NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF JANUARY 30

FLEET OPTIMIZATION HEADLINES OF THE WEEK 01/30/17

Ballast Water Management: Beyond Type Approval

art1January 25, 2017 — Since September of last year, when the implementation date of the International Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention became clear, all eyes have been focused on the U.S. Type Approval Process. Ship owners and operators have been concerned, in particular, with the differences between the between the U.S. and International Type approval processes and the potential that BWMS meeting the more stringent U.S. requirements may not be available prior to the entry into force of the International BWM Convention in 2017. Continue Reading…

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LNG fueled cruise ferry to add a Rotor Sail

art2January 25, 2017 — Rotor sail specialist Norsepower Oy Ltd. reports that it has signed an agreement with Finnish shipping company Viking Line that will see its 57,565 grt LNG-fueled cruise ferry M/S Viking Grace retrofitted with one medium-sized Norsepower Rotor Sail. Continue Reading…

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Partners Developing LNG-fueled Capesize Concept

Screen Shot 2017-01-29 at 11.40.08 PMJanuary 25, 2017 — New regulations on limiting sulphur and nitrogen oxides emissions and a burgeoning global infrastructure are adding to the growing momentum for the more widespread adoption of LNG as a marine fuel. Continue Reading…

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SCR vs. EGR: Operators edging into Tier 4 weigh technology options

art4November 30, 2016 — The market for Tier 4 tugboats is off to a slow start, and the president of Honolulu towing company Young Brothers has a good idea why.
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Well Worn

Screen Shot 2017-01-29 at 11.48.43  PMOctober 2016 — The need for better human-machine interfaces in shipping is oft-repeated, but as automation accelerates wearables could be the missing link. Continue Reading…

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Mark your Calendar

savethedateThe 6th annual SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition is scheduled for Oct. 10-12. This year, we’re planning a 2 ½ day conference that will include more speakers, more roundtables, more exhibitors, more sponsorship opportunities and – most important – more scheduled networking events. The overall theme is practical technology solutions to operate ships and fleets more efficiency. If you have a topic to suggest, please contact Jim Rhodes at jrhodes@shippinginsight.com. For information on sponsorships and exhibits, please contact Frank Soccoli at fsoccoli@shippinginsight.com. Online registration will open soon.

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF DECEMBER 19

We close a year of mostly gloomy news of continuing overcapacity, disastrous freight rates, regulatory uncertainties and corporate failures with a selection of more hopeful news. This will be our last Weekly News for 2016, but we’ll be back with more in the New Year.

Further Upside Seen for Asian Aframax Rates

art1December 12, 2016 — The Asian Aframax market has been strengthening steadily, with rates for the Indo/Japan route up by w25 points w-o-w at w135. The Baltic Exchange’s benchmark TD14 route reached w127.50 Tuesday, jumping by w29 points w-o-w. This is partly due to underlying seasonality as refiners in the region typically raise utilization rates during Q4 in order to meet winter demand. An early and colder-than-usual winter in North Asia has led to increased heating fuel demand, lending further support to refinery runs. Japanese refiners increased their average utilization rate from 90 percent to 92.3 percent for the week ending December 3. This has led to growing demand for crude imports and subsequently cargoes, providing a seasonal boost to Aframax rates.

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http://www.marinelink.com/news/further-aframax-upside419390

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Ten Ship Order from Iran for Hyundai Heavy Industries

art2December 10, 2016 — South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries has received a $650 million order to build 10 ships for Iran’s state-owned shipping company.

For full story see http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/ten-ship-order-from-iran-for-hyundai-heavy-industries

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US-flag Lakes cargoes up 6.7 percent in November

art3December 13, 2016 — (CLEVELAND) — U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) moved 8.4 million tons of cargo in November, an increase of 6.7 percent compared to a year ago. However, the November float was  6.7 percent below the month’s five-year average.

For full story see
http://www.professionalmariner.com/Web-Bulletin-2016/US-flag-Lakes-cargoes-up-67-percent-in-November/

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Harvey Gulf’s Formula for Success

art4December 6, 2016 — A formula for success – in good times and bad: Harvey Gulf International Marine hasn’t deviated from its long term plans and goals, even as the price of oil negatively impacts all sectors. Apparently, this isn’t rocket science.

