GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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  • lng

    Drewry: FSRUs better investment than LNG carriers

    In the latest edition of its LNG Forecaster report, global shipping consultancy Drewry suggests that investment returns in floating storage regasification units at current asset prices and charter rates are higher compared with standard LNG vessels, despite falling freight rates for FSRUs. ...

  • biofouling

    AMSA revises biofouling and in-water cleaning guidelines

    AMSA issued a Marine Notice to provide general information on the revised 2015 Anti-fouling and In-water Cleaning Guidelines for Australia and New Zealand, and the IMO's 2011 Guidelines for the control and management of ships’ biofouling, to minimize the transfer of invasive aquatic species.   ...

  • tanker

    BWM Convention extension may delay recovery in tanker market

    The delay of the BWM Convention implementation, decided at MEPC 71, is expected to slow demolition activity over the next few years, subsequently postponing any substantial recovery in tanker rates which have been heavily pressured by the perennial state of tonnage oversupply, according to the Ocean Freight Exchange. ...

  • bwm

    California clarifies requirements for Ballast Water Discharge

    California State Lands Commission noted that vessels arriving at a California port must have an alternative, environmentally sound method of ballast water management that has been approved by the Commission or the USCG, as being at least as effective as ballast water exchange. ...

  • rotterdam

    Port of Rotterdam: Heading towards sustainability

    Port of Rotterdam cited a series of objectives and initiatives to achieve sustainability until 2050. The initiatives are related to Paris Agreement signing, promotion of LNG as a marine fuel, heat alliance, waste recycling, among others. ...


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fishing

Fishermen in Malaga team up to lower CO2 emissions

The fishermen in Malaga, who are actively involved in developing the local FLAG’s strategy, had identified two key concerns linked with artisanal fishing: high fuel consumption and low energy efficiency of their boats. To address these challenges, FLAG initiated a project to research fuel saving techniques and gas emission reductions.

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london

Project underway for Thames air quality strategy

The Port of London Authority is working with the Mayor of London and Transport for London on new research to help it develop an Air Quality Strategy for the tidal Thames. The project involves shore side power, emissions from vessels during trips and an inventory of all emissions from vessels on the river. 

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oil

New Bedford Harbor suffers “chronic oil spill problem”

Since 2016, more than 70 oil sheens were reported in the water between New Bedford and Fairhaven, for which no one has claimed responsibility, according to US Coast Guard. Patrols are regularly looking for oil in high traffic areas and when discovered, the teams investigate it to determine if the amount is recoverable, and collect a sample.

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ballast

Ballast water treatment systems at a glance

With the ratification of the Ballast Water Management Convention, shipowners are pressed to decide which treatment systems to choose. For manufacturers keen to be selected, attaining type approval by the U.S. Coast Guard can be a deciding factor. DNV GL provides comprehensive review on the issue.

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