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Are alternative fuels ready for commercial use?

Jon Anders Ryste, Senior Consultant, Environment Advisory, DNV GL presents a recent study, whose ambition is to assess the commercial and operational viability of alternative marine fuels. The study analyzed six fuels, having LNG as its base for comparison.

Can LNG be a viable solution towards decarbonization?

Krishna Achuthanandam, Business Development Manager DLNG, Shell, talks about LNG, during a DNV GL webinar, explaining what LNG can offer, and why it is a viable solution for shipping to achieve decarbonization. Mr. Achuthanandam mentioned that regarding the environmental benefits LNG is the only scalable, low-carbon fuel available today, that helps us head towards carbon neutrality in shipping.

MOL, Novatek, JBIC partner on Russian gas transhipment projects across NSR

Novatek, MOL and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) inked a Cooperation Agreement to confirm their intentions to proceed to projects for the construction of a marine LNG transshipment complexes in the territory of Kamchatka and Murmansk region, across the Northern Sea Route. 

Excelerate proceeds to construction of Batangas City LNG Terminal

The Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) provided to Excelerate Energy the Notice to Proceed (NTP) for the development of a floating liquefied natural gas import terminal in the Bay of Batangas, in line with DOE’s guidelines for ‘Rules and Regulation Governing the Philippine Natural Gas Industry.’

Delivery of the first LSFO bunker fuel in Fujairah

The first IMO 2020 compliant bunker load of low sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) was delivered by oil trader and bunker provider GP Global at Fujairah port in the United Arab Emirates. The 6,000-tonne bunker barge was delivered at the port of Fujairah and is expected to serve this as well as other ports nearby, further helping the UAE to meet the IMO regulation.

J-ENG to research combustion of carbon-free fuel

Japan Engine Corporation (J-ENG) announced a cooperation with Japan’s National Maritime Research Institute to start the research and development in the field of combustion of carbon-free fuel, as one of solutions for decarbonization.

First SIMOPS LNG bunkering takes place in port of Helsinki

Nauticor-operated LNG bunker supply vessel Kairos conducted its first SIMOPS (simultaneous operations) LNG bunkering operation with the world’s first container ship retrofitted with an LNG engine, Wes Amelie, at the Vuosaari Harbour container terminal in the Port of Helsinki, Finland. 

WSC proposes entity for new-fuels development

The World Shipping Council (WSC) announced its plans to propose to IMO the launch of an international research and development entity that would identify a new generation of marine fuels, in attempts to solve the GHG emissions issue.

DSME takes step forward for its own LNG cargo containment system

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) informed that it received design approval from Bureau Veritas (BV) for its LNG cargo containment system. DSME has already obtained approvals from Lloyd’s Register, the US Bureau of Shipping, the Korea Register of Shipping, and DNV GL.

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