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IMO: Implementation of the 0.50% global sulphur limit a major item for the Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response says Secretary-General

Good morning, distinguished delegates, It is a pleasure for me to welcome you to the fourth session of the Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response. I particularly welcome those delegates who may be attending this Sub-Committee for the first time. As this is the first meeting of 2017, I wish you all, and the maritime community at large, a happy, healthy, productive, successful and accident-free new year. Last year was a very successful one and we should be proud of all the great achievements made towards a safer, more secure, ...

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WinGD and Propulsion Analytics cooperate on 2-stroke digitisation

In a new collaboration, large 2-stroke engine designer and developer Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has taken a decisive step towards a future where the acquisition and evaluation of real-time propulsion operating data will play a crucial role in both engine operation and on-board support. Signed on 16 December 2016, an agreement with ship performance monitoring specialist Propulsion Analytics of Piraeus, Greece calls for the joint development of an advanced diagnostics system for all WinGD 2-stroke diesel and dual-fuel engines. Representing a major step towards digitisation in the shipping sector, ...

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Seaspan Swift – a new hybrid LNG fuelled and battery powered ferry, classed by Bureau Veritas

International classification society Bureau Veritas has congratulated owners Seaspan as their new emission reducing ferry enters service between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. Seaspan Swift is Seaspan Ferries Corporation’s (SFC) new dual-fuelled / hybrid – diesel, liquefied natural gas and battery powered ferry. The new ferry is the first hybrid LNG fuelled and battery powered vessel in service and the first LNG fuelled vessel operating on the west coast of Canada. Additionally, the onboard bunkering of LNG from a truck trailer is a first in North America. Designed ...

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0.5% sulphur cap implementation on agenda

Work to support the smooth and effective implementation of the 0.5% m/m global sulphur cap on fuel oil used by ships will be a main focus for the Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR), 4th session, which meets this week (16-20 January). The Sub-Committee will consider what additional measures may be needed to promote consistent implementation and will report with a justification and scope for further work to the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 71), which meets in July. The MEPC decided at its last session to implement the ...

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Ports Turn to Natural Gas in Quest for Cleaner Marine Fuel

The tightening of emissions limits for deep-water ships has some of North America’s busiest ports chasing a new opportunity. The UN’s International Maritime Organization last year cut limits on sulfur in marine fuels to 0.5 percent from 3.5 percent, starting in 2020. The target: So-called bunker fuel, a cheap, tar-like oil residue used by most ships. Now ports in Vancouver, Los Angeles and Tacoma are all studying whether they can profit from supplying liquefied natural gas, which emits virtually no sulfur, as a cleaner alternative fuel that’s almost as cheap. ...

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EMICERT: World’s first accredited verifier for CO2 emissions (EU MRV) for Shipping

According to the new European Regulation (EU) 2015/757 for Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Carbon Dioxide emissions for Shipping (EU MRV), from 1/1/2018 onwards every ship equal to or larger than 5000 GT which has a commercial operation and calls to a European port, is obliged to monitor and report a series of relevant data to the CO2 emissions. It is estimated that 15,000 ships are affected by the requirements of this Regulation, with each one of them obliged to report those data in an annual basis to the European ...

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Bunkers: Smaller And Challenged Ports Key To Physical Supplier Success

Adrian Tolson concluded: “Rationalisation is the by-word in today’s bunkering industry and major physical suppliers, just like major bunker traders will have to get used to this. Traders are seeing their share of the market shrink and physical suppliers are seeing their supply volumes erode as they rationalise away from the low margin, larger supply locations. The right strategy for independent physical suppliers will be to ensure that they have the expertise and flexibility to recognise, and then quickly move into the smaller, higher margin markets. Those that do will ...

