Energy Efficiency News

17 Jul 2019

EEDI Phase 3 Compliance for Bulkers, Tankers Looming

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Global shipping remains challenged as the IMO continues down its path of setting ambitious decarbonization targets by 2030 and 2050.The Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI), a key component of the IMO's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, sets minimum energy efficiency design requirements for different ship types and sizes.Bulk carriers and tankers, in particular, will be challenged to comply with upcoming Phase 2 and Phase 3 implementation.This EEDI Phase 3 Compliance Debrief provides insights into:Current EEDI regulationsThe compliance landscape for bulk carriers and tankers in the con

15 Jul 2019

JIT Trial Cuts Emissions

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"Just-In-Time" (JIT) operations have the potential to cut the time ships spend idling outside ports and help reduce harmful emissions as well as save on fuel costs.According to International Maritime Organization (IMO), this can be achieved by communicating in advance the relevant information to the ship about the requested time of arrival - allowing the ship to adjust to optimum speed. A desktop trial in Just-In-Time ship operations has yielded positive results, showing emissions…

16 Jul 2019

Setting the Course for Low Carbon Shipping

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In a collective call to action for the decarbonization of shipping last year, 34 signatory CEOs from the industry made clear that efforts to significantly lower the carbon footprint of shipping presented “biggest technology challenge in the past 100 years”.This statement was not an exaggeration. In fact, the transition to a low-carbon future will take more than an unprecedented commitment to the research and development that traditionally underpins technological advance. Finding complex solutions that are at once commercially viable…

11 Jul 2019

NYK Builds NGEN Bulk Carrier

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Japanese shipping giant Nippon Yusen (NYK) has concluded a contract with Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) for construction of a next-generation (NGEN) energy-saving bulk carrier.After delivery in 2021, the ship is expected to transport raw materials for JFE Steel Corporation under a long-term charter contract between NYK and JFE Steel.The ship will be a cape-size bulker for trading iron ore and coking coal in and around the Pacific. The new energy-efficient vessel not only…

10 Jul 2019

Total, IFPEN Join Forces to Cut Carbon

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The French Institute of Petroleum IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN) and compatriot multinational integrated oil and gas company Total announced that they signed a strategic R&D partnership yesterday, that includes an agreement to endow a chair at the IFP School, on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) and technologies to curb CO2 emissions.According to a press note from the energy giant, the roughly EUR40 million partnership covers a period of five years.CCUS aims to reduce the cost of infrastructure and improve the CCUS chain’s energy efficiency to secure its large-scale deployment.

09 Jul 2019

Caribbean Maritime Sector Going Green

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Government and private stakeholders have expressed their support for climate action in the Caribbean, with a focus on decarbonizing the shipping sector.According to International Maritime Organization (IMO),  during a regional workshop on Capacity Building for Climate Mitigation in the Maritime Shipping Industry, held at the Chaguaramas Campus of The University of Trinidad and Tobago (1-3 July), Caribbean maritime sector committed to decarbonization.The workshop, the second for the region…

09 Jul 2019

Virginia 1st US Port to Join SEA\LNG

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SEA\LNG, a multi-sector industry coalition, created to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, has announced that the Port of Virginia has become the first port in the US to join them.A press release from the LNG body quoted Peter Keller, Chairman, SEA\LNG, as commenting: “We’re very pleased to welcome the Port of Virginia as our first US port member. The US has vastly increased its LNG export capacity since the industry really took flight in early 2016, inspiring development in LNG bunkering capabilities on the East and West Coasts.

02 Jul 2019

Successful Sustainability Starts with … Lubricants

Unappreciated, but heavily used by operators and closely regulated by the authorities, lubricants can also be a welcome part of your environmental and sustainability program. That’s right: lubricants.When it comes to the ideal operating scenario on any marine platform, the challenge of balancing sustainability with maximum operational performance and arriving at a healthy bottom line has never been more difficult. That said; the arguably perfect solution involves using on board consumable product(s) that contribute to sustainability, operational, and energy efficiency goals.

