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Alfa Laval stresses competitiveness of LPG

Alfa Laval announced that, in partnership with MAN Energy Solutions, the Alfa Laval Fuel Conditioning Module (FCM) LPG has undergone successful tests with the first two-stroke, high-pressure marine engine to use LPG as fuel – and has been evaluated for use with ammonia.

AET Tankers conducts its first LNG bunkering operation

AET Tankers, Petroleum and Chemical tanker owner, announced that its first LNG dual-fuel sister Aframaxes undertook their maiden ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in April. The company’s vessels, Eagle Brasilia and Eagle Bintulu, conducted bunkering operations in Port of Rotterdam.

WinGD: Orders highlight wider adoption of LNG

The maritime industry’s response to the call for tighter environmental regulations combined with the 2020 sulphur cap is steadily driving the industry towards dual fuel solutions, said marine technology company WinGD, announcing its financial results for the first quarter of 2019.

Gibraltar’s shipyard converts Balearia’s ferry to run on LNG

Gibraltar’s Gibdock shipyard conducted an important conversion project so that the Balearia ferry Napoles can operate using LNG as a fuel. The project took three months and represents Gibraltar’s position as one of the leading, environmentally-friendly facilities in the Mediterranean.

Bunker sales in Panama Canal fall by 20%

The bunker sales in the Panama Canal decreased by 20.1% in comparison to the same period last year. Specifically, an overall of 723.894 metric tonnes of marine fuel was sold, on the contrary to the 905.444 mt that was sold in 2018.

Gulf LNG receives environmental approval

The staff of the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has prepared a final environmental impact statement for the Gulf LNG Liquefaction Project proposed by Gulf LNG Liquefaction Company, Gulf LNG Energy, and Gulf LNG Pipeline. The FERC staff concluded that approval of the proposed Project, with the mitigation measures recommended in the EIS, would have some adverse environmental impacts. However, these impacts would be avoided or reduced to less-than-significant levels.

UK Chamber helps its members prepare for IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap

Anna Ziou, Policy Director of UK Chamber of Shipping, is helping members prepare for the IMO’s global sulphur cap in 2020, by focusing on four key areas, as the regulation, education on being fully-compliant, how to report compliance issues and reducing any possible safety issues in relation to altering to low-sulphur fuels.

Alternative Fuels post 2020

During his presentation at the last GREEN4SEA Conference, Dr. John Kokarakis, Chairman, Greek Section, SNAME, describes the possible reality regarding alternative fuels after the 2020 sulphur cap. Mr. Kokarakis notes that the future economy will be multi-fueled, which is why ship owners must make the right choice for their fleet.

Scrubber Realities: The Ship Operator Perspective

During her presentation at the last GREEN4SEA Conference, Ms. Charis Plakantonaki, Chief Strategy Officer, Star Bulk, talked about the reality regarding scrubbers. Ms. Plakantonaki explained why Star Bulk decided to use exhaust gas cleaning systems, while she presented two studies which showcased that open-loop scrubbers comply with international standards and do not harm the marine environment.

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