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Thermo Andersen Gets Approval

Thermo Andersen announces that the EPA has approved the M9096 sampler for use in any instance where Method 17 is required. The portable M9096 Stack Train provides an accurate means to collect a sample for particulate emissions at an affordable price. The sampler collects particulate matter from source point emissions such as boilers and process stacks by using an in stack filter as sample media; analysis is gravimetric. The sampler allows for isokinetic sampling rates as prescribed by ISO 9096, BS6069 and US EPA Test Method 17. Applications include Particulate CEM Calibration, utility, pulp and paper, ferric and non-ferrous metal production, wood products, and chemical production. The system can now be used to determine compliance with any Federal, State or local air permit. The M9096 compact size also lends itself to abbreviated engineering or process tests.

Eutelsat grants Type Approval on Sea Tel's 4996T Model

After a year and a half development process that included antenna upgrades and a new one-piece radome design, Sea Tel applied for and was granted Eutelsat Type Approval on their 4996T maritime VSAT system. This is the first time that a complete maritime "system" including antenna, pedestal and radome has been granted Eutelsat Type Approval. "Being granted Type Approval from Eutelsat is extremely valuable to Sea Tel. We believe it will be even more valuable for our customers who will save

Identification System Gets Green Light from DHS

The U.S. Coast Guard announced today it received formal approval from the Department of Homeland Security to issue solicitations and award contracts to establish initial operating capability for the two-way, maritime data communications system known as the nationwide automatic identification system. "The nationwide automatic identification system will greatly aid the essential process of identifying, tracking, and communicating with vessels approaching our maritime borders and is a

Project SAFEDOR- Maritime Experts Meet in Munich

The approval procedures of risk-based ship design is one feature of the European research project SAFEDOR. The SAFEDOR research project views safety of ships as an objective of the design process and not as a limitation imposed by standards or regulations. Within the project, a framework had been developed which is required for risk based approval. Today, 25 representatives of regulatory authorities, flag states, governmental administrations and classification societies are taking part in a

Saab TransponderTech Gets First AIS Type Approval

World’s first Automatic Identification System (AIS) type approval is given to Saab TransponderTech AB by German test house “Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie” (BSH). AIS, the system made mandatory by International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in SOLAS chapter V, regulation 19, has been given its first type approval. AIS is the new system that many see as the most important revolution in maritime safety and security since Radar and GPS were introduced.

Class Approvals for Alfa Laval PureSOx Scrubber

Alfa Laval PureSOx 2.0 (Photo: Alfa Laval)

As the start of enforcement in Emission Control Areas (ECAs) now begins, Alfa Laval, which reported steady growth in exhaust gas cleaning in 2014, said it has the ability to deliver class-approved systems and is prepared for a higher order intake in 2015.   Alfa Laval PureSOx is a marine SOx scrubber system allowing the continued use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) while meeting the emission limits for operation in ECAs

Lloyd’s Register Recognizes Northern Lights

Northern Lights announced that it has received Lloyd’s Register of Shipping Type Approval. The design review and testing process required for Type Approval confirms that the Northern Lights product is built to the highest standards of design, manufacturing, materials and quality control. Sets receiving Type Approval include the 5kWM673D, 6kW M673L, 8kW M753K, 10 kW M843JK, 12 kW M843NK, 16 kW M844K, 20 kW M844LK and 32 kW M984K. Theses include both 60 Hz and 50Hz ratings.

IMO – BWM Approved Technologies

The IMO issued its list of approved ballast water management technologies. The list is divided into three sections: (1) systems which have received type approval certification; (2) systems that make use of active substances which have received basic approval; and (3) systems that make use of active substances which have received final approval. View the list at

Wartsila Tunnel Thruster Gets LR Approval

Wartsila has successfully passed the final step of the Lloyds Register (LRS) classification societys Type Approval process to obtain an LR Type Approval Certificate for the Wartsila WTT11 tunnel thruster. Having Type Appr

  Wartsila has successfully passed the final step of the Lloyd's Register (LRS) classification society's Type Approval process to obtain an LR Type Approval Certificate for the Wartsila WTT11 tunnel thruster. Having Type Approval means that the thruster will not have to undergo a design review for each individual vessel or hull number. It is anticipated that the approval certification will deliver significant cost savings, as well as considerable reductions in production time

Uncertainty Surrounds USCG BWT Standards

Tore Andersen (Photo: Optimarin)

Stringent USCG ballast water treatment (BWT) standards must be front for mind for shipowners in 2016, says BWT systems manufacturer Optimarin   As of January 1, 2016, vessels are no longer able to discharge ballast in U.S. waters unless their BWT systems are compliant with stringent demands from the USCG. Experts believe that now, more than ever, it is imperative that shipowners make the right BWT choice.   

