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IMO MEPC agrees to initiate GHG strategy review, recognizing need for strengthened ambitions

The Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting (MEPC 77) leld last week agreed to initiate the revision of the Initial IMO Strategy on Reduction of GHG emissions from ships, recognizing the need to strengthen the ambition during the revision process, report the International Maritime Organization. The IMO, in view of the urgency for all sectors to accelerate … Read More...

Bolidt announces winner of inaugural Design Challenge

Leading resin applications specialist Bolidt has named the winner of its first Design Challenge, with Jacco van Overbeek, director of the company’s maritime division, presenting the award at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe in London on 1 December. The inaugural Bolidt Design Challenge has been awarded to Meyer Werft concept designer Thorben Stubbe for a … Read More...

ABS brings together industry leaders to discuss accelerating US Offshore Wind market with vessel innovation

US Offshore Wind Industry leaders discussed the potential for a carbon neutral offshore wind (OSW) supply chain, sustainable offshore wind vessels and US regulations for wind vessels at the ABS Offshore Wind Forum. Titled ' Accelerating the U.S. Market with Vessel Innovation’, the event saw Greg Lennon (pictured), ABS Vice President for Global Offshore Wind map out … Read More...

Tankers International meets demand for more intuitive, actionable fixtures data with new app

VLCC pool Tankers International has announced the launch of its new improved VLCC fixtures app, which it says delivers enhanced functionality and value to shipowners, charterers and brokers – reflecting increased demand for more intuitive, actionable fixture data. First launched in 2014, the app is the only source of such comprehensive fixture data - otherwise only … Read More...

Norway’s Eksfin tops NOK 10bn in offshore wind financing as Dogger Bank C reaches financial close

Export Finance Norway (Eksfin) has reached a new milestone of NOK 10.3bn (EUR 1.04bn) in loans and guarantees for offshore wind projects worldwide. Its latest loan guarantee relates to a converter platform contract awarded to Norwegian supplier Aibel for the third phase of the Dogger Bank mega-project in the North Sea (pictured), which reached financial close today … Read More...

Oceanbird wind propulsion technology accelerates its way to market with JV company

Alfa Laval and Wallenius have finalised the 50/50 joint venture that will take Oceanbird wind power solutions from cutting-edge marine concept to commercial reality. With Niclas Dahl as Managing Director, the partnership will make good on the promise of sustainable wind-assisted and wind propulsion. Through the joint venture, formally named AlfaWall Oceanbird, the … Read More...

ATPI Marine & Energy and Qatar Airways share sustainability best practices at Hamburg Maritime Forum

Reducing the environmental impact of crew travel are among the key topics being explored at the 2021 edition of the Hamburg Maritime Forum taking place this week. Specialist travel management business ATPI Marine & Energy is joining forces with Qatar Airways to share best practice and expertise with attendees in order to support shipping businesses in their quest … Read More...

Nor-Shipping marketing head Kristiansen joins communications agency Blue-C

Oslo-based communications, PR and content agency Blue-C has recruited Kent Erik Kristiansen, Nor-Shipping’s Head of Communications and Marketing, as its new Managing Director. Kristiansen joins the firm, which specialises in delivering services to Norway’s key maritime and energy business sectors, as it looks ahead to its “next chapter of development” at home and … Read More...

Høglund to supply integrated automation and hybrid-electric system for two Tipco asphalt carriers

Integrated automation and energy specialist Høglund has been commissioned to supply advanced, fully integrated hybrid, automation, and digital solutions to two asphalt carriers to be built in Wuhu shipyard, China, for owner Continental Bitumen. The technical manager and operator of the vessels is Tipco Asphalt. The central part of this delivery is the hybrid … Read More...

ICS urges WTO Director General to prioritise maritime transport in trade talks

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has called for maritime transport to be prioritised in multilateral trade negotiations ahead of high-level WTO meetings to take place this week. In a briefing session with the business community, ahead of this week’s meetings, ICS urged WTO Director General, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (pictured), to pay closer attention to … Read More...

Jurong Port joins the Castor Initiative

Joint development project for deepsea ammonia-fuelled tanker now has seven partners The Castor Initiative – the multinational coalition consisting of MISC Berhad (MISC), Lloyd’s Register (LR), Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), MAN Energy Solutions (MAN), the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Yara International ASA (Yara) welcomes a new partner – … Read More...

World’s first methanol-fuelled towboat to launch in 2023

Maritime Partners in cooperation with Elliott Bay Design Group, e1 Marine and ABB, announces that the M/V Hydrogen One, the world’s first methanol-fuelled towboat, will launch and be available for charter in 2023 to meet the pressing demand for sustainable towboat operations. Decarbonising towboats – squat, powerful vessels used to push barges - poses substantial … Read More...

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