- About us
- IBJ Awards
- Free Sample
- Contact us
ClassNK releases “Guidelines for Ships Using Alternative Fuels”
(Posted on 13/09/21)
ClassNK is committed to providing comprehensive services to support the industry’s efforts for the transition to zero-emission of shipping business.
In support of measures for GHG emissions reduction, ClassNK has released “Guidelines for Ships Using Alternative Fuels”. They are the updates with safety requirements for ships using ammonia as fuel on previously issued “Guidelines for Ships Using Low-Flashpoint Fuels” covering LPG/Methanol/Ethanol, and provide comprehensive information on requirements for alternative fuel ships.
Ammonia has captured attention as a zero carbon fuel. Appropriate safety measures are required for ammonia as it is toxic to humans and corrosive to materials, while specific international standards for the use of ammonia as a marine fuel have not yet been established. ClassNK has described the requirements for installation, controls, and safety devices of an ammonia fueled ship to minimizing risks for the ship, crew, and the environment, and added it to the guidelines.
In addition, ClassNK has revised the existing “LNG-Ready” notation to “Alternative Fuel Ready”, and outlined the requirements for the new notation indicating that a ship is designed and partially equipped for future use of alternative fuels.
The guidelines are reflecting the current technology trend and will be updated regularly along with developments of new technologies and research.
The guidelines are available to download via ClassNK’s website www.classnk.com for those registered for the ClassNK “My Page” service.
China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES), BHP and DNV have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)... Read more
In recent years, Greek shipowner Safe Bulkers has retrofitted Alfa Laval PureSOx exhaust gas cleaning... Read more
Times are difficult but no need for despair, was the message from Tore Forsmo, Area Manager, Team Norway... Read more
Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) and Marine Capabilities (MARCAP LLC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding... Read more
A new Action Plan, launched at COP 27 by UN organizations, shipowners and unions, sets out recommendations... Read more
Algoma Central Corporation has reported its results for the three and nine months ended September 30... Read more
ClassNK has granted its Innovation Endorsement for Products & Solutions to a cloud service called... Read more
China Classification Society (CCS) is expanding its European operations after staging the official opening... Read more
With the Asia-Pacific region witnessing exceptional growth and development, there is also tremendous... Read more
Shipping companies are more data-hungry than ever before, with the maritime industry using 45% more... Read more