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Europe News - September 2014

Chemgas reinforces position with dual-fuel LNG-powered tanker
29 Sep 2014 16:31 GMT
Vessel's 'unique' dual-fuel system is positioned below decks in the cargo area to improve vessel safety.

ICS seeks clarification on ECA rule implementation
29 Sep 2014 13:11 GMT
ICS says it is seeking clarification from regional Port State Control authorities regarding the way in which the 0.1% sulphur in fuel requirements will be implemented in 2015.

Two more dual-fuel ships for European container operator
26 Sep 2014 14:05 GMT
Vessels are scheduled to be delivered in 2017.

Stena Line to raise freight prices due to SECA fuel switch rules
26 Sep 2014 13:23 GMT
Ferry operator says its freight prices will have to increase 'by around 15%'; plans methanol trial and is looking at scrubber systems and LNG.

Emulsified fuel demonstration next week
26 Sep 2014 12:10 GMT
Company says its product is 'the cheapest, safest and highest quality fuel emulsion on the world market today'.

GAC Bunker Fuels appoints trader in Norway
25 Sep 2014 14:55 GMT
Former GAC Shipping Branch Manager joins bunker trading team in Bergen.

IMO celebrates World Maritime Day with 'effective implementation' theme
25 Sep 2014 11:13 GMT
Sekimizu shines spotlight on treaty instruments that have not yet entered into force and warns that there are several conventions for which "a lack of implementation are serious causes for concern".

LNG-fuelled inland waterway vessel commissioned
24 Sep 2014 13:17 GMT
Commissioning forms part of 'Masterplan' to promote LNG uptake in the inland waterway sector and build the necessary regulatory framework for the safe transport and use of LNG as a vessel fuel.

Shipping confidence dips in latest survey
23 Sep 2014 14:07 GMT
Overall confidence declines, but is higher than 12 months ago. Confidence among charterers reaches six-year high.

MSC announces ECA charges
23 Sep 2014 09:27 GMT
Charges to be introduced in January 2015.

Antwerp consults potential users on LNG bunkering facility
22 Sep 2014 16:34 GMT
Port authority says it wants to "take maximum account of the preferences of potential customers" as it encourages them to fill in a questionnaire.

R&D project aims to develop new fuel-flexible engine
22 Sep 2014 10:50 GMT
Project objective is to achieve 'significant reductions' in fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.

Integr8 Fuels snaps up Greek bunker firm
19 Sep 2014 14:50 GMT
Trading team moves to Integr8 Fuels' office in Athens as part of the agreement.

Unifeeder to implement SECA surcharge to cover higher fuel costs
18 Sep 2014 13:16 GMT
Logistics firm to introduce surcharge in 2015 as it switches to higher-priced marine gas oil (MGO) in order to meet new sulphur content regulations.

CEPSA reconfirms DMB 0.1% launch
18 Sep 2014 10:37 GMT
Spanish supplier reconfirms its intention to have DMB 0.1% sulphur fuel available at its main bunker supply ports by December 2014.

Membrane containment technology chosen for six VLECs
18 Sep 2014 08:45 GMT
Very large ethane carriers (VLECs) are scheduled to be delivered between 2016 and 2017.

Part load kits offer 'lowest possible fuel consumption' in part load range
17 Sep 2014 08:57 GMT
New part load kits for the MaK M 32 E engine are said to provide improved fuel efficiency in the part load range.

Bunker firm buys tanker for Azov-Black Sea Basin operations
16 Sep 2014 13:22 GMT
Vessel to be named after lake in the North Caucasus.

Blyth tank painting under way as project nears completion
16 Sep 2014 12:14 GMT
Tanks are painted 'gleaming white' as marine fuel storage project progresses towards completion.

Istanbul supplier ready to capitalize on rise in large-sized enquiries
15 Sep 2014 17:21 GMT
Physical supplier issues "biggest bunker barge" in Istanbul reminder following rise in large-sized enquiries and increase in sales.

ICS has 'serious implementation concerns'
15 Sep 2014 12:36 GMT
International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) calls on IMO member states to "give careful consideration" to shipowners' concerns about the implementation of new regulations.

Unmanned battery-powered concept ship revealed
12 Sep 2014 16:07 GMT
Concept ship is described as being "greener, smarter and safer than conventionally fuelled and operated vessels".

'Improved fuel consumption' with the Cat C4.4 ACERT
12 Sep 2014 13:38 GMT
Caterpillar Marine confirms the launch of the Cat C4.4 ACERT generator set for commercial vessels.

