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Shipping Must be Economically Sustainable if it is to Deliver on Environmental Sustainability, ICS tells OECD

Addressing government trade negotiators in the OECD Working Party on Shipbuilding at a workshop on ‘green growth’ in Paris today, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) asserted that the shipping industry could only be environmentally sustainable if it is economically sustainable too. ‘The perennial challenge facing shipowners is overcapacity, aided and abetted by government subsidies and support measures that encourage shipyards to produce ships that are surplus to requirements’ said ICS Director of Policy Simon Bennett. ‘If governments are serious about helping the shipping industry deliver on the United Nations ...

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Wärtsilä will deliver high efficiency and low emissions for new Viking Line ferry

The technology group Wärtsilä will supply the engines, the navigation system, and a broad scope of other products and systems for a new luxury and environmentally friendly ferry being built for the Finland based operator, Viking Line. The ship is being built at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry yard in China and there is an option for a second vessel. The order with Wärtsilä was booked in October 2017. Six Wärtsilä 31DF dual-fuel engines running primarily on liquefied natural gas (LNG) will provide the propulsion and power for the vessel. The ...

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“No fuel choice will avoid inevitable requirement for marine exhaust gas treatment”

The Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association (EGCSA) first international conference on marine emissions technology was staged in Singapore at the prestigious Marina Bay Sands conference centre on 6 November 2017. Attended by around 120 members of the marine industry, the conference set out to inform delegates about the future shape of marine emissions controls, bunker supplier reactions to the IMO’s 2020 0.50% sulphur cap and the implications of current and future emissions technology solutions. Don Gregory, Director of EGCSA and conference chair said, “the knowledge shared by the global range ...

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Making freight sustainable is vital to curb emissions

At a conference session organized by UNCTAD, UNDP and the Islamic Development Bank, a string of expert speakers underlined the importance of greater efforts on the sustainable freight front, whether by road, rail or sea. “We will never have sustainable trade and development without sustainable transport,” said Ms. Isabelle Durant, Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD. Her words were echoed by Mr. Annise Terai, Head of Policy and Partnerships at the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation, which is part of the Islamic Development Bank Group. “Trade, transport and climate action are intimately ...

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Ships will be ‘unseaworthy’ if miss sulfur emission rule: IMO

Ships which do not meet cuts to the amount of sulfur they can burn in their engines risk being declared “unseaworthy”, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) said. Shippers and refiner are not sure how they will comply with rules finalised last year which require ships worldwide to cut sulfur emissions from 3.5 to 0.5 percent by 2020. The IMO said there would be no delays or exceptions to the coming rules, whether or not the industry takes the steps it needs to comply, and warned that all parties face consequences ...

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Maersk: Why shipping must show more ambition to tackle climate change

As world leaders talk climate change solutions at COP23 in Bonn, the maritime industry edges closer to determining shipping’s fair share of reducing carbon emissions. Raising the ambition for global regulation remains crucial to ensure shipping’s contribution to reach the Paris Agreement’s goal of staying below 2°C temperature rise. 90% of global trade travels by sea. Without international shipping, the modern world wouldn’t be able to exchange goods at a level that creates economic opportunities for a growing population. However, it remains a global challenge to boost growth and trade ...

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ESPO welcomes the agreement between Parliament and Council setting a deadline for global solution on CO2 from shipping

Last week, the European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement with regard to the CO2 emissions from shipping and agreed to align any EU action with the IMO timeline. This compromise is a part of the first reading agreement on the review of the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) Directive. The agreed text wants the IMO to introduce an ambitious emission reduction target and accompanying measures by 2023. In particular, the agreement sets two milestones by saying that an IMO emission reduction target in 2018 as part of its ...

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Agreement on EU CO2 quotas excludes shipping for now

Thursday morning, the European Parliament and the EU member states agreed on a revision of the EU’s Emissions Trading System, ETS. For the time being, the agreement excludes shipping and instead it gives IMO the responsibility, which Danish Shipping supports. After long negotiations until late into the night, an agreement on the EU’s Emissions Trading System was reached. It is relevant to shipping since, from the outset, the European Parliament was eager to include shipping in the trading system from 2023 in the event of insufficient progress in the IMO’s ...

