energy efficiency

Greek Shipowners back limit on main engine power for emissions reduction

In line with IMO’s Initial Strategy for decarbonization of shipping, Greece has come forward with a concrete proposal for a short-term, prescriptive measure to improve the operational energy efficiency of existing ships, to be considered at the forthcoming meeting of the IMO’s intersessional technical group in November.

New fuels, energy efficiency to be key in meeting IMO GHG goals

As part of its Energy Transition Outlook 2019, DNV GL provided an independent outlook on the maritime energy future examining how the energy transition will affect the industry. The report forecasts that new fuels, alongside energy efficiency, will play a key role on meeting the IMO greenhouse gas ambitions.

IMO strengthens energy efficiency targets for some ships

During the 74th session of its Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 74), concluded Friday, IMO agreed stricter energy efficiency targets for certain types of ships, as part of its efforts to reduce shipping emissions. 

First hybrid rig for low emission drilling offshore Norway

Aiming to open route for low-emission drilling on conventionally powered offshore rigs, Maersk Drilling announced it is entering a series of upgrades to convert its jack-up rig ‘Maersk Intrepid’ to a hybrid rig with low levels of NOx emissions, adding data intelligence to further reduce energy consumption and CO2.

UK, US test naval power systems

The UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and UK-based aerospace technology supplier GKN have developed a system based on Le Mans motor-sport technologies, aiming to demonstrate an energy storage option for the Royal Navy’s most advanced ships.

IMOIIMAX design performs successfully, says Stena Bulk

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.

Vancouver port lists Wärtsilä’s EnergoProFin in EcoAction program

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.

Miami Terminal goes full-electric

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.

Reliability and Transparency in Vessel Performance Monitoring

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.

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