Archive for the ‘Emissions’ Category

IBIA surveys members on transition to the 0.50% global sulphur caps

IBIA surveys members on transition to the 0.50% global sulphur caps
IBIA’S CEO Peter Hall Ahead of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) decision on the timing of the global 0.50% sulphur cap for marine fuels, the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) is advising its members on the potential impact of the shift. IBIA, whose members include...
June 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, Pollution | Read More

CO2 emission reduction measures must be global and apply equally to all ships

CO2 emission reduction measures must be global and apply equally to all ships
Niels Smedegaard “We believe that shipping, together with all other industry sectors, must be part of the solution to limit the increase in global temperature, as we clearly are a global contributor to carbon emissions”, said ECSA President Niels Smedegaard, addressing a symposium on decarbonisation...
June 21st, 2016 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, Pollution | Read More

ABB to power world’s largest emission-free electric ferries…

ABB to power world’s largest emission-free electric ferries…
ABB Shore Connection ABB to power world’s largest emission-free electric ferries and deliver first automated shore-side charging station Zurich, Switzerland,  June 21, 2016 – Innovative ABB technology reduces emissions, increases efficiency of battery charging, reduces safety risk on HH Ferries...
June 21st, 2016 | Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, Ports & Terminals | Read More

“K” Line set a New CO2 Emission Reductions Target for 2030…

“K” Line set a New CO2 Emission Reductions Target for 2030…
June 3, 2016 – “K” Line set a New CO2 Emission Reductions Target for 2030, following earlier achievement of the interim milestone under “K” Line Environmental Vision 2050   Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.( “K” Line)achieved 13.6% reduction in CO2 emissions*1 in 2015 against...
June 3rd, 2016 | Emissions, Environment, Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement (“TCM”) S.A., first to complete MRV compliance project

Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement (“TCM”) S.A., first to complete MRV compliance project
The first MRV project contracted between LR and a Greek shipping company has been successfully concluded last week. Lloyd’s Register has been working with Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement (“TCM”) S.A. on early compliance with the European Union (EU) Regulation 2015/757 on the monitoring, reporting...
June 1st, 2016 | Emissions, Energy, Environment, Shipmanagement | Read More

49th meeting Paris MoU Committee in Norway

49th meeting Paris MoU Committee in Norway
Richard Schiferli The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) held its 49th Committee meeting in Haugesund, Norway. Mr. Brian Hogan chaired the meeting, held from 23 – 27 May 2016. The meeting was officially opened by the State Secretary Mrs. Dilek Ayhan of Norway. High...
May 30th, 2016 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

“Shipping towards decarbonisation” on 21 June in Antwerp

“Shipping towards decarbonisation” on 21 June in Antwerp
Patrick Verhoeven European shipowners together with the Royal Belgian Shipowners (RBSA) and Wärtsilä organise a symposium on 21 June in Antwerp to discuss maritime transport industry’s role in the evolution towards a sustainable, CO2-neutral economy. The event will bring together the shipowners...
May 27th, 2016 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Pollution | Read More

Port Reception Facilities directive: a review could clarify certain provisions, but…

Port Reception Facilities directive: a review could clarify certain provisions, but…
Isabelle Ryckbost Port Reception Facilities directive: a review could clarify certain provisions, but should not change the basic principles 25 May 2016 Today, the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has presented its position paper on the revision of the port reception facilities (PRF) directive...
May 25th, 2016 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, European Union, News, Oil Spill, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Nanol proves 2% fuel-savings from lubricant additive

Nanol proves 2% fuel-savings from lubricant additive
The M/V Seagard Helsinki, Finland – 25 May 2016 – Nanol Technologies, the producer of a patented high-performance lube oil additive, today announced that a 2% reduction in fuel consumption has been proven on M/V Seagard, an operational Ro-Ro Cargo Vessel, with use of its technology in the main...
May 25th, 2016 | Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

PPG working with industry partners to develop innovative eco-friendly ship hull film system

PPG working with industry partners to develop innovative eco-friendly ship hull film system
Composition of the PPG SIGMAGLIDE self-adhesive fouling release film solution. PITTSBURGH,  May 23, 2016 – PPG’s (NYSE: PPG) protective and marine business has received EU Funding for an exciting new project which aims to produce an innovative fouling protection system for commercial vessels. A...
May 23rd, 2016 | Emissions, Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technology | Read More

Multi Access Zero Emissions Cargo Ship

Multi Access Zero Emissions Cargo Ship
On Tuesday, the designs for a multi access zero emissions cargo ship will be unveiled at the 5th Natural Propulsion Seminar in Wageningen, Netherlands. The Fair Winds Trading Company (FWTC) is currently in the research and design stage for this state of the art zero-emissions, low impact sail cargo ship...
May 22nd, 2016 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical | Read More

New Hybrid Ferry Uses Corvus Lithium Ion Energy Storage System (ESS)

New Hybrid Ferry Uses Corvus Lithium Ion Energy Storage System (ESS)
Scandlines “Berlin” Corvus Energy ESS powers newly christened Scandlines M/V Berlin – the latest addition to the world’s largest fleet of hybrid ferries Richmond, B.C – May 5, 2016 – Scandlines has christened their newest hybrid ferry, the M/V Berlin. As part of Scandlines’...
May 5th, 2016 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

