The year 2020 is approaching along with the Sulphur cap regulation of 0.5%, putting pressure on maritime agents to decrease emissions – and to utilise new innovations for environmentally sound vessels and services in the marine industry.
Arriving in Oman on July 10, the two new tugs will be directly deployed at a Oman India Fertiliser Company S.A.O.C (OMIFCO) dedicated terminal in the Port of Sur and will be owned and operated by the joint venture Bahwan Lamnalco Company (BLC).
MAN Diesel & Turbo has won the order to provide the propulsion systems for 2 ×2,525-teu containership newbuildings, which will join the fleet of Pasha Hawaii, the U.S. Jones Act carrier in the Hawaii trade lane.
DESS Aquaculture, a joint venture between Solstad Farstad and John Fredriksen’s Marine Harvest, has signed a contract to install Optimarin ballast water treatment (BWT) systems on its four newbuild 3,500m3 capacity wellboats. The agreement pushes the number of systems sold by Optimarin so far this year beyond the 50 mark, with recent orders also received from Besiktas Shipping, Eureka Shipping, Solvang, Koyo Kaiun and Ahrenkiel, amongst others.
The technology group Wärtsilä announces another milestone achievement with regard to its Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel engine. The 34DF engine has been awarded the USA Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Tier III certification for diesel mode operation when installed together with the Wärtsilä NOx Reducer (NOR) system.
The 326-metre, 146,000 DWT, cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway arrived in Brest on 28 April for 11 days of scheduled maintenance and refurbishment. The primary objective of the visit was mechanical works on the ship’s two ABB azipods.
Transas, a Wärtsilä company, has signed a landmark contract to supply a Fleet Operations Solution (FOS) to Wilson ASA, the Norway-based fleet operator. The FOS creates an infrastructure that includes onboard navigational and communication components to provide enhanced connectivity for business communications and crew services.
Damen Shipyards Group has delivered a Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) 250 to South Africa-based Dredging Africa. The CSD will be used to mine sand from the Ash River, just east of Bethlehem in the Free State Province. The project is a clear demonstration of the suitability of Damen’s stationary dredger range for dredging inland areas.
World Ocean Council and Stockholm International Water Institute Partner to Advance Industry Leadership in Implementing “Source to Sea Solutions” in Support of Sustainable Development Goals. Business representatives will gather to progress action in reducing land-based sources of pollution to the ocean at World Water Week, the premier global water event (Stockholm, 27-31 August).
Only five years after the launch of the X-DF engine, WinGD is pleased to announce they have secured an order for their 100th X-DF engine. The award-winning technology developed by WinGD has demonstrated, on tests and engines currently in operation, that it offers stable combustion, inherently low NOx and greenhouse gas emissions.
Tokyo – Leading Classification Society ClassNK granted an Approval in Principle (AIP) based on its Rule Part GF which adopts IGF Code (regulation for ships using low-flashpoint fuels) to NYK Line and Japan Marine United (JMU) for their joint project on the concept design of an LNG-fueled 200K DWT bulk carrier.
Vestdavit has secured a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for MissionEase which protects the multi-boat handling system’s unique mode of operation from plagiarism. Boat-handling specialist Vestdavit has developed MissionEase as a more efficient and safer transfer method for RHIBS, USVs and other craft within mission bays between their storage and the davit launch areas.
Damen Shipyards Group recently signed a contract with leading multinational public transport company Arriva Danmark for five fully-electric ferries, known as the Damen Ferry 2306 E3. Damen E3 vessels are designed with the philosophy of being environmentally friendly, efficient in operation and economically viable.
On 05 July 2018, Nevsky Shipyard launched the single-deck dry cargo vessel of mixed “river-sea” navigation “Pola Anatolia” (Project RSD 59). The lead ship of Project RSD59 is the first in a series of five dry cargo carriers under a trilateral contract with State Transport Leasing Company as a customer and shipping company Pola Rise as a leaseholder.
/ins The portal yourKonecranes.com displays the service information and data of 260 cranes and hoists at the largest electricity generation plant in Baden-Wuerttemberg. Grosskraftwerk Mannheim AG (GKM) produces energy and distant heating for the booming Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region.