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

run

DNV GL, ABB urge participation in Nor-Shipping charity run

Nor-Shipping Charity Fun Run co-sponsor DNV GL and event participant ABB, who are sending a team of 19 runners, called for more businesses to register teams for this year’s 5km charity fun run. Taking place on Monday 29th May, the event aims to raise £100,000 for Nor-Shipping’s 2017 partner charity, the Mission to Seafarers, the world’s leading maritime welfare charity.

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energy

MOL upgrades propellers to improve energy saving

MOL announced that its group company MOL Techno-Trade, Ltd. will start selling an upgraded version of its energy-saving Propeller Boss Cap Fins. The company said that tests of the new type PBCF on vessels in service confirmed an energy savings of around 5% compared to sister vessels not equipped with PBCF.

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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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