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BWC and ERMA FIRST have agreed a collaboration which will increase the Ballast Water Management options available to the shipping industry. Ballast Water Containers CEO, Richard Lawson commented: “We were delighted to be contacted by ERMA FIRST and after working closely with their technical team over the past 3 months… Read more »

Rolls-Royce Gets AiP for Hybrid Tug Propulsion System

Technology company Rolls-Royce has received an approval in principle (AIP) from classification society ABS for its hybrid propulsion system for tractor tugs. The AIP was granted following an evaluation of the world’s first hybrid tug, a vessel designed by Jensen Maritime. To be delivered by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders to… Read more »

Rolls-Royce Gets Propulsion Contract for Grimaldi’s New RoRos

Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine has won a contract to deliver the propulsion system to nine vessels to be built for the Italian Grimaldi Group. The roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) vessels will be constructed at Nanjing Jinling Shipyard in China. As informed, the value of the contract is close to NOK 300 million (around USD… Read more »

Stena Bulk Joins the Scrubber Ordering Wave

Swedish tanker shipping company Stena Bulk has signed a turnkey exhaust gas scrubber solution agreement with Chinese Bluesoul to equip its Suezmax and IMOIIMAX fleets. In total, Stena Bulk will equip 15 vessels with scrubbers and have an additional 6 options for installation prior to 2020, the enforcement date of… Read more »

ABP Jumps on the Blockchain Bandwagon

UK’s port operator Associated British Ports (ABP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with digital logistics enabler Marine Transport International (MTI) on exploring the implementation of blockchain technology to improve port connectivity. ABP operates 21 ports across the UK, handling 25% of the country’s seaborne cargo. As such, being… Read more »