ABS and KRISO to advance nuclear-powered vessels and floating power generation platforms

ABS and the Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering (KRISO) are working together to advance commercial small modular reactor (SMR)-powered ships and floating SMR power generation platforms. ABS will provide analysis of applicable regulatory guidelines and international standards for the design of SMR-powered ships. KRISO will develop core technologies for SMR-powered ships, including […]

Bluferries launches new passenger hybrid Ro–Ro ferry built in Greece under RINA supervision

Bluferries, the company of the FS Italiane Group’s Polo Logistica operating in maritime transportation in the Strait of Messina, Italy; C.T.E. Perdikaris Engineering, Architectural & Technical Services Ltd., and class society RINA announce the launch of a state-of-the-art hybrid Ro-Ro passenger ship, Sikania II Hybrid. This innovative vessel is set to revolutionize passenger travel between Villa San […]

BOURBON and Opsealog partner to reduce fleet emissions through data-driven fleet optimisation

Enhanced fleet monitoring and data-driven optimisation will be deployed across BOURBON’s global Marine & Logistics fleet of 104 vessels to boost efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, under a new strategic partnership with marine digitalisation expert, Opsealog.   The multi-year agreement follows a six-month pilot on 25 Offshore Supply Vessels (OSVs), which demonstrated average […]

IMO Council steps up action on transparency and access to information

The IMO Council met for its 132nd session from 8 to 12 July 2024 at IMO headquarters in London. The session was chaired by Mr. Victor Jimenez Fernandez of Spain, supported by Mrs. Amane Fethallah of Morocco as Vice-Chair. Among the key outcomes of the meeting were the decisions to live-stream plenary sessions of the […]

ICS publishes A Practical Guide to Shipboard Inspections e-book

The first edition of ‘A Practical Guide to Shipboard Inspections’ is out now and available to buy in e-book, with print copies to follow. This guide helps ship’s officers, crews and superintendents prepare for all types of inspections and understand how they interlink, including flag state, port state control, class and masters’ inspections. All ship […]

IBIA points out current inadequacies of CII methodology for bunker vessels

IBIA – The International Bunker Industry Association’s members, along with the wider shipping industry, are actively pursuing operational energy efficiency improvements as part of goals consistent with the IMO 2023 Strategy on Reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from Ships. With the IMO’s initial Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) ratings applied to ships, like others IBIA […]

VLCC market: a super cycle waiting in the wings?

As the first half of 2024 draws to a close, the VLCC market presents a picture of moderate improvement without the dramatic boom witnessed in other tanker segments, writes Mette Frederiksen (pictured), Head of Research and Insight at Tankers International. While freight rates have exhibited a steadier trajectory compared to the volatility of 2023, peak […]

Introducing Monarch freight management system for secure and efficient container handling in ports

BidBird, an innovator in maritime logistics technology, is launching its Monarch™, which it describes as a groundbreaking freight management system set to transform container handling practices on vessels in port. The smart, durable, and easy-to-use Monarch™ bundle shipping containers together, significantly reducing lifting and picking times, enhancing efficiency and bolstering safety. Two sizes of clips […]

Peninsula fuels “K” LINE ‘s Thor Highway with LNG in Gibraltar

Fuel supplier Peninsula is pleased to announce the successful LNG bunkering of the car carrier Thor Highway by its LNG bunker vessel, Levante LNG. The supply operation was carried out for our customer “K” LINE in Gibraltar.  The Thor Highway, operated by “K” LINE, is a newly built LNG dual-fueled car carrier chartered by the company and was delivered this year. The […]