Costa Mediterranea Awarded RINA Green Star
The Costa Mediterranea, which was delivered to Costa Crociere by Kvaerner Masa-Yards yesteday, has become the latest state-of-the-art cruise ship to be awarded the Green Star logo by Italian classification society RINA. The 85,700 gt newbuilding was awarded the Green Star notation, a dedicated environmental standard for shipping. The 2,114-passenger vessel, which is built to RINA class, is a sistership to the Costa Atlantica (delivered in 2000), which was the first ship ever awarded the RINA Green Star. Other sisterships are the Carnival Spirit (delivered 2001), Carnival Pride (2001), and Carnival Legend (2002). All meet RINA's high voluntary standards of construction and operation to maximize environmental preservation.
First Tanker Gets RINA Green Star
Italian classification society RINA has issued its Green Star environmental logo to the 35,000 dwt Shogun, in what is believed to be the first time a chemical/product tanker anywhere has achieved the voluntary Clean Air and Clean Sea standards which until now have been applied only to passenger ships. The Shogun, an IMO 11 chemical/products carrier, has just been delivered to Italian owner Mediterranea di Navigazione from Korea's Hyundai Mipo yard. It will enter service on charter to Italy's major energy group ENEL, which has taken particular interest in the advanced environmental and technical features of the vessel. RINA's Green Star logo has already been sought for several passenger ship newbuildings…
Motia Continues Product Tanker Expansion
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First tanker gets RINA Green Star
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Carnival Legend Awarded RINA Green Star
Legend, delivered from Kvaerner Masa yard August 14, 2002, to Carnival Cruise Line. Carnival Legend is also built to RINA class. The 2,124-passenger vessel is a sistership to the already delivered Costa Atlantica (2000), Carnival Spirit (2001), and Carnival Pride (2001). Two more vessels, the Costa Mediterranea (2003), and Carnival Miracle (2004) are due to follow. construction and operation to maximize environmental preservation. "We know that passengers want to visit environmentally sensitive areas, but they want to leave them as they found them, pristine," said Ugo Salerno, ceo of RINA, presenting the award to the ship's master at the delivery ceremony.
Green Star Reduces Fuel Consumption
Green Star Products, Inc. announced that it has received the final report on a fuel savings test conducted on a Greek shipping vessel. The tests were conducted using Green Star's Diesel Fuel Energizer (DFE) added to fuel tanks. Tests were performed on two Caterpillar Ship Engines Model 3412 (rated at 720 hp each) and also on two Caterpillar Generator Sets Model 3306 (rated 240 hp each). The test data indicates the shipping vessel reduced fuel consumption by an average of 12 percent. The engines also showed decreased smoke emissions to a point where smoke was no longer visible. Also noted was a reduction of engine noise and increased power and performance.
Motia Continues Tanker Expansion
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CEVA Wins Best Green Logistics Operator Award
CEVA Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, was awarded the Best Green Logistics Operator award at the 28th Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA) held in Shanghai recently. The annual awards organized by Cargonews Asia are designed to honor leading organizations for demonstrating leadership as well as consistency in service quality, innovation, customer relationship management and reliability. Nominations for each category were voted for by readers of Asia’s leading shipping, supply chain and cargo transport publication, Cargonews Asia.
ABS Introduces SafeShip
Scrutiny surrounding the carriage of cargo at sea, particularly on the quality of tonnage enlisted to transport potentially hazardous materials, is higher than ever. In the wake of high-profile disasters such as Erika, which left not only beaches and water but the reputation of many in the shipping industry soiled, leading companies usually step up. This is the case with the American Bureau of Shipping, one of the handful of highly regarded classification societies in the world. At the recent Posidonia exhibition, ABS introduced SafeShip, a program designed to apply advanced technology to reduce risk in the design, construction and maintenance of a new and safer generation of cost-efficient vessels.
Recent Vessel Sales: August 2014
Vessel sales for June 2014 (as of September 1) as prepared by Shipping Intelligence, Inc., New York.
MAN Propulsion Package for New Italian RoRo
Italian Visemar's new RoRo (construction at Cantiere Navale Visentini yard, near Venice) will be powered by twin MAN engines. The vessel will be powered by a complete MAN propulsion package featuring 2 × 9L32/44CR medium-speed engines., which each develop 5,040 kW at 750 rpm and are complemented by 2 × Renk RSV 900C gearboxes and 2 × Alpha CPP propellers. The engines fulfill IMO Tier II regulations and will be built at MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Augsburg works in Germany from where they are scheduled for delivery in August 2013.
Wärtsilä, CEVA Receive Lean & Green Star Award
Wärtsilä and CEVA Logistics were recognized for their successful efforts to reduce CO2 emissions by 60% at Wärtsilä's warehousing operations. The two companies have been named as winners of the Lean & Green Star Award 2013, a program aimed at encouraging businesses and government bodies to move to a higher level of sustainability by taking measures that not only yield cost savings, but at the same time reduce the burden on the environment. The achievement has been made possible thanks to the combined efforts of CEVA and Wärtsilä.
Megayacht Electro-magnetic Propulsion System a World First
The 45m megayacht project involves KaiserWerft, Franck Muller Yacht Design & Engineering and Voith. The semi displacement 45 m yacht will be fully built in Kevlar and Carbon and the (electromagnetic) propulsion is to be powered by a Diesel electric system with new electric propellers from Voith Germany, as part of the Voith Inline Propulsor System, driven by an integrated permanent magnetic (PM) synchronous ring motor. The diesel electric system should result in less fuel consumption…
Melbourne RoRo Terminal Opens
Melbourne International RoRo & Automotive Terminal (MIRRAT) will officially open at Webb Dock West in Melbourne on the 10th April, 2016. MIRRAT is dedicated to providing best in class terminal services to the Automotive and RoRo markets in Melbourne by providing efficient, innovative and sustainable solutions to our customers. As part of Port of Melbourne Corporation’s port capacity project, MIRRAT was awarded the rights to design, construct and operate the new RoRo & Automotive Terminal at Webb Dock West.
