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MPA Singapore extends port waivers in favour of LNG use

MPA Singapore issued two marine notices focusing on the environmental marine protection, highlighting the importance of LNG use and informing of two new programs, concerning port waivers and the extension of the Green Port program.

ABS, MAN, SDARI to develop ammonia-fueled feeder vessel

AND will provide compliance and safety considerations to the development of designs for a low-emission feeder container vessel by MAN Energy Solutions (MAN) and the Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI).

World’s second LNG cruise ship delivered to Costa Cruises

On 5 December Costa Cruises, the Italian brand of Carnival Corporation officially took delivery of its first powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) ship, known as Costa Smeralda. The handover ceremony was held in the place where the company’s vessel was build, at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland.

Drewry releases low-sulphur bunker index tracker

Drewry officially announced the launch for its first low-sulphur bunker index tracker. Keeping in mind the IMO 2020 low-sulphur regulation, the maritime consultancy along with its index aims to bring a remarkable and greater transparency to fuel costs. 

Norden develops a plant-based alternative fuel

Denmark’s Norden is partnering with Kvasir Technologies, from the Technological University of Denmark, to develop a patented technology to produce fuel from plant material, the latest move from the line to look for alternative fuels.

Immediate sulphur cap compliance will face challenges

Gavin Thompson, Vice Chair of Asia Pacific in its monthly blog discusses the upcoming IMO 2020 sulphur cap, the scrubber installations through the years and how ready the industry is to keep up with the changes.

DNV GL announces new class notation for using LPG as ship fuel

Classification society DNV GL has unveiled the new class rules and the class notation ‘Gas Fuelled LPG’ for ships using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as fuel with the aims to accommodate the growing industry interest ahead of IMO 2020 and the overall decarbonization of the industry.

2020 sulphur cap: Litigators to face storms of fuel-compliance issues

Although the shipping industry has been preparing for the upcoming 2020 sulphur cap, international maritime law specialist Hill Dickinson comments that it will be a challenging period for litigators as they will have to deal with disputes between owners, charterers and bunker suppliers in cases of non-compliance

First hydrogen station to be built at Port of Amsterdam

Holthausen Energy Points (HEP) is to build the first hydrogen station at the Port of Amsterdam. Work on the construction of the hydrogen station on Australiëhavenweg is expected to begin in spring 2020. The municipality of Amsterdam has issued a one-off grant of € 0.5 million.

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