For full story see
http://www.maritimeprofessional.com/news/harvey-gulf-formula-success-299092

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF DECEMBER 12

A Low Sulphur Future

art1December 11, 2016 — Commenting on the IMO’s recent announcement regarding new global sulphur limits Sachin Gupta, Business Manager, Oil Solutions, Wilhelmsen Holding explains just why systematic fuel treatment is so important as we approach 2020.

For full story see
http://www.marinelink.com/news/sulphur-future-low419349

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Pasha Hawaii Set to Order Containerships

art2November 17, 2016 — Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii said the company narrowed its selection to two U.S. shipyards for the construction of two new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fueled containerships, with the option to order two additional vessels. Contract specifications are expected to be finalized by the end of the month, with the final selection decision anticipated in January 2017.

For full story see
http://www.maritimeprofessional.com/news/pasha-hawaii-order-containerships-298353
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Seaspan welcomes LNG-fueled ferry

art3December 12, 2016 — (DELTA, British Columbia) — Seaspan Ferries Corp. (SFC) has announced the arrival of Seaspan Swift, the first of two new dual-fuel/hybrid (diesel, liquefied natural gas and battery) ferries to its fleet.
For full story see
http://www.professionalmariner.com/Web-Bulletin-2016/Seaspan-welcomes-LNG-fueled-ferry/

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CMA CGM extends Teknomar diagnostics to APL ships

art4December 12, 2016 — Winterthur, Switzerland, headquartered Tekomar Group Ltd. says that container shipping giant CMA CGM is to extend its use of Tekomar XPERT engine diagnostics to the recently acquired APL fleet.

For full story see http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=24337:cma-cgm-extends-teknomar-diagnostics-to-apl-ships&Itemid=231

Sulfur Cap Could Increase CO2 Emissions

art5December 8, 2016 — The IMO’s decision to implement a 0.50 percent global sulfur cap on marine fuel from 2020 could result in an overall increase in emissions of CO2.
That’s the conclusion drawn by Gustav Krantz, author of a new study published by Trans Oleum, an independent consulting company providing services on fuels, transportation and environment.

For full story see
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/sulfur-cap-could-increase-co2-emissions

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Oil Prices Under Structural Change, Say Two-thirds of Maritime Leaders: Sea Asia 2017 Survey

art6December 8, 2016 — More than two-thirds (70 per cent) of maritime leaders in Asia now believe the persistent volatility in oil prices represents a structural rather than cyclical change, according to new data released today by Sea Asia 2017.

For full story see http://themaritimenetwork.net/

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6th SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition

art6Plans are already underway for the 6th SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition. It will take place in mid-October (specific dates to be announced soon) in Stamford, Conn.  Check the website www.shippinginsight.com for periodic updates.

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF DECEMBER 5

Conversion will create world’s largest emission-free ferries

ART1December 6, 2016 — ABB’s electrification of two 238 m ferries for Sweden’s HH Ferries Group is moving ahead.
HH Ferries, which operates the ferry route between Helsingborg (Denmark)and Helsingör (Sweden), has selected Öresund Dry Docks as the shipyard for the project, which will convert the M/F Tycho Brahe and M/F Aurora into the world’s largest emissions-free ferries.

For full story see http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=24263:conversion-will-create-worlds-largest-emission-free-ferries&Itemid=226

MarineLogFuel Talk: Greener Ships ‘Abandoned’

art2December 6, 2016 — In the immortal words of one Kermit the Frog, “it’s not easy being green.” Nor inexpensive. Offshore ship owners managing the demand “fallout” of the past year and navigating myriad environmental strictures say their leap of faith toward greener fuels has taken its toll. The idealism of a decade ago has eroded, they say, in the face of lost offshore business, especially long-term contracts. Oil company clients that once insisted on high-spec, “green” vessels haven’t renewed contracts for those ships. Still, ship owners love the new green tech for those fuels, even if the fuels themselves offer limited range.

