GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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Focus

  • spill

    New study finds sub-zero waters as barrier to oil spill clean up

    Sub-zero temperatures in the deep waters of the North Atlantic would significantly hamper the ability of oil-eating bacteria to help the ocean recover from a major oil spill, according to a new paper issued by University of Aberdeen. ...

  • tug

    Europe’s first dual fuel tug officially delivered

    Astilleros Gondan announced that it delivered DUX, the first dual fuel tug ever built in Europe, to the Norwegian company Østensjø Rederi A/S, after completing its sea trials program successfully. The escort tug will provide tug services to Norwegian energy company Statoil, at the far-north terminal located at Melkøya, under severe weather conditions. ...

  • sulphur

    Denmark gets stricter with sulphur limit violations

    The Danish Environmental Protection Agency said that has come down hard on sulphur polluters at sea. The first fines have now been imposed on two shipping companies, who have been using non compliant fuel causing illegal air pollution. In order to strengthen supervision of the sulphur regulations even more, in the last six months of 2017 the EPA will commence mobile monitoring of ships’ sulphur emissions in Danish waters. ...

  • mammals

    New WWF guide helps ships avoid vulnerable Arctic species

    A new WWF-Canada guide, aiming to help mariners in the Hudson Strait to identify and avoid marine mammals, is being unveiled at a Canadian Coast Guard and Transport Canada meeting in Montreal. The Hudson Strait Mariner’s Guide is made up of two large posters to be hung on the ship’s bridge: a chart that will help mariners identify mammals and maps of marine mammal habitat in both summer and winter. ...

  • co2

    IBIA: Industry’s CO2 proposal to IMO may be good compromise

    IBIA issued a statement regarding the continuous pressure that is growing on the IMO, to deliver specific commitments to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, with proposals set by the ICS and other shipping organisations. ...


Latest News

Rotterdam

Research to focus on the use of bio LNG

The Port of Rotterdam Authority and the National LNG Platform will be starting a joint study that focuses on opportunities to develop LNG from renewable sources as a transport fuel, in the port of Rotterdam. Relying on bio LNG rather than regular LNG allows users to drastically reduce CO₂ emission levels.

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gothenburg

Port of Gothenburg plans to build new freight terminal

The Port of Gothenburg announced that is planning to make use of contaminated clay from the seabed, to build a new freight terminal. The method is currently being tested, as part of large-scale field trials, using dredging spoils from the Göta Älv river. The first barges loaded with spoils arrived on March 28.

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seismic

EU approves offshore wind farm in Denmark

The European Commission has approved Danish support for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm to be constructed in Danish territorial waters. This will help Denmark to reduce CO2 emissions, in line with EU energy and climate goals, without unduly distorting competition.

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zealand

Ship returns to Tauranga after hull cleaning

A Panama-flagged bulk carrier has recently become the first foreign ship ordered to leave New Zealand waters after found ‘dirty’. Now the ship has been allowed to leave the port of Tauranga after its hull was cleaned outside New Zealand, the Ministry for Primary Industries confirmed. From May 2018, vessels are required to comply with New Zealand’s biofouling rules.

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eco

NASSCO launches final ECO Class ship

On Saturday, March 25, General Dynamics NASSCO christened and launched the Palmetto State – the final ship in an eight-ship ECO Class tanker program to be constructed at NASSCO. The ship and her sister tankers are the most fuel-efficient tankers to service the Jones Act trade, with an “ECO” design offering 33 percent increased fuel efficiency and cleaner shipping options.

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coalition

Three more members join SEA\LNG coalition

SEA\LNG announced the addition of three new members to the coalition. JAX LNG, Petronet LNG Limited, and Toyota Tsusho Corporation have joined SEA\LNG to support the coalition’s goal of creating the necessary confidence in the shipping sector to drive an effective and efficient global LNG value chain by 2020.

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oil

Survey reveals changing attitudes to procurement for oil companies

A survey conducted by Trelleborg reveals that, in the current industry climate, oil professionals are increasingly keen to prioritise lifecycle and value factors, such as service quality and relationship with manufacturer, over price when it comes to procurement. This indicates that many see current rationalisation measures as a ‘new normal’, and are adapting procurement strategies to match.

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lh2

Guidelines for Liquefied Hydrogen carriers issued

ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Liquefied Hydrogen Carriers for the safe constructions and operation of LH2 carriers based on provisions of the IMO Interim Recommendations. As the most efficient way for long distance and large volume transportation, carriage of LH2 by a ship is anticipated to expand and the relative technologies are developed.

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future

World’s largest container ship officially delivered

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that the world's largest containership, MOL Triumph, was delivered from Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., on March 27, 2017. With a capacity of 20,170 TEU, the vessel is the first 20,000 TEU-class containership deployed in THE Alliance's Asia to Europe trade, via the FE2 service.

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