AiP for environmentally friendly “ballast-water-free” LNG bunker & feeder vessel concept

(Jul 16 2021)

GTT announces that it has obtained, with its partner Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group Co. (HZ), a double Approval in Principle (AiP), from the classification Society China Classification Society (CCS) and DNV, for the “Ballast-Water-Free” LNG Bunke...



De Nora completes acquisition of UV Technologies Division

(Jul 09 2021)

The formal completion of acquisition improves ballast water management system (BWMS) choice for ship owners and operators at a critical juncture.



Kongsberg Digital to deliver Vessel Insight to Güngen fleet

(Jul 09 2021)

Kongsberg Digital announced that it has signed a contract to deliver its Vessel Insight infrastructure to Güngen Denizcilik ve Ticaret A.S. (Güngen), a Turkish-owned and registered shipping company which operates a fleet of six high-specification Sue...



LNG fuel tank system for tankers and bulkers gains DNV preliminary approval

(Jun 15 2021)

An innovative liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel tank system developed by Newport Shipping for crude tankers and bulkers has gained a key preliminary class approval to facilitate retrofits of such vessels in line with new environmental requirements to ...



ERMA FIRST acquires German marine water treatment specialists RWO

(Jun 15 2021)

Fast growing ballast water equipment manufacturer ERMA FIRST has acquired German marine water specialist RWO GmbH.



De Nora acquires UV Technologies Division

(Jun 10 2021)

The deal combines the capabilities of both organizations to meet the exponential demand for advanced water treatment technologies.



Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex deckhouse solutions design approval from DNV

(May 27 2021)

DNV has issued a Type Approval Design Certificate for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex deckhouse solutions.



The aft peak tank – ballast water challenges

(May 20 2021)

Tanker operators are struggling to treat ballast water from the aft peak tank, as the water cannot be mixed with the main ballast cargo, so it needs a separate system and there is not much space.



Optimarin – UV “definitely” for medium size vessels

(May 20 2021)

Using a UV ballast water system has clear advantages over an electrochemical system for tanker operators with sufficient power to run it for the amount of water they need to handle, such as medium size product and chemical tankers says UV supplier Op...



DMC: flex tunnels 3 nozzles 3 manoeuvring systems 7 rudders for new tanker

(May 13 2021)

Damen Marine Components (DMC) is making a special contribution to the innovative inland waterway tanker that is being built for BASF and Stolt Tankers.



Scorpio Shipmanagement upgrades its entire fleet with Marlink's hybrid network solution

(May 12 2021)

Tanker and bulker shipmanager extends its long-standing relationship with Marlink to reach rapid digitalisation and higher vessel efficiency.



Bureau Veritas assigns full suite of smart ship notations to innovative Furetank chemical tanker

(May 06 2021)

Bureau Veritas (BV), a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification, has, for the first time, assigned the complete suite of smart ship class notations to a 17,997 dwt chemical tanker, Furetank’s FURE VINGA.



HØGLUND to supply fuel gas systems for four crude oil tankers

(Apr 14 2021)

Høglund wins new contract to deliver Fuel Gas Supply Systems (FGSS) for Bank of Communications Financial Leasing (BoComm Leasing)-owned LR II tankers chartered by Shell.



Intelsat announces compact FlexMaritime 45cm antenna class

(Apr 09 2021)

Small, affordable, easy-to-install maritime terminals bring fast data speeds to coastal fishing, leisure and recreational vessels.



Ecochlor – new US “VIDA” regulation for discharges

(Apr 01 2021)

The US is planning a new set of regulations for discharges from tankers (and other vessels), including from ballast water and scrubber wash water, the “Vessel Incidental Discharge Act”. Steve Candito, CEO of Ecochlor, explained the implications.




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