Lloyd’s Register John McCurry highlights the importance of developing carbon capture and storage, after withdrawal of UK funding in 2015, and its positive impact on the environment. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) divides the CO2 produced by industry, compresses it for transportation, and permanently stores it in rock formations. Also, it stops carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere and plays a key role in climate change.
Lloyd’s Register, Classification Society, is collaborating with Seabury Maritime, LLC, the global maritime investment banking and industry advisory company, to help the shipping stakeholders make key business decisions on digitalization and decarbonization issues based on the operational and capital expenditure challenges they face.
Confined space work remains one of the most frequent, yet dangerous work-related activities undertaken. Thus, Lloyd’s Register James Pomeroy, the expert on Health and Safety asks if we have tunnel vision regarding confined spaces.
In light of the fast approaching 2020 sulphur cap, in January 1st 2020, Lloyd’s Register provides some critical questions a charterer, or a shipowner may wish to address, providing them with greater confidence that their vessel is equipped with all necessary measures in line with the regulation, mitigating the possibility of a vessel’s detention.
Lloyd’s Register is launching a research and development project based on maritime technologies, which will identify the most ideal solutions connected with the shipboard installation and will develop a fuel cell system for each vessel, resulting to reduction of shipping emissions and elimination of SOx and NOx emissions.
AW-Energy, the Finnish wave energy developer, has completed the construction of the first commercial 350 kW WaveRoller unit, which is prepared for deployment at Peniche in Portugal. The device converting ocean wave energy to electricity, functions in near-shore locales at depths of 8 to 20 meters and the mechanism can be partially or entirely submerged depending on tidal conditions.
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) launched its Smart Ship Solution, which received approval in principle from Lloyd’s Register. The application is a fleet monitoring smart ECDIS and surveillance system.
Lloyd’s Register is collaborating with COSCO Shipping LNG Investment, COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry, Jiangnan Shipyard, MARIC, SSSRI and CCS to develop 220k LNG carrier with Mark III containment system.
The ship-recycling sector poses serious threats to people and the environment, as well. The sector has high levels of fatalities, injuries and work-related illnesses wich occur mainly from hazardous materials onboard.
LR’s James Forsdky Asia Vice President – Hong Kong and Taiwan discussed with Wallem CEO, Frank Coles, about digitalization and the future of the shipping industry. Mr Cole explains that the shipping industry has to adapt to a new attitude to fully embrace digitalization and follow in the successful footsteps of the nuclear, aviation and aerospace industries.
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