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MAN two-stroke dual-fuel engines pass 1 million operating hours
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MAN two-stroke dual-fuel engines pass 1 million operating hours

MAN Energy Solutions reported that its portfolio of two-stroke, dual-fuel engines has accumulated 1 million operating hours.The milestone comes on the back of the 300 engines/6.3 GW sales the company recently announced for the segment, all running on alternative fuels. MAN Energy Solutions’ ME-GI (Gas Injection) and ME-LGI (Liquid Gas Injection) engines form the core...

Wärtsilä upgrades Cyprus’ vessel traffic monitoring system
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Wärtsilä upgrades Cyprus’ vessel traffic monitoring system

Wärtsilä has been contracted to upgrade its 11-year old Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Information System (VTMIS) serving ports in Cyprus. The upgrading will enable the Cyprus VTMIS to become a central point of contact and exchange information with other such systems in the region. This broader coverage will improve safety, combat illegal immigration and smuggling,...

Alternative to trillion dollar shipping decarbonisation to be evaluated
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Alternative to trillion dollar shipping decarbonisation to be evaluated

The potential trillion dollar cost of decarbonising international shipping using zero carbon fuels was highlighted to world leaders at the recent Davos summit. An alternative solution promising much lower costs has been developed by SME PMW Technology. A six month study of its marine application has just been awarded funding under the Department for Transport’s...

Boomsma Shipping signs contract with Econowind for VentiFoil installation
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Boomsma Shipping signs contract with Econowind for VentiFoil installation

Boomsma Shipping has announced a collaboration with Netherlands-based eConowind that will result in the installation of two wind-assist VentiFoil units on one of Boomsma’s vessels. The eConowind-units are both integrated in a specially designed Flatrack from which a folding VentiFoil can be deployed, these are ridged aspirated wing profiles acting as sails. The Flatrack is...

Shipparts.com partners Nanyang Polytechnic and ABS in 3D printing project
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Shipparts.com partners Nanyang Polytechnic and ABS in 3D printing project

Online procurement company for marine equipment ShipParts.com has signed a research collaboration agreement with Singapore’s Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The agreement aims to prove standards for the certification of metallic components produced by NYP’s Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) for maritime application. The SGD$350,000 project, partly subsidised by the...

Inmarsat takes founding role in Asian start-ups decarbonisation programme
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Inmarsat takes founding role in Asian start-ups decarbonisation programme

Inmarsat has become a founding member of Asia’s first ‘Decarbonising Shipping’ initiative to harness the power of start-ups to meet UN targets on greenhouse gas emissions, which launched earlier this month. The regional initiative, based in Singapore, is part of the Trade & Transport Impact (TTI) programme from venture development firm Rainmaking to bring startups...

LNG as the first step towards deep-sea shipping GHG reduction
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LNG as the first step towards deep-sea shipping GHG reduction

The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) has released a video explaining why Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) is currently the only viable solution available that can cut emissions from deep-sea shipping as newer, cleaner options are developed. The video describes how LNG can provide a clear pathway to fuels that will enable the...

GNS launches Voyager FLEET INSIGHT extension and makes service free to shipping
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GNS launches Voyager FLEET INSIGHT extension and makes service free to shipping

GNS has launched VFI Plus, a new extension to its Voyager FLEET INSIGHT (VFI) web service and, at the same time, announced that it will be making the service available free of charge during the COVID-19 pandemic to support shipping companies with remote-working or office-based teams with increased demands for fast access to up-to-date information....

Stena Bulk tests tanker on 100 per cent biofuel
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Stena Bulk tests tanker on 100 per cent biofuel

During the coming weeks Stena Bulk will perform a test running an MR tanker on 100 per cent biofuel. The fuel is the MR1-100 biofuel oil, produced from used cooking oil and supplied by Dutch company GoodFuels. The 183 metre long Stena Immortal bunkered 250 tonnes of the biofuel while docked in the port of...

How maritime start-ups can help address critical challenges today
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How maritime start-ups can help address critical challenges today

Start-ups are expected to play a vital role in the maritime industry over the next several decades[1]. Tougher regulation and ambitious environmental goals require the traditionally conservative and fragmented shipping industry to become more adaptable, flexible and collaborative. For maritime start-ups, there is an opportunity to bring innovative ideas and solutions to help the maritime...

Gasum to supply Preem with renewable marine fuel
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Gasum to supply Preem with renewable marine fuel

Nordic gas sector and energy market expert Gasum has entered into an agreement with Sweden’s largest fuel company Preem to supply their tankers with a new fuel blend consisting of liquefied natural gas and 10 per cent of renewable liquefied biogas. This is the first agreement that involves Gasum delivering a blend containing renewable fuel...