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A goal-based approach is needed to cut emissions, says IMO
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A goal-based approach is needed to cut emissions, says IMO

  The IMO, which met in London this week to discuss how the shipping industry can continue to decarbonise, has agreed that a goal-setting approach is the best way to reduce carbon emissions in the short-term. Full details of the approach will be resolved next year, the UK Chamber of Shipping has confirmed. States and...

Wärtsilä and PSA Marine commit to cleaner shipping
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Wärtsilä and PSA Marine commit to cleaner shipping

Wärtsilä and Singapore-based PSA Marine have agreed to collaborate in the co-creation of smart technologies for the marine sector, focusing on solutions that are human-centric and deployable. The Letter of Intent was signed on November 14 as part of the events celebrating the anniversary of the opening of the Wärtsilä Acceleration Centre in Singapore. The...

IMO launches online tool to assist vessel reporting
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IMO launches online tool to assist vessel reporting

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has developed a new free online tool for software developers to create systems for exchanging relevant data electronically. The tool aims to streamline the many administrative procedures necessary when ships enter or leave port. The IMO Compendium is a reference manual containing data sets and the structure and relationships between...

ABS and Arista begin smart shipping journey
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ABS and Arista begin smart shipping journey

Arista Shipping has signed an ocean data agreement with ABS to drive smart shipping operations. Under the agreement, Arista’s fleet and managed vessels will use processed data from the ABS Metocean Hindcast Data application to guide operational decision making. Advanced ABS data processing is applied to over a decade of Metocean Hindcast model data from...

New report highlights benefits of reducing ship speeds
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New report highlights benefits of reducing ship speeds

On the eve of the latest round of UN ship climate negotiations at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, a new report published by Seas at Risk and Transport & Environment has highlighted how slower ship speeds would massively reduce the damage shipping is causing to human health, nature and the climate. The large...

No time to lose!
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No time to lose!

The IMO should give clear direction on the preferred short-term measures to cut emissions, says the UK Chamber of Shipping’s policy director, Anna Ziou. Ms Ziou has made the following statement regarding the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) commitment to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The UK Chamber of Shipping has put tackling climate change at...

New technologies to enhance bunkering practices
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New technologies to enhance bunkering practices

30 to 70 per cent of overall ship operating costs are associated with fuel, according to agile maritime digitalisation company Ascenz. Inaccurate or unsafe bunkering practices can lead to costly and dangerous operations, with fires, oil overflow or spillages a risk. Accurate bunkering and effective monitoring is vital to ensure safe and correct operation as...

Probunkers joins Getting to Zero Coalition
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Probunkers joins Getting to Zero Coalition

Probunkers has become a member of the “Getting to Zero” Coalition, a multi-stakeholder environmental partnership committed to delivering zero emission vessels and meeting the IMO’s 2050 goal of cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50 per cent compared with 2008. Aiming to lead the change towards clean marine fuels through establishing a global...

Operational issues due to stern tube EALs brought to light in new DNV GL study
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Operational issues due to stern tube EALs brought to light in new DNV GL study

A recent publication by DNV GL that stated that a recent surge in propeller shaft bearing failures is related to the use of certain environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) has been supported by Canadian supplier and manufacturer of water lubricated stern tube bearings, Thordon Bearings. In conclusion to the first phase of an ongoing investigation, DNV...

Stena deploys AI to deliver 3 per cent fuel savings
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Stena deploys AI to deliver 3 per cent fuel savings

Stena Line has successfully used artificial intelligence (AI) technology to predict the most fuel-efficient way to operate a vessel, reducing fuel consumption by 2-3 per cent per trip. In 2018 Stena Line started a pilot project onboard the Stena Scandinavica on the Gothenburg – Kiel route using AI technology to determine the most efficient way...

CSA 2020 applauds DFDS for a decade of successful scrubber operations
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CSA 2020 applauds DFDS for a decade of successful scrubber operations

The Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 has congratulated Danish ferry operator DFDS for ten years of successful scrubber operation. The CSA has applauded the shipping company for successfully operating for more than 50,000 hours with an exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) onboard its 37,939gt roro Ficaria Seaways. Ficaria Seaways, one of the first ro-ro vessels...