Ports of Helsinki and Tallinn to receive CEF funding
Ports of Helsinki and Tallinn have signed in October a 6,8 MEUR funding contract under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) with European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency, CINEA for their common TWIN-PORT V project (2021–2025).
Norsepower announces the installation of Rotor Sails on the world’s largest short sea ro-ro vessel
Norsepower has announced an agreement signed with CLdN, the logistics specialist for road, sea and rail, to install two tilting Rotor Sails on board a 2018-built Ro-Ro vessel to improve ship fuel efficiency and carbon emissions reduction.
Almaco delivers provision stores and waiter stations for MSC Virtuosa at Chantiers de l’Atlantique
The MSC Virtuosa is the 4th vessel of the Meraviglia class and the second Merviglia-plus vessel after its sister, MSC Grandiosa. ALMACO is proud to be part of the long relationship with MSC and Chantiers de l’Atlantique.
Wärtsilä signs Optimised Maintenance agreements to support Japanese LNG carriers with digital solutions
The technology group Wärtsilä has signed two long-term Optimised Maintenance agreements with Japan based NYK LNG Ship Management. The 15-year agreements cover the Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines and other equipment installed on two LNG carrier vessels. The contracts were signed in December 2020 and took effect from January 2021.
INFUTURE: Potential Cargo Flows and Routing
Saimaa has been in operation for 164 years. Today, the largest cargo flows to Saimaa come from Russia, which is the largest trading partner. The next largest and important are the Netherlands, Estonia, Germany and Latvia, which all have active traffic and trade in the Saimaa region. From Saimaa cargo is exported even as far as France and the United Kingdom. Saimaa’s traffic is not year-round and therefore the freight figures are not comparable with seaports.
Finnlines orders Wärtsilä engines and hybrid systems for its two new eco-friendly ferries
The technology group Wärtsilä has won the contract to supply the engines and a range of its electric solutions for two new ferries under construction at the China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Weihai) in China. The ships are being built for Finnlines, a part of the Grimaldi Group, and are designed to incorporate the latest technical and environmental concepts. The order for the engines was placed in July 2020, with the remaining Wärtsilä equipment ordered in September 2020.
Neste introduces a new IMO2020-compliant low-sulphur marine fuel
From January 1, 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will enforce a 0.5% global sulphur cap on fuel content for areas currently with 3.5% limit. In these areas, all vessels will be required to use fuel with a maximum sulphur content of 0.5%, unless they use exhaust gas cleaning systems. Neste helps shipping companies to respond to the tightening regulation on sulphur dioxide emissions by offering them a new IMO2020-compliant marine fuel.