Ship Efficiency Weekly E-News Bulletin 24 April 2016

Environment, Reports — By on April 24, 2016 at 6:02 PM

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The IMO MEPC 69 Summary – All You Need To Know

This week, the international shipping political community gathered in London as the International Maritime Organization (IMO) held its 69th Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC). In this week’s spotlight, we answer the question: “what happened at MEPC 69?”

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World’s First Methanol Fuelled Tanker Launched

The Lindanger, dual- fuel tanker owned by Westfal-Larsen and run on methanol, has been launched at Hyundai Mipo dockyard in Korea.

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Big Data Project To Reduce Ship Emissions Launched

Dutch ship monitoring company We4Sea has launched a world-wide project to utilise big data in order to reduce ship emissions.

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Design Project Innovates For Polar Code Compliance

Crystal Cruises and Scenic have engaged with Foreship to design and construct ice-class vessels that are fully compliant with the Polar Code, which regulates a number of environmental and safety parameters for safe operation in challenging Polar waters.

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Swedish Maritime Administration To Adopt Clean Shipping Index Into Incentive System

The Swedish Maritime Administration has announced its intentions to differentiate its fair dues system using the Clean Shipping Index’s environmental scores.

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Queen Photobombs Ship Efficiency Picture on 90th Birthday

Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and Head of the Commonwealth, has graciously photobombed a Ship Efficiency Review Magazine picture on her 90th birthday.

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European ECA Hits The Mark

A new study examining the impact of the first year of the European Emission Control Area has concluded that it has been successful in achieving its aims.

The study, conducted by CE Delft, is entitled SECA Assessment: Impacts of 2015 SECA marine fuel sulphur limits.

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First Non-Urea NOx Tier-III Compliant Vessel Sets Sail

The first vessel to be compliant with IMO Tier III emission standards through installation of an after treatment technology that doesn’t use urea has commenced service.

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Oil Saving Calculator Launched

Thordon Bearings have developed a unique modelling tool that is capable of calculating the amount of operational oil leakage that can be prevented if the propeller shaft is lubricated with seawater instead of oil.

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Double Award Success For Methanol-Powered Ferry Project

Stena Line is celebrating success after receiving two industry awards, the Shippax “Eco-Award” and a “Ship of the Year Award”,  in one week for its pioneering methanol-powered Ro-Pax ferry project.

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US$5bil LOI Secured For Fuel Desulphurisation Project

Genoil Inc. has announced that they, in collaboration with Beijing Petrochemical Engineering Co Ltd, have secured a US$5 billion Letter of Intent (LOI) for the funding of a 500, 000 barrel per day bunker fuel desulphurisation and upgrading project that will be located in the Middle East.

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IWSA Sec Gen To Steer Wind Propulsion Seminar At Blue Week

The International Windship Association (IWSA) has announced that its Secretary General, Mr Gavin Allwright, has been selected to chair the Natural Propulsion seminar at Blue Week.

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Azipod-D Tech to Power Polar Passenger Vessel

ABB’s Azipod-D technology has been selected to efficiently power a 10-deck discovery cruiser, the Scenic Eclipse to remote locations in the Polar Regions. the Azipod-D’s strong environmental credentials were a key driver for investment in Azipod-D.

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