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Putting energy-efficient shipping on the curriculum

The Philippines is the latest country to receive IMO support to promote energy-efficient ship operation. A workshop taking place in Manila (23-24 February) is equipping 30 maritime educators from across the country with the knowledge to introduce the topic of ship energy-efficiency into their teaching curriculums. The event, run under IMO’s GloMEEP project, is the second of its kind to take place in Asia this week – following a productive event in Malaysia (20-21 February). The focus is on delivering the IMO Model Course 4.05 to seafarers, which consists of ...

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Global climate rules vital for shipping

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has spoken about the importance of a global approach to climate change regulation for the shipping industry. During the World Ocean Summit in Bali, Indonesia (22-24 February), organised by The Economist, Mr. Lim emphasized how global regulation through IMO has already established far-reaching mandatory technical and operational measures to reduce shipping’s carbon footprint and set out a “road map” to determine any further measures that may be needed. Participation in the summit was the culmination of a week in Indonesia during which Mr. Lim met the ...

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ABS Takes the Lead as First Class Society to Earn EU MRV Accreditation

ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, was awarded accreditation by Greece’s National Accreditation Body, the Hellenic Accreditation System (ESYD), to perform assessments for European Union (EU) Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) compliance. “We are proud to be the first Class Society accredited to perform EU MRV assessments,” says ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki. “Endorsement by Greece’s National Accreditation Body acknowledges our leadership role in helping industry navigate complex operational and environmental regulatory challenges.” In recent years, greenhouse gas ...

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ABB’s OCTOPUS marine software to enhance safety and efficiency for new Greenland Heavylift vessels

ABB’s OCTOPUS marine software will improve the safety and efficiency of four new semi-submersible heavy lift vessels, using weather and loading data to plot the optimal route. The ships, owned by Greenland Heavylift Holdings, will transport gigantic cargoes such as oil rigs and jack-up rigs, with OCTOPUS providing a tailored route for each voyage that is updated with fresh weather data throughout the transportation. OCTOPUS is the maritime industry’s most comprehensive vessel management software platform and ship owners can choose the modules most relevant to their operations. In this case, ...

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Hyundai : Global Services Enters into Eco-friendly Ship Services Business with KSS Line

Hyundai Global Services (HGS), Hyundai Heavy Industries’ (HHI) newly spun-off company specializing in providing total marine services announced today it signed an MOU with KSS Line, a Korean shipping company, for entering into eco-friendly ship business. Under the MOU, two companies join forces to retrofit the medium-sized LPG carriers owned by KSS Line with Exhaust Gas Cleaning System. Ships equipped with the cleaning system will be able to meet the IMO’s sulfur emission cap of 0.5% even with bunker-c oil, cheaper than marine gas oil, and thus will significantly be ...

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First Australian commercial LNG bunkering completed in West Australia’s north‐west by EVOL LNG for Woodside

Western Australia is leading the nation in providing access to a cleaner shipping fuel for marine vessels, with the first commercial bunkering operation undertaken by Wesfarmers’ EVOL LNG in the state’s north‐west. Under an agreement with Woodside, EVOL LNG successfully refuelled the platform supply vessel, Siem Thiima, on 23 January at King Bay Supply Base near Dampier. Business Manager, Nick Rea sees it as just the beginning. “Our decision to enter the LNG bunkering market is part of a long‐term strategy that recognises environmental and economic sustainability of LNG as ...

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GHG emissions of shipping: ECSA deplores that port and cargo interests condone regional measures

ECSA regrets that European port and cargo interests have come out in favour of the European Parliament’s position to conditionally include shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme as of 2023 if the International Maritime Organisation does not have a comparable system operating by 2021. European port and freight forwarder associations did confirm that a global agreement is their preferred option to curb greenhouse gas emissions of ships. By supporting regional pressure to achieve this goal, ECSA however believes they will obtain the exact opposite. “IMO Member States agreed in ...

