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


Royal Caribbean signs on first Chief Meteorologist

Video explains Royal Caribbean's decision to cooperate with a meteorologist, as it considers casting a watchful eye on the world's weather around the clock is very important in navigation. James Van Fleet is the meteorologist for the job and the first of its kind in the cruise industry.

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New US bill voted for invasive species

US Senate approved last week a new bill which includes a provision eliminating US EPA’s authority over ballast water pollution and at the same time ‘rolling back rules that protect the Great Lakes from invasive species’, the Alliance for the Great Lakes stated.

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Wärtsilä to equip two new RoRo vessels

Wärtsilä said that it has been awarded a contract to supply controllable pitch propellers and Power Take Off / Power Take Home shaft generator systems, for two new RoRo vessels being built at the Uljanik shipyard, in Croatia and ordered by the Luxembourg based operator, CLdN Ro-Ro SA. There is an option for an additional two vessels.

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Shell rejects emissions target proposal

Royal Dutch Shell shareholders said on Tuesday that reject the proposal set by an environmental group, calling for the oil company to establish annual targets to reduce carbon emissions. 94 percent of the company's shareholders voted against, while roughly 5 percent of voters abstained.

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First ship-to-ship LNG transfer realized in Philippines

Koch Supply & Trading announced the completion of the first of multiple and regular ship-to-ship LNG transfers with private Chinese company JOVO and Malaysian ship owner MISC. The LNG STS transfer was the first one realized in Philippines and the agreement is also the first of its kind for the three companies.

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First “green” NYC ferry starts operations

Incat Crowther announced the christening of the first ferry in NYC Ferry’s fleet, as a subsequent pair of vessel arrive in New York. The Lunch Box will be one of the cleanest operating in American waters, with efficient Tier 3 certified main engines, dry exhausts, and vinyl coating in lieu of toxic solvent-based paints.

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Norwegians to finance vessel retrofits

Following the IMO ratifications of the ballast water and exhaust gas treaties, government-owned Export Credit Norway offers financing to international vessel owners who purchase retrofit equipment from Norwegian suppliers, such as gas exhaust cleaning systems, ballast water treatment systems and new coating systems.

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USCG’s largest icebreaker to depart for Arctic

The video depicts USCGC Healy, the US Coast Guard's largest and most technologically advanced icebreaker, in Seward, Alaska, last month, to swap out equipment and science teams. The ship is currently preparing for its departure on a summer mission in Arctic. The 420-foot long icebreaker was the first U.S. surface vessel to reach the North Pole unaccompanied.

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IEA tracks shipping industry’s progress on clean energy

Each year, the IEA’s Tracking Clean Energy Progress report examines developments across a range of clean energy sectors and technologies. For the shipping industry, IEA estimates that ‘’implementing IMO’s final GHG strategy only by 2023 will have very little impact on the possibility of meeting 2025 2°C targets (2DS)’’.

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World’s first LPG-fueled COGES ferry marks a milestone

GE’s Marine Solutions reports that the world’s first Liquid Propane Gas -fueled ferry design to use GE’s COmbined Gas turbine Electric and Steam system has successfully completed Hazard Identification meetings. Bureau Veritas chaired the HAZID three-day meetings, that took place in Busan and aim to identify hazards and safeguards during the early ship design stage.

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