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Interferry Conference Reviews Issues with Financial Impact

The challenges and opportunities posed by alternative fuels, safety management and social media dominated Interferry’s 42nd annual conference in Split, Croatia, where a record 370 delegates shared insights on ship technologies, safety issues including cyber security and the customer experience.   Attendance

SUNY Maritime College to Host LNG Conference

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As demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) grows, so does the need for LNG carriers. Many shipping companies in recent years have placed orders for LNG ships, and shipyards are busy building them. The maritime industry is also exploring ships powered by natural gas, rather than more traditional sources.

Update: Worker Missing after Oil Platform Explosion

The search continued for a worker missing from an oil production platform in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain that exploded and caught fire late Sunday, sending six others to hospital with injuries, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Coast Guard rescue crews and a helicopter failed to locate the worker overnight,

MOL's PBCF Reduces 3-5% in Fuel Consumption

New type of PBCF equipped on a ship's propeller (red circled part in the image). Photo: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced that its jointly developed Propeller Boss Cap Fins (PBCF) received the 2017 Nikkei Global Environmental Technology Award, which is presented by Nikkei Inc.   The PBCF, which is a device that improves propeller efficiency by breaking up the hub vortex generated

The Environmental Age: What Will Power Future Ships?

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What will power the future shipping fleet? What will the future fuel mix be? These questions are being asked with greater frequency in the wake of the Global 2020 Sulphur Cap ruling agreed at the International Maritime Organization and other tightening regulations around air pollution and emissions from shipping operations.

Norway Remains Among World's Top 10 Places to Discover Oil

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Norway remains among the top 10 places to find oil worlwide, with the Arctic region still having much potential despite recent disappointing exploration results, consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie said on Thursday. Earlier this week Norway's Statoil reported yet another dry well in the Barents sea,

No Clear Route to 2020 Sulphur Cap Compliance -Survey

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 The route to compliance with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020 0.5 percent global sulphur cap is unclear for many vessel operators, according to a marine industry survey conducted by ExxonMobil.   Some 70 percent of respondents saying that they do not believe the industry is ready for the deadline,

Skangas Delivers Milestone Fuel Change

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Skangas said its vessel Coralius has for the first time both cooled down tanks and delivered liquefied natural gas (LNG) in one operation. The receiving vessel LEG/C Navigator Aurora was supplied with just under 500 mt LNG in the middle of a voyage between Sweden and South Europe over October 7 and 8, 2017.

Statoil Selects Gas4Sea for LNG Bunkering in Rotterdam

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Gas4Sea partners - ENGIE, Mitsubishi Corporation and NYK - have been selected by Norwegian multinational energy group Statoil to be their liquefied natural gas (LNG) marine fuel supplier in the port of Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, for four crude shuttle tankers.   The four planned dual fuel vessels

Record-breaking Month for Montrose Port Authority

Nik Scott-Gray (Photo: Montrose Port Authority)

Montrose Port Authority has celebrated a record-breaking month due to increased commercial vessel activity.    The leading support and service hub for the energy industry, announced 337,000 tonnes of shipping activity during August 2017; beating its previous record by an additional 100,000 tonnes.

NorSea Opens New MGO Facility in Peterhead

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NorSea Group UK (Ltd) has completed Phase I of its multi-million dollar investment at its Shore Base within Peterhead Port with the opening of a new custom-built Marine Gas Oil (MGO) facility on Smith Quay.  Two MGO tanks, which hold a combined total of 3000 cu. m.  of fuel, are now operational.

Chevron Lubricant Receives Approval from WinGD

Chevron Marine Lubricants received a No Objection Letter (NOL) from Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) for the use of its Taro Special HT 100 cylinder lubrication oil in a number of the manufacturer’s engines when operating on a wide variety of fuels from 0.0% to 3.5% sulphur, including fuels compliant

71% of New Box Ships Exceed IMO’s 2025 EEDI -Study

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A new study has revealed that nearly three-quarters (71 percent) of all new containerships, which emit around a quarter of global ship CO2 emissions, are already in compliance with the post-2025 requirements of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI).    The study,

Oil Falls Below $56 on Signs of Higher Output

Oil fell more than $1 a barrel to below $56 on Monday as a rise in U.S. drilling and higher OPEC output put the brakes on a rally that helped prices to register their biggest third-quarter gain in 13 years.   U.S. energy companies added oil rigs for the first week in seven and Iraq announced its exports

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