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China MSA: Regulation on data collection for energy consumption of vessels

UK P&I Club advises members that a new regulation on data collection for energy consumption of vessels has been enacted by the Chinese Maritime Safety Administration, which was put forward on January 1, 2019. According to the new regulation, applicable vessels calling at Chinese ports are to submit to the MSA the ‘Data Report Format for Energy Consumption of Ships’, and providing information on the last voyage, prior to their departure from the port.

New class-approved battery pack is installed onboard cargo ship

Eco Marine Power (EMP), in cooperation with Masterbulk Pte. Ltd. (Masterbulk), has announced that an UltraBattery(UB) battery pack, which was manufactured by the Furukawa Battery Company (Furukawa Battery), has been installed on the large general cargo ship, ‘MV Panamana’.

Partners test new technology for monitoring emissions

Nordic Tankers, Dania Ship Management and Danfoss IXA are collaborating to test new technology for monitoring emissions. Namely, a sensor equipment aspires to help ship owners prove compliance with the IMO’s requirements for sulphur emissions.

Watch: Smart ships using air lubrication to save fuel

Air lubrication is a system used in vessels by using air to decrease the frictional resistance of the hull of a ship. As a result, the vessel glides easily through water. Tiny air bubbles are pumped through vents fitted in the hull of the ship.

Propulsion Analytics: Unlocking the benefits of ‘Digital Twin’ concept for shipping

Mr. Andreas Simeonidis, Marketing & Business Development Manager at Propulsion Analytics argues that technological developments have accelerated pace and entered shipping as well, however this is not the main issue. The big challenge lies with the impact that technology has on industry’s operations, or in other words what we call it as ‘’digital disruption’’ that aims to transform industry’s culture.

Eniram: Improving energy efficiency through digitalization

Mr. Johan Backas, Managing Director at Eniram, a Wärtsilä Company mentions that the shipping industry has successfully adapted to technology evolution, highlighting that smart technology is the key in enabling and unlocking the fleet’s efficiency potential. However, the challenge for all industry stakeholders is to become ‘more open’.

d’Amico: Raising the bar for a more sustainable future

Mr. Salvatore d’Amico, Fleet Director of d’Amico Group, notes that there is still a large gap in the required standards on board dry cargo ships compared to oil tankers. Therefore, operators need to go beyond compliance with industry’s standards regardless the type of vessel and at the same the shipping industry itself needs to raise the bar.

RMI urges for early submission of SEEMP Part II

The Republic of Marshall islands issued a notice to remind that the 31st December 2018 is the SEEMP Part II deadline under MARPOL Annex VI, Regulation 22.2. The Administrator encourages RMI-flagged ships subject to this requirement to submit their SEEMP Part II to their ROs as soon as possible before the year-end deadline to avoid non-compliance.

IMO focuses on technologies to reduce GHG from ships

Experts from the five Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres in the GMN network met for their second annual meeting, on 22-26 October, in London, UK, to promote ship energy-efficiency measures and technology transfer, under the GMN project, funded by the European Union and run by IMO.


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