Tag: Marine Fuels

Seahawk opens fuel analysis hub in Singapore
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Seahawk opens fuel analysis hub in Singapore

US-headquartered Seahawk Services has announced that it is now offering marine fuel analysis and bunker quantity and investigation surveys from a new base in Singapore. The company is also planning to open a fuel testing lab at the global bunkering hub by Q3 2019. The company is focussing on extending its global reach with the...

Keppel and DNV GL partner to boost uptake of LNG
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Keppel and DNV GL partner to boost uptake of LNG

DNV GL and Keppel Marine and Deepwater Technology (KMDTech), a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), have signed a framework agreement to boost the uptake of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as marine fuel. The agreement covers potential newbuilding projects including LNG bunker vessels, small-scale LNG carriers and floating storage regasification units (FSRUs), as...

Clean Arctic Alliance urges IMO to focus on Arctic HFO ban
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Clean Arctic Alliance urges IMO to focus on Arctic HFO ban

The Clean Arctic Alliance (CAA) has called on Member States to remain focussed on delivering a ban on the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by ships in the Arctic during an IMO sub-committee meeting this week. The IMO’s Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 6) is meeting this week to discuss pollution control...

Wilhelmsen and Hitachi offer on-board sulphur fuel analysis solution
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Wilhelmsen and Hitachi offer on-board sulphur fuel analysis solution

Wilhelmsen has signed an agreement with Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science (Hitachi High-Tech) to provide its customers with an on-board and on the spot handheld sulphur fuel analyser. Hitachi High-Tech’s XRF analysers allow crew to accurately and efficiently test the sulphur content of the fuel being used to ensure compliance with international regulations. The XRF analysers...

NYK bulk carrier trials GoodFuels biofuel
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NYK bulk carrier trials GoodFuels biofuel

A bulk carrier chartered by mining company BHP and owned by NYK is trialling sustainable biofuel from GoodFuels Marine. The trial will test the viability of biofuels in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction from shipping. A drop-in marine gas oil (MGO) equivalent was blended with conventional fossil-based MGO in a mix of 30 per cent...

LNG has good potential, says Sovcomflot president
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LNG has good potential, says Sovcomflot president

Sergey Frank, President and CEO, Sovcomflot has said liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel has good potential, following experience on-board its large-capacity tankers since 2015. Sovcomflot’s Green Funnel tankers, which are powered by LNG, have enabled operation in the Baltic and North Seas where strict emissions regulations apply. The vessels have also operated...

Containerships completes first LNG bunkering in Rotterdam
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Containerships completes first LNG bunkering in Rotterdam

Containerships, a CMA CGM Group subsidiary, has completed its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering procedure at the Port of Rotterdam this month. 234 metric tons of LNG were bunkered onto Containerships’ Nord vessel on January 24, 2019. The 1,400-TEU Containerships Nord is the first of four LNG-powered containerships to join the fleet. The following vessels...

J-ENG demonstrates MGO mono-fuel engine
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J-ENG demonstrates MGO mono-fuel engine

Japan Engine Corporation (J-ENG) has demonstrated the first marine gas oil (MGO) and marine diesel oil (MDO) mono-fuel engine. The UEC50LSJ-EGR engine complies fully with nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulphur oxides (SOx), and the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) requirements, under the concept of JUMP (J-ENG, Unique Marine Power). The engine, which is subsidised by The...

VPS launches service in response to 2020 fuel quality issues
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VPS launches service in response to 2020 fuel quality issues

Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) has launched an ‘Additional Protection Service’ (APS) to help shipping companies navigate issues around 2020 fuel quality. APS will provide clients with information and support in increasing the level of damage prevention and asset protection of their vessels. VPS says that while ISO8217 offers a significant level of protection to fuel...

South Louisiana announces $2.2bn methanol project
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South Louisiana announces $2.2bn methanol project

South Louisiana, USA, has announced plans to pursue a US $2.2 billion methanol complex in St.James Parish. Preliminary work began on the project last year. Formal construction could start later this year, subject to successful negotiations with a new joint venture partner, a Houston-based subsidiary of Saudi Arabia-based SABIC. South Louisiana Methanol and SABIC aim...

Methanol for marine applications tested in Singapore
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Methanol for marine applications tested in Singapore

The Methanol Institute (MI) is backing a project at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore to evaluate methanol as a marine fuel in Asia. The first of the two-phase project includes desktop and bench-testing a methanol-powered engine in the GreenPilot program in Gothenburg, Sweden. The GreenPilot project aims to demonstrate the use of methanol...

IMO’s bunker delivery note amendments enter into force
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IMO’s bunker delivery note amendments enter into force

The IMO’s bunker delivery note amendments relating to the supply of marine fuel to ships fitted with alternative mechanisms to address sulphur emission requirements entered into force on January 1, 2019. The amendment enters into force a year before the global 0.5 per cent sulphur cap.  The amendments to the bunker delivery note are intended...