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Contract signed for building the world’s largest plug-in hybrid vessel

Color Line and Ulstein sign a firm contract on construction of the world’s largest plug-in hybrid vessel. The environmentally sound ship will be servicing Sandefjord – Strömstad from summer 2019. Ulstein won the contract in competition with several other yards. It has now been decided that Ulstein Verft will be constructing Color Line’s new hybrid vessel. “It is very gratifying that the Norwegian shipbuilding industry has proven its competitiveness internationally, and that Color Line contributes to the further development of the Norwegian maritime industry,” says CEO Trond Kleivdal at Color ...

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80 LNG carriers completed main boiler retrofit for low sulfur fuel

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co., Ltd. (MHI-MME) has completed retrofit work for 80 vessels of LNGC for running on Low Sulfur Fuel. International Maritime Organization (IMO) Maritime Environment Protection Committee decided on global sulfur cap for marine fuel to be enforced in 2020 at its 70th session in London in October 2016. According to the new regulation, sulfur content in marine fuel shall be reduced from 3.5% to 0.5%. In order to comply with the new regulation, oil companies develop their own brand fuels as Ultra Low ...

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Shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS): A strong message sent by the European Parliament to all maritime stakeholders

Two days ago, the European Parliament has voted in favour of the inclusion of CO2 emissions from shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) and the establishment of a maritime climate fund “in the absence of progress at international level” as from 2023. FEPORT sees this decision as a strong signal of support sent by “people’s representatives” to all industries who have already taken initiatives to decrease the level of the carbon emissions resulting from their operations and an incentive to the shipping industry to engage in discussions at ...

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EU Parliament vote sets clear deadline for a global solution on CO2 for maritime transport

Today the European Parliament voted in favour of the inclusion of CO2 emissions from shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) and the establishment of a maritime climate fund “in the absence of progress at international level” as from 2023. Climate change being a global challenge and shipping being a global industry, ESPO strongly believes that IMO is by far the right place to introduce CO2 target and measures to reduce emissions from shipping in line with the Paris Agreement. In that respect, ESPO believes that the roadmap agreed ...

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EU Member States Must Reject European Parliament’s Proposal To Include Global Shipping Into Regional Co2 Trading System

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – which represents over 80% of the world merchant fleet – says it is ‘disappointed but not surprised’ by today’s vote in the European Parliament to propose that international shipping (including non-EU flag ships) should be incorporated into the EU Emissions Trading System from 2023. “This vote for a unilateral, regional measure simply risks polarising debate among IMO Member States which have already agreed to develop a strategy for reducing shipping’s CO2 emissions in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate ...

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TÜV SÜD verifies carbon emissions of ocean-going shipping

The European Union (EU) 2015/757 Regulation has established the basis for measuring and recording carbon emissions and transport data of ocean-going ships. As an accredited inspection body, TÜV SÜD supports shipping companies in the inspection and verification of monitoring concepts and emission reports. Regulation (EU) 2015/757 for Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) applies to all ocean-going ships with gross tonnage of over 5,000 which transport freight or passengers commercially and arrive at or depart from a port under the jurisdiction of an EU Member State. Shipping companies must draw up ...

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Parliament’s emissions trading reforms the best outcome for reducing ship CO2

MEPs yesterday backed reforms of the EU emissions trading system (ETS) that will, for the first time anywhere, regulate international ship CO2 emissions as well as significantly tighten the cap on aviation emissions. Transport & Environment welcomed the reforms as both a much needed first move to kickstart maritime climate action and evidence that aircraft emissions will now be treated on a par with those of other ETS sectors [1]. The sustainable transport group called on EU governments to support the European Parliament’s amendments to the ETS in the coming ...

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World’s First Purpose-built LNG Bunkering Vessel Delivered to ENGIE, Fluxys, Mitsubishi Corporation and NYK

ENGIE, Fluxys, Mitsubishi Corporation, and NYK have taken delivery of the world’s first purpose built liquefied natural gas bunkering vessel (LBV) from Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd., at the Yeongdo shipyard in Busan, Korea. She will run on LNG for her maiden voyage, after a few days of loading LNG delivered by trucks at the shipyard. Home port Zeebrugge, Belgium Zeebrugge in Belgium will be the home port of the vessel, which has been named ENGIE Zeebrugge accordingly. From there, the 5,000 m3 LNG capacity LBV will supply ...

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