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IMO Adopts Ban on Heavy Fuel Oil Use by Ships in Arctic

Jun 17, 2021

The United Nations shipping agency on Thursday adopted a ban on the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic region while green groups said the regulations contained loopholes which will allow many vessels to keep sailing without enough regulatory control.Antarctic waters are protected by stringent regulations, including a ban on heavy oil fuel (HFO) adopted in 2011, even though no cargo moves through the turbulent southern waters…

Ammonia-Fueled Tug Key Plank in Yokohama's Plan To Be a Carbon Neutral Port

May 23, 2022

NYK Line, IHI Power Systems Co., Ltd., and ClassNK signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with City of Yokohama for the acceptance of an ammonia-fueled tugboat (A-Tug) at the port of Yokohama.The conclusion of this MoU is part of the Green…

Chevron Completes Testing of New Marine Cylinder Oil meeting MAN ES’ Category II Spec

Apr 26, 2022

Chevron Marine Lubricants’ new Taro Ultra Advanced 40 has passed the Main NOL (No Objection Letter) Service and Confirmation field tests by MAN Energy Solutions, which allows the oil’s uninterrupted use in its Mk 9 and later engines.Since the International Maritime organization (IMO) 0…

Shell Marine Receives NOL from MAN ES for Shell Alexia 40 XC

Apr 22, 2022

Shell Marine received a full No Objection Letter (NOL) from MAN Energy Solutions (MAN ES) for Shell Alexia 40 XC, its Category II (CAT II) 40BN cylinder oil, confirming the successful completion of the full approval process.Alexia 40 XC uses a proprietary and unique formulation…

Dover Fueling Solutions Partners with GTS

Mar 14, 2022

Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS) announced its expanded agreement with Global Technical Services (GTS) for the provision of its DX Wetstock management services to the Egyptian markets.GTS, based in Cairo, Egypt, is a longstanding distributor of…

FuelTrax, TOPL Partner on BaaS Platform to enhance Energy Trade Transparency

Sep 16, 2021

FuelTrax has partnered with Topl to use Topl’s Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform to meet the demand for greater transparency in energy trading operations.With blockchain integrated into EFMS products, each step in the energy trading process has an equivalent digital step…

Wilhelmsen inks deal to sell, distribute Klüber Maritime Lubricant Range

Aug 09, 2021

As of August 1, 2021, Wilhelmsen will begin to take over sales, logistics and consulting for Klüber Lubrication’s maritime portfolio for its sea going vessels. Initially within European countries and Southeast Asia, followed by the rest of the world from October 2021…

Future Fuels: Stena Germanica makes run on 'Blue Methanol'

Jun 25, 2021

In 2015 Stena Line converted the 240-m Stena Germanica to become the world’s first methanol powered ferry. Fast forward six years and the Swedish ferry company has achieved another world first, powering Stena Germanica with methanol recycled…

BunkerPlanner App Added to Kognifai Marketplace

Jun 08, 2021

Kongsberg Digital announce it has signed a partnership agreement with BunkerMetric that will see the BunkerPlanner application added to the Kognifai Marketplace.BunkerPlanner by BunkerMetric is a software tool supporting companies in buying bunker…

LSFO Raises Ship Operating Cost by $20,000 Per Year

May 13, 2021

New rules that entered force at the start of 2020 to reduce sulphur emissions from ships are leading to significant hikes in vessel operational expenditure, members of theshipping industry say.Using low sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) can add as much as $20…

Port of Corpus Christi Inks LNG Bunkering Deal with Stabilis

May 05, 2021

One of the United States' top oil export ports said it plans to build infrastructure for bunkering vessels fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG).The Port of Corpus Christi Authority said it inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Stabilis…

i4 Insight Integrates Optimal Bunker Planning Data Through BunkerEx

Apr 28, 2021

A new alliance will provide shipowners and operators with real-time price, location and availability data to reveal cost-effective bunker options.i4 Insight, creators of a platform that provides a single point of access for multiple data streams…

MethanQuest: Test Results In for Renewable Hydrogen, Methane as a Fuel

Mar 18, 2021

As the maritime industry embarks on 'the path to zero', it is widely acknowledged that there is currently not a 'silver bullet' solution, nor is it likely that a solution will emerge from a vaccum. Collaboration is the path forward, and efforts such as MethanQuest offer promise…

Shipping Groups Press EU to Advance 'Fuels of the Future'

Mar 11, 2021

Shipping and trade groups are calling on the European Union to advance the development of ammonia and green hydrogen as the best marine fuel options to enable the industry to accelerate decarbonization.With about 90% of world trade transported by sea…

Maersk Backs Plan for Green Ammonia Plant in Denmark

Feb 23, 2021

Shipping group Maersk said on Tuesday it was among a group of companies backing a plan to build Europe's largest green ammonia plant in Denmark as part of its ambition to shift to carbon-neutral ship fuel.The project, led by fund management firm Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP)…

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