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Danfoss partners with Zhenjiang Shipyard to accelerate the rate of electrification in China’s marine industry

Danfoss China has signed a cooperation agreement with renowned Chinese shipyard, Zhenjiang Shipyard, to quicken the rate of electrification in the Chinese marine industry. The agreement between Danfoss China and Zhenjiang Shipyard is directly aligned with China’s strategy to boost green shipping and will see the two companies partner, in order to further enhance Zhenjiang Shipyard’s hybrid tugboats, the star vessel of the business’ portfolio. Partnership with Zhenjiang Shipya...

MAN Energy Solutions and DP World sign strategic partnership agreement

MAN Energy Solutions has signed a cooperation agreement with DP World (Drydocks World), the globally renowned provider of smart logistics solutions. Effective immediately, the agreement targets common progress in the field of decarbonisation and is scheduled to run for five years, with an option to extend thereafter.   Wayne Jones OBE – Chief Sales Officer, and Gaby Hanna – Senior Vice President and Head of Region – Middle East & Africa, acted as signatories for MAN...

Babcock International Group PLC future maritime support programme

Babcock is pleased to have finalised the contract with the UK Ministry of Defense to continue the support spanning UK naval base operations at HMNB Clyde and HMNB Devonport, alongside UK submarine and surface ship fleet support.  The Future Maritime Support Programme (FMSP) is worth around £3.5bn and will run until March 2026, replacing the previous Maritime Support Delivery Framework (MSDF). This complex contract reinforces Babcock’s position as a foremost naval business wit...

Unifeeder-operated vessel, ‘ElbBlue’ fuelled with renewable liquefied SNG to reduce carbon emissions

In a world-first for the marine industry, Unifeeder-operated vessel, ‘ElbBlue’ was fuelled with liquefied SNG for a trial voyage, in a major boost for the shipping industry’s efforts to reduce its carbon emissions. Carbon-neutral liquefied SNG The liquefied SNG, produced at Kiwi’s Power-to-Gas facility in Werlte, Germany, is a synthetic form of LNG that is carbon-neutral and generated from 100% renewable energy. With the European Commission releasing a proposal this ye...

MBDA returns to DIMDEX 2022 as Gold Sponsor, with the long partnership reflecting event’s global stature

The Organising Committee of the Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) has announced that it renewed sponsorship contract with MBDA, the world’s renowned developer of missile systems, will be the Gold Sponsor of the event for the seventh time. DIMDEX 2022 DIMDEX 2022 will take place under the theme ‘Connecting the World's Maritime Defence and Security Community’. Commenting on this occasion, High Excellency Chief of Staff of Qatari Armed Force...

Newport Shipping joins LISW21 as Bronze Sponsor

Newport Shipping, the global dry-docking, retrofit repair and vessel conversion specialist, has signed up to London International Shipping Week 2021 (LISW21) as a Bronze Sponsor, showcasing its support for one of the industry’s biggest events. "LISW is one of the must-attend events for the shipping industry, so we’re honored to be a sponsor,” said Lianghui Xia, Managing Director, Newport Shipping. “We really appreciate this chance to showcase Newport’s unique value...

Hyundai Heavy Industries places order for MAN Energy Solutions’ methanol dual-fuel engines for A.P. Moller – Maersk

Hyundai’s Ship-Building Division, HHI-SBD, has ordered 8 × MAN B&W 8G95ME-LGIM (Liquid Gas Injection Methanol) engines, in connection with the building of 8 × 16,000-teu container ships for A.P. Moller – Maersk, the global integrator of container logistics. Hyundai Engine & Machinery Division, HHI-EMD, will build the engines. The order contains an option for a further four engines, with the first of the confirmed vessels due to enter service in Q1, 2024. Methano...

MAN Energy Solutions has surge of orders for ME-GA engine

MAN Energy Solutions has announced that its MAN B&W ME-GA engine – the latest addition to its dual-fuel portfolio – has landed 40 orders since its market unveiling in March 2021.   The company attributes the order surge to the market’s demand for the latest generation of Otto-cycle, two-stroke engines and the low levels of methane slip it can unlock. Authority Comments Bjarne Foldager, Senior Vice President and Head of Two-Stroke Business, MAN Energy Solutions,...

