Dan Barnes

Coastal Sustainability Alliance boosts development and adoption of maritime biofuel in Singapore

Coastal Sustainability Alliance (CSA), an industry collaborative effort led by Kuok Maritime Group (KMG), has announced its plans to advance the maritime biofuel ecosystem in Singapore with up to S$10 million in investments. This partnership will be spearheaded by two of its Alliance members – Green COP and Ken Energy – which formalised a Memorandum …

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Nesec contributes to the funding of maritime battery developer EST-Floattech

Rotterdam-based Nesec Fund Management has announced its contribution to an investment programme increasing maritime sustainability. By providing a strategic loan, Nesec plays a pivotal role in the total capital attracted by EST-Floattech from Energietransitiefonds Rotterdam, Rotterdam Port Fund, PDENH, Ponooc, and Yard Energy. EST-Floattech will put the investment to use in the ongoing advancement and …

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Posidonia 2024 marks the rebirth of the Greek shipbuilding industry

Greece’s revitalised shipbuilding industry will be prominently represented during Posidonia 2024, signalling a strong recovery following decades of decline and disrepair. The sector’s Greek renaissance is on the cards after the completion of the consolidation of the country’s shipbuilding units in Syros and in Elefsina, and also due to the restart of Skaramangas shipyard and …

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Cargo sail ship showcases Bio-UV Group’s commitment to the development of sustainable shipping

The innovative Grain de Sail II cargo sail ship has set sail across the Atlantic with a state-of-the-art ballast water treatment system supplied by BIO-UV Group. The vessel, based in St. Malo, France, transports French products to New York by sail before heading south to the Caribbean and loading locally grown organic products, such as …

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Successful closing: Yamaha Motor closes acquisition of Torqeedo, the global market leader in electric mobility on water

Torqeedo, the global market leader in marine electric mobility, has announced the successful closing of the acquisition by Yamaha Motor. The closing of the share purchase agreement with German engine manufacturer DEUTZ AG, the previous owner of Torqeedo, marks a milestone in Yamaha Motor’s Marine CASE Strategy 2024, which aims to achieve carbon neutrality in …

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Cathelco launches ultrasonic biofouling protection: USP DragGone

Cathelco, part of Evac Group, is launching patented ultrasonic protection technology which protects against hull biofouling. Ultrasonic Protection (USP) DragGone reduces drag and improves fuel efficiency, reducing fuel consumption and associated emissions by up to 13%. Biofouling is the accumulation of various aquatic organisms that gather on any part of a vessel that is exposed …

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P&O Ferries sails into the future with Netcompany as strategic partner

As part of its ongoing IT digital transformation, P&O Ferries has initiated its legacy replacement programme. With more than 30,000 sailings each year and numerous initiatives around the decarbonisation of its fleet, the British shipping company will implement a platform that will enable it to deliver solutions and capabilities to set itself apart in the …

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Manta Marine Technologies signs 400th contract for FuelOpt™

Manta Marine Technologies (MMT) has secured its four-hundredth vessel contract for its industry-leading automated propulsion optimisation technology system, FuelOpt™. The latest contract is subscription-based and was signed in February 2024 between MMT and J.J. Ugland for an installation onboard the company’s 60,000 DWT bulk carrier, the M.V. Jorita. “We are very proud to have signed …

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