Second-Generation Methanol-Fueled Tankers Delivered

Waterfront Shipping has welcomed the first two ships in its new class of second-generation methanol-fueled tankers. The two ships, named M/T Mari Couva and M/T Mari Kokako, are the first of four 49,000 dwt tankers built with second generation MAN B&W ME-LGIM two stroke dual-fuel engines that can run on both methanol and conventional marine fuels. The vessels join … [Read more...]

First Methanol-Powered Tankers Pass Operating Milestone

The world's first methanol-powered tankers have passed each passed the 10,000 operating hours running on the clean-burning alternative fuel. The two ships, the Mari Jone and Mari Boyle, are two of the first newly-constructed vessels powered by dual-fuel ME-LGI engines operating on methanol. The 50,000 DWT tankers have been in operation since 2016. They were the first of … [Read more...]

Waterfront Shipping to Add Four More Methanol-Fueled Tankers to Fleet

Methanol shipping specialist Waterfront Shipping has announced a plans to build four new oceangoing tankers capable on running on clean-burning methanol fuel. The 49,000 dwt methanol tankers were ordered through a joint-industry project involving Waterfront Shipping, Marinvest, IINO Kaisha, Mitsui & Co. and NYK Group. The newbuilds will join an existing fleet of seven … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of the Day – World’s First Methanol-Powered Tankers

Today's ship photos show the Taranaki Sun, one of three new ocean going tankers that are the first ever to run on clean-burning methanol. The vessels, the Lindanger, Mari Jone and Taranaki Sun, are the first three in a series of seven total 50,000 DWT tankers built with the first-of-its kind MAN B&W ME-LGI 2-stroke dual-fuel engines that can run on methanol, fuel oil, … [Read more...]

World’s First Methanol-Powered Tankers Set for Delivery

The first ocean-going vessels capable of running on methanol fuel are being prepared for delivery later this month.  The seven 50,000 DWT tankers are built with the first-of-its kind MAN B&W ME-LGI 2-stroke dual fuel engines that can run on methanol, fuel oil, marine diesel oil, or gas oil. Methanol is viewed as a clean-burning fuel considered to be a viable … [Read more...]