LNG-fuelled vessels approaching 30% of orders

(Sep 09 2021)

Industry coalition SEA-LNG recognises significant growth in LNG-fuelled vessel orders in 2021.



Kawasaki receives first order for a new 86,700 m³ LPG-fueled LPG/ LAG carrier

(Sep 02 2021)

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced that it has concluded the first shipbuilding contract with Kawasaki Kisen Kaisya Ltd. (K-line) for a new 86,700 m3 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied ammonia gas (LAG) carrier powered by LPG fuel.



Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and French company TotalEnergies initiate feasibility study of LCO2 carrier

(Sep 02 2021)

Project for technology development and market formation in the CCUS value chain aimed at reducing CO2 emissions.



Posco, four others join forces for liquid CO2 tanker

(Sep 02 2021)

South Korean steelmaker Posco has forged a five-way partnership encompassing shipbuilders and ship registries to develop a liquid carbon dioxide carrier tanker, as part of its bid to gain an upper hand in the global transition to net-zero.



Israel freezes UAE oil deal over environmental concerns

(Aug 12 2021)

Israel’s environmental protection ministry has announced its decision to delay the implementation of a proposed oil transport deal with the United Arab Emirates.



Phoenix Tankers signs deal for construction of LPG fuelled VLGCs for LPG/ammonia transport

(Aug 12 2021)

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that its group company Phoenix Tankers Pte. Ltd. signed a deal with Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. for construction of two very large gas carriers (VLGCs) (Note 1) to transport liquefied petroleum gas (L...



Oil spill cleaned up in Novorossiysk

(Aug 12 2021)

An oil spill occurred at the CPC oil terminal in Novorossiysk during loading operations at 16-49 Moscow time on August 7. The Greek flagged “Minerva Symphony” was bent loaded at Single Point Mooring No1 when the incident occurred.



Oil spill in Black Sea much bigger than reported

(Aug 12 2021)

An oil spill off Russia’s Black Sea coast over the weekend spread over an area of nearly 80 square kilometres and was much larger than initially thought, scientists at Russia’s Academy of Sciences (RAN) said.



1.2% of low sulphur oil exceeds limits – Maritec

(Aug 10 2021)

With 1.23 per cent of VLSFO used on vessels proven to have a sulphur level outside the regulatory limits, it raises the question, at what point does the whole vessel become non compliant, Maritec asks.



How bunker markets changed in 2020

(Aug 10 2021)

There were many changes to bunker markets in 2020, including effects of COVID-19, IMO 2020 low sulphur rules, and the the withdrawal of many large banks from bunker financing. And we may see price rises this year. Søren Høll, CEO of KPI OceanConnect ...



bp joins the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping as a strategic partner

(Aug 02 2021)

bp and the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping signed a partnership agreement committing to a long-term collaboration on the development of new alternative fuels and low carbon solutions for the shipping industry.



Verifavia Shipping highlights widespread confusion over EEXI technical parameters

(Aug 02 2021)

Verifavia, the leading independent emissions verification company for the transport sector (aviation and shipping), insists that accurate calculation of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) new Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) ...



Oil leaking from abandoned tanker damages nature reserve in Yemen

(Aug 02 2021)

An oil leakage from a long-abandoned oil tanker in Yemen started damaging the country's nature reserve in the southern port city of Aden, a government official told Xinhua on Wednesday.



Naming and launching of Thun Empower

(Aug 02 2021)

On Tuesday July 27, Thun Empower was launched in an online event where she was named by Godmother Katharina Stanzel, Managing Director at Intertanko.



Methanol-fuelled ships less costly to build and operate than those burning LNG

(Aug 02 2021)

Methanol as a commercially and technically viable marine fuel is gaining greater traction over other alternative bunkers, including LNG, as more shipowners adopt the clean burning fuel as price spreads narrow and production ramps up.




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