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MAN introduces new TCT Turbocharger series
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MAN introduces new TCT Turbocharger series

MAN Energy Solutions has unveiled its new TCT turbocharger series, providing efficiency levels of up to 80 per cent on its two-stage turbocharging solution. The TCT is aimed at low-speed engines and is suitable for two-stage turbocharging on four-stroke engines. The turbochargers are compatible with conventional fuel and dual-fuel engines in both marine and power...

Hainan Strait Shipping cuts engine oil consumption by 37 per cent
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Hainan Strait Shipping cuts engine oil consumption by 37 per cent

Chinese operator Hainan Strait Shipping has reportedly saved the equivalent of US $1230,000 annually by implementing Shell Marine’s recommendations on its medium-speed engine oils. Hainan Strait Shipping switched its trunk piston engine oils to a combination of Shell Argina S3 40 and Shell Gadinia S3 40 for six RoRo ships operating in the South China...

Cyprus experiences rapid growth of shipping companies
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Cyprus experiences rapid growth of shipping companies

Cyprus’ shipping sector is experiencing rapid growth and the government is making plans to further boost business, says Natasa Pilides, Deputy Minister of Shipping. Speaking at an event in Limassol, Pilides said more and more shipping companies are choosing Cyprus to base their operations in because of its stable business environment and clear tax and...

Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association launches decarbonisation website
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Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association launches decarbonisation website

The Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association (RBSA) has launched its Maritime Industry Decarbonisation Council (MIDC) website. In 2016, the RBSA set up a platform where all stakeholders involved can orient around steps in the decarbonisation pathway. This was called the Maritime Industry Decarbonisation Council (MIDC). The MIDC aims to bridge the gap between shipowners, charterers, shippers,...

Fuelling efficient shipping with Dutch start-up We4Sea
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Fuelling efficient shipping with Dutch start-up We4Sea

“If you can save 1 per cent of fuel, you already have a business case for fuel monitoring,” claims Dan Veen, CEO and co-founder of maritime start-up We4Sea.Veen and his co-founder Michiel Katgert, have a bold mission. They want to save 1 million tonnes of CO2 and drive sustainable shipping by making fuel efficiency monitoring...

Goltens selected for 37 BWTS retrofits
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Goltens selected for 37 BWTS retrofits

Goltens’ Worldwide Green Technologies Division Asia has announced contracts with NYK Bulk & Projects Carrier (NBP) and BW LPG for support in retrofitting a total of 37 vessels with ballast water treatment systems (BWTS). The NBP order is for 25 bulk carriers. The scope of the contract with Goltens includes 3D laser scanning and modeling...

Maersk Supply Service completes fleet renewal programme
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Maersk Supply Service completes fleet renewal programme

Maersk Supply Service has completed its Fleet Renewal Programme with the arrival of the Starfish AHTS (anchor handling tug supply vessel) delivered Thursday February 14 from Kleven Yard. The latest arrival takes the total number of newbuild vessels delivered to ten, with 23 divested over the last three years. All vessels have been designed to...

Swedish Club publishes guidance on navigating IMO 2020
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Swedish Club publishes guidance on navigating IMO 2020

The Swedish Club has published advice to help shipowners and operators cope with the challenges of the IMO’s 0.5 per cent sulphur cap, to enter into force January 1, 2020. The Sulphur Guide provides both technical and legal advice and was written in conjunction with Tony Grainger, marine engineer, TMC Marine; Paul Harvey, associate, Ince...

MOL offers discount on PBCF to Green Award ships
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MOL offers discount on PBCF to Green Award ships

MOL Techno-Trade, a MOL Group company, has joined the Green Award as an incentive provider, giving a 3 per cent discount on its propeller boss cap fins (PBCF) to ships certified by the Green Award. The PBCF was created by MOL, Japan Fluid Engineering Laboratory, and Nakashima-Mitsuwa Propeller to improve the energy efficiency of propellers. Approximately 3,300 ships...

IMO sub-committee discusses ship design and safe mooring
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IMO sub-committee discusses ship design and safe mooring

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has praised the work of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC 6), held last week. A number of very complex technical issues were on the agenda including the development of second-generation intact stability criteria and improving the safety of mooring operations. Noteworthy achievements of the SDC 6, according...

South Florida terminal takes delivery of zero emission cranes
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South Florida terminal takes delivery of zero emission cranes

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a deal to supply six Kalmar zero emission rubber-tired gantry cranes (RTGs) to South Florida Container Terminal (SFCT). According to Kalmar, this will make the container terminal the first in the United States that has 100 per cent zero-emission RTG cranes. The RTG cranes, which are also the first...

Yanmar develops auto-navigation robotic boat
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Yanmar develops auto-navigation robotic boat

Yanmar and JAMSTEC are developing technologies for robotic boats and auto-docking that are expected to be used for maritime surveys and dangerous water operations. The Robotic Boat demonstration vehicle developed by Yanmar uses Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) for a compact, low cost manufacturing process. The FRP design also provides additional stability, allowing the vessel to right...