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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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LNG Capable Capacity: Fresh Ingredients?

The fleet capable of running on LNG fuel has tripled in size over the last 10 years, and though its size remains limited, growth has sped up recently in line with the accelerated environmental agenda. While this fleet was originally dominated by LNG carriers, other sectors are now in the mix. An analysis of the current LNG capable fleet and orderbook by owner country shines a light on the way it has developed. The Original Recipe Based on available data, 403 ships in the fleet and 272 on order, as ...

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50 Percent CO2 Cut by 2050: Governments Must Acknowledge Enormity of Historic IMO Agreement

Speaking yesterday (26 April) at Singapore Maritime Week, the Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Esben Poulsson, said the adoption by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) of a comprehensive strategy to phase-out shipping’s greenhouse gases “should be more than sufficient to discourage those who mistakenly advocate regional measures which would greatly damage global trade and would not be effective in helping shipping to further reduce its total CO2 emissions.” The ICS Chairman was commenting on the ambitious IMO strategy to cut the total greenhouse gas emissions of ...

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CO2 emissions for shipping: greater digital standardisation & sharing needed

The international shipping industry needs to work more quickly towards global digital standardisation if it is to reduce its CO2 emissions. Speaking at the Singapore Maritime Technology Conference yesterday (25 April 2018), Argyris Stasinakis, a partner with ship tracking intelligence company MarineTraffic, told the audience that more information exchange between shipowners, shippers, ports, equipment manufacturers and IT companies was needed to meet the ambitious CO2 emission reduction targets set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). “Reducing shipping’s environmental footprint isn’t just about fuel choice and vessel design. It’s about deploying ...

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My Fuel Consumption: a new application to help shipowners comply with new regulations for energy efficiency management

Bureau Veritas further expands its support to shipowners and the industry with the introduction of the first phase of My Fuel Consumption – a cloud-based and secure web application available for use on desktop, mobile and tablet. My Fuel Consumption makes compliance easy, with a digitized process throughout the various steps of IMO-DCS (declaration of fuel consumption) and EU MRV regulations (CO2 emissions). These regulations aim to reduce emissions and protect the environment. All ships of 5,000 GT and above must submit IMO-DCS plan to receive a confirmation of compliance, ...

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Hapag-Lloyd plans 20 percent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020

As the world celebrates ‘Earth Day,’ Hapag-Lloyd is publishing the company’s first sustainability report ever. Within the report, the shipping company is announcing for the first time the climate goal it has set for itself: By 2020, Hapag-Lloyd intends to achieve a 20 percent reduction in CO2 emissions per TEU-kilometer (compared to 2016). Hapag-Lloyd has already succeeded in significantly lowering its CO2 emissions in the past. For example, between 2007 and 2016, the specific CO2 emissions of its fleet were reduced by 46 percent. ‘We have deliberately set a very ...

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Concordia Maritime increase its commitment to cleaner seas

Working proactively with information and education in order to stop marine littering is the best way of reducing the problem of plastic in the seas. Concordia Maritime has adopted this approach and has thus begun a collaboration with The Keep Sweden Tidy Foundation, a non-profit organisation. An online course will be developed in order to spread knowledge and increase the involvement of the general public and personnel. There is also an ambition to reduce the amount of plastic litter along Sweden’s West Coast by means of manual collection. “Protecting the ...

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