Tag: Emissions

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

Shipowner panel reveals problem-free scrubber operations
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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...

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

First high-pressure SCR system seals class approval
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First high-pressure SCR system seals class approval

MAKITA Corporation and MAN Energy Solutions have announced that the first ever PBST-branded and -built cluster-3 selective catalytic reduction (SCR) high pressure (HP) system has passed its ClassNK approval test at the MAKITA works in Japan. The SCR is one of the most compact systems available and one of four ordered for vessels featuring MAN...

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...