Tag: <span>Regulation</span>

New cloud-based mooring analysis tool launches
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New cloud-based mooring analysis tool launches

Shipmoor, a new ship mooring tool that performs static and dynamic ship mooring analyses in a rapid, user friendly and intuitive manner, has been launched by HR Wallingford and Witherbys. Created to make the assessment of mooring an LNG carrier a straightforward and user driven process, Shipmoor uses the power of cloud- based servers to undertake...

ClassNK addresses common issues around VLSFO use in new poster
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ClassNK addresses common issues around VLSFO use in new poster

ClassNK has published an onboard poster for ships titled “Issues after starting to use VLSFO,” which outlines common main engine issues and recommended countermeasures when using very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) that complies with SOx regulations. After the enforcement of regulations to limit sulphur content in marine fuel oil to 0.5 per cent or...

BV launches platform to help operators meet IMO carbon intensity requirements
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BV launches platform to help operators meet IMO carbon intensity requirements

Bureau Veritas (BV) has introduced an online platform, VeriSTAR Green, to enable all shipowners to assess their compliance with EEXI and CII regulations. This tool is accessible from the Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore website. In line with the 2050 International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) ambition to take action to combat climate change and its impacts,...

DNV launches new digital EEXI Calculator
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DNV launches new digital EEXI Calculator

DNV has launched a new digital tool to support customers in ensuring their compliance with the upcoming Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI). The EEXI regulation is a medium-term component of the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) roadmap towards reducing global shipping’s carbon intensity by at least 40 per cent over the next decade, using 2008...

Wärtsilä introduces engine and SCR package to meet China’s new emission standard
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Wärtsilä introduces engine and SCR package to meet China’s new emission standard

Wärtsilä has announced plans to introduce a combined engine plus selective catalytic reduction (SCR) packaged product aimed at complying with China’s Stage II marine engine emission standard, which enters into force in July 2021. The standard will apply to inland waterway, coastal, river-sea, channel and fishing vessels operating in most rivers and around the country’s...

ECSA calls on EU to establish fuel supplier incentives
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ECSA calls on EU to establish fuel supplier incentives

The European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) has called on the European Commission to address fuel suppliers by introducing sub-targets to make low- and zero carbon fuels available for shipping and by increasing the multiplier for renewable fuels used in the maritime sector under the Renewable Energy Directive (RED). A fuel standard as a requirement for...

MSC Cruises rated no.1 cruise company for environmental reporting
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MSC Cruises rated no.1 cruise company for environmental reporting

The Gilese Foundation has published its findings on cruise companies’ environmental reporting over the last year, placing MSC Cruises at the top.  MSC Cruises states in its sustainability report: “Our ultimate goal is to build zero emissions ships. We acknowledge that this will take time, and that climate change is an urgent issue. This is...

HHI Group and DNV GL to develop future-proof tanker designs
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HHI Group and DNV GL to develop future-proof tanker designs

DNV GL and HHI Group have teamed up to embark on the development of future-proof tanker designs. In a recent “Green Tankers towards 2050” industry webinar, DNV GL and HHI Group presented the results of new joint research and explained how eco-friendly maritime solutions can help shipowners and managers to cope with stricter environmental regulations...

Control the controllables
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Control the controllables

What shipping companies can do today to reduce their environmental footprint (and save money) By Aaron Holton, CEO, Tres Solutions  Pull up any shipping journal and it’s not difficult to ascertain what the maritime industry is focused on. In an informal review last week, 20 per cent of the headlines across four leading industry news...

Finnish testing centre for electric drive systems begins operations
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Finnish testing centre for electric drive systems begins operations

Finland-based Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch is powering forward with its vision to create bigger and ever more efficient electric drive systems with the start of operations at its heavyweight Large Drive Testing Centre (LDTC) in Lappeenranta in the south-east of the country. This state-of-the-art testing centre can provide some of the answers to...

IMO MEPC approves amendments to cut ship emissions
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IMO MEPC approves amendments to cut ship emissions

This week, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) approved draft new mandatory regulations to cut the carbon intensity of existing ships. A virtual meeting held from 16-20 November 2020 discussed the amendments to the MARPOL[1] convention, which would require ships to combine a technical and an operational approach to reduce their...

KONGSBERG’s Vessel Insight gains DNV GL acceptance
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KONGSBERG’s Vessel Insight gains DNV GL acceptance

KONGSBERG’s ship-to-cloud data infrastructure service, Vessel Insight, has been qualified by DNV GL. Safety and cybersecurity were reportedly the critical parameters in the recently completed Technical Qualification. In shipping’s efforts to improve safety and efficiency and comply to greater environmental standards, it is vital for operators to gain access to quality data from their vessels.Each...