<span>Propulsion and future fuels</span>

Berge Bulk and GoodFuels complete first bio-bunkering
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Berge Bulk and GoodFuels complete first bio-bunkering

Dry bulk owner Berge Bulk and biofuels supplier GoodFuels have successfully completed a recent bunkering of advanced marine biofuel from 100 per cent sustainable feedstock onboard the 181,403 dwt bulk carrier Berge Tsurugi. As part of Berge Bulk’s ambition to be carbon neutral by 2025, Berge Tsurugi received a delivery of GoodFuels’ sustainable biofuel during...

Yara Marine acquires fuel optimisation firm Lean Marine
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Yara Marine acquires fuel optimisation firm Lean Marine

Yara Marine Technologies has acquired Swedish fuel efficiency firm Lean Marine. Lean Marine offers automated fuel-saving, performance management, and reporting solutions for vessels, which have been installed on more than 200 vessels worldwide. The company’s two main solutions, FuelOpt and Fuel Analytics, have reported fuel savings of up to 25 per cent. Lean Marine will...

Seaworks and Kongsberg to deliver low emission bulk carrier
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Seaworks and Kongsberg to deliver low emission bulk carrier

Norwegian short sea shipping company Seaworks and Kongsberg Maritime (KM) are working on a new project to design and deliver a bulk carrier capable of running on either zero CO2 emission liquefied biogas (LBG) or conventional liquefied natural gas (LNG). KM will deliver the comprehensive, integrated equipment and systems package. The design of the vessel...

KPI OceanConnect completes first carbon-neutral fuel supply
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KPI OceanConnect completes first carbon-neutral fuel supply

Marine fuel services provider KPI OceanConnect has completed its first carbon offset transaction with a seismic research vessel owner and long-term client. The voluntary carbon units are derived from a wind farm in Texas and verified by Verra Registry. Carbon offsets allow for emissions and CO2 output to be balanced with the purchase of an...

Understanding energy density of future fuels key to decarbonisation decision-making
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Understanding energy density of future fuels key to decarbonisation decision-making

Industry coalition SEA-LNG believes that greater understanding around the comparative pricing, vessel performance and procurement of marine fuels is required to avoid costly mistakes as companies plan their decarbonisation pathway. The statement comes as the coalition examined the individual capabilities and requirements of low emissions ‘future fuels’, including the impact that fuels’ energy density has...

ABB adds automated steering function to Azipod electric propulsion
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ABB adds automated steering function to Azipod electric propulsion

ABB has added an automated steering function to its Azipod electric propulsion solution to further minimise fuel consumption and emissions. The new digital solution, ABB Ability OptimE – Toe Angle Optimisation for Propulsion, supports crew in achieving maximum propulsion efficiency by automatically selecting the optimal steering angle for the ship’s Azipod system. With ABB Ability...

DNV adds new class notations to help industry tackle shipping’s carbon curve
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DNV adds new class notations to help industry tackle shipping’s carbon curve

DNV has released the latest updates to its rules for ship classification, including a new ‘Fuel Ready’ notation that offers shipowners the option to prepare for conversion to multiple different alternative fuel options, and a ‘Gas Fuelled Ammonia’ notation for ammonia fuelled vessels. The notations are designed to help the maritime industry to stay ahead...

Vale newbuild VLOC completes Silverstream installation
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Vale newbuild VLOC completes Silverstream installation

A 324,000 DWT newbuild very large ore carrier (VLOC) Sea Victoria chartered by Vale has completed installation of a Silverstream Technologies air lubrication system. The installation marks the first deployment of the technology on a VLOC. Silverstream’s technology creates a rigid carpet of microbubbles that reduces friction between the hull and the water, cutting fuel...

Industry consortium publishes handbook for hydrogen-fuelled vessels
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Industry consortium publishes handbook for hydrogen-fuelled vessels

A consortium of 26 companies and associations, led by DNV, has launched the “Handbook for Hydrogen-fuelled Vessels” to address the uncertainties surrounding hydrogen as ship fuel. The MarHySafe joint development project (JDP) aims to create a knowledge base for safe hydrogen operations in shipping. Green hydrogen could play a crucial role in the maritime industry’s...

Alfa Laval and Wallenius to develop modern wind propulsion
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Alfa Laval and Wallenius to develop modern wind propulsion

Alfa Laval and Wallenius are forming a new joint venture to develop wind power technology to reduce emissions by 90 per cent on the largest ocean-going vessels. The joint venture, AlfaWall Oceanbird, will see the companies pursue an innovative means of wind propulsion based on telescopic wing sails. Though designed for wind propulsion, the Oceanbird...

WiSP2 launches to improve performance prediction around wind propulsion
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WiSP2 launches to improve performance prediction around wind propulsion

MARIN and ABS have kicked off the WiSP2 (Wind assisted Ship Propulsion) Joint Industry Project to help facilitate the broad uptake of wind propulsion to help shipping’s decarbonisation.   WiSP2 will focus on making evaluations within the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) and Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI), but also from real operational conditions....