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ABB completes delivery for the world’s most advanced icebreaking LNG carrier fleet


Yakov Gakkel, owned by joint venture between Teekay LNG Partners and China LNG Partners, joins a fleet of 15 specially designed tankers transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) year-round from one of Russia’s most significant export developments in a generation –

ABS Publishes Fuel Cell Guidance to Support Industry Decarbonization Objectives: Guide Follows Hybrid Fuel Cell JDP With


ABS published its Guide for Fuel Cell Power Systems for Marine and Offshore Applications to support the design, evaluation, and construction of fuel cell systems on vessels and offshore assets.

“As technology evolves and regulators challenge shipping to decarbonize, fuel cells

New IMO regulations present unique challenges for 2020


Stuart Edmonston, Loss Prevention Director at UK P&I Club, looks at what IMO 2020 and increased automation mean for the maritime sector in 2020:

“From a loss prevention perspective, the most obvious discussion point for 2020 is the impending roll-out of

New low-sulphur bunker oil popular in Rotterdam


The new low-sulphur bunker oil VLSFO (Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil with a maximum 0.5% sulphur) has become extremely popular in Rotterdam, Europe's largest bunker port. Half of all November bunker sales were for VLSFO. This became apparent from the

Carrying terminals towards a more eco-efficient future with hybrid straddles


Fifty years on from its introduction, the Kalmar straddle carrier is now a textbook example of what can be achieved with hybrid drivelines. Almost 300 hybrid versions have been ordered and delivered to date, including 43 to DP World Antwerp

‘A smart port researches the future’


In Rotterdam we are continuously searching for answers to make the port smarter, more efficient, better and more sustainable. How have partners in the port addressed this, why, and what could they have done smarter?

SmartPort is a neutral knowledge platform

Ocean LNG leads global long-term LNG contracted capacity signed by purchasing companies in 2019, says GlobalData


Ocean LNG has dominated in terms of long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) import volumes for contracts signed by key purchasing companies for the year 2019, with almost 47% of the global contracted capacity, according to GlobalData, a leading data and

Tankers: Mixed Emotions for the VLCC Market


Middle East Gulf rates came under persistent downward pressure early on, although by the end of the week, owners were pushing back. The market for the 270,000mt Middle East Gulf to China dipped to low WS90s, but is now

MSC Mediterranean Shipping becomes first major shipping line to use 30% biofuel blends


MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) is pleased to announce that the company is now starting to use biofuel in its vessels calling in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Following successful trials with biofuel blends earlier this year, MSC has decided to continue bunkering

Shipping Gets Ready As IMO 2020 Looms


From 1 January 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will enforce a new 0.5 per cent global sulphur cap on fuel content and has announced a 50 per cent reduction in green-house gas emissions from ships by 2050. This new

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