Shipping / Operation


Navtor integrates search-and-rescue system into digital software platform

Norwegian marine digital specialist, Navtor, has announced integration of the Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue (AMVER) system into the latest version of its chart table software, NavStation. The digital platform will now include AMVER…


DB Schenker plans zero-emission feeder service in Norway

Deutsche Bahn logistics subsidiary, DB Schenker, plans to launch a zero-emissions feeder service between Ikornnes and the Port of Ålesund on Norway’s west coast. Using a 50m-long vessel with a deadweight capacity of 300 tonnes, the 23-nautical-mile…


New drive to promote ammonia as fuel

Contracts for multi-fuel vessels placed by owners such as Höegh Autoliners are inspiring new initiatives to provide supplies of ammonia as marine fuel. Yara’s Clean Ammonia unit (YCA) is collaborating with partners, including owners, engine…


Volkswagen continues to switch to low-emission fleet

German carmaker Volkswagen has placed charter guarantees which have generated orders by other shipowners for four car carriers with dual-fuel engines using liquefied natural gas (LNG). By replacing diesel ships Volkswagen aims to be the first…


DNV leads JDP assessing hydrogen as fuel

DNV is leading a 26-partner consortium which has launched the Handbook for Hydrogen-fuelled Vessels. It is the first stage of a joint development project (JDP) focusing on the challenges of using hydrogen as a marine fuel. Green hydrogen could play…


Container ship completes first digital port arrival

Hapag-Lloyd’s 4,612-TEU Kobe Express has completed the world’s first digitally controlled port arrival at Tanger Med in Morocco. The container ship is operated by Anglo-Eastern Ship Management. Wärtsilä’s Navi-Port system enabled the real-time…


Maersk orders feeder vessel fuelled by carbon-neutral methanol

Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk has placed an order with South Korean yard Hyundai Mipo to build a new type of 2,100-TEU container feeder vessel with a dual-fuel engine using either methanol or traditional very low sulphur fuel. It is among…




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