ABS publishes guide for methanol-fueled vessels

ABS publishes guide for methanol-fueled vessels

(HOUSTON) — The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has built on its experience in the application of alternative marine fuels with the publication of the "ABS Guide for Methanol and Ethanol Fueled Vessels." The guide sets out classification criteria for the arrangements, construction, installation and survey of machinery, equipment and systems for vessels operating with methanol or ethanol as fuel…
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First LNG bunkering barge in US begins work in Port Canaveral

First LNG bunkering barge in US begins work in Port Canaveral

America’s first offshore bunkering barge designed specifically to deliver liquefied natural gas (LNG) began operations in Port Canaveral, Fla., in March. Q-LNG 4000 is part of an articulated tug-barge (ATB) that was constructed through an agreement between Q-LNG Transport and Shell Trading (U.S.) to provide LNG to ships and ports in Florida and the Caribbean.  Nicknamed Q4K, the barge is…
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Transition in the wind as shipping warms to alternative propulsion

Transition in the wind as shipping warms to alternative propulsion

In the light of the current scramble for alternative, low-carbon fuels that will take until the 2030s to substantially penetrate the maritime fuel mix, wind propulsion is gaining more attention from vessel owners and operators. Gavin Allwright, the secretary-general of the International Windship Association (IWSA), discusses the uptake of this technology and what is behind a spate of recent public…
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