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Second eco fast ferry deployed on Eivissa-Formentera route

Spanish ferry operator Baleària has put into service the ‘Eco Lux’ to the Eivissa-Formentera route, the second eco-fast ferry in the series of four that are destined to cover this line. Compared with the ships of the Maverick series, operating this line until recently, the ‘Eco Aqua’ reduces CO2 emissions by around 35%. 

Eco ship project to be expanded

Eco Marine Power widened the Aquarius Eco ShipTM project and invited other companies to join this low-emissions ship design initiative. As part of this plan a wider range of technologies will be studied including fuel cells, air lubrication systems & electrical propulsion. This study was started by Eco Marine Power in May 2011.

HMM to boost competitiveness with 20 eco-friendly mega boxships

In line with Korean government’s ‘5 Year Plan for Rebuilding Korean Shipping’ initiative, Korea’s national flagship carrier Hyundai Merchant Marine announced plans to order twenty eco-friendly and highly efficient mega container ships, which are considered to deploy in the Asia-North Europe and US East coast trades.

DSME to build two LNG carriers for Alpha Gas

Greek shipowner Alpha Gas has ordered two LNG carriers from South Korean shipbuilder DSME, in a bid to to strengthen its LNG-related business. The total contract worth is about $ 3.7 billion. The vessels will be constructed at the Okpo shipyard in Geoje and are due for delivery by the end of 2020. 

World’s first LNG-fueled bulk carrier delivered

South Korean Hyundai Mipo Dockyard has delivered to compatriot Ilshin Logistics the world’s first LNG-fueled bulk carrier under the dual-class of Lloyd’s Register and Korean Register. The 50,000 dwt bulk carrier has been verified to be in compliance with the IGF Code.

Watch: Wightlink’s new flagship ‘Victoria of Wight’ launched

Wightlink’s new environmentally-friendly ferry ‘Victoria of Wight’ went down the slipway Wednesday at the Cemre shipyard in Yalova, Turkey. The ship, featuring hybrid battery technology, will become the company’s flagship on the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route.

Watch: Wightlink’s new flagship ‘Victoria of Wight’ launched

Wightlink’s new environmentally-friendly ferry ‘Victoria of Wight’ went down the slipway Wednesday at the Cemre shipyard in Yalova, Turkey. The ship, featuring hybrid battery technology, will become the company’s flagship on the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route.

Indian and Russian shipbuilders ink MoU for eco vessels

Indian Cochin Shipyard Limited has inked a MoU with Russian United Shipbuilding Corporation, to jointly design and develop eco-friendly vessels for inland and coastal waterways. Except for supporting Make-in-India programme, the MoU also enables Indian plans for eco-friendly and economic inland transportation under SAGARMALA.

Rolls-Royce to upgrade six PSVs with batteries

The delivery includes the Energy Storage Container System, an upgrade of the existing Rolls-Royce ship design engineering package to match the new features, an upgrade of the Dynamic Positioning system and the ACON control system, and the new Rolls-Royce Energy Monitoring system, which provides an overview of energy usage onboard.

Finland’s LNG-fueled icebreaker departs in Bothnian Bay

Arctia’s LNG-fueled icebreaker ‘Polaris’ departed the icebreaker base in Helsinki on 30 January 2018, as the Finnish icebreaking season’s third icebreaker. The vessel will first head to Pori Tahkoluoto to refuel LNG and then to provide maritime transport to the Bothnian Bay in the Baltic Sea. 

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