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Gunvor gets go-ahead for Rotterdam refinery upgrade for new shipping fuels

The Netherlands has given provisional approval to Gunvor to add a fuel upgrading unit at its Rotterdam refinery, according to a document seen by Reuters, as the international oil trader prepares for tough new environmental rules on shipping fuels. The rules from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), due to come into effect in 2020, aim to cut sulphur emissions produced by ships, creating a challenge for shipping companies and oil refiners. Refiners have to decide whether to invest in new capacity to convert the old-style bunker shipping fuel – known ...

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Eco Marine Power and Teramoto Iron Works Sign Patent License Agreement

In another major step towards bringing rigid sails onto powered ships, Eco Marine Power (EMP) announced today that it has signed a patent license agreement with Teramoto Iron Works Ltd concerning patents related to EMP’s EnergySail® and Aquarius MRE® technologies. Teramoto Iron Works is one of the few companies in the world that has experience in the production of rigid sails and was involved in the manufacture of JAMDA sails in Japan in the 1980’s. Teramoto Iron Works was selected to manufacture the first production version of EMP’s EnergySail in ...

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Environmental Organizations and Shipping Industry Call For Carriage Ban On Non-Compliant Fuel

Leading environmental organizations and the global shipping industry have joined in calling for an explicit prohibition on the carriage of non-compliant marine fuels when the global 0.5% sulphur cap takes effect in 2020. IMO has agreed that from 1st January 2020 the maximum permitted sulphur content of marine fuel (outside Emission Control Areas) will reduce from 3.5% to 0.5%. Unless a ship is using an approved equivalent compliance method, there should be no reason for it to be carrying non-compliant fuels for combustion on board. The 2020 sulphur cap will ...

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Roxtec EMC transits selected for new LNG carriers

Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group and power system provider ABB specified Roxtec EMC sealing solutions for the new-build of four LNG carriers. State-owned Hudong-Zhonghua in Shanghai, China, builds the LNG carriers Pan Asia, Pan America, Pan Europe and Pan Africa for the Queensland Curtis LNG project in Australia. Each vessel will transport 174,000 m3 of liquefied natural gas to different countries. Preventing multiple risks Roxtec cable transits are used for the electric propulsion system and the reliquefaction system. The seals combine protection against fire, smoke, gas, water, dust, dirt, vibration and the ...

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Port of Rotterdam Authority puts hybrid vessel into operation

On Thursday afternoon, 18 January, the Port of Rotterdam Authority put a new hybrid patrol vessel into operation. This concerns the RPA 8, a vessel 25 metres in length that can run on both diesel and diesel-electric. The vessel causes considerably less vessel wake and is much more efficient than other Port Authority vessels. It replaces the RPA 3, which had reached the end of its technical and economic service life. RPA 8 was built by Kooiman Group in Zwijndrecht. “Commissioning this vessel is in keeping with the policy of ...

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LNG in 2018 – Infrastructure must evolve to meet accelerating demand

One of the biggest stories of 2017 was the evolution of the market for LNG as a marine fuel, with a significant increase in new projects across the globe, demonstrating a growing embrace of gas-fuelled shipping throughout the industry. This year, we predict that a major challenge will be meeting the urgent demand for infrastructure brought on by a growing and diversifying fleet, and ensuring that a potential lack of suitable infrastructure does not begin to hold back an expanding market, in a year that is looking to be a ...

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Baleària Presents the First Natural Gas-Propelled Ferries on the Mediterranean at FITUR

Baleària, one of the shipping pioneers in the use of liquified natural gas (LNG) in the world, presented the first two ferries propelled by this clean energy that will be operated on the Mediterranean today at the International Tourism Fair in Madrid. The two innovative vessels are being built by the Italian shipbuilder Cantiere Navale Visenti. The first of these two smart ships, which will be called Hypatia de Alejandria, is expected to begin sailing around the Balearic Islands at the beginning of 2019. This will be a new milestone ...

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Schneider Electric: Condition-Based Maintenance powered by EcoStruxure recognised as an unmatched service approach to the shipping industry

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has won “The most efficient ship solution” Award at International Green Shipping & Maritime Technology Summit held November 28-29, 2017 in Athens, Greece. The awarded solution is a full EcoStruxure offer – Schneider Electric’s IoT-enabled digital architecture, organised around three core layers of technology: Connected Products, Edge Control, Analytics and Services, implemented in cruise ships and ferries. The solution consisted of: Connected Products: Connected breaker solution Edge Control: Power Monitoring Expert open software architecture integrated with a third-party ...

