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US Gulf Coast’s First Barge-to-ship Methanol Bunkering Completed

May 01, 2023

Proman Stena Bulk, the joint venture between tanker company Stena Bulk and methanol producer Proman, announced the successful completion of the first ever barge-to-ship methanol bunkering on the U.S. Gulf Coast.The JV tankers Stena Pro Marine…

Berge Bulk, ABS Examine Methanol Refit for Bulk Carrier

Apr 24, 2023

A Joint Development Project (JDP) to evaluate the feasibility of converting a bulk vessel to methanol fuel propulsion was signed by Berge Bulk CEO James Marshall and ABS Vice President of Global Sustainability Panos Koutsourakis.Per the agreement…

World’s First Methanol-Fueled Containership Launched

Apr 20, 2023

The world’s first methanol-fueled containership has been launched for A.P. Moller - Maersk as the Danish shipping giant makes headway toward its goal to decarbonize its operations.“The launching was successfully completed on April 4 at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard…

Maersk Teams Up with Shanghai Port on Green Methanol Shipping Fuel

Mar 24, 2023

Maersk and Shanghai International Port Group have signed a memorandum of understanding for a green methanol marine fuel project in the Shanghai port, the shipping group said on Friday.Maersk plans to put 19 vessels capable of running on e-methanol…

Methanol Bunkering Carried Out in the Port of Gothenburg

Jan 25, 2023

A milestone for the use of methanol as a marine fuel was achieved in the Port of Gothenburg on Monday, as methanol propelled vessel Stena Germanica was the first non-tanker vessel in the world to be bunkered with methanol ship to ship.“This is a door-opening demonstration…

Maersk Lines Up More Green Methanol Fuel Supply in the US

Dec 16, 2022

Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller - Maersk announced it is partnering with U.S.-based SunGas Renewables to secure a supply of green methanol to fuel its next generation of cleaner burning containerships.Under a recently signed letter of intent (LOI)…

Maersk Inks Green Methanol Supply Deal with US-based Carbon Sink

Nov 16, 2022

Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller - Maersk announced it is partnering with U.S.-based Carbon Sink to secure a supply of green methanol for its next generation of cleaner burning containerships.Under a recently signed letter of intent (LOI),…

Glosten, ABB Debut Methanol-Hybrid Tug Design

Sep 22, 2022

Glosten and ABB have teamed to develop a methanol-hybrid ship assist tug design. The 'SA-100' is a 100-ft. ASD harbor tug—designed to measure under 100 grt—is propelled by two methanol compatible CAT 3512E gensets powering electrically driven L-drives…

Shipbuilding: Methanol-powered Bulk Carrier for Proman Stena Bulk

Jun 20, 2022

Proman Stena Bulk, a joint venture (JV) between methanol producer Proman and Stena Bulk, confirmed that the first methanol-powered newbuild vessel under its partnership has been delivered and is preparing for commercial operation.Stena Pro Patria is named in honor of Dennis Patrick…

Blue World, Tuco Marine to Develop Methanol Fuel Cell-powered Workboats

Jun 01, 2022

Blue World and Tuco have agreed to develop and demonstrate a flexible methanol fuel cell solution for electric workboats. The Blue World methanol fuel cell technology is designed to provide a green alternative to the maritime industry and depending on boat type…

Future Fuels: The Pros and Cons of Methanol

May 16, 2022

To say there is uncertainty regarding 'future fuels' in the maritime sector is a big understatement. With numerous options evolving, we asked William Stoichevski to produce the 'future marine fuel manifesto' for the May 2022 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News…

NYK Takes Delivery of Third Methanol-Fueled Chem Tanker

Apr 20, 2022

The methanol-fueled chemical tanker Grouse Sun, owned by NYK Bulkship (Asia) Pte. Ltd., an NYK Group company based in Singapore, was delivered on April 19. The vessel was built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Korea.Grouse Sun has been equipped with…

e1 Marine Names Klarup Commercial Director

Aug 30, 2021

Methanol-to-hydrogen generator technology company e1 Marine announced it has appointed Maite Klarup as its commercial director.Tapped to lead the implementation of e1 Marine’s commercial strategy, Klarup brings to the role more than 20 years of leadership experience from her time at BIMCO…

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…

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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