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Dorian LPG Selects ABS to Evaluate LPG as Fuel and other 2020 Compliance Options

ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has been selected by Dorian LPG to provide an in-depth techno-economic analysis, laying out compliance options for impending global sulfur cap requirements. Dorian LPG owns and operates a fleet of very large gas carriers (VLGCs), transporting liquefied petroleum gas around the world. ‘It is important for owners and operators to assess their fleets and evaluate their options so that they can develop the most efficient compliance strategies as new requirements come into place,’ says ABS ...

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CO2 emissions reductions of the shipping – European Shipowners discussing the impact of improved machinery, propulsion, operation and design

In the European Shipowners’ seminar on CO2 reductions in the shipping industry one message was clear: in order to achieve CO2 reductions across the world merchant fleet, a combination of different measures is needed. “In our seminar this week, we discussed with our stakeholders and European decision-makers different measures that enable to minimise the environmental impact of the shipping sector. In one analysis, the measures were divided in categories including the Technical and operational measures, Alternative fuels and Logistics related to the speed management of a vessel”, explained Tor Christian ...

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First LNG bunkering ship-to-ship by Coralius to Fure West

For the first time the Skangas’ Coralius bunkered liquefied natural gas (LNG) to a vessel. The operation took place on international waters, Northern Kattegat, in the middle of the sea between Frederikshavn, Denmark and Gothenburg, Sweden. “The bunkering of Fure West confirmed that Coralius delivers in accordance with what she is built for”, says Kimmo Rahkamo, CEO of Skangas. “This is a key milestone in our history of developing the LNG availability. We are happy working together with our customer Furetank for this first of several upcoming ship-to-ship bunkerings.” The ...

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Industry-Led Summit To Take Action On Shipping’s Decarbonisation Opportunity At UNFCCC COP23

A group of international shipping industry leaders will join forces at the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in November to drive industry ambition and action on exploiting opportunities presented by decarbonisation. The need for shipping to contribute it’s ‘fair share’ of GHG reductions and to decarbonise quickly and deeply enough to meet the high ambition climate change target of limiting global temperatures to 1.5oC, as indicated in the Paris Agreement, has catalysed the need for a business-focused ...

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Wärtsilä launches new eco-friendly tug designs

The technology group Wärtsilä is introducing a new portfolio of tug designs, to be known as the Wärtsilä HYTug series, with the emphasis on environmental sustainability. Since they typically operate in or close to harbours and populated areas, tugs are particularly affected by environmental considerations, and the need for regulatory compliance is an increasing concern for tug owners and operators worldwide. Wärtsilä has already introduced tug designs featuring liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel technology as an efficient means for complying with environmental legislation. The company has long been at the ...

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IMO Secretary-General says Shipping Emissions Still an “Unfinished Business”

Keynote speech by Kitack Lim, Secretary-General International Maritime Organization Ladies and gentlemen, It is a pleasure to be with you and I am very grateful to your Chairman, my friend Esben Poulsson, for the invitation to speak to you today. Let me say at the beginning, on behalf of the whole of IMO, that I really appreciate the role you play in the work of the Organization. IMO is an organization where its Member governments, together with NGOs like ICS, have made a very significant contribution to IMO’s substantive output ...

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Battery power improves performance

Advances in alternative power engineering, especially in battery technology, are enabling new applications which are of great interest to the offshore oil and gas sector. In two projects DNV GL is cooperating with industry partners to determine how the industry can benefit. Offshore vessels offer an attractive business case for hybrid power solutions incorporating batteries. In many operational situations the on-board power demand fluctuates greatly, placing extreme loads on the generating equipment. While the common diesel-electric power and propulsion systems are quite flexible, they tend to operate inefficiently when running ...

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Korean Register joins Green Award

Korean Register has joined Green Award as a part of its incentives program, offering Green Award certificate holders a special discount on a subscription to its database of IMO instruments – KR CON. Ships certified by the Green Award Foundation have a proven record of commitment to superior safety and quality standards as well as demonstrating responsible environmental performance. The certification program is voluntary and supported by a large number of ports, maritime related organisations and companies, it encourages high standards and best practices in shipping by providing special deals ...

