Global Maritime Forum

Global Maritime Forum’s Inaugural Annual Summit Awarded to Hong Kong

Hong Kong is chosen to host the Global Maritime Forum’s inaugural Annual Summit on 3-4 October 2018. The high-level meeting will convene key industry leaders with policymakers, experts, NGOs and other influential decision-makers and opinion shapers. Their task will be to share their ideas on the challenges facing the maritime industry and to develop practical proposals to optimise global seaborne trade, thereby increasing sustainable long term economic development and human wellbeing.

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Scrubber outlets

Ecospeed Chosen to Protect Scrubber Outlets of Three New Vessels in China

Subsea Industries’ glass-flake, non-toxic hard coating Ecospeed has been chosen to protect the exhaust scrubber outlets of three newbuild container vessels building at a yard in Zhoushan, China.

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tidal data

United Kingdom Hydrographic Office to Give Ships Faster Access to New Tidal Data

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is introducing regular tidal data updates to ADMIRALTY TotalTide (ATT) as part of ADMIRALTY Digital Publications (ADP) Version 18 in December 2017.

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hydrex

Hydrex Repairs Crack in Chemical Tanker Without Delaying the Vessel

Hydrex recently carried out a repair to a crack in the port side grey water tank of a 145m chemical tanker. The damage was permanently repaired by Hydrex technicians, using an insert, during the vessel’s routine port call in Amsterdam.

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Ballast Water Management

Ballast Water: Agreement Signed by Hai Cheung to Build EVOQUA SeaCURE® in China

In what marks an important development to the partnership agreement signed in February, and which initially covered the sale and supply of Evoqua’s SeaCURE® System into the Chinese market, Hong-Kong based Hai Cheung will now manufacture and distribute the ballast water management solution under licence in China.

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maritime industry

SMM Maritime Industry Report: The Industry is Looking to the Future With Confidence

For the first time in its history, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH has conducted a large-scale study asking exhibitors and visitors of the leading global trade fair for the maritime industry to give their assessment of the sector’s economic and technological development.

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navy submarine

Pakistan Navy Submarine upgrades to SharpEye™ radar

Following the announcement in February 2017 that Kelvin Hughes will be supplying the SharpEye™ Doppler submarine radar system to the mid-life upgrade program for the Pakistan Navy’s Agosta 90B-class (also known as the Khalid class diesel electric attack submarine), the order for the next submarine in this program has been placed.

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whale shark

Threatened Bat and Marine Species Granted Protection under CMS

Good news for the bats and some marine species because the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) has recently granted them protected status. During the 12th Conference of the Parties (COP 12) that was held in Manila, protections for migratory bats, angelsharks, blue sharks, dusky sharks, guitarfish, white spotted wedgefish and whale sharks, among others were awarded migratory species protection.

No Comments / 17th November 2017

yangtze river

Only 10 Rivers Pollute the Ocean with 4M Metric Tons of Plastic Debris

New studies revealed that the millions of metric tons of plastic debris that flow to the sea every year may come from just 10 rivers. The study conducted by scientists from the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Science and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research showed that just 10 rivers are to blame for the 88% to 95% of the estimated 4 million metric tons of plastic debris that float into the ocean every year.

No Comments / 16th November 2017

south africa wildlife

Support Wildlife and Marine Conservation Efforts by Volunteers

Over the past 40 years, the Earth has already lost half of its wildlife, according to WWF. The planet is in the midst of a 6th mass extinction. But what makes this one worse than the previous 5 mass extinction is that the rate is becoming comparable if not rapid. The growing human population and their increasing demand for resources has cost the lives of tens of thousands of species. 865 species have already gone extinct, including 13% of birds and 25% of all mammals.

No Comments / 15th November 2017

Liquefied Natural Gas

Study for Developing Liquefied Natural Gas as Malta’s Maritime Fuel is a Go

Following the 2014 EU Directive for Member States to develop LNG refuelling infrastructures at maritime ports, the Energy and Water Agency has been handed a €600,000 EU grant. This will be used to look into the potential of developing liquefied natural gas (LNG) as Malta’s marine fuel. The technical study into LNG bunkering has a starting date scheduled this month, and the development of LNG refuelling infrastructures is expected to be completed by 2025. 

No Comments / 14th November 2017

Ballast Water treatment

Ballast Water Treatment: Evoqua and Krosys Strengthen SEACURE® System’s Position in Korea

Evoqua Water Technologies’ partnership with Krosys was strengthened with the unveiling of a SeaCURE® Ballast Water Treatment System during the Kormarine 2017 exhibition in Busan, South Korea. The electrochlorination unit (ECU) skid showcases the Korean engineering company’s competence in building, installing and commissioning Evoqua’s high-end ballast water treatment technology in the Korean newbuild and retrofit markets.

Comments Off on Ballast Water Treatment: Evoqua and Krosys Strengthen SEACURE® System’s Position in Korea / 27th October 2017

Navy Frigate

Philippine Navy Frigate Acquisition Project Supplied SharpEye™ Radar Systems by Kelvin Hughes

Kelvin Hughes, London, October 2017 – The Philippine Navy Frigate Acquisition Project (FAP) was awarded to HHI in October 2016 to build two 2,600 ton frigates for hand over starting in 2020. Kelvin Hughes has announced it is to supply HHI two SharpEye™ navigation radars along with multifunction bridge radar displays for the Philippine Navy FAP.

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verifavia

Verifavia Certifies VAF Instruments’ Award-Winning IVY® System

Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport sector, announced that it has fully certified VAF Instruments’ IVY® Propulsion Performance Management system against the European Union’s (EU) Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation requirements.  

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