OCEAN Alliance Gains US Approval

File photo: Port of Long Beach

The proposed OCEAN Alliance between several of the world’s largest container shippers has received approval from the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), allowing it to become effective Monday, October 24, 2016.   The OCEAN Alliance, comprising COSCO Shipping, CMA CGM

Port Challenge Barcelona, committed to innovation and entrepreneurship

Photo Barcelona Port

Innovation and technology use have become a competitive factor for the transport and logistics sector. The Port has launched Port Challenge Barcelona, a programme to support the creation of new technology-based businesses to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the Port Logistics Community

Hanjin to Shut European Operations

Photo: Hanjin Shipping

 South Korean container shipper Hanjin Shipping said on Monday that it would close all 10 of its European businesses operations, reports the Wall Street Journal.    Hanjin has applied for court approval to close all 10 of its business operations in Europe

IMO Climate Change Moves on Agenda

 International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 70) is this week discussing proposals to adopt a mandatory regulation for ships to record and report their fuel consumption.   

New Lobster Boat Under Construction in North Carolina

(Image: Custom Steel Boats)

Custom Steel Boats, Inc. of Merritt, N.C., in collaboration with Ted & Todd’s Marine of Beaufort, N.C., announced a new construction project. Custom Steel Boats is building a 70-foot steel hull lobster boat, Two Dukes, for Captain Eric, Inc of Seaville, N.J

Is Container Shipping World Shrinking?

Photo: Hanjin Shipping

 Drewry says that the container shipping world is shrinking as M&A and carrier failures increase. Is reduced competition the real cost of low rates?   The container shipping world is getting smaller. Hanjin Shipping may continue as a regional Intra-Asia carrier if its survival plan

Port Everglades Assessing Hurricane Damage

Port Everglades in Broward County, Fla. said it is conducting damage assessment, channel surveys and inspection of aids of navigation in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. The port, which was closed to all ship and truck traffic yesterday as the storm approached the U.S

TraPac to Double Terminal size at Oakland Port

If approved, 14-year lease would add two ship berths, 57 acres of land Photo Port of Oakland.

TraPac, LLC has reached agreement to nearly double its marine terminal size at the Port of Oakland.  Wilmington, CA-based TraPac said today it plans to lease an additional 57 acres and two vessel berths on the Port’s Outer Harbor.

Florida's First Ocean-to-Air Transhipment

Innovative programs such as this one also help  business community strengthen ties within the global marketplace Photo Crowley

Already the busiest port of entry in America for international air freight, Miami International Airport will soon be able to receive perishable freight imports by sea as well – a first for any Florida airport – through a permit approved in September by the U.S

Electric Motors for Marine Applications

A waterproof motor with stainless steel exterior (Photo: Empire Magnetics)

Empire Magnetics President Richard Halstead discusses the critical considerations necessary for engines operating in Arctic waters.    A large number of vessels sail in more than one ocean, from warmer seas to arctic waters, so motors for marine applications must be versatile enough to

Damen Partners with TeamTec for BWTS

Photo courtesy of Damen

Damen Green Solutions has signed a letter of intent with Norwegian company TeamTec to supply and service the AVITALISTM ballast water treatment system.   The system combines filtration and a proven, eco-friendly chemical treatment solution optimized for medium-sized to large vessels

As Iran Oil Tenders Near, Investors Still in the Dark on Terms

Two years after Iran pledged to open up its oil industry in anticipation of the lifting of sanctions, foreign companies say they still have little information about Iranian oil fields and contract terms, hindering investment decisions. Bosses from oil majors including BP, Total, Eni

Beta Release of Safe, Efficient Data Exchange at Sea

Effiensea2 Image Danish Maritime Authority

The EfficienSea2 project, which is led by the Danish Maritime Authority, is now ready to demonstrate its first results. At a coming conference, beta releases of some of the solutions will be launched. Now, the EfficienSea2 project is ready to present beta releases of some of its solutions

Liberia provides lead with BWMS proposal to IMO

David Pascoe Liberian Registry

The Liberian Maritime Administration is to introduce a proposal to the meeting of the IMO Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC70) in London on 24 October to allow certain ships additional time beyond 2020 to install adequate ballast water management systems as required under the Ballast

Glosten to Chair SNAME Shipbuilding Panel

Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy Glosten said it will chair a panel on modern shipbuilding at this year’s SNAME Maritime Convention (SMC) in Bellevue, Wash. The panel will discuss new technologies in shipbuilding, how to address an aging workforce

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