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DNV Releases New Fuel Saving Guidelines

Fuel Saving Guidelines for Bulk Carriers The combination of low charter rates and high fuel prices is creating a strong interest in fuel saving measures. DNV has now updated the Fuel Saving Guideline for Bulk Carriers, which was released in April this year, and has issued three new guidelines covering tank, bulk, and container vessels.DNV released the first version of the Fuel Saving Guideline for Bulk Carriers in April this year. "The very positive reception we received from owners and operators of bulk carriers have prompted us to prepare an updated guideline which covers more areas in even more detail. The need for objective guidance is very strong in the current situation with low rates and high fuel prices," says Michael Aasland, DNV's Business Director for Bulk Carriers.DNV has now also issued three separate guidelines, each covering a major ship type."The tanker version of the Fuel Saving Guideline provides an easy overview of different fuel saving alternatives for tankers, with their typical operation profile - both existing vessels and new designs. Tanker charterers, which are frequently paying the fuel bill, are likely to include IMO's Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI), now that this has been implemented for new vessels contracted ...

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Study shows significant reductions in CO2 emissions from ships from IMO measures

Assessment of IMO mandated energy efficiency measures for international shipping An IMO-commissioned study into the impact of mandatory energy efficiency measures for international shipping shows that implementation of the measures will lead to significant reductions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships, specifically reductions of carbon dioxide (CO2), resulting from enhanced fuel efficiency.The study found that, by 2020, an average of 151.5 million tonnes of annual CO2 reductions are estimated from the introduction of the measures, a figure that by 2030, will increase to an average of 330 million tonnes annually. CO2 reduction measures will result in a significant reduction in fuel consumption, leading to a significant saving in fuel costs to the shipping industry The study, Assessment of IMO mandated energy efficiency measures for international shipping*, was launched on Monday (14 November) ahead of the forthcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference, to be held in Durban, South Africa, from 28 November to 9 December, 2011.IMO will report to that Conference on the breakthrough adoption, in July 2011 at IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), of mandatory technical and operational measures to reduce GHG emissions from international shipping. Amendments to the International Convention on the Prevention of Pollution from Ships ...

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Total Marine Services develops environmentally friendly containership

It meets ballast treatment system, EEDI rules, MLC 2006 South Korea's Total Marine Services (TMS) has developed a 1,000teu containership that meets ballast treatment system, EEDI rules, MLC 2006 and reduces both building and operation costs.The company said that the recently developed containership has been designed with accumulated technical skills from ultra-large commercial and specialised ships.In March the company also developed an 3,800teu boxship that is expected to give a boost to the development of specialised ships and OSVs.Source: Ship-Technology.com

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2nd Safety4Sea Forum- Session2 : Katharine Palmer

MEPC 62 outcome on Energy Efficiency Regulations and the way forward Katharine Palmer, Environmental Manager at Lloyd's Register, UK , is giving a presentation regarding MEPC 62 outcome on Energy Efficiency Regulations and the way forward, during the 2nd Annual Safety4Sea Forum, Session 2The 2nd Safety4Sea Forum, a PRO BONO event, successfully completed on 5th of October 2011 in Athens, covering a wide range in QHSE issues.The event has been attended by over 340 delegates at the venue representing more than 170 companies, plus more than 100 persons watching live streaming. The event organized by IBS Marine Consulting Group and sponsored by Aspida Maritime Security, Dorian Hellas, Transmar Shipping and Lloyd's Register and supported by BIMCO, Intermanager, SaveOurSeafarers campaign, Steamship Mutual, Green Award, Cardiff University, ELNAVI, NAFTIKA XRONIKA, Tanker Operator, Shipmanagement International and Marintech NewsFor more information about the Forum visithttp://www.safety4sea.com/forum/2For more information about Safety4Sea visit the official site http://www.safety4sea.com

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2nd Safety4Sea Forum- Session2: Flemming Sandstrøm

Outline of latest IMO GHG Decisions and Environmental Legislation Flemming Sandstrøm, Senior Marine Technical Officer, BIMCO, is giving a presentation regarding the Outline of latest IMO GHG Decisions and Environmental Legislation, during the 2nd Annual Safety4Sea Forum, Session 2The 2nd Safety4Sea Forum, a PRO BONO event, successfully completed on 5th of October 2011 in Athens, covering a wide range in QHSE issues.The event has been attended by over 340 delegates at the venue representing more than 170 companies, plus more than 100 persons watching live streaming. The event organized by IBS Marine Consulting Group and sponsored by Aspida Maritime Security, Dorian Hellas, Transmar Shipping and Lloyd's Register and supported by BIMCO, Intermanager, SaveOurSeafarers campaign, Steamship Mutual, Green Award, Cardiff University, ELNAVI, NAFTIKA XRONIKA, Tanker Operator, Shipmanagement International and Marintech NewsFor more information about the Forum visithttp://www.safety4sea.com/forum/2For more information about Safety4Sea visit the official site http://www.safety4sea.com

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BIMCO is releasing the first version of the EEDI Calculator

