MF Hydra sails on zero-emission liquid hydrogen

When on March 31 the MF Hydra was put into operation running on zero-emission hydrogen, it was ground-breaking in several ways. In addition to the major technology development, a great deal of work has also been done to develop rules and regulations to enable Norwegian passenger ships to run on hydrogen. “The Norwegian Public Roads […]

Sembcorp Marine proposes change of name to Seatrium

Sembcorp Marine Ltd (the “Company” or “Sembcorp Marine” and, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”), is proposing to change its name from “Sembcorp Marine Ltd” to “Seatrium Limited” following completion of the combination of the businesses of the Company and Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd on 28 February 2023, and will adopt a new branding […]

“K” LINE Chile holds 50th anniversary ceremony

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) is pleased to announce that Group company “K” LINE CHILE has held a ceremony in a hotel in national capital Santiago to mark the 50th anniversary of its establishment. Around 150 people attended the ceremony, including His Excellency the Ambassador of Japan to Chile, Mr Kazuhisa Shibuya, Chilean governmental […]

Norsepower and IINO Lines agree to install Norsepower Rotor Sails on a newbuild VLGC

Global provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems Norsepower and Japanese shipping company IINO Lines have announced a contract for the delivery and installation of two Norsepower Rotor Sails™ on a newbuild Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC). The new vessel – delivered last week from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd in Korea is ready […]

UK ports welcome government funding for floating offshore wind infrastructure

On March 30 the UK Department for Transport confirmed launch of the £160m Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme (FLOWMIS) to supports the delivery of a national port infrastructure to facilitate floating offshore wind. British ports have welcomed the funding but stress the need for further sums to help achieve government ambitions for sizable offshore […]

Shipping bodies warmly welcome EU decision to recognise training and certification of Filipino seafarers

The European Commission on March 31 announced its decision to continue to recognise the certificates of Filipino seafarers, confirming the compliance of the Philippines with the requirements of the STCW Convention. Shipping bodies including ECSA (European Community Shipowners’ Associations), ICS (International Chamber of Shipping) and the Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC) have warmly welcomed the positive […]

Analyst calls it ‘the best tanker market this century’

The stars are aligning for a tanker supercycle, writes analyst company Shipping Strategy Ltd. Due to weak markets, low returns, changes to regulations and the pandemic, tanker owners have not been ordering many ships for several years. Nor are they likely to do so now with newbuilding prices near historical peaks, regulatory uncertainty growing, and […]