With a newbuild trilogy underway, two of which have already been delivered, Chemgas Shipping has decided to also expand its fleet with existing tonnage. Four 3300-m3 semi-refrigerated LPG tankers were acquired from Italian owner Gas&Heat. After the successful...
Slightly more than one in seven new ships ordered worldwide will be sailing on an alternative fuel. LNG is clearly a favourite in this respect. Although methanol and ethanol powered ships have also been ordered, ammonia is still waiting for its first order. This...
The BW Gemini is the world’s first very large gas carrier (VLGC) to be fuelled by LPG and has concluded its sea trials. The use of LPG as fuel reduces emissions of sulphur oxides (SOx) by some 97 per cent. The BW Gemini is owned and operated by BW LPG and was built in...
For the first time, very large gas carriers (VLGCs) will be converted to dual-fuel LPG engines now that the project has received flag acceptance. The twelve ships are owned by BW LPG. The project is being carried out by BW LPG, the Isle of Man Ship Registry, Wärtsilä...
Internal combustion engines play a very dominant role in shipping. They are by far the most popular way of powering ships. Is that going to change under pressure of environmental regulations, in particular, the requirements to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases?...
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