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Scrubber Technology Must Meet Challenges of Lifecycle Costs and Durability

Global market-leader in flue gas treatment and desulphurisation, LAB, part of the CNIM Group, yesterday challenged the shipping industry to consider lifecycle costs, including the cost of repairs, maintenance, and shipyard time, as part of the analysis when selecting exhaust gas cleaning, or scrubber, technology. While the majority of scrubbers in use today are constructed from high-end alloys there have been reports in the market of corrosion on some marine scrubber units. LAB has pushed the boundaries of flue gas treatment by developing a composite scrubber – available in open, ...

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SUMMETH project gives green light to adoption of Methanol as a sustainable marine fuel

The Methanol Institute today welcomed the findings of the Sustainable Marine Methanol (SUMMETH) project, which has backed the increased use of Methanol as a marine fuel. The research concluded that there are no obstacles to the efficient use of Methanol in a converted diesel engine and that smaller vessel conversion projects are feasible and cost-effective, with levels of safety that easily meet existing requirements. Switching to Methanol would offer immediate environmental benefits, including close to zero SOx and particulate matter emissions and significantly lower NOx emissions compared to conventional marine ...

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Alfa Laval publishes new white paper detailing the impact of MARPOL Annex VI fuel strategies on boilers and burners

Alfa Laval is a leading marine provider of boiler technology, combustion technology and solutions for environmental compliance. Yesterday the company released a new white paper that explores the impact of fuel choices for complying with MARPOL Annex VI on boiler and burner operation. “MARPOL Annex VI fuel strategies and their influence on combustion in boilers” sheds light on a frequently overlooked aspect of meeting today’s SOx emission regulations. To comply with MARPOL Annex VI, ship owners and operators can install a scrubber and continue using HFO, or they can work ...

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A major milestone for Poseidon Med II work on regulatory framework: Presidential Decree for LNG Bunkering in Greece

Greek Minister of Shipping P. Kouroumplis presented the Presidential Decree containing safety provisions for LNG bunkering operations in Greece at a ceremony held yesterday at Greek Ministry of Shipping & Island Policy, bringing together key marine stakeholders, representatives from relevant authorities, Poseidon Med II partners and journalists. The Presidential Decree is the umbrella legislation, taking into account all national and international rules and practices, containing a set of provisions, such as safety & emergency procedures; Simultaneous Operations (SIMOPS); fire-fighting measurements; manuals overview for LNG bunkering preparation and execution; training and ...

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LNG for shipping makes headway through Poseidon Med II

A truck loading station in Revithoussa LNG terminal, at least three new LNG-powered vessels, one LNG barge based in Piraeus port and one LNG marine installation in Western Greece will be in operation as of 2020. This is one of the key highlights expressed by George Polychroniou from DEPA during his introductory speech at 21st May event, taken place at the Historical Library of Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, which was co-organised by the Hellenic ShortSea Shipowners’ Association (HSSA) and the Association of Passenger Shipping Companies (SEEN) within the framework of European ...

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Bomin Launches 2020-Compliant ULSFO in ARA

The Bomin Group, a leading global physical supplier and trader of marine fuels, yesterday announced that it is now delivering Ultra-Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (ULSFO) to vessels calling in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp region (ARA). The ULSFO product is 0.1% maximum sulphur, and it complies with MARPOL Annex VI regulations in current designated Emissions Control Areas (ECAs), as well as the impending global 0.5% sulphur limit, which will come into force in 2020. Deliveries will be carried out by the certified barges which Bomin employs in the region. The five state-of-the-art barges, ...

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FUELSAVE GmbH: FS MARINE+ is Revolutionizing Shipping Efficiency, Helping Ship Operators to Become Cleaner & More Profitable for a Unique Win-Win

FUELSAVE GmbH is launching a revolutionary efficiency enhancement technology for Diesel (MGO / MDO) and Heavy-Fuel-Oil (HFO) engines on maritime vessels, which has been field & laboratory proven to significantly reduce fuel consumption and save contractually guaranteed 10% of the overall fuel costs, to lower the OPEX and increase profitability, while significantly reducing emissions ( CO2 by 10-15%, FSN by 40%, NOx by 30-70% etc.) for saving the environment and reducing Green House Gases (GHG) with a visible exhaust smoke reduction. The company’s breakthrough unit, called FS MARINE+ is an ...

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Successful testing programme with enhanced Wärtsilä’s navigation systems promotes operational safety and efficiency

The technology group Wärtsilä is utilising its strong in-house capabilities to create further advances in operational efficiency and safety for ship owners and operators. The latest in the company’s drive towards harnessing innovative and creative technologies to build more sustainable and cost-efficient shipping took place in a successful testing programme onboard the cruise ship ‘Costa Atlantica’, belonging to Carnival’s Costa Crociere fleet. The testing enabled the crew to have better understanding of the ship’s trim, thereby enhancing both safety and efficiency. This has been made possible through the combined use ...

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MAN to Equip World’s First LNG-Powered Fishing Trawler

MAN Diesel & Turbo has been selected to provide a complete propulsion package and fuel-gas system for the world’s first fishing vessel with LNG propulsion. A 86-metre newbuilding purse-seiner, the ‘Libas’ will be built by Cemre Shipyard in Istanbul. It will feature a MAN 6L51/60DF main engine, Renk gearbox, MAN Alpha propeller system and MAN Cryo LNG fuel-gas system with a 350 m3 tank. Liegruppen, the Norwegian fishing group, has ordered the vessel, while compatriot, Salt Ship Design, has provided the design. Wayne Jones, Chief Sales Officer with MAN Diesel ...

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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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