K LINE begins vehicle terminal operation in Japan


Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K LINE) and Daito Corporation have commenced the operation of the Yokohama Daikoku C-4 terminal in Japan, which will use renewable energy.

The pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Ivory Arrow, operated by K LINE, made the first call at what is said to be the company’s first dedicated finished vehicle terminal in Japan.

With the support of a work facility with a large roof, the terminal is designed to handle various vehicles, such as break-bulk cargoes, in addition to serving...


Wärtsilä provides LFSS solution to BW LPG’s VLGC vessels


Technology company Wärtsilä has concluded the supply of its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) Fuel Supply System (LFSS) to 15 Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) vessels that are owned and operated by BW LPG, a company listed in Oslo, Norway.

Claimed to have the world’s largest fleet of VLGC vessels, BW LPG is involved in the shipping of LPG.

In 2018, Wärtsilä received a contract to supply the first four of the 15 systems. This agreement followed the company’s trial of a full-sized two-stroke marine engine...


GoodFuels and Itochu collaborate on sustainable marine biofuel


GoodFuels has entered a new long-term partnership agreement with Itochu for the scaling of sustainable marine biofuel in Singapore, Japan and the Asia-Pacific region.

The alliance integrates GoodFuels’ sustainable biofuel expertise and client and sourcing portfolio with Itochu’s client base and trading and supply operations.

GoodFuels stated: “This new strategic partnership will enable the two companies to build the market and develop the supply chain necessary for wider adoption of marine...


Golar and Snam sign €269m LNG carrier conversion agreement


Golar LNG and Snam have entered a €269m contract to transform an existing LNG carrier, dubbed Golar Arctic, into a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU).

The FSRU will be installed bySnam in the port area of Portovesme in Sardinia, an Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea, to meet the energy requirements in the region.

The contract covers the vessel and capex for its conversion into an FSRU.

Snam will acquire the FSRU, which will have a storage capacity of up to 140,000 cubic metres,...


Seaspan orders four new dual-fuel LNG boxships


Global containership lessor Seaspan has reached agreements with an undisclosed shipyard for the construction of new liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels.

The scope of the contract includes the construction of four ultra-modern 7,700 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) dual-fuel LNG containerships.

Seaspan is expected to receive the new vessels in the third and fourth quarters of 2024.

Upon receiving the vessels, the company will sign long-term charter agreements with a major global liner customer.



EPS to deploy carbon capture systems on two MR tankers

Eastern Pacific Shipping

Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has entered an agreement with Rotterdam-based Value Maritime (VM) for the deployment of carbon capture and filtering systems on two MR tankers.

The tankers are named M/T Pacific Cobalt and M/T Pacific Gold.

The deal also includes an option for system installations on three further vessels.

Value Maritime co-founder and director Maarten Lodewijks said: “Bringing our filtering and carbon capture technology to the tanker market has been a goal of ours from the very...


Neste and Nordic Marine Oil start new co-processed marine fuel trial


Neste and its partner Nordic Marine Oil are trialling a new marine fuel to cut down greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The new Neste Marine 0.1 Co-processed marine fuel is being tested in Scandinavia and is claimed to reduce up to 80% of GHG emissions over its lifecycle when compared to fossil fuels.

Neste is producing the Marine 0.1 Co-processed marine fuel at its refinery in Porvoo, Finland.

The refinery is used for the co-processing of renewable raw materials and fossil raw materials in the...


Mitsubishi and NYK Line secure AiP for liquefied CO₂ carriers

Japanese classification society ClassNK has awarded Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) Approval in Principle (AiP) for jointly developing a CO₂ transport technology for liquefied CO₂ (LCO₂) carriers.

The companies will harness each other’s capabilities for the joint development, which includes Mitsubishi Shipbuilding’s advanced gas handling technologies and NYK Line’s expertise in ship operations.

Under the AiP, the companies will work on technologies, such as...


Euroseas orders additional feeder boxships in South Korea


Greece-based shipping company Euroseas has exercised its option for the construction of two additional eco-design containerships.

Scheduled to be delivered in Q4 2024, the two fuel-efficient containerships will have a total carrying capacity of 2,800 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) each.

The contract value stands at around $86m and will be funded using debt as well as equity. The vessels will be constructed at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea.

This latest order follows an order by Euroseas...


CIMC Raffles delivers ice-rated ConRo vessel to Wallenius Sol

Wallenius Sol

Sweden-based shipping company Wallenius Sol has taken delivery of a multi-fuel ConRo vessel, Botnia Enabler, from Chinese shipyard CIMC Raffles.

The first in a two-vessel series, Botnia Enabler is claimed to be the world’s largest ice-rated multi-fuel ConRo vessel.

With a 27,000 deadweight tonnage, the Swedish-flagged ship has a length of 242m and beam of 35.2m.

The highest Finnish-Swedish ice class will enable it to withstand severe winter conditions in the Gulf of Bothnia.

Botnia Enabler can...


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