<span>Propulsion and future fuels</span>

Yara and MPA Singapore join ammonia-fuelled tanker project
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Yara and MPA Singapore join ammonia-fuelled tanker project

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Yara International (Yara) have joined an ammonia-fuelled tanker Joint Development Project (JDP). The duo join MISC Berhad (MISC), Lloyd’s Register (LR), Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and MAN Energy Solutions (MAN), in the coalition known as The Castor Initiative.  Yara will work alongside MISC, LR, SHI and...

Maritec advises shipowners on how to be IMO 2020 compliant
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Maritec advises shipowners on how to be IMO 2020 compliant

Singapore-based independent test and research facility Maritec is advising shipowners on how best to meet IMO 2020 fuel testing requirements following reports of excessive sulphur in some very low sulphur fuel oils. In a Technical Bulletin issued to customers in December, Maritec reports several cases where tested very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) manifold samples...

ABS publishes guidance on methanol as a marine fuel
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ABS publishes guidance on methanol as a marine fuel

ABS has published guidance on methanol as a marine fuel, evaluating the challenges in design and operation of methanol-fuelled vessels. The latest in an ongoing series of ABS sustainability focused whitepapers examining different fuel options for the marine industry, Methanol as Marine Fuel provides information for shipowners considering methanol as an option in both the...

Shell introduces portfolio of carbon neutral lubricants
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Shell introduces portfolio of carbon neutral lubricants

Shell has announced it will offer customers carbon neutral lubricants across a range of products for passenger cars, heavy duty diesel engines and industrial applications, including the marine market.  Shell aims to offset the annual emissions of more than 200 million litres of advanced synthetic lubricants, expecting to compensate around 700,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide...

K Line commences technical management of Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel
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K Line commences technical management of Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel

K Line has commenced technical management of Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel “Fuelng Bellina” owned by FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine and Shell Eastern Petroleum. The vessel has now become commercially operational in Singapore and is ready to supply LNG as marine fuel. Fuelng Bellina’s debut in Singapore is a milestone...

ONE successfully trials sustainable biofuels
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ONE successfully trials sustainable biofuels

Shipping company Ocean Network Express (ONE) has successfully trialled biofuel onboard the containership MOL Experience.  The vessel bunkered the biofuel blended with conventional fossil fuels at the Port of Rotterdam in November 2020 in collaboration with shipowner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and sustainable biofuel pioneer GoodFuels. The MOL Experience made its voyage between Europe and the...

Thrusterleader selects Reygar for survey vessel dynamic positioning systems
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Thrusterleader selects Reygar for survey vessel dynamic positioning systems

Shanghai-based supplier of marine propulsion systems, Thrusterleader, has selected Reygar’s StemTIDE dynamic positioning control system for a second survey vessel. In challenging maritime conditions, an advanced dynamic positioning system paired with a reliable propulsion system is of critical importance to achieving maximum operational efficiency and safety, particularly for survey vessels which must maintain their position...

WinGD offers four new options of its X72DF dual-fuel engine
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WinGD offers four new options of its X72DF dual-fuel engine

Marine engine and technology developer WinGD has updated its X72DF dual-fuel engine platform with an offer of four versions to provide ship design flexibility while helping owners reduce installed power and emissions. The X72DF is the best-selling engine in WinGD’s portfolio and accounted for every low-speed engine ordered for a newbuild LNG carrier in 2020....

New DNV GL white paper looks to close looming safety gap
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New DNV GL white paper looks to close looming safety gap

DNV GL has published a white paper – “Closing the safety gap in an era of transformation”. The white paper identifies a looming “safety gap” between shipping’s existing approach to safety risks and its ambitions for greater digitalisation and the adoption of alternative fuels. The maritime industry is undergoing a rapid transition to a decarbonised,...

Driving the decade of wind propulsion
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Driving the decade of wind propulsion

The International Windship Association is spearheading a coordinated initiative to accelerate shipping decarbonisation.  The campaign is designed to accelerate the adoption of hybrid alternative propulsion methods, blending wind, alternative fuels and energy efficiency measures, the aim is to achieve a rapid and measurable decarbonisation of the global shipping fleet in the 2020s. Highlighting the unique...

AYRO wingsail propulsion system receives AiP from DNV
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AYRO wingsail propulsion system receives AiP from DNV

AYRO has been awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) for its Oceanwings 3.6.3 wind assisted propulsion system for ships from DNV GL. The Oceanwings 3.6.3 system is designed to enable shipowners and operators to leverage wind energy to improve the energy balance of individual vessels and fleets, thereby significantly reducing carbon emissions. Following 10 years...