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Saturday, October 21, 2017

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New EVAC Waste Management System Comprehensive

Waste Disposal System: Image credit EVAC

Evac can now supply the entire waste handling system for vessels and rigs, to accord with MARPOL Annex V regulations. The company say they can supply the entire waste handling system for vessels and rigs, covering both dry and wet waste, from food waste handling to onboard sanitary and wastewater treatment. From January 1st 2013, new requirements relating to the management waste of ships and rigs entered into force. All waste onboard, except food waste, has to be collected, or incinerated, according to the new IMO Marpol Annex V regulations. This requires storage space for waste onboard. In case there is not space enough compactors and other waste handling systems have to be acquired. Incinerators can be used, but not in all areas. For example in the Baltic Sea this is forbidden. Evac can now provide a solution for the entire onboard waste handling needs. In short, the revisions to MARPOL Annex V as contained in resolution MEPC.201(62) prohibit the discharge of all garbage into the sea except as expressly permitted under specified circumstances for discharge of food waters, cargo residues, deck wash waters, and animal carcasses. Having equipped thousands of ships with waste and sanitary systems, EVAC considers itself to be qualified as the natural single source provider of onboard waste management systems.

Evac's Total Waste Management for Atlantic Mercy

Atlantic Mercy (Photo: EVAC)

The global cleantech company Evac has been chosen to supply its total waste management system to the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, the Atlantic Mercy. Owned and operated by the nonprofit Mercy Ships, the ship will provide medical care in the poorest parts of Africa. The vessel is now being constructed by the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation at the Tianjin Xingang Shipyard.   The contract to supply the vessel was signed in May 2015 for delivery in 2016.

GPS Discharge Control System for Food Waste

OWMS

Through a cooperation with Marine Position AB, Uson Marine AB can now offer functionality from the Seatrade award winning system Environmental Navigator for its new GPS Discharge Control system for food waste. Together, the systems provide fail-safe control and monitoring of food waste discharge. The Uson food waste vacuum system (OWMS) is designed for hygienic collection and treatment of food waste in compliance with IMO Marpol 73/78 Annex V

Partnership Targets Waste Conversion Solutions

Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc. has entered into a strategic partnership with Green Marine Capital (GMC) in an effort to enable off grid sustainability by developing and commercializing simple compact and economical products that allow any habitat to convert its waste into useful resources, such as energy and clean water, Terragon said. Terragon’s first commercially available product, the patented Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS)

CLIA, ECSA Welcomes European Directive on Port Reception Facilities

Photo by European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA)

 The Cruise Lines International Association Europe (CLIA Europe) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) welcome the revision of the European directive on port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues.    Whereas the directive has produced positive effects since its entry into force, there are however a number of shortcomings that need to be addressed. The evaluation of the Port Reception Facilities Directive is therefore

Evac Acquires Uson Marine

Signing of the contract Photo Evac Group

Evac Group, the world’s leading provider of integrated waste, wastewater, and water management systems for the marine, offshore, and building industries, has acquired Uson Marine. The acquisition is expected to increase Evac’s market share in dry and wet waste management systems, as well as strengthen the Group’s position with regard to small and medium-sized marine and offshore vessels. Thanks to the acquisition

Boatbuilder Fined for Waste Violations

The state Department of Ecology (Ecology) has fined Glacier Bay Inc. $39,000 for repeatedly failing to meet five safety and environmental requirements for handling dangerous waste. While the Monroe boat-builder fulfilled some portions of the state's dangerous-waste regulations, it did not consistently correct the five violations between April 2002 and March of this year. During that time, Ecology tried to help the company come into compliance by making technical assistance available.

