Ship Efficiency Weekly E-News Bulletin 18 Apr. 2016

Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Reports — By on April 18, 2016 at 8:01 AM

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MEPC 69: What’s On the Agenda?

As the 69th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) approaches fast, Ship Efficiency Review News takes a brief look into what is currently on the official agenda and what the industry can expect during this highly anticipated meeting.

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USCG Gives Vital Insight into Future Of BWTS Type Approval

It was at the UK Chamber of Shipping and Fathom Maritime Intelligence’s joint Ballast Water Forum held in London yesterday that Meridena Kauffman, United States Coast Guard (USCG) delivered insight into the USCG ballast water requirements ahead of MEPC 69.

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Waste Heat Recovery Project To Prove 8% Fuel Efficiency Potential

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is planning a new project to demonstrate and deliver a waste heat recovery system to increase fuel efficiency by at least 8%. They are currently seeking industry partners for the project.

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Industry Must Prepare Ships To Sail In Net Zero Emission World

The International Windship Association (IWSA) has called on the International Maritime Organisation  (IMO) to give the industry strong, clear leadership when it comes to its share of carbon reduction, saying that the industry must be prepared as ships built today must operate in a net zero emission world.

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Ballast Water Convention Ratified Tonnage Drops

The world tonnage represented by Flag States that have ratified the Ballast Water Convention dropped by 0.03% between March and April.

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Transas Integrates Theyr Weather Service In Navi-Planner 4000

Transas has incorporated Theyr weather and ocean data within Navi-Planner 4000.

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In The Spotlight: Top Highlights Revealed on Ballast Water Implementation

In this week’s spotlight Fathom Maritime Intelligence reviews the key discussion points and outcomes from the Ballast Water Forum, hosted in London this week by the UK Chamber of Shipping and Fathom Maritime Intelligence

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Shipping Must (Wind) Power Into The Green-Golden Age

The International Windship Association (IWSA) has vocalised that the shipping industry is behind the curve in embracing opportunities from renewable energy, even though there is a plethora of low carbon technology solutions readily available for deployment.

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ICS To Instigate CO2, Ballast Water & Sulphur Action At MEPC 69

The ICS has made a number of official submissions to the upcoming IMO MEPC 69th session being held next week, to instigate action on CO2, ballast water management and fuel sulphur content.

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Norwegian Green Coastal Shipping Programme Steams Ahead

Norway’s Green Coastal Shipping Programme, organised and headed by DNV GL, has doubled its membership, from 18 to 35 since its launch in spring 2015.

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‘ECA’ Penalties being Issued by Chinese Authorities

The Standard Club has issued a web alert reporting that penalties are being issued to vessels not complying with the newly designated in port Emission Control Areas in China.

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No Penalties for Early Movers on Ballast Water Tech Uptake

There is strong agreement that should be no penalisation for early movers who have already fitted ballast water systems.

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Autonomous Shipping Project Welcomes New Members

ESL Shipping, Finferries and Brighthouse Intelligence have joined the consortium studying Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications (AAWA).

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