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Kawasaki launches energy-efficient bulk carrier
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Kawasaki launches energy-efficient bulk carrier

Kawasaki Heavy Industries has launched the sixth of its energy efficient bulk carriers. The 55,000 DWT Amis Nature bulk carrier has been developed by Kawasaki and will be outfitted at the Kobe Works quay before being delivered to Wisdom Marine Group in August 2018. The vessel features an ME-B energy-saving main diesel engine with electronic...

Wärtsilä receives 100th order of LNGPac system
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Wärtsilä receives 100th order of LNGPac system

Wärtsilä’s LNGPac fuel gas supply system has been chosen for installation to two new shuttle tankers for Singapore-based AET, marking the 100th order of the systems. The tankers will feature Wärtsilä’s 34DF dual-fuel auxiliary engines, which will run primarily on liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel and will be fitted with LNGPac units. Wärtsilä LNGPac comprises...

LR-led research suggests biofuel may be the best option for zero-emissions shipping
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LR-led research suggests biofuel may be the best option for zero-emissions shipping

Biofuels may be the most feasible low-cost zero-emission fuel for some shipowners and operators in a post-2030 shipping industry, finds latest research. In a report prepared by Lloyd’s Register (LR) and the University Maritime Advisory Services (UMAS) for the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), the most likely cost-effective alternatives to fossil fuels including hydrogen fuel cells,...

Hydrex sees rise in number of underwater propeller cone fin installations
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Hydrex sees rise in number of underwater propeller cone fin installations

Belgium-based underwater repair and maintenance solutions provider, Hydrex, has seen an increase in the number of fuel-saving propeller cones fitted to cargo and container ships during operation over the last few months. Propeller caps can decrease fuel consumption from 3-5 per cent by recovering energy loss of a propeller hub vortex in the propeller’s slipstream....

ABS to class two new VLCCs for Greek shipping company
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ABS to class two new VLCCs for Greek shipping company

ABS has been chosen by Greece’s Kyklades Maritime Corporation (KMC) to class two very large crude carriers (VLCC). The two 330m long 319,000 DWT vessels will be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in Korea and are expected for delivery in 2020. This order takes the number of KMC VLCC vessels classed by ABS to...

Future of the Fjords all-electric vessel launched in Norway
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Future of the Fjords all-electric vessel launched in Norway

A fully electric zero-emission passenger vessel, Future of the Fjords, has been launched in Norway. It is the result of a collaboration between several industry partners that wanted to develop an environmentally conscious, no emissions vessel. Comprising an electric propulsion system and a Power Dock floating charging station that can take on grey and black...

Baleària operates eco-fast ferry on Eivissa-Formentera route
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Baleària operates eco-fast ferry on Eivissa-Formentera route

Spanish ferry operator, Baleària, has begun operating its Eco Lux fast ferry on the Eivissa-Formentera route, which has been fitted with the latest generation diesel engines, solar panels, and a polyester hull that does not require additional paints or coatings. The energy-efficient ferry emits less CO2 than Baleària’s Maverick class by around 35 per cent...

MOL and Kawasaki working on energy-saving steering gear project
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MOL and Kawasaki working on energy-saving steering gear project

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announced an agreement with Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) for the joint development of a project that will examine how vessel steering gear with new sensing capability and big data analysis can contribute to energy efficient operations. The project will explore how KHI-developed steering gear equipped with sensors to monitor pressure,...

Shell Marine expands distribution network
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Shell Marine expands distribution network

Shell Marine has expanded its distribution network of lubricants logistics into New Zealand, as well as adding Indonesia, Spain, and Chile to its delivery options. The expansion into New Zealand means that customers in the region will benefit from 24/7 international delivery and formal guidance on arrival lead times in each location, says Marcus Schaerer,...

Electric ferries for River Thames on schedule for 2018 delivery
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Electric ferries for River Thames on schedule for 2018 delivery

Two new ferries with Norwegian electric propulsion systems are on schedule for delivery to the UK for the end of 2018. The ferries are currently being built at the Remontowa Shipbuilding, Gdansk. Norwegian Electric Systems is supplying the hybrid electric propulsion to power four high efficient thrusters to ensure flexible manoeuvrability of the vessels. The...

Finnlines invests EUR 200m in ro-ro newbuilds
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Finnlines invests EUR 200m in ro-ro newbuilds

Finnlines has invested over EUR 200m in three new ro-ro vessels designed alongside Nordic marine designer, Knud E. Hansen. The vessels will be equipped with the latest generation of engines to keep fuel consumption low and significantly cut CO2 emissions. The ro-ro ships will use standard bunker fuel during sailing alongside scrubbers, which will be...

LR to class first FSRU for Indian waters
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LR to class first FSRU for Indian waters

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has signed a contract to class the first ever floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) for Indian waters, helping to meet demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the region. The FSRU will be stationed at Jafrabad port and will operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The purpose of an...