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Aquarius MRE Project and Shipowner Prepare for Sea Trials: World first deployment of patented rigid sail and solar power system to commence during 2018

Eco Marine Power (EMP) is pleased to announce that it has begun preparing for sea trials of its Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) solution in co-operation with strategic partners and ship owner Hisafuku Kisen K.K. of Onomichi, Japan. This preparatory work will lead to the world’s first installation of an integrated rigid sail and solar power system for ships using EMP’s patented technologies including the EnergySail. This is a major step forward towards a more sustainable future for shipping and is expected to result in the wider deployment of EMP’s ...

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IMO fails to impress with ‘outline’ of shipping climate plan says T&E

The UN’s International Maritime Organisation (IMO) took a tentative step towards a plan to cut shipping’s climate emissions earlier this month. Countries meeting at the IMO’s environment committee agreed to ‘headings’ to be included in a strategy, which itself will be the first step of a broader plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The details of each section are to be decided at a meeting in October, and a draft strategy agreed by 2018. However, the strategy will not be finalised until 2023. The seven headings, or titles of each ...

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New marine fuel requirements boost newbuilding ordering activity

Things are heating up again in the newbuilding ordering market, despite the relative slowdown over the course of the past few weeks, which was deemed as a mainstay, at least until the end of August. In its latest weekly report, Allied Shipbroking noted that “despite being well into the summer period which notes a typical slow down in new ordering and despite the fact that we had seen a fair softening in activity over the past couple of weeks, things seemed to have sparked back into life this past week, ...

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ABS Classes U.S.-built Liquefied Gas Barge

ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, is pleased to confirm that the ABS-classed Harvest, an articulated tug barge (ATB) purpose-built to transport liquefied anhydrous ammonia, has been delivered to a subsidiary of Savage Companies by U.S. shipbuilder Vigor. “The delivery of this ATB represents a landmark achievement for all of the project stakeholders as well as the U.S. shipbuilding industry,” says ABS Americas Division President Jamie Smith. “The first-of-its-kind in over three decades, the Harvest will help reshape the U.S. fleet ...

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IMO to look at sulphur verification for ‘in use’ samples taken from ships

A proposal to apply the same sulphur verification procedure to samples taken from ships as the one prescribed by MARPOL Annex VI for the representative fuel oil sample taken at the time of delivery (the MARPOL sample) received wide support at the 71st session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee last week. The proposal, put forward by China, noted: “Onboard sampling is an essential tool to verify the sulphur content of the “fuel oil used on board ships”. Some port States, such as the European Union (EU) States, the United ...

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Killini Port towards green sustainable future”

The ground-breaking pilot project establishing cold-ironing technology at Killini Port, was presented last Thursday (20/7/2017) at a special event, gathering together public officials, representatives from the local community and stakeholders from social and institutional sectors. The event, which was organised by the European co-funded project elemed and Killini Port Authority, opened the Secretary General of Hellenic Ministry of Shipping D. Kalamatianos and the Western Greece Vice Governor G. Georgiopoulos. The “why Killini” question for the establishment of the first pilot cold-ironing installation in Eastern Mediterranean, was the core of the ...

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MRV: Get On Board With Advanced Fuel Management Technology

The EU MRV regulation moves a step closer in August 2017 when vessel operators will be required to have their monitoring plans in place. Damian McCann, product manager at Royston, considers the implications and technology to help marine vessel owners and operators comply. The EU MRV (monitoring, reporting and verification) regulation came into force in July 2015 and is designed to cut marine vessel CO2 emissions through the enhanced capture and collection of data. Specifically, it requires ship owners and operators to start to log and monitor fuel consumption more ...

