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China Low-sulphur Marine Fuel Exports Hit New Heights

Jan 21, 2021

China's exports of clean marine fuels rose in December to a record since shipments began a year ago, taking 2020 exports of the ship fuel to 15.45 million tonnes, customs data showed on January 20, 2021.Chinese oil refineries began exporting…

Shipbuilding: Steel Cut for New Methanol-Fueled Tanker Stena Pro Patria

Jan 19, 2021

Proman Stena Bulk Ltd confirmed that steel cutting has commenced for its state-of-the-art IMOIIMeMAX methanol-fuelled 49,900 DWT vessel Stena Pro Patria, which is due for delivery in early 2022. Stena Pro Patria will be the first of the three…

VLSFO Plus Older Engines Can Presents New Maintenance Challenges

Jan 18, 2021

As shipowners mull the pros and cons associated with new fuels to meet tightening emissions rules, Chevron Marine is finding that some ship owners that switched older engines to  very low-sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO) are reporting build-up of red deposits on piston crowns and top edges…

Shipowners’ Low Carbon Fuel Options Gain Speed

Jan 13, 2021

In the next decade, we’ll see more accelerated change in shipping fuels than we’ve seen in the last century. What does this heightened diversity mean for shipowners? They must be nimbler than ever – a shift that requires work. It means greening supply chains…

MSC Eyes Hydrogen as Containership Fuel

Jan 12, 2021

Container shipping giant Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) said it is working to advance the exploration viability of hydrogen and fuels derived from it as potentially viable fuel sources for its vessels.The initiative is part of the Swiss…

Great Ships of 2020: Seri Everest, World’s Largest Ethane Carrier

Dec 17, 2020

Seri Everest, the first in a series of three 98,000 cbm Very Large Ethane Carriers (VLECs) built at Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (SHI) and delivered to MISC Berhad on October 30, 2020. Seri Everest is the first from a series of six VLECs that MISC purchased in July 2020…

Ammonia Fuel Cells for Deep-Sea Shipping: A Key Piece of the Zero-emissions Puzzle

Dec 16, 2020

Interest in ammonia-powered fuel cells for the maritime sector is growing, but stakeholders have been hesitant to commit to investments in large-scale systems. Now the ShipFC project is aiming to secure a place for ammonia in the future of deep-sea shipping…

Deal Struck to Deliver Maritime Biofuel in Fujairah

Nov 24, 2020

Uniper Energy DMCC (UED) and Neutral Fuels will collaborate to provide maritime biofuel in Fujairah, UAE.The companies will blend UED’s VLSFO and Neutral Fuels biofuel, creating a maritime fuel that meets IMO standard under their ISO8217:2010 RMG380 specification…

Eight Propane Forklift Safety Considerations Crews Need to Know

Sep 03, 2020

Material handling equipment, like forklifts, are vital to a port’s day-to-day operations. Forklifts enable employees to keep containers and other heavy materials on the move during their shift. But due to the nature of the equipment, forklifts…

Japan Trio Begins Work on an Ammonia-Fueled Tugboat

Sep 03, 2020

As the marine industry works to find the ‘fuel of the future’ to address increasingly stringent emission regulations, an interesting development from a trio of marine powers in Japan seeks to develop the world’s first ammonia-fueled tugboat…

Future Propulsion & Setting the Course to Low-Carbon Shipping

Jun 25, 2020

The pace at which the maritime industry transitions to low- and zero-carbon fuels will have the single biggest impact on its global carbon footprint, more than predictable shifts in commodity demand, advances in ship technology and operating practices…

MAN Cryo Develops Liquefied Methane Terminal in Swedish Port

Mar 26, 2020

OxGas, a company fully owned by the Port of Oxelösund in Sweden has commissioned MAN Energy Solutions to act as “owners engineer” in the development and construction of a multi-functional terminal for liquefied methane based fuels in the port of Oxelösund…

Green Bunker Demand Jumps at Rotterdam

Feb 20, 2020

Low-sulfur fuel sales rose sharply in Rotterdam in the last quarter leading up to the implementation of International Maritime Organisation (IMO) 0.5pc sulfur cap on 1 January.According to Port of Rotterdam, the demand for LNG, bio and low-sulfur…

IMO2020: Low Sulfur Fuel Potential Pitfalls

Jan 31, 2020

(This is excerpted from Maritime Reporter & Engineering News' January 2020 'The Path to Zero' column.)Are the world’s ships’ engines ready for IMO compliant very low sulfur fuel?  That’s a wide open question as ship owners step to the end of the preparatory gang-plank on January 1…

IMO2020: 4 Tips to Using Methanol as Fuel

Dec 31, 2019

Lessons learned on designing, building & operating with methanol as fuel.Generally averse to technological risk, maritime professionals lean on lessons learned, when available, to make future decisions. According to Fredrik Stübner, Director Ship Management…

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