ICS Slams Lobby Group’s Claims on Ship Efficiency Decline

The International Chamber of Shipping is responding to recent claims by the European environmental lobby group Transport & Environment (T&E) that new ships built today are less CO2 efficient than those built over 20 years ago. The ICS has dismissed the group's claims, which are based on a study by CE Delft, as "fanciful". T&E argues that the study shows that … [Read more...]

New Ships 10% Less Fuel Efficient Than Those Built in 1990, Study Claims

A new study commissioned by the environmental groups Seas At Risk and Transport & Environment claims that new ships today are no more efficient than they were over twenty years ago, despite shipping industry claims to the contrary. In fact, the study, titled Historical trends in ship design efficiency, actually found the the average fuel efficiency of ships built in 2013 … [Read more...]

Ship Photo of the Day: China Navigation’s MV Wuchang

China Navigation Company (CNCo) took delivery of the handysize bulk carrier MV Wuchang last month, the first in a series of sixteen new B.Delta37 designed, Lloyd’s Register-classed ships from Chengxi Shipyard and to be followed by an additional four at Ouhua Shipyard In an emailed note, Lloyd's Register comments that fifty-three of these B.Delta37 designs have been … [Read more...]

DSME Delivers Pair of Environmentally-Friendly Suezmaxes for Almi Tankers

Almi Sun and Almi Explorer have been delivered by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Shipyard (DSME) and have commenced operations. These ships are a further development of the Almi Horizon which was delivered back in 2011. A significant development is that the latest deliveries have electronically controlled main engines, each turning a slightly larger propeller and … [Read more...]

GL Provides EEDI Certificates for Four Super Green Vessels

Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has presented UK-based shipper Carisbrooke Shipping with energy efficiency design index (EEDI) certificates for four low emission dry cargo vessels, the German classification society said in a statement today. The four 8500 DWT vessels - Vectis Eagle, Falcon, Harrier and Osprey - are built by Chinese shipyard Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding and … [Read more...]