Finnish Wärtsilä announced that it is introducing its Voyage Emissions Reduction system as a means for increasing oil tanker revenues, while also aiding the environment through reduced emissions. The system aims to solve the problem of volatile organic compound emissions from tankers during laden voyages.
Maritime group, CMB, officially presented the Hydroville, the world’s first accredited passenger vessel powered by hydrogen in a diesel engine. The catamaran is the first pilot project to test hydrogen technology for applications in large seafaring ships.
Teekay Offshore Partners announced that it has declared options with Samsung Heavy Industries for the construction of two, Suezmax-sized, DP2 shuttle tanker newbuildings for a total fully-built-up cost of approximately $265 million.
Sovcomflot ordered two more Aframax tankers, which will be fueled by liquified natural gas. The new acquisition of the two tankers, comes to add in the previous four LNG tankers that Sovcomflot ordered earlier this year.
The 20,170 TEU ‘MOL TRUTH’ is the first container ship of the 20,000 TEU class deployed for trade between Asia and Europe. The Ultra Large Container Ship is eco-friendly, reducing CO2 emissions up to 50% compared to other container ships.
Japanese shipbuilder Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. announced delivery of the 60,000 dwt type bulk carrier M.V. “VENEZIA” to Eastern Mediterranean Maritime Limited, Greece. The 200-meter ship was delivered at MES’ Tamano Works on 25 October.
Bulgarian shipping company Navibulgar confirmed the building of another two high efficient Bluetech 45 bulk carriers by the Chinese Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group.
Hyundai Heavy Industries announced that it has reached an agreement with Polaris Shipping for a $400 Million worth contract to build five 325,000 dwt Very Large Ore Carriers. The new agreement between the two companies is the option exercised following the contract of ten same class VLOCs on September 25.
ESL Shipping announced that its second LNG-powered, energy efficient dry cargo vessel ‘Haaga’ was launched on October 20, at the Jinling Shipyard and moved to the outfitting quay.
Norwegian ferry builder Brødrene Aa, Hyen announced the signing of a new contract for three new high speed carbon fiber catamaran ferries for Chinese Zhongshan-Hong Kong Passenger Shipping Co-op Co., Ltd (ZS), that will be operating the ferries between Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China.
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