Green Ships

Kumiai picks Alfa Laval’s air lubrication tech for LPG tanker

Kumiai picks Alfa Laval’s air lubrication tech for LPG tanker

Alfa Laval’s OceanGlide technology has been selected by Southeast Asian LPG tanker and bulk carrier company Kumiai Navigation for installation onboard one of its LPG tankers as a retrofit. The company’s decision to leverage fluidic air lubrication technology is rooted in its ambition to reduce the vessel’s energy consumption, improve its overall performance and comply […]

First dual-fuel VLCC certified by Green Award

First dual-fuel VLCC certified by Green Award

The LNG dual-fuel-powered very large crude carrier (VLCC) Antonis I. Angelicoussis has been certified by the Green Award Foundation. The 330m-long, 320,916dwt tanker is the first LNG dual-fuel VLCC to join the Green Award programme. The certification includes the Green Award greenhouse gas labels CO2 (level 1) and CH4. The Greek-flagged ship is managed by […]

Biofuels: the solution to clutter-free decarbonisation?

Biofuels: the solution to clutter-free decarbonisation?

Dr Nicholas Ball, CEO of XFuel, argues that adopting biofuels may help the maritime sector to decarbonise instantly without costly portside or onboard infrastructure The shipping industry’s collective environmental footprint is a growing problem. As other sectors make substantive progress towards UN climate goals, and as public pressure intensifies, the shipping industry’s slow progress is […]

Gennal’s Blue G batteries keep things cool

Gennal’s Blue G batteries keep things cool

A new non-flammable battery type, based on vanadium redox technology, will soon have a chance to demonstrate its benefits in a maritime setting Class society ABS has issued New Technology Qualification (NTQ) status to a non-flammable marine battery technology developed by Gennal Engineering of Singapore. The battery system, called Blue G, is reportedly based on […]

Lithium-CO2 batteries: the next step?

Lithium-CO2 batteries: the next step?

On paper, Li-CO2 batteries could boast far superior energy density to today’s state-of-the-art battery types – but this nascent technology requires further analysis and development, writes May Chan Lithium-CO2 (Li-CO2) batteries are a relatively new type of battery that uses CO2 as the cathode and lithium as the anode to generate electrical energy. Compared to […]

Zero.63 catamaran promises greener leisure boating

Zero.63 catamaran promises greener leisure boating

Archipelago Yachts and Chartwell Marine’s catamaran concept makes a convincing case for an environmentally sound yet long-range leisure vessel, writes Stevie Knight The new Archipelago zero.63 is a methanol fuelled, 18.3m conundrum, combining a number of elements that you wouldn’t necessarily expect in a single vessel. So, how – and why – have very disparate […]

Solar expeditions with the ZEN50 catamaran

Solar expeditions with the ZEN50 catamaran

With 17kW of peak solar power at its disposal, and a wingsail designed for optimal wind capture, the new ZEN50 catamaran series is set to bypass the need for the ‘obligatory’ backup diesel genset The forecast’s for sunshine for builder ZEN Yachts, which has confirmed the pre-sale of the first four units in its solar-powered, […]

NYK’s LNG-hybrid PCTCs are 40% more energy efficient

NYK’s LNG-hybrid PCTCs are 40% more energy efficient

The Japanese company’s fleet renewal strategy is targeting net-zero emissions by 2050, writes Tom Barlow-Brown. Japanese shipowner NYK Line is increasingly adopting a carbon neutral stance, transitioning its fuel choices to LNG and ordering newbuilds that utilise new environmentally conscious technology. WinGD is the latest to have been picked to provide dual-fuel option for NYK. […]

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