10 Reasons Why Ship Operators Should be Nervous About the 2015 ECA Regulations

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As of the 1st January 2015 the sulphur limit in Emission Control Areas (ECAs) will take a highly significant drop from 1% to 0.1%. It may only look like a small number but this shift will have a high impact. The following are Fathom cTech's top 10 reasons why ship operators should be nervous about the sulphur challenge that the maritime industry is facing and what can be … [Read more...]

Oceanfoil Predicts 20% Fuel Savings With Wingsail Concept

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Oceanfoil, a UK-based aerofoil design company has announced that it has formed partnerships with naval architects Owen Clarke Design and University College London’s Energy Institute (UCL-Energy) to progress developments of their wingsails for auxiliary ship propulsion. The joint project, according to Oceanfoil, will improve the existing design and has the potential to … [Read more...]

DFDS Installs More Emissions Scrubbers To Comply With New 2015 Regs

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Danish Ferry operator DFDS, have announced they have invested a total of DKK 400 million (USD $71 million) in new scrubber technology. The company reported reaching this figure by recently investing DKK 300 million (USD $53 million). This investment will allow them to install eight more ships with scrubbers during 2014 in preparation for the introduction of new environmental … [Read more...]

Real-Time NOx Monitoring Helps to Keep Shipowners in Compliance

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GreenLink Systems LLC has developed an on-board nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions monitoring unit (NEMU) designed to comply with the International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s NOx Technical Code. The compact NEMU, installed directly on the engine and exhaust, aims to bring the laboratory to the ship. It is sensitive enough to measure to within 0.5 parts per million of NOx. … [Read more...]

Ballast Water Convention | UK P&I Club Highlights Key Issues

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In the wake of the forthcoming legislation on ballast water, the UK P&I club has published an updated report highlighting a number of key issues that need to be addressed before the Ballast Water Convention countdown starts. The UK P&I club is one of the largest mutual marine protection and indemnity organisations with over 200 million tonnes of owned and chartered … [Read more...]

The Dawn of Hydrogen as a Marine Fuel


In the midst of heightening bunker fuel prices and regulatory pressures around dirty fuel and the resulting combustive emissions, the maritime industry is beginning to explore alternative fuel avenues spanning from relatively risk free solutions such as Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (LSFO) to solutions with a higher risk profile, such as hydrogen fuel. Hydrogen Fuel? Hydrogen fuel … [Read more...]

Stena Bulk Makes $10 Million Gain From Efficient Shipping Strategy

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By Catherine McMillan, Whilst Maersk has famously stated that its efficiency measures were the vital component that have made the difference between profit and loss, other companies in the sector are starting to highlight the savings that they too have implemented. In particular, Stena Bulk has stated that it has saved SEK 65 million (USD $10 million) through the … [Read more...]