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LNG fuel

Largest LNG Fuelled High-speed Catamaran Will Feature Fully Integrated Scope By Wärtsilä

The ability of Wärtsilä to deliver a fully integrated scope, including the engines, the waterjets, and the LNG fuel storage and supply system, together with all the related auxiliary systems, was an important option for both the owner and shipyard.

Comments Off on Largest LNG Fuelled High-speed Catamaran Will Feature Fully Integrated Scope By Wärtsilä / 5th November 2018

SEA LNG

Strong Support Voiced By SEA\LNG For MEPC 73 Outcomes

SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, strongly supports the decision of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) to reaffirm the January 1, 2020 implementation date of the 0.50% sulphur fuel limit.

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Dry dock

Dye’s Dry Dock: Innovative Modular Floating System for Marine Repairs

This drydock is environmentally pure when draped properly. Air is pulled from work chamber with blowers, air is then pushed through air filter system and goes back to atmosphere. The decks are sealed water tight, nothing gets into waterway, no air or water pollution.

Comments Off on Dye’s Dry Dock: Innovative Modular Floating System for Marine Repairs / 9th March 2018

Interspill Conference & Exhibition 2018 in London

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climate change

An Overview of the New Natural Gas Industry

Petroleum-based fuels are less appealing than they used to be. The environmental impact of these fuels is no longer as easily ignored as it once was.

No Comments / 11th February 2018

Posidonia 2018 in Greece

Posidonia 2018 at the Metropolitan Expo, Athens Greece.

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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

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

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 / 18th June 2017

Natural Gas

Use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in the Maritime Industries

With the call to fight against climate change and all the efforts to go green, there’s a need for the maritime industry to look beyond conventional fuels. This is especially true with environmental regulations becoming stricter than ever.

No Comments / 17th May 2017

emission reduction rules

Enforcement of Emission Reduction Rules Will Start at Major Ports in China

Last year, three emission-controlled areas were established in China – the Yangtze River delta, Bohai Bay, and the Pearl River Delta. All vessels entering or operating within these parts are subject to the new regulations which specify that they must use fuel with low-sulfur content while berthed at major ports found within the specified areas.

No Comments / 13th January 2017

suez canal

Egypt’s Ailing Economy Likely to Get Boost from Developments in the Suez Canal

There might still be hope for Egypt’s ailing economy, despite it not being clear to many. In fact, it could enjoy the same benefits as Dubai’s Jebel Ali, with the now dual carriage waterway on the Suez Canal.
Suez Canal today may seem at a disadvantage, what with the competition from the Panama Canal, lower bunker prices, and the turtle’s pace in the global trade. But it has all the potential to transform Egypt’s ailing economy. The $8bn expansion of the Canal will maintain its primary role as the lifeblood of the Egyptian economy, which has been going on for the last 150 years or so.

No Comments / 9th November 2016

smart shipping

Smart Shipping: Demand for Training in the Use of Shipboard IT Technologies Increased

There might be a need to bring the smart concept in the shipping industry, but group CEO of Elektrans Group, Capt. Michael P Elwert, is quick to admit that the slow-paced training, or the lack thereof, is costing the industry a new generation of seafarers. When asked if the industry is doing enough to train tech savvy newcomers, during the UAE Maritime Leaders’ Summit, Elwert bluntly said no. “A pure, pure answer to your question is no, we are not doing it well…I think it is something we [the industry] have to recognize we don’t do very well.”

No Comments / 9th November 2016

smart shipping

Cost and Cybersecurity: Major Hurdles to Smart Shipping Success

Speaking to attendants of the UAE Maritime Leaders Seminar, which kicked off the Dubai Maritime Week, Coles voiced out his concern that the cost of real-time transfer essential to smart shipping is too expensive. Price of mobile satellite air-time has to come down to facilitate connectivity necessary to transfer large amounts of data from ship to shore in real-time. Otherwise, there will be no ‘smart’ in the shipping industry. If there is, it will be too costly to implement and maintain.

No Comments / 9th November 2016

Global offshore industry

SGX Reprimands Swiber over the Lack of Transparency of the $710m West Africa Project

Global offshore industry Swiber received a public reprimand from the Singapore Exchange (SGX) on the grounds of the lack of transparency. Apparently, Swiber failed to disclose all information pertaining to a $710m deal in West Africa. This has led to the company being under judicial management.

No Comments / 4th November 2016