Delivery

MSC secures US $439m loan for 86 scrubbers
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MSC secures US $439m loan for 86 scrubbers

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has secured a US $439 million loan for scrubbers to meet the IMO’s 2020 0.5 per cent sulphur cap. The scrubbers will be installed on 86 MSC containerships. Law firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) is advising lending company BNP Paribas on the loan. There are four other banks also acting...

Wärtsilä secures 13 orders for its BWMS
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Wärtsilä secures 13 orders for its BWMS

Wärtsilä has received 13 orders for its Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System (BWMS). The systems will enable vessels to be compliant with the Ballast Water Management Convention regulations that entered into force in September 2017 for all newbuild vessels. The work is being carried out for ships being built at yards in China. The...

J-ENG demonstrates MGO mono-fuel engine
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J-ENG demonstrates MGO mono-fuel engine

Japan Engine Corporation (J-ENG) has demonstrated the first marine gas oil (MGO) and marine diesel oil (MDO) mono-fuel engine. The UEC50LSJ-EGR engine complies fully with nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulphur oxides (SOx), and the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) requirements, under the concept of JUMP (J-ENG, Unique Marine Power). The engine, which is subsidised by The...

Monjasa extends services in Panama with large bunker tanker
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Monjasa extends services in Panama with large bunker tanker

Danish bunker supplier Monjasa has announced that it delivered 450,000 tonnes of fuel using its 2010-built 8,800 DWT tanker, Accra in the Panama Canal in 2018. According to Monjasa, this makes the company the second largest local bunker supplier delivering marine fuel in the Panama Canal in 2018. Accra arrived in Panama after forming part...

Norway continues push for zero-emission shipping
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Norway continues push for zero-emission shipping

Five cluster partners in NCE Maritime CleanTech are cooperating to develop a zero-emission fast ferry concept, powered by batteries and hydrogen fuel. Norled, Selfa Arctic, LMG Marin, Hyon and Servogear, are part of the development of the zero emission fast ferry (ZeFF) concept, which was awarded 10.5 million NOK in December 2018 from the public...

Eureka Shipping secures EUR 10.1m for new carriers
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Eureka Shipping secures EUR 10.1m for new carriers

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to contribute EUR 10.1 million to an ABN AMRO arranged facility to finance the construction of three carrier vessels for the European shipping operator, Eureka Shipping group. The vessels are designed to improve environmental performance of the fleet and cement carrier vessels operating in European waters. According to...

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...