“All tanker owners considering LNG for newbuilding” – DNV GL

(Mar 18 2021)

Catrine Vetereng, global director for tankers with DNV GL, said, “all tanker owners considering new building today are considering LNG fuel,” in a talk about how the tanker market is adapting to future expectations.



ABS publishes guidance on Methanol as Marine Fuel

(Mar 11 2021)

ABS guidance designed to support owners, operators, shipbuilders and original equipment manufacturers.



Review: LNG fuelled crude / chemical tankers

(Jan 14 2021)

There are developments with LNG fuelled chemical / crude tankers happening around a number of ‘focal points’ – Shell, Swedish owners, Sovcomflot and shuttle tankers.



Industry leaders join forces to develop a standard design for a Methanol-powered product tanker

(Dec 17 2020)

A coalition of some of the leading names in sustainable shipping have collaborated on a Joint Industry Project to enable product tanker charterers and shipowners to utilise Methanol as fuel regardless of the cargo carried.



Virtual Flowmeters - free Digital Ship webinar next week

(Nov 26 2020)

Many shipping companies realise they need better fuel information - but then see the only way to do it is with a flowmeter, which is expensive to install and may require a dry dock.



Marine biofuel testing set to begin at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre

(Nov 05 2020)

As the marine industry races to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre is taking a key role.



Arq Fue will support Hafnia in meeting IMO 2020 targets

(Nov 05 2020)

Arq, the UK based energy technology company, and Oslo listed Hafnia, one of the world’s leading product tanker owners and operators, have agreed to work together to accredit and introduce Arq Fuel as a key blend component for marine fuels, as part of...



EPS enters new sub-segment while remaining focused on sustainability

(Nov 05 2020)

Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has won a bid to purchase, build, and operate four 98,000 cubic meter VLECs for China-based Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical (STL).



MAN Energy Solutions to lead Danish Consortium developing ammonia

(Oct 29 2020)

Innovation Fund Denmark supporting AEngine project that aims to deliver commercially viable, zero-carbon, two-stroke engine by 2024.



Two factors determine whether fuel cell engines become successful

(Oct 15 2020)

The ultimate goal is to achieve a full-scale engine of 10 MW, Odfjell tells ShippingWatch.



Fuel to speed “cube rule” not as good as thought

(Sep 17 2020)

A study by 3 academic researchers found that the well-known cube rule for fuel consumption to speed does not work unless you are near the design speed.



ABS introduces ‘alternative fuel ready’ approach

(Sep 17 2020)

ABS has introduced an ‘Alternative Fuel Ready’ approach to help shipowners prepare their fleets for the introduction of alternative fuels.



KR opens LNG Fueled and Bunkering Simulation Center

(Sep 17 2020)

The Korean Register (KR) has announced the establishment of a new LNG Fueled and Bunkering Simulation Center (KR LSC). The new facility is located at KR’s headquarters in Busan and officially opened on 15 September.



LGM signed contract for supply of LNG fuel gas supply system to two DWT dual fuelled chemical tanker

(Sep 03 2020)

Gloryholder Liquefied Gas Machinery (DL)Co., Ltd. (LGM) has signed a contract to design and supply LNG fuel gas supply system for two 13,000 DWT chemical tankers with Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding Company Limited (YZJ).



Bio / synthetic LNG “viable” for ships – CE Delft

(Aug 27 2020)

It would be possible to make enough bio and synthetic LNG to power all ships, at costs similar to those of other low and zero carbon fuels, a study by CE Delft finds.




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