Tag: IMO

A consultant’s environmental view on scrubber technology
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A consultant’s environmental view on scrubber technology

It is a universal truth that sulphur emissions cause severe health problems to humans which result in premature deaths; let alone the effects of acid rain on the marine environment and land areas. I hope most environmental scientists, if not all, will not dispute the following argument: there is no point in using open loop...

Clarity and stability the backbone to sustainable shipping, says Costas Iacovou
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Clarity and stability the backbone to sustainable shipping, says Costas Iacovou

Clarity, stability, and certainty make up the backbone of a strategy for sustainable shipping and environmental security, Mr Costas Iacovou, permanent secretary, Shipping Deputy Ministry, Republic of Cyprus told delegates of Digital Ship’s Vessel Performance Optimisation forum in Cyprus last week. In his keynote speech, the permanent secretary said that in order to achieve a...

Stena Bulk invests $55m in scrubbers
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Stena Bulk invests $55m in scrubbers

Stena Bulk is investing US $55 million in the retrofit of 16 scrubbers for ten of its IMOIIMAXes, five Suezmaxes and one of standard MR. The total cost covers equipment, installation, and time out of service. Payback time of investment is between 1.5 and 2.5 years, which has already been secured by hedging the fuel...

Getzner Werkstoffe offers sound-control solution for ships
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Getzner Werkstoffe offers sound-control solution for ships

Sound control on-board ships to protect underwater life from vessels’ vibrations is an increasingly important concern for shippers. Presenting at the University of Rostock on February 21, Stefan Lukossek from Getzner Werkstoffe explained that flame-retardant vibration protection components in the floor construction can enhance sound control, as well as improve comfort on-board. Getzner has developed...

Wallenius Wilhelmsen supports scrubbers and joins CSA 2020
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Wallenius Wilhelmsen supports scrubbers and joins CSA 2020

Wallenius Wilhelmsen is the latest shipowner to join the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020), an organisation that provides education and support on the use of scrubbers for cleaner and compliant shipping operations. To comply with the IMO’s 0.5 per cent global sulphur cap, the Norwegian/Swedish shipping company plans to install scrubbers across 23 of its...

FONARs are not a free pass to non-compliance with 2020, warns ICS
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FONARs are not a free pass to non-compliance with 2020, warns ICS

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has welcomed the decision in principle by the UN IMO that safety or operational concerns about the quality of low sulphur fuels may, in exceptional circumstances, be a valid reason for shipowners to be issued with a Fuel Oil Non Availability Report (FONAR). However, ICS warns that FONARs should...

IMO Secretary-General calls on Member States for GHG reduction
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IMO Secretary-General calls on Member States for GHG reduction

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has called on Member States and the entire maritime sector to come on board to achieve the ambitions set out in the IMO initial strategy for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping. The IMO strategy aims for at least a 50 per cent cut in GHG emissions by 2050...

Clean Arctic Alliance urges IMO to focus on Arctic HFO ban
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Clean Arctic Alliance urges IMO to focus on Arctic HFO ban

The Clean Arctic Alliance (CAA) has called on Member States to remain focussed on delivering a ban on the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by ships in the Arctic during an IMO sub-committee meeting this week. The IMO’s Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 6) is meeting this week to discuss pollution control...

Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association launches decarbonisation website
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Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association launches decarbonisation website

The Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association (RBSA) has launched its Maritime Industry Decarbonisation Council (MIDC) website. In 2016, the RBSA set up a platform where all stakeholders involved can orient around steps in the decarbonisation pathway. This was called the Maritime Industry Decarbonisation Council (MIDC). The MIDC aims to bridge the gap between shipowners, charterers, shippers,...

Fuelling efficient shipping with Dutch start-up We4Sea
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Fuelling efficient shipping with Dutch start-up We4Sea

“If you can save 1 per cent of fuel, you already have a business case for fuel monitoring,” claims Dan Veen, CEO and co-founder of maritime start-up We4Sea.Veen and his co-founder Michiel Katgert, have a bold mission. They want to save 1 million tonnes of CO2 and drive sustainable shipping by making fuel efficiency monitoring...

Swedish Club publishes guidance on navigating IMO 2020
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Swedish Club publishes guidance on navigating IMO 2020

The Swedish Club has published advice to help shipowners and operators cope with the challenges of the IMO’s 0.5 per cent sulphur cap, to enter into force January 1, 2020. The Sulphur Guide provides both technical and legal advice and was written in conjunction with Tony Grainger, marine engineer, TMC Marine; Paul Harvey, associate, Ince...

IMO sub-committee discusses ship design and safe mooring
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IMO sub-committee discusses ship design and safe mooring

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has praised the work of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC 6), held last week. A number of very complex technical issues were on the agenda including the development of second-generation intact stability criteria and improving the safety of mooring operations. Noteworthy achievements of the SDC 6, according...