Ship Efficiency Weekly E-News Bulletin 6 March 2016

Environment, Reports — By on March 6, 2016 at 9:27 PM

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Study Reports 60% Fuel Savings from Wind Technology Possible

University College London (UCL) and Carbon War Room (CWR) have revealed in a recent study that the use of wind assisted propulsion technology on ships can yield up to 60% fuel savings.

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IMO Urged To Finalise Global Sulphur Cap Implementation Date

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and INTERTANKO have issued a call for the 69th MEPC to agree in principal than a final date for the 0.5% sulphur limit should be made during the 70th MEPC session.

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Denmark to Host World’s Most Advanced Fuel Test Centre

Alfa Laval is to expand their Danish test and training centre by up to five times in order to enable the testing of LNG and other alternative fuels.

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Hull Coatings Manufacturer Issues 126, 000 Carbon Credits

Ship hull coatings manufacturer Akzonobel has issued more than 126, 000 carbon credits – worth more than US $500, 000 – to 16 ships, enabling the reduction of more than 4, 000 tonnes of annual carbon emissions.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: The Control Of Ballast Water Treatment Systems

In this week’s spotlight Ian Hamilton, Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS) project leader at marine electrical wiring control and instrumentation specialists CMR Group explains more.

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Ship Solutions to Play Major Part in Norway CO2 Emissions Project

Knutsen OAS Shipping and Larvik Shipping, under commission from Gassco the Norwegian state operator, are to study the transport of CO2 by ship in connection with the Norwegian government’s full-scale project for managing CO2.

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Fathom Tech of the Month: Thordon Bearings COMPAC Seawater Lubricated Propeller Shaft Bearing System

This month the Fathom-CTech “Tech Of the Month” is Thordon Bearings’ COMPAC Seawater Lubricated Propeller Shaft Bearing System – a no pollution solution to propeller shaft line efficiency and lubrication.

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China ECA Supervision & Inspection Rules Published

The China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) has issued a Notice on Enhancing Supervision and Administration of China’s latest ECA in the Yangtze River Delta, to specify ECA port call requirements and to provide guidance on supervision and administration.

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Maersk, Shell & Qatargas Forge LNG Fuel Partnership

The Maersk Group, Shell and  Qatargas have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore the development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel in the Middle East region.

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