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Friday, March 1, 2013
NYK Lines LNG Carrier

Revised Chartering Contracts May Lead to More Efficient LNG Shipping Says Total

New chartering contracts for LNG are key to improving fuel efficiency in the sector, according to an official from French energy company Total. “The current system looks unbalanced” stated Jacque...

March 1, 2013
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
arctic voyager port of rotterdam lng carrier

Certified LNG Tankers to Pay Lower Port Fees in Rotterdam

In a first for the industry, tankers transporting LNG will receive discounted port dues at the Port of Rotterdam. The discount of 6% will only apply to those LNG tankers...

February 20, 2013
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Monday, February 18, 2013
hull coating wrinkle ship

“Wrinkly” Hull Coating May Improve Shipping Efficiency

Ships may soon be able to shed the unwanted accumulation of bacteria and other marine growth with the flick of a switch. Researchers have developed a new material that can...

February 18, 2013
Total Views: 14

Monday, February 11, 2013
echogen system waste heat

Power From Exhaust Gas: The Paybacks Of Waste Heat Recovery Systems

Waste Heat Recovery (WHR) systems are a proven technology that enables ship-owners to make better use of existing energy within the vessel’s full combustion cycle. By using waste heat from...

February 11, 2013
Total Views: 328

Friday, February 1, 2013
Cap Finistère ropax ferry

RoPax Ferry “Cap Finistère” Receives The First Voluntary SEEMP Notation

Bureau Veritas has issued the first voluntary SEEMP notation to the 1,500 passenger ro-pax ferry ‘Cap Finistere’, operated by the European ferry operator Brittany Ferries. Launched in July 2012, BV’s SEEMP...

February 1, 2013
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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European Commission Shows Support for Finnish Low-Emission Ships

The European Commission (EC) has agreed to a Finnish incentive program for investment in greener ships. The EC has found that amendments to this existing scheme are in line with...

January 30, 2013
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Monday, January 28, 2013
zerocat siemens fjellstrand ferry electric
Engineering News

World’s First Electric Car Ferry Hits the Waves

In a boost for zero-emission vessels the “world’s first” electric car ferry has been launched in Norway. The 80-meter electric car ferry called ZeroCat has been jointly developed by electronic manufacturer...

January 28, 2013
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Sunday, January 27, 2013
ast sunshine tanker

New Suezmax Tanker Quotes 10-15% Fuel Savings

Suezmax tanker AST Sunshine is expected to deliver fuel savings of 10-15% compared to standard tonnage. The tanker, a third generation, fuel-efficient Suezmax, will be employed on the spot market...

January 27, 2013
Total Views: 71

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Canadian frigate HMCS Regina (FFH 334)
Engineering News

Royal Canadian Navy to Explore Use of Biofuels

In a boost for biofuels in marine applications, the Canadian government has announced that it is exploring the potential to use biofuels for its Navy. In a notice posted on Monday,...

January 23, 2013
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Monday, January 21, 2013
port hong kong container shipping containers

Compulsory Fuel-Switching in Hong Kong?

New proposals at the world’s third largest port may require all shippers that pass through the area to switch to low-sulphur fuels. In his latest policy address, the Hong Kong Chief...

January 21, 2013
Total Views: 13

spruceglen csl
Engineering News

Innovative Scrubber System for Canada Steamship Lines Bulker

Canada Steamship Lines (CSL) has confirmed it has installed and integrated Ecospec’s novel CSNOx system onboard one of its Great Lake carriers. Ecospec’s novel CSNOx system, an emissions abatement system, can...

January 21, 2013
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
maltese falcon mast wind power sail
Engineering News

Could Wind Power Return to Commercial Shipping?

As the shipping industry endeavours to conserve expensive fossil fuels, cargo ship designers are now turning to the oldest source of power there is: the wind – but can the...

November 14, 2012
Total Views: 121

Monday, November 12, 2012
seemp bimco

The Practical Approach to Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plans

Although vessels will be required to carry a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan from January 1st 2013, the regulation is not designed to be complex or expensive to implement. The...

November 12, 2012
Total Views: 135

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Emission Control Areas– A Risky Business?

A recent investigation by the UK P&I Club revealed evidence that compliance with low sulphur fuel regulations has exacerbated ever-increasing incidences of vessel main engine failures and electrical blackouts. Engine failure, steering...

October 17, 2012
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Monday, August 13, 2012
MV Tønsberg wilhelmsen
Engineering News

With a Boxy Stern and a Forward Pilothouse, M/V Tønsberg May Not be the Sexiest Ship on the Ocean, but She’s a Winner

The M/V Tønsberg, a RO/RO vessel was recently voted Ship of the Year. Fathom CTech’s Pete Lockley explored with the owners just what makes this vessel so special.  The Scandinavian owners...

August 13, 2012
Total Views: 36

Thursday, August 9, 2012
Viking Lady eidesvik offshore

How to Get the Most Out of Your Ship’s Electrical System

By Fathom-CTech, This week the spotlight turns to auxiliary power and electrical loads with a particular focus on inefficiencies within electrical systems. The topic of reduction of auxiliary power and electrical...

August 9, 2012
Total Views: 41

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
diver cleaning propeller ship undewater scuba

Technology Solutions That Keep Your Hull Clean, and Save You Money

From 1 January 2013, all ships over 400GT on international voyages will be required to carry a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP), detailing the operational and technical measures that will be...

July 24, 2012
Total Views: 70

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
PBCF Propeller Boss Cap Fins
Engineering News

Propeller Technology to Make Your Ship More Efficient

Appendages to the propulsion system at the stern of a vessel can offer ship owners and operators an easy and relatively painless solution to improving fuel efficiency without the need to order...

July 17, 2012
Total Views: 1591