Safety Alert To Address Electrical Installations’ Knowledge Gap

  • USCG issued an alert to emphasize the importance of properly installed and maintained listed or certified safe electrical equipment in hazardous areas.
  • The safety alert aims to reduce the risk of fire or explosion onboard vessels.

USCG issued a Safety Alert is to emphasize the importance of properly installed and maintained listed or certified safe electrical equipment in hazardous areas in order to reduce the risk of fire or explosion onboard vessels.

The purpose of this Safety Alert is to...

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Grieg Star & G2 Ocean Join Autonomous Ship Research Cluster

Grieg Star and G2 Ocean join the research cluster to explore the feasibility of safe autonomous deep-sea ships, says an article published on their website. 

Autonomous ships 

Developers have been discussing ideas for autonomous ships for years and also have made several tests, but the technology is still young. 

Grieg Star and G2 Ocean, together with 20 other partners, have supported the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in setting up a research centre dedicated to safe...

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MOL To Launch ‘Carbon-Neutral’ Methanol Shipping Project

  • MOL will invest in NWIW for a planned methanol facility at the Port of Kalama in southwest Washington, USA.
  • The planned facility in Kalama will convert regionally sourced natural gas to methanol to
    be transported via ship for use in dedicated materials pathway production in Asia.
  • MOL will obtain a deeper knowledge of overall methanol activities, allowing the company to provide better services and solutions for its customers.

MOL and NW Innovation works announce new partnership, reads a news...

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Norespower Unveils World’s First Tiltable Rotor Sail

  • Two of Norsepower’s largest 35m tall Rotor Sails to be retrofitted onto Ro-Ro.
  • The SC Connector, a 12,251 gross tonne (GT) Ro-Ro cargo vessel operates in the North Sea.
  • The routes involve navigating under multiple bridges and powerlines.
  • These require the Rotor Sails to have a tilting function.
  • The company has developed Rotor Sails that tilt to almost horizontal when required.

Two of Norsepower’s largest 35m tall Rotor Sails to be retrofitted onto Ro-Ro operating in the North Sea are predicted...

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Europe Ports Prepare the Ground for ‘Driverless Ships’

Europe is gearing up for driverless (autonomous) ships, and planning autonomous ports too, writes Andrew Rosenbaum for Cyprus Mail.

Autonomous shipping

The Russian Maritime Register of Shipping said that it has published Guidelines on the classification of maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS).

The recommendations provided in the document are underpinned by R&D, according to Head of the RS Electrical Engineering and Automation Systems Department Vladimir Vikulin.

Recent developments make...

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NYK Joins World’s First Global Hydrogen Supply Chain

NYK participates in world’s first hydrogen supply chain demonstration project that started successfully using MCH to transport hydrogen, says a press release published on NYKLine website.

Transportation of hydrogen

NYK has taken part in the Advanced Hydrogen Energy Chain Association for Technology Development (AHEAD). 

AHEAD is the world’s first international demonstration operation to transport hydrogen. 

Circular hydrogen supply chain 
  • This project is subsidized by the New Energy and Industrial...

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Full Scale Testing of Ammonia As ‘Fuel of the Future’

  • Ammonia is seen as a promising carbon-free fuel that can help the maritime industry meet IMO’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from shipping by at least 50% by 2050.
  • Wärtsilä reports that the world’s first long-term, full-scale test of ammonia as fuel in a marine four-stroke engine is planned to start in the first quarter of next year.
  • The project brings together Wärtsilä, Norway’s Knutsen OAS Shipping AS and Spanish energy company Repsol.
  • It is being backed with a NOK 20 million...

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Digitalization and IoT Prioritized in Shipping Industry To Enhance Customer Support

  • In May, the  Digital Container Shipping
    Association (DCSA), made clear its determination to consign the centuries-old bill of lading to history.
  • In a new report, the DCSA stated that moving towards a standard, paperless bill of lading will derive $4bn in potential annual savings at a 50% adoption rate for the container shipping industry.
  • Since the first efforts to digitise bills of lading in the late 1990s, the promise of an electronic bill of lading for the container shipping industry has...

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DNV GL Certifies Hapag’s First Extended Use of Cold Ironing by Cruise Ship

  • Hapag’s first extended use of cold ironing got DNV GL certification.
  • A positive contribution to the climate by saving 600 tons of carbon dioxide.
  • The electricity is supplied by Hamburg Energie from 100 percent renewable resources, reducing the ship’s emissions practically zero.
  • By using marine gas oil, Hapag’s cruises fleet to cut sulfur emission by 80 percent. 

DNV GL certifies EUROPA 2’s first extended use of cold ironing by cruise ships, says a press release published on HLCruises’ website.

E...

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