GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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  • mfm

    Gard Club notes MFM discrepancies in Singapore

    The use of mass flow meters is mandatory for all fuel oil deliveries in Singapore, as of 1 January 2017. However, issues related to bunker quantity remain prevalent, according to Gard P&I Club. In this context, the Club presents some issues faced by operators, when taking bunkers in Singapore, following the implementation of the MFM requirements. ...

  • bwms

    USCG updates BWMS approval for Sunrui

    The US Coast Guard's Marine Safety Center issued an updated Type Approval certificate to Sunrui Environmental Engineering, for their filtration/side-stream electrolysis BalClor Ballast Water Management System. The updated certificate was issued to clarify the hazardous location installation requirements onboard foreign flag vessels. ...

  • reduction

    Shipping industry proposes CO2 reduction objectives to IMO

    Four major international trade associations, BIMCO, INTERCARGO, International Chamber of Shipping and INTERTANKO, have made a joint proposal to IMO, concerning ambitious CO2 reductions by the international shipping sector, which is responsible for transporting about 90% of global trade and 2.2% of the world’s annual man-made CO2 emissions. ...

  • offshore

    Denmark to launch underwater robots for offshore industry

    The Technical University of Denmark inaugurated a laboratory, where researchers will complete a modular robot for use in offshore wind turbine platforms. The robot will be used for inspection, and the long-term vision is that it will be able to carry out underwater repairs on foundations and rigs, independently of weather conditions. ...

  • sulphur

    IBIA discusses safety implications of 2020 sulphur limit

    The International Bunker Industry Association contributed to a discussion at the International Maritime Organization's MSC 98, last week, regarding the potential impact on ship safety associated with meeting demand for fuels complying with the 0.50% sulphur limit, that is due to take effect on 1 January 2020. ...


Latest News

mrv

New platform enables MRV compliance

ABB’s MRV module has been certified by Verifavia, as a tool to monitor all parameters to comply with the EU’s MRV regulation requirements. As a standardized MRV compliant software platform, the ABB module collects and visualizes data from onboard sensors on a ship’s fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions on a per-voyage basis.

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environmental

Achieving good environmental status in EU waters

The EU Commission Decision on Good Environmental Status of marine waters, adopted on 17 May 2017, contains criteria and methodological standards for determining good environmental status, in relation to the 11 descriptors laid down in Annex I of the Marine Directive. It also contains specifications and standardised methods for monitoring and assessing marine waters.

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engine

World’s first dual-fuel gas engine successfully runs on ethane

MAN Diesel and Turbo announced that its world’s first Gas Injection Ethane two-stroke engine has successfully passed gas trials on board the ‘Gaschem Beluga’, a liquefied ethylene gas carrier, while sailing between Houston and the Bahamas. The ship crossed the Atlantic on its way to Europe, powered solely by ethane, and has achieved a total of 550 operational hours.

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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.

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project

LNG is the best fuel option for payback in the long term

In an exclusive interview with GREEN4SEA, Antonis Trakakis, Arista Shipping outlines the benefits of using LNG as marine fuel and notes that with the implementation of the Global Sulphur Cap, the economics will be the catalyst in operator’s decision for the best fuel option. Considering that LNG itself comes at very low cost, it is the delivery cost that makes it comparable to fuel. Should the availability of LNG been widespread as for liquid fuel, then LNG would be the obvious selection.

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lpg

LPG freight rate to see recovery only for smaller vessels

Drewry issued the latest edition of its LPG Forecaster, stating that vessel oversupply will persist in the LPG shipping market for the next two years, keeping freight rates under pressure across most size segments. The small vessel segment is the only category where fleet growth will be minimal, leading to a recovery in rates.

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conference

Green shipping practices discussed in 2017 P&E Conference

Taking place between the 10th-11th May in Hamburg, the Motorship 39th Propulsion & Emissions Conference offered insight into the latest developments within engine and propeller design, as well as maintenance. The programme featured technical presentations, case studies and panel discussions, as well as interaction with the speakers directly though the P&E App.

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