For full story see http://www.marinelink.com/news/abandoned-greener-ships419143

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First Dual-fuel LNG Car Carrier Christened

art3December 6, 2016 — United European Car Carriers (UECC), daughter company of Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Wallenius Lines, signed a contract in 2014 for the construction of two dual fuel LNG Pure Car and Truck Carriers. The first vessel, de ms AUTO ECO, left the shipyard in China in September and arrived in November in Zeebrugge.

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http://www.maritimeprofessional.com/news/first-dual-fuel-carrier-christened-299075

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Crowley Puerto Rico joins EPA SmartWay Partnership

art4December 7, 2016 — (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Crowley’s Puerto Rico liner services group has joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry that provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of moving goods through the supply chain.

For full story see
http://www.professionalmariner.com/Web-Bulletin-2016/Crowley-Puerto-Rico-joins-EPA-SmartWay-Partnership/

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Dry Bulk Market Shows Solid Improvement

art5December 6, 2016 — Bulker operators are seeing solid improvements after the record low day rates reached earlier this year: the Baltic Dry Index stood at nearly 1,200 on Tuesday, a fourfold increase over the levels reached in February 2016.

For full story see
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/dry-bulk-market-shows-solid-improvement

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Derecktor to Build the Second Hybrid Series Vessel

December 7, 2016 — Derecktor Shipyards of Mamaroneck, New York and Harbor Harvest of East Norwalk, CT. proudly announce their next revolutionary project providing an alternative transportation platform for organic food shipping. Combining the quality construction that Derecktor’s reputation is built on, along with their successful application of a cutting edge BAE HybriDrive® propulsion system utilizing Cummins QSB6.7’s, the vessel is based on a 19m aluminum Catamaran platform designed for efficient operation in coastal waters.

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The Futurenauts: Warwick Norman
art7As part of our mission to chart shipping and maritime’s technology-enabled future, we’re profiling some of the people shaping that future.
Warwick Norman has been CEO of RightShip since its inception in 2001. Under his stewardship, the company has become a global authority on maritime safety, helping shippers, terminals and ports, ship owners and managers and maritime finance organisations to minimise their maritime and environmental risk.

For full story see
http://www.futurenautics.com/2016/11/the-futurenauts-warwick-norman/

FuturenauticsBest Wishes!

art8As the holiday season approaches, the SHIPPINGInsight team wishes all our friends and partners in the maritime industry the very best wishes for the season.

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF NOVEMBER 21

LNG Engines Could Be Stepping Stone to Fuel Cells

art1November 22, 2016 — The growing adoption of hybrid electric powertrain systems and the projected growth in the number of vessels burning LNG as fuel, could lead to wider adoption of fuel cells with LNG-fuelled engines becoming the stepping stone for the wide adoption of LNG-fuelled fuel cells as prime movers.
For full story see http://maritime-executive.com/article/lng-engines-could-be-stepping-stone-to-fuel-cells

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 World’s first LNG-fueled icebreaker delivered

art2September 28, 2016 — While the U.S. is still years away from building a new heavy icebreaker for its fleet, the Finnish Transport Agency took delivery today of the I/B Polaris, first icebreaker capable of burning LNG as fuel from Arctech Helsinki Shipyard.

For full story see http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=23236:worlds-first-lng-fueled-icebreaker-delivered&Itemid=223

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Clean Arctic Alliance Response to Arctic HFO Ban

art3November 18, 2016 — Responding to reports that the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) had reconfirmed its support of a ban on heavy fuel oil (HFO) from Arctic shipping during its annual general meeting, Clean Arctic Alliance advisor Dr Sian Prior said:

“The Clean Arctic Alliance welcomes AECO’s reconfirmation of its support for an international ban on heavy fuel oil in Arctic waters. AECO’s decision demonstrates the growing conviction within the shipping industry that the Arctic is simply too vulnerable and too fragile to allow the use of this dirtiest of fuels, and that HFO can no longer be considered an option for powering Arctic shipping in the future”.

