Tag: Environmental Technology

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...

Giving vessels fins to optimise performance
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Giving vessels fins to optimise performance

Giving vessels fins to optimise fuel performance An innovative technology by Norwegian company Wavefoil could see ships mimic the way whales move through water to cut fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. A ship sailing through still water faces less resistance, and therefore consumes less fuel than one navigating a more turbulent environment.  Waves that are...

Hudson supports anti-scrubber group and withdraws from Trident Alliance
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Hudson supports anti-scrubber group and withdraws from Trident Alliance

Hudson Shipping Lines has announced that it is withdrawing from the Trident Alliance and is supporting the anonymous environmental organisation, Environmental Protection Alliance (EPA). In a statement released by the shipping company, it says that it will be withdrawing its membership from the Trident Alliance due to the organisation’s incompatible views with Hudson on the...

LuminUltra urges industry to test for ballast water organisms of all sizes
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LuminUltra urges industry to test for ballast water organisms of all sizes

Microbiological monitoring equipment developer LuminUltra has advised the shipping industry of the importance of testing all sizes of ballast water organisms identified by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. More than 4000 species of organism are carried in ballast water, ranging in size and resilience to treatment, with...