Sustainable goals should be identified

(Sep 02 2014)

Having sustainable goals are the key to reducing emissions in the shipping industry, a leading shipmanagement concern stressed.*

Freezing injunctions and pollution claims

(Sep 02 2014)

The Commercial Court has granted insurance and P&I service provider Gard a freezing order over the assets of the 1971 International Oil Pollution Compensation (IOPC) Fund.*

Integrating energy savings and engine protection

(Sep 02 2014)

Though fuel-saving practices such as slow steaming are widespread, energy efficiency continues to be a pressing concern. Vessel fuel bills remain high – and will likely become even higher for those sailing in ECAs after January, 2015.

To pay up or not to pay up- that is the question

(May 01 2014)

Perhaps the most significant announcement to come out of MEPC 66 was an agreement to review the timing of the implementation of the global sulphur limits. In essence, a correspondence group is being set up to decide whether the adoption of the 0.5% g...

Early action key to ensuring 2015 ECA compliance

(May 01 2014)

The impending enforcement of next year’s 0.1% Emissions Control Area (ECA) regulation is causing considerable challenges to owners and operators*.

Shipboard energy losses identified

(May 01 2014)

DNV GL has unveiled a novel approach to overcome challenges of assessing on board energy efficiency in a consistent manner. As a result, priorities for improvement can be determined accurately.

Waste fuel recovery - an industry standard overnight?

(May 01 2014)

Alfa Laval is seeing increasing take up of its PureDry separator system. Orders have now been placed by leading shipowners in nearly every vessel category, including the tanker segment.

Carbon credits for hull efficiency

(May 01 2014)

AkzoNobel’s International marine coatings business and The Gold Standard Foundation recently unveiled a new marine-based methodology to reward improved vessels’ fuel efficiency.

Small methodology leads to large savings

(May 01 2014)

The rule of thumb may not always work for managing cargo heating.

Alfa Laval adds to PureBallast system

(Apr 01 2014)

Alfa Laval has added a 600 cu m per hour reactor to the PureBallast 3.0 series, enabling new configurations with fewer components and considerable energy savings.

How to make your VLCC efficient

(Apr 01 2014)

Following Tanker Operator’s article on MAN Diesel & Turbo’s (MDT) propulsion systems for MRs (see March issue, page 34), we look at VLCCs.

‘Eco’ thinking comes to the fore

(Apr 01 2014)

Univan Ship Management has outlined what the company calls ‘Eco Thinking’ in its latest newsletter by offering advice on a number of areas where energy conservation can be achieved.

Global marine fuel trends to 2030

(Apr 01 2014)

In a report compiled by Lloyd’s Register (LR) and University College London’s Energy Institute, three scenarios for the future of marine fuels in 2030 were highlighted.

Low sulphur debate rages on

(Apr 01 2014)

At the recent IPTA/Navigate Chemical/Product Tanker conference, there were several papers given on the theme of future fuels ahead of the 0.1% sulphur ECA challenge in 2015 and the 0.5% global cap due to be introduced in 2020, or 2025.

New IMO committee discusses IBC Code

(Mar 03 2014)

At the inaugural session of the IMO’s new sub-committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 1), formerly the BLG committee, held between 3rd and 7th February, the principal issues discussed are outlined below.*


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