GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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5 Apr 2017
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Tag: Energy Efficiency

Fishermen in Malaga team up to lower CO2 emissions

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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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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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IMO moves ahead with oceans and climate change agenda

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At MEPC 71, on 3-7 July, IMO progressed its environmental agenda, by clarifying the ballast water management schedule, progressing GHG and air pollution issues, adopting new NOx emission control areas, designating a further Particularly Sensitive Sea Area and agreeing to work on implementation of the 0.50% global sulphur limit.

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Corvus Energy to supply battery power to Farstad Shipping’s PSV

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Corvus Energy has been selected as the supplier of a lithium ion based energy storage system for the hybridization of Farstad Shipping’s "Far Sun" being integrated by Vard Electro, in the second half of 2017. Orca Energy ESS will supply electrical power to the PSV’s propulsion system electrical network, to enable environmentally-friendly and lower cost operations.

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Panama Canal reaffirms sustainability commitment at MEPC

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The Panama Canal participated in the IMO's MEPC 71, where members of the Panama delegation spoke with industry specialists about the industry's impact on the environment and participated in two working group meetings, one on the reduction of GHG emissions, and another on further measures for enhancing the energy efficiency of international shipping.

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IMO MEPC 71 outcome

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IMO MEPC 71 was the last meeting before the entry into force of the BWM Convention for which important changes adopted regarding the implementation dates. Among other issues discussed, IMO also made a move to counter HRO risks in Arctic.

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Deltamarin signs for Viking Line LNG-fuelled newbuild

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Deltamarin announced that it has signed contracts with Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry, located in southeast China, for engineering and construction support services for the Viking Line LNG-fuelled ro-pax vessel newbuilding. The new concept is 10% more energy efficient than Viking Grace, the company's most efficient ship.

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New BV rules support hybrid power, energy storage systems

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Bureau Veritas issued a new chapter in its rules, providing a framework for electric and hybrid power solutions. The new class notations include power management, power back-up and zero emission standards. The notations are expected to encourage wider uptake of energy storage systems to provide operational and environmental benefits.

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EU: Malta “good on biodiversity, bad on energy and climate”

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The European Environmental Bureau published an assessment of the performance of the Maltese Presidency of the EU, in relation to environmental issues. The assessment based on Ten Green Tests showed that Malta has performed well in relation to nature protection, but badly when it comes to measures to tackle climate change or transform energy system.

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