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ABS Grants AIP to Deltamarin and GTT for dual-fuel newcastlemax design
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ABS Grants AIP to Deltamarin and GTT for dual-fuel newcastlemax design

Deltamarin, GTT and ABS have been cooperating on the development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled Newcastlemax Bulk Carrier that is intended to meet current and future environmental targets. By featuring GTT Membrane type LNG Tanks with LNG fuel stored at atmospheric pressure and designed to ABS Class, the bulk carrier is expected to...

Azurtane and Solent University game developers collaborate on docking project
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Azurtane and Solent University game developers collaborate on docking project

Southampton maritime energy efficiency firm, Azurtane, has joined forces with the School of Media Arts and Technology at Solent University to leverage the skills of student game developers in a high precision kinematics (HPK), marine vessel docking project. The objective of the development work is to convert high precision positioning data generated by Azurtane’s HPK...

Wärtsilä and Chinese shipbuilder to jointly develop hybrid vessels
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Wärtsilä and Chinese shipbuilder to jointly develop hybrid vessels

Wärtsilä has signed a strategic five-year agreement with Chinese state-owned shipbuilder CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company Huangpu Wenchong to develop a hybrid powered dredger, which could possibly extend to other hybrid vessels as well. The purpose of the agreement is to build a cooperation framework and working mechanism for the research and development of hybrid...

2020 will be all about collaboration, say industry experts
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2020 will be all about collaboration, say industry experts

In 2020, collaboration and discussion around decarbonisation is set to heighten and industry members will need to ensure they are part of this conversation if the IMO’s target of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 40 per cent by 2030 is to be met, warned a panel of industry experts last week. Thanks...

LR grants AiP for ammonia-fuelled ULCS concept design
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LR grants AiP for ammonia-fuelled ULCS concept design

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has granted Approval in Principle to Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. (DSIC) and MAN Energy Solutions for an ammonia-fuelled 23,000 TEU Ultra-Large Container Ship (ULCS) concept design, the first ammonia as fuel design of its kind in China. LR facilitated hazard identification (HAZID) workshops to determine potential hazards throughout the design phase, covering...

Spliethoff selects Wärtsilä to power fuel efficient newbuilds
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Spliethoff selects Wärtsilä to power fuel efficient newbuilds

Netherlands-based shipping company Spliethoff has selected Wärtsilä to supply a comprehensive package of solutions for two new state-of-the-art vessels being built for the shipping company at the Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding yard in China. The two DP2-B-type ships have been designed to include the intake of a multi-purpose vessel with Dynamic Positioning station-keeping ability. This makes...

DNV GL and GSI cooperate on AI-based solution to improve welding efficiency
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DNV GL and GSI cooperate on AI-based solution to improve welding efficiency

DNV GL has signed a cooperation agreement with Guangzhou Shipyard International Company (GSI) for a joint development project (JDP) to improve welding non-destructive testing (NDT) efficiency through the automatic detection and assessment of radiography testing (RT) digital images. Shipbuilding involves countless welds. X¬rays are used to detect weld imperfections, such as porosity, slag, and cracks....

MAN ES improves engine efficiency with Orcan Energy collaboration
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MAN ES improves engine efficiency with Orcan Energy collaboration

MAN Energy Solutions has signed a cooperation agreement with CleanTech company Orcan Energy to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions from ships’ engines by recovering energy from waste heat. As part of the new agreement, Orcan Energy’s PACK technology will be available to MAN Energy Solutions’ marine and power plant customers for retrofitting their engines....

K Line completes phase 2 of vessel performance management system
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K Line completes phase 2 of vessel performance management system

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has completed Additional Development (Phase-2) of Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions (K-IMS), an integrated vessel operation and performance management system. Developed in March 2016, K-IMS, jointly developed with the Kawasaki Heavy Industries Group, aims to maintain and improve vessel safety operation and environmental preservation. K-IMS is based on two kinds of...

Jotun and COSCO renew joint venture agreement
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Jotun and COSCO renew joint venture agreement

COSCO SHIPPING International Hong Kong and marine coatings supplier Jotun have reinforced their commitment to one another with the renewal of their long-standing joint venture (JV) agreement. The JV, first signed in 2005, secures the future of Jotun COSCO Marine Coatings (JCMC), a 50-50 owned entity. Since opening for business, JCMC has grown market share...

New DNV GL class notation to boost LPG as marine fuel
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New DNV GL class notation to boost LPG as marine fuel

Classification society DNV GL has developed new class rules and a class notation “Gas Fuelled LPG” for using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as fuel in anticipation of growing industry interest. The announcement was made at Marintec China trade fair held in Shanghai this week. DNV GL recognised that there is a growing demand for alternative...

Beware the perfect storm when complying with sulphur 2020 regs
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Beware the perfect storm when complying with sulphur 2020 regs

Low sulphur fuel regulations, set to come into force on January 1, 2020, have the potential to present “the perfect storm” for litigators dealing with disputes between owners, charterers and bunker suppliers in cases of non-compliance, warns a senior lawyer at international maritime law specialist Hill Dickinson. As the shipping industry prepares for the introduction...