New biofuels partnerships and first supply in the Middle East

(May 05 2022)

Oil and shipping group, Monjasa, has successfully completed its first blending and supply of marine biofuels in the UAE.

Tunisia: Sunken tanker contained no fuel.

(Apr 29 2022)

A commercial tanker that sank off the Tunisian coast and and was believed to be holding 750 tons of diesel fuel in fact held no fuel at all, according to Tunisian naval officials.

GSI begins sea trials of first dual-fuel methanol powered tanker built in China

(Apr 29 2022)

Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) is reinforcing its position as a leader in building alternative fuelled ships as it begins sea trials of the Stena Pro Patria, the first methanol powered dual-fuel tanker constructed in China.

Update on MPA’s preliminary findings on reported bunker fuel contamination in Singapore Port

(Apr 21 2022)

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was notified on 14 March 2022 that a number of ships had been supplied with High Sulphur Fuel Oil (HSFO) containing high concentration levels of Chlorinated Organic Compounds (COC) (1,2-Dichloroethan...

Has the rush to order LNG fuelled bulk carriers run its course?

(Apr 21 2022)

Latest MSI quarterly report points to decline in new gas fuel orders as Methanol and Ammonia options gather momentum and longer term risks are weighed.

The MOL Group and The Trafigura Group sign a MOU to establish a biodiesel fuel supply system

(Apr 21 2022)

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., its wholly-owned company MOL Chemical Tankers Pte. Ltd. (MOLCT), leading commodity trading company Trafigura Pte Ltd., and its vessel fuel supply joint-venture company TFG Marine Pte Ltd, have signed a Memorandum of Underst...

Six companies strategic alliance to develop Japan's first methanol-fueled domestic tanker

(Mar 17 2022)

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., MOL Coastal Shipping, Ltd., Tabuchi Kaiun Co., Ltd., Niihama Kaiun Co., Ltd., Murakami Hide Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., and The Hanshin Diesel Works, Ltd. have agreed to form a strategic alliance aimed at reducing environmental...

China delivers world’s first dual fuel LNG powered VLCC

(Mar 03 2022)

The world’s first LNG dual-fuel VLCC the YUAN RUI YANG was delivered February 28 at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) for shipping giant COSCO, the vessel is classed by China Classification Society (CCS).

Terntank takes delivery of 15000 chemical tanker which can run on liquefied biogas

(Mar 03 2022)

Terntank takes proactive operation to another league by its delivery of a greener tanker installed with enhanced digital solutions.

RINA approves first MR Tanker to exceed IMO 2050 targets using fossil fuels

(Feb 24 2022)

RINA has announced the Approval in Principle (AiP) of Swedish designer FKAB Marine Design’s hydrogen powered MR Tanker, the first AiP of a design using currently viable technology and fuels that achieves IMO 2050 targets.

Worlds largest ethane carrier named Pacific INEOS Belstaff at ceremony in Texas

(Feb 17 2022)

• The ‘Pacific INEOS Belstaff’ is the latest ship to join the INEOS fleet. • The ship is the world’s first 99,000 CMB VLEC (Very Large Ethane Carrier) with type B tanks, and is the largest VLEC in the world. • The ship was named by Fran Millar CEO ...

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster announces $65m Clean Ocean Advanced Biofuels Project

(Feb 10 2022)

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster announced its largest project to date, the $65 million Clean Ocean Advanced Biofuels Project.

MOL Group bunkering vessel successfully operated using biodiesel fuel

(Feb 10 2022)

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.(MOL) announced that the bunkering vessel Techno Star, owned and operated by its group company MOL Techno-Trade, Ltd. has been successfully operated using biodiesel fuel (BDF) supplied by Aburatou Shoji K.K..

World’s first ammonia ready vessel delivered to ABS Class

(Feb 07 2022)

The first ammonia-fuel ready vessel in the world, the ABS-classed Suezmax tanker the KRITI FUTURE, has been delivered to owners Avin International LTD, flying the Greek Flag.

NYK delivers methanol-fueled chemical tanker

(Feb 03 2022)

Dual-fuel engine mitigates NOx emissions.


Jun-Jul 2024

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