Author: fiona

OneLearn launches bunkering course
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OneLearn launches bunkering course

OneLearn Global has launched a new best-practice bunkering course to improve crew safety and cut the risk of costly, litigious disputes. The Safe Bunkering programme covers how and how not to receive and store bunker fuels. Issues can arise if vessels’ bunkers are not initially kept separate from previous bunker liftings or when stored at...

Ammonia could play a key role in climate-neutral shipping, find Danish researchers
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Ammonia could play a key role in climate-neutral shipping, find Danish researchers

A new report by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU)  has found that ammonia is a key green fuel in shipping’s decarbonisation by 2050. As part of the MarE-Fuel project, researchers from DTU together with Anker Invest, Maersk Line, Copenhagen Economics, OMT, and DFDS, and with funding from the Danish Maritime Fund and Lauritzen Fonden,...

Oldendorff joins biofuel trial with Australia’s CBH Group
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Oldendorff joins biofuel trial with Australia’s CBH Group

Oldendorff Carriers has partnered with the CBH Group to bunker biofuel on a grain vessel exporting from Australia. This is reportedly the first-time biofuel has been trialled on this type of vessel in Australia and is expected to produce about 15 per cent less greenhouse gas emissions for this journey than conventional fossil fuels. CBH...

Yara invites tech start-ups to join accelerator programme
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Yara invites tech start-ups to join accelerator programme

Yara Marine Technologies is now accepting applications for the second edition of its 3-month tailored start-up accelerator programme, Yara Marine X. The programme offers selected companies the opportunity to develop and pilot their innovative solutions while supported by direct access to Yara Marine’s industry competence, network distribution and knowledge scale. The accelerator programme aims to...

NYK signs 13-year maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä
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NYK signs 13-year maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä

Singapore-based NYK Shipmanagement has signed a long-term Optimised Maintenance Agreement with Wärtsilä to facilitate maximum uptime and equipment reliability, with assured maintenance costs. The 13-year contract is for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier vessel featuring three Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines. The agreement covers maintenance and planning support. It includes Expert Insight, which enables dynamic,...

Seaspan secures full financing for 70 vessel newbuild programme
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Seaspan secures full financing for 70 vessel newbuild programme

Seaspan has announced a US $1.4bn financing deal for ten LNG dual-fuel 15,000 TEU newbuild vessels, securing full financing for Seaspan’s entire 70 vessel newbuild fleet. The transactions were developed simultaneously and are firsts of their kind, combining two tried and tested ship financing structures, including export credit agency (ECA) backed loans supported by two...

Skuld joins zero carbon shipping initiative
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Skuld joins zero carbon shipping initiative

Marine insurance provider Skuld has joined the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Centre (MMMC) for Zero Carbon Shipping. The centre, based in Copenhagen and operating globally was founded in 2020 and comprises corporate partners across multiple industries all sharing the vision of carbon-zero operations in their commitment to collaborative climate action. “Sustainability is an essential part of...

UECC launches third LNG battery hybrid PCTC
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UECC launches third LNG battery hybrid PCTC

UECC has launched the third and final newbuild in a series of advanced dual-fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG) battery hybrid pure car truck carriers (PCTCs). The final newbuild launch follows the recent delivery of the first newbuild named Auto Advance, with the second and third vessels set to be delivered in the first half of...

Norwegian port to install shore power facility
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Norwegian port to install shore power facility

Norwegian company Havnekraft will establish a new high-voltage shore power system for cruise ships in Haugesund, Norway. The facility will also be prepared for other vessels visiting the port outside the cruise season, providing a highly flexible solution for the port and visiting vessels. Planned delivery of the facility is the end of 2022. PSW...

Datum examines the value of digital twins & high sample rate torque data
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Datum examines the value of digital twins & high sample rate torque data

Datum Electronics has published a new white paper that discusses the value of digital twins and high sample rate torque data in intelligent engine diagnostics. According to Datum, the Instantaneous Crankshaft Torque (ICT) which can be obtained from high sample rate torque measurements, is an extremely useful measurement for engine monitoring and health diagnostics. Fluctuations...

KR awards AIP for ammonia-fuelled ships
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KR awards AIP for ammonia-fuelled ships

The Korean Register (KR) awarded approval in principal (AIP) to two green ammonia-fuelled ships at KR’s Seoul branch office. One of the ships is a 60,000m3 ammonia-fuelled ammonia carrier and the other is a 38,000m3 ammonia carrier/bunkering ship, developed by Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE), Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD)....