Ship Efficiency Weekly – The Essential News – 24 May 2015

Arctic Shipping, Associations, Energy, Environment, Insurance and Reinsurance, Press and Media, Reports — By on May 24, 2015 at 11:15 PM

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Arctic Shipping Routes: What You Need to Know

In this week’s spotlight Fathom explores both the opportunities and the challenges that the Arctic region is bringing to the shipping industry and takes a look at why ship owners should remain cautious when it comes to capitalising on the Arctic as an alternative route of shipping.

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MEPC 68 Movers and Shakers

The 68th session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) saw a number of provisions adopted and amendments made to reduce the environmental impact of shipping operations.

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BIO-SEA Ballast System Starts USCG Approval Process

BIO-UV has begun the process of acquiring United States Coast Guard (USCG) Approval for its BIO-SEA ballast water treatment system (BWTS).

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Innovating Ballast Systems For Smaller Ships

Alfa Laval’s PureBallast ballast water treatment system (BWTS) has been adapted for applicability to significantly smaller ships.

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International Shipping CO2 Emissions 0.6% Less In 2012

The Third Greenhouse Gas Study (GHG) 2014 has revealed that international shipping emissions have decreased 0.6% in 2007, when compared with 2012 levels.

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Environmental Group Says New Polar Code is Not Enough to Protect Antarctic Environment from Shipping

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) added provisions for the Polar Code are not adequately protecting the Antarctic environment from shipping, environmental group Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition(ASOC) has argued in an emailed statement.

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