Tag: Emissions

NCL secures hybrid scrubber deal with Wärtsilä
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NCL secures hybrid scrubber deal with Wärtsilä

Two cruise vessels owned and operated by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) will be fitted with Wärtsilä hybrid scrubber systems, customised to meet the specific needs of the two ships. The scrubbers will ensure that the two 325 metres long cruise liners, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway, remain compliant with the IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap of...

Verifavia certifies FUELTRAX
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Verifavia certifies FUELTRAX

Verifavia Shipping has certified FUELTRAX against the European Union’s (EU) Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation requirements and IMO Data Collection System (DCS). The EU MRV regulation requires ships of 5,000 gross tonnages or higher to collect data from previous years to monitor CO2 emissions, fuel consumption, and other parameters, such as distance traveled, time...

NGOs call on IMO secretary-general for urgent action on climate crisis
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NGOs call on IMO secretary-general for urgent action on climate crisis

A group of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have sent a letter to secretary-general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Kitack Lim, calling for urgent action in addressing shipping’s impact on the climate crisis. In their letter to Mr Lim, the NGOs urge the IMO and other organisations to, “step forward with innovative policies and importantly, and...

VLSFO associated with higher black carbon emissions than HFO
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VLSFO associated with higher black carbon emissions than HFO

Three weeks after the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) global regulation on sulphur content in fuel oil entered into force, new figures indicate that very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) compliant with the new regulation, is just as detrimental to the environment as conventional heavy fuel oil (HFO). Figures submitted by Finland and Germany to the...

Opsealog helps E&P clients cut emissions by 10 per cent
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Opsealog helps E&P clients cut emissions by 10 per cent

French marine offshore and performance management company Opsealog has announced a 10 per cent reduction in gas emissions related to marine offshore operations in partnership with its exploration & production (E&P) clients. Monitoring over 400 vessels worldwide, the company aims to further reduce its environmental impacts at sea in 2020 by promoting good practices and...

TMC launches fuel saving air lubrication system compressors
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TMC launches fuel saving air lubrication system compressors

Norwegian company TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) is launching a range of marine compressors for use in combination with air lubrication systems (ALS) to help ships further reduce fuel consumption and air emissions. Air lubrication system is a method used to reduce the resistance between the ship’s hull and seawater by using air bubbles....

Shell to retrofit LNG carriers with Silverstream air lubrication system
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Shell to retrofit LNG carriers with Silverstream air lubrication system

Silverstream Technologies has signed a landmark framework agreement for retrofit installation of the Silverstream System on some of the vessels in the Shell International Trading and Shipping Company LNGC fleet. The agreement will see Shell and Silverstream develop a close working relationship for the design, engineering, procurement, and execution of the Silverstream System for Shell’s...

5 benefits of IMO 2020
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5 benefits of IMO 2020

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has published an infographic that outlines some of the major benefits of the global sulphur cap that is due to enter into force on January 1, 2020. From 1 January 2020 the global upper limit on the sulphur content of ships’ fuel oil will be reduced to 0.5 per cent...

K Line joins hydrogen carrier research project
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K Line joins hydrogen carrier research project

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) is participating in the ‘CO2-free Hydrogen Energy Supply-Chain Technology Research Association’ (HySTRA), an association working towards creating an international CO₂ free energy supply chain comprised of hydrogen production from brown coal in Australia. HySTRA was founded in 2016 to develop and demonstrate technologies required to build a supply chain comprising...

Shipping community announces $5bn fund to eliminate CO2 emissions
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Shipping community announces $5bn fund to eliminate CO2 emissions

The international shipping community has announced plans to form a new non-governmental Research & Development organisation to eliminate CO2 emissions from shipping and accelerate the development of commercially viable zero-carbon emission ships by the early 2030s. The proposal includes core funding from shipping companies across the world of approximately USD 5 billion over a 10-year...

MSC reports 13 per cent cut in carbon emissions
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MSC reports 13 per cent cut in carbon emissions

Between 2015 and 2018, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has reduced its CO2 emissions per transport work by 13 per cent* and has reportedly invested heavily in low-carbon technologies and extensive new-build and retrofit programmes to boost performance and minimise environmental impact. The latest newbuilding additions to the fleet – led by the containership MSC Gülsün,...

GreenSteam urges companies to use vessel data to avoid fuel wastage
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GreenSteam urges companies to use vessel data to avoid fuel wastage

With the International Maritime Organization (IMO) announcing a goals-based approach to emissions reductions for sulphur, nitrogen and carbon oxides over the next two decades, marine data intelligence business GreenSteam has called on shipowners and operators to use vessel data to build a fuller picture of unnecessary fuel consumption. The Denmark headquartered company has stated that...