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Clean Shipping Award

Compac Seawater-lubricated Propeller Shaft System By Thordon Bearings Wins Seatrade Clean Shipping Award

The COMPAC bearing system, which Thordon now offers with a lifetime bearing wear life guarantee, prevents the leakage of millions of litres of oil into the world’s oceans and reduces ship operating costs associated with aft seals and lubricating oil.

Comments Off on Compac Seawater-lubricated Propeller Shaft System By Thordon Bearings Wins Seatrade Clean Shipping Award / 29th June 2019

climate change

Climate Change: Why We Need Glaciers

The Greenland glacier influences the cycles that help control the weather in the Northern hemisphere, which keeps most of Europe and North America warm.

2 Comments / 25th June 2019

Climate Change: What Does It Mean For Marine Life?

Climate change has had a startling effect on the rising temperatures of the oceans. Scientists predict that water temperatures will hit 1.4 – 5.8◦c by the end of the century. This change in the weather and ocean temperature is having a fundamental effect on the marine life that depends on it.

No Comments / 18th June 2019

anti piracy

Piracy: The Face Of A Modern Pirate

Say the word pirate to anyone these days and many would automatically think of Captain Hook, arch nemesis of Peter Pan, or Johnny Depp donning the swaggers of Jack Sparrow swinging from ship masts brandishing a beautifully sculptured sword. These images are all well and good in the world of film and fantasy but in the real world, pirates do exist and their level of criminality is set on a more damaging and life threatening level.

No Comments / 14th June 2019

The next milestone for the Becker LNG PowerPac® in the Port of Hamburg

The next important milestone in the development of the Becker LNG PowerPac® is the first operation of two prototypes units of the mobile shore power solution from Becker Marine Systems at HHLA’s container terminal Burchardkai in Hamburg. In attendance of…

No Comments / 12th June 2019

oil spill

A Different Kind of Oil Spill

The Gulf oil spill is not your average environmental worry. What makes this catastrophe unique is that it occurred at 5,000 feet under the water.

No Comments / 12th June 2019

climate change

Climate Change: How it is Forcing Mass Fish Migration

New scientific research has found a strong correlation between the rising temperature of our seas and the astounding effect this is having on fish migration. In accordance with these new findings, it has become apparent that fish which normally thrive in the tropics are quickly migrating in an effort to discover cooler seas.

No Comments / 30th May 2019

sea piracy

Sea Piracy: The Impact on Seafarers and Their Families

Modern-day pirates may not wear an eye patch or wave a sword in your face, but they are more real and more dangerous than any of the fictional characters we’ve grown to love as children. Nothing about the sea pirates of today is lovable. The only thing they invoke is fear, and to anyone who’s become their victim – post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

No Comments / 20th April 2019

New Propeller Technology Developed for Reducing Underwater Radiated Noise

The patented Oscar PressurePoresÔ system reduces propeller tip vortex cavitation by applying a small number of strategically bored holes in the propeller blades.

Comments Off on New Propeller Technology Developed for Reducing Underwater Radiated Noise / 8th April 2019

Palau Maritime Partnership to Benefit Greece

Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) and the Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association (HSSA) both operate from Piraeus in Greece and recently signed an agreement to strengthen the close ties between them to support HSSA’s member vessels operating short-sea shipping services.

Comments Off on Palau Maritime Partnership to Benefit Greece / 25th March 2019

EUR 22 Million Orders for Port, Cruise and RoPax Equipment Received By MacGregor

The orders were booked into Cargotec’s first quarter 2019 order intake, with the delivery of the MacGregor equipment planned to start during the first quarter 2020

Comments Off on EUR 22 Million Orders for Port, Cruise and RoPax Equipment Received By MacGregor / 24th March 2019

living underwater

Living Underwater: A Possibility?

For years people have looked up at the sky and wondered what it would be like to travel into space. The possibility of colonising another planet is exciting and fills us with a sense of immeasurable awe. But what if we turned our eyes a little closer to home?

1 Comment / 10th March 2019

Ahead of 2020, VeriFuel Urges Cooperation and Transparency Across The Marine Fuel Supply Chain

To mitigate the risks of an increasingly fragmented and complex bunkering marketplace, VeriFuel is calling on the industry to work together more effectively to find solutions that support the smooth transition to new fuels.

Comments Off on Ahead of 2020, VeriFuel Urges Cooperation and Transparency Across The Marine Fuel Supply Chain / 18th February 2019

Marine Fuel

Compelling Investment Case for LNG as a Marine Fuel Revealed in Independent Study

Peter Keller, Chairman, SEA\LNG, stated: “We commissioned this study from independent simulation and analytics expert Opsiana to support shipowners and operators in analysing their investment opportunities in an informed way, while simultaneously providing deeper analysis of the assumptions that go into the 2020 decision process.”

Comments Off on Compelling Investment Case for LNG as a Marine Fuel Revealed in Independent Study / 28th January 2019

global maritime

To Verify Ballast Water Treatment Systems Commissioning, MEPC73 Places Luminultra’s B-Qua in Pole Position

Until now, there was no requirement to prove that treated waters were compliant with the rules. Only a ballast water treatment plant’s electrical and automation systems and physical parameters were checked during the commissioning process.

Comments Off on To Verify Ballast Water Treatment Systems Commissioning, MEPC73 Places Luminultra’s B-Qua in Pole Position / 14th January 2019

ACO Marine to Meet Increased Demand for Stainless-steel Wastewater Treatment Products

ACO Marine Managing Director Mark Beavis explained the boom in the river cruise market is one of the main driving forces behind the ramp up in production.

Comments Off on ACO Marine to Meet Increased Demand for Stainless-steel Wastewater Treatment Products / 7th January 2019