NYK, Wing Maritime Service Corporation and Keihin Dock Co. Ltd. have jointly received the Technological Development Award at the 17th annual Logistics Environment Awards sponsored by the Japan Federation of Freight Industries (JFFI).
LNG fueled vessels
DNV GL has provided a report for the EU providing recommendations on how to address barriers to wider adoption of LNG as marine fuel. It provides an overview of currently applicable standards, rules and regulations governing the maritime LNG supply chain, a gap analysis identifying the gaps in the current regulatory framework.
Tallink Grupp and Meyer Turku have announced the christening of the new LNG driven fast ferry, Megastar, in Meyer Turku shipyard.The environmentally sound ship was christened by former president of Finland Tarja Halonen.
ClassNK announced the release of the fourth version of its Guidelines for Gas Fuelled Ships. The new guidelines provide comprehensive, up-to-date information on key design features relating to bunkering, hull structure, fire safety, and explosion prevention measures for gas fueled vessels.
Woodside has signed a five-year charter contract with Norwegian company Siem Offshore Australia Pty Ltd — an agreement that delivers Australia its first LNG-powered marine support vessel in 2017.
The world’s largest LNG exporter Qatargas has signed a technical collaboration agreement with the Maersk Group to explore opportunities related to the use of LNG marine propulsion. It is estimated that the use of LNG propulsion can lead to a potential reduction in CO2 emissions of 25% compared to the use of conventional shipping fuels.
ESL Shipping’s new dual-fuelled bulk carriers will not only be the first large LNG-fuelled bulkers, but the first vessels constructed to the new DNV GL rule set. Due for delivery in early 2018, the two highly efficient 25,600 dwt vessels are optimized for trading in the Baltic Sea region.
Bureau Veritas has published requirements for ships which are designed and fitted out for dual-fuel or LNG fuel propulsion but which are not initially intended to use gas as a fuel.
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