Delivery

Synergy Group takes delivery of ULCV
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Synergy Group takes delivery of ULCV

Singapore-based ship manager Synergy Group has taken delivery of an ultra large container vessel (ULCV) newbuild, constructed by Japanese shipbuilder Imabari Shipbuilding. Ever Gifted, a 20,000+ TEU containership will be operated as part of Evergreen Line’s Far East-North Europe & Mediterranean service. The vessel is one of the largest containerships in service worldwide. The ULCV...

Number of ships using Selektope containing antifouling expected to double
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Number of ships using Selektope containing antifouling expected to double

The number of ships using a Selektope-containing antifouling coating is expected to more than double in 2019 following a successful 2018. Selektope, a barnacle-repelling antifouling ingredient has been developed by Swedish company I-Tech. The organic, non-metal compound temporarily stimulates barnacle larvae’s receptors, preventing them from attaching to any ship’s surface. The effect lasts only a...

South Louisiana announces $2.2bn methanol project
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South Louisiana announces $2.2bn methanol project

South Louisiana, USA, has announced plans to pursue a US $2.2 billion methanol complex in St.James Parish. Preliminary work began on the project last year. Formal construction could start later this year, subject to successful negotiations with a new joint venture partner, a Houston-based subsidiary of Saudi Arabia-based SABIC. South Louisiana Methanol and SABIC aim...

Vancouver port terminal installs shore power system
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Vancouver port terminal installs shore power system

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has installed a Schneider electric EcoStructure Platform to provide shore power for ships docked at the Centerm Container Terminal, operated DP World Vancouver. The system is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships while at berth. The platform allows ships to turn off their diesel engines and run on...

Polaris Shipping orders seven open-loop scrubbers
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Polaris Shipping orders seven open-loop scrubbers

Polaris Shipping will retrofit seven of its vessels with Langh Tech open-loop scrubbers. The agreement between Langh Tech, Polaris Shipping, and STX Offshore & Shipbuilding (STX O&S) includes four 180K bulkers and three 300K VLOCs. The scrubber installations will be done as turn key deliveries by STX O&S. Delivery of components for the multi-inlet scrubbers...

Stockholm launches first ice-class hybrid ferry
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Stockholm launches first ice-class hybrid ferry

Swedish company Waxholmsbolaget has launched Stockholm’s first ice-capable hybrid passenger ferry. The hybrid ferry is built by Baltic Workboats and is equipped with two diesel-electric hybrid drive trains with permanent magnet electrical motors and generators supplied by Danfoss Editron. A battery pack is also included. The ferry will carry 150 passengers and operate in waters with...

Respol Lubricants extends partnership with Total Lubmarine
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Respol Lubricants extends partnership with Total Lubmarine

Repsol Lubricants, a member of the Total Lubmarine network since 1962 has formally committed to its relationship with Total Lubmarine for a further three years. The partnership will continue to ensure Total Lubmarine can serve its maritime and power customers in Gibraltar, Peru and Spain. The partnership aims to increase Total Lubmarine’s competitiveness in each...

Fjord1’s electric ferry enters into service
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Fjord1’s electric ferry enters into service

Fjord1’s first Havyard 936 electric ferry, Hadarøy, has entered into operation on the Sulesund-Hareid route, Norway. On January 2, Havyard announced the ferry it designed and built for Fjord1 begun service. The ferry will run on battery power during normal operation but is equipped with biodiesel for secondary propulsion. The ferry is the first of...

Results of marine solar power study made public
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Results of marine solar power study made public

Data published from a sea trial of a solar power system on-board a large commercial vessel has been made publicly available online. In October 2014, the high-speed car and passenger ferry Blue Star Delos was fitted with a marine solar power system as part of a study to evaluate the use of renewable energy on...

Ultrabattery installed on-board cargo ship
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Ultrabattery installed on-board cargo ship

Eco Marine Power (EMP) and Masterbulk have installed an UltraBattery (UB) battery pack manufactured by Furukawa Battery Company on the large general cargo ship, MV Panamana. The battery pack will later form part of an Aquarius Marine Solar Power solution developed by EMP and be evaluated jointly with Masterbulk and ZEABORN Ship Management (Singapore). The...

Havyard hydrogen-powered project receives NOK 104m
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Havyard hydrogen-powered project receives NOK 104m

Havila Kystruten has received NOK 104.3 million for its zero emissions projects, which will use hydrogen to power vessels on coastal routes, resulting in vessels with up to five times longer zero-emission voyage than other vessels. The two topics are ‘Zero-emissions maritime transport 2.0’, and ‘Havyard – Zero-Emission ROPAX Vessel’ project. The funding comes from...

Hydrogen powered Energy Observer fitted with wingsail technology
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Hydrogen powered Energy Observer fitted with wingsail technology

Energy Observer, the first hydrogen-powered vessel, has been equipped with Oceanwings wingsails. Wingsails is a hybrid propulsion system comprised of a composite 12m high mast and two 32m2 sails. The technology will reduce Energy Observer’s energy expenditure between 18 and 42 per cent. Wingsails are designed by VPLP Design and jointly developed and manufactured at...