Shore power enables ships equipped with the necessary equipment to shut down diesel powered auxiliary engines and plug into land-based electrical power. This reduces emissions of pollutants that damage air quality and GHG emissions that contribute to climate change. It also reduces engine noise. In this video, the Port of Vancouver presents its own shore power facility.
The Port of Rotterdam is working hard to reduce CO2 emissions. Under this effort, Mega-Inliner places a synthetic bag (inliner) in the tank container, thus saving the need to go to a cleaning station. This leads to a reduction in mileage, waiting times and cleaning agents, but also a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.
Valmet announced that it will supply scrubbers for ten container ships of COSCO SHIPPING Lines Co., Ltd. The scrubber systems will be installed in existing ships in China in 2019. The project is being performed in co-operation with Health Lead Development Ltd.
Cargotec’s MacGregor, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company and Guangzhou Wenchong Dockyard have signed a contract aiming to upgrade the cargo systems on six 16,000 TEU container ships, which MSC owns and operates. The Cargo Boost orders will be booked into MacGregor’s second quarter 2019 order intake and the upgrades will be applied during drydocking in 2020.
In a bid to comply with the IMO 2020 sulphur cap, German container shipping major Hapag-Lloyd announced it has ordered ten hybrid-ready scrubbers to be gradually installed to ten of its 13,000 TEU Hamburg class vessels during 2019 and 2020. In March 2019, the retrofits will start and the first EGCS will be installed to the vessel ‘Hamburg Express’ at Qingdao Beihai shipyard in China.
Chief Engineer refuses engine room rating, gets excluded from duty16/11/2019
Watch: Oldest Arctic ice is disappearing16/11/2019
CHIRP mostly receives reports from pilots due to lack of safety measures15/11/2019
Watch: Bulk carrier suffers fire off Vietnam15/11/2019
NEAFC adopts fishing conservation and enforcements measures for 202015/11/2019
Grain LNG sets record for gas send-out from a European terminal15/11/2019
Oil and gas players join forces to qualify subsea gas separation15/11/2019
US natural gas production, consumption, exports achieve record in 201815/11/2019
Hazira Passenger Ferry Terminal to begin operations15/11/2019
Port of Savannah sets October tonnage record15/11/2019