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.



ITOPF’s annual statistics show a promising start to the new decade

(Jan 14 2021)

ITOPF’s annual statistics of oil spills from tankers show that there were only 3 incidents where more than 7 tonnes of oil were spilt in 2020.



Signal launches CO2 emissions tool

(Dec 22 2020)

Tanker and dry bulk market participants are now able to assess the CO2 impact when chartering ships optimally positioned for their cargo, thanks to a new update on the Signal Ocean platform.



HHI Group and DNV GL present green tankers of the future

(Dec 22 2020)

DNV GL, the world’s leading classification society, and HHI Group, the world’s largest shipyard, have teamed up to embark on the development of future-proof tanker designs.



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.



Lean Marine to equip two Neste tankers with FuelOpt smart propulsion automation technology

(Dec 17 2020)

Lean Marine’s automated propulsion optimization technology, FuelOpt will be installed onboard two newbuilding tankers under construction for Finnish refiner Neste to reduce their fuel consumption and emissions.



ABS and DSME sign JDP to explore using solid oxide fuel cells on-board VLCCs

(Dec 03 2020)

Second ABS and DSME JDP aims to replace a diesel generator.



Feds shelve plans to dredge San Francisco Bay for oil tankers

(Dec 03 2020)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has abandoned plans to dredge a 13-mile stretch of the San Francisco Bay to make it easier for oil tankers to access refineries in the area.



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.



Using shaft generators instead of separate generators

(Nov 26 2020)

Shipping companies can generate power onboard from the main propeller shaft, rather than having a separate generator. This can be more efficient because you draw exactly what you need, a two-stroke main engine has better fuel economy and you can use ...



Stena Bulk’s wind + solar tanker

(Nov 26 2020)

Stena Bulk has designed a product and chemical tanker using wind and solar power, “IMOFlexMAX”.



ME-LGIP engine lands further orders

(Nov 26 2020)

Petredec signs contract for three LPG-powered engines for newbuild VLGCs; option for three more.



Endesa invests up to 34.5million in the largest LNG supply centre for gas-propelled vessels in Spain

(Nov 26 2020)

• With the enactment of new environmental regulations on maritime transport, Endesa is launching a project with an initial investment of 15.6 million euros by 2022, to adapt its port terminal in Los Barrios, in Algeciras for bunkering, to supply liqu...



Major ecological disaster averted off Nicobar

(Nov 26 2020)

The relevant Coast Guard carried out a timely air-sea coordinated operation on Sunday to tow away an oil tanker drifting dangerously close to the eco-sensitive Kachall in the pristine Nicobar chain of islands in the Bay of Bengal.



IMO Environment Committee approves amendments to cut ship emissions

(Nov 26 2020)

Draft amendments to the MARPOL convention would require ships to combine a technical and an operational approach to reduce their carbon intensity.




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Nov-Dec 2020

Shipping post COVID - practicality of decarbonisation - Hafnia and vessel performance