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Home » News » Vessel News - Q3 2014


Vessel News - Q3 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.

Vale 'hoping' to convert VLOCs to LNG
29 Sep 2014 14:51 GMT
Brazilian mining giant says it is looking to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and to run its 'Valemax' ships on liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Keel laying ceremony for LNG-ready tanker
29 Sep 2014 11:30 GMT
Ceremony held for first of four tankers to incorporate "numerous fuel efficiency features". Vessels are expected to be delivered in 2015 and 2016.

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

Government financing secured for LNG-fuelled boxships
23 Sep 2014 12:43 GMT
U.S. Department of Transportation approves $324.6 million Title XI loan guarantee.

Construction of five LNG-conversion-ready tankers under way
18 Sep 2014 11:53 GMT
Vessels are due to have dual-fuel-capable auxiliary engines installed and the ability to accommodate future installation of an LNG fuel-gas system.

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.

Engine for world's first LNG-fuelled containership installed
16 Sep 2014 15:35 GMT
Described as 'the world's first dual-fuel slow-speed engine'.

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.

Dual-fuel engine for Queensland Curtis LNG ships
15 Sep 2014 13:18 GMT
Dual-fuel diesel-electric (DFDE) propulsion solution to be used by four LNG carriers supporting the shipment of cargoes from the world's first project to turn gas from coal seams into LNG.

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".

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.

'Better fuel consumption' engines to power tugs in South Africa
11 Sep 2014 17:12 GMT
Transnet National Ports Authority selects engines to power eight harbour tugs.

Approval in principle for gas turbine-powered LNG carrier design
11 Sep 2014 14:11 GMT
'Innovative and novel' LNG carrier design gets green light.

Approval in principle for UASC 'LNG Ready' mega box ships
11 Sep 2014 13:01 GMT
Approval in principle (AIP), recognizes the technical feasibility of the liquefied natual gas (LNG) fuel system design for the A14 and A18 series of container vessels.

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.

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).

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).

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.

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.

Harvey Gulf aims to optimize fuel economy with new management agreement
28 Aug 2014 08:35 GMT
Technical management agreement covers six LNG-fuelled platform supply vessels and two offshore construction vessels powered by diesel fuel.

Report examines ethane-powered VLEC concept
27 Aug 2014 15:33 GMT
Report looks at the risks and challenges in developing very large ethane carriers (VLECs) - powered also by ethane.

Electric boat powered by aluminium-air battery launched
27 Aug 2014 12:01 GMT
Vessel was unveiled at Lake Neuch√Ętel, Switzerland, on August 26.

Naming ceremony for tri-fuel 'Deal of the Year' ship
26 Aug 2014 13:11 GMT
Tri-fuel LNG carrier has been built to transport gas on a year-round basis from practically any existing LNG terminal in the world.

Interest 'surprisingly high' for LNG bunker barge design - source
25 Aug 2014 13:34 GMT
Vessel is said to be first of its kind to be designed and built specifically for the German infrastructure. Shipyard says it can be adapted to meet individual requirements.

New Low Loss Hybrid energy system achieves 15% fuel savings in tests
25 Aug 2014 09:33 GMT
System is said to have produced fuel savings of 15% during a comprehensive measurement programme.

Cryogenic systems designer selected for North America's first LNG bunker barge
22 Aug 2014 07:34 GMT
Taylor-Wharton is to carry out front-end engineering and design work for the cryogenic topside of North America's first LNG bunker supply vessel.

Lukoil Bulgaria Bunker has tanker retrofitted
21 Aug 2014 13:48 GMT
Vessel is currently being used for bunkering operations in Bulgaria, having previously been deployed in Constantza.

Bunker tanker to undergo modernization in Bulgaria
21 Aug 2014 13:16 GMT
Vessel has been sent to the MTG-Dolphin shipyard in Varna.

Bunker firm in Novorossiysk oil spill exercise
21 Aug 2014 11:48 GMT
Oil spill response exercise was held on August 14 in Novorossiysk.

Singapore bunker supplier expands fleet
15 Aug 2014 12:42 GMT
Bunker firm confirms the acquisition of two bunker barges.

Rolls-Royce engines to power three double-ended ferries
08 Aug 2014 12:14 GMT
MTU diesel engines will be used to propel three double-ended ferries in Turkey.

Deltamarin wins design contract for LNG-fuelled icebreaker
08 Aug 2014 07:06 GMT
Vessel is scheduled to be delivered in 2016.

Blue Star Ferries in project to reduce fuel consumption
06 Aug 2014 06:42 GMT
Project aims to make shipping more sustainable through the use of renewable energy and fuel reduction solutions.

Class approval for exhaust gas cleaning system
05 Aug 2014 11:58 GMT
DeltaLangh has received final class approval from Germanischer Lloyd for its exhaust gas cleaning system.

North America's first LNG-powered ferry
30 Jul 2014 17:52 GMT
Vessel is also the first ever gas-powered ferry to be built in Italy.

Southern Towing Company selects engines for their 'unmatched' fuel economy
25 Jul 2014 13:06 GMT
Company is said to operate one of the most fuel-efficient inland barge fleets on the Mississippi River System and Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

Scrubber 'successfully' tested on board Maersk ship
25 Jul 2014 07:51 GMT
Tests are said to confirm full compliance with MARPOL Annex VI regulations.

'First' ethane-powered ocean-going vessels ordered
22 Jul 2014 12:42 GMT
Ethane chosen as fuel in preference to heavy fuel oil (HFO) due to its more competitive pricing and because bunkering is 'significantly shorter'.

45% improvement in energy efficiency for Great Lakes bulker
18 Jul 2014 12:58 GMT
New bulk cargo ship has been designed to optimize fuel efficiency and operating performance.

Lloyd's Register to class three LNG-fuelled vessels
17 Jul 2014 14:23 GMT
Vessels to operate as dual-fuel, capable of using liquefied natural gas (LNG) or diesel fuel.

Contract to build LNG bunkering vessel
15 Jul 2014 14:39 GMT
Vessel to be used for ship-to-ship transfers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel at sea.

Construction of Hamburg's third cruise terminal under way
11 Jul 2014 13:31 GMT
Groundbreaking ceremony took place in Steinwerder last week.

Cutting fuel consumption by 12% with waste heat recovery system
10 Jul 2014 12:28 GMT
17 container ships are to use a waste heat recovery system that enables power to be generated with a lower overall fuel consumption.

Oil transportation firm acquires four VLCCs
10 Jul 2014 08:49 GMT
Vessels are expected to be delivered between Q3 2014 and Q2 2015.

Electrical package contract for world's first biogas ferry
08 Jul 2014 09:37 GMT
Vessel is expected to become the world's first ferry to operate on locally supplied biogas.

BC Ferries awards contract to build three LNG-fuelled vessels
07 Jul 2014 15:28 GMT
Vessels will be the first in BC Ferries' fleet to operate as dual-fuel, capable of using liquefied natural gas (LNG) or diesel fuel.

Project to develop first LNG-fuelled drillship
04 Jul 2014 07:24 GMT
A concept design has been developed and an analysis of the fuel gas supply system to be installed on the vessel has been carried out.

LR to class energy-efficient ferry
03 Jul 2014 18:12 GMT
Ferry is to be built with an advanced energy management system operating principally on gas, but also with batteries, solar auxiliary power and the capability to run on diesel.





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