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.
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.
The ‘NACC Alicudi’ became the first with cement carrier with IMO Tier III compliance. The ship was converted in 2017 and became a 120m self-discharging cement carrier. The ship’s cement handling system is based on compressors and vacuum pumps, driven by Tier III engines.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
- Women in shipping
BW LNG announces first woman Captain onboard LNG carrier19/10/2018
Port of Savannah's container trade up by 12%19/10/2018
GHG emissions in US reduced by 2.7%19/10/2018
Port of Vancouver announces end of cruise season19/10/2018
IEA: Energy efficiency policies can reduce GHG emissions by 40%19/10/2018
US focuses on offshore wind with three key projects19/10/2018
UK launches new offshore licensing round for Greater Buchan area19/10/2018
EIA: US manufacturers’ ability to switch fuels decline19/10/2018
- Ship Recycling
Pakistan bans shipbreaking activities in Gadani shipbreaking yard19/10/2018
Italy proposes tax ease for sustainable shipping companies19/10/2018