Ship Efficiency Weekly E-News Bulletin 24 Jan. 2016

Associations, Communication, Consulting, Energy, Environment, Press and Media, Reports — By on January 24, 2016 at 8:33 PM

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Fathom Launches NOx Reduction And Abatement Technology Guide

Fathom Maritime Intelligence has published an independent, technical guide that seeks to equip ship operators with all-encompassing NOx reduction and abatement resources to future proof their vessels.

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Trial Boosts Confidence In Emulsified Fuel

The trial of an emulsified fuel carried out last year by New Zealand’s ferry operator Interislander has reported reductions in specific fuel consumption of 3 per cent, boosting confidence in the application of emulsified fuel technology to larger-scale marine engines.

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New Transas CEO, Frank Coles, Vocalises Plan To Shake Up The Market

The new CEO of Transas, Frank Coles, has vocalised his vision for the future of the global maritime technology for the first time since his appointment in late 2015.

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Tonnage Requirements For Ballast Water Convention Not Met, Says IMO

The IMO has confirmed that tonnage requirements for the Ballast Water Convention to enter into force have not been reached following the spate of ratifications in late 2015.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: The Event Review: Smart Operations, Copenhagen

Maritime satellite communications services provider Inmarsat held the final instalment of the 2015 Smart Operations event series at the Nationalmuseet, Copenhagen in late 2015. In this week’s spotlight, Fathom Maritime Intelligence reviews the core pillars of discussion and debate around the connected ship, big data and the autonomous ship that took place at the Smart Operations: Copenhagen conference.

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Type Approval Test Milestone For Two Stroke Duel Fuel Engine

The first dual-fuel two-stroke engine, equipped with a low-pressure gas admission system, has successfully completed its Type Approval Test (TAT).

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SCR Technology Ship Tests Prove Tier III Compliance

HUG Engineering’s selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system has proven its ability to meet the most recent and highly stringent IMO Tier III regulation for ship NOx emissions that came into force on January 1, 2016.

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ACO Marine Warns Of Wastewater Discharge Regulatory Confusion

Confusion surrounding the entry into force date of MEPC 227(64), the amended regulation governing ship wastewater discharge overboard requirements, could see some ship owners falling foul of the new rules ACO Marine has warned.

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Bunkering World First For LNG-Powered Containership

TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico has successfully bunkered the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered containership, the MV Isla Bella, at the Port of Jacksonville, Florida. The bunkering transferred 100, 000 gallons of LNG transported by 12 TOTE-owned LNG containers.

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