Delivery

LNG-powered vessel delivered to AIDA Cruises
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LNG-powered vessel delivered to AIDA Cruises

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered cruise ship, AIDAnova has been delivered to AIDA Cruises by Meyer Werft Papenburg. The vessel is fitted with four low-emission dual fuel engines from Caterpillar and can operate 100 per cent on LNG both at sea and in port. According to AIDA, the vessel is equipped with an electric pod...

World’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel delivered
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World’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel delivered

The world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker supply vessel has begun operating in Northwest Europe. The vessel Kairos is owned by Babcock Schulte Energy and is under charter to the Blue LNG joint venture. Blue LNG is 90 per cent owned by Hamburg-based Nauticor and Lithuanian energy infrastructure supplier KN. Mahinde Abeynaike, CEO, Nauticor,...

Jotun and Kansai Paint extend partnership to meet coatings demand
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Jotun and Kansai Paint extend partnership to meet coatings demand

Marine coatings company Jotun and coating supplier Kansai Paint have signed an agreement to meet the demand for marine coatings. The companies formed the SeaStar Alliance in 2002, leading to the development of antifouling coatings such as SeaQuantum. The renewed relationship will improve coverage of the global market as the companies work towards new solutions...

Eastern Pacific Shipping secures $40m for scrubbers
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Eastern Pacific Shipping secures $40m for scrubbers

Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has secured a US $40 million green loan from BNP Paribas for the purchase and installation of scrubbers on a fleet owned by Quantum Pacific Shipping (QPS). The green loan can only be used for investments that are sustainable and have a positive impact on the environment. The loan was made...

I-Tech receives 36m SEK order for Selektope antifouling
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I-Tech receives 36m SEK order for Selektope antifouling

Swedish company I-Tech has received a supply order of its antifouling ingredient Selektope from Chugoku Marine Paints (CMP). The order is worth 36 million SEK (3.9 million USD). Selektope is an organic, non-metal molecule that works by stimulating the receptors of any barnacle larvae as they come in to contact with it on the surface...

MPC Container Ships doubles scrubbers’ order
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MPC Container Ships doubles scrubbers’ order

MPC Container Ships has confirmed it will equip an additional five vessels with scrubbers, following the announcement last month that it would retrofit scrubbers for 2020 compliance. Charters for six scrubber fitted vessels has also been agreed. The charter parties will be initiated after scrubber retrofitting and with a duration into 2022. The scrubber investments are...

Navenor opts for Thordon water-lubricated bearings package
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Navenor opts for Thordon water-lubricated bearings package

Brazil-based owner Navenor has opted for Thordon Bearings’ water-lubricated and grease-free bearing installations for its bulker following problems on two of its previous vessels with their original bearings and liners. The newbuild shallow draught bulker Comandante Paschoal in the Salinor/Navenor fleet has been supplied with a complete shaft and rudder bearing and seal package from...

Grimaldi opts for Rolls-Royce hybrid propulsion systems
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Grimaldi opts for Rolls-Royce hybrid propulsion systems

Grimaldi Group has confirmed Rolls-Royce Marine will provide hybrid propulsion systems for nine newbuild vessels being built at the Nanjing Jinling Shipyard, China. The nine Ro-Ro vessels will be powered by batteries when in port and a combination of batteries and conventional fuels when sailing. The delivery from Rolls-Royce includes steering gears and the Promas...

Norwegian vessel retrofits Wartsila engine to cut NOx emissions
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Norwegian vessel retrofits Wartsila engine to cut NOx emissions

Norwegian vessel owner Gardar has confirmed it will retrofit a Wartsila 31 engine to one of its vessels to cut emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and reduce fuel consumption. The retrofit is expected to cut fuel use by 200,000 litres and NOx emissions by 88 tonnes annually from the fishing vessel. The existing 18-cylinder Wärtsilä...

South Korea orders 140 LNG-fuelled ships
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South Korea orders 140 LNG-fuelled ships

South Korea has confirmed an order for 140 liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered ships by 2025 to support small and mid-sized shipbuilders. South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said the government will provide shipbuilders and suppliers with $620.2 million and debt guarantees worth $886 million. The government will also invest in LNG infrastructure...

Desgagnés takes delivery of dual-fuel tanker
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Desgagnés takes delivery of dual-fuel tanker

Canadian shipping company Desgagnés has taken delivery of a dual-fuel, liquefied natural gas (LNG) product and chemical tanker. The Paul A. Desgagnés is the third in a series of four product carriers, custom-built according to an original concept developed by Desgagnés. The vessel’s investment exceeded US $50 million, of which nearly $9 million was dedicated...

Hurtigruten uses dead fish to power ships
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Hurtigruten uses dead fish to power ships

Norwegian expedition cruise liner Hurtigruten is to power its ships with liquefied biogas (LBG), which includes organic waste from dead fish. The company will be the first cruise line to power ships will fossil-free fuel. Biogas is already used in parts of the transport sector. Norway and Northern Europe have large fishery and forestry sectors,...