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. ...


Latest News

MEPC71: Good news for the environment?

Oscar Wezenbeek, Managing Director Marine Coatings at AkzoNobel International Paints, comments on MEPC71 decisions and suggests ways to move on with the decarbonisation strategy.  He talks about the challenges that the coatings industry face, highlighting the importance of practical solutions for sustainability, ahead of regulation. 

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lng

US exports introduce positive disruption for LNG

DNV GL's Maritime Trend report foresees that US is going to dominate LNG growth in 2019. US, as "a new kid on the bloc", seems to be introducing new dynamics, such as increased tonne-mile demand, attractive price arbitrage and much more flexible terms of contracts.

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largest

Shell provides lubricants to world’s largest container ship

Orient Overseas Container Line has appointed Shell Marine to provide marine lubricants and services for OOCL Hong Kong, currently the world’s largest container ship, with a capacity of 21,413 TEUs, measuring 400m. The G-type engine design used in the ship requires close oil performance monitoring and technical support.

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nox

DNV GL updates NOx TIER III compliance guide

Classification society DNV GL has developed a new brochure, in order to offer a set of best practices for the design of ships subject to NOx Tier III requirements and to provide guidance on the considerations that should be taken into account at the newbuilding stage.

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underwater

What the world sounds like underwater

The video records the underwater noise, produced by marine inhabitants, as well as ship traffic. The noise produced by ship engines and is a crucial point of concern among international organizations, as it is responsible for devastating marine ecosystems. 

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ferry

Dutch ferry becomes first in Europe to run on CNG

PitPoint BV informed that the Texelstroom, a ferry operated by Dutch shipping firm TESO, is the first ferry in Europe to have run on CNG (compressed natural gas), as of last week. By swithing to CNG, the Texelstroom aims to become more sustainable and to reduce its fuel consumption and harmful emissions.

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