Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Going green with Wagenborg

Royal Wagenborg has made a series of ‘green improvements’ to its ro-ro ship Bothniaborg during the vessel’s 15-year renewal survey at a shipyard in Tallinn, Estonia.

After the survey, Bothniaborg is once again ready for service and is currently on route to Piteå in Sweden to load containerboard that is destined for Terneuzen in the Netherlands.

During the survey, Wagenborg carried out various modifications. For the cooling installations, the refrigerant was changed to a harmless alternative for the layer. In addition, a new ultrasonic system was installed to remove biofilm, which makes the use of toxic cupper unnecessary. A special type of stern tube was also fitted to reduce the risk of an oil spill.

As part of the company’s broader strategy to reduce emissions, Wagenborg is investigating the use of renewable methanol as a transport fuel. The investigation will be executed within the Green Maritime Methanol project consortium.

The project will provide insight into the feasibility of methanol for a certain type of ship with associated sailing route and cruising speeds. Research for these ships will start with determination of the cost for implementation and use of methanol fuel systems. The results of this research will be compared with low sulphur marine diesel.

For each scenario, the project analyses which options are the most attractive technically, operationally and economically.

www.wagenborg.com

greenmaritimemethanol.nl

Heavy Lift | News

Fire outbreak at US port thumbnail image

Fire outbreak at US port

June 5 - A fire broke out aboard Höegh Autoliners’ ro-ro vessel Höegh Xiamen yesterday (June 4) at Blount Island, Jacksonville, USA; there are no injuries to any of the 21 crew members, who have all been evacuated from the vessel.
Views: 370
Pacific Osprey returns to service  thumbnail image

Pacific Osprey returns to service 

June 5 - Swire Blue Ocean’s (SBO) wind farm installation vessel Pacific Osprey has returned to service following the installation of its extended crane boom in Denmark. 
Views: 438
Time charter rates level out  thumbnail image

Time charter rates level out 

June 5 - The latest report from shipbroker Toepfer Transport indicates that time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector are starting to level out. 
Views: 700
WW Ocean calls in Freeport  thumbnail image

WW Ocean calls in Freeport 

June 5 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean’s (WW Ocean) ro-ro vessel Bess has completed its maiden call at Port Freeport, Texas as part of its service connecting Asia with the Gulf Coast. 
Views: 470

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.