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Drone ‘sniffs’ sulphur emissions

A large drone has started start checking emissions from ships in Danish waters to make sure they comply with the 0.10% sulphur limit that applies in the area

The drone is provided by the European Maritime Safety Agency, and is to be used as a means of preventing ship pollution.

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The drone is fitted with a so-called ‘sniffer’ capable of measuring sulphur emissions. By entering the ship’s exhaust gas plume, the drone can estimate the amount of sulphur in the fuel. The data is immediately available to Danish authorities, who can follow up if the data indicates that a ship does not comply with the requirements.

According to a statement the project “will contribute to a more efficient enforcement of the sulphur rules, thereby ensuring fair competition for shipping companies and less pollution from ships”. In Denmark, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for enforcing the sulphur rules, and the Danish Maritime Authority supports this work through ship inspections in Danish ports and now also with drone monitoring.

 

The drone operates in an area north of the Great Belt and carried out its first sulphur monitoring mission in the area in April.

Industry News

Environment

ABS

launches Global Sustainability Center

US-based classification society ABS has established a new research and certification centre in Singapore to help maritime transition to a sustainable, lower emissions industry.

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New research

institute for alternative energy

A new institute based in Japan will link together ship and marine related research projects with research locations.

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Low carbon

shipping group expands

The Panama Canal Authority and A.P. Moller – Maersk are the latest organisations to join the IMO-supported Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping (GIA).

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Genoil

results witnessed by LR

Clean technology engineering company Genoil says that Lloyd’s Register’s – Fuel Oil Bunker Analysis and Advisory Service (FOBAS) has witnessed the outcome of a demonstration of its Hydroconversion Upgrader.

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World Fuel Services

increases bunker capacity at Gibraltar

US-based World Fuel Services (WFS), through its fully owned subsidiary Gib Oil Limited, has extended its capacity in the port of Gibraltar with the addition of two barges to its physical bunker operations.

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Refineries

The Swedish Club

The world’s refineries can produce more than enough quality 0.50% marine fuel oil (MFO) in 2020, according to a new report on the IMO’s 2020 sulphur emissions regulations for global shipping

Verifavia in deals with big ship managers

Emissions verification company Verifavia

 has signed deals with Wallem Ship Management in Hong Kong and Zeaborn Ship Management in Hamburg (a consolidation of ER Schiffahrt and Rickmers Shipmanagement), to conduct verification services for EU Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) and the IMO’s Data Collection System (DCS), as well as certification of associated IT systems.

Rotterdam_Skyline

Just-in-time sailing saves CO2

If sea-going vessels were better informed about the availability of berths and adapted their speed accordingly,

substantial savings could be made in terms of fuel and CO2 emissions, according to a new study commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam Authority and research institute TNO.

Rotor sails fitted on Maersk tanker

Norsepower, together with project partners Maersk Tankers,

Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and Shell Shipping & Maritime, has installed two Norsepower Rotor Sails onboard Maersk Tankers Long Range 2 (LR2) product tanker Maersk Pelican.
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To survive suppliers

“must change business models”

Physical fuel suppliers need to fundamentally transform the traditional models of supply in order to survive, according to Adrian Tolson,
Senior Partner at the 20|20 Marine
Energy maritime consultancy.

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Aegean granted restructuring approval

Major global bunker trader and supplier Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc

was granted interim approval by the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in late November for all of the company’s first day motions related to its voluntary Chapter 11 restructuring.

Slow speed engines “have lower claims”

Slow speed engines “have lower claims”

The Swedish Club

says that its latest statistics show that vessels propelled by medium/high speed engines have a claims frequency 2.5 times higher than slow speed engines, with an average claims cost of close to US$650,000

Refineries

“can produce enough 0.50% fuel oil”

The world’s refineries can produce more than enough quality 0.50% marine fuel oil (MFO) in 2020,
according to a new report on the IMO’s 2020 sulphur emissions regulations for global shipping

LR launches MRV compliance program

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has launched an online verification service,

 CO2 Verifier, that it says “provides a simple solution to comply with both the EU monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) regulation and the IMO Data Collection System (DCS)”.

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Wärtsilä company in LNG-fuelled bulker project

Wärtsilä subsidiary Eniram has signed

a memorandum of understanding with Athens-based Arista Shipping to participate in its Project Forward to develop a dry bulk carrier that features “an unprecedented high level of energy efficiency”.

Bellona Foundation and Carnival Corporation in sustainable cruise tourism pact

The Bellona Foundation and cruise ship giant Carnival Corporation,

with nine global cruise line brands, have agreed to work together to continue improving environmental and sustainability impact.

Gothenburg to keep LNG discount at 20% in 2019

Gothenburg to keep LNG discount at 20% in 2019

Sweden’s Port of Gothenburg

 says it will keep its discount on port tariffs at 20% for LNG-fuelled vessels in 2019 before starting to phase them out in 2020 with a reduction to 10%.

