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First LNG-fueled ferry in Mediterranean starts sailing

The Hypatia de Alejandría de Baleària, the first ship powered by LNG in the Mediterranean, made its first commercial trip between Barcelona and Palma. The ferry arrived on January 27 at the port of Barcelona, ​​coming from Venice. The ship is 186.5 meters in length and can accommodate 880 people, as well as 166 vehicles. In addition to Hypatia de Alejandría, its twin Marie Curie will follow.

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New design revealed to enable the creation of liquefied hydrogen bunker vessels

Moss Maritime, in cooperation with Equinor, Wilhelmsen and DNV-GL, have developed a design for a Liquefied Hydrogen bunker vessel. The vessel design comes at a time when hydrogen is developing into a viable solution. The LH2 bunker vessel has cargo capacity of 9000 m³, with a cargo containment system aimed to enhance insulation performance and meet strict safety requirements.

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Researcher develops fuel cell technology for cruise ships

A researcher from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne has created a system based on fuel cells, aiming to limit the carbon footprint and energy consumption of cruise ships. Mr. Baldi deployed a system developed at EPFL to transform unused energy into hydrogen. Then the fuel cells, customized for ships, could supply electricity to be consumed on board or hydrogen to be stored for later use. 

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LNG can be a compelling investment, report notes

SEA\LNG released a study revealing a strong investment case for LNG as a marine fuel in the container shipping market. Peter Keller, Chairman, SEA\LNG, noted that the results show that for this type of vessel, LNG can deliver the best return on investment on a net present value basis over a conservative 10-year horizon. The study analysed the case of a newbuild 14,000 TEU container vessel operating on an Asia-US West Coast (USWC) liner routing and compared six fuel pricing scenarios.

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7 green shipping techs to get along with IMO’s sulphur cap

Based on IMO's strict sulphur regulations, the shipping industry is looking for ways to take its shipping in a greener and more sustainable path by innovating in the technological fields. As IMO has demanded, the shipping industry's sulphur emissions should not exceed the 0.50% m/m of sulphur, by 2020 unless the ships are equipped with scrubbers or get along with other options available. 

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