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LR grows fleet optimisation offering with GreenSteam acquisition
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LR grows fleet optimisation offering with GreenSteam acquisition

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has acquired GreenSteam, a marine data intelligence company specialising in improving vessel efficiency through machine learning.   The acquisition will be integrated and managed by i4 Insight, a subsidiary of Lloyd’s Register. i4 Insight, part of LR’s Maritime Performance Services business, is a digital platform that allows shipowners, operators and charterers to easily access insights on vessel performance and fuel consumption...

Weathernews’ carbon monitoring service wins ClassNK approval
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Weathernews’ carbon monitoring service wins ClassNK approval

ClassNK has formally endorsed Weathernews’ (WNI) innovative Carbon Intensity Monitoring (CIM) service to monitor and visualise CO2 emissions from ships. CIM was launched in April this year and is now fully operational. In June 2021, the IMO adopted a new fuel performance rating system to help meet greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets from shipping. Starting...

HHI & KSOE receive AiP for ammonia-fuelled carrier
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HHI & KSOE receive AiP for ammonia-fuelled carrier

Bureau Veritas (BV) has delivered an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) for the design and development of an ammonia carrier with ammonia-fuelled propulsion. The design was developed to ensure its compatibility with the existing infrastructure for ammonia, while also reflecting the market’s demand for...

More than 150 shipping leaders make call to action for shipping’s decarbonisation
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More than 150 shipping leaders make call to action for shipping’s decarbonisation

Over 150 industry leaders and organisations representing the entire maritime value chain have made a call to government for decisive action to enable full decarbonisation of international shipping by 2050. The UN’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) aims to reduce international shipping’s total annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50 per cent of 2008...

Wärtsilä and SHI collaborate on ammonia-fuelled newbuilds
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Wärtsilä and SHI collaborate on ammonia-fuelled newbuilds

Wärtsilä and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have signed a joint development programme (JDP) agreement aimed at developing ammonia-fuelled vessels with four-stroke auxiliary engines available for future newbuild projects. Wärtsilä has already successfully tested an engine running with a fuel mix containing 70 per cent ammonia. The company anticipates having an engine concept capable of operating...

Study finds Jotun HPS reduces carbon intensity by 20 per cent
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Study finds Jotun HPS reduces carbon intensity by 20 per cent

A new study based on European Union Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) data has revealed that vessels using Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) reported a 20 per cent lower carbon intensity in operations compared to non-HPS peers in 2019 and 2020. Jotun’s HPS is a combination of antifouling and application designed to help owners and...

EMSA discovers SOx emission breaches using remotely piloted aircraft
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EMSA discovers SOx emission breaches using remotely piloted aircraft

The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has found 27 vessels to be in possible breach of the IMO’s regulation on emissions of sulphur oxides (SOx) since it began monitoring ships’ emissions along the Strait of Gibraltar via remotely piloted aircraft in mid-July. EMSA has been deploying remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) since July 12 this...

Stena Line and Frederikshavn to deploy two fossil-fuel-free ferries by 2030
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Stena Line and Frederikshavn to deploy two fossil-fuel-free ferries by 2030

Stena Line, Frederikshavn Municipality, and the Port of Frederikshavn have signed an agreement to deploy two battery-powered Stena Elektra ferries on the Gothenburg-Frederikshavn route by 2030. In doing so, and by making the necessary investments on shore, the companies aim to make the Gothenburg-Frederikshavn the world’s first fossil fuel free ferry line of its kind....

Chemical tanker completes voyage sailing on 100 per cent biofuel
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Chemical tanker completes voyage sailing on 100 per cent biofuel

The chemical tanker Monax has successfully completed a voyage using 100 per cent sustainable marine biofuel. The news was confirmed by Stolt Tankers, its technical manager Synergy Group, investment manager Tufton, and biofuels supplier GoodFuels. The biofuel, derived from feedstocks such as used cooking oil and waste animal fats, was used on board the 20,762...

WinGD helps shipping’s decarbonisation efforts with ecosystem of solutions
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WinGD helps shipping’s decarbonisation efforts with ecosystem of solutions

WinGD has developed an ecosystem of solutions around the main engine that enhances energy efficiency and enables a seamless transition to new fuels, helping the shipping industry to meet ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals. The WinGD solutions deploy digital vessel optimisation and battery-hybrid energy systems to improve the energy efficiency and future fuel...

MSC to save EUR 250M in fuel costs with air lubrication technology
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MSC to save EUR 250M in fuel costs with air lubrication technology

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has opted to fit more than 30 air lubrication systems from Silverstream Technologies to existing orders of newbuild large container ships. The installations are expected to reduce carbon emissions by 1.6 million tonnes and save over EUR 257.5 million over the vessels’ lifecycles of approximately 25 years. The order relates to...

ABS publishes guide to ammonia-fuelled vessels
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ABS publishes guide to ammonia-fuelled vessels

As the potential of ammonia to contribute to shipping’s decarbonisation objectives is increasingly recognised, ABS has moved to support its adoption with publication of guidance for the design and construction of ammonia-fueled vessels. The ABS Guide for Ammonia-Fueled Vessels sets out Classification design criteria for the arrangements, construction, installation and survey of machinery, equipment and...