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LNG-powered vessel delivered to AIDA Cruises
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LNG-powered vessel delivered to AIDA Cruises

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered cruise ship, AIDAnova has been delivered to AIDA Cruises by Meyer Werft Papenburg. The vessel is fitted with four low-emission dual fuel engines from Caterpillar and can operate 100 per cent on LNG both at sea and in port. According to AIDA, the vessel is equipped with an electric pod...

World’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel delivered
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World’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel delivered

The world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker supply vessel has begun operating in Northwest Europe. The vessel Kairos is owned by Babcock Schulte Energy and is under charter to the Blue LNG joint venture. Blue LNG is 90 per cent owned by Hamburg-based Nauticor and Lithuanian energy infrastructure supplier KN. Mahinde Abeynaike, CEO, Nauticor,...

CargoMate and Konecranes partner to optimise port calls
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CargoMate and Konecranes partner to optimise port calls

Shipping technology start-up CargoMate is partnering with Finnish gantry crane and port solutions provider Konecranes to pilot their port call optimisation technology. The collaboration, which will begin in Q1 2019, will focus on using digital technology to minimise delays and idle time for containerships in port. Nick Chubb, head of growth, CargoMate Technologies, said: “We...

World Fuel Services expands bunker operations in US
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World Fuel Services expands bunker operations in US

World Fuel Services (WFS) has announced a new US-based physical bunker supply operation. WFS in partnership with Harley Marine Companies – Pacific Terminal Services and Olympic Tug and Barge, will offer RMG 380 and MGO 0.1 per cent sulphur by dual product barge from mid-January. WFS will be operational in the Columbia River, servicing Portland...

HullWiper combats biofouling in Mauritian waters
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HullWiper combats biofouling in Mauritian waters

Remotely operated underwater hull cleaning solution HullWiper will start operating at Mauritian ports from 2019. Mauritius is one of 12 countries involved with the IMO’s GloFouling Project, a collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and IMO, created to implement guidelines for the control and management of the transfer...

Jotun and Kansai Paint extend partnership to meet coatings demand
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Jotun and Kansai Paint extend partnership to meet coatings demand

Marine coatings company Jotun and coating supplier Kansai Paint have signed an agreement to meet the demand for marine coatings. The companies formed the SeaStar Alliance in 2002, leading to the development of antifouling coatings such as SeaQuantum. The renewed relationship will improve coverage of the global market as the companies work towards new solutions...

Yara opens office in Shanghai to meet scrubber demand
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Yara opens office in Shanghai to meet scrubber demand

Yara Marine Technologies has opened a new office in Shanghai to meet increasing demand for scrubbers that reduce emissions of sulphur oxides (SOx). Peter Strandberg, CEO, Yara Marine, explained that the new office Asia will help meet the rising demand for scrubbers across both retrofits and newbuilds, due to the implementation of the IMO’s global...

BIMCO issues two 2020 sulphur clauses
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BIMCO issues two 2020 sulphur clauses

BIMCO has published two sulphur content related bunker clauses relating to the 2020 sulphur fuel cap. The clauses are: BIMCO 2020 Marine Sulphur Content Clause for Time Charter Parties BIMCO 2020 Fuel Transition Clause for Time Charter Parties. They have been developed by a team comprised of owners, charterers, bunker suppliers, P&I clubs and legal...

Eastern Pacific Shipping secures $40m for scrubbers
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Eastern Pacific Shipping secures $40m for scrubbers

Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has secured a US $40 million green loan from BNP Paribas for the purchase and installation of scrubbers on a fleet owned by Quantum Pacific Shipping (QPS). The green loan can only be used for investments that are sustainable and have a positive impact on the environment. The loan was made...

Rainmaking and Cargotec call on start-ups to join collaboration programme
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Rainmaking and Cargotec call on start-ups to join collaboration programme

Cargotec has announced that its start-up collaboration with Rainmaking, launched in September this year, is now open to applications. The start-up collaboration programme called Trade & Transport Impact connects corporations and innovative start-ups to address the biggest challenges in maritime, cargo transport and logistics. The key themes related to solving the inefficiencies in cargo flow...

ABS and KOMERI sign MoU to advance LNG as a marine fuel
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ABS and KOMERI sign MoU to advance LNG as a marine fuel

ABS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Korea Marine Equipment Research Institute (KOMERI) to create a new facility dedicated to improving the safety of LNG as fuel. ABS and KOMERI will collaborate on research at the shoreside facility, which will allow shipowners to safely test fuel gas and bunkering systems, under actual...

ONE revises bunker surcharge
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ONE revises bunker surcharge

Ocean Network Express (ONE) has decided to implement a revised bunker surcharge with effect from January 1, 2019. The new OBS (ONE Bunker Surcharge) will apply on all new contracts which commence on January 1, 2019 and to be valid till further notice. Existing contracts will still be subject to the previous bunker adjustment factor...