Methanol News


Methanol-Fueled Tugboat Launched

May 14, 2024

Today, a 'world first' was unveiled in the Port of Antwerp-Bruges: the Methatug, a tugboat which runs on methanol, part of a 'greening program' for the port's fleet. The project is financed by the European research program Horizon 2020 and is part of the FASTWATER project, which aims to demonstrate the feasibility of methanol as a sustainable fuel for the shipping industry.The 30-m-long tugboat has a traction force of 50 tons and can store 12…

Methanol Superstorage Central to SRC, Green Marine Pact

Jun 18, 2024

SRC Group and Green Marine signed a collaborative agreement to develop and deliver Methanol Superstorage to market.The cooperation aims to realize benefits available to SRC’s Methanol Superstorage solution. Using the SPS Technology Sandwich…

Container Vessel Bunkered with Methanol During Cargo Operations

May 27, 2024

X-Press Feeders, Global Energy Trading Pte Ltd (GET), and PSA Singapore (PSA) have successfully completed the first simultaneous methanol bunkering and cargo operation (SIMOPS) in Singapore on May 27, 2024.The SIMOPS was conducted at the new…

Stena Prosperous Bunkers Methanol in Singapore

May 26, 2024

Singapore is one step closer to developing its full capability to deliver methanol bunkering at a commercial scale. Close to 1,340 metric tonnes (MT) of blended methanol was bunkered ship-to-ship on May 24, and there will be another operation…

ABS Publishes Advisory on Methanol Bunkering

Apr 22, 2024

Classification society ABS has published what it says is the industry's first advisory on methanol bunkering as the cleaner-burning fuel continues to gain interest among shipowners seeking to reduce their environmental footprint.A key component…

X-Press Feeders Signs Green Corridor MoU with Six European Ports

Apr 07, 2024

X-Press Feeders has signed of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with six European ports: Port of Antwerp Bruges (Belgium), Port of Tallinn (Estonia), Port of Helsinki (Finland), Port of HaminaKotka (Finland), Freeport of Riga (Latvia) and Klaipeda Port (Lithuania)…

HMM Signs Clean Fuel MoU with Shanghai International Port Group

Apr 03, 2024

HMM has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) on the supply of methanol and LNG at Shanghai Port.HMM has committed to achieving net-zero emissions target for the entire business by 2050.HMM…

Fugro Pioneer Converts to Green Methanol

Mar 25, 2024

Fugro Pioneer is ready to be equipped with methanol engines after successfully converting the main components on board, the company reports, a plank in its path to reach Net-Zero operations by 2035.The geophysical vessel was converted in the…

OpEd: Focusing on Green Fuels Takes the Focus Off Shipping's Major Problems

Mar 11, 2024

Shipyard order books show that more and more ships are being built that can run on methanol or liquified natural gas (LNG). Major shipping companies are investing in green fuels for their fleets, and researchers around the world are working…

Wärtsilä Partners Up with EBDG to Reduce Port Emissions Across North America

Mar 05, 2024

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has entered into a collaboration agreement with U.S.-based naval architecture and marine engineering firm Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) to further develop its Clean Harbor Alternative Mobile Power (CHAMP) Barge design…

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Orders Four More Dual-Fuel Carrier Vessels

Feb 27, 2024

Wallenius Wilhelmsen, the world’s largest RoRo vessel operator, has declared options to build four additional next-generation Shaper Class pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) vessels.  The 9,300 CEU methanol dual fuel vessels can utilize alternative fuel sources…

Ulsan Hosts First Ship-To-Ship Methanol Bunkering Operation

Feb 04, 2024

The Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and Ulsan Port Authority have announced a world first with the completion of a ship-to-ship (STS) bunkering of green methanol to the 16,000 TEU container ship Ane Maersk at Ulsan Port, South Korea…

Evergreen & X-Press Feeders Ink MOA for Methanol-fueled Feedering

Feb 01, 2024

Global container shipping line Evergreen Marine Corporation has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with X-Press Feeders, the world’s largest independent common carrier, to place its containers on X-Press Feeders’ new dual fuel green methanol vessels…

Exploring 'Future Fuels' - Methanol’s Superstorage Solution

Jan 15, 2024

Technical inquiries to SRC Group ramped up after it received Approval in Principle (AIP) for a concept which ‘reinvented methanol fuel storage’ on board ships. Delivering the answers has seen technical talk converting into project discussions…

Maersk Signs Methanol Bunkering MoU with City of Yokohama

Dec 28, 2023

A.P. Moller-Maersk has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the City of Yokohama and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical. The agreement will focus on the development of green methanol bunkering infrastructure in Yokohama as Maersk’s 16,000 TEU…

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