Ship Efficiency Weekly E-News Bulletin – 13 Dec. 2015

Communication, Company Profiles, Consulting, Environment, Reports — By on December 13, 2015 at 8:36 PM

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Five NOx Emissions-Related Things That Happened In 2015

Stricter limits around NOx emissions are set to enter into force in the new year for all newbuild ships destined to sail in Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) Emissions Control Areas (ECAs) that are constructed after January 1, 2015.

Therefore, in preparation for this regulatory gear change and for the release of a brand new industry guide “The Ship Operator’s Guide To NOx Reduction”, Fathom Maritime Intelligence has reviewed all of the NOx emissions-related happenings from 2015 and picked our top five.

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2017 To Be Year Of The ECA for China

The Chinese Government has announced that the Pearl River Delta, Yangtze River Delta, and the Bohai Bay waters will become Asia’s first Emission Control Area (ECA) force from 2017.

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Shipping Dropped From COP21 Climate Deal Draft

In the latest draft of the new global climate agreement currently being hammered out at the COP21 climate talks in Paris, both shipping and aviation industries are notably absent.

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LNGreen Project Grasps Technological Innovation Award

DNV GL, GTT, Hyundai Heavy Industries and GasLog have won the CWC Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Technological Innovation Award 2015 for the LNGreen joint industry project.

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Royston Secures $1.5m Funding For Energy Tech Program

Royston has secured funding in collaboration with Newcastle University from the innovation agency Innovate UK for its £1.5 million energy management program.

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IAPH Reveal 3, 610 Ships Now Registered Under Environmental Ship Index

The International Association for Ports and Harbours (IAPH) has presented the results of five years’ worth of data from ships registered under the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) scheme.

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World’s First LNG-Fuelled VLCC Moves A Step Closer to Becoming Reality

DNV GL has presented Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company limited (DSIC) with an Approval in Principle (AIP) certificate for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) –fuelled very large crude carrier (VLCC).

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ClassNK Open Big Data Hub

ClassNk has announced the establishment of Ship Data Center to support data gathering across ship operation that will be headed by ClassNK’s Executive Vice President Yasushi Nakamura in Tokyo, Japan.

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December Verdict For Ballast Water Convention Says IMO

The IMO may deliver the verdict on whether the recent Ballast Water Convention ratifications have pushed the tonnage requirements to be met for the Convention to enter into force.

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