ICS strongly criticises “Prestige” judgement by Spanish Supreme Coury

ICS strongly criticises “Prestige” judgement by Spanish Supreme Coury
At a meeting of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPCF) this week, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has strongly criticised the judgement of the Spanish Supreme Court in the ‘Prestige’ Case.  This judgement (in January 2016, but discussed by the IOPC Funds this week)...
April 29th, 2016 | Associations, Disputes, EEZ, Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, International Chamber of Shipping, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Weather | Read More

Pollution cutting Water-in-Diesel fuel emulsion to power Team Britannia’s 24, 000 mile world record attempt

Pollution cutting Water-in-Diesel fuel emulsion to power Team Britannia’s 24, 000 mile world record attempt
A pollution cutting Water-in-Diesel (WiDE) fuel emulsion has been selected to power Team Britannia’s multi-million powerboat on its 24, 000 mile world record attempt later this year. The company behind the revolutionary fuel, Clean Fuel Ltd, produces a range of emulsions, (water, diesel and an emulsifier)...
April 29th, 2016 | Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technology | Read More

Development of Energy Efficient Technologies

Development of Energy Efficient Technologies
Dr. Abdul Rahim, FIMArEST, FRINA This interesting paper, a meticulous organised slides presentation by Dr. Abdul Rahim*, the Managing Director for Europe and Africa of ClassNK, took place earlier this evening at the IMarEST’s head quarters’ boardroom at Birdcage Walk at Westminster in London. It...
April 27th, 2016 | Associations, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment, IMarEST, Technology | Read More

IMO: outcome of MEPC 69

IMO: outcome of MEPC 69
Mandatory system for collecting ships’ fuel consumption data approved The MEPC approved mandatory requirements for ships to record and report data on their fuel consumption together with additional data on proxies for the “transport work” undertaken by the ship. The mandatory data collection system...
April 26th, 2016 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

MEPC 69: Comment from Carbon War Room

MEPC 69: Comment from Carbon War Room
Hammonia’s “Industrial Ruby” in retrofit On the outcome of the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO’s) Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC 69) meeting last week,  Galen Hon, Manager of Carbon War Room’s Shipping Efficiency operation, commented: “On...
April 25th, 2016 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Shipping’s failure to agree process for an emissions reduction framework

Shipping’s failure to agree process for an emissions reduction framework
Shipping’s failure to agree process for an emissions reduction framework at MEPC 69 risks industry’s reputation Despite some progress, the lack of a definitive outcome puts significant pressure on MEPC 70 in October 2016, and increases the threat of reduction targets being taken out of the...
April 25th, 2016 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Organisations | Read More

IMO takes further action on climate change

IMO takes further action on climate change
​The mandatory data collection system is intended to be the first in a three-step process in which analysis of the data collected would provide the basis for an objective, transparent and inclusive policy debate in the MEPC. Organization agrees mandatory system for collecting ships’ fuel consumption...
April 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

ICS welcomes progress on CO2 reduction by ships at IMO

ICS welcomes progress on CO2 reduction by ships at IMO
Peter Hinchliffe Global CO2 data collection system The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has welcomed progress made by the IMO Marine Environment Committee (MEPC) this week (18-22 April) towards the adoption of a global CO2 data collection system.  Once the amendment to the MARPOL Convention...
April 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Organisations | Read More

University College London launches interactive shipping map

University College London launches interactive shipping map
CO2 emissions for every ship for every hour. Now that’s big data!Researchers at UCL Energy Institute (UCL EI) use the methodology they developed for the Third IMO GHG Study 2014 and AIS data to estimate emissions from five different ship types and display this in a new interactive map that plots...
April 22nd, 2016 | Academia, Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Story of the Day, Technical, Technology | Read More

ECSA call upon EU Member States to support global CO2 agenda for shipping

ECSA call upon EU Member States to support global CO2 agenda for shipping
Niels Smedegaard European shipowners call upon EU Member States to support global CO2 agenda for shipping EU Transport and Environment Ministers meet 14-15 April in Amsterdam for an informal joint Council meeting under the Dutch EU Presidency. The agenda features a discussion on how Member States...
April 14th, 2016 | Associations, Emissions, Environment | Read More

A ship built today must operate in a net zero emission world

A ship built today must operate in a net zero emission world
Wind Challenger Project Last December the world united behind the clear goal to ensure that global increase in temperatures did not exceed 2 degrees Celsius. The UN Paris Treaty even made reference to an ambitious aim of keeping temperature rises to below 1.5oC. Given the scale and urgency of the challenge...
April 13th, 2016 | Associations, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

DNV GL helps industry get ahead in offshore leak detection

DNV GL helps industry get ahead in offshore leak detection
  Jock Brown   What lies beneath: DNV GL helps industry get ahead in offshore leak detection Major oil spills can destroy lives, damage the environment and reduce public tolerance of hydrocarbon leaks even further.  The difference between a major environmental incident and a less damaging...
April 11th, 2016 | Classification Societies, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oil Spill, Pollution, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
              07-Apr-2016 TESTING OF AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE Singapore MERCHANT SHIPPING (PREVENTION OF AIR POLLUTION) REGULATION ON LOCAL VESSELS Hong Kong AIS FAILURES / VOICE REPORTING REQUIRED Houston/Galveston, USA REPAIRS COMPLETE Kiel Canal, Germany Testing...
April 7th, 2016 | Canals, Emissions, Environment, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More