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Sunday, May 27, 2018

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NSRP Calls for SNAME AGM Learned Papers

The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) seeks papers for presentation at Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers AGM. The NSRP is a collaboration of U.S. Shipyards that focuses on common issues with a goal of reducing the cost of acquiring, operating and maintaining Navy ships. The Ship Production Symposium in conjunction with SNAME’s 2013 Annual Meeting has released a “Call for Papers”. The SNAME 2013 Annual Meeting/Ship Production Symposium will be held on November 6th-8th in Bellevue, WA. Deadline for abstracts is June 3rd. Please send all submissions to SPSpapers@sname.org. For additional information click here.

Electric Ferries on Rise: DNV GL

The environmental ambitions of the politicians in Hordaland were very high when it came to cutting emissions from ferry operations. A tender for new ferries, supported by DNV GL, resulted in a record investment of 140 million euros in zero-emission technology. When ferries pass the stunning scenery of Norway’s Hordaland County today they leave a sizeable pollution and CO2 footprint behind. Hordaland’s 20-vessel ferry fleet has an average age of 29 years and emits as many noxious fumes as all the buses of the county combined. With the current contracts expiring between 2018 and 2020, this seemed to be a good starting point for a review of the entire fleet and the definition of new, low emission targets. And the ambition went high.

2013 Ship Production Symposium: Call for Papers

Photo: SNAME

The Ship Production Symposium in conjunction with SNAME’s 2013 Annual Meeting has released a call for papers. The SNAME 2013 Annual Meeting/Ship Production Symposium will be held from November 6-8 in Bellevue, Wash. Deadline for abstracts is June 3. Please send all submissions to SPSpapers@sname.org. Visit the SNAME website for additional information.

Former FedEx Canada President to Head Long Beach Port

Jon Slangerup to be appointed Chief Executive

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners is scheduled to vote Monday, June 30, to name Jon W. Slangerup, a veteran corporate executive with extensive experience in global logistics and environmental technologies, as the Port of Long Beach’s new Chief Executive. “After an extensive, nationwide search, the Board of Harbor Commissioners is very pleased to recommend the appointment of Jon Slangerup as the Port’s new Chief Executive,” said Harbor Commission President Doug Drummond. “He’s an extremely capable leader, proven team-builder and expert at managing a world-class organization.

ETV Ballast Water Stakeholder Meeting

The U.S. Coast Guard and the EPA are co-sponsoring a meeting of the Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Ballast Water Stakeholders in Alexandria, Va., on June 18, 2002. Items on the agenda include an update on the ETV program, IMO activities, USCG ballast water standards, the ETV ballast water protocol, possible ballast water test sites, NOAA ballast water activities, and reauthorization of the National Invasive Species Act. Source: HK Law

Hamburg Süd is “Best Green Service Provider – Shipping Line”

Courtesy Hamburg Süd

At the 28th Annual Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA) sponsored by “Cargonews Asia” Hamburg Süd received the award as “Best Green Service Provider – Shipping Line” for the third year in a row. This year, the award ceremony held in Shanghai on 17 June was attended by several hundred senior representatives of Asian and international companies in the shipping, transportation and logistics sectors. The award was accepted on behalf of the shipping group by Stefan Kirschner, Regional Director Region Asia-Pacific of Hamburg Süd.

NSRP Elects New Chair and Vice Chairman

The Environmental Technology Panel of the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) has elected Jennifer Parker, from Bath Iron Works, as chairman and Frank (“Hogie”) Thorn, from Newport News Shipbuilding, to the position of vice-chairman. Parker replaces Mike Chee, of National Steel & Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), who held the panel’s chairman position for the pervious ten years. Thorn replaces Parker as the panel’s vice chairman. The Environmental Technology Panel of the NSRP provides a forum for shipyard environmental personnel to seek solutions to shipyard environmental problems and promotes the advancement of environmental technology to meet the shipyard’s needs. The panel meets three times a year in various U.S.

