DP World to commence Banana Port development in Congo

The move comes after DP World and the DRC Government agreed to make modifications to the initial contract by signing a term sheet comprising the contract amendments.

The initial 30-year concession contract for the management and development of the Banana Port was secured by the port operating company in March 2018.

The amendments were made to alter the obligations of the two entities in connection with the project, allowing it to come in line with the growth and development plans of the trade and...


Three Japanese firms partner to develop hydrogen fuelled marine engines

The three companies agreed to collaborate on common fundamental technologies to support the development of hydrogen fuelled marine engines.

The scope of the collaboration will include elementary experiments and analysis on hydrogen combustion, materials and sealing techniques, along with the requirements of the classification society.

Each company aims to launch a hydrogen fuelled engine by 2025.

Japan Engine Corporation will concentrate on the development of low-speed two-stroke engines while...


APMT and Plaquemines Port to jointly develop future port design

The agreement is part of a formal discussion stage, after which both APMT and PPHTD will carry out several studies before finalising any investment decision.

The facility is currently in the initial phases of development and will be designed as a deepwater, multi-modal, container terminal in Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish.

Situated 80km from the Gulf of Mexico, the proposed terminal will provide multimodal routing options to exporters and importers.

With an area of 1,000 acres and 8,200ft of...


Seanergy takes delivery of Capesize bulk carrier

This is the first of four Capesize vessels purchased by Seanergy this year to be delivered.

The 2012-built vessel was constructed by Imabari Shipbuilding in Japan.

The firm has also signed a time charter (T/C) agreement with Japanese shipping company NYK Line for M/V Hellasship.

After the completion of the routine transition process, the T/C is expected to come in force immediately. It will have a minimum 11 month to maximum 15 months term from the delivery.

In March, Seanergy signed a definitive...


China’s Damen Yichang Shipyard launches crane barge into water

The launch event was scheduled with the season, to guarantee the correct water depth needed for performing the launch successfully.

The shipyard will now make the final arrangements for the upcoming journey of the Crane Barge 7532 to the Chinese yard of Huisman, in Fujian Province.

Heavy construction equipment manufacturer Huisman is currently constructing the crane for the vessel.

Before its installation on the barge, the crane will undergo land testing. This will be followed by the final testing...


Port of Esbjerg and Atos launch co-innovation project for decarbonisation

The efforts of Atos and the Port of Esbjerg were matched by Invest in Denmark, the investment promotion agency of Denmark under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

Under the co-innovation project, the partners will develop a trimodal solution that will help in reducing carbon emissions in route networks.

Port of Esbjerg will receive a cohesive, end-to-end internet of things (IoT) solution from Atos.

Based on data analytics, the technology features of this solution will include built-in AI...


Kongsberg forms partnership to accelerate LNG carrier digital capabilities

Kongsberg Digital has formed a strategic digitalisation partnership with BW LNG and Alpha Ori Technologies to enable the acceleration of technologies for use by future-ready liquefied natural gas carriers (LNGCs).

The companies will develop digital capabilities to cut down the carbon footprint of LNGCs and floating storage and regasification units (FRSUs).

They will carry out numerous projects, starting with deploying a common data management platform and developing a maritime digital twin and...


Passer Marine wins AiP for LNG fuel tank insulation system

Norwegian company Passer Marine has received approval in principle (AiP) from the classification society DNV for the development of a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel tank insulation system.

The new concept is intended for prismatic ‘type B’ LNG tanks, which need a fractional secondary barrier according to International Maritime Organisation (IMO) rules.

The concept also features a leakage detection system to enable the safe handling and containing of fuel leaks.

Passer Marine COO Svein...


EPS and Rio Tinto sign charter deal for LNG dual-fuel bulk carriers

Singapore’s ship management company Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has signed a charter agreement with mining company Rio Tinto for three liquefied natural gas (LNG) dual-fuel Newcastlemax bulk carriers.

The agreement includes an option for an additional three carriers.

The construction of the 210,000 deadweight tonne (DWT) vessels will take place at New Times Shipbuilding in China.

The delivery of the ships will commence from the second half of 2023.

EPS stated that it has been focusing on...


Stabilis, Port of Corpus Christi Authority to promote LNG as marine fuel

Energy transition service provider Stabilis Solutions has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Port of Corpus Christi Authority, Texas, US, to promote the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel at the port.

The deal will see the port offer access and dock space for shore-to-ship fuelling operations, while Stabilis will support LNG fuelling operations by using its current fleet of mobile cryogenic assets, which include LNG transportation and distribution resources.



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