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    Combatting a New Era of Maritime Sanctions Evasion


    Recent years have seen a notable increase in deceptive shipping practices (DSPs), particularly in the form of AIS spoofing and dark fleet activity. Despite the new era of sanctions compliance challenges that such DSPs have created, it is possible to comprehend, detect and mitigate these practices. The Research Team at Pole Star Global in partnership with Blackstone Compliance explains.

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    Clean Tech Growth Lifted By Partnerships With Ports


    The global shipping industry has an increasingly clear decarbonisation pathway to follow for vessels over 5000 gross tonnes, according to Gareth Prowse, Head of Decarbonisation at Svitzer.

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    Opinion: Dawn of the Ammonia Age


    This morning’s announcement by Wärtsilä that it is was adding a dual-fuel engine capable of operating on ammonia to its product portfolio is a stunning technical achievement.

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    Azipod propulsion to play a greater role in next generation vessel designs


    The Motorship spoke to Ari M. Turunen, Head of R&D and Technology, Marine Propulsion, at ABB Marine & Ports, about the future of Azipod® propulsors

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    MAN 4-stroke eyes digital expansion


    Bernd Eberwein, Head of Digital Services 4-Stroke at MAN Energy Solutions in Augsburg discusses plans to extend trials for planned maintenance services on components within its portfolio in 2024

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    Onshore power supply offers potential to power change


    With increasing numbers of ports committing to the Shore Power Declaration worldwide, ship-owners and operators could avail of a potentially simple route to reduced emissions, says Jon Halvard Bolstad Olsen, Head of Shore Power at Yara Marine Technologies.

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    VPS experience of methanol as a marine fuel


    As the number of vessels operating on methanol as a fuel has steadily increased in recent years, VPS has deepened its experience of methanol as a marine fuel. Steve Bee, VPS Group Commercial Director, summarises some of the key learnings to date.

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    PODCAST: MAN ES’ Foldager expects demand for ME-LGIM engine to soar


    Bjarne Foldager, Senior Vice President & Head of Two-stroke Business at MAN Energy Solutions discusses surging demand for its methanol-fuelled ME-LGIM engine.

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    Let’s Talk About Bio-LNG


    Peter Keller, Chairman of SEA-LNG discusses the advantages of bio-LNG, and explains why investments are likely to lead to improved availability and lower production costs over the medium to long term. 

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    Joined Up Thinking: MAN’s New NH3 Engine Is On Track


    Thomas S. Hansen, Head of Promotion and Customer Support at MAN Energy Solutions, 2-Stroke has provided an update on the new ammonia engine’s development schedule

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    MEPC80 Has Set The Direction Of Travel For The Industry: Ebbinghaus


    Dr Alexandra Ebbinghaus, GM Decarbonisation at Shell Marine, highlighted the challenges and opportunities that the industry is confronting in an interview with The Motorship

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    PODCAST: Bergmann: decarbonisation requires regulatory as well as technical solutions


    Dirk Bergmann, Chief Technical Officer of Accelleron shared his thoughts with The Motorship in an exclusive interview at the CIMAC conference in Busan.

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    Shape of things to come


    The confirmation by Tasmanian aluminium shipbuilder Incat that it will be building the world’s largest full-electric ferry – a 130-metre lightweight ferry that will carry 2100 passengers and 226 vehicles for Buquebús on the River Plate link between Montevideo and Argentina – will attract attention for the size of the battery installation, and the transformative implications for the short-sea market.

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    CO2 purity will impact onboard containment system design


    Different onboard CO2 capture technology types result in different levels of purity, and this will have a significant impact on containment systems, says Rupert Hare, CEO of design and engineering consultancy, Houlder.

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    Opinion: MEPC80 deal sends a clear message (about the IMO)


    The agreement of a deal to achieve climate neutrality for global shipping by 2050 at the 80th meeting of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) last night is a significant milestone for global shipping.

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    Building shipping industry pressure requires building engine pressure


    This week will see the latest attempt by a group of world leaders to push industries to accelerate their journey to net zero emissions while finding new ways to finance the energy transition in the process, writes Daniel Bischofberger, CEO of Accelleron.

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    Identifying the cybersecurity implications of IMO 2023


    Geoffrey Davis, Principal Cyber Consultant at ABS Group, discusses how a trend towards increasing integration between OT systems onboard a vessel and cloud-based infrastructure will impact on Operational Technology (OT) cybersecurity in the Maritime industry.

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    Integrating emissions reporting into digital work streams


    Paul Sells, CEO of ABS Wavesight, discusses the role that digitalisation tools can play in helping shipowners manage emissions reporting, specifically those offered by the new ABS affiliate and software-as-a-service company’s portfolio of products. Plus, he sheds light on the broader digitalisation trends emerging in the maritime industry.


    AI and Automated ships pose new challenges in casualty liability


    Artificial Intelligence and the advent of automated ships will pose difficult questions in determining liability under the Hague Rules for maritime casualties, the 2022-2023 chairman of the Association of Average Adjusters has cautioned.

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    EU attempts to promote recycling risk perverse consequences: opinion


    Shipowners are unlikely to welcome well-intentioned plans to promote domestic steel recycling chains in the EU. Outside Turkey, no large scale ship-based recycling chains exist in Europe, and yards cannot afford automation to offset labour costs disparities.