01 Jul 2019

Odfjell Names Next-Gen Chemical Tankers

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A milestone is reached in Odfjell’s history as the company officially names its next generation of chemical tankers on July 1st. When the ships are delivered to the fleet, these vessels will be the world’s largest stainless steel chemical tankers, taking Odfjell to a new level of capacity, efficiency, and eco-friendly operations.Odfjell has undertaken a major fleet renewal program through measures such as pool cooperation, redelivery of older tonnage and chartering of new ships…

01 Jul 2019

WE Tech Equips Donsötank’s New Builds

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WE Tech Solutions, a leading energy efficiency solution provider, has received an order to supply an integrated package, including Propulsion Drives, Permanent Magnet Shaft Generator, Shore Connection Switchgear, Bow Thruster Motor and DC Link to two new 22000 DWT tankers for chemical and oil products with an option for another two. The tankers are built by Wuhu Shipyard Co. Ltd for the Swedish ship owner Rederi AB Donsötank. WE Tech’s equipment delivery to Wuhu Shipyard will…

28 Jun 2019

IMO Workshop in Thailand on Emission Cut

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International Maritime Organization (IMO) said that reducing atmospheric pollution from ships and improving air quality is an integral part of its work. "This principle is clearly enshrined Under MARPOL Annex VI," the UN body said in a press release.IMO recently held a workshop on MARPOL Annex VI in Bangkok, Thailand (24-26 June).The workshop, aimed at shipping stakeholders, strongly encouraged ratification and implementation of MARPOL Annex VI including regulations on ships'…

28 Jun 2019

GIA Task Force Met in Sweden

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The Global Industry Alliance (GIA), a key International Maritime Organization (IMO)  initiative supporting ship decarbonisation, is set to be extended to 2023, in line with the time-frame of IMO’s Initial greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) Strategy.The UN body announced that the extension follows two years of good progress by the initiative, whose 6th Task Force meeting took place in Gothenberg, Sweden this week (25 June).The task force discussed developments in a number of on-going projects…

27 Jun 2019

Volvo Penta, ABB, Chalmers Collaborate on Fast Charging-at-Sea

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Volvo Penta has announced that it is to complete a feasibility study together with ABB in Sweden and Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg to evaluate technology concepts that can meet the challenge of providing fast charging of electric vessels.“While all-electric boating remains in its infancy, for this exciting new transport system to be a success and grow, a network of fast charging stations needs to be developed,” says Niklas Thulin, Director Electromobility, Volvo Penta.

27 Jun 2019

300,000DWT Bulker Joins Berge Bulk Fleet

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Singapore's dry bulk shipping company Berge Bulk has taken delivery of the second and newest 300,000DWT very large ore carrier (VLOC) in China.The new vessel, named Berge Mafadi, was delivered from the Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) yard in Guangzhou, said a press note. With a ‘Rightship A+’ rating and an Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) 20% below the baseline, she ranks amongst the most energy-efficient bulk carriers in the world.Berge Mafadi has been designed to…

27 Jun 2019

NorShipping 2019: A “Koselig” Event

Dr. Kirsi Tikka, Executive Vice President and Senior Maritime Advisor at ABS (foreground) and Niklas Carlen from MSI and Gurinder Singh from ABS (background) during the announcement of the Setting the Course to Low Carbon Shipping vision document. Photo Credit: Joseph DiRenzo

"Koselig" is a Norwegian adjective used to describe situations that give a feeling of comfort, warmth, and relaxation. The NorShipping exhibition and conference, one of the largest in northern Europe, could definitely be described as koselig. Occurring in Oslo, Norway between June 4-7, 2019, the conference featured close to 1,000 exhibitors from around the world. With the prominently featured Blue Economy Hall, terms such as marine sustainability and environmental ocean awareness held the center stage at a number of the events.

