First LNG bunkering operation in the Port of Rostock
In the second ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation to take place in Germany and the first ever in the Port of Rostock, on Jan 22, 2020 the world’s largest LNG bunker vessel 'Kairos' supplied fuel to the newly-built offshore installation vessel 'Orion' which was berthed at the Liebherr construction yard in the Port of Rostock, where she is being outfitted with a 5,000-tonne crane. DEME is a leading adopter of LNG as a marine fuel, and the 'Orion' is its fifth dual-fuel vessel. This operation strengthens the LNG cluster in Rostock significantly and is an essential extension of the services offered by the port. The continuous development from the LNG bunkering operations by truck during the last years towards the first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation shows the strong operational performance of the port team. Report with photo: https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/port-of-rostock-hosts-its-first-ship-to-ship-lng-bunkering
Corvus Energy to provide batteries for AIDA Cruises ships
Marine battery supplier Corvus Energy is to install its lithium-ion battery storage systems onboard AIDA Cruises’ ships to reduce fossil fuel use and emissions. In a project that will also involve ABB and Siemens, Corvus will install and commission the battery storage systems on the first AIDA ship in 2020. The companies then plan to then use their findings from the pilot project to successfully fit battery systems onboard other vessels in the AIDA fleet. “Our goal is the emissions-neutral ship operation,” said Michael Thamm, group CEO of Costa Group and Carnival Asia.
AIDA Cruises to help bring shore power to Rostock Port
AIDA Cruises, the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the City of Rostock and Rostock Port have agreed to jointly promote environmentally friendly and sustainable cruise shipping in Rostock, Germany. The ‘declaration of intent’ was signed on 11 September 2018 by Manuela Schwesig, Prime Minister of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania; Felix Eichhorn, president of AIDA; Roland Methling, Lord Mayor of Rostock; and Jens Aurel Scharner, the port's managing director. According to the agreement, the partners will work together to build a shore power plant for cruise ships at the port of Rostock, which is likely to be operational by 2020. Similar agreements have already been signed in the German cities of Hamburg and Kiel. Source: cruiseandferry.netUpload News