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First ship with IMO Tier III EIAPP certified Wärtsilä engines is launched

The launch of the L’Astrolabe, a 72 metre polar logistics vessel fitted with a complete Wärtsilä propulsion machinery package and Wärtsilä NOR (NOx Reducer) SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) exhaust gas cleaning systems for all the main engines, took place on July 12. This is the first vessel operating with the International Maritime Organisation’s IMO Tier III EIAPP (Engine International Air Pollution Prevention) certified Wärtsilä diesel engines. The ship was built by PIRIOU (France) for the French Southern and Antarctic Lands Administration. It will be used to transport personnel and supplies ...

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DNV GL releases updated DNV GL NOx TIER III compliance guide

Classification society DNV GL has developed a new brochure to offer a set of best practices for the design of ships subject to NOx Tier III requirements. It also offers guidance on the considerations that should be taken into account at the newbuilding stage. To ensure the success of any newbuilding plan, shipowners should carefully consider the future operation of their vessels in the newbuilding planning stage, including the implications of the different technological solutions for reducing NOx emissions and how to fulfil the NOx Tier III requirements. In order ...

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RINA selected verifier for MRV by Minerva Marine

Minerva Marine Inc., a leading ship management company, has selected RINA as its verifier for the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of CO2 emissions, as per Regulation (EU) 2015/757, for its total fleet under management of over 65 modern vessels. Regulation (EU) 2015/757 lays down rules for the accurate monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and of other relevant information from ships above 5,000 gross tonnage calling at ports under the jurisdiction of an EU Member State, in order to promote the reduction of CO2 emissions from ...

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Coldharbour signs up Lloyd’s Register for US Coast Guard type approval process

UK-based Coldharbour Marine, a manufacturer of ballast water treatment systems based on unique inert gas technology, has signed a contract with Lloyd’s Register (LR) to oversee the complete range of tests required by the US Coast Guard (USCG) in its type approval process. LR has Independent Laboratory Approval from the USCG and will work closely in the type approval tests with Marine Eco Analytics (MEA), a test laboratory in the Netherlands. Revised and more comprehensive G8 tests agreed by the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee at its 70th meeting in ...

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New ship powered by hydrogen fuel cells set to embark

A new boat equipped with hydrogen fuel cells has embarked on a six year voyage to highlight the capabilities of clean technology and how it can be used for transportation. Called the Energy Observer, the boat had once been used for racing. A team of 50 engineers, designers, and architects have refashioned the vessel to be powered by hydrogen fuel cells, solar panels, and even wind turbines. The boat will make several stops throughout the world on its global voyage. Energy Observer will use solar and wind power during the ...

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IMO and GHG: First steps on pathway to decarbonisation

After two weeks of detailed discussions at the International Maritime Organization about how to respond to the Paris Agreement, what do we have? We have a plan for the first step of a plan that is itself part of a bigger plan. That may seem unkind, but don’t be fooled into thinking the IMO won’t deliver, and the signal is clear: IMO will come up with a framework to set shipping on a pathway to decarbonisation in the second half of the century. The bigger plan is the IMO’s agreed ...

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APL Records Highest Carbon Dioxide Emission Reduction of 48% in 2016

APL announced its highest recorded fleet carbon dioxide emissions reduction of 48% in 2016, compared to its base level in 2009. Verified by Lloyd’s Register Group according to the Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) verification protocol and ISO14064-3:2006 standard, this achievement marks APL’s seventh consecutive year of improvements. “APL is pleased to register our best carbon reduction performance as yet, improving our fleet emission level by about 3%, versus our reduction in 2015. APL prides ourselves as a responsible carrier and will persevere in our pursuits of environmental excellence as ...

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ABS Updates Advisory Ahead of Impending 2020 Global Sulfur Cap

ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, updated the ABS Advisory on (Scrubber Advisory) to help industry prepare for IMO’s 2020 global sulfur cap. “As I meet with owners and operators around the globe, there is a common focus on how best to comply with the upcoming global sulfur cap,” says ABS Executive Vice President for Global Marine Dr. Kirsi Tikka. “This Advisory provides in-depth guidance on scrubber technology selection and comes just as the marine industry is weighing the right compliance ...

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