Ship Efficiency Weekly E-News Bulletin – 31 Jan. 2016

Associations, Energy, Environment, Reports — By on January 31, 2016 at 10:35 PM

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First Commercial Order For Flettner Rotor Tech

Norsepower has installed a second rotor sail on Bore’s 9, 700 DWT Ro-Ro carrier MS Estraden. This order is a significant milestone for wind assisted propulsion as it represents the first commercial order for a flettner rotor in the shipping industry.

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Ship Solar Tech To Power Into North American Market

Eco Marine Power (EMP) has signed a sales and support agreement with Canadian firm Jastram Technologies Ltd, which will see the solar tech innovators introduce its solar products to the North American maritime market.

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Unilever To Shift Shipments To LNG Transport

Unilever has revealed that it aims to reduce its CO2 emissions by 40% by 2020 compared to 2008 levels, with part of the core strategy for achieving this being awarding new contracts to companies that use LNG-powered vessels.

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Landmark Sustainable Shipping Loan Confirmed

Anthony Verder Group’s €66 million Euro Private Placement has been confirmed as the first sustainable shipping loan to be fully certified according to Bureau Veritas’ Clean Shipping Index Guidelines.

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Extended Inspection Periods For Seawater Lubricated Bearings Welcomed

Thordon Bearings has welcomed a new classification society notation, allowing extended inspection periods for propeller shafts using seawater-lubricated bearings.

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Wireless Charging Concept World First For Industry

Wärtsilä Corporation and Cavotec have signed an agreement to develop the world’s first combined induction charging and automatic mooring concept that will facilitate enhanced electrical charging of ship batteries.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT – Fuel Switching: The Ship Operator’s Perspective

In more and more regions of the world, ships have to change to low-sulphur fuel before being allowed to sail into Emission Control Areas. But how does one make this switch with a gigantic ship? 

This week’s spotlight presents an insight into the fuel switching procedures of a Hapag Lloyd container ship. 

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Japanese Shipyard Adopts ClassNK-NAPA GREEN Ship Design Software

ClassNK-NAPA GREEN, an eco-efficiency and business optimisation software package developed by ClassNK and NAPA, has been applied to a newbuild ship by Namura shipbuilding.

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Corvus Energy Improves Lithium-Ion Battery Performance

Corvus Energy has revealed that they have doubled the power capability and increased the energy capacity of their lithium-ion battery systems.

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Port Of Antwerp Continues To Go Green

The Port of Antwerp has revealed that the number of environmentally-friendly ships arriving at the port is increasing year by year. In 2012 there were 462 green calls but three years later the number stood at 671.

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Spanish Firm Unveils New LNG Bunkering Vessel Design

Spanish engineering and technology firm Sener recently disclosed its own liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering vessel design, developed to maximise operational efficiency and adhere to regulations.

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