Shipping / Operation


Damen-built high-spec tugs deployed in Portugal

Two highly flexible tugs, Dóris and Tétis, built to Damen’s RSD 2513 design, are now operating in the Port of Leixõs adjacent to the Portuguese city of Porto. The two tugs, capable of towing, pushing and indirect towing, were delivered to the port…


Green hydrogen deal signed at COP27

MAN Energy Solutions and several organisations and companies have signed a ‘Joint Statement on Green Hydrogen and Green Shipping’ to promote the rapid adoption of green hydrogen-based marine fuels this decade. Partners in the collaborative…


Launch of Amon Offshore

Amon Maritime, ship operator based in Norway, has started Amon Offshore, created to build, own and operate a fleet of ammonia-powered supply ships for the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The new company intends to operate services with ammonia-powered…


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…


New partnership to research fuel cell use in harbour craft

A pilot project between Bureau Veritas (BV), South Korean aluminium boat building specialist, Vinssen Co Ltd, and the Ecolabs Centre of Innovation (CoI) for Energy at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, is to research the potential for fuel…


Gen2 Energy partners with Sirius Design to develop hydrogen carrier

Green hydrogen provider, Gen2 Energy, based in Borre, Norway, has signed a contract with Sirius Design & Integration AS for the design of two specialised vessels transporting compressed hydrogen in containers. The design is set to provide a capacity…


IMO and MPA to collaborate on route-based action plans

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have launched a new programme, NextGEN, to develop decarbonisation initiatives along specific routes across the Asia-Pacific region. GEN stands for…




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