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MOL joins study group on zero emission alternative fuel

MOL announced that it joined the Carbon Capture & Reuse (CCR) Study Group, and launched the ‘Cross-industrial Working Group Related to Zero Emission Alternative Ship Fuels.’ The company’s decision on joining the Group comes because of the approaching IMO 2020 sulphur cap. 

AAL to use compliant fuel ahead of 2020 sulphur cap

With discussion and reporting about the IMO 2020 sulphur cap regulation, entering into effect January 1st 2020, AAL Shipping informed that it will use of low sulphur fuel, in order to comply with the 2020 sulphur cap. These measures will come into effect from September 1st 2019.

EU approves construction of Croatian LNG terminal at Krk island

The European Commission greenlights Croatian plans to support the construction and operation of a LNG terminal at Krk island, as they are in compliance with the EU state aid rules. The project will participate in the security and diversification of energy supplies. 

North Club launches updated guidance on 2020 sulphur cap

With many uncertainties still surrounding the global fuel sulphur cap, which takes effect on 1 January 2020, North P&I Club decided to update its 2020 fuel sulphur cap guidance after recent developments. The Club’s ‘Preparing for the Big Switch’ guides have been updated following the clarification on regulation and compliance from the IMO meeting at MEPC 74.

Marinvest’s methanol-fueled tankers achieve operating milestone

Marinvest, the Swedish ship-management company, announced that its ‘Mari Jone’ and ‘Mari Boyle’, two of the first vessels fueled by dual-fuel ME-LGI (Liquid Gas Injection Methanol) engines operating on methanol, have each passed 10,000 operating hours on the alternative fuel.

Report focuses on hydrogen use for UK ferry sector

Point and Sandwick Trust along with Wood, Siemens-Gamesa, Engie, ITM, CMAL, Johnston Carmichael and Ferguson Marine, published a feasibility study to assess the suitability of using hydrogen produced from local wind farms to power future ferry services operating in the Western Isles and West Coast of Scotland.

Brittany Ferries and Repsol extend agreement on LNG supply

Repsol, Spanish energy company, and Brittany Ferries extended their agreement that they signed in February on supplying LNG to the ferry operator’s Spanish operations. The agreement sees the energy company supplying LNG bunker fuel to Brittany Ferries’ Salamanca and Santoña during the ships’ regular visits on routes linking Portsmouth, UK and northern Spain, beginning in 2022.

Zeebrugge LNG terminal welcomes its first Q-Max LNG carrier

The Zeebrugge LNG terminal achieved another milestone, as the Al Dafna LNG carrier docked. With this development, the terminal saw its first call ever of a Q-Max vessel, the largest LNG carriers in service. In Zeebrugge LNG terminal, LNG carriers of all types and sizes can dock, from small 2,000 m3 LNG carriers up to the largest 266,000 m3 Q-Max LNG vessels.

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