Operations

UECC and GoodFuels kickstart three-month biofuel trial
Post

UECC and GoodFuels kickstart three-month biofuel trial

Short sea ro-ro operator UECC and sustainable marine biofuel pioneer GoodFuels have launched a joint trial of GoodFuels Bio-Fuel Oil (MR1-100 or BFO) on UECC’s ro-ro vessel Autosky. The three-month trial will test 3,000 metric tonnes of sustainable biofuel on the 140m, 2080 vehicle carrier. This is a significant step in advancing marine biofuel for...

Swedish propulsion automation system becomes AI-ready
Post

Swedish propulsion automation system becomes AI-ready

Lean Marine has announced that its propulsion automation system FuelOpt system is AI-ready. The Swedish company expects it to play a key role in enabling automated propulsion optimisation onboard AI-assisted vessels. FuelOpt has proven direct fuel savings of up to 15 per cent with return on investment in less than one year. FuelOpt gathers vessel...

Envoy teams up with Pole Star to offer vessel tracking solution
Post

Envoy teams up with Pole Star to offer vessel tracking solution

Envoy Group has teamed up with maritime & regulatory technology provider Pole Star to offer compliance screening and vessel tracking using Pole Star’s PurpleTRAC technology. The PurpleTRAC regulatory technology solution will enable Envoy’s customers to keep good governance by digitally tracking the places, organisations and entities they are trading with. It allows companies to manage...

ICS reminds shipowners of carriage ban on non-compliant fuel
Post

ICS reminds shipowners of carriage ban on non-compliant fuel

Port state control authorities will begin to enforce the IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap from March 1, making it an offence for ships to carry fuel that contains a sulphur content higher than 0.5 per cent unless the ship has an exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS). The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has made an announcement...

BWTS based on heat pasteurisation wins US type approval
Post

BWTS based on heat pasteurisation wins US type approval

Danish system maker Bawat has been awarded type approval from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) for its ballast water management system (BWMS)  The BWMS is the only treatment system available to shipowners that relies on heat pasteurisation to kill off potentially dangerous aquatic organisms in ballast water instead of expensive and hard to maintain...

Shipowner panel reveals problem-free scrubber operations
Post

Shipowner panel reveals problem-free scrubber operations

Scrubber reliability and their emissions reducing efficiency were addressed in February during a technical seminar in which members of the Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 reported on the installation and performance of their respective exhaust gas cleaning systems. A shipowner panel comprising Grimaldi Group, Genco Shipping and Trading, and Spliethoff informed delegates that, despite initial...

Alfa Laval BWTS receives Chinese type-approval
Post

Alfa Laval BWTS receives Chinese type-approval

Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 has become one of the first non-Chinese ballast water treatment solutions (BWTS) to be type approved by the China Classification Society. With this Chinese type approval, PureBallast 3 systems can now be installed on vessels that carry the Chinese flag. “Alfa Laval has long had a strong position in the Chinese...

New IMO department to tackle key global issues
Post

New IMO department to tackle key global issues

A new department has been established within the IMO Secretariat to focus on supporting Member States to tackle key global issues in international shipping and help promote sustainable development. Operational from 1 March 2020, the Department for Partnerships and Projects will enhance and strengthen partnerships with external stakeholders and donor agencies to tackle some of...

Wärtsilä and partners pursue fuel efficiency in major EU-funded project
Post

Wärtsilä and partners pursue fuel efficiency in major EU-funded project

Wärtsilä, together with a consortium of six other industry and academic partners, has been awarded EU funding for a major project aimed at reducing fuel consumption and lowering emission levels for shipping. The SeaTech project consortium has been formed to develop two symbiotic ship engine and propulsion innovations that when combined, could lead to a...

OSM rolls out Tero Marine fleet management software
Post

OSM rolls out Tero Marine fleet management software

OSM Maritime Group has extended its partnership with Norwegian technology company Tero Marine to roll out its fleet management software, TM Master suite, across OSM’s entire global fleet.  “It is with great enthusiasm I can announce that Tero Marine have signed a frame agreement with OSM. We are proud that such an innovative company, with...

Foreship sees scrubber enquiries surge
Post

Foreship sees scrubber enquiries surge

Independent naval architect and marine engineering specialist Foreship reports a growing number of owners are reviewing their decisions on the best way to meet IMO 2020 emissions restrictions. The consultancy says it has seen an unprecedented surge of enquiries on how exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS, also known as scrubbers) can be fitted at short...

Getting to Zero Coalition identifies four focus areas for shipping’s decarbonisation
Post

Getting to Zero Coalition identifies four focus areas for shipping’s decarbonisation

100 members of the Getting to Zero Coalition convened in Copenhagen for its first biannual working session. The immediate work of the Coalition will focus on delivering action through four workstreams. Commercially viable zero emission vessels need to operate along deep sea trade routes by 2030 to meet decarbonisation targets. This is the ambition of...