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18 Jul 2024

Damen Introduces New Engine with Marine Emissions Reduction System

Damen D16 engine (Credit: Damen)

Dutch shipbuilder Damen has unveiled new engine, Damen D16, combined with the in-house marine emission reduction system, which has recently been awarded EU stage V certification.The Damen D16 is a marine engine and aftertreatment system designed and developed inhouse by Damen Sustainable Solutions. It aims to reduce emissions and increase power efficiency supporting Damen’s goal of becoming the most sustainable maritime solutions provider in the world.The Damen D16 is an extension…

17 Jul 2024

OrbitMI Unveils DaaS Solution for Dry Bulk Maritime Players

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OrbitMI has launched its latest Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) offering, tailored specifically for maritime industry players in the dry bulk sector.The new product is said to deliver precise and timely data to support decision-making and boost operational efficiency across the maritime industry.The Vessel and Company Particulars product provides information on various vessel characteristics, enabling ship owners and operators to leverage up-to-date data for optimizing their technology stacks and enhancing performance."Our goal is to empower the industry with confidence through accessible…

17 Jul 2024

First Steel Cut for Four Fully Electric Ferries Destined for Canada

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Dutch shipbuilder Damen has cut the first steel for four fully electric ferries, being constructed for Canada-based BC Ferries at its Romanian shipyard.On July 16, the yard cut first steel on the first two of four, fully electric Island Class Ferries, which will be the first fully electric vessels to operate in the BC Ferries’ fleet.Operating with battery packs with the capacity to supply the power train with 2,000 kilowatt-hour of electricity, the vessels will carry up to 47 vehicles and 390 passengers.Damen will also supply BC Ferries with the required charging towers.

17 Jul 2024

ClassNK Issues Innovation Endorsement for MIURA’s Cloud-Based Ship Monitoring Kit

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ClassNK has granted its Innovation endorsement for products and solutions to a Ship IoT Application ‚Äėi-MITEC‚Äô, developed by MIURA.‚Äėi-MITEC‚Äô uses a cloud-based environment to provide a range of services, collecting and storing operation data from equipment such as marine boilers and ballast water management systems that are fitted with communication functionality.The stored data can be used in combination with analysis by MIURA field engineers to provide suggestions for effective operational methods such as preventing trouble.

17 Jul 2024

EU Backs Estonia-Finland Joint Ports Upgrade Project with $16.8M

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The TWIN-PORT VI scheme, a four-year project representing a continuation of the long-term cooperation between ports of Tallinn and Helsinki, has received a funding commitment from the EU in the amount of $16. 8 million (‚ā¨15.4 million).The TWIN-PORT VI project aims to reduce transport system emissions and to improve conditions for passenger and freight transport operations.In the project, the Tallinna Sadam port will focus on environmental impacts and plans to build on-shore power‚Ķ

17 Jul 2024

Toyota Tsusho Orders Four Vessels for Angolan Port Development Project

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Dutch shipbuilder Damen has signed a contract with Toyota Tsusho for the delivery of four vessels to support the port development project in Namibe, Angola.The order consists of two ASD Tugs 2813, a Pushy Cat 1004 and a Stan Pilot 1905. The vessels will be provided to the Ministry of Transport Angola as part of a Japanese Government funded port development project.Damen will deliver the vessels in the first quarter of 2025.The shipbuilder had already commenced construction of the vessels at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem…

03 Jul 2024

Vitol Lines Up Three LNG Bunkering Vessels

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Commodities trader Vitol has secured three LNG bunkering vessels to support its worldwide operations.The agreements were made through Vitol’s shipping company, Vitol International Shipping.The vessels were secured via a seven to ten year time charter agreement with Avenir LNG and an order for two vessels at the CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering shipyard in Nantong, China.The time charter agreement with Avenir is for one newbuild 20,000m3 LNGBV, and will commence at delivery from the shipyard in China in fourth quarter of 2026…

28 Jun 2024

Amogy, Mitsubishi Conclude Ammonia Tech Study for Maritime Applications

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Amogy and Mitsubishi Shipbuilding (MSB), a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, have completed the feasibility study on using their technologies across ammonia-powered shipping and shipbuilding value chain.The feasibility study focused on collaboration concept designs of onboard hydrogen production and utilization with Amogy's ammonia-cracking technology and Mitsubishi Ammonia Supply and Safety System (MAmmoSS).Amogy and MSB concluded a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to undertake feasibility studies on an ammonia fuel supply system…

