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Yara and MPA Singapore join ammonia-fuelled tanker project
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Yara and MPA Singapore join ammonia-fuelled tanker project

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Yara International (Yara) have joined an ammonia-fuelled tanker Joint Development Project (JDP). The duo join MISC Berhad (MISC), Lloyd’s Register (LR), Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and MAN Energy Solutions (MAN), in the coalition known as The Castor Initiative.  Yara will work alongside MISC, LR, SHI and...

Maritec advises shipowners on how to be IMO 2020 compliant
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Maritec advises shipowners on how to be IMO 2020 compliant

Singapore-based independent test and research facility Maritec is advising shipowners on how best to meet IMO 2020 fuel testing requirements following reports of excessive sulphur in some very low sulphur fuel oils. In a Technical Bulletin issued to customers in December, Maritec reports several cases where tested very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) manifold samples...

Start-ups demo robotic and AI-based solutions for technology accelerator programme
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Start-ups demo robotic and AI-based solutions for technology accelerator programme

At the end of last year, the Eastern Pacific Accelerator powered by Techstars announced the nine start-ups joining round two of its technology accelerator programme. We spoke with Eastern Pacific Shipping’s (EPS’) special advisor for innovation, Gil Ofer, and managing director of Eastern Pacific Accelerator powered by Techstars, Dhritiman Hui, about the start-ups and the...

ABS publishes guidance on methanol as a marine fuel
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ABS publishes guidance on methanol as a marine fuel

ABS has published guidance on methanol as a marine fuel, evaluating the challenges in design and operation of methanol-fuelled vessels. The latest in an ongoing series of ABS sustainability focused whitepapers examining different fuel options for the marine industry, Methanol as Marine Fuel provides information for shipowners considering methanol as an option in both the...

Smart Ship Hub to offer KVH Watch services
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Smart Ship Hub to offer KVH Watch services

KVH Industries has announced that remote vessel and voyage management platform Smart Ship Hub is now a KVH Watch Solution Partner. Smart Ship Hub will offer KVH Watch services as part of its wide range of remote technical and operational management solutions. The Smart Ship Hub platform provides performance advisory and predictive diagnostics for vessel...

Hempel launches new sustainability framework
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Hempel launches new sustainability framework

Global coatings manufacturer Hempel has announced the launch of its new sustainability framework, Futureproof. The launch of Futureproof follows the recent announcement that Hempel has an ambition to double its revenue by 2025. “We firmly believe that placing sustainability at the heart of how we do business is essential for our ambition to double the...

Shell introduces portfolio of carbon neutral lubricants
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Shell introduces portfolio of carbon neutral lubricants

Shell has announced it will offer customers carbon neutral lubricants across a range of products for passenger cars, heavy duty diesel engines and industrial applications, including the marine market.  Shell aims to offset the annual emissions of more than 200 million litres of advanced synthetic lubricants, expecting to compensate around 700,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide...

METIS launches predictive Poseidon Principles Emissions INDEX
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METIS launches predictive Poseidon Principles Emissions INDEX

METIS Cyberspace Technology has refined its cloud-based data acquisition and ship performance reporting solution to offer shipping’s first tool to predict the trade-off between emissions reduction and debt servicing for ships financed under the Poseidon Principles. Designed to incentivise maritime decarbonisation, the Poseidon Principles offer a framework for financial institutions to lend in line with...

K Line commences technical management of Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel
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K Line commences technical management of Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel

K Line has commenced technical management of Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel “Fuelng Bellina” owned by FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine and Shell Eastern Petroleum. The vessel has now become commercially operational in Singapore and is ready to supply LNG as marine fuel. Fuelng Bellina’s debut in Singapore is a milestone...

A new system of health care
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A new system of health care

Kongsberg Maritime’s Health Management application proved its worth as a condition reporting service when the RoPax ferry Copenhagen developed a bearing fault, writes Jan Chirkowski, vice president of analytics & fleet operations within Kongsberg Maritime. Scandlines’ decision to implement Kongsberg Maritime’s Health Management application proved to be a prudent one when it identified a bearing...

Energy coalition unveils actions for 2021
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Energy coalition unveils actions for 2021

The Coalition for the Energy of the Future has identified seven development projects for 2021. At the same time, the coalition welcomes three new corporate members, expanding the original membership of 11 businesses to 14. The projects to be worked on in cross-industry working groups during 2021 are; Green Hydrogen; New Biofuel for Maritime needs;...