GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

6 April 2016
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

6 April 2016
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  • MEPC 69

    MEPC 69 report by InterManager

    The IMO Committee Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) held its 69th Session (MEPC69) from Monday 18 through Friday 22 April 2016 under the very able Chairmanship of Mr Arsenio Domingues (PANAMA) and his Vice Chair, Mr H Saito (JAPAN). Two Working Groups (WG), one Drafting Group (DG), one Review Group (RG) and a Technical Group (TG) were formed and chaired as follows: ...

  • switching

    ExxonMobil shares five tips on switching fuels in ECAs

    ExxonMobil has compiled five ‘top-tips’ to help vessel operators effectively switch fuels when entering and exiting Emission Control Areas (ECAs) without introducing maintenance issues. ExxonMobil highlights that switching fuels at correct time is key to meeting 0.10% sulphur requirement ...

  • MEPC 69

    IMO MEPC 69 Outcome

    A summary of the MEPC 69 by ClassNK on the outcome and resolutions adopted. Latest Marine Environmental Protection Committee was held at the headquarters of the IMO in London from 18 to 22 April 2016 ...

  • methanol

    Korea and Japan welcome the first methanol-fueled ocean-going vessel

    Waterfront Shipping Company Ltd. (WFS), Marinvest/Skagerack Invest (Marinvest), Westfal-Larsen Management (WL), and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) have attended the traditional ship naming ceremonies and take delivery of the first Korean and Japanese built methanol-fueled ocean tankers, the Lindanger, Mari Jone and Taranaki Sun. ...

  • CO2

    ICS welcomes progress on CO2 reduction by ships at IMO

    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has welcomed progress made by the IMO Marine Environment Committee (MEPC) this week (18-22 April) towards the adoption of a global CO2 data collection system. Once the amendment to the MARPOL Convention enters in force, all ships over 5,000 GT will be required to provide information on CO2 emissions via their flag states. ...

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energy efficiency

A study for higher disinfection efficacy of Ultra Violet technology

Paul Jinhwa Kim, PANASIA gave a presentation based on their ‘’study for higher disinfection efficacy of Ultra Violet technology’’ during the 2016 GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards. He explained that PANASIA’s research on higher disinfection efficacy of Ultra Violet unit resulted in the development of MEGA UV unit, the world’s largest UV sterilizing unit made by PANASIA’s in-house technology.

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Searc for RO-PAX MRV Solution

Τhe ship manager perspective towards EU MRV and future MBMs

Panos Zachariadis, Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management gave a presentation entitled ‘’The ship manager perspective towards EU MRV and future MBMs’’during the 2016 GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards . He stated that MRV will be another cumbersome, bureaucratic, time consuming and costly regulation for operators, crews and administrations, with very dubious results.

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Port of Rotterdam

Noise in Ports

J. (Rob) Witte, DGMR advised how to reduce ‘’Noise in Ports’’ during the 2016 GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards. He explained that moored seagoing vessels produce sound that can be perceived as annoying by residents living near harbours. The number of complaints in the Rotterdam Port Area is on average 250/year on this subject

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ESCA

ECSA calls for improvement of shipping conditions in Arctic

European shipowners believe that the three priority areas of the new EU Arctic Policy Communication published by the Commission this week address all topical Arctic matters. Climate change and environment, sustainable development and international cooperation in the Arctic are equally important.

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fuel

EU fails to press for Arctic ban on dirtiest shipping fuel

A group of eight environmental NGOs has said that the EU’s failure to push for a ban on the use by ships of heavy fuel oil (HFO), a toxic pollutant, when operating in the Arctic is a major cause of concern. However, they welcomed the European Commission’s focus on climate mitigation and adaptation strategies and on protecting the environment in its new Arctic strategy.

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hub

First alternative energy hub with LNG scheduled for Antwerp

ENGIE has announced that it has signed a 30-year concession agreement with the Antwerp Port Authority for the development of an alternative energy hub at quays 526 and 528 at the port. The concession will take effect on 1 October 2016, and the hub’s first phase will commence operations by late 2017

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MEPC 69

MEPC 69 report by InterManager

The IMO Committee Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) held its 69th Session (MEPC69) from Monday 18 through Friday 22 April 2016 under the very able Chairmanship of Mr Arsenio Domingues (PANAMA) and his Vice Chair, Mr H Saito (JAPAN). Two Working Groups (WG), one Drafting Group (DG), one Review Group (RG) and a Technical Group (TG) were formed and chaired as follows:

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Arctic strategy

EU presents comprehensive Arctic strategy

The European Commission presented its new Arctic Strategy. The document contains a number of initiatives to protect the Arctic climate and environment as well as promote sustainable development in the Arctic region. In addition, the strategy focuses on strengthening international cooperation on Arctic issues.

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hull

GAC EnvironHull unveils online fuel savings calculator

GAC EnvironHull’s online fuel savings calculator enables ship owners and operators can now compare fuel cost savings reaped by hull cleaning .A foul-free hull offers the benefits of significantly enhanced fuel efficiency and lower operating costs by reducing resistance in the water. A clean ship sails smoother through the water, gives a greener and more sustainable solution and offers energy savings of up to 10% of fuel.

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