Shipping industry’s CO2 footprint projected to grow despite efficiency gains

(Nov 19 2020)

An ageing fleet of ships and historically low levels of newbuild activity present significant challenges to the International Maritime Organization's goal of reducing overall CO2 emissions from the shipping industry.



Yemeni officials repeat warnings over Safer oil tanker

(Nov 19 2020)

Senior Yemeni officials warned, Iran-backed Houthi’s use of naval mines and bomb boats, and the group’s resistance to maintaining the Safer tanker are serious threatens to international maritime traffic and ecological life in the Red Sea.



i4 Insight integrates GreenSteam’s performance optimization solution onto its platform

(Nov 12 2020)

i4 Insight, creators of a platform that provides a single point of access for multiple data streams and applications, providing a holistic view of ship and fleet operations, is partnering with GreenSteam, a leader in vessel-based machine learning for...



Proman Stena Bulk to promote a greener shipping future with additional methanol-ready vessel

(Nov 12 2020)

Proman Stena Bulk Ltd has finalized an agreement to build an additional vessel under its joint venture partnership.



Anemoi Marine Technologies to collaborate with Wärtsilä in future sales of Rotor Sail solutions

(Nov 05 2020)

The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) tied to a License and Cooperation agreement with UK-based Anemoi Marine Technologies for the future sales and servicing of Rotor Sail solutions to the shipping industry. ...



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.



Yemen warns of leaks from oil tanker seized by Houthis

(Nov 05 2020)

The Yemeni government has warned of possible leaks or even explosions from the oil tanker abandoned off the port of Hudaydah which has been seized by Houthi militias, Anadolu has reported.



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.



UN renews appeal for avoiding catastrophic Yemen tanker spill

(Oct 08 2020)

The UN is trying to avoid an environmental catastrophe off Yemen, renewing an appeal for greenlighting emergency inspection and repairs on the derelict tanker Safer.



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.



Sri Lanka claims costs incurred on dousing oil tanker fire

(Sep 17 2020)

Sri Lanka on Wednesday asked for a claim of USD 1.8 million from the Greek owners of the oil tanker, which caught fire off the country's eastern waters.




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