The ship industry briefing

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MS Roald Amundsen is the first of two new explorer cruise ships built by Kleven Maritime for Norwegian explorer cruise line Hurtigruten.

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Grimaldi Green 5th Generation-class (GG5G-class) vessels are new hybrid roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) ships being built by Nanjing Jinling Shipyard for Grimaldi Group for use in short-sea shipping.

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OceanXplorer is an advanced exploration, research and media production vessel owned by OceanX, an ocean exploration organisation.

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TECO 2030, an engineering and equipment development company, has launched a next-generation marine emission reduction system called TECO 2030 Future Funnel.

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Maritime classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded Jiangnan Shipyard the approval in principle (AiP) for its Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) digital ship design, the first AiP for a digital VLGC design in China.

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Maritime UK Chair Harry Theochari, after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out his Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution:

"The market for green maritime technology is truly global, and the first country to make real progress towards maritime decarbonisation will reap substantial returns. The new green technologies to move vessels must be matched by green infrastructure at ports, so those vessels can recharge and refuel as people and goods come and go. 

International Maritime Organization (IMO) secretary-general Kitack Lim, speaking about the plight of seafarers on UN Human Rights Day (10 December 2020):

"Failure to protect the rights of seafarers, fishers and other marine personnel and resolve the crew change crisis will have a detrimental effect on ship safety and the global supply chain. The longer the situation persists, the worse those effects will be."