MAERSK: Fundamental Changes to Voyage Plans may be Forthcoming [STUDY]


*+-The world’s largest container ship company, A.P. Moller-Maersk, is looking to save the environment and maintenance costs by doing something that most containerships avoid at all cost…. slowing down. A study initiated in 2007 has concluded that Maersk vessels sustain near zero damage and considerable fuel savings by lowering vessel speed. The reduction also significantly […]

Rolls-Royce Receives First Orders Based On Award Winning “Environship” Design

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*+-Rolls-Royce says it has received its first order for vessels based on the group’s award-winning, highly efficient, “Environship” concept.  Rolls-Royce will design and provide integrated power and propulsion systems for two technologically advanced cargo vessels purchased by the Norwegian transportation company, Nor Lines AS. These highly efficient ships feature a wave piercing bow and hull […]

Canada’s Teekay Corporation Is Seeking Like-Minded Partners To Join Its Anti-Emissions Drive

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*+-This article originally appeared in Horizons Magazine and is republished here courtesy of Lloyd’s Register Group. Teekay is a leading tank ship operator. A New York Stock Exchange listed company since 1995, its revenues last year were $1.82 billion. Howard Seto, Teekay’s Manager, Environment & Quality, is responsible for environmental performance issues and research across […]

Covered In Oil – Summer Swimsuit Edition

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*+-Does this make you wanna protect the ocean?  Or are you too distracted right now to have an opinion… The Surfrider Foundation is a 27 year old organization that organizes surfers and ocean lovers and unites them in the fight to save the Earth’s oceans from pollution and destruction.         Via Unofficial […]

SeaBox And Staxxon Team Up To Manufacture Folding Containers

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*+-Too often in the shipping community good ideas, new innovative ideas, suffer from lack of support and, strangled in red tape, die an early death. But today we have good news. Staxxon, the company behind folding containers featured in a gCaptain post this April, is moving forward with production of their innovative design and has […]

IMO environment meeting completes packed agenda


*+-Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) – 62nd session: 11 to 15 July 2011 Via IMO IMO adopted amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) to designate the United States Caribbean Sea as a new emission control area (ECA); to designate the Baltic Sea as a Special Area with respect […]

Global Warming, Ice Sheets and Sea Level Rise


*+-This article originally appeared on gCaptain’s sister site,, a ski and snowboard industry blog.  The greenhouse effect, from the Jason project by Dr. Kaye Make no mistake – the earth is warming. I’m not going to get into the politics of global warming here, this isn’t the place for that. Whether you believe that […]

Wärtsilä and Versa to jointly develop fuel cell technology


*+-Pictured: In the summer of 2010, a WFC20 fuel cell unit was installed onboard the Undine, a car carrier owned by Sweden’s Wallenius Lines Solid oxide fuel cell modules to be integrated in stand-alone energy-generation and marine products Wärtsilä, a leading provider of power solutions to both the marine and energy markets, and Versa Power […]

Nor-Shipping announces 2011 Clean Ship and Next Generation Ship winners

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*+-The news item is from the 2011 event visit gCaptain’s NorShipping 2013 page for information on the next event. Nor-Shipping last week released names of the winners of the 2011 Clean Ship and Next Generation Ship Awards at the Nor-Shipping Opening Conference on May 24, 2011.  The awards, which showcase industry excellence, are chosen by […]

ECO-Ship 2020: The bulk carrier of the future

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*+-By Alexander Wardwell, DNV Oshima Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. and DNV are pleased to announce the completion of the first milestone of a joint programme to develop the ECO-Ship 2020, a concept design for an open hatch bulk carrier (OHBC) developed to significantly lower fuel costs, meet or exceed regulatory standards and improve commercial performance. The […]

DNV: The balance between safety and environmental risk

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*+-Oslo: “A downward trend in safety statics creates concerns and it is now time to reinstall the balance between safety and environmental risk. A greater focus on the human elements and competence in the shipping industry is needed,” said Tor Svensen, the President of DNV (pictued right). The positive trend in which the accident rate […]