A joint development project (JDP) agreement was signed between classification society DNV GL and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) for the development of an ultra-large container vessel (ULCV).

The liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered vessel will have a capacity of 23,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) and will offer high efficiency and low emissions.

The JDP enables the two organisations to jointly design the UCLV by adhering to the current regulations and future market trends.

Airseas has secured an order from the aircraft manufacturing company Airbus for the supply of its SwaWing Technology.

The SeaWing is an automated kite that utilises parafoil technology for towing commercial vessels.

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The solution will be deployed on the RO-RO vessels managed by Airbus for the transportation of aircraft components from the US and Europe.

The advanced maritime solution will cut fuel expenses by 20% and reduce CO2 emissions by 8,000t a year.

Stena Line has partnered with Hitachi for the development of an artificial intelligence (AI) technological solution to minimise the environmental impact of fuel by reducing consumption.

“The advanced maritime solution will cut fuel expenses by 20% and reduce CO2 emissions by 8,000t a year.”

The AI model, which will be developed as a pilot project, will enable the operators to identify the ways of reducing fuel consumption while operating a particular vessel in a specific route.

The pilot study was initially carried out on Stena Scandinavica vessel sailing across Gothenburg, Sweden, and Kiel, Germany.

Stena Line intends to reduce its fuel consumption by 2.5% with the successful implementation of the AI-powered solution.

Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG, a shipping services provider based in Germany, has opted for the ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) of Erma First.

Erma First will be responsible for the delivery and installation of BWTS equipment on the entire fleet of Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG, under the contract.

Peter Döhle’s existing fleet includes container vessels, bulk carriers and other vessels.

Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex has secured a contract from Sovcomflot (SCF Group), a shipping firm based in Russia, for the delivery of two next-generation large-capacity Aframax tankers.

The 1A / 1B ice-class vessels will have a maximum cargo-carrying capacity of 114,000t and will be capable of operating in areas with harsh weather conditions such as sub-Arctic regions and Russian parts of the Baltic region.

The liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered vessels will reduce the emission of sulphur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and carbon dioxide (CO2) by 100%, 76%, and 27% respectively.