For full story see
http://www.marinelink.com/news/alliance-response-arctic418479

MarineLinkNew LNG-powered ferry heads for British Columbia

art4November 22, 2016 — (VICTORIA, British Columbia) — BC Ferries’ Salish Orca, the first of three new Salish-class vessels, is on its way. The vessel departed Gdansk, Poland on Tuesday for a 10,440 nautical mile journey bound for its new home in British Columbia.

For full story see
http://www.professionalmariner.com/Web-Bulletin-2016/New-LNG-powered-ferry-heads-for-British-Columbia/

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Face Value

art5“Platforms like Facebook have been considered a distraction at best and dangerous at worst by the shipping industry until now, but that may be about to change,” says Amy Berry.

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http://www.futurenautics.com/2016/11/face-value/

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Happy Thanksgiving!

art6Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in America, and we take this opportunity to send best wishes for the holiday to all our friends in the maritime industry.

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14

IMO Remains Optimistic Despite Trump Win

art1November 15, 2016 — Global efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions will continue even after the election of climate change skeptic Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency and momentum is growing to cut ship pollution, the United Nations’ shipping agency chief said.

For full story see http://maritime-executive.com/article/imo-remains-optimistic-despite-trump-win

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Buyer’s Remorse?

art2November 9, 2016 — Without getting tangled up in the politics of last night’s election (is that even possible?), I am reminded that Washington, DC is a place where the abject neglect of the waterfront has always been a bipartisan effort. There is no one and everyone to blame for the sorry state of U.S. inland infrastructure and the collective state of our nation’s maritime situation.

For full story see
http://www.maritimeprofessional.com/blogs/post/buyers-remorse-15168

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Scrubbers Set to Help Shippers Meet the New Sulfur Cap

art3November 16, 2016 — “By 2025, up to 20 percent of the global fleet could have [scrubber] technology installed,” estimates DuPont Clean Technologies Marine Business Development Manager, Europe, Marco Dierico. “Ship owners and operators that want to minimize costly changes and continue to burn heavy fuel oil (HFO) will require a scrubber to clean the fuel. It is estimated that in the run up to 2020, between 500 to 2,000 additional ships will retrofit with scrubbers.”

For full story see
http://www.marinelink.com/news/scrubbers-shippers-sulfur418335

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EnScrub’s Sea Trials Completed

art4November 14, 2016 — EnSolve Biosystems said it has completed sea trials of its EnScrub SOx Scrubber Water Treatment System onboard a vessel operating in the Baltic Region. The EnScrub system was installed in April 2016 and the DNV certification testing that was conducted in August 2016 revealed that during closed-loop operation, the EnScrub system was successful in legally discharging 97 percent of the SOx scrubber water entering the system. The remaining 3 percent (sludge) was sent to a decanter for further dewatering.

For full story see
http://www.marinelink.com/news/completed-enscrubs-trials418258
MarineLinkGE and Korean partners plan LPG fueled COGES ferry

art5November 15, 2016 — GE Aviation’s marine gas turbine business has signed a multilateral memorandum of understanding (MOU) with several South Korean partners to cooperate in the joint development of LPG-fueled ferry design. It will feature GE’s compact and lightweight Combined Gas Turbine, Electric and Steam (COGES) system for all ship power, including propulsion.

For full story see http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=24035:geo-and-korean-partners-plan-lpg-fueled-coges-ferry&Itemid=231

MarineLogWhite Paper | Autonomous Ships

art6Are autonomous, unmanned ships the future? Do the efficiencies and savings stack up? Is broader connectivity and technology infrastructure, regulators and insurers keeping up? Or is the unmanned ship a distraction from the far wider disruption taking place?

For full story see
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Maritime Strategies International Forecast A Stormy Road To Recovery For The Shipping Industry

art7November 15, 2016 — Addressing the Hansa Forum in Hamburg, Germany this past week, MSI Senior Analyst James Frew warned that the industry will continue to face multiple challenges to a sustained recovery despite positive demand fundamentals.

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Mark your calendar for the 6th SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition.

art8Mark your calendar for the 6th SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition.  The event will take place in mid-October 2017.  Specific dates will be published soon. The location will be Stamford, Conn.

