Tag: <span>LNG</span>

Methanol-powered ships could be more competitive than other alternative fuels
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Methanol-powered ships could be more competitive than other alternative fuels

Methanol as a commercially and technically viable marine fuel is gaining greater traction over other alternative bunkers, including LNG, as more shipowners adopt the clean burning fuel as price spreads narrow and production ramps up. Speaking at a virtual conference last week, Greg Dolan, CEO of the Methanol Institute noted that methanol production costs will...

China launches energy efficient VLCC
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China launches energy efficient VLCC

China has launched one of its most energy efficient very large crude carriers (VLCCs). The  307,000 DWT CS Hunan Venture was successfully delivered by its builders the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Group (DSIC) in a naming ceremony held in Dalian. The vessel is owned by China Shipbuilding Consulting Company and operated by Wah Kwong Ship Management Hong...

Kanda receives LR approval for virtual reality LNG bunkering course
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Kanda receives LR approval for virtual reality LNG bunkering course

Maritime start-up Kanda has received approval from Lloyd’s Register for its virtual reality LNG bunkering procedure course, which has been developed in conjunction with Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS). The course delivers a remote immersive digital learning experience to educate and train seafarers on liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering procedures in an easily accessible and enjoyable...

SGMF advances LNG safety standards with new guidance
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SGMF advances LNG safety standards with new guidance

The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) has published two new guidelines to improve the safety of LNG-fuelled ships. The documents are intended to assist greater standardisation in crew competency and vessel design. SGMF’s ‘Operation of ships with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) – competency and assessment guidelines’ defines the skills required for any...

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...

NSML rolls out Shell’s voyage optimisation software
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NSML rolls out Shell’s voyage optimisation software

NLNG Ship Management has signed a contract with Kongsberg Maritime (KM) to deliver Shell’s patented JAWS (Just Add Water System) draught and trim optimisation software across its entire fleet of 11 LNG carriers. JAWS will be distributed using Kongsberg Maritime’s K-IMS digital solution – a portfolio of specialised applications to support complex operations – making...

Nakilat signs multiple vessel support agreement with Wärtsilä
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Nakilat signs multiple vessel support agreement with Wärtsilä

Owner of LNG carriers, Qatar-based Nakilat, has signed support agreements with Wärtsilä. The agreements were signed in April this year and are valid for five years. Wärtsilä is the supplier of the LNG reliquefaction systems onboard all of the QFlex vessels covered by the agreements. Under the contract terms, Wärtsilä will provide 24/7 technical remote...

ClassNK grants AiP to Tsuneishi Shipbuilding for concept design of LNG-fuelled bulker
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ClassNK grants AiP to Tsuneishi Shipbuilding for concept design of LNG-fuelled bulker

ClassNK has granted an Approval in Principle (AiP) based on its regulation for ships using low-flashpoint fuels (Rule Part GF), incorporating the IGF Code, to Tsuneishi Shipbuilding for its concept design of an LNG-fuelled bulker Kamsarmax GF.  As more environmental technologies have been developed to realise a low-carbon and decarbonized society in the maritime industry,...