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Ecochlor launches filterless BWMS
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Ecochlor launches filterless BWMS

Ecochlor has announced the launch of EcoOne, a new ballast water management system (BWMS) that operates without a filter.  “By eliminating the filter, we have taken simplicity and reliability in ballasting operations to the maximum level. Whilst, at the same time, we have maintained the original Ecochlor BWMS’ high performance and service that customers expect...

Trafigura co-sponsors development of MAN ammonia engine
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Trafigura co-sponsors development of MAN ammonia engine

Trafigura Group, an independent commodity trading company, is co-sponsoring the development of MAN Energy Solutions ammonia-fuelled engine for maritime vessels. The fuel-flexible, two-stroke ammonia engine is expected to be commercially available for large-scale ocean-going ships by 2024, followed by a retrofit package to make existing maritime vessels capable of running on ammonia by 2025. “Shipping...

Wärtsilä reports record-breaking year for scrubber orders
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Wärtsilä reports record-breaking year for scrubber orders

Wärtsilä has reported a record-breaking amount of scrubber deliveries in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the continued interest in exhaust gas abatement systems as long-term solutions for the global fleet. A significant order was booked in November 2020 with a Japanese shipyard, Japan Marine United (JMU), to install a 25MW scrubber on a new...

OneOcean joins Inmarsat as Certified Application Provider
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OneOcean joins Inmarsat as Certified Application Provider

Inmarsat has announced that OneOcean will become an Inmarsat Certified Application Provider (CAP), centred on leveraging Inmarsat’s technology platform and OneOcean’s digital solutions to transform the way voyage planning software is deployed, updated and integrated between ship and shore. Remote deployment of OneOcean technology is the first of many benefits of the partnership, enabling reduced...

IFCHOR and ClearBlue Markets launch carbon emissions services
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IFCHOR and ClearBlue Markets launch carbon emissions services

Shipbroker IFCHOR and carbon market specialist ClearBlue Markets have partnered to offer carbon emissions advisory services to the shipping industry. IFCHOR ClearBlue Oceans will help clients navigate changing legislation, source high quality emissions offsets as well as structure and execute carbon offset projects or transactions. Through the partnership, the shipping sector will be able to...

NYK signs optimised maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä
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NYK signs optimised maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä has signed an optimised maintenance agreement with the Japanese shipping giant Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Monohakobi Technology Institute (MTI) to evaluate Wärtsilä’s Expert Insight predictive maintenance service as part of a pilot programme. The agreement was signed in January 2021 and, the programme could lead to NYK adopting the solution throughout its entire...

IRClass completes biofuel sea trials
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IRClass completes biofuel sea trials

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has undertaken successful sea trials for two vessels towards use of biofuels in concurrence with the Indian flag administration. The two vessels – Ambuja Mukund and Ambuja Vaibhav, are owned by Ambuja Cements, which is a part of the global conglomerate Lafarge Holcim, a leader in building solutions. In a...

Industry consortium to develop ammonia-fuelled engine
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Industry consortium to develop ammonia-fuelled engine

MAN Energy Solutions has begun the ‘AmmoniaMot’ project. Initiated by MAN with partners from industry and research institutes, it aims to define the steps necessary to produce a dual-fuel, medium-speed engine capable of running on diesel-fuel and ammonia. Supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), and due to run for three...

CMA CGM invests in biomethane
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CMA CGM invests in biomethane

The CMA CGM Group is supporting the production of 12,000 tonnes of biomethane, which is equivalent to a year’s fuel consumption of two 1,400-TEU ships. The purchase of this quantity of methane will enable, from May 2021, the group’s customers to be able to select biomethane via the Act with CMA CGM+ range of services....

The technology behind Miros Mocean: an interview with Rune Gangeskar
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The technology behind Miros Mocean: an interview with Rune Gangeskar

The recent launch of Miros and BW Group’s joint venture, Miros Mocean, promises to disrupt the performance inefficiencies of the global shipping industry. To find out what makes the technology tick, we spoke with Miros sensor development manager, Rune Gangeskar. What is Miros Mocean? Miros Mocean is a vessel performance optimisation platform that integrates real-time,...

Nautilus Labs recognised as a Bloomberg New Energy Finance Pioneer 2021
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Nautilus Labs recognised as a Bloomberg New Energy Finance Pioneer 2021

Nautilus Labs has been recognised as a Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) pioneer 2021. For more than a decade, the pioneers program has identified game-changing technologies and innovations with the potential to advance decarbonisation and fight climate change. A team of lead analysts at BNEF evaluated candidates against three criteria: the potential impact on greenhouse...

NAPA joins Finnish Clean Propulsion Technologies consortium
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NAPA joins Finnish Clean Propulsion Technologies consortium

NAPA has announced its participation in the Clean Propulsion Technologies project (CPT), a consortium led by the University of Vaasa that aims to develop radically new low-carbon solutions across global transport sectors. NAPA will apply its technical expertise to further enable methods to model and optimise total energy consumption on the two-year project. Funded by...