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Shipping: Emission Possible

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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Using Artificial Intelligence to Estimate Vessel Speed and Fuel Consumption at Sea: Accurately Estimating Vessel Performance within 1.5%

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that it teamed up with Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. (CEO: Shigeru Sasaki, Headquarters: Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture), and Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (President: Toshio Takeuchi, Main Campus: Koto-ku, Tokyo) to verify the accuracy of technology to estimate vessel performance at sea by applying Fujitsu’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology, “FUJITSU Human Centric AI Zinrai.” This project is a part of MOL’s initiative to assess the effectiveness of AI technology, and aims to reduce fuel consumption and vessels’ environmental impact by verifying the accuracy of the ...

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Bureau Veritas to class CMA CGM’s LNG fuelled ultra-large containerships

Bureau Veritas (BV) has been awarded the responsibility for classification of CMA CGM’s new 22,000 TEU containerships. The decision for the nine ships to be fuelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG) has been carefully considered and Bureau Veritas has been closely involved in feasibility studies, working with the owner, builders and technology providers. Philippe Donche-Gay, President, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore, commenting today, said: “This is a breakthrough order for gas fuelled shipping – both in scale and in the use of a membrane containment system. Bureau Veritas has been ...

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Carnival Cruise Line Signs Agreement with Shell to Fuel North America’s First LNG-Powered Cruise Ships

Carnival Cruise Line, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc and the world’s most popular cruise line, today announced it has signed an agreement with Shell NA LNG, LLC (Shell) to be its supplier of marine liquefied natural gas (LNG) to power North America’s first fully LNG-powered cruise ships. Under this framework agreement, Shell will supply Carnival Cruise Line with fuel for its two new LNG-powered ships expected to launch in 2020 and 2022 and to be homeported in North America. As part of the agreement, the two ships, built ...

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World Innovation: CMA CGM is the first shipping company to choose liquefied natural gas for its biggest ships

On the occasion of the COP23 in Bonn (Germany), the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in maritime transport, is pleased to announce its decision to equip its 9 future ships of 22,000 TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit), delivered in 2020, with engines using liquefied natural gas. CMA CGM is becoming the first shipping company in the world to equip giant containerships with this type of motorisation, thus pursuing its firm commitment to the protection of the environment and to ocean conservation. A technological breakthrough for the environment The use of ...

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Wärtsilä introduces an innovative pre-swirl stator to improve fuel efficiency

The new Wärtsilä EnergoFlow is an energy saving solution that will return ship operators’ investment in less than two years. By reducing the power losses which occur in the propeller’s slipstream with an optimised inflow, Wärtsilä’s solution improves fuel efficiency by up to 10 percent. The technology group Wärtsilä launches the newest solution in its propulsion efficiency portfolio during November. The product will be introduced at the Europort event in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on Tuesday, November 7. The next-generation pre-swirl stator is the result of years of research and experimentation ...

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German Environmental Ministry Backs Industry-Led Shipping Decarbonization Summit At UNFCCC Cop23

The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) has pledged its support for the ‘Ambition 1.5oC: Global Shipping’s Action Plan’ summit which will gather 150-200 invited, influential shipping industry representatives and delegates of the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to create an Action Plan for the decarbonization of the shipping industry at the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) on November 13 in Bonn, Germany. The need for shipping to contribute it’s ‘fair share’ of GHG reductions and to decarbonize ...

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