French shipbuilder STX France unveiled a new sailing cruise ship concept that could respond to environmental challenges, by reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions. The SILENSEAS project is supported by the French Agency for the Environment and Energy Management.
The IMO fuel oil consumption data collection system (IMO DCS) becomes effective on 1 March 2018, requiring from ships of 5,000 gross tonnage and above to submit to their Administration annual reports on fuel oil consumption and transport work parameters. This is a new requirement added to chapter 4 of MARPOL Annex VI, entitled as Regulation 22A.
Teramoto Iron Works was selected to manufacture first production version of EMP’s EnergySail in 2016 and this deal paves the way to full commercial production once sea trials have been completed. EnergySail is an automated rigid sail device that enables ships to utilize the power of the wind to reduce fuel consumption.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority unveiled a new incentive scheme for ‘Clean inland shipping and sustainable logistics in Rotterdam’. This scheme provides contributions to new projects that result in reductions in fuel consumption, GHG and air emissions by inland shipping.
Irish Continental Group has entered into a €165.2 million agreement with the German company Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesselschaft & Co for the building of a cruise ferry to be the largest in the world in terms of vehicle capacity. Scrubber technology and BWMS onboard will deliver optimal fuel consumption.
Effective from 1st January 2018 agents acting on behalf of the ship owners / masters are required to report on the energy efficiency of the vessels they represent, The Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Maritime Administration advises.
DNV GL announced in a statement, that its cooperation with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, has resulted in design changes which are expected to save more 10% fuel for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ passenger expedition ships.
Wärtsilä launched the newest solution in its propulsion efficiency portfolio at Europort. By reducing the power losses which occur in the propeller’s slipstream with an optimised inflow, EnergoFlow can achieve fuel savings of up to 10% and thereby lowers operating costs.
The ERI programme will foster a research culture aimed at creating demonstrators involving combustion engines that can respond to future operational needs with environmental sustainability as a central pillar of all platforms developed. The cooperation will also seek to optimise the use of research funding.
Rolls-Royce announced the launch of a ‘cloud-based’ fuel consumption and carbon dioxide monitoring module designed to help shipowners meet the European Union’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification regulation.
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