Shipping / Operation


Meriaura targets carbon-neutral transport

Finnish shipping group Meriaura has started the preparation and design of a container feeder ship which will be part of a transport concept that targets 100% carbon neutrality. The concept is based on hybrid propulsion that enables the ship to…


Hydrogen-powered vessel on River Seine

The European Innovation Project Flagships is set to deploy the world’s first commercial cargo transport vessel operating on hydrogen, plying the river Seine in Paris. The hydrogen cargo transport vessel will be owned by French inland shipowner…


Egil Ulvan Rederi chosen to realise hydrogen-powered vessel project

Norwegian shipping company Egil Ulvan Rederi has won a contract to build and operate a new type of zero-emission cargo ship. The contract was awarded by Heidelberg Cement Norway and Norwegian agricultural cooperative Felleskjopet AGRI who aim to…


New LNG bunkering service launched in Antwerp

The Port of Antwerp, gas infrastructure group Fluxys, and liquid natural gas supplier, Titan LNG, have celebrated the christening of a new LNG bunker barge, FlexFueler 002, now in operation from its base at quay 526/528. The barge, which will make…


Bureau Veritas issues new wind propulsion notations

Bureau Veritas (BV) has issued two new notations setting out classification requirements for wind propulsion systems (WPS) on new ship designs. The notations, which cover both standing and running rigging, provide load cases and coefficients for the…


AAL Shipping acquires two new heavy-lift vessels

Singapore-based AAL Shipping is expanding its core fleet of multi-purpose, heavy-lift vessels with two 25,800dwt G-class units, AAL Gladstone and AAL Gibraltar, formerly Pacific Action. The ships will join two other G-class vessels, AAL Genoa and AAL…


New venture to boost ammonia as marine fuel

OCI NV, MAN Energy Solutions and Hartmann Gas Carriers have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to advance the use of ammonia as a marine fuel. The partners envisage that OCI, a Netherlands-based producer and distributor of natural gas-based…




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