Ship Efficiency Weekly – The Essential News – 11 Jan. 2015

Associations, Environment, Press and Media, Reports — By on January 11, 2015 at 7:41 PM

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Cruise Lines Spearhead Efficiency Drive

Increasing environmental awareness amongst customers is a growing challenge faced by cruise lines whose ship efficiency and sustainability strategies are directly in the spotlight. This feature looks at how leading lines in the sector continue to pioneer a range of new initiatives.

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New Wind Power-LNG Ship Concept Unveiled

A Norwegian engineer has designed a cargo ship powered by wind and gas.

The cargo ship is a concept  in which the hull of the freighter serves as a wing sail.

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Seawater: The Free EAL For Propeller Shafts?

Thordon Bearings Inc recently questioned the commercial viability of environmentally acceptable lubricants in oil-based stern tube seals and bearings vs seawater lubricated bearings.

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TOTE Signs Long Term Bunker Supply Agreement for LNG Containerships

ICS’ Position on BWM Convention Takes U-Turn

U.S.-based TOTE, Inc. has moved ahead with plans to supply two containerships with liquid natural gas (LNG) from WesPac Midstream LLC and Pivotal LNG, Inc, having signed a definitive long-term agreement with the latter two companies.

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“Revolutionary” Bunker-Saving System Reduces Fuel Consumption by up to 18%

Port of Gothenburg to use 'Sniffer' Technology to Ensure 2015 ECA Compliance

The Port of Gothenburg has been outfitted with new technology called a “sniffer” that is capable of detecting sulphur content in exhaust fumes, the port has announced.

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IMarEST Investigating ‘Green Ship Technologies’ In Asia

NYK, ClassNK to Team With Singapore Groups on Non-ECA Scrubbers

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) together with the UK Science & Innovation Network (SIN) Southeast Asia are seeking opinions to investigate ‘Green Ship Technologies’ within Asia.

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