Tag: China

Chinese shipping companies favour water lubricated propulsion system
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Chinese shipping companies favour water lubricated propulsion system

China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) has reported successful operation with Thordon Bearings’ seawater lubricated propeller shaft system, which has been installed on its two pure car/truck carriers since 2007. An increase in other Chinese shipping companies following suit indicates a move towards seawater over oil-based arrangements. COSCO now has the seawater lubricated propeller shaft system...

DNV GL opens new AI research centre in Shanghai
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DNV GL opens new AI research centre in Shanghai

DNV GL has opened an artificial intelligence (AI) research centre in Shanghai to expand its audit, inspection and survey services. DNV GL aims to develop new solutions based on AI technology, such as computer vision, where a computer can carry out tasks that require high levels of visual recognition and create future assurance schemes for...

China publishes new air emissions requirements
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China publishes new air emissions requirements

The China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) has issued new air emissions requirements, affecting certain-sized vessels entering and operating in Chinese waters. The new requirements, which entered into force on January 1, 2019 cover the China Domestic Emission Control Area (ECA) and Ship’s Energy Consumption Data Reporting. The first plan is an upgrade to the 2015...

BIMCO confirms China has not placed a full ban on scrubbers
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BIMCO confirms China has not placed a full ban on scrubbers

BIMCO has revealed that China’s ban on open-loop scrubbers in Emission Control Areas (ECAs) may extend to cover all Chinese waters in the near future. BIMCO said that sources familiar with the open-loop scrubber ban have confirmed that while the ban is currently limited to China’s ECAs, a full ban on open-loop scrubbers is not...