26 Jun 2019

SAFETY: Transitioning to LED Navigation Lights

The Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) governs the intensity of navigation lights, requiring a minimum intensity in candelas according to a prescribed intensity formula. Changes are coming.IMO Resolution MSC.253 (83) for larger vessels sets performance standards for navigation lights, navigation light controller and associated equipment, requiring a masthead light, sidelights and a stern light installed on board a ship not less than 50 meters in length should be duplicated or be fitted with duplicate lamps…

24 Jun 2019

Huelva, Enagás Launch Cold Logistics Hub

Presentation of a sustainable cold logistics hub. Photo: Port Authority of Huelva (APH)

Port Authority of Huelva (APH) and Enagás, in collaboration with HuelvaPort, presented the Sustainable Cold Logistics Hub, a project that will be launched in the South Quay of the Port of Huelva through the awarding of the corresponding tender for the construction of cold stores by companies interested in participating."The logistics centre will enhance the competitiveness of the South Quay and its intermodal terminal, providing infrastructures prepared for the booming market of temperature-controlled goods in an extremely well-positioned port…

19 Jun 2019

Port of New Orleans Gets Hybrid Trucks

Photo Credit/Port NOLA: From left to right: Director of Marketing for XL Fleet Eric Foellmer, Port NOLA President & CEO Brandy D. Christian, Executive Director of Regional Planning Commission Jeffrey Roesel and Director of Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership Courtney Young cut the ribbon on two new plug-in hybrid trucks.

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA)  has expanded its electric vehicle charging fleet with two energy-efficient trucks. The new trucks are part of an overall effort to reduce emissions at the multi-billion-dollar multimodal gateway for international trade."Port NOLA expanded their EV fleet with the help of the Clean Fuel Transition Fund for Public Fleets, managed by the Regional Planning Commission’s (RPC) Clean Fuel Partnership program," said a press release.The funding helped the Port offset the costs of two plug-in hybrid electric F-150s equipped with extended range technology…

18 Jun 2019

ICS Thrusts on CO2 Reduction

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International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) plans to take concrete steps to support further CO2 reduction by international shipping.The representatives of the world’s national shipowners’ associations met last week in the Faroe Islands to review the priorities of the global shipowners’ association.ICS agreed a suite of actions in support of the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) strategy to decarbonise international shipping in line with the United Nations 1.5 degree climate change goal.Speaking from the Faroe Islands…

18 Jun 2019

IMO's Actions on Climate Change

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International Maritime Organization (IMO) is at the UN climate change conference in Bonn, Germany (17-27 June), where governments are meeting to work towards significantly accelerating the pace of climate action.The UN body is reporting to the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technical Advice (SBSTA 50) on the latest and ongoing work to implement the Initial IMO Strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships.The strategy sets out a vision confirming IMO's commitment to reducing GHG emissions from international shipping and…

18 Jun 2019

Being Green: Banks Consider CO2 Emissions in Shipping Loans

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A group of leading banks will for the first time include efforts to cut carbon dioxide emissions in their decision making when providing shipping company loans, executives said on Tuesday.International shipping accounts for 2.2% of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and the U.N.'s International Maritime Organization (IMO), has a long-term goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from 2008 levels by 2050.Working with non-profit organisations the Global Maritime Forum, the Rocky Mountain Institute and London University's UCL Energy Institute…

16 Jun 2019

Offshore Wind – A Brief History

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Happy 80th birthday Maritime Reporter & Engineering News! Eighty years is a significant publishing and business accomplishment!Birthdays always cause a look back. An 80-year review starts in 1939, the close of one very challenging decade, the start of events still reverberating today. History’s most important history is contained in the last 80 years.Energy dominated every one of those decades. Consider energy use, say, starting after World War II, from 1950 to 1975. There was power for everything…

14 Jun 2019

GD NASSCO to Christen Matson Containership

General Dynamics NASSCO will hold a special event to christen and launch the containership Lurline on Saturday, June 15.  Lurline is an 870-foot-long, 3,500 TEU, 44,200 dwt, combination containership/RoRo vessel built for Matson, Inc.  The ship is the largest containership ever built in San Diego.Lurline has liquefied natural gas-capable engines and is designed for energy efficiency.  It is the lead ship of a two-vessel contract being built for Matson at General Dynamics NASSCO.Ceremony participants include General Dynamics NASSCO president Kevin Graney and Matson CEO Matt Cox.  Constance Lau, CEO and director of Hawaiian Electric Industries and a Matson board of directors member, will christen the ship with the traditional break of a champagne bottle on the hull.

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