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WinGD continues drive to digitisation with Shipdex™

Maintaining the rapid pace to apply the latest digital technology to its low-speed diesel and dual-fuel engines and corporate processes, engine designer Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. (WinGD) has announced its participation in the Shipdex™ community. The Shipdex™ organisation has introduced a version of the S1000DTM specification for digital data exchange applied in the aerospace and defence industry, and adapted for the marine sector. This S1000D™ specification standardizes electronic dissemination of technical data to equipment makers, shipyards and ship owners. WinGD is committed to making all its technical documentation available ...

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Wessels Signs Letter of Intent for Further LNG Conversions

In connection with the Europort 2017 exhibition for maritime technology in Rotterdam, Wessels Reederei – the well-known German shipping company – signed a letter of intent with MAN Diesel & Turbo regarding the conversion of three of its fleet to dual-fuel gas operation. The three ships are sisters to the ‘Wes Amelie’, a 1,036-teu feeder container ship with an MAN 8L48/60B main engine that was retrofitted to a multi-fuel, four-stroke MAN 51/60DF unit earlier in 2017. The retrofit enables dual-fuel operation and is the first such conversion of its type ...

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ICS encouraged by EU faith in UN IMO to further reduce shipping’s carbon emissions

Speaking from the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, ICS Director of Policy, Simon Bennett, has commented on the provisional decision by the European Union not to include shipping within the full scope of the regional EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). “We think that this demonstrates confidence within the EU institutions in the current progress being made at the UN IMO to develop an ambitious strategy that will deliver additional CO2 reduction measures, consistent with the shipping industry’s own vision of zero emissions, as soon as possible.” Mr Bennett added: ...

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TOTE to Convert MAN 58/64 Engines to LNG

TOTE Maritime Alaska, a daughter company of TOTE Inc., the leading American marine-transportation group, recently contracted MAN PrimeServ – MAN Diesel & Turbo’s after-sales division – to convert the ‘North Star’ and ‘Midnight Sun’ to dual-fuel operation on liquefied natural gas (LNG). The roll on/off ships are currently both powered by 4 × MAN 58/64 engines and will be retrofitted to MAN 58/64 retrofit units. The contract – signed in April 2017 and announced during the High Horsepower (HHP) Summit, a conference and expo on the use of natural gas ...

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DNV GL line optimization brings ten per cent fuel savings for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ new expedition cruise vessels

Brought in during the initial design and conception phase, DNV GL experts first created and explored more than 100,000 hull variations for the vessels. They worked to give Hapag-Lloyd Cruises and Vard an idea of the technical possibilities of various hull forms and how the interactions between the hull form, the initial general arrangement and stability requirements would impact fuel consumption. “The design concept for the two new ships was ‘inspired by nature’,” says Dr. Henning Brauer, Head of New Builds, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. “The vessel interiors have been created to ...

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We4Sea joins Green Award as Incentive Provider: Data analysis company that cuts the fuel bill of ships

We4Sea, a maritime technology company focused on increasing the fuel efficiency of seagoing ships, has joined the Green Award Foundation as an Incentive Provider. With the cooperation, We4Sea wants to express their support in rewarding high environmental standards in shipping, and to make sustainable ship operation economically more attractive. We4Sea and Green Award Foundation are pleased to announce that We4Sea will reward Green Award certified ships with a discount of 20%. This considerable discount applies to a range of We4Sea products and services for sea-going ships. The cooperation between the ...

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ABB to deliver first fuel cell system for Royal Caribbean

The system is aimed to be piloted on board a Royal Caribbean International vessel and will be the first fuel cell system to provide an energy source for a luxury cruise ship. Last year was the first time that mobile power from fuel cells exceeded stationary installations, according to The Fuel Cell Industry Review 2016, and the maritime industry is quickly recognizing the potential of a technology that delivers emissions-free simplicity, maintainability and efficiency. “Our goal is to take the smoke out of the smokestacks, said Harri Kulovaara, Executive Vice ...

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