25 Jun 2024

Blue World Wraps Up Trials of 200kW Green Methanol Maritime Fuell Cell System

200 kW fuel cell system being tested at Blue World's test facilities (Credit: Blue World Technologies)

Denmark-based Blue World Technologies has completed the testing of the world’s first 200 kW high-temperature PEM fuel cell module, exceeding performance expectation of the system which aims to contribute to the decarbonization of the maritime industry.The test was completed at the newly established test facilities in connection to the Blue Aalborg Factory, where the fuel cells for the system are produced. The initial testing has been completed with great results which has exceeded performance expectations…

20 Jun 2024

Using an SL-7 to Preserve our Container Ship History?

I have raised the subject of SL-7’s as museum ships before in a cursory fashion, but lunch with John Riddle, a retired Sea-Lander, convinced us that it deserves a bit more consideration.Based on prior columns it should be clear I am extremely cagey about museum ships. Ships are significant historic object, but due to their size they are often impossible to maintain as historical objects. Moreover, we maritime types tend to become sentimental about historic vessels and then discover…

19 Jun 2024

Corvus Energy Gets DNV’s Blessing for Blue Whale Marine Storage System

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Corvus Energy has received type approval from DNV for its Blue Whale marine energy storage system (ESS).The DNV type-approval confirms that the large-scale ESS complies with the most stringent rules, regulations, and safety requirements in the industry, as defined by one of the leading maritime class societies.The Blue Whale ESS is designed specifically for large vessels, like cruise ships, Ro-Pax and service operation vessels (SOV), and vessels that require a large amount of energy.The Blue Whale design incorporates the safety features from the Corvus Orca ESS…

17 Jun 2024

Oil Spill Clean-Up Efforts Off Singapore Go Full Steam Ahead

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The authorities in Singapore have launched an oil spill clean-up operation after the Netherlands-flagged dredger Vox Maxima struck a stationary Singapore-flagged bunker vessel Marine Honour, causing a rupture of one its oil cargo tanks which released the low-sulphur fuel oil to the sea.Dredger Vox Maxima had reported a sudden loss in engine and steering control before its allision with bunker vessel Marine Honour on June 14, 2024.Investigations by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) are ongoing…

14 Jun 2024

UK’s Portland Port Orders Damen’s Tug

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Damen Shipyards has signed a contract with UK’s Portland Harbour Authority (PHA) for the delivery of one of its latest tugs, the Damen ASD Tug 2111.The highly-maneuverable ASD Tug 2111 is 21-metres in length and delivers 50 tonnes of bollard pull.The vessel will be delivered later this year. Damen’s policy of building particular vessel types in anticipation of future orders means that customers of the ASD Tug 2111 can benefit from shortened delivery times.Other innovative features include the location of the winch in the deck house…

14 Jun 2024

Damen Presents Offshore Charging Solution for Electric CTVs

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Damen Shipyards Group has developed a new concept for offshore charging for fully electric crew transfer vessels (CTVs) operating at offshore wind farms.The system envisages a fully electric CTV which can charge either at offshore wind turbine or one of Damen’s commissioning service operations vessels (CSOVs) outfitted with a charger.The charging system that Damen has applied to its concept is developed by UK-based MJR, a specialist in offshore charging systems.The CTV would connect…

14 Jun 2024

Nergård Havfiske Names its New Vard-Built Stern Trawler

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Nergård Havfiske has held a naming ceremony for its newbuild stern trawler, delivered by Norwegian shipbuilder Vard, which will sail under the name Sørkapp.The stern trawler is the third vessel Vard has delivered to Nergård Havfiske. The two previous trawlers are Breidtind and Senja. All three vessels were at the quay during the ceremony.Sørkapp is a stern trawler of VARD 8 02 design, developed by Vard in close collaboration with Nergård Havfiske, with a common objective to create an advanced trawler with all latest available technology on board.The 80.4 meters long vessel‚Ķ

12 Jun 2024

Opsealog Expands Fleet Digitalization Contract with CLV Operator

Orange Marine’s Pierre de Fermat cable layer (Credit: Orange Marine)

