An evaluation by international tanker owner Stena Bulk revealed that the IMOIIMAX type of its 13 chemical vessels has been a success, both in terms of performance and business. An IMOIIMAX tanker has 18 separate tanks and is also characterised by high safety and low fuel consumption.
Finnish technology group Wärtsilä’s EnergoProFin, an energy saving propeller cap, which delivers average fuel savings of 2%, has been listed in the 2019 Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s EcoAction Program. The Program provides harbour dues discounts for vessels calling on the Port of Vancouver that meet environmental best practices.
Kalmar has agreed to supply six of its ‘Zero Emission’ rubber-tyred gantry (RTGs) cranes to the South Florida Container Terminal in Miami. This will make South Florida the first terminal in the US to have 100% zero emission RTGs, as these will be the first ones to be installed by any Miami terminal. The RTGs are scheduled to be delivered in early 2020 and are part of a project focused on redeveloping the South Florida Container Terminal.
Wilhelmsen Ships Service has moved to an agreement with Hitachi High-Tech, to offer the company’s handheld XRF sulphur content analysers to the maritime market. This technology helps vessel crews test the sulphur content in their fuel in detail. Hitachi High-Tech’s XRF spectrometers offer upstream and downstream quality control, requiring little sample prep, minimal training and providing almost instantaneous, verifiable results.
During the 2019 SMART4SEA Conference, Soren Vinther Hansen, COO, Vessel Performance Solutions, advised operators on how to structure a clear vessel performance management system, providing an overview of the systematic feedback loop needed for the different stakeholders involved in the performance management process.
SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that d’Amico Group has received the 2019 SMART4SEA Energy Efficiency Award, sponsored by Hudson Analytix, at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on January the 29th at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the 2019 SMART4SEA Conference.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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