MHI to Build Two Cruise Ships for Carnival

The new generation AIDA cruise ship

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) began construction today at its Nagasaki Shipyard and Machinery Works on the first of two new generation cruise ships for AIDA Cruises, the German cruise company part of Costa Group, Europe's largest cruise company member of Carnival Corporation & plc. MHI said the two new ships, which will incorporate an array of the world's leading-edge environmental technologies, are scheduled for delivery in the spring of March 2015 and 2016 respectively.

Mobile BWT Facility Begins Operations

MERC Mobile Test Platform is a retrofitted barge that will allow ballast water treatment systems to be evaluated.

MARAD helps to fund Mobile Ballast Water Testing Facility. The Maritime Administration, along with the Maritime Environmental Resource Center and Maryland Port Administration, has dedicated a new facility to study the effectiveness of technology to treat invasive species in ballast water. The Mobile Test Platform is a retrofitted barge that will allow ballast water treatment systems to be evaluated in a natural setting at different locations in the Chesapeake Bay region. MARAD provided $1.2 million to help develop the new facility…

MARAD: Total Fuel Cycle Study for Natural Gas

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) released a study that evaluates total fuel cycle emissions for natural gas versus conventional marine fuels. Results showed that the use of natural gas as a propulsion fuel can reduce air quality pollutants and reduce major greenhouse gas emissions when compared to conventional fuels. According to MARAD, the information provided by this study is important to marine transportation stakeholders as they evaluate the use of natural gas as a viable alternative propulsion fuel for reducing air polluting emissions. This study was conducted through a cooperative partnership with the Maritime Administration…

2012 Ship Production Symposium Issues Call for Papers

The Ship Production Symposium, in conjunction with SNAME’s 2012 Annual Meeting, has released a “Call for Papers.” The SNAME 2012 Annual Meeting/Ship Production Symposium will be held October 24‐26 in Providence, RI. Interest areas include ship design processes and technologies; material advancements and technologies; surface preparation and coatings; electrical technologies; planning and production processes; welding advancements and technologies; business processes; information systems; environmental technologies; risk management; human capital and workforce development; and facilities processes. Abstracts are due by June 1 and should be submitted to SPSpapers@sname.org. For additional information, visit the SNAME website: http://www.sname.org/events/callforpapers.  

Chinese Ballast Water Treatment Manufacturer Gets Supply Order

Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited  announce that its subsidiary, PACT Environmental Technology Company Ltd.("PACT") has recently been awarded  contracts worth about US$1.3million from two companies outside China and another one  worth about US$2.2million from a company in Jiangsu, China. These contracts  cover design, supply, supervision of the installation and the commissioning of waste water and water treatment systems both to ships and to shore-based industries. PACT has decided to have the equipment tested, both land-based and onboard tests, carried out in China (there are now the necessarly facilites) in April and October respectively.

Royal Caribbean Choose ABB Azipods for Two Newbuildings

Azipod by ABB: Photo credit ABB

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth more than $60 million to provide complete power and Azipod propulsion systems for two new cruise ships to be built by Meyer Werft at its shipyard in Papenburg, Germany for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL). The new ships are the first vessels in Royal Caribbean’s new class of cruise ships, currently named “Project Sunshine.” The 158,000-gt ships will have a capacity of more than 4,100 passengers…

CALL FOR PAPERS: Ship Production Symposium

The Ship Production Symposium in conjunction with SNAME’s 2012 Annual Meeting has an open “Call for Papers”. The SNAME 2012 Annual Meeting/Ship Production Symposium will be held on October 24‐26 in Providence, RI. Abstracts will be accepted until June 1st.

Ship Production Symposium Calls for Papers

The Ship Production Symposium in conjunction with SNAME’s 2012 Annual Meeting has an open “Call for Papers”. The SNAME 2012 Annual Meeting/Ship Production Symposium will be held on October 24‐26 in Providence, RI. Abstracts will be accepted until this Friday, June 1st.