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We4Sea certified for Emission Monitoring for ships: Compliance of MRV module verified by Verifavia

We4Sea, a maritime technology start-up, focussed on increasing the fuel efficiency and lower the emissions of seagoing ships, is now officially certified by Verifavia for EU-MRV emission monitoring. We4Sea developed a cloud platform that offers advanced solutions to optimize the performance ánd reduce fuel consumption and emissions of seagoing ships. We4Sea collects vast amounts of operational data of a ship, such as position, speed, heading and engine data. This data is sent to shore, where it is enriched with other data sources, such as weather conditions, wave heights, currents and ...

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ExxonMobil launches Mobil ServSM to provide end-to-end lubrication solutions for the marine industry

ExxonMobil announced the launch of Mobil ServSM, a new global services brand to help marine operators optimise maintenance programs, vessel reliability and operating costs. Under the new brand, ExxonMobil is set to roll out a range of next-generation services for the marine industry. The combination of Mobil Serv and ExxonMobil’s portfolio of world-class lubricants will provide an end-to-end solution for marine operators. Against the backdrop of a tough economic climate and changing regulation, the service will help equip them for the challenges ahead. The launch highlights ExxonMobil’s commitment to helping ...

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Visedo to power breakthrough hybrid ice ferry for Swedish islands

Visedo has won the contract to deliver a hybrid electric propulsion system for a new Swedish ice-going passenger ferry. The hybrid diesel-electric vessel will be capable of carrying 150 passengers through the often icy waters around the islands of the Stockholm archipelago, off the Swedish capital. Visedo’s hybrid electric system will reduce fuel consumption and emissions, as well as providing quieter operation and less maintenance costs. The ferry will also feature selective catalytic reduction and diesel particulate filters to further reduce its environmental impact. Stockholm County Council engaged Swedish marine ...

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Making headway into alternative fuels

The successful outcome of an innovative project depends very much on the parties involved and in the case of the LPGreen design concept, Kostas Vlachos, COO of Consolidated Marine Management (CMM), believes the mix is perfect. “The LPGreen project could not have happened at a better time. With 2020 fast approaching, the shipping industry will have to make the right decisions in regard to the proper option and avoid spending a lot of money unnecessarily to meet the new regulations coming over the horizon. This concept of LPG carriers offering ...

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Ecoslops and Galp giving a new life to oil residues

Ecoslops (ISIN: FR0011490648; Ticker: ALESA / PEA-PME eligible), an innovative technology company that regenerates ship-generated hydrocarbon residues (or “slops”) into valuable new fuels and light bitumen, today announced the implementation of a long term agreement with Galp for the supply of refined cut to the Sines Refinery of Galp. ECOSLOPS and Galp have signed and performed a supply agreement under which Galp will purchase the refined cut produced by Ecoslops at market price at its refinery at Sines. In order to deliver to Galp refinery, ECOSLOPS has built a dedicated ...

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An emergency response company T&T Salvage entered the Green Award scheme

T&T Salvage, a TEICHMAN GROUP company, has been welcomed as a new incentive provider of Green Award. T&T Salvage operates one of the most extensive emergency response systems in the world with pre-positioned salvage and environmental protection equipment throughout the United States. Global response services are supported by salvage bases and stationed specialty equipment in Singapore, Rotterdam, Hamburg and throughout Latin America. The company is committed to serving the emergency response needs of its clients under the highest standards of safety and quality. As a socially responsible representative of the ...

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Swiss Climate EcoCare signs agreement with Liberian Registry to supply accredited IMO DCS Verification Services

Swiss Climate EcoCare is the first native German Company to enter a strategic agreement with the Liberian Registry with regards to the emissions guidelines, referring to EU-MRV and IMO DCS. Swiss Climate is a longtime expert in emission related topics. For more than 10 years, Swiss Climate has provided consultancy services to companies and organisations in setting up holistic climate strategies and sustainability concepts. In 2010, the company established its first so called “carbon footprint” for a cargo vessel. Based on ISO 14064 and greenhouse gas protocol, it was already ...

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