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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.

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The Maritime Executive
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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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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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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