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ABS Evaluation Demonstrates Feasibility of LPG as Fuel Strategy for Dorian LPG

ABS completed an in-depth techno-economic evaluation commissioned by Dorian LPG, evaluating 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. “As owners and operators evaluate their compliance options for the impending 2020 Global Sulfur Cap, it is critical to understand how each option will impact their fleet and operations,” said ABS Senior Vice President for Engineering and Technology, Derek Novak. “We worked closely with Dorian LPG throughout this evaluation to demonstrate ...

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NES selects Corvus energy storage for five all-electric Fjord1 ferries

Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that the company has been selected by Norwegian Electric System (NES) to supply lithium ion battery-based energy storage systems (ESS) for two new all-electric ferries being built by Havyard for Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1. The ferries will operate on the Magerholm-Sykkylven route. This follows a previous order in November 2017 to supply the ESSs for three similar newbuilt Fjord1 ferries that will operate on the Hareid-Sulesund route. Each of the five all-electric ferries, which are 111 meters in length and holds 120 cars, will ...

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Sulphur Cap Chaos in 2020 Warn World’s Shipowners

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) fears ‘chaos and confusion’ unless the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) urgently resolves some serious issues concerning the successful implementation of the 0.5 percent sulphur in marine fuel cap, which is scheduled to come into effect globally overnight on 1 January 2020. Such chaos would have serious consequences for the movement of the world’s energy, raw materials and manufactured products – about 90 percent of global trade being carried by sea. This was the principal conclusion of the Annual General Meeting of ICS’s member ...

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Kalmar’s full offering to be available as electrically powered by 2021

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, announces its commitment to reduce emissions in cargo and material handling operations by fostering eco-efficient technologies. According to the commitment Kalmar’s full offering will be available as electrically powered versions by 2021. The target is in line with Cargotec’s sustainability roadmap announced in 2016. Innovation has always been at the heart of Kalmar’s business. The very first electrically powered machine developed by Kalmar, an electric forklift truck for smaller capacity ranges, was introduced to the market already in 2008, and since then, Kalmar has systematically extended ...

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“Zero Emission Vessels, what needs to be done?”

Shipping faces huge challenges in finding affordable zero-emission fuels, against a background of poor financial returns and a global requirement to keep transport costs low. In this environment, biofuels currently present the most affordable option for shipping, though great challenges remain in relation to the scale of production and sustainability of biofuels. This report, authored by Lloyds Register and UMAS, was geared to the needs and requirements of SSI members, who are mainly involved in deep-sea trades with container ships, bulk carriers and tankers. Stephanie Draper, Chief Change Officer for ...

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New Generation of Diesel Power Delivers Cargo and Cleaner Air to America’s Ports

The newest generation of diesel technologies offer innovative and sustainable options that help America’s ports achieve near-zero emissions, today. “America’s sea and river ports underpin roughly 26 percent of the U.S. economy, generating $4.6 trillion in economic activity, and providing jobs for 23 million workers. Moving this trade requires many diesel-powered trucks, trains, ships, cargo handling equipment, barges and marine workboats,” said Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum. “It’s important that we do so in the most economic, environmentally friendly way possible. By using new-technology diesel engines ...

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Angelicoussis Shipping Group Selects the Ecochlor BWTS for Retrofit in 36 Vessels

USA-based ballast water treatment system (BWTS) manufacturer, Ecochlor, Inc. announced the completion of a contract to retrofit 36 vessels, including Suezmaxes, Aframaxes, VLCCs, Minicapes and Capes for Angelicoussis Shipping Group Limited (ASGL). Installations are expected between 2018 – 2020 in Singapore, Dubai, Qatar and China. Greek-owned company ASGL has a well-established track record in shipping dating back to 1947. The Angelicoussis Group fleet is comprised of bulk carriers, tankers and LNG vessels. Maran Tankers Management (MTM) manages the Oil Tanker Shipping unit and in 2001 Anangel Maritime Services Inc. (AMSI) was ...

