While there are still more questions than answers when discussing the eco-ship, the commercial incentive of significant fuel savings, workable finance solutions and increased regulation means it is inevitable shipowners will have to adopt a more...
The economics of retrofitting ships to burn LNG could be a dampener to the uptake of LNG bunkering, considering the costs and many prerequisites that operators need to meet, according to shipbrokers Poten & Partners.
Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (NKOM) has carried out the first conversion of a vessel from heavy fuel oil (HFO) to ME-GI gas-burning operation on a Nakilat-owned Q-MAX LNG carrier.
Stena Line has opted for Wärtsilä in-line closed-loop scrubber systems to retrofit two ro-ro ferries.
With the sharply reduced bunker price containership owners are shelving eco-retrofit projects according to Thomas Preben Hansen, ceo of Rickmers Maritime Trust.