Tag: IMO

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...

Wilhelmsen and Hitachi offer on-board sulphur fuel analysis solution
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Wilhelmsen and Hitachi offer on-board sulphur fuel analysis solution

Wilhelmsen has signed an agreement with Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science (Hitachi High-Tech) to provide its customers with an on-board and on the spot handheld sulphur fuel analyser. Hitachi High-Tech’s XRF analysers allow crew to accurately and efficiently test the sulphur content of the fuel being used to ensure compliance with international regulations. The XRF analysers...

IMO discusses barriers to Just-in-Time operations
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IMO discusses barriers to Just-in-Time operations

A recent IMO meeting has discussed how to overcome contractual and operational barriers to implement Just-in-Time (JIT) operations, which can cut the time ships spend idling outside ports and reduce emissions. Some ships, such as bulk carriers and tankers have clauses in charter part contracts that act as a barrier to the uptake of JOT....

Pathways to IMO 2050
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Pathways to IMO 2050

Shipping is preparing to meet a tough emissions target that aims for at least a 50 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 compared with a 2008 baseline. To meet this ambitious goal, which is equal to a reduction of at least 470 million tonnes of cargo emissions according to Dr Martin Stopford,...

Optimarin experiences BWTS order surge
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Optimarin experiences BWTS order surge

Ballast water treatment system (BWTS) manufacturer Optimarin says it has experienced a record-breaking 2018 and is confident that 2019 will set new standards. The Norwegian company sold more than 100 BWTS last year and currently has an orderbook already five times the size it was at this point in 2018. Optimarin CEO Tore Andersen believes...

Prioritise performance measurement to meet IMO 2050, says Martin Stopford
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Prioritise performance measurement to meet IMO 2050, says Martin Stopford

Meeting the IMO 2050 GHG emission reduction target is not impossible but will require shipping to think carefully about its strategy and focus on measuring every aspect of ship and cargo performance using digital technology. Prioritising performance measurement in digital applications is the first place to start when it comes to achieving decarbonisation goals, says economist...

Base port discharge rules on scientific fact, urges CSA 2020
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Base port discharge rules on scientific fact, urges CSA 2020

The Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 has called upon the global maritime industry to ensure it does not single out scrubber washwater when coastal states and port authorities adopt local regulations to reduce the impact of shipping on ports and harbours. CSA has responded to reports that coastal states and ports are implementing rules that...

Low demand for ULCV will help supply-demand balance, says Drewry
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Low demand for ULCV will help supply-demand balance, says Drewry

A reduced appetite for ultra large container vessels (ULCV) among the major carriers will benefit the industry’s supply-demand balance, says Simon Heaney, senior manager, container research at Drewry and editor of the Container Forecaster. Heaney confirms that “aside from feeder ship replenishment, there has been no reaction from other lines to HMM’s mega-ship order and...

IMO’s bunker delivery note amendments enter into force
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IMO’s bunker delivery note amendments enter into force

The IMO’s bunker delivery note amendments relating to the supply of marine fuel to ships fitted with alternative mechanisms to address sulphur emission requirements entered into force on January 1, 2019. The amendment enters into force a year before the global 0.5 per cent sulphur cap.  The amendments to the bunker delivery note are intended...