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Industry trio to develop IMO 2050 CII-ready LNG carrier
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Industry trio to develop IMO 2050 CII-ready LNG carrier

Wärtsilä, ABS, and Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (HZS) are teaming up to develop a flexible, future-proof, and modular liquified natural gas (LNG) Carrier (LNGC) vessel concept. The design of the multi-fuel electric vessel is intended to deliver immediate CO2 savings, and to be ready for the adoption of future decarbonisation technologies to support the marine industry’s ambitions...

ABS launches simulation decarbonisation service
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ABS launches simulation decarbonisation service

ABS has launched an advanced service using sophisticated modeling and simulation technologies to assess the impact of a wide range of vessel decarbonisation technologies at the design stage as well as simplifying EEXI and CII compliance. The SIM-based Energy Efficiency Evaluation Service will allow both newbuild vessels and existing vessels to compare different design and...

UK shipping industry demands net-zero by 2050
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UK shipping industry demands net-zero by 2050

The UK shipping industry has agreed that the international shipping sector must pursue a net-zero carbon emissions target by 2050. International regulations require the global shipping industry to cut its emissions by at least 50 per cent compared to 2008 levels. But the UK Chamber of Shipping has now confirmed it wants the  International Maritime...

Ecochlor receives IMO type approval for BWMS
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Ecochlor receives IMO type approval for BWMS

Ecochlor has received IMO BWMS (ballast water management system) Code type approval for its EcoOne and EcoOne Hybrid BWMSs from the Norwegian Maritime Authority. This certification is an amendment to Ecochlor’s existing BWMS type approval and is in accordance with the recent and more stringent standards set by IMO Resolution MEPC.300 (72), Code for Approval...

FuelTrust launches bunker insights tool
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FuelTrust launches bunker insights tool

FuelTrust has launched a new Bunker Insights application. The tool uses artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technology to help shipping fleets and fuel suppliers to establish an unalterable record of fuel transactions and to analyse and identify chemical risks and changes in fuel. Bunker Insights makes it simple for shipowners and charterers to monitor and...

Global trade at risk of disruption without urgent action on zero-carbon shipping
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Global trade at risk of disruption without urgent action on zero-carbon shipping

Leaders from across the global supply chain are calling for immediate action on maritime decarbonisation if a successful energy transition to zero-carbon supply chains is to be achieved.  Drawing views from leaders across the supply chain, a report from maritime professional services organisation Lloyd’s Register, titled “How To Make Shipping’s ‘Decade of Action’ a Reality”...

World’s first IMO Type B very large ethane carrier launched
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World’s first IMO Type B very large ethane carrier launched

The world’s first IMO Type B very large ethane carrier (VLEC), the ABS-classed Pacific Ineos Belstaff, has been launched at Jiangnan Shipyard. The first of an order of four of the largest VLECs ever commissioned, the 99,000 cbm dual-fuel vessel is designed for long haul ethane transportation but can also handle other liquified gas cargoes...

New concept design for ammonia-fuel ready LNG-fuelled ship
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New concept design for ammonia-fuel ready LNG-fuelled ship

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), MTI, and Elomatic, have launched the development of a concept design for an Ammonia-fuel Ready LNG-Fuelled Vessel (ARLFV), which can be converted to a ship using ammonia as a marine fuel once its supply is ready. ARLFV is set as a “Next Bridge Solution” to cover the transition of the...

ABB launches containerised energy storage system
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ABB launches containerised energy storage system

ABB has responded to rising demand for low and zero emissions from ships by developing a containerised energy storage system (ESS) – a complete, plug-in solution to install sustainable marine energy storage at scale. The Containerised ESS is housed in a 20ft high-cube ISO container and ready to integrate with the vessel’s main power distribution...

BASS enhances fleet management software suite
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BASS enhances fleet management software suite

Norwegian software provider BASS has launched BASSnet 2.11, a next generation fleet management system designed to streamline operational and environmental processes. “BASSnet is an integrated cloud-based system covering all major maritime areas,” confirmed Per Steinar Upsaker, CEO & managing director at BASS Software. “Our multi-platform software has extensive features and functionality, mobile apps and API...

DTN and OrbitMI partner up to enrich weather data
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DTN and OrbitMI partner up to enrich weather data

Data, analytics and technology company DTN has partnered with OrbitMI to provide weather data via Orbit, the company’s software-as-as-service (SaaS) product. Orbit aggregates and integrates data from vessels and existing shore-based systems, amplifies it using machine learning and activates it through dashboards, alerts and actionable insights delivered in real-time via desktop, tablet and smartphone. In the...

UHL partners with COACH to monitor vessel performance
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UHL partners with COACH to monitor vessel performance

United Heavy Lift, (UHL), transporter of heavy lift, breakbulk and project cargoes, has signed up with COACH Solutions to continue its focus on digitalisation and to reduce its environmental footprint.  COACH Solutions optimises vessel performance by monitoring and analysing a vessel throughout its voyage, providing continuous reports and alerts. Shipping companies use COACH’s services for...