<span>Propulsion and future fuels</span>

Newport Shipping purchases 100 scrubbers
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Newport Shipping purchases 100 scrubbers

Newport Shipping Group has purchased 100 scrubbers with the option for an additional 100 units from Chinese scrubber manufacturer Weihai Puyi Marine Environmental Technology (Puyier). The purchase of scrubbers coincides with a cooperation agreement that was signed with engineering services providers Harris-Pye and Goltens. Newport Shipping chief executive officer Erol Sarikaya said: “Together with our...

Scorpio to fit scrubbers for 2020 compliance
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Scorpio to fit scrubbers for 2020 compliance

Scorpio Group has chosen to install scrubbers across its fleet to comply with the IMO’s 0.5 per cent global cap, entering into force January 1, 2020. The installation of scrubbers will cover the majority of Scorpio’s fleet by the end of the first half of 2020. Scorpio had previously confirmed (June, 2018) that it would...

ClassNK urges early installation of BWTS
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ClassNK urges early installation of BWTS

ClassNK has urged ships to fit ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) as soon as possible to avoid difficulties with installation and compliance with the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM Convention). Many of the classification society’s ships are due for installation of BWTS in the year 2022. The deadlines for installation of BWTS are spread between...

International Seaways chooses scrubbers for 2020 compliance
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International Seaways chooses scrubbers for 2020 compliance

New York based tanker company International Seaways has signed a contract with Clean Marine for installation of marine scrubbers to seven of its modern very large crude carriers (VLCCs). The contract with the Norwegian manufacturer also includes the option for a further three systems to fit to the rest of the VLCC fleet. The seven...

ESPO supports removal of tax barriers for shore-side power
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ESPO supports removal of tax barriers for shore-side power

The Transport committee of the European Parliament has announced its support for the removal of tax barriers for the uptake of shore-side electricity supply in ports for ships at berth. The Ertug report on the deployment of infrastructure for alternative fuels in the EU, which was voted by the Transport committee, says that taxation has...

Maersk selects Wärtsilä’s automated propulsion control system
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Maersk selects Wärtsilä’s automated propulsion control system

Maersk has selected Wärtsilä’s propulsion control system and advanced alarm and control system for installation to six of the company’s newbuildings. The Nacos PCS/MCS Platinum is a fully integrated automation package designed to optimise main engine propulsion efficiency, deliver fuel savings and lower operational costs. The energy saving features include power management, and logic for...

GTT receives AiP for cargo containment system
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GTT receives AiP for cargo containment system

GTT has received an Approval in Principle (AiP) from Bureau Veritas for its new cargo containment system (CCS), designed to store marine grade liquefied natural gas (LNG). The CCS, named NO96 Flex, benefits from NO96 technology as well as the use of an efficient foam panel insulation. The NO96 technology features insulating panels that are...

ABS grants AiP to TECHNOLOG containerised LNG system
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ABS grants AiP to TECHNOLOG containerised LNG system

ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to TECHNOLOG for a portable liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel gas container system. The system will come in 20 and 40-foot containers and is designed to be filled at land-based LNG terminals. The containers will be shipped to vessels via rail, road, or cargo before being loaded on-board...

Maersk tanker retrofitted with wind propulsion technology
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Maersk tanker retrofitted with wind propulsion technology

A product tanker owned by Maersk has been fitted with two 20-metre tall Norsepower Rotor Sails to cut fuel consumption and emissions between 7 and 10 per cent on typical global shipping routes. The Maersk Pelican features large, cylindrical mechanical sails that operate based on the Magnus effect. Wind hits the spinning Rotor Sails, causing...