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K Line joins hydrogen carrier research project
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K Line joins hydrogen carrier research project

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) is participating in the ‘CO2-free Hydrogen Energy Supply-Chain Technology Research Association’ (HySTRA), an association working towards creating an international CO₂ free energy supply chain comprised of hydrogen production from brown coal in Australia. HySTRA was founded in 2016 to develop and demonstrate technologies required to build a supply chain comprising...

Shipping community announces $5bn fund to eliminate CO2 emissions
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Shipping community announces $5bn fund to eliminate CO2 emissions

The international shipping community has announced plans to form a new non-governmental Research & Development organisation to eliminate CO2 emissions from shipping and accelerate the development of commercially viable zero-carbon emission ships by the early 2030s. The proposal includes core funding from shipping companies across the world of approximately USD 5 billion over a 10-year...

French ports secure deal with Wärtsilä to increase efficiencies
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French ports secure deal with Wärtsilä to increase efficiencies

Wärtsilä has confirmed it will supply its Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) solution to two of France’s large ports, Calais and Boulogne. Calais is the leading port in France for passenger traffic and the second largest port in Europe for RoRo vessel traffic, while Boulogne-sur-Mer is the leading fishing vessel port in France. The Wärtsilä VTS...

CSA 2020 shipowners tell of scrubber experiences
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CSA 2020 shipowners tell of scrubber experiences

Members of the Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 are advising those shipowners looking to install marine exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS), also known as scrubbers, as way of meeting the 2020 global sulphur cap requirements to ensure that manufacturers, shipyards and installers are using quality, high-end materials. Based on the collective experience gained from more...

Six ways to spend less and add value in 2020
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Six ways to spend less and add value in 2020

It will be a rare fleet manager or marine superintendent who isn’t looking for ways to make year-on-year cost savings as we edge closer to 2020. The rising cost of compliance – in particular the IMO2020 fuel switch – together with short term trade disruptions and the need for increased investment in monitoring and managing...

MSC reports 13 per cent cut in carbon emissions
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MSC reports 13 per cent cut in carbon emissions

Between 2015 and 2018, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has reduced its CO2 emissions per transport work by 13 per cent* and has reportedly invested heavily in low-carbon technologies and extensive new-build and retrofit programmes to boost performance and minimise environmental impact. The latest newbuilding additions to the fleet – led by the containership MSC Gülsün,...

Bureau Veritas joins Coalition for Maritime Environmental and Energy Transition
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Bureau Veritas joins Coalition for Maritime Environmental and Energy Transition

Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore has formally joined the ‘Coalition for Maritime Environmental and Energy Transition’ as a founding partner. The Coalition, developed by the French Maritime Cluster, aims to define a “2050 vision for maritime environmental and energy transition” and to identify the actions that will be key to meeting the greenhouse gas reduction...

Sonardyne proves long-endurance unmanned navigation capabilities
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Sonardyne proves long-endurance unmanned navigation capabilities

New standards in long-endurance underwater navigation and automated subsea positioning have been set following the successful completion of a joint project led by subsea technology specialist Sonardyne International with partners the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and L3Harris. The two-year, £1.4 million Precise Positioning for Persistent Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (P3AUV) project, part funded by Innovate UK,...

Azurtane and Solent University game developers collaborate on docking project
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Azurtane and Solent University game developers collaborate on docking project

Southampton maritime energy efficiency firm, Azurtane, has joined forces with the School of Media Arts and Technology at Solent University to leverage the skills of student game developers in a high precision kinematics (HPK), marine vessel docking project. The objective of the development work is to convert high precision positioning data generated by Azurtane’s HPK...

2020 will be all about collaboration, say industry experts
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2020 will be all about collaboration, say industry experts

In 2020, collaboration and discussion around decarbonisation is set to heighten and industry members will need to ensure they are part of this conversation if the IMO’s target of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 40 per cent by 2030 is to be met, warned a panel of industry experts last week. Thanks...

K Line completes phase 2 of vessel performance management system
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K Line completes phase 2 of vessel performance management system

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has completed Additional Development (Phase-2) of Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions (K-IMS), an integrated vessel operation and performance management system. Developed in March 2016, K-IMS, jointly developed with the Kawasaki Heavy Industries Group, aims to maintain and improve vessel safety operation and environmental preservation. K-IMS is based on two kinds of...

New DNV GL class notation to boost LPG as marine fuel
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New DNV GL class notation to boost LPG as marine fuel

Classification society DNV GL has developed new class rules and a class notation “Gas Fuelled LPG” for using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as fuel in anticipation of growing industry interest. The announcement was made at Marintec China trade fair held in Shanghai this week. DNV GL recognised that there is a growing demand for alternative...