Tag: <span>Marine Fuels</span>

MSC Shipmanagement to trial Quadrise’s MSAR fuel
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MSC Shipmanagement to trial Quadrise’s MSAR fuel

Quadrise Fuels International has signed a joint development agreement with MSC Shipmanagement of Cyprus to trial MSAR emulsion technology on a container vessel in the MSC fleet. Trials are expected to commence in 2021 and take around three months.  The trials will look at definition, high-level scoping and feasibility activities of the MSAR, which is...

World’s first ammonia ready vessel classed by ABS
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World’s first ammonia ready vessel classed by ABS

An ABS-classed Suezmax tanker ordered by Avin International, the first vessel of a potential order of three vessels, is to be the first ammonia-fuel ready vessel in the world. The landmark 274-meter-long vessel is now under construction at New Times Shipbuilding (NTS), with options for two further vessels. Currently conventionally fueled, the vessel complies with...

Chevron Marine helps shipowners combat VLSFO engine challenges
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Chevron Marine helps shipowners combat VLSFO engine challenges

Chevron Marine Lubricants has helped shipowners identify and manage a distinctive engine condition challenge associated with the widespread switch to low-sulphur fuels. Some shipowners using very low-sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) have reported build-up of red deposits on piston crowns and top edges, sometimes combined with red iron burrs in scavenge ports. The deposits are associated...

Scorpio Bulkers changes name to reflect transition to renewable energy
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Scorpio Bulkers changes name to reflect transition to renewable energy

Scorpio Bulkers has announced plans to change its name to Eneti Inc. The name change highlights Scorpio Bulkers’ transition from dry bulk commodity transportation towards marine-based renewable energy including investing in the next generation of wind turbine installation vessels. The company intends to sell or have commitments to sell its remaining wholly-owned or finance leased dry...

Wärtsilä 31DF engine gets power boost
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Wärtsilä 31DF engine gets power boost

The Wärtsilä 31DF dual-fuel engine is being upgraded to further increase its power output. The higher power output will be available within the same dimensions as previously, delivering greater performance within the same physical footprint. In addition, the already low level of exhaust gas emissions is being improved to heighten even further the engine’s sustainability...

Volkswagen Group selects GoodFuels to run fossil-free operations
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Volkswagen Group selects GoodFuels to run fossil-free operations

Marine biofuels supplier GoodFuels and car manufacturer Volkswagen Group have successfully started their partnership in supplying GoodFuels’ advanced Bio-Fuel Oil (MR1-100 or BFO) at Vlissingen, the Netherlands. This marks another major step for sustainable shipping in the car carrier segment. The Depth RoRo carrier Patara was bunkered with 100 per cent GoodFuels’ Bio-Fuel Oil, which...

“NextGEN” shipping decarbonisation concept mooted for efficient navigation
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“NextGEN” shipping decarbonisation concept mooted for efficient navigation

A new concept for a collaborative global ecosystem of maritime transport decarbonisation initiatives has been introduced by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Singapore, during a global webinar on decarbonisation held 17 September. The NextGEN initiative aims to facilitate information sharing on decarbonisation initiatives across many stakeholders (including IMO Member States, NGOs, industry and academia);...

LNG retrofits: The time is now
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LNG retrofits: The time is now

LNG as fuel has long been considered the industry’s last, best hope to meet the IMO’s ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030. So why aren’t we seeing more LNG retrofits on existing tonnage? In April 2018, MEPC 72 adopted resolution MEPC.304(72) on the Initial IMO Strategy on reduction of greenhouse gas...

Chevron discusses 2020 fuel experiences
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Chevron discusses 2020 fuel experiences

After over half a year of low-sulphur fuel operations for international shipping, Chevron Marine Lubricants has distilled its experiences of working with new fuels and lubricants into a new whitepaper published today. ‘Taking the Temperature of the 2020 fuel sulphur switch’ includes findings based on work with ship operators worldwide to manage the transition from...

Bulugo offers $20m finance facility for bunker and lubricant buyers
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Bulugo offers $20m finance facility for bunker and lubricant buyers

Bulugo has partnered with Whitehall Finance to provide a credit solution to bunker fuel and lubricant buyers. Digital bunker fuel and lubricant platform Bulugo can now offer buyers external unsecured finance of up to US$20m under an exclusive agreement with Whitehall Finance. The implementation of IMO 2020 at the beginning of the year, followed by...