Sleipnir Bunkers LNG in Preparation of Maiden Voyage

July 11, 2019
Sleipnir Bunkers LNG in Preparation of Maiden Voyage

Titan LNG chartered a ship from Anthony Veder and sent it to Indonesia for the first offshore LNG bunkering in this part of the world. On the receiving end, was Heerema’s newest vessel Sleipnir. The world's largest semi-submersible crane vessel is preparing for its maiden voyage from Singapore to Spain.

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Wärtsilä to Produce Scrubbers in China

July 10, 2019
Wärtsilä to Produce Scrubbers in China

The technology group Wärtsilä plans to start manufacturing exhaust gas cleaning systems in China. The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect with Chinese company COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry.

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Powerful Hybrid Tug Reduces Emissions by Twenty Per Cent

July 8, 2019
Powerful Hybrid Tug Reduces Emissions by Twenty Per Cent

Escort tug Vilja is the first vessel to be equipped with Wärtsilä’s hybrid power module solution "HY". The system has been specially developed for the tug market and features a green, power boost and smokeless operational mode. At top bollard pull, the vessel reduces emissions by twenty per cent compared to conventional vessels.

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World's First Hybrid Powered Cruise Ship Makes Maiden Voyage

July 4, 2019
World's First Hybrid Powered Cruise Ship Makes Maiden Voyage

After some delays, Norwegian cruise operator Hurtigruten's MS Roald Amundsen, has made its maiden voyage off the west coast of Norway. It is the first cruise ship that can sail on battery power.

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New Bulk Carrier Design Meets IMO 2030 Targets

July 3, 2019
New Bulk Carrier Design Meets IMO 2030 Targets

Through the use of optimised propulsion, LNG, sails, energy storage and solar panels, a new type of bulk carrier has been designed that meets IMO's 2030 emissions targets. Remarkable about the design is that it uses currently available technologies.

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Meriaura Group Moves Towards Zero-Waste Fleet

July 1, 2019
Meriaura Group Moves Towards Zero-Waste Fleet

After first tackling its fleet’s air emissions by using bio-oil and low-sulphur fuels, Finnish company Meriauri Group now targets ship-generated waste. As a first step, all grey and black water will be landed in port.

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Sendo Liner, DC Orisant and Bravo Eugenia Contend for KNVTS Ship of the Year Award

June 27, 2019
Sendo Liner, DC Orisant and Bravo Eugenia Contend for KNVTS Ship of the Year Award

Inland navigation vessel Sendo Liner, trailing suction hopper dredger DC Orisant and superyacht Bravo Eugenia will compete for this year's title of KNVTS Ship of the Year. The jury will judge the vessels on design, economics, sustainability and environment, safety and building process.

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Three Companies Nominated for Maritime Innovation Award 2019

June 26, 2019
Three Companies Nominated for Maritime Innovation Award 2019

From seventeen entries, the Maritime Innovation Award jury has selected its three nominees: Conoship with their eConowind unit, Huisman Equipment BV with a new offshore crane design and Value Maritime with a "plug and play" scrubber. The winner will be announced at the Maritime Awards Gala 2019 on 4 November.

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First European Conversion of Dredger to Dual-fuel LNG/MGO

June 21, 2019
First European Conversion of Dredger to Dual-fuel LNG/MGO

Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (DSDu) has converted the 117-metre, 8500-cubic-metre trailing suction hopper dredger Samuel de Champlain to dual-fuel LNG/MGO propulsion. It is the first time such a conversion has been carried out in Europe.

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European Inventor Award for Dutch Antifouling Solution

June 21, 2019
European Inventor Award for Dutch Antifouling Solution

The European Patent Office (EPO) has presented Dutch materials scientist Rik Breur with the European Inventor Award 2019 in the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) category. Breur has developed a non-toxic wrap for marine structures and ships that prevents biofouling.

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