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Study On The Analysis Of Market Potentials And Market Barriers For Wind Propulsion Technologies For Ships

This study, commissioned by DG Climate Action, focuses on the direct utilisation of wind for the propulsion of commercial ships in the form of wind-assisted shipping. The study has three main objectives. Many innovative wind propulsion technology concepts have been and are being developed for commercial shipping. However, none of the technologies has reached market maturity yet. The first aim of the study is therefore to identify both the barriers to the development and uptake of wind propulsion technologies and the possible actions that can contribute to overcome these barriers. ...

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Verifavia Shipping Hellas Signs Mou With International Naval Surveys Bureau

Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport sector (aviation and shipping), today announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with independent Greek ship classification society and certification organisation, INSB Class. As part of the new strategic partnership, INSB Class will offer MRV services to its contracted customers by leveraging the knowledge and expertise of its trusted partner and EU MRV specialists, Verifavia Shipping Hellas. As an established independent verification company, Verifavia will utilise the tools as well as in-depth knowledge and expertise at their ...

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Neste begins deliveries of low-sulfur marine fuel to Polferries

Neste and Polferries, a Polish company with a fleet of ferries operating on the Baltic Sea, have agreed on the delivery of low-sulfur marine fuel for the Nynäshamn-Gdansk route in 2017. “Polferries is an important new customer for us. This cooperation is enabled by the fact that our product’s distribution services are expanding to Sweden. It’s great that a Polish company in the ferry business has taken our premium quality, low-sulfur product into use,” says Panu Kopra, Executive Vice President of Neste Oil Retail. Neste’s low-sulfur marine fuels provide a ...

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IMO Secretary-General speaks out against regional emission trading system

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has written to senior European officials expressing his concern that including shipping in the European Union’s Emission Trading System (EU-ETS) could undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping on a global basis. In a letter to Martin Schulz (President of the European Parliament), Jean-Claude Juncker (President of the European Commission) and Donald Tusk (President of the European Council), Mr Lim acknowledged that the EU had an ambitious policy for addressing emissions and recognised that Member States might wish to enhance the progress made ...

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MV WERFTEN selects ABB propulsion, automation and marine software for five new Genting vessels

ABB will supply the complete power, propulsion and automation package for a series of new cruise vessels being built by MV WERFTEN for Genting Hong Kong brands Crystal Cruises and Star Cruises. The three Crystal Cruises’ luxury “Endeavor Class” mega-yachts will feature a Polar Class 6 and enable cruising in the Arctic; then follow the route of migrating whales along the coast of the Americas and Europe to Antarctica during winter. The Star Cruises “Global Class” vessels will be two of the largest on the market with 204,000 tons registered ...

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Shipping faces threat from EU of unilateral levy on carbon emissions

The shipping industry faces the threat of paying a levy to the European Union on its greenhouse gas emissions as lawmakers from the bloc grow increasingly impatient with the slow progress being made by the global effort to tackle the issue. The industry, which accounts for around 90 percent of goods transported globally, ‎has rejected unilateral moves by the EU, arguing it would distort world trade and instead wants the issue handled through the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nation’s shipping agency. Last week EU lawmakers voted in favor ...

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Krohne Marine’s Ecomate™ Mrv System Independently Certified By Verifavia

Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport sector, has fully certified maritime monitoring specialist, KROHNE Marine’s EcoMATE™ MRV against the European Union’s (EU) Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation requirements. Shipping companies operating in the EU have just eight months until the August 2017 deadline to prepare plans to monitor and report their carbon emissions. Adopted last year, EU MRV creates an EU-wide legal framework for the monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions from maritime transport. Specifically designed to assist shipping companies in complying with the ...

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Aspida Maritime Security partakes in the Green Award scheme

Aspida Maritime Security officially became a Green Award incentive provider on 16 December, 2016. Aspida will help Green Award certificate holders and ships to enhance security at an attractive discount. Green Award certificate proves that the ship’s or ship manager’s performance goes beyond the industry regulations in terms of safety, quality and prevention of environmental damage. Green Award ships strive for excellence of management and operations and are rewarded by incentive providers, ports and maritime businesses, for their efforts. Aspida Maritime Security has become a Green Award incentive provider in ...

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