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We can make shipping zero emission and it doesn’t have to be costly, says Klaveness
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We can make shipping zero emission and it doesn’t have to be costly, says Klaveness

Norwegian shipowner Torvald Klaveness has been looking at ways to achieve zero emission shipping through its Klaveness Combination Carriers (KCC) concept study. Over the summer, the firm took on four interns from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) to further explore how emissions could be lowered without reducing carriers’ transportation capacity or trading flexibility. They...

Ankron offers discounts on water sampling and analysis to certified ships
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Ankron offers discounts on water sampling and analysis to certified ships

German provider of testing and consulting Ankron Water Services has joined the Green Award Foundation to provide certified ships with a 5 per cent discount on all their water sampling and analysis. Ankron supports shipowners, manufacturers and authorities in meeting international standards in development, type approval and proper operation of water treatment plants and related...

ChartWorld teams up with EMH Systems to offer environmental compliance services
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ChartWorld teams up with EMH Systems to offer environmental compliance services

ChartWorld International and EMH Systems have announced the innovative Environmental Compliance Assistance Platform (ECAP) planning service, which will enable enhanced voyage planning for environmental concerns. The ECAP planning service will enable shipping companies and managers to have a greater focus on environmental compliance as part of their voyage planning. Oliver Schwarz, ChartWorld’s business development director...

Just In Time Arrival Guide issued to support smarter shipping
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Just In Time Arrival Guide issued to support smarter shipping

A new Just In Time (JIT) Arrival Guide that aims to provide both port and shipping sectors with practical guidance on how to facilitate JIT Arrivals has been released. The Guide has been developed by the Global Industry Alliance to support low carbon shipping (Low Carbon GIA), based on research and discussion amongst its membership....

ME-GI engine completes LNG sea trials
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ME-GI engine completes LNG sea trials

MAN Energy Solutions’ first ME-GI engine featuring its newly-developed Pump Vaporizer Unit (PVU) has successfully completed liquefied natural gas (LNG) trials in Korea. The engine is the first in a series of six neo-Panamax boxships, built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI), and ordered by Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS). Each vessel is powered by...

V. Group and Xihe announce technical management partnership
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V. Group and Xihe announce technical management partnership

Singapore-based tanker shipowner Xihe Group of Companies has appointed V.Group as the technical manager for 16 of its modern tankers.  “This strategic partnership kickstarts Xihe’s engagement of independent, world-class professional companies to provide technical and commercial management for our vessels. Having witnessed the professionalism of the V.Group team in taking over ‘Ocean Queen’ under their...

Trio start R&D for use of ammonia as marine fuel
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Trio start R&D for use of ammonia as marine fuel

NYK Line, Japan Marine United Corporation, and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) have signed a joint R&D agreement for the commercialisation of an ammonia-fuelled ammonia gas carrier (AFAGC). The vessel would use ammonia as the main fuel, in addition to an ammonia floating storage and regasification barge (A-FSRB). As carbon dioxide (CO2) is not emitted when...

Navisense rolls out AI-based tech to improve port towage efficiency
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Navisense rolls out AI-based tech to improve port towage efficiency

Maritime technology company Navisense and towage operator Svitzer have teamed up to make port towage services more efficient and sustainable. The Porttracker system demonstrates how a combination of various data streams and knowledge of operating towing vessels can result in a cost effective and easy to use tool, primarily focused on reducing fuel consumption, cutting...

IMO joins efforts to combat Wakashio oil spill
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IMO joins efforts to combat Wakashio oil spill

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has joined international efforts to assist the Government of Mauritius, following an oil leak from the bulk carrier Wakashio, which ran aground on 25 July off Pointe d’Esny natural area, south-eastern coast of Mauritius. Approximately 3,894 tonnes of low-sulphur fuel oil, 207 tonnes of diesel and 90 tonnes of lubricant...

Towards autonomous shipping: social acceptance and regulatory hurdles
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Towards autonomous shipping: social acceptance and regulatory hurdles

The maritime industry’s progress towards autonomous shipping will largely depend on social acceptance and regulatory developments, says ABB Marine and Ports’ Capt. Eero Lehtovaara. In a discussion on shipping’s automation, Inmarsat, One Sea and ClassNK weigh in on what autonomous shipping means for the maritime industry. Humans in the loop   Capt. Eero Lehtovaara, head...

Oman bans open-loop scrubbers
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Oman bans open-loop scrubbers

The Standard Club has reported that Oman has banned the use of open-loop scrubbers in its territorial waters. This means that only closed-loop scrubbers (or hybrid scrubbers used in closed-loop mode) can be used. Wash-water from scrubbers should not be discharged in Oman’s waters unless an approved private facility is used. The Club’s local correspondent...