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MAN ES to keep Mitsui and MOL updated on ammonia-powered engine development
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MAN ES to keep Mitsui and MOL updated on ammonia-powered engine development

MAN Energy Solutions has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mitsui E&S Machinery (MES-M) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) regarding the low-speed, ammonia-fueled main engine that MAN Energy Solutions is currently developing. The MoU provides for keeping MOL and MES-M updated on MAN Energy Solutions’ progress in this regard, with the ultimate intention of...

Yara offers FuelOpt as EEXI compliant solution
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Yara offers FuelOpt as EEXI compliant solution

As ship operators rush to comply with the IMO’s upcoming Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) framework, Yara Marine Technologies offers FuelOpt – an automated propulsion optimisation technology – as a viable solution that can safely limit shaft power output. FuelOpt enables Shaft Power Limitation (ShaPoLi) in accordance with the IMO’s upcoming EEXI framework. A...

Stena and Proman to pursue methanol development
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Stena and Proman to pursue methanol development

Stena and methanol producer Proman have committed to jointly develop a retrofit & supply solution, enabling both Stena’s vessels as well as third party vessels to experience the immediate environmental benefits and greenhouse gas emission reductions delivered by methanol. By switching to this fuel, methanol-powered vessels can lead the transition to a lower carbon future...

I-Tech and IFF combine antifouling technologies in joint agreement
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I-Tech and IFF combine antifouling technologies in joint agreement

I-Tech, developers of the antifouling technology, Selektope, has signed a joint development agreement with IFF Microbial Control, providers of SEA-NINE 211N, and developers of the new SEA-NINE ULTRA marine antifouling agent technology. The two entities seek to explore technical opportunities by combining their respective technologies, which together can offer high performance, sustainable and regulatory compliant...

Solvang to retrofit carbon capture and storage system on ethylene carrier
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Solvang to retrofit carbon capture and storage system on ethylene carrier

Norwegian shipping company Solvang has together with Wärtsilä Exhaust Treatment agreed on a full-scale pilot retrofit installation of a carbon capture and storage (CCS) system on one of Solvang’s ethylene carriers, the 21,000-cbm Clipper Eos. Wärtsilä Exhaust Treatment designs the retrofitted unit while it also completes a land-based 1MW test system at its Moss headquarters...

IMO mandate may be too slow to reduce GHG emissions, warns RightShip
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IMO mandate may be too slow to reduce GHG emissions, warns RightShip

RightShip has argued that the IMO’s Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions slated for 2023 may be too slow to enforce change by only factoring in operational considerations, missing out on the crucial emissions reduction capabilities of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI). RightShip’s...

ECSA supports uptake of clean fuels but fears enforcement loopholes
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ECSA supports uptake of clean fuels but fears enforcement loopholes

The European Community Shipowners Association (ECSA) has published its position paper on the FuelEU Maritime proposal, which aims to foster the uptake of cleaner fuels in shipping. ECSA supports the objective but notes that the proposal may become a missed opportunity due to the use of documents provided by non-EU fuel suppliers to calculate carbon...

Royal Van Wijhe Verf switches to biofuels to decarbonise freight
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Royal Van Wijhe Verf switches to biofuels to decarbonise freight

Royal Van Wijhe Verf, supplier of coatings and colourants, has teamed up with GoodShipping to decarbonise the company’s ocean freight of all incoming raw materials through the application of sustainable marine biofuel. Under the partnership, GoodShipping will facilitate a switch to biofuel for the Royal Van Wijhe Verf’s cargo shipments, providing the company with a...

Industry trio launch hull maintenance partnership
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Industry trio launch hull maintenance partnership

HullWiper has joined forces with International Paint, a subsidiary of AkzoNobel, and underwater drone ROV specialist Orobotix to provide shipowners and operators with comprehensive hull care support in a new partnership named Intertrac HullCare. The partnership offers high-performance coating schemes from International Paint tailored for different vessel types and operating profiles, which are maintained using...

Decarbonisation likely your best business strategy, says ABS president
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Decarbonisation likely your best business strategy, says ABS president

Such is the scale of industry disruption from decarbonisation that a decarbonisation strategy likely is now the best business strategy for shipowners, noted Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS chairman, president, and CEO in a keynote speech to open North American Shipping Week. “Already today, it’s not enough to have a decarbonisation strategy for your business. No,...

How to cut emissions by at least 10 per cent
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How to cut emissions by at least 10 per cent

Technologies to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and meet the IMO’s ambitious 2050 target are absolutely available today, but solution providers need to secure commitment from shipping companies by giving them a feasible and risk-free pathway to decarbonise, says Angus Whiston, commercial director at DeepSea Technologies. He believes that while some shipping giants are setting...

OneOcean Group brings voyage optimisation solutions to Marlink Partner Programme
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OneOcean Group brings voyage optimisation solutions to Marlink Partner Programme

Marlink and OneOcean Group have teamed up to add a range of advanced voyage solutions to Marlink’s Application Partner Programme. This collaboration pairs OneOcean’s solutions, which connect ship and shore and deliver real-time information for better decision-making, with Marlink’s application management platform, to provide shoreside teams and seafarers with access to software for better voyage...