Tag: Regulatory Compliance

Goltens selected for 37 BWTS retrofits
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Goltens selected for 37 BWTS retrofits

Goltens’ Worldwide Green Technologies Division Asia has announced contracts with NYK Bulk & Projects Carrier (NBP) and BW LPG for support in retrofitting a total of 37 vessels with ballast water treatment systems (BWTS). The NBP order is for 25 bulk carriers. The scope of the contract with Goltens includes 3D laser scanning and modeling...

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...

Eight low-emission vessel concept designs
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Eight low-emission vessel concept designs

The shipping industry is ramping up its efforts to decarbonise by exploring the use of alternative fuels and technologies. Last week, a study led by Lloyd’s Register revealed that by 2030 zero emission vessels need to be entering the world fleet if the industry is to come close to achieving the IMO 2050 GHG emissions...

Bawat’s BWTS undergoes final tests for USCG approval
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Bawat’s BWTS undergoes final tests for USCG approval

Danish ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) manufacturer Bawat is carrying out final shipboard tests with its pasteurisation-based BWTS to achieve type approval from the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The Bawat in-voyage BWTS uses 150-year old pasteurisation technology to 100 per cent kill all microscopic organisms of any size, without the need for chemicals, filters,...

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...

MSC secures US $439m loan for 86 scrubbers
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MSC secures US $439m loan for 86 scrubbers

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has secured a US $439 million loan for scrubbers to meet the IMO’s 2020 0.5 per cent sulphur cap. The scrubbers will be installed on 86 MSC containerships. Law firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) is advising lending company BNP Paribas on the loan. There are four other banks also acting...

Wärtsilä secures 13 orders for its BWMS
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Wärtsilä secures 13 orders for its BWMS

Wärtsilä has received 13 orders for its Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System (BWMS). The systems will enable vessels to be compliant with the Ballast Water Management Convention regulations that entered into force in September 2017 for all newbuild vessels. The work is being carried out for ships being built at yards in China. The...

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...

China publishes new air emissions requirements
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China publishes new air emissions requirements

The China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) has issued new air emissions requirements, affecting certain-sized vessels entering and operating in Chinese waters. The new requirements, which entered into force on January 1, 2019 cover the China Domestic Emission Control Area (ECA) and Ship’s Energy Consumption Data Reporting. The first plan is an upgrade to the 2015...

Financing fuel-efficient shipping
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Financing fuel-efficient shipping

The 2008 financial crisis hit the shipping industry with a cut in available credit and unfavourable freight rates. In the last decade, the top 10 lenders have reduced their shipping loan books by US $50 billion[1], leaving shippers with limited access to capital. Now, oil prices are rising and the IMO 2020 sulphur cap looms,...