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Maritime use of large-scale 3D printing seen in 3-5 years


ADVANCEMENT in 3D printing is making the application of the technology possible for some ship components in Singapore, but industry-wide applications will take some time, observers say.

3D printing, or laser added additive manufacturing, is expected to take off in a big way in the maritime sector only from 2021. The groundwork for its large-scale applications is still being ...more

Electricity? Methanol? LNG? Fuel of choice for future is unknown

LAST week's column discussed the claim by environmental campaign group Transport & Environment (T&E) that natural gas is a "US$22 billion distraction for EU shipping that won't decarbonise the sector".

It seems SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, also noticed T&E's statement; while not actually ...more

Singapore is top maritime centre for fifth time


FOR the fifth consecutive year, Singapore has clinched the No. 1 spot among the world's top maritime centres in the Xinhua-Baltic International's International Shipping Centre Development (ISCD) Index.

The index rates the relative performance of the world's 43 largest ports and cities annually.

Singapore beat four other Asian port cities for 2018 - Hong Kong, Shanghai, ...more

LNG isn't such a 'green' fuel, is it?

IT IS not often I find myself agreeing with campaign group Transport & Environment (T&E). But I have to say it has a point, to an extent, when it argues that natural gas is a "US$22 billion distraction for European Union (EU) shipping that won't decarbonise the sector".

T&E had commissioned an independent EU-focused study, done by the UMAS consultancy, which notes that Europe has so far spent ...more

Total to co-charter Pavilion Energy's first LNG bunker vessel


THE use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as marine fuel looks set to power up in Singapore - with another supermajor coming on board to help build infrastructure to supply ocean-going ships.

The marine fuels arm of France's Total on Tuesday agreed to co-charter on a long-term basis, the first LNG bunker vessel to be commissioned by the gas division of Temasek-backed Pavilion ...more

New $14m centre aims to improve maritime safety

A Centre of Excellence in Maritime Safety (CEMS) will open at Singapore Polytechnic (SP) later this year at a cost of $14 million.

Announced at the third International Safety@Sea Conference yesterday, it is being launched by the Singapore Maritime Institute and SP to collaborate with the industry and research community to develop technological solutions and training systems that will help ...more

Incubator arms of CMA CGM and PSA join hands to drive innovation


THE corporate venture arms of French shipping giant CMA CGM and port operator PSA International are teaming up to drive digitalisation and innovation in the shipping and supply-chain ecosystem.

On Tuesday, the two units responsible for incubating start-ups, CMA CGM Ze Box and PSA unboXed signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) detailing collaboration between them on this ...more

Aiming for zero CO2 emissions in shipping

NOT long ago anybody talking about ships that emitted no carbon dioxide from their engines would have had their sanity questioned.

A couple of weeks ago the reassuringly sane deputy secretary-general of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Simon Bennett, asserted that the ambitious CO2 reduction targets set by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the year 2050 can only ...more

$6m MPA grants to build LNG bunker vessels

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has awarded $6 million of co-funding grants to FueLNG and Pavilion Gas to build two liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker vessels, the regulatory agency announced yesterday.

FueLNG and Pavilion Gas will receive $3 million each for their vessels, which are slated for delivery in 2020.

The vessels will be among the first of their kind ...more

Beware of the slippery slope towards unmanned ships

AT FIRST glance an announcement from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) last week seemed reasonable and responsible.

It said it had commenced work to look into how safe, secure and environmentally sound Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) operations may be addressed in IMO instruments. A correspondence group is to conduct an initial assessment of SOLAS regulation III/17-1 (Recovery ...more
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