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Dual fuel gets a new meaning

This is the decade of duel fuel newbuilds, no doubt about that. It is the classic shipping hedge. However, what caught me by surprise this month is that it could also be the period of dual fuel ships with no need for oil-based products to power them.

To remarkably little fanfare there’s been some highly significant ship design news breaking this month that do point towards shipping’s beyond petroleum future.

Witness Italian class society RINA partnering with the Shanghai Merchant Ship Des...

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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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