Tag: Marine Fuels

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...

Brookes Bell to develop fuel testing and paint analysis facility
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Brookes Bell to develop fuel testing and paint analysis facility

Technical and scientific consultancy Brookes Bell has announced plans to develop a high-end laboratory to deliver comprehensive metallurgy, fuel testing, paint analysis and non-destructive testing facilities to help deliver a more comprehensive service to its maritime clients. The 8,000 square foot laboratory will also support entry into new markets. The facility will be commissioned in...

WinGD brings greater transparency to cylinder oil decisions
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WinGD brings greater transparency to cylinder oil decisions

Engine designer Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has prioritised collaboration and transparency in its new cylinder lubrication guide, to ensure that selecting the right oil is easy and straightforward. The new documentation provides ship operators with consolidated, at-a-glance information highlighting the specific usage conditions for each and every approved cylinder oil. The guidance is the...

Bulugo digital platform simplifies fuels and lubricants procurement
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Bulugo digital platform simplifies fuels and lubricants procurement

A new online platform has been developed to help ship operators source marine fuels and lubricants in ports across the world. Digital disruption is coming to the marine fuels and lubricants market with the launch of a new sourcing platform set to simplify business for both buyers and sellers. Bulugo’s easy-to-use, purpose-built platform – available...

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...