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Methanol Institute: ‘Turning point’ for methanol as bunker fuel reached with A.P. Moller – Maersk leading change

‘Economics of the shipping market will be the key driver enabling methanol to be adopted at a higher pace going forth over next couple years as market begins to return to more normal rates,’ states COO.

Jan 27 2023

Bunker fuel sales volume at Rotterdam port up 6% on year to 10.8 million in 2022

For the first time, some sea-going vessels bunkered methanol and from the summer of 2023 sea-going vessels will arrive on a regular basis to bunker this fuel.

Jan 27 2023

MPC Container Ships and INERATEC enter synthetic drop-in marine diesel oil agreement

Early collaboration between e-fuel providers and offtakers across industries an important factor for scaling up production volumes and driving decarbonisation.

Jan 27 2023

Mabanaft and Hapag-Lloyd to evaluate options for supply of ammonia as bunker fuel

Evaluating options for the supply of ammonia as bunker fuel to Hapag-Lloyd in and around the Port of Hamburg, Germany and Port of Houston, Texas, USA.

Jan 26 2023

Methanol Institute: Europe’s shipping sector needs certainty for renewables transition

Forty-seven entities called for the maintenance of proposed 2% sub quota of renewable fuels of non biological origin and its application to all shipping firms.

Jan 26 2023

World-unique methanol bunkering operation carried out in the Port of Gothenburg

Methanol propelled vessel ‘Stena Germanica’ becomes the first non-tanker vessel in the world to be bunkered with methanol in a ship-to-ship refuelling operation.

Jan 26 2023

Transition towards clean shipping bunker fuels ‘big topic’ at 4th WPCAP meeting

Topic expected to be the main focus of multiple initiatives in the coming years, including Green Corridor projects launched by several WPCAP members across the globe.

Jan 26 2023

Port of Long Beach policy move towards LNG bunkering may ‘escalate’ global warming

‘LNG is the fossil fuel industry’s greenwashed solution for shipping decarbonization,’ states environmental organization Pacific Environment.

Jan 26 2023

China: CSSC research unit receives BV approvals for LNG fuel supply control system

GAS·MAC® LNG fuel supply control system obtained product Type Approval certificate and Prototype Approval Certificate from classification society Bureau Veritas recently.

Jan 20 2023

MOL takes delivery of methanol-fuelled methanol carrier “Cypress Sun” in South Korea

Vessel will be chartered by MOL from Osaka Shipping Co., Ltd. and Waterfront Shipping Company Limited will charter the vessel from MOL under a long-term contract.

Jan 20 2023

Eurofins: UCOME, POME, UCO as feedstocks for bio bunker fuel present ‘unique’ challenges for shipping sector

Variability of sources can affect the stability and performance of biofuel bunkers produced from these feedstocks, in turn leading to difficulties in meeting regulations and industry standards, shares Bryan Quek.

Jan 19 2023

Sembcorp Marine names first LNG hybrid tug “JMS Sunshine” in Singapore

The first of its kind, “JMS Sunshine” runs on pure LNG with a sizable energy storage system based on Lithium ion battery; system allows emission-free operation when idling.

Jan 19 2023

New study assesses role of technologies in tracing the true carbon intensity of sustainable bunker fuels

Report highlights the role of technology in enabling the shipping industry to develop specific mechanisms to track, verify and assure the true carbon intensity of sustainable marine fuels.

Jan 19 2023

SEA-LNG publishes overview of LNG as bunker fuel for 2022 to 2023

2022 was another very strong year for LNG vessel orders, with numbers almost equalling those in 2021, the record year to date, despite exceptionally high LNG prices, says SEA-LNG.

Jan 19 2023

Longship inks newbuilding deal for TDW vessels with diesel-electric propulsion system

Longship has developed an innovative ship design together with Dutch naval architect Ankerbeer BV which reduces emissions and uses two low revolution engines.

Jan 19 2023

China: SWS wins ammonia-ready PCTC order from Grimaldi

SWS and its sister company CSTC, two subsidiaries of CSSC, signed a shipbuilding contract to build five 9,000 CEU PCTCs with Grimaldi subsidiary Grimaldi Euromed recently.

Jan 17 2023

Airbus tests Neste’s renewable diesel bunker fuel on RoRo ship “Ciudad de Cadiz”

Renewable diesel fuel, provided by Neste and produced in Rotterdam,is made of HVO which contains no fossil fuels or additives; test will run for 18 months from December 2022.

Jan 17 2023

T&E slams oil producers for ‘not being serious about investing in genuinely clean fuels’

T&E accused oil producers of not being serious about investing in genuinely clean fuels, but choosing the easy, unsustainable biofuels option.

Jan 17 2023

Wallenius Wilhelmsen and partners secure EUR 9 million funding to build wind-powered RoRo vessel

All aspects of planning, building, and operating the world’s first wind-powered RoRo vessel “Orcelle Wind” will be done over the next five years, says Wallenius Wilhelmsen.

Jan 17 2023

Singapore bunker volume down by 4.3% on year but biofuel sales surpasses LNG

Bunker sales in 2022 included about 140,000 tonnes of biofuel blends over more than 90 biofuel bunkering operations, surpassing the 16,000 tonnes in LNG bunker sales.

Jan 16 2023

[email protected] Shipping reveals names of first six of 12 battery hybrid vessels

Vessels’ battery packs, shore-side electricity solution and electric hybrid use enable completely emission-free and noise-free port calls.

Jan 16 2023

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