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF NOVEMBER 7

Would Autonomous Ships Be Good for Society?

ART1October 31, 2016 — There has been a good deal of discussion recently suggesting that unmanned, autonomous ships represent the future of the maritime industry. The discussion has been primarily driven by EU-funded research that sees autonomous, unmanned ships as a key element for a competitive and sustainable European shipping industry in the future.

For full story see http://maritime-executive.com/editorials/would-autonomous-ships-be-good-for-society

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 UK firm, Kongsberg to build first unmanned OSV

art2November 7, 2016 — (LONDON) — Automated Ships Ltd. and Norway’s Kongsberg Maritime have signed a memorandum of understanding to build the world’s first unmanned and fully automated vessel for offshore operations, the companies announced. The vessel, Hronn, is a light-duty, offshore utility ship servicing the offshore energy, scientific/hydrographic and offshore fish-farming industries. It is expected to be built at the Fjellstrand shipyard in Norway and put into operation in 2018. Sea trials will take place in Norway’s newly designated automated vessel test bed in the Trondheim fjord and will be conducted under the auspices of DNV GL and the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA).

For full story see
http://www.professionalmariner.com/Web-Bulletin-2016/UK-firm-Kongsberg-to-build-first-unmanned-OSV/

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ICS: IMO Needs to Agree to CO2 Commitments by 2018

art3November 8, 2016 — At the UNFCCC Climate Conference (COP 22), in Marrakesh, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) said that the recent International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreement on a CO2 Road Map for shipping is a significant decision giving further impetus to the substantial CO2 reductions that are already being delivered by the global industry.
For full story see http://www.marinelink.com/news/commitments-needs-agree418017

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BIMCO: Box ship demolition at all time high

art4November 7, 2016 — Containership demolition is at an all time high —creating what BIMCO calls “a positive surprise for the struggling container shipping industry. ”

For full story see http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=23854:bimco-box-ship-demolition-at-all-time-high&Itemid=231

MarineLogChanges, Challenges Are Tough on the World’s Ship Masters

art5November 7, 2016 — Bullying, micro-management of his activities and the threat of going to jail while doing his job, remain major pressures for the Masters of merchant ships – and the situation is getting worse.

For full story see
http://www.maritimeprofessional.com/news/changes-challenges-tough-world-ship-297916

 

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Crowley Joins the Clean Cargo Working Group

art6November 6, 2016 — Crowley Maritime Corp. has joined the Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG), a global, business-to-business initiative dedicated to reducing the environmental impacts of global goods transportation and promoting responsible shipping. Membership in the group underscores Crowley’s practice of prioritizing and utilizing technology and operations that are friendly to the environment, and of joining partnerships focused on reducing vessel emissions.

For full story see http://www.maritimenetwork.co/

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF OCTOBER 31

IMO: No Final Climate Plan Until 2023

October 28, 2016 — This week, the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) agreed to require most blue-water merchant ships to log their fuel consumption.

For full story see http://maritime-executive.com/editorials/imo-defers-formal-climate-plan-until-2023

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BIMCO: Sulfur cap “no walk in the park”

October 28, 2016 — The world’s largest international shipping association is voicing its concerns over the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee’s plans to implement a global sulfur cap on shipping by January 1, 2020.

For full story see http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=23641:bimco-sulfur-cap-on-shipping-no-walk-in-the-park&Itemid=231

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Liberia leads drive for Effective Implementation of BWMC

October 31, 2016 — Liberia is leading a move to amend the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) which will allow certain ships additional time beyond 2020 in order to ensure that adequate new ballast water management (BWM) systems are commercially available, along with the necessary dockyard space for installation.

For full story see
http://www.marinelink.com/news/implementation-effective417608

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‘World First for Weighing Containers on Chassis’

October 28, 2016 — BISON, the specialist developer of portable container weighing solutions, will launch a world first system for weighing containers on trailer chassis at the Intermodal Europe trade fair in Rotterdam in mid-November.