CMA CGM Launches 18,000 TEU Containership

CMA CGM Bougainville (Photo: CMA CGM)

Container shipping firm CMA CGM Group has taken delivery of its newest colossal containership, the 18,000 TEU, 400-meter-long CMA CGM Bougainville. Now the largest vessel sailing under the French flag, CMA CGM Bougainville is the fourth vessel of the 18,000 TEU series, all bearing the names of great explorers, in this case honoring French explorer Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, who as captained the first French official world tour in the 18th Century. At 400 meters long and 54 meters wide…

Wärtsilä Acquires Senitec

Wärtsilä signed an agreement to acquire the Swedish company Senitec AB in Varberg. The company is privately-owned and specializes in environmental technology products for separating waste such as oily water and sludge in power plants, harbours and ships. Senitec has 5 employees. This new business gives Wärtsilä the possibility to expand its offering of environmental solutions in waste management. The acquisition supports Wärtsilä's strategy to provide total solutions and packages to customers in all its business sectors: Wärtsilä Ship Power, Wärtsilä Power Plants and Wärtsilä Services. On joining Wärtsilä, Senitec will benefit from Wärtsilä's technical knowledge of specific business segments as well as its marketing and distribution network worldwide, providing a good basis for growth.

Wärtsilä Acquires Swedish Environmental Tech Company

Wärtsilä has signed an agreement to acquire the Swedish company Senitec AB in Varberg. The company is privately-owned and specializes in environmental technology products for separating waste such as oily water and sludge in power plants, harbours and ships. Senitec has 5 employees. This new business gives Wärtsilä the possibility to expand its offering of environmental solutions in waste management. The acquisition supports Wärtsilä's strategy to provide total solutions and packages to customers in all its business sectors: Wärtsilä Ship Power, Wärtsilä Power Plants and Wärtsilä Services. On joining Wärtsilä, Senitec will benefit from Wärtsilä's technical knowledge of specific business segments as well as its marketing and distribution network worldwide, providing a good basis for growth.

Hornblower Hybrid Technology Award Finalist

The San Francisco-based Hornblower Hybrid has been named a finalist in an international awards competition for Environmental Technology of the Year. Sustainable Shipping, an international online news and information resource, hosts the annual competition and will announce the 2009 winners at in London on July 15th, 2009. The Hornblower Hybrid, part of the Alcatraz Cruises fleet, is the first hybrid passenger vessel in the United States. The revolutionary design combines wind, diesel and electricity to power the vessel.

SAIC Wins Navy Contract

procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website and posting to the Space and Naval Warfare Systems e-Commerce Central website, with two offers received.The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-07-D-0091).

SAIC Wins Navy Deal

Science Applications International Corp. is being awarded a $10,438,103 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development, test and evaluation in environmental technology and engineering, marine science, chemistry, biological science, information technology and management, advanced sensor development, environmental platform systems, decision support systems and ocean/harbor/coastal surveillance in support of the Advanced Systems and Applied Sciences Division.This contract is one of two contracts awarded: both awardees will compete for task orders during the ordering period.This three-year contract includes one two-year option…

BWT System Recognition a Step Closer for China's PACT

Euro Tech Holdings subsidiary, PACT, reports its Ballast Water Treatment System BWTS passed a China land-based test & qualifies for sea-going tests. PACT Environmental Technology Company Ltd. has passed the BWTS land-base test in China and has to pass a 6 month sea board test in order to get the necessary certifications before launching the system. PACT is now preparing two (300 cubic meters per hour) BWTS ready for sea board test in November. Ballast water treatment is an imminent requirement by The International Maritime Organization ("IMO") to prevent the biological unbalance caused by the estimated 12 billion tons of ballast water transported across the seas by ocean-going ships when their ballast water tanks are emptied or refilled.

Terragon Trash Tech for BigLift Ship

Photograph of the mv Happy Start, a sister ship of the mv Happy Sun. (Photo: BigLift Shipping)

Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc. and Marship Engineering entered into a contract with Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding China to supply a MAGS V8 for the new build vessel mv Happy Sun of Netherlands based BigLift Shipping (a member of the Spliethoff Group). As shipping companies are increasingly under a microscope regarding their emissions to the environment, the decision by BigLift Shipping to chose MAGS gasification technology reflects its role as an early adopter of innovative technologies on their ships.

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