A New Tug Class for Med Marine
Construction will soon commence on the first of a newly designed variant of the RAmparts series of tugs from Robert Allan Ltd., the RAmparts 2300-MM, developed exclusively for Med Marine to be built at its shipyard in Turkey. The new tug will be the first of six vessels expected to be completed within the next 2-3 years, with the leading vessel expected for delivery in late 2017. The signing ceremony for the new contract took place on February 9 at the Med Marine Head Office in Istanbul, Turkey. This venture reflects a longstanding cooperation between Med Marine and Robert Allan Ltd.
Silversea Cruises Orders Newbuild from Fincantieri
Silversea Cruises has place an order worth about €310 million (US$371.4 million) with Fincantieri for the construction of a new ultra-luxury cruise ship. The new vessel, tentatively named Silver Moon, will be a sister ship of Silver Muse, delivered in April at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Sestri Ponente, Genoa. At 40,700 gross tons and with a capacity to accommodate 596 passengers on board, the ship will maintain the small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodations. According to the builder, the new ship will achieve Green star 3 Design notation assigned to units that are designed, built and equipped in order to prevent air and water pollution, as well as the COMF-NOISE A PAX and COMF-NOISE B CREW notations assigned on the basis of the ship’s measured noise levels.
Passenger Vessels With Pedigrees
Italian prowess in the field of passenger vessel design, outfitting and technology is near legendary status in the international marine community. Even as the grip on these high-value, niche vessels loosens — largely due to cost-cutting competition from the Far East — a quick peak a the world orderbook and recent deliveries of cruise ships quickly tells who currently reigns supreme in the cruise shipping market. Evidence of Italian influence in the passenger vessel segment is undeniable, and over the years the country's shipbuilders have catered to some of the world's most discerning and quality demanding customers, such as U.S.-based Disney Cruise Line.
TNPA Invests in Port of Ngqura
Two new landmarks at the Port of Ngqura, which are part of ongoing developments to position the port as a container transhipment hub for Sub-Saharan Africa, were officially launched by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) today. The new landmarks are the port’s state-of-the-art administration building and an administration craft basin for pilot boats and tugboats, including office facilities for operational staff working on these craft. Also included in TNPA’s latest R700 million investment into the port is the vacuum based automated mooring technology pioneered at Ngqura last year.
MS Carnival Legend, newbuilding no. 501, was delivered to Carnival Corporation at Kvaerner Masa-Yards' Helsinki shipyard this past August. Legend is the fourth cruise ship in a series of new Panamax-Max size cruise ships under construction for Carnival Corporation and operated by Carnival Cruise Lines and Costa Crociere. The first ship in the series, Costa Atlantica, was delivered in June 2000, and the sisterships Carnival Spirit and Carnival Pride in 2001. Measuring 960 ft. (292.5 m) with a maximum breadth of 127 ft. (38.8 m), a breadth of 106 ft. (32.2 m) and a draft of 25 ft. (7.8 m), Carnival Legend entered service August 21 with a three-day cruise from Harwich, U.K. to Amsterdam.
POLB 'Green Flag', 'Green Ship', Program Awards
The Port of Long Beach's Green Flag and Green Ship annual awards honored 20 shipping lines for efforts to improve air quality. Efforts to improve air quality locally were accomplished by slowing ships down or deploying cleaner vessels, or both. The Port’s Green Flag Program was created in 2005 and participation today is nearly universal. In 2012, almost 96 percent of all ships calling at Long Beach slowed to 12 knots within 20 nautical miles of the Port. In 2009, the Port added the 40 nautical mile option and last year, more than 83 percent of vessels slowed from 40 nautical miles.
Eniram Selected GCCA as 2012 Later Stage Award Top 30 Finalist
Leading Finnish provider of fuel saving technology to the shipping industry recognized for its development and growth by prestigious international Green Technology Award. Eniram Limited, the fast-growing Finnish provider of real-time decision support solutions for the shipping and marine industry, has been chosen by the Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) as a 2012 Later Stage Award Top 30 Finalist. Inclusion in the list reflects Eniram’s business growth in delivering technology that helps shipping companies become more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly. This award recognizes innovative mid to later stage cleantech companies around the world who are clearly contributing to the rising green economy.
Battery Hybrid Patrol Boat under Development
PBES and NORIS Automation GmbH have partnered on the hybrid drive systems for Europe’s first battery hybrid patrol vessel. The 45m long vessel is being built at Baltic Workboats Shipyard in Estonia and will be delivered with 273kWh of PBES Power 65 battery modules. “PBES batteries provide hours of low speed propulsion with reduced sound and heat signature as well as greatly increased efficiency,” said Brent Perry, PBES Chief Executive Officer. “The vessel is first of many that we will be seeing in law enforcement.
Sea Star to Implement New Chassis Program
Sea Star Line informs that as part of its long term program related to chassis utilization, commencing Monday, June 2, 2014, it will introduce a new chassis program for shipments moving to and from the Southeast United States. From the above date, Sea Star Line will no longer provide chassis, having partnered with Flexi-Van Leasing, Inc. to provide shippers, consignees, or their agents (motor carriers) with chassis directly. “The decision was made to expand the chassis program because it supports our service commitment to the trade…