Clarksons: 48% of Orderbook Embracing Alternative Fuels with 191 Ships Ammonia-Ready
Although alternative-fuelled newbuild ordering has been a little slower in 2023 to date, 48% of overall orderbook capacity is now alternative-fuelled when compared to 11% in 2017. The ordering this year has seen a relative trend towards methanol, with a 14% share of orders by tonnage against 22% dual fuel LNG, data from Clarksons shows.
Seaspan Breaks Ground on New Land-Based Testing Facility
Seaspan has begun construction on a new Land-Based Test Site (LBTS) at Vancouver Shipyards that will integrate and test vital ship communications, navigation, and other electronic equipment prior to being installed on vessels.
MV Asterix MARSS NiDAR System
Installation of cutting-edge command, control (C2) and counter unscrewed aerial systems (C-UAS).
New Propeller Coating for Eastern Pacific Shipping Fleet
Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) is introducing Graphite Innovation & Technologies’ graphene-based, biocide-free propeller coating across its fleet after positive results on an LPG tanker.
SUMED Taps Thordon to Equip Pipeline Service Boats
Egypt’s SUMED pipeline operator Arab Petroleum Company has completed the tailshaft conversion to Thordon’s SXL seawater-lubricated bearing system for seven special purpose point mooring service boats.
Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA): Uniting Disruptors to Shape a Peaceful Future
DIANA has now launched its initial challenges to innovators and entrepreneurs across NATO.
Sustainable Infrastructure Investment Needed for Canadian Shipping’s Decarbonization
A new study from global sustainable development consultancy Arup, in partnership with Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decarbonization Hub, demonstrates the many benefits that Canada could obtain from investing in infrastructure that would enable the uptake of low and zero emissions shipping fuels. In addition, the study highlights the potential impact of green shipping corridors through case studies of illustrative fuel production pathways at three Canadian ports – Vancouver, Prince Rupert, and Halifax.
Maersk to Pioneer First Container Vessel Conversion to Methanol Dual-Fuel Engine
As a first in the shipping industry, A.P. Moller – Maersk will retrofit an existing ship to a dual-fuel methanol powered vessel and thereby able to sail on green methanol.
CURRENT to Provide Improved Coastal Intelligence and Surveillance
Current Scientific Corporation’s latest innovations in thermal camera systems is the 360° Panoramic HD IR high-definition thermal camera array integrated into a gyro-stabilized EO/IR system, which provides situational awareness with long range object and threat verification.
Wärtsilä to Convert Stena Line Ferries to Methanol Fuel
Wärtsilä has been contracted by Swedish ferry operator Stena Line to convert some of its vessels to operate with methanol fuel.The conversions will include the fuel supply system and engine modifications, as well as integrating the new installations with the ships’ existing systems.
Study Sees Canada-U.S. Great Lakes Short-Sea Shipping Opportunities
A new study sees significant potential advantages for short-sea shipping services between southern Ontario and the U.S. Great Lakes region, highlighting the numerous trade flows that could benefit from integrating marine transportation alongside trucking services.
Poll Shows Big Canadian Support for Investment in Zero-Carbon Shipping
More than 8 in 10 Canadians support investment in the zero-emission ports, fuels and vessels that will help fight climate change, according to a recent poll by Abacus Data.
Study Affirms Global Shipping Industry Can Adopt More Ambitious Emission-Cutting Targets
The global shipping industry possesses the technical tools to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions significantly by 2030 without significant financial costs by deploying 5-10% zero or near-zero emission fuels, wind-assist technologies and by ‘climate optimising’ the speed of ships.
Day of the Seafarer Highlights Role in Ocean Protection
Hundreds of thousands of seafarers bear witness every day to changes in the marine environment due to human activity, and they are a key part of the solution through their implementation of vital International Maritime Organization rules and regulations developed and adopted to care for the oceans and the planet, while ensuring the safety of shipping.
Baltic Workboats to Build Autonomous Warships
A consortium led by Estonian shipbuilder Baltic Workboats has won funding of 95 million euros in the European Defence Fund competition to create a new type of naval platform for European fleets, adaptable for various missions in naval command and support roles.
The Murky Regulations Governing Submersibles
Submersibles don’t fall under international law as they don’t sail in and out of ports, and only have to follow local rules, so are operating in a very gray area.