Tag: Fuels

MOL invests in methanol development with NIW deal
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MOL invests in methanol development with NIW deal

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) is investing in low carbon development and methanol manufacturing company Northwest Innovation Works. Under the agreement, MOL will provide and operate purpose-built next-generation ships to serve the planned methanol facility at the Port of Kalama in southwest Washington, USA. With the support of MOL, NWIW will improve its global reach to...

The carriage of methanol in bulk onboard offshore vessels
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The carriage of methanol in bulk onboard offshore vessels

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has published a joint information paper The Carriage of Methanol in Bulk Onboard Offshore Vessels. The carriage of methanol in bulk is becoming common in the offshore oil and gas industry, and although there is technical documentation on methanol handling, guidance for offshore carriage by sea is limited....

ESL Shipping fuels vessel with 100 per cent renewable liquefied biogas
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ESL Shipping fuels vessel with 100 per cent renewable liquefied biogas

ESL Shipping, carrier of dry bulk cargoes in the Baltic region, has announced that its vessel Viikki was fuelled in Raahe, Finland with 100 per cent renewable liquefied biogas (LBG) to transport iron ore for the Swedish steel company SSAB. This marks the first time using 100 per cent renewable LBG is used in maritime...

Seaspan opts for Alfa Laval steam solution to support IMO 2020 fuels
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Seaspan opts for Alfa Laval steam solution to support IMO 2020 fuels

Seaspan Ship Management has selected Alfa Laval to help resolve steam balance and redundancy issues connected to sulphur-compliant fuels. The solution, which is an integrated steam boiler plant comprising oil-fired steam production, waste heat recovery, advanced control and connectivity, will soon be implemented on eight Seaspan owned large container ships. Seaspan Ship Management is using...

UAE bans MSC vessel for violating HFO carriage ban
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UAE bans MSC vessel for violating HFO carriage ban

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned a Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) container ship from entering its waters and ports for one year after the vessel was found to be carrying more than 700 tonnes of heavy fuel oil (HFO) when it docked at Jebel Ali in the UAE. The UAE’s Federal Transport Authority announced...

VLSFO associated with higher black carbon emissions than HFO
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VLSFO associated with higher black carbon emissions than HFO

Three weeks after the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) global regulation on sulphur content in fuel oil entered into force, new figures indicate that very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) compliant with the new regulation, is just as detrimental to the environment as conventional heavy fuel oil (HFO). Figures submitted by Finland and Germany to the...

FinCo Fuel Group and GoodFuels join forces to accelerate renewable fuels
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FinCo Fuel Group and GoodFuels join forces to accelerate renewable fuels

FinCo Fuel Group has expanded its network with the acquisition of a majority stake in GoodNRG, holding company of renewable fuels pioneer GoodFuels. The acquisition will enable GoodFuels to tap into the complimentary sourcing, supply management and logistics expertise of the wider FinCo Fuel Group. Both parties expect to contribute to a further reduction of...

VPS launches 2020 fuels insight tool
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VPS launches 2020 fuels insight tool

Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) has launched its VLSFO Insights, a detailed monthly report covering key data and information associated with Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oils (VLSFOs). VPS is a marine fuel testing and bunker quantity surveyor and has already tested a high number VLSFO samples from bunkerings throughout 2019. VPS reports an exponential week-by-week increase...

RightShip adds 2020 compliance check to assessment platform
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RightShip adds 2020 compliance check to assessment platform

RightShip is asking operators of vessels over 8,000 DWT to confirm their compliant fuel choices and ship implementation plans as part of a new compliance assessment to help manage risk and safety ahead of IMO 2020 implementation. Information gathered will be displayed on a per-vessel basis in RightShip’s vetting platform Qi, improving the accessibility of...

2020 fuels could increase risk of corrosion, warns LuminUltra
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2020 fuels could increase risk of corrosion, warns LuminUltra

Microbial monitoring specialist LuminUltra has highlighted its concerns over the quality of some fuels compliant with the 2020 global sulphur cap. Commenting on the blending of biodiesel with HSFO and distillates, which go towards reducing the amount of SOx emitted during the combustion process, Patrick Taylor, LuminUltra’s newly appointed director of global business development, said:...

Zero carbon fuels transition is an OPEX challenge, finds LR and Maersk study
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Zero carbon fuels transition is an OPEX challenge, finds LR and Maersk study

A joint study by Lloyd’s Register (LR) and A.P. Moller – Maersk assessing the transition to zero carbon fuels has found that the cost of transport will rise – not because ships themselves will require greater levels of investment but because new fuels are projected to be significantly more expensive than existing fossil solutions which...