GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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  • globallast

    IMO announces GloBallast successful completion

    The final meeting of the GloBallast Global Project Task Force (GPTF), held in Panama City, on 16-17 March, highlighted the legacy elements of the GloBallast project, which are expected to be sustained by its main stakeholders, following the formal closure of the project, in June 2017. Specific examples include GloBallast training packages, to support the capacity-building needs of countries implementing the BWM Convention. ...

  • sulphur

    IMO issues FAQs on 2020 global Sulphur limit

    IMO has set a global limit for sulphur in fuel oil used on board ships of 0.50% m/m from 1 January 2020. Therefore, heading towards the 2020 sulphur limit, IMO answered the most frequently asked questions on the issue. ...

  • lng

    IGU: LNG promotes cleaner marine transport

    The International Gas Union has released a new report on the crucial role of liquified natural gas in enabling cleaner marine transport – currently a major cause of human health and environmental costs. ...

  • bwms

    Panama issues electronic BWMP approvals

    The Panama Maritime Authority informs that ship-owners and ship-operators are able to upload the Ship’s BWMP online, from March 15, 2017. The BWMP will be approved electronically and electronic copy should be placed on board, and available for inspection at all times. ...

  • zealand

    New Zealand to restrict biofouling

    The ‘’Craft Risk Management Standard for Biofouling on Vessels Arriving to New Zealand’’ has been published highlighting how to comply with the new clean hull requirements and manage the risk of invasive marine species in NZ waters. From May 2018, vessels must arrive in New Zealand with a clean hull. ...


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mfm

How to comply with Singapore MFM regulations

North P&I Club issued a release, informing that, although the introduction of mass flow meters for bunker operation in Singapore is supposed as a welcome development and the equipment has changed, unfortunately some suppliers seem to behave unscrupulously.

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navy

MAN engine selected for US Navy new fleet

MAN Diesel & Turbo announced that the US Navy has chosen the Fairbanks Morse MAN 12V48/60CR engine as main propulsion for a new series of 17 ships, as it begins plans to phase out its existing tanker fleet. The engine was chosen on the basis of the set programme goals of energy efficiency, equipment reliability and cargo-handling efficiency.

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IMO

Specifying the true cost of shipping to the environment

IMO’s Lee Adamson highlighted important measures like the adoption of a mandatory data collection system for ships’ fuel oil consumption and the 2020 reduction in the global sulphur cap, speaking at a CNN’s television programme to share key facts about IMO’s efforts in tackling GHG emissions from ships.

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wind

Thousands of acres auctioned for wind energy in US

U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced the completion of US’s seventh competitive lease sale for renewable wind energy in federal waters. The lease area has a potential generating capacity of 1,486 MW, enough energy to power more than 500,000 homes.

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review

Bear Head LNG’s review completed in Canada

Australia-based LNG Limited informed that Transport Canada’s TERMPOL Review Committee has completed the review of Bear Head LNG’s TERMPOL report. The TERMPOL process is a technical review of marine terminal systems and transshipment sites that identifies navigational and marine transportation-related recommendations to support a safe shipping environment.

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tanker

HHI builds “green” tanker quartet for Sovcomflot

Hyundai Heavy Industries has secured an order to build four LNG fueled Aframax tankers for Sovcomflot. The tankers will be eco friendly, targeting to reduce greenhouse gases, such as nitrogen oxide and carbon dioxide. The vessels will be used by Shell to transport Russian crude oil.

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fuel

MSA reports ECA violations in China

The American P&I Club issued an alert, informing that the Maritime Safety Administrations (MSAs) in Hebei Province and Tianjin Municipality have both reportedly penalized a foreign ship for use of fuel with sulfur content over 0.5%. It is not clear at this stage how the vessel was penalized.

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