Bloom Energy, SHI win AiP for fuel cell-powered LNG carrier design

US-based green energy company Bloom Energy, in partnership with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), has obtained approval in principle (AiP) from DNV for the initial design of an engineless, fuel cell-powered liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier.

SHI partnered with Bloom Energy in 2019 to design and develop vessels powered by solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology.

Earlier this month, the firms received AiP from DNV for an LNG carrier that operates solely using SOFC technology.

The fuel cell-propelled...

Nutrien and Exmar to collaborate on ammonia-fuelled vessel development

Canadian fertiliser company Nutrien has partnered with Belgium-based Exmar to jointly develop and construct a low-carbon, ammonia-powered ship.

The companies will work together to choose an ammonia engine as well as the supply system manufacturer.

They will also select a shipyard for the construction of the vessel, with plans to deploy it as early as 2025.

The vessel will use Nutrien’s current low-carbon ammonia supply, from Geismar, Louisiana, US, for fuel.

With this partnership, the companies aim...

Minerva Bunkering, rise-x join forces on digital bunkering

Mercuria Energy Group subsidiary Minerva Bunkering has teamed up with intelligent technology company rise-x to set up ADP Clear in Singapore.

For supporting comprehensive bunkering solutions in a digital ecosystem, the new spin-off digital entity integrates rise-x’s proprietary DIANA Ecosystem Operating Platform (EOP) and Minerva’s Advanced Delivery Platform (ADP).

Designed and developed by Minerva alongside its technology partner Curl Tech, the ADP is an integrated hardware and software solution.

Saudi Arabia launches first cruise ship terminal at Jeddah Islamic Port

Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) has collaborated with Saudi Cruise Company to introduce the first cruise ship terminal at Jeddah Islamic Port in Saudi Arabia.

Established by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), Saudi Cruise was launched in January at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The latest development also comes ahead of the launch of the first cruise from the country for the Bellisima ship, which will sail from Jeddah Islamic Port to stations in Egypt and...

MOL and team to develop Delta Sail to improve ship propulsion

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), MOL Drybulk, Oshima Shipbuilding and Iknow Machinery have signed an agreement to mutually conduct research and development (R&D) for a new energy-efficient sail.

Named the Iknow Delta Sail Crane (Delta Sail), the new sail can be fixed on vessels’ cargo handling cranes and similar equipment to bolster propulsion force.

As part of the project, the partners will work together to minimise greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships.

This will be achieved by placing the sail on...

MSC and team to develop oceangoing hydrogen-fuelled cruise ship

MSC Group’s Cruise Division, Fincantieri and Snam have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to mutually determine the conditions for the design and construction of an oceangoing hydrogen-fuelled cruise ship.

This is said to be the world’s first oceangoing cruise vessel that would operate using hydrogen.

As part of the study, the partners will evaluate the feasibility of the project, which would allow certain operations to become emission-free.

The companies will investigate the key factors...

Port of Cape Town reports cyberattack on port operating systems

South Africa’s Port of Cape Town has reported a cyberattack that has affected its port operating systems, causing disruption to container operations.

Transnet runs a national freight rail line along with major South African ports, including Port of Cape Town and Durban. The company confirmed that its IT applications experienced disruptions.

The website of Transnet was down on 22 July and displayed an error message.

Currently, the port operator is investigating the cause of the disruption.


DBS and team conclude Singapore’s first digital bunker financing pilot

Singapore’s DBS and partners have concluded the country’s first live bunker delivery financing pilot transaction.

The pilot transaction was completed in collaboration with TFG Marine, Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Ascenz, with support from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

As part of the project, ONE and Ascenz offered the underlying technology for the digitalisation of the bunker delivery note (BDN).

A BDN is used as the primary method in bunker trade. It records the quantity...

Survitec announces relaunch of lifeboat inspection solution

Survitec has relaunched its lifeboat inspection solution, Lifeboat Inspection 402, to provide enhanced savings and flexibility for ship operators.

The solution, developed in accordance with the regulations mandated in 2020 under Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Chapter III & IMO MSC.402(96), is supported by the company’s new ‘Hub and Spoke’ network model.

Survitec lifeboat product category manager Metkel Yohannes said: “We have significantly optimised our global lifeboat inspection solution to...

Windward unveils new capability to support maritime investigations

Israel-based Windward has introduced a new capability, Container Insights, to improve the company’s existing Cargo Insights by offering live screening and tracking of containers, along with bill of lading (BOL) verification.

This new capability will streamline and improve the efficiency of screening procedures for trade finance deals.

It will also allow government agencies to inspect suspicious containers, giving them a complete view of ships, firms and containers under a single platform.

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