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01 Apr 2016

IMO Forum on BWM highlights solutions

Ballast water management experts, meeting at the recent IMO-GloBallast R&D Forum in Canada, have showcased the latest developments in ballast water management and highlighted the areas where further research is needed, in order to prevent the spread of potentially harmful species in ballast water.

ESPO recognizes more ports for their environmental performance

The port of Tangier Med in Morocco has been awarded the certification 'EcoPort' by the ESPO. Tangier Med is the first African port to join the EcoPort group, a network of port professionals committed to sharing views and practices to facilitate the improvement of the sector’s environmental performance.

Quality Concerns And ISO 8217 – Are We Moving Ahead?

Mr. Raghuvir C Bhavnani, Vice President – Global Marketing of VISWA LAB Raghu is analysing the quality concerns over the revised rules for marine bunker fuels.

Brittany Ferries invest in scrubber technology

Britanny Ferries announced that during 2015 and early 2016 they have spent £60 million fitting scrubbers to comply with recent EU regulations designed to reduce pollution by shipping. In 2006, emissions containing 3.5% sulphur content were allowed but this was reduced to 1% in 2010 and has now been reduced to 0.1% in 2015.

Receding ice creates new Arctic shipping route

Due to continued ice melting in the Arctic, a potential new route for shipping cargo has opened up. Analysts have estimated that in 2021 approximately 15 million metric tons of cargo will be transported using the Arctic route. China Ocean Shipping Group Company (COSCO) plans to reduce their shipping time by two weeks with the use of this route. This will benefit European countries, which represent China’s largest trade partners.

CR Ocean Engineering scrubbers help Royal Caribbean reduce emissions

Royal Caribbean Cruises has launched a 19-ship retrofit program that includes CR Ocean Engineering as one of its suppliers. Scrubbers are playing a key role in Royal Caribbean Cruises environmental strategy to reduce bout air and water emissions and thus meet MARPOL compliance

Crystal Serenity Prepares for Arctic Voyages

Rutter Inc.has announced that Crystal Cruises has selected the sigma S6 Small Target Surveillance (STS) and Ice Navigator™ systems for the planned Arctic summer cruise in 2016 of the Crystal Serenity. This summer's voyage will be the world's first luxury cruise liner to sail from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean via the Canadian Northwest Passage.

ETI seeks partners to increase fuel efficiency of ships

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) in the UK is launching a new project to design and demonstrate a commercially viable High Efficiency Propulsion System for ships which could see fuel consumption reduced by around 8%.

New crude oil storage cavern at Gothenburg

A new underground cavern will be brought into operation at the Port of Gothenburg. The cavern is 600,000 cubic metres in size and will be used for storage of crude oil. The operator will be the independent storage company Scandinavian Tank Storage.

Robotic fish to monitor pollution in harbours

SHOAL, the pan-European ICT project, part funded by the EU, has developed and delivered intelligent robotic fish capable of working together to detect and identify pollution in ports and other aquatic areas.

Apostolos Belokas at SKAI TV speaks for 2016 GREEN4SEA Forum

The 2016 GREEN4SEA Athens Forum is due on Wednesday, 6th of April in Eugenides Foundation, followed by the inaugural presentation of the GREEN4SEA Awards with the aim of awarding industry’s green outstanding practices for Initiative, Excellence and Technology. Explore more and register at forum webpage.

Read latest edition of our Paper Magazine

GREEN4SEA Log Issue 07

In this issue:

2016 GREEN4SEA Forum program
BW Sampling Challenges and Best Practices
EU MRV Challenges for Ship Operators
How Polar Code protects the environment
Global energy demands continues to rise
EU bunker testing for compliance with sulphur limits
Safe handling and berthing of methanol
China – Emission Control Area Update
Arctic shipping routes may be open by 2040
The LNG ship of the future

Video & Opinions

Hull and Propeller Efficiency Monitoring

Edwin Schuirink, VAF instruments

Propeller and New Energy Saving Devices for EEDI

Yoshihisa Okada, Nakashima Propeller 


Challenges in BWTS Installation and Operation

John Kokarakis, Bureau Veritas

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