to KSS Line’s Gas Star LPG carriers

    First Korean reference for Nippon Paint Marine’s FASTAR coating


    KSS Line has applied Nippon Paint Marine’s FASTAR® coating to the hulls of a pair of LPG carriers, becoming the first South Korean shipowner to apply the novel nano-type antifouling paint to existing tonnage.

  • Alongside the CIC on cargo securing, the Paris MoU committee also announced plans that are expected to result in the introduction of inspection of foreign fishing vessels by 2024.

    Paris MoU plans CIC on cargo securing


    The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) held its 55th Committee meeting in Bucharest, Romania, last week and added cargo securing to its list of upcoming Concentrated Inspection Campaigns (CIC). 

  • The batteries will be installed in a horizontal orientation, thereby allowing the units required for the Aquarius Marine Solar Power solution

    Ship solar system batteries


    In a shipping first, marine batteries will be supplied for both a ship solar power system and back-up onboard a Handymax bulker

  • Iain Mowat, Principal Analyst at Wood Mackenzie expects the cost of e-fuels to decline as technologies scale up.

    Tougher measures needed to meet IMO targets: WoodMac


    Will the IMO’s efficiency measures be enough to reach current emission targets? “No,” says Iain Mowat, Principal Analyst, EMEARC Refining and Oil Product Markets at Wood Mackenzie. 

  • Stefan Nysjö, Vice President Power Supply – Marine Power at Wärtsilä

    Fuel Flexibility Strategy Underpins Engine Launch Plans: Stefan Nysjö


    Stefan Nysjö, Vice President Power Supply – Marine Power at Wärtsilä discusses the importance that fuel flexibility is likely to play in the new multi-fuel operating environment, and locates the new 46TS-DF engine in a broader context.

  • Wärtsilä 46TS-DF is the latest addition to Wärtsilä’s portfolio of future proof engines and has been designed to set a new benchmark in efficiency and emissions performance.

    Wärtsilä’s 46TS-DF sets fuel economy record


    A new version of Wärtsilä’s 460-bore engine claims 52% efficiency.

  • Celebrity Beyond retains the distinctive bow form of preceding vessels in the Edge-class.

    Celebrity Beyond stretches Edge class


    Celebrity Cruises has recently taken delivery of Celebrity Beyond from Chantiers de l’Atlantique, the third in a series of five Edge-class vessels.

  • Stena Convoy, delivered by prolific medium-range tanker builder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.

    Stena Bulk Bolsters Eco Tanker Fleet


    Following handover on the South Korean peninsula, the first of two eco-designated, medium-range (MR) tanker newbuilds chartered by Stena Bulk has made her trading debut.