Opsealog, a provider of data integration and analysis services for the maritime and offshore industry, has confirmed the renewal and expansion of its service contract with Orange Marine, a French company specializing in cable laying and repair operations.This extension signifies a deepening of the collaboration between the two companies, which began in May 2023, and highlights their commitment to advancing fleet digitalization and operational efficiency across Orange Marine’s fleet.The partnership commenced with a three-month trial on one of Orange Marine's cable laying vessels (CLV)…

12 Jun 2024

New Partnership Set to Enhance Support for Greek Shipowners

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Maritime and offshore industries service provider Avantis Group has entered strategic cooperation with shipping sector services firm T.J. Giavridis Marine Services to enhance support for Greek shipowners worldwide.The partnership aims to provide enhanced support and services to Greek shipowners, strengthening their capabilities in repair, retrofits, and upgrades worldwide.With Avantis' international footprint and T.J. Giavridis' understanding of the Greek shipowner market, the collaboration will offer Greek shipowners access to advanced solutions and expertise including green technologies…

07 Jun 2024

ABS Joins EU’s Liquid Hydrogen for Commercial Vessels Research Project

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American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has joined the LH2CRAFT project, a research initiative funded by European Union with the goal of revolutionizing liquid hydrogen (LH2) storage on a massive scale, catering to commercial vessels and emerging applications.Administered by Hydrus Engineering and Technische Universitat Dresden, the research consortium is comprised of 14 members from nine different countries.The consortium is working to design a membrane-type containment system, leveraging the latest technology…

07 Jun 2024

CTS-VMS Partnership Targets Maritime Industry Decarbonization

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CTS Offshore and Marine (CTS) and Varuna Marine Services (VMS) have entered strategic partnership to offer vessel owners and operators an informed pathway for carbon emission management.By combining their respective strengths, the two companies will provide a comprehensive suite of services to help the maritime industry navigate the complexities of decarbonization and comply with evolving regulations such as the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) and FuelEU.CTS brings expertise in fleet decarbonization…

28 May 2024

Metis Revamps Its Maritime Analytics Platform

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Maritime data analytics company Metis has unveiled a revised version of its analytics platform, aimed to help clients better manage their ship and fleet performance.Fresh developments cover additional fleet- and vessel-level summary dashboards, as well as key performance indicators (KPIs) that provide improved overviews in specific domains of focus, including ship emissions, vessel performance, optimized operations and machinery condition.Useful for benchmarking within the fleet and between sister ships…

09 May 2024

Euroseas Charters Newbuild Container Ship and Secures Financing for Another One

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Greek shipowner Euroseas has entered into charter contract for its fuel efficient 1,800 TEU feeder container ship currently under construction, while securing funding for a sister ship planned for delivery later in 2024.The time charter contract is for M/V Monica for a minimum period of 10 to a maximum period of 12 months at the option of the charterer, at a gross daily rate of $16,000.The new charter will start upon delivery of the vessel from the shipyard expected around mid…

09 May 2024

QatarEnergy and Nakilat Sign Long-Term Agreement for Nine QC-Max LNG Vessels

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QatarEnergy has signed a long-term agreement with Qatar Gas Transport Company Limited (Nakilat), under which Nakilat will own and operate nine QC-Max class LNG vessels, the largest LNG vessels ever built.The nine QC-Max vessels, with a capacity of 271,000 cubic meters each, constitute half of the 18 advanced QC-Max class LNG vessels that will be constructed at China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard.To date, QatarEnergy’s fleet expansion program encompassed the execution of shipbuilding contracts and time charter agreements for 104 conventional LNG vessels and 18 QC-Max class LNG vessels…

08 May 2024

McDermott’s Subsidiary Grabs Marsa LNG Job Worth Up To $250M

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CB&I, a wholly owned subsidiary of McDermott, has been awarded a significant contract by TotalEnergies and OQ joint venture for the engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) of a full containment concrete liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage tank, located in Oman's Port of Sohar.Under the contract, awarded by Marsa Liquefied Natural Gas, CB&I will provide turnkey EPC services for a 165,000m3 full containment concrete LNG storage tank and associated piping to grade.Project delivery will be executed in Oman…