Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2022

1 0 5 Fuel tank technology company GTT says it is continuously adapting its technologies to meet the latest regulations and requirements of shipowners willing to decarbonise their fleets by using LNG, bioLNG and e-LNG as fuels. GTT also provides digital solutions to help cope with cost pressures due to high fuel consumption activities, fleet operational efficiency and future CII regulation. Classification societies are providing thought leadership and raising the bar for best practices in sustainable ship construction. Lloyd’s Register (LR) is helping to drive sustainability in the passenger ship sector as a trusted advisor to cruise operators, says Paul Carrett, the company’s digital communications lead. “In 2020, LR launched its Maritime Decarbonisation Hub, a platform to accelerate the safe and sustainable decarbonisation of the maritime sector through leadership, collaboration and evidence-based decision making. Through the work of the Hub, LR is assessing the technological, commercial and societal viability of multiple transition pathways, including the development of zeroemission vessels and new supply chains for zero-carbon energy sources.” Italy based classification society RINA is working on the new Grimaldi Green 5th Generation ferries ordered at China’s Jinling shipyard. The 12 vessels, five of which have already been delivered, feature innovative environmentally friendly solutions such as large-capacity batteries to achieve zero emissions in port, a peak shaving system, an air lubrication system, and solar panels. RINA assigned the ships the additional Green Plus class notation, the top RINA certification in the field of environmental sustainability. Among the support it offers the industry in the energy transition, classification society DNV lists the following: “Pioneering new class rules to prepare owners for the safe uptake of new fuels; fresh guidance on the pathway to 2050 via the annual launch of our flagship Maritime Forecast report; constantly evolving digital class services; advisory support on complex decisionmaking; and industry collaboration on trailblazing initiatives such as the Maritime Technologies Forum and the Global Centre for Decarbonization – designed to coalesce expertise from across the maritime supply chain to accelerate the safe uptake of zero-carbon fuels and technologies.” Bureau Veritas (BV) says it is helping stakeholders address risk while capturing the benefits of new technologies and fuels enabling optimal commercial and operational decisions. “To support safety and innovation, BV developed industry-first rules for ammonia as fuel, new methanol rules, modern rules for wind propulsion systems and rules for hydrogen to come in 2022,” says Andreas Ullrich, global market leader for passenger ships and ferries at Bureau Veritas. “Designers, shipyards, ship operators and regulators now have a BV future fuels framework, helping enable innovation to make it from the digital drawing board to a new, sustainable and safe reality.” CFR “ We embrace our influential role in this ecosystem and the responsibility we have as designers” Bente Medelbye Hansen, Steen Friis Design NAPA’s software can be used to help shipowners optimise vessel operations