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Technology & Innovation

Stay informed with the latest news, analysis and market insight on the technology and innovation bringing shipping into the digital age, driving new ideas and reshaping business models 

Scarce HSFO supply slashes Rotterdam scrubber spreads

Narrowing price spreads between the two primary bunker fuel grades in Europe could disincentivise scrubber installations, although differentials remain much wider in Singapore

Europe Bunkers

Interest in ordering alternative fuel bulk carriers still limited

There are 70 dual-fuel LNG bulk carriers either in service on order, while nine bulkers capable of utilising methanol have been ordered so far

Dry Bulk Fuels

Grieg green shipping joint venture pens MPV newbuilding contract

Skarv Shipping Solutions, the joint venture of Norway’s Grieg Edge and Peak Group, will take delivery of first in new series of alternative-fuel ready multi-purpose ships in the third quarter of 2025

International Shipbuilding

MAN to deliver first ammonia engine in late-2024

First two-stroke dual-fuel ammonia engine is set for delivery at the end of next year. Full commercial release will take effect from 2025

Sustainability Technology and Innovation

MOL, Petronas and MISC tie up to develop liquefied CO2 carriers

Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines is working with Malaysian state oil giant Petronas and shipping group MISC on CO2 carriers


Consolidation, collaboration and ‘coopetition’: modern maritime mergers

Bureau Veritas has teamed up with OrbitMI in a move that benefits both parties. The tie-up says much about consolidation in the digital world

Bureau Veritas Technology and Innovation

Seaspan’s ammonia-fuelled ULCS concept advances

Ultra-large containership would consume 326 tonnes of ammonia per day at an operating speed of 16 knots, three times more than using conventional fuel. Meanwhile, many additional safety aspects have to be considered. But tests have shown ammonia looks less dangerous to bunker than thought

Seaspan Technology and Innovation

BV invests to bring OrbitMI into the fold

OrbitMI chief executive Ali Riaz said Bureau Veritas recognised the importance of intelligent connected workflows, and was committed to developing new digital solutions

France Technology and Innovation

Why always-on connectivity will be fundamental for Gen Z seafarers

A White Paper from KVH, the connectivity provider, says staying in touch is an expectation for tomorrow’s seafarer. HR professionals must be at the heart of the connectivity discussion

Crewing Sustainability

Third of policy makers unaware of wind propulsion — survey

Wind propulsion technologies can cut emissions by 5% to 20% depending on routes and could prove significant when more expensive alternative fuels become more common, a London International Shipping Week panel was told

LISW Sustainability

Box shipping sector ready for container tracking

Falling unit costs make smart container devices viable for dry equipment. Carriers also see the benefits of managing their fleet inventory

LISW Containers

Wind tech developer prepares for higher demand after EU investment

Bound4blue will install a pioneering suction sail on a chemical tanker for Norwegian owner Odfjell

Sustainability Technology and Innovation
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