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http://www.maritimeprofessional.com/news/world-first-weighing-containers-chassis-297506

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The Rime of The Future Mariner

In honour of the UK’s National Poetry Day. The Rime of the Future Mariner, with apologies to Coleridge. And everyone else.

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF OCTOBER 17

New Guidance Released on Seafarer Mental Health

ART1October 14, 2016 — A new publication Managing Traumatic Stress – Guidance for Maritime Organisations aims to provide top-level guidance to senior management to help improve the mental health of seafarers. It offers education and evidence-based approaches specifically designed for the maritime industry.

For full story see http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/new-guidance-released-on-seafarer-mental-health
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Wärtsilä to Power Mediterranean’s First LNG Ferry

art2October 14, 2016 — Wärtsilä said it has signed a contract with Construcciones Navales del Norte SL (LaNaval) shipyard in Sestao, Spain for the design and supply of the LNG power and propulsion installation for a new RoRo passenger ferry being built for Spanish owner Baleària, an operator serving the Balearic Islands. There is also an option for a second vessel.

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http://www.marinelink.com/news/mediterraneans-wrtsil416903

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California’s Proposed Ballast Water Fee Hike

art3October 13, 2016 — Ships entering California ports might face larger fees.

A fee increase has been proposed for ships entering California ports. The fee will be collected by the State Lands Commission for the California Ballast Water Program. This Program, managed by the State Lands Commission, has been in existence for 13 years since the passage of the California Marine Invasive Species Act. The current fee is $850 with a proposed increase to $1,000 per ship call. The 45 day public comment period for this fee increase started with a public notice on September 23, 2016 and will end on November 7, 2016.

For full story see
http://www.maritimeprofessional.com/blogs/post/californias-proposed-ballast-water-fee-hike-15165

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Ferus Smit to build LNG fueled coastal tankers for Thun

art4October 16, 2016 — Dutch shipbuilder Scheepswerf Ferus Smit B.V. reports that it is to build four LNG-fueled coastal oil/chemical tankers for Sweden’s Erik Thun A.B.’s Thun Tankers.

For full story see http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=23474:ferus-smit-to-build-lng-fueled-coastal-tankers-for-thun&Itemid=231

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF OCTOBER 11

Norway Readies for Autonomous Ship Testing

October 5, 2016 — The Norwegian Maritime Authority and the Norwegian Coastal Administration have signed an agreement which allows for testing of autonomous ships in the Trondheim fjord.

For full story see http://maritime-executive.com/article/norway-readies-for-autonomous-ship-testing

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TPI Megaline Selects ABB’s OCTOPUS Software

art2October 6, 2016 — The Korean heavy lift company TPI Megaline has selected ABB (ABB)’s predictive OCTOPUS marine software to ensure safe and efficient operations on one of its vessels.

For full story see
http://www.marinelink.com/news/megaline-software-selects416499

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MAN, Wartsila approve LUKOIL NAVIGO MCL Ultra

art3 October 4, 2016 — (MOSCOW) — NAVIGO MCL Ultra was developed by LUKOIL Marine specifically for vessels operating in Emission Control Areas (ECA). In order to comply with emission regulations, ships in ECAs run on ultra-low sulfur fuel.

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http://www.professionalmariner.com/Web-Bulletin-2016/MAN-Wartsila-approve-LUKOIL-NAVIGO-MCL-Ultra/

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Eagle LNG Joins SEA\LNG Coalition

October 5, 2016 — The recently formed cross-industry coalition SEA\LNG is growing, now with the addition of bulk LNG provider Eagle LNG Partners as the first new industry partner to the coalition.

For full story see
http://www.maritimeprofessional.com/news/eagle-joins-sealng-coalition-296394

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Singapore unveils new bunkering initiatives

art5October 6, 2016 — The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), took yesterday’s opening of the Singapore International Bunkering Conference and Exhibition (SIBCON) as the opportunity to unveil several new initiatives that form part of Singapore’s continued efforts to enhance bunkering processes and prepare the bunkering industry to meet future demands—including LNG bunkering.

For full story see http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=23342:singapore-unveils-new-bunkering-initiatives&Itemid=231

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