EEDI is mandatory for ships constructed after 1 January 2013 In response to queries from members on application of the calculation methodology contained in the IMO guideline, BIMCO has created the EEDI Calculator.The EEDI Calculator is an implementation of the calculation guideline contained in IMO Circular MEPC.1/Circ.681. The calculation guideline is still being reviewed by MEPC, and BIMCO will issue updated versions of the EEDI Calculator as amendments are published in the future.The EEDI is implemented as a new chapter to MARPOL Annex VI, as it is mandatory for ships constructed after 1 January 2013.EEDI is a certified energy efficiency design index that is required as part of the IAPP Certificate for new ships of certain categories: bulk carriers, gas carriers, tankers, container ships, general cargo ships, refrigerated cargo carriers and combination carriers. Ships of these categories must have an EEDI assigned before entering into service and above certain threshold sizes must have an EEDI below a required value.The EEDI Calculator provides for calculating both a ship's attained EEDI as well as the required EEDI, if applicable.The single most critical value when calculating the attained EEDI is the ship's speed in the index condition. The EEDI Calculator helps calculating the ...

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Dire tanker rates give cause for concern

If these rate levels continue, oil industry will be threatended At last week's INTERTANKO's Council Members meeting, deep concern was expressed over the current parlous state of tanker market rates."If these rate levels continue for a long period, then this could lead to a situation where sustainability of the oil transportation industry is threatened," said INTERTANKO's chairman, Capt Graham Westgarth, who was re-elected as chairman for another two years."Our members operate tankers to the highest standards and will continue to do so. Operating for a prolonged period in an environment where tanker owners are not even covering their operating costs is obviously not a situation that can be maintained," he said.Turning to the problem of reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from tankers, the committee welcomed the adoption by IMO of amendments to the MARPOL Convention mandating energy efficiency measures (EEDI/SEEMP regulations) on vessels.The meeting advocated that:In the implementation of the EEDI requirements, there should be a 'level playing field' and that the EEDI requirements should apply equally to all ships on the same effective date.Compliance with EEDI should focus on improved hull design, propulsion efficiency and energy optimisation, rather than predominantly on reduced speed designs.Any measures taken to comply with ...

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BIMCO to assist members’ assessment of EEDI implications

BIMCO's Marine Committee said that it was very satisfied to see IMO adopt EEDI At its recent meeting, BIMCO's Marine Committee said that it was very satisfied to see IMO adopt EEDI technical and operational measures to reduce GHG emissions from ships."EEDI provides both opportunities and challenges for our industry", said BIMCO Marine Committee chairman Philip Embiricos "....opportunities to build and operate more energy-efficient and cost-effective ships and challenges for ship designers and ship builders to excel their naval architectural and engineering skills focusing on efficiency improvements."BIMCO has evaluated the commercial implication of new ships built after 1st January 2013 being granted waivers from the flag state for compliance with the EEDI requirement.As a result, a firm recommendation was made that due to the lifespan of ships and the significant uncertainties in respect of governments' environmental agendas and how these may be applied, members should abstain from building new ships without certified EEDI compliance.Such ships would be compromised in relation to their future secondhand value in the market, potentially restricted in their ability to trade worldwide and be less attractive in the charter market due to their perceived lower efficiency."BIMCO has a duty to provide the best possible information enabling ...

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Sinopacific wins order for four bulkers

Sinopacific Shipbuilding said its Crown 63 design feature the EEDI Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group on Saturday penned an order to build four 63,500 dwt supramax bulk carriers for an international shipowner. The order includes an option for two more vessels.Financial terms for the contract were not disclosed. Sinopacific Shipbuilding said its Crown 63 design features the energy efficiency design index (EEDI) parameters to meet the standards of IMO.The Crown 63 design also provides 9% more deadweight tonnage and 13% less bunker fuel consumption."Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group will continue to persist in its strategy of relying on the innovation of business models and advanced technology to maintain its leadership position in this niche market of shipbuilding," said Simon Liang, chairman of Sinopacific Shipbuilding.Source: Seatrade-Asia

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German study unveils that EEDI suffers from important flaws

Its author claims that the only solution is A German study has made the conclusion that the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) appears important signs of flaws that will cause tention in the market. Stefan Kruger, the study author, of the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg said that the only solution is "scrapping the EEDI altogether" and that it is a flawed concept based on extremely lousy mathematics. EEDI will become mandatory in 2013.The EEDI uses the average efficiency of an entire vessel class as a benchmark for individual vessels' efficiency. Because of the way it is calculated, it becomes impossible for vessels of a certain weight to surpass pre-determined speeds. A 10,407 dwt ro-ro vessels with engines powerful enough to reach 22 knots would never be able to pass EEDI certification.This effectively imposes a speed limit on vessel classes and larger vessels will not be able to install engines powerful enough to ensure safetyRo-ro vessels are currently exempt from EEDI regulations, due to the distorting effects of the EEDI calculation method The IMO will be meeting in January to discuss the application of EEDI to ro-ro vessels.The European Maritime Safety Agency recently publicised a paper it had commissioned from Finnish ...

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