Letter of intent 'breakthrough' for ethane-powered VLECs
12 Sep 2014 11:07 GMT
Letter of intent signed for the classification of five very large ethane carriers (VLECs) - powerered also by ethane.

Vopak postpones publication of financial results
12 Sep 2014 09:15 GMT
Third-quarter results are now to be published a day after the MH17 national commemoration.

First bulk carrier to adopt Wartsila's multi-fuel technology
11 Sep 2014 11:54 GMT
Vessel will be able to operate on liquefied natural gas, marine diesel fuel, biofuel and heavy fuel oil.

Upgraded tanker design facilitates LNG fuel use
10 Sep 2014 13:29 GMT
New design is claimed to offer a 12 percent increase in energy efficiency and facilitate the use of gas as a marine fuel.

Rosmorport seals marine lubricants contract
10 Sep 2014 12:45 GMT
Two-year deal covers the delivery of marine lubricants to the world's largest icebreaker fleet, operated by Rosmorport.

Joint LNG-fuelled boxship project announced
10 Sep 2014 12:16 GMT
Project partners to work together to develop a concept for sailing long distances on liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Fuel gas handling system gets DNV GL approval in principle
09 Sep 2014 13:42 GMT
Approval in principle (AIP) covers improvements to the original LNGPac system.

Bureau Veritas to class first LNG bunker barge
09 Sep 2014 12:53 GMT
Vessel is scheduled to operate from the Fluxys LNG Terminal in Zeebrugge, initially supplying LNG fuel to the fleet of United European Car Carriers (UECC).

'Milestone' order to supply dual-fuel engines
09 Sep 2014 11:06 GMT
Engine technology is said to combine efficient fuel consumption and low investment costs.

Lubmarine launches lubricant at SMM 2014
09 Sep 2014 08:35 GMT
Talusia LS 25 is specifically designed for slow-speed two-stroke engines running distillate fuels with 0.1% sulphur content.

LNG Hybrid Barge launched
08 Sep 2014 16:33 GMT
Vessel is scheduled to carry out its first delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to a cruise ship after naming ceremony in October.

LR introduces Gas Fuelled Readiness (GR) notation
08 Sep 2014 14:10 GMT
New notation is designed to provide clarity on levels of LNG-fuelled preparedness.

Dual-fuel engines to power Baltic feeder ships
08 Sep 2014 11:52 GMT
Engine is said to offer low fuel consumption and enable LNG fuel to be used at all engine loads.

'Reduced fuel consumption' with new propeller system
08 Sep 2014 08:23 GMT
New controllable pitch (CP) propeller system is said to offer greater efficiency and lower bunker consumption.

Dan-Bunkering hires trader
05 Sep 2014 15:38 GMT
Nicolaj Larsen will be based at Dan-Bunkering's head office in Middelfart, Denmark.

Dan-Bunkering appoints trader
05 Sep 2014 15:13 GMT
Nanna Marie Christiansen joins the company's trading team in Middelfart, Denmark.

Fuel-saving propeller buffing firm at SMM 2014
05 Aug 2014 11:47 GMT
Propeller buffing technique is said to help shipowners and operators reduce fuel costs.

Mobilgard 5100 receives interim No Objection Letter (NOL) from Wärtsilä
04 Sep 2014 15:57 GMT
NOL covers the use of cylinder oil in Wärtsilä's RTA, RT-Flex and W-X engines.

ExxonMobil to replace heavy fuel oil production in Slagen
04 Sep 2014 09:04 GMT
Oil major says it will be replacing the production of heavy fuel oil with lighter, higher-value gas oil.

Emulsified fuel demonstration today
04 Sep 2014 07:32 GMT
Company says its product is 'the cheapest, safest and highest quality fuel emulsion on the world market today'.

Bunker trader returns from maternity leave
03 Sep 2014 11:53 GMT
Trader returned to work on a full-time basis on September 1.

'Next-gen' bulker can achieve fuel savings of over $6500 a day, says shipping firm
03 Sep 2014 09:11 GMT
Bulk carrier is said to offer a 'very attractive' return on investment due to its 'extremely low' fuel consumption.

Bunker supplier gets land reclamation go-ahead in St. Petersburg
02 Sep 2014 12:54 GMT
Bunker firm gets green light to develop an artificial land area of 1.43 hectares.

Lowest Rotterdam 380 cSt average since June 2012
01 Sep 2014 11:35 GMT
Rotterdam's monthly 380 cSt average declined by $11 in August.



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