GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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  • 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


Australian navy’s frigate towed for recycling

The Royal Australian Navy announced that its "Ex-HMAS Sydney" frigate has left Sydney Harbour, on May 18th, in order to be towed to Western Australia for recycling. The was built at the Todd Pacific Shipyards in Seattle, Washington, USA, and commissioned there on 29 January 1983.

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Death toll rises in shipbreaking yards

Two workers lost their lives at the Chittagong shipbreaking yards in the last two weeks, bringing the total death toll this year to six workers, NGO Shipbreaking Platform reported. The NGO, as well as other organizations, inform on the danger associated with shipbreaking practices and call for restriction measures.

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Underwater drone facilitates hull inspections

A Norwegian technology company has developed a low-cost underwater drone, that allows hull inspections without the need for divers or expensive remotely operated vehicles. The drone transmits a live video via a thin umbilical cable to the surface and thereafter wirelessly to the user, who may either be located onboard a vessel or onshore.

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UECC opts for eco-friendly LNG propulsion

Norwegian company UECC unveiled its newly built vessel “Auto Energy” which is the world's largest car carrier with main engine running on LNG. The 181-metre long and 30-metre wide car carrier, is a dual-fuel vessel featuring modern technologies that ensure energy and fuel savings.

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Finnlines to lengthen its vessels for energy efficiency

Finnlines has planned the lengthening of four of its “Breeze series” vessels, with an option of two additional vessels from September 2017, in an effort to enhance energy efficiency and further reduce ship emissions. The company said that this move will also increase its vessel capacity around 1,000 lane meters and requires a EUR 70 million investment.

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Update: BWM provisions in Argentina suspended

West of England P&I Club informed that the implementation of the new ballast water regulations in Argentina, as published on April, has been suspended, according to the Club's representatives. Until the authorities review the regulations, a suspension was decided due to the general complaints of the shipping industry and the lack of clarity.

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Fleet Cleaner expands hull cleaning to all Dutch ports

Fleet Cleaner announced that has made its ship hull cleaning service available to all ports in the Netherlands. The extended availability was marked with the hull cleaning of the Chiquita België vessel, in the port of Flushing, which made the company the first one to clean ship’s hulls in all Dutch ports.

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GTT to equip two new LNG carriers for DSME

GTT announced that received an order from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, to equip two LNG carriers with its NO96 GW containment system. DSME shipyard based in Geoje - South Korea – will build the vessels of 173,400 m3 each, on behalf of a European ship-owner. Deliveries are scheduled in 2019.

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Eco Marine to supply monitoring solution to Singapore

Eco Marine Power announced that it has signed a MoU with a Singapore based shipping company, to supply its fuel monitoring and bunker-saving solar solutions which will allow ships to monitor fuel oil consumption in real time, automatically calculate emissions and interface with marine solar power systems.

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Port of Montreal introduces LNG supply solution

Under its eco-friendly strategy, the Port of Montreal, in cooperation with Gaz Métro, announced that will make now available an LNG supply solution for marine fuel. Groupe Desgagnés, Gaz Métro and the Port of Montreal joined efforts in developing an LNG supply system that will be operated by a Gaz Métro subsidiary.

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