Ship Efficiency Weekly E-News Bulletin 15 May 2016

Energy, Environment, Reports — By on May 15, 2016 at 7:13 PM

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Smart Operations Singapore: The Debrief Part One

This week Fathom Maritime Intelligence hosted the next installment of the global Smart Operations event series in Singapore. Over 100 delegates joined the myriad of smart shipping discussions, in the first smart operations event to be held in Singapore.

In this week’s spotlight feature we present a selection of key topics that were addressed and issues that were discussed by speakers and delegates alike.

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LNG De-Bunkering First At Port of Moerdijk

The first de-bunkering of a liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered inland waterway barge, the Greenstream, in the Dutch port of Moerdijk has successfully been carried out.

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IMO Ballast Water Projects Win International Award

A team from the IMO’s Marine Environment Division has won the best Portfolio Solution Award in the 8th International Waters Conference (IWC8) for its Glo-X partnerships model.

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Project Aims to Design World’s Most Sustainable Cruise Ship

Peace Boat, a global non-governmental organisation, has revealed how its Project Ecoship will deliver the world’s most sustainable cruise ship using state-of-the-art technology and a highly efficient propulsion system.

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Distillate Shortage Concerns May Be Misguided, Says Bunker Expert

Maritime Consultancy 20|20 Marine Energy has stated that fears of a distillate shortage and compliant 0.5% sulphur fuels when the new regulations are implemented within the shipping industry could be misguided.

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World’s First Ship Owner Awarded Carbon Credits

Neda Maritime Agency has become the world’s first ship owner to be awarded carbon credits through the landmark methodology developed by AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business.

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Wärtsilä Joins LNG-Powered Bulk Carrier Project

Wärtsilä has announced it is to join Project Forward, a concept developed in May 2015 to facilitate liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion on future dry bulk carriers.

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ABB Opens Helsinki-Based Integrated Operations Hub

ABB is to open a second Integrated Operations Centre in Helsinki, Finland to facilitate information transfer and knowledge to strengthen shore side capacities.

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Inmarsat Herald Fleet Xpress As An Industry Game-Changer

Inmarsat Maritime’s President, Ronald Spithout has proclaimed that their new Fleet Xpress service is a game-changer for the shipping industry.

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EAL Gains OEM Approval For Use In Thrusters

Vickers Oil has received approval from Rolls-Royce for the use of Biogear XP 68, an EAL in Rolls-Royce Marine AS Ulsteinvik Tunnel Thrusters.

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Transas Makes Its Mark on Cayman Maritime Week 2016

Transas has made its mark on the 2016 Cayman Maritime Week, presenting its concept for coastal monitoring and ship traffic control in Caribbean waters.

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Hull Software Facilitates Safer Ship Design

Indian classification society, IRClass has announced the release of its new technical software, IR-HULL to evaluate strength and scantling compliance for seagoing steel ships.

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Wärtsilä X72 Engine Passes Tier III NOx Emission Tests

WinGD and its two-stroke engine manufacturer Hyundai Heavy industries, have announced the testing and delivery of their first IMO Tier III compliant Wärtsilä X72 diesel engine.

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