Schurmann Family's sailboat is protected with WEG paints

The Schurmann Family is the first Brazilian family to circumnavigate the world on a sailboat named Kat and they have done this a few times already. Based on their expertise from over 36 years of sea expeditions, the Shurmann Family has given their contributions to the nations and people to raise awareness about marine pollution.   As their most recent initiative, the Schurmann family has been leading a worldwide campaign to raise awareness to minimize pollution in the oceans called V...

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co.’s CEO, Soren Toft calls for a global approach to R&D and carbon pricing

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has joined other carriers in reiterating support for a global R&D decarbonisation fund and also in backing a potential worldwide market-based measure that would include carbon pricing. On top of MSC’s own substantial efforts to boost fleet energy efficiency and trial a range of new fuels and technologies, specific global initiatives are required to help the shipping industry decarbonise, according to MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company’s CEO Sor...

HENSOLDT UK supplies Kelvin Hughes SharpEye radar systems to the South African Navy (SAN)

HENSOLDT UK is pleased to announce the supply of radar sensor suites consisting of Kelvin Hughes Mk11 S and X Band SharpEye radar systems to the South African Navy (SAN) for three Multi Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels, built by the Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT), South Africa. SharpEye Mk11 radars HENSOLDT UK is pleased to supply the South African Navy with further SharpEye radars" These vessels, SAN MMIPVs, will protect the coasts of the Republic of South Africa from threats, such as piracy...

Goltens repairs in-place machining of steam turbine rotor shaft in four days

In-place machining eliminates the logistical and cost-related challenges associated with repairing large equipment and machinery that is not easily moved. Goltens’ in-place machining capability is well known when it comes to repairing large-diameter crankshafts but this technology is also successfully applied to repair journals of all sorts and dimensions around the world. As such, machining a damaged 500mm diameter steam turbine generator shaft for Atlas Enerji in Turkey presented no unu...

Goltens attains contract for two turnkey Techcross ballast water treatment system retrofits from a global LNG operator

Having completed successful ballast water retrofitting of one of its LNG Carriers, Goltens was once again contracted by one of the world’s largest LNG owners and operators to complete similar turnkey retrofits on two 15-year old, 83,000 DWT LNG carriers. Retrofit on large vessels While Goltens is a globally renowned company in ballast water retrofits, having completed well over 850 retrofit projects, however, designing and executing the retrofit on such large vessels, with one of the wor...

Alfa Laval unveils AQUA Blue Mini fresh water generator to meet fresh water needs of a range of vessels

The convenience and efficiency of Alfa Laval AQUA fresh water generation technology is now available to a wider range of vessels. With its tiny footprint and low OPEX, the new AQUA Blue Mini fresh water generator meets needs of 1 – 18 cubic metres of fresh water per day, creating a smarter alternative to bunkered water or reverse osmosis. AQUA fresh water generation technology AQUA fresh water generation technology uses a revolutionary 3-in-1 process Introduced in 2008, AQUA fresh wate...

Alfa Level Test Centre takes up key role in marine biofuel testing with reducing carbon footprint in mind

As the marine industry races to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre is taking a key role. The 2800 sq. m testing space, already equipped for the modern oil and gas fuels, has been readied for testing with biofuels. In the coming years, the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre will accumulate knowledge that is vital to a carbon-free future. Partnership with biofuels in focus Alfa Laval, bio-fuel producer, MASH Energy and ship owner, DFDS have ente...

Shenzhen Logistics and Supply Chain Management Association hosts the 5th Sea-rail Transport & Cross-border Transportation Forum

The Fifth Sea-rail Transport and Cross-border Transportation Forum had a heated discussion on the theme of ‘opportunities and challenges in China Railway Express along 'the Belt and Road'’. Fifth Sea-rail Transport and Cross-border Transportation Forum More than 300 people, including operators of railways, ports and China Railway Express, along with the Belt and Road, shipping companies, cross-border transportation enterprises, freight forwarders, traders and other business leaders...

Alfa Laval announces the release of the PureCool system, which enables up to 50% methane slip reduction

With the International Maritime Organization (IMO) targeting a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, LNG is becoming a natural choice for ship owners in the transition to carbon-neutral fuels. Methane slip regulations are a possibility on the horizon, but Alfa Laval and global Swiss engine developer, WinGD have already cooperated on a solution. Alfa Laval PureCool system The Alfa Laval PureCool system is the main component in WinGD’s iCER technology The Alfa Laval PureCool...

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