Ship Efficiency Weekly E-News Bulletin 7 Feb. 2016

Environment, Reports — By on February 7, 2016 at 11:00 PM

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UN Secretary-General Praises IMO For Climate Change Efforts

During his visit to the International Maritime Organization HQ on February 3, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon commended the IMO for its contribution to the fight to combat climate change.

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China Announces First ECA Implementation Date

China’s Ministry of Transport has announced that from April, 1 2016 the new Yangtze River Delta Emission Control Area (ECA) will enter into force, requiring ships berthed at port to emit no more than 0.5% sulphur.

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Port of Nijmegen To Offer 15% Discount To Green Award Ships

This year, ships berthing at the port of Nijmegen, the largest inland port of the Netherlands, are to receive a 15% discount on harbour dues if they hold a Green Award certificate.

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World First For High Pressure NOx SCR System

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has announced that it has produced the world’s first high pressure selective catalytic reduction system (HP SCR) for the reduction of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from two-stroke marine diesel engines.

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Environmental Groups Call for Arctic Shipping HFO Ban

A group of fifteen environmental groups are urging the eight countries that surround the North Pole to ban the use of Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) in the Arctic region.

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Becker Marine Launches New Optimised Rudder

Becker Marine has launched a new rudder with an optimised profile for energy saving purposes and increased manoeuvrability, called the The Schilling Twisted Trailing Edge Rudder.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT:

Flying The Flag For Efficiency

In this week’s spotlight, Ship Efficiency News talks to maritime law expert Jorge Quijano of Quijano & Associates to gain insight into what ship owners should be considering when it comes to making ship registry choices and the influence of green incentive schemes.

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