Bunker Suppliers Applaud EU Waste Decision

Recent guidance handed down by the European Court of Justice which rules that off-spec fuel oil does not have to be handled as waste is a triumph of common sense which will be welcomed by all suppliers of fuel oils and bunkers.   Shell Nederland and Shell Belgium were disputing a ruling by the Dutch environmental authorities (ILENT) which wanted to force them to handle a parcel of diesel oil rejected by a Belgian client as waste

Governments Spur Crackdown on Sea Pollution

File photo: Robert Hendry

Governments at the recent meeting of Parties which regulate the dumping of wastes at sea have called for more action to address marine litter in the oceans, particularly plastics and microplastics, which present a severe and long lasting threat to the marine environment.   Parties to the London Convention and Protocol, meeting for their 38th/11th session, expressed concern around the issue of litter and plastics in the marine environment

SENER Designs Two Waste Collection Barges

Photo courtesy of SENER

The SENER engineering and technology group has been placed in charge of the basic and detail engineering for two double-hulled ships for collecting liquid oily waste from ships and solid waste in compliance with MARPOL regulations. The two barges are for the shipbuilder Tecnología Medio Ambiente (TMA), and they are being built in Galicia’s Nodosa shipyard. SENER’s design will help TMA conduct its activities efficiently

15,000-TEU Container Ship Will be Delivered to Hapag-Lloyd

Photo: Hapag-Lloyd AG

 Another large container ship will be added to the fleet of the liner shipping company Hapag-Lloyd. The “Al Jmeliyah” will be handed over to Hapag-Lloyd tomorrow at the shipyard of Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) in South Korea.    With a capacity of 15,000 TEU, this ship is classed as an ultra-large container vessel (ULCV). The “Al Jmeliyah” is the last in a series of 17 newbuilds contracted to HSHI by UASC in the summer of 2013.  

Reducing Onboard Water Consumption

Many ship lines, including privately and government-owned ferry systems, have become members of Green Marine. The goal of this organization is to help these carriers reduce their environmental footprint, with an emphasis on 12 key performance indicators.    These key performance indicators include taking steps to reduce fuel emissions, which contribute to greenhouse gases; lowering energy consumption, both onboard and at land office locations; developing an array of recycling

AkzoNobel Cargo Tank Coating Wins Innovation Awards

Photo: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel said it scooped two honors at the recent ICIS Innovation Awards for the Interline 9001 ultra-performance cargo tank coating supplied through its International brand.   As well as being awarded with the overall Innovation Award, Interline 9001 also received the Best Product Innovation Award from ICIS, the trusted information provider for the global chemical and energy industries.   The awards recognize the impact the new coating has had on the chemical tanker industry

Southampton Marine Services Delivers Svitzer Merlin

Svitzer Merlin is a twin screw, pontoon style, shallow draft work vessel built by Southampton Marine Services for Svitzer (Photo: Southampton Marine Services)

U.K. shipbuilder Southampton Marine Services said it has delivered a newly constructed 20.45-meter multipurpose harbor workboat to Svitzer.   The new vessel, named Svitzer Merlin, is the forerunner in Southampton Marine Services’ new Bulldog workboats range. A Bulldog 20, the workboat is a repeat Svitzer order for Southampton Marine Services, being similar to the Middlesbrough-based Svitzer Leven.   

MacGregor, ESL Shipping Pact on Autonomous Crane

Pic: Cargotec

 MacGregor, part of Cargotec, and ESL Shipping Oy, part of Aspo Plc, have agreed to jointly develop and test an autonomous discharging feature on MacGregor bulk handling cranes. It is designed to offer safety and efficiency advances.    The cranes will be fitted on board ESL Shipping's two new liquefied natural gas-powered handysize bulk carriers.   "Autonomous crane operation improves efficiency and safety," says Leif Byström, Senior Vice President

Ecoslops Production Doubled

Image: Ecoslops

 Ecoslops, an innovative technology company that upgrades ship-generated hydrocarbon residues into valuable new fuels and light bitumen,  announced key achievements for the first half of 2017.  Ecoslops has confirmed the excellent performance of the first industrial micro-refinery unit (P2R) in the Port of Sines, Portugal and the strong growth dynamics of its production.   Production doubled, from 6,050 tonnes to 12

First Floating Mega Island Tested

MARINs Olaf Waals pictured with the scale model of a mega floating island in its Offshore Basin in a storm of waves, wind and currents. (Images: MARIN)

