TotalEnergies Marine Fuels completes first LNG bunker operations for new dual-fuelled vessels

TotalEnergies Marine Fuels has recently completed its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering operations for two new, dual-fuelled vessels owned by the Angelicoussis Group following bilateral short-term supply deals struck on the spot market, signalling the growing maturity of the lower-carbon marine fuel. On 23 August 2023, TotalEnergies Marine Fuels supplied 2,700 metric tons of […]

Jamaica celebrates World Maritime Day and 50 years of MARPOL

Jamaica’s maritime community gathered to celebrate World Maritime Day last week and observe the crucial role that the shipping industry plays in shaping the global economy and connecting nations by seas. Kingston’s UDC building, home to the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ), was lit up in blue to mark the occasion. Guests were welcomed by […]

KPI OceanConnect welcomes Greek maritime executives to Alternative Fuels & EU ETS Forum

KPI OceanConnect, a leading global marine energy solutions provider, held its Alternative Fuels & EU ETS Forum for clients in Greece last week, where it brought together a line-up of marine energy experts to talk about biofuels, their regulation and adoption and their important role in helping the shipping industry comply with emissions regulations. For […]

Unifeeder invests in four new methanol powered vessels

Unifeeder Group has signed a long-term time-charter agreement for two new methanol-capable container feeder vessels and has an option for additional two similar vessels. German-based ship owning group Elbdeich Reederei will build and manage the 1250 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) vessels which will be delivered in 2026. Unifeeder Group plans to deploy the new vessels […]

ClassNK joins major classification societies by amending rules for seawater-lubricated shafts

Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) has joined the major classification societies to amend its rules relating to the inspection of seawater-lubricated propeller shaft systems. The amendment means that ships with open seawater-lubricated propeller shafts that are built to ClassNK rules are subject to the same 15-year shaft withdrawal inspection periods as oil-lubricated shafts and sterntubes, subject […]

Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry Mourns the Loss of Capt. David J.F. Bruce

Capt. David J.F. Bruce, Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) to the IMO, and Senior Deputy Commissioner of Maritime Affairs, RMI Maritime Administrator passed away on Friday, 29 September 2023. He was a loving husband to Alison for 53 years, father to Gwendoline, and grandfather to Alison and Alexander. Capt. Bruce […]

Accelleron and METIS to drive digital turbocharger service uptake

Turbocharging specialist Accelleron has signed a strategic partnership with METIS Cyberspace Technology that will expand the number of marine installations and power generation facilities that can use data analytics to improve turbocharger operation and maintenance. METIS develops data-collecting hardware and IoT solutions that can be easily deployed in vessels and facilities to achieve automated, real-time […]