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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
cargo ship emissions
Engineering News

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

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...

November 4, 2014
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013
News

Oceanfoil Predicts 20% Fuel Savings With Wingsail Concept

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...

September 4, 2013
Total Views: 2

Thursday, August 22, 2013
dfds seaways crown of scandinavia
News

DFDS Installs More Emissions Scrubbers To Comply With New 2015 Regs

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...

August 22, 2013
Total Views: 6

Friday, August 2, 2013
greenlink systems
News

Real-Time NOx Monitoring Helps to Keep Shipowners in Compliance

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...

August 2, 2013
Total Views: 2

Thursday, August 1, 2013
UK P&I Club
News

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

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...

August 1, 2013
Total Views: 1

Monday, July 29, 2013
hydrogen
Engineering News

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...

July 29, 2013
Total Views: 555

Monday, July 22, 2013
Stena Superior
News

Stena Bulk Makes $10 Million Gain From Efficient Shipping Strategy

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...

July 22, 2013
Total Views: 11

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
maltese falcon mast wind power sail
Engineering News

Rolls-Royce and B9 Shipping: Reviving the Age of Sail

Rolls-Royce is working with B9 Shipping to develop a ship with a capacity of 4,500 tonnes that will be primarily powered by a 180-foot sail, with bio-methane engines providing additional...

July 17, 2013
Total Views: 18

Sunday, July 14, 2013
joe pratt sandia labs
News

Port Operators Under Pressure to Reduce Ship Emissions

Although most emissions attributed to the maritime sector are released across vast expanses of ocean when a ship is navigating the scarcely populated area amidst their journey between A-B, their...

July 14, 2013
Total Views: 176

Monday, July 8, 2013
european commission eu flags
News

Greenhouse Gas Legislation Landscape: The EU Makes Its Move

The European Union (EU) has launched a flurry of activity around maritime greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the last few months in a move that the industry has awaited with...

July 8, 2013
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Interesting

The Rise of a Sustainability Leader: Maersk’s Journey to the Triple-E

At four-hundred metres long, 59 metres wide and 73 metres high, the Triple-E series of containerships will be the world’s largest, and one of the most efficient, vessels in operation....

July 2, 2013
Total Views: 36

Sunday, June 23, 2013
Micanti hull fouling
News

Hull Fouling Control: The Era of Innovation

In the absence of hull fouling control systems, within six months of active service a vessel could have up to 150 kilograms of marine life per square meter attached to...

June 23, 2013
Total Views: 214

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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News

Fathom Unveils New Technology in 2nd Edition of Ship Efficiency: The Guide

Business is ever-cyclic and one man’s misery is another man’s opportunity. Whilst ship operators and owners have been feeling the pinch from over-tonnage, a global downturn, ever-increasing bunker prices, tightening...

May 22, 2013
Total Views: 1

Friday, May 17, 2013
imo international maritime organization
News

IMO Takes a Step Back from NOx Emissions Controls

IMO has taken the controversial decision to consider delaying the implementation of tighter limits for nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from ships operating in emission control areas (ECA).

May 17, 2013
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Monday, April 15, 2013
Interesting

To Retrofit or to Scrap…? That is the Question

“How long can smaller, less well-known owners, especially ones with only one ship, continue to run their grand and less than grand old ladies?” Asked Chris Morgan, an industry credit...

April 15, 2013
Total Views: 23

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Tsubasa tugboat nyk line
Engineering News

Hybrid Eco-Tug Delivered to NYK Line

Japan-based NYK Line welcomed a new hybrid tugboat into service at a recent inauguration ceremony at Yokohama Port. The tugboat Tsubasa will primarily assist vessel movements in and out of the port...

April 3, 2013
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
pureSOx alfa laval aalborg
Engineering News

Wärtsilä and Alfa Laval See Jump in Orders for Emissions Scrubbers

A jump in scrubber orders for Alfa Laval and Wartsila reflects a general trend of higher uptake of these systems. Finland’s Wartsila has received about 20 orders for scrubbers in...

March 26, 2013
Total Views: 20

Monday, March 11, 2013
Deltamarin B Delta
Engineering News

Green Means Lean: Eco-Ships That Deliver

As a new wave of “eco-ships” enters the market, skepticism abounds about whether or not they deliver the benefits that they claim. There is concern that manufacturers and shipyards might...

March 11, 2013
Total Views: 101

Friday, March 8, 2013
becker twisted fin
Engineering News

Propulsion-Enhancing Fins Installed on Hamburg Süd Containerships

Becker Twisted Fins, designed by Becker Marine Systems, were retrofitted onto seven “Santa” class container vessels of the fleet of liner shipping company Hamburg Sud. Each container vessel has a...

March 8, 2013
Total Views: 15

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
wartsila hybrid exhaust scrubber
Engineering News

Scrubbing Up Well: The Evolving Market For Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems

Over the last few years, the exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) / scrubber market within the maritime industry has accelerated and with it so has scrubber technology innovation. However, the...

March 5, 2013
Total Views: 19