GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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  • asia

    Asia centre launches on low-carbon shipping mission

    IMO announced that a new regional centre, which will provide leadership in promoting ship energy-efficiency technologies and operations, and the reduction of harmful emissions from ships, has been launched at Shanghai Maritime University, China. The centre will cater to the needs of the Asia region under the GMN project. ...

  • propeller

    World’s first class approved 3D printed propeller to be produced

    Damen Shipyards Group announced that entered a cooperative consortium with RAMLAB, Promarin, Autodesk and Bureau Veritas, in order to develop the world’s first class approved 3D printed ship’s propeller, to be called the WAAMpeller. ...

  • code

    IMO in the polar environment: the Polar Code explained

    To make a new film about the Polar Code, an IMO team visited the Ocean Diamond en voyage in the Antarctic, to find out at first-hand what the Code means for ships. The film shows some of the equipment specific to polar operations carried aboard. ...

  • shipbreaking

    52 workers were killed during shipbreaking in 2016

    NGO Shipbreaking Platform issued its annual report, informing that last year, at least 52 workers lost their lives on the shipbreaking beaches in South Asia. The worst explosion in the history of shipbreaking struck an oil tanker beached in Gadani, Pakistan, killing 28 workers and injuring more than 60. ...

  • polar

    WMO initiates “Year of Polar Prediction” project

    On May 15th 2017, the World Meteorological Organization officially launched the "Year of Polar Prediction", in Switzerland. From mid-2017 to mid-2019, scientists and operational forecasting centers from various different countries will work together to observe, model, and improve forecasts of the Arctic and Antarctic weather and climate systems. ...


Latest News

rig

Keppel to deliver semi-submersible rig in Azerbaijan

Keppel O&M announced that, through its subsidiary in Azerbaijan, Caspian Shipyard Company, it is on track to deliver a semisubmersible drilling rig to Caspian Drilling Company, a subsidiary of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic. It is the first modern semisubmersible to be almost completely built in Azerbaijan.

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Green Award Foundation

Collaboration is the key towards sustainable shipping

Capt. Dimitrios Mattheou, Chairman, Green Award Foundation, discusses about the core priorities in Green Award’s agenda for tackling the latest environmental challenges and calls for all industry stakeholders to continue to adopt “Greener” practices aiming for a sustainable future of shipping. Capt. Mattheou says that the success of the initiative could be attributed to its support for effective collaboration towards industry stakeholders.

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mpa

SHI wins order for two LNG carriers

Samsung Heavy Industries has signed a contract to build two small-scale LNGCs at a total of about 100 million USD. The LNG carriers are built for KOGAS to transport LNG from Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do, to Jeju Island. With this contract, the company opts for entering into the promising small-scale LNGCs and LNG-bunkering markets

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‘Green’ ferry enters service in San Francisco

Incat Crowther announced that Hydrus, the first in a series of 400 passenger catamaran ferries for San Francisco based company WETA, is completed and has entered service. The company says that Hydrus features an efficient design and it is ''very environmentally friendly".

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columbia

Columbia Shipmanagement receives DNV GL certification

Columbia Shipmanagement was certified by DNV GL that complies with the highest standards in energy and safety management. Torsten Schramm, President at DNV GL, recently presented the ISO certification for the standards ISO 50001:2011 and OHSAS 18001:2007 to Carsten Sommerhage, Director of Columbia Shipmanagement (Deutschland), at the shipping company’s offices in Hamburg.

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training

Shell Marine extends lubrication training in Philippines

Shell Marine announced that has renewed its technical partnership for a further four years with the University of Cebu – Maritime Education and Training Center. At the signing of the new Memorandum of Understanding were Shell Marine Executive Director Jan Toschka, University of Cebu President Atty. Augusto W. Go.

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frigate

Australian navy’s frigate towed for recycling

The Royal Australian Navy announced that its "Ex-HMAS Sydney" frigate has left Sydney Harbour, on May 18th, in order to be towed to Western Australia for recycling. The was built at the Todd Pacific Shipyards in Seattle, Washington, USA, and commissioned there on 29 January 1983.

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poll

Death toll rises in shipbreaking yards

Two workers lost their lives at the Chittagong shipbreaking yards in the last two weeks, bringing the total death toll this year to six workers, NGO Shipbreaking Platform reported. The NGO, as well as other organizations, inform on the danger associated with shipbreaking practices and call for restriction measures.

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drone

Underwater drone facilitates hull inspections

A Norwegian technology company has developed a low-cost underwater drone, that allows hull inspections without the need for divers or expensive remotely operated vehicles. The drone transmits a live video via a thin umbilical cable to the surface and thereafter wirelessly to the user, who may either be located onboard a vessel or onshore.

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UECC opts for eco-friendly LNG propulsion

Norwegian company UECC unveiled its newly built vessel “Auto Energy” which is the world's largest car carrier with main engine running on LNG. The 181-metre long and 30-metre wide car carrier, is a dual-fuel vessel featuring modern technologies that ensure energy and fuel savings.

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finnlines

Finnlines to lengthen its vessels for energy efficiency

Finnlines has planned the lengthening of four of its “Breeze series” vessels, with an option of two additional vessels from September 2017, in an effort to enhance energy efficiency and further reduce ship emissions. The company said that this move will also increase its vessel capacity around 1,000 lane meters and requires a EUR 70 million investment.

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