Floating ports and cities possible solutions to sea level rise and overcrowded cities    MARIN (Maritime Research Institute) tested an innovative concept for a floating mega island. The island comprises 87 large floating triangles that are flexibility connected to one another. Together they form a flexible floating island that can be as large as 1 to 5 km in cross-section. Olaf Waals, project manager and the concept developer: “As sea level rises

Certification for MOL Environmental Management System

Image: MOL

 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announced that on July 20, its core dry-cargo ship management company, MOL Ship Management  received a new certification of its Environmental Management System ISO14001: 2015 and Energy Management System ISO50001from Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) after undergoing stringent transition audit and renewal audit processes.   MOLSHIP acquired ISO14001: 2004 and ISO50001: 2011 certifications at the same time from ClassNK in July 2014 .   

Hong Kong Continues Cleanup Following Palm Oil Spill

Hong Kong stepped up efforts on Wednesday to clean up a massive palm oil spill, with authorities scooping up more than 90 tonnes of foul-smelling, styrofoam-like clumps in one of the worst environmental disasters to blight the territory's waters.   Dead fish, shells, rocks, plastic bottles and other rubbish could still be found coated with globules of palm oil on beaches across the Chinese-controlled territory six days after the spill caused after two vessels collided in the Pearl River

Load Cell Measures Dredging Line Tension

The view from the dredge cabin. (Photo: Straightpoint)

A 2.5-ton capacity SP Radiolink plus load cell measures tension on a line stretching across a lagoon, upon which a dredge travels at a biosolids management facility, part of the City of Eugene Waste Water Dept., in Oregon, U.S.   The RLP was added to inventory at the start of the latest six-month biosolids management season in March, where it replaced a dynamometer that was not suited to working in the elements

Fishing Vessel Owner Convicted for Pollution

 A fishing vessel company that operated in and around American Samoa was convicted and sentenced for maintaining false and incomplete records relating to the discharge of oil and garbage, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey H. Wood of the Environment and Natural Resources Division and United States Attorney Channing D. Phillips. The company, Yuh Fa Fishery (Vanuatu) Co. Ltd., owned the F/V Yuh Fa No. 201, the vessel that was responsible for the pollution.  

Ecoslops Seeks Authorization for Marseilles Project

Image: Ecoslops

 Ecoslops, an innovative technology company that upgrades ship-generated hydrocarbon residues, or “slops”, into valuable new fuels and light bitumen,  has  announced the formal application to the French competent authorities for an authorization to operate an oil residue waste-processing unit at La Mède, near Marseilles in partnership with Total group.   Within this partnership, in which Ecoslops will get a majority stake

Norwegian Authorities Investigation on HARRIER

Photo: NGO Shipbreaking Platform

 The HARRIER is still under arrest in Norway after its owners failed to illegally set sail for the dangerous and dirty scrapping yards in Gadani, Pakistan, last February. The owners are now forced to find a safe and environmentally sound recycling destination.   In parallel, investigations are still ongoing following the charges pressed by the Norwegian environmental authorities against the owners of the TIDE CARRIER for having attempted to breach existing waste trade laws.

Michelsson to Join Evac

Tomas Michelsson (Photo: Evac)

Waste, wastewater and water management systems provider Evac has appointed Tomas Michelsson as the President, Offshore and Merchant business area, effective January 8, 2018.   Michelsson will replace the former President, Claes Rudling, who has retired during the summer.    Michelsson previously worked as the Vessel Type Responsible (VTR) Global Sales Manager, Ro-Pax and Yachts, ABB Marine, and as the Director, Marine and Offshore business unit, Marioff

Marine Environment and Impact of Mine Tailing

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 The impacts of wastes and other matter in the marine environment from mining operations is at the core of a working group from the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP) which is meeting at International Maritime Organization (IMO) Headquarters in  London (20-22 September).    This is the group's first formal meeting and it aims to provide independent advice on what environmental impacts could arise from the marine

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