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“Time is Fast Running Out” for Global Sulphur Cap says ICS Chairman

“Time is fast running out” for implementation by IMO Member States of the 0.5% global sulphur in fuel cap by 1 January 2020, says Esben Poulsson, Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). The IMO global sulphur cap for marine fuel is expected to see shipping’s bunker prices increase significantly. “While ICS fully supports the objectives of the IMO cap, the overnight introduction of this regulatory game-changer will have enormous implications for ship operations. It will be vital to get the implementation right.” “As well as concerns as to ...

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Inaugural Caribbean bunker workshop fuels green discussions

Greenhouse gas emissions and the challenge of meeting stringent global targets on sulphur and CO2 were centre stage during lively discussions as the Maritime Authority of Jamaica hosted the inaugural International Bunker Industry Association’s (IBIA) annual bunkering conference. Welcoming international and Caribbean delegates, MAJ Director General, Rear Admiral Peter Brady, said: “Jamaica is fortunate to host what could arguably be the first major global maritime fuel event after the IMO’s MEPC meeting last week, which has imposed the strict sulphur cap standards on maritime fuel. I dare say we may ...

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Polsteam and Nova Ship Tech SA select Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 for installation throughout their fleets

Alfa Laval has signed fleet agreements with Polsteam and Nova Ship Tech SA for the supply of PureBallast 3, the third generation of Alfa Laval’s ballast water treatment technology. Under the agreements, Alfa Laval will provide dozens of Polsteam and Nova Ship Tech SA vessels with PureBallast 3 systems – the vast majority of which will handle large flows of more than 1000 m3/h. The agreements with Polsteam and Nova Ship Tech SA come as many ship owners shift their focus from individual ballast water treatment systems to complete fleet ...

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PSA Marine’s new LNG-fuelled harbour tug to be designed and equipped by Wärtsilä

The technology group Wärtsilä will design and equip one of PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd (“PSA Marine”)’s newest harbour tugs. Operating on clean-burning LNG fuel and incorporating fuel efficiency features, the harbour tug, which will be built by PaxOcean Shipyard, will be aligned with the maritime industry’s increasing emphasis on environmental impact. The order with Wärtsilä, booked in March 2018, to build its first LNG-fuelled harbour tug is also in line with PSA Marine’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint as a leading service provider of marine services. “We are honoured ...

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The IMO’s 2018 climate agreement explained

How ambitious is this agreement? The IMO deal reached in London represents a significant shift in climate ambition for a sector that accounts for 2-3% of global carbon dioxide emissions. It sets an emission reduction pathway of “at least” 50% on 2008 levels by 2050 with a strong emphasis on increasing the cut towards 100% by 2050 if this can be shown to be possible. This is approaching the ambition of the UN’s 2015 Paris Agreement. While we can say this deal puts shipping on course for a 2C pathway, ...

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After UN deal on shipping emissions, it’s now up to Europe ‘to get things moving’

Sustained pressure on governments to regulate the shipping sector’s climate impact has finally resulted in a pledge to require international shipping to at least halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. However, states meeting at the International Maritime Organisation last month made no progress on agreeing a roadmap to devise the measures needed to implement immediate emissions cuts. T&E said it’s now up to Europe and its climate allies to get things moving. The IMO meeting in London agreed to require the shipping sector to reduce its emissions by ‘at ...

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Viking Grace installs rotor sail for wind-assisted propulsion

Viking Line has installed a rotor sail on the LNG-fuelled Viking Grace, making it the first passenger ship in the world equipped with a rotor sail for the utilisation of wind power. LR approved the structure and the risk-assessment related to the installation of the sail in line with its Guidance Notes for Flettner Rotor Approval. The approvals were conducted to ensure that the Flettner rotor would not adversely affect the safe operation of the ship or the safety of the crew. The rotor sail, developed by Finnish company Norsepower ...

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Philippines accedes to air pollution and energy efficiency rules

The Republic of the Philippines has become the latest country to accede to the IMO instrument providing rules for the prevention of air pollution from ships and energy efficiency requirements. This brings the total number of ratifications of MARPOL Annex VI to 90, representing 96.5% of world merchant shipping tonnage. MARPOL Annex VI limits the main air pollutants contained in ships exhaust gas, including sulphur oxides and nitrous oxides, and prohibits deliberate emissions of ozone depleting substances. It also includes energy-efficiency measures aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships. ...

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