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Route to autonomous ship safety

Autonomous ship technology can improve maritime safety according to One Sea, the industry grouping targeting 2025 as its target for the first autonomous maritime ecosystem. Some of One Sea’s leading technology company members explain why, and how.…


Yanmar to supply dual-fuel engines for LNG-fuelled coal carrier

Japan’s Yanmar has received an order for dual-fuel engines that will be used to power generators on board a large LNG-fuelled coal carrier to be built at Namura Shipbuilding. The vessel will be operated by Mistui O.S.K. Lines. The high thermal…

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JDP set up to develop very large CO₂ carrier

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and ABS have established a joint development project (JDP) to work together on the design of a 70,000m3 very large carbon dioxide carrier. The move comes as carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS)…


CMA Shipping returns “in-person” to Connecticut

The 36th edition of the CMA Shipping Expo & Conference will take place from October 13th to 15th in Connecticut, US. After a two-year absence due to the global pandemic, the show will return to an “in-person” event, organisers Connecticut Maritime…


Simon Møkster opts for hybrid conversions from Vard

Two Simon Møkster Shipping platform supply vessels (PSVs), Stril Orion (built in 2011) and Stril Polar (2012) are to be converted to hybrid units with the installation of SeaQ Energy Storage Systems from Vard Electro. The ships’ conversions, which…


First of four largest-ever VLECs launched in China

The first of four 99,000m3 very large ethane carriers (VLECs), designed with IMO Type B tanks, has been launched at Jiangnan Shipyard in China. The ship, Pacific Ineos Belstaff, is one of a series of ABS-classed tankers under construction for Tianjin…

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Smart Shipping

The maritime industry sees great potential in new, digitalised processes in ship design, production, ship operation and system integration for the efficiency and safety of vessels.

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Green Ship Technology

The maritime industry continues to focus on reducing its ecological footprint with a great emphasis on climate warming, harmful emissions and sustainable operation.

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Offshore Wind

The increasing importance of offshore wind energy strengthens the regional economy and secures industrial maritime value creation, e.g., the manufacturing of offshore wind turbines, converter platforms and service ships.

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