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Part-load optimisation delivers significant fuel savings for MAN auxiliary engines

MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced that its Part-Load Optimisation initiative has rounded 180 orders since its introduction. Part-Load Optimisation is a tuning method that optimises fuel-oil consumption during the part-load operation of four-stroke, small-bore MAN auxiliary engines. Finn Fjeldhøj – Head of Small-Bore, Four-Stroke Engineering – MAN Diesel & Turbo, said: “Part-Load Optimisation works on the principle that fuel consumption is reduced at low and part load at the expense of a higher fuel consumption in the high-load range, without exceeding the IMO NOx limit. We can deliver new ...

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DNV GL launches new JDP to test biodegradable lubricants

The JDP has been prompted by an increase in stern tube bearing failures over the last few years. This coincides with the increased uptake of EALs after the introduction of regulations requiring their use in commercial vessels trading in U.S. waters in 2013, but also with the introduction of new propulsion system designs, such as single stern tube bearing installations and larger and heavier propellers operating at lower RPM. ‘Very few studies have been conducted to compare the lubrication performance of EALs with that of traditional mineral oils in stern ...

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First ever container ship to receive cyber enabled ship descriptive note ‘Cyber AL3 SECURE PERFORM (Energy Management System)’ is delivered

MV COSCO Shipping Aries, delivered to COSCOS yesterday, is the first ever container ship to receive LR’s Cyber-enabled ship (CES) descriptive note ‘Cyber AL3 SECURE PERFORM’ for its energy management system. The ship was built by Nantong COSCOS KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd (NACKS). Shi Yongxin, COSCO Shipping Container Line Co., Ltd, Safety & Technology Department, General Manager said: “MV COSCO Shipping Aries is the first 20K TEU level ultra large container ship built in Chinese shipyard owned by COSCO Shipping Container Lines. She is not only one of the ...

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Shipping: Lack of uniform international legal framework will hinder the adoption of green technology

Over two thirds (68%) of global marine industry executives believe that a lack of uniform international environmental regulations will impede the adoption of green technologies in shipping, according to a new report from global law firm Clyde & Co and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST), which surveyed 220 marine industry executives from across the world. Clyde & Co explains that some international maritime conventions, which target environmental protection, do exist. One ongoing example is the global sulphur emissions limit, which forces ship operators to use fuel ...

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QuantiServ introduces robotised laser technology that drastically increases the lifespan of 2-stroke engine pistons

Wärtsilä Services’ Business Line QuantiServ, which offers specialised maintenance and repair services for marine and energy customers that operate equipment by multiple brands, is introducing a new robotised laser cladding technology, revolutionising the reconditioning of large bore pistons in 2-stroke engines. The new reconditioning process minimises welding, causes less thermal shock to the base material, and replaces the old chromium layer’s galvanic application. Doubling the lifespan of pistons “In addition to its environmental efficiency, the new coating extends the piston head’s lifespan and time between overhauls (TBO), compared to conventional ...

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Cargotec has defined its sustainability targets for 2018

Cargotec’s Extended Executive Board has set the company sustainability targets for 2018. The targets support Cargotec’s strategic must-win battles – services, digitalisation and people leadership – with which the company aims to become the global leader in intelligent cargo handling. Cargotec’s focus in 2018 will be on increasing safety awareness, setting a new sustainability standard for the supply chain, increasing the usage of renewable electricity, and ensuring that human rights-related company practices and processes are at the correct level. The 2018 sustainability targets in brief: IIFR (industrial injury frequency rate) ...

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Three reasons why maritime transport must act on climate change

For years, the transport sector has been looking at solutions to reduce its carbon footprint. A wide range of stakeholders has taken part in the public debate on transport and climate change, yet one mode has remained largely absent from the conversation: maritime transport. Tackling emissions from the shipping industry is just as critical as it is for other modes of transport. First, international maritime transport accounts for the lion’s share of global freight transport: ships carry around 80% of the volume of all world trade and 70% of its ...

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