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Cryostar’s fuel gas compressor installed on new LNG tanker

French Cryostar informed that it has completed commissioning and testing of its latest six-stage fuel gas compressor on the ‘SK Audace’ LNG tanker, SK Shipping and Marubeni’s newbuild. The ship is claimed to be the first LNG carrier fitted with XDF propulsion.

ESL launches world’s first LNG-fueled handyzise bulk carrier

ESL Shipping, part of Aspo Plc, informed that its new eco-friendly dry cargo vessel, Viikki, was successfully launched at the Jinling shipyard in Nanjing, China, on August 31st. Viikki is the first LNG-powered handyzise bulk carrier in the world and is a forerunner in energy efficiency.

First vessel gets DNV GL’s shore power class notation

The offshore vessel KL Sandefjord, owned by K Line Offshore, became the first offshore vessel with the DNV GL class notation shore power. The notation verifies the design and installation of a vessel’s onboard electrical shore connection, the so-called “cold ironing”.

World’s first LNG retrofitted containership completes bunkering

The world’s first containership to be converted to LNG propulsion has successfully completed its first LNG bunkering in port of Bremerhaven, Germany. The 1,036 TEU Wes Amelie, owned by Wessels Reederei, has undergone an engine conversion, from MAN four stroke engine to a dual-fuel engine, since May 2017.

Skangas to provide LNG to first LNG-fueled large bulk carriers

Skangas has entered into an agreement with ESL Shipping for providing LNG to ESL’s bulk carrier newbuildings. The new, ice-class 1A ships will be the first LNG-powered large bulk carriers in the world, that will carry out sea transports within the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. 

Celebrity to recruit female bridge officers from Ghana

Celebrity Cruises announced partnership with the Regional Maritime University in Ghana marking the first time in cruise industry history, in order female bridge officers to be openly recruited from a West African country, through a new Celebrity-RMU Cadet Program.

First globally available autonomous maritime test area opened

The One Sea – Autonomous Maritime Ecosystem announced the opening of the Jaakonmeri autonomous maritime test area, the first to be globally open to anyone wishing to test autonomous maritime traffic, vessels, or technologies related to it. 

The QUADRIGA project

The QUADRIGA is the first sailing cargo carrier in the world, built to transport goods emission-free, using only wind power to propel her across the ocean. In addition, she is the biggest sailing ship of all time. In the future, goods of all kind could be transported in a 100% positive life-cycle assessment. The project aims to fulfil industry’s vision of creating a greener, more sustainable solution for transport across the sea.