GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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  • engines

    First ship with IMO Tier III EIAPP certified engines launched

    The first vessel operating with the IMO Tier III Engine International Air Pollution Prevention certified Wärtsilä diesel engines was launched on July 12, Wärtsilä informed. Wärtsilä’s NOR system enables vessels to be compliant with global NOx emission control area regulations and boosts overall performance of the engine. ...

  • industry

    New report supports gender balance in oil and gas industry

    The report, prepared by the World Petroleum Council and The Boston Consulting Group, examines gender balance at three stages of career development and draws on different perspectives to provide new insights into the challenges that women and companies interested in advancing gender balance face at each stage. ...

  • clean

    San Pedro Bay ports call for zero-emissions technology

    The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach released the draft of their proposed 2017 Clean Air Action Plan update. The document reveals near-term and long-term strategies for the nation’s busiest harbor complex, to further reduce air pollution from port activities. ...

  • charging

    BPO: Environmental port charging should stay voluntary

    Commenting on a recent EU report, that tackled the topic of differentiated port infrastructure charges and the benefits and challenges of their implementation, the Baltic Ports Organization expressed the opinion that the use of environmental charging should stay voluntary at the EU level. ...

  • 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. ...

Latest News


IMO rules out possible delay to Sulphur Cap implementation

Any suggestion that there may be any form of delay to the 1 January 2020 implementation of the 0.50% sulphur limit in 2020 was ruled out at MEPC 71, as a majority of member states rejected a proposal to collect data to allow the IMO to take stock of the availability situation ahead of 2020, according to IBIA.

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ABS updates scrubber advisory ahead of 2020 sulfur cap

 ABS updated its Advisory on Exhaust Gas Scrubber Systems, to help industry prepare for IMO’s 2020 global sulfur cap. The advisory provides guidance on scrubber technology selection, addressing the common focus on how best to comply with the upcoming global sulfur cap and how to weigh the right compliance options for fleets.

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Disney Cruise Line to acquire another LNG-fueled vessel

Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced that Disney Cruise Line will add one more ship in its expansion "to take family cruise vacations to a whole new level." Joining the other two new ships that were announced just last year, all three ships will be powered by LNG and are expected to be completed by 2023.

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USCG updates design criteria for LNG fuel systems

The US Coast Guard issued a policy letter establishing design criteria for natural gas fuel systems that provide a level of safety at least equivalent to that provided for traditional fuel systems. Since LNG is relatively new as a marine fuel in the US, there are no federal regulations to address the safe design of shipboard LNG-fueled systems.

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Höegh LNG, RMU Ghana sign on LNG capacity building

The Regional Maritime University in Ghana signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Höegh LNG, for the support and maritime capacity development for both RMU and Ghanaian seafarers. The MoU aims to build Ghanaian ability to efficiently operate and handle advanced gas carriers.

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IEA sees US as top LNG producer by 2022

International Energy Agency issued a report on a five-year analysis on natural gas, revealing that US will account for 40% of the world’s extra gas production to 2022, thanks to the remarkable growth in domestic shale industry. IEA estimates that the country will challenge Australia and Qatar for global leadership among LNG exporters.

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APL notes highest carbon emission reduction in 2016

Singapore-based container shipping company APL announced its highest recorded fleet carbon dioxide emissions reduction of 48% in 2016, compared to its base level in 2009. Moving forward, APL aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions per container transported by 30% between 2015 and 2025, a target set by the CMA CGM.

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World Ports contribute to UN sustainable development goals

The International Association of Ports and Harbors' President Santiago Milà informed that World Port Climate Initiative is now extending into a World Port Sustainability Programme, that is expected to identify how the global port sector can contribute to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, covering biosphere, society and economy. 

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First floating mega island tested in Netherlands

The Maritime Research Institute of Netherlands announced that it tested an innovative concept for a floating mega island, to ensure working space at sea. The island comprises 87 large floating triangles that are flexibility connected to one another and, together, they form a flexible floating island.

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