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email smallWessels signs LOI for three more HFO to DF LNG engine conversions

art1November 10, 2017 — Germany’s Wessels Reederei has signed a letter of intent with MAN Diesel & Turbo covering the conversion of three more of its fleet to dual-fuel gas operation. Continue Reading…

MarineLogTOTE Invests (again) in LNG Conversions

art2November 9, 2017 — TOTE Inc., courtesy of being the first in the world to order containerships powered by LNG, have been leaders in the push to design and build tonnage ahead of the emissions regulation curve. The company again makes headline with the announcement that TOTE Maritime Alaska has contracted MAN PrimeServ – MAN Diesel & Turbo’s after-sales division – to convert a pair of RoRo ships, North Star and Midnight Sun to dual-fuel operation on liquefied natural gas (LNG). Today the vessels are powered by four × MAN 58/64 engines and will be retrofitted to MAN 58/64 retrofit units. Continue Reading…

Screen Shot 2016-09-13 at 3.21.25 PMABB to deliver first fuel cell system for Royal Caribbean

art3November 9, 2017 — (ZURICH, Switzerland) — ABB has announced that it is delivering a fuel cell system for a Royal Caribbean International vessel, the first of its type to provide an energy source for a luxury cruise ship. Continue Reading…

professional-mariner-logoE.U. Emissions Trading System Excludes Shipping, For Now

art4November 12, 2017 — On Thursday morning, the European Parliament and E.U. member states agreed on a revision of the E.U.’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) that, for the time being, excludes shipping. Continue Reading…

The Maritime ExecutiveWinGD Drives to Digitisation with Shipdex

art5November 10, 2017 — Maintaining the rapid pace to apply the latest digital technology to its low-speed diesel and dual-fuel engines and corporate processes, engine designer Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. (WinGD) has announced its participation in the Shipdex community. Continue Reading…

MarineLinkLloyd’s Register Foundation to fund autonomy safety research

art6November 10, 2017 — Lloyd’s Register Foundation and the University of York are to spearhead a £12 million programme looking at the safety of robotics and autonomous systems (RAS), with the Assuring Autonomy International Programme (AAIP) to be based at the University of York and led by Professor John McDermid, an expert in systems and software safety engineering. Continue Reading…

DigitalShipStandard Bearer

art7Q3 2017 — Collaboration depends upon non-discriminatory, reliable, standardised units of transactions shared by all stakeholders. That’s a Maritime Business Utility, and Jens Lorens-Poulsen has spent the past 15 years building it, and laying the foundations for its digital iteration. Continue Reading…


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