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Port of Amsterdam, partners to develop major green hydrogen cluster

The Port of Amsterdam announced collaboration with Nouryon and Tata Steel to study the feasibility of a large green hydrogen cluster in the Amsterdam region. The three parties consider green hydrogen as vital for reaching climate targets and building a more circular economy.

World’s largest LNG bunkering vessel sails for Europe

The world’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel has started its voyage from the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard shipyard in South Korea to its primary area of operation in Northwest Europe, on 17 October. ‘Kairos’, with an LNG capacity of 7,500 m³, will be ready for operations by the end of 2018.

South Korea supports building of new eco ships

South Korea’s oceans ministry informed that it will support the building of more than 200 ships during the next three years to improve the troubled maritime industry. The country will assist in building these ships through the Korea Oceans Business Corp. In addition, South Korea wants local shipbuilders to build eco-friendly ships.

World’s first LNG cruise ship starts its first voyage

On October 8, AIDA Cruises’ newest ship AIDAnova departed the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The ship will now be transferred on the river Ems to Eemshaven, Netherlands. AIDAnova passed the dock gate in Papenburg, the Friesen-bridge near Weener and then the Jann-Berghaus-bridge in Leer.

UK secures funding for hydrogen injection system on ferry

Innovate UK have awarded £430,332 to design and integrate a hydrogen diesel dual fuel injection system onboard a commercial ferry. The hydrogen that will be used in the project HyDIME, will power a ferry operating between the main town of Kirkwall and the island of Shapinsay.

Japan’s first LNG-fueled tugboat launched

Japan’s first LNG-fueled tugboat was named and launched on 28 September. Built at Kanagawa Dockyard Co and owned by MOL, the tugboat was named ‘Ishin’ after the company’s technology development project, the “Ishin Next – MOL Smart Ship Project” and is slated for delivery in February 2019.

LR grants AiP to HHI for LPG VLGC design

Lloyd’s Register granted Hyundai Heavy Industries an AiP for a VLGC design capable of using LPG as fuel. It is the first time the shipyard has received an AiP for LPG as a fuel design, as per the new IGC code.  This AiP opens up the way for VLGC operators, who are trying to limit GHG emissions. 

Study: The true cost of oil-lubricated propeller shafts

On the sidelines of SMM trade fair in Hamburg, Thordon Bearings published a study highlighting the commercial and environmental benefits of seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing arrangements. The study was carried out in response to the increase in oil EAL lubricated sterntube bearing failures.

‘Future of The Fjords’ named Ship of the Year 2018 at SMM

Marking a landmark for shipping electrification, the all electric passenger vessel ‘Future of The Fjords’, owned by Norwegian company The Fjords, has won the Ship of the Year 2018 award at SMM, the maritime trade fair currently underway in Hamburg. 


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