Slow speed engines “have lower claims”

Slow speed engines “have lower claims”

The Swedish Club

says that its latest statistics show that vessels propelled by medium/high speed engines have 
a claims frequency 2.5 times higher than slow speed engines, with an average claims cost of close to US$650,000

©An EnergySail array can be incorporated into EMP’s Aquarius

RO-RO EEDI “CORRECTED”

Global ferry operators’ trade association

Interferry has welcomed IMO’s 20% “correction” in its Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) calculation formula for ro-ro and ro-pax vessels and described the move

“as an incentive to revive newbuild projects that have been inhibited by the current criteria”      

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Rotterdam’s looks to lead in

“energy transition”

 Following an exceptionally strong increase in container throughput,

of 12.3% by tonnes, in  2017 Port of Rotterdam is looking to invest in infrastructure for alternative

Biofuels available

at Rotterdam

VARO Energy subsidiary REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker and GoodFuels Marine say they are working together to make European inland shipping more sustainable. 

World Fuel Services now has a physical presence at Tampa Bay

BIMCO’s new Bunker Terms

New document is “major step in the right direction” says IBIA

IBIA has reviewed the BIMCO Bunker Terms 2018 and some of our members have participated in the redrafting of the document. The revised BIMCO Standard Bunker Terms and Conditions, which replace the 2015 edition, were approved by BIMCO’s Documentary Committee on 2 May.
 

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Ship fuel oil

reporting requirements in force

Requirements for ships to collect data on their fuel oil consumption entered into force on 1 March as well as other important amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL).

World Fuel Services

becomes physical supplier at Tampa

World Fuel Services (WFS) says it is now able to supply fuel oil and marine diesel from Port Manatee to vessels in the Tampa Bay area.

Commercial production

of EnergySail and Aquarius MRE closer

In what is described as a major step towards bringing rigid sails onto powered ships, Eco Marine Power (EMP) has signed a patent license agreement with Teramoto Iron Works Ltd concerning patents related to EMP’s EnergySail and Aquarius MRE technologies.

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Rotterdam’s looks to lead in

“energy transition”

 Following an exceptionally strong increase in container throughput, of 12.3% by tonnes, in  2017 Port of Rotterdam is looking to invest in infrastructure for alternative fuels.

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Biofuels available

at Rotterdam

VARO Energy subsidiary REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker and GoodFuels Marine say they are working together to make European inland shipping more sustainable.  As a result advanced biofuels from GoodFuels Marine are available at the port of Rotterdam and also along inland shipping routes in the Netherlands through the REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker bunker network as well.

Oil will still be main marine fuel in 2050

Fewer oil spills

Statistics for oil spills from tankers for almost five decades show a progressive downward trend

according the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF). The average number of spills greater than, or equal to, 7 tonnes in size has continuously reduced and, since 2010, averages around seven per year. For ‘large spills’, of greater than 700 tonnes, the yearly average, which was around 25 in the 1970s has reduced dramatically to less than two since 2010.

Genoil says

new its technology can produce 0.50%S fuel

Publicly traded clean technology engineering company, Genoil says its newly developed Hydroconversion Upgrader (GHU), can convert heavy or sour crude oil into much more valuable, 0.50% compliant low sulphur oil,
at a fraction of the cost of traditional refining processes.

South Korea seizes ship

over “illegal oil transfer”

South Korean authorities seized the 16,500 dwt Hong Kong-flag tanker Lighthouse Winmore when she arrived Yeosu in November. 

Marsh warns on emissions regulations

Marsh warns

at Kiel Canal

Major global bunker supplier Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. announced that it would commence physical supply operations on the Kiel Canal, Germany from January 2018.

Aegean supplies at Kiel Canal

Aegean supplies

at Kiel Canal

Major global bunker supplier Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. announced that it would commence physical supply operations on the Kiel Canal, Germany from January 2018.

DNV GL: “Oil will still be main marine fuel in 2050”

DNV GL:

“Oil will still be main marine fuel in 2050”

In 2050, oil will remain the main fuel option for trading vessels, but natural gas will step up to become the second-most widely used fuel, and new low carbon alternatives will proliferate, according to a new study by classification society DNV GL

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Brightoil aims to

“transform the way bunker fuel is traded”

Brightoil Bunker Online E-Delivery platform is now live and includes
a Forward Fixed Price (FFP) facility which the company says will make “the process of buying bunkers anywhere in the world faster, easier and more transparent”.

ABS to analyse LPG’s potential as a marine fuel

ABS to analyse LPG’s

potential as a marine fuel

US-based classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is to provide Dorian LPG with an in-depth techno-economic analysis, laying out compliance options for impending global sulphur cap requirements, including the potential for using LPG as a fuel. Dorian LPG owns and operates a fleet of very large gas carriers (VLGCs), transporting liquefied petroleum gas around the world.

Sanjeev Sarin CEO Fujairah National Shipping

Fujairah National Shipping

aims to be “one-stop-shop”

Fujairah National Shipping (FNS) says that it is launching an ambitious bid to challenge network rivals in the Gulf by aiming to become one of the top three maritime services companies in the region by the end of 2018.

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Panama Canal launches

environmental assessment tool

The Panama Canal has launched its Emissions Calculator, an innovative new tool which will offer shippers the most accurate assessment of their carbon emissions, rank those who have reduced the most emissions by transiting the Canal versus alternate routes, and encourage action to reduce carbon footprints.

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2020 confusion

A marine industry survey conducted by ExxonMobil

 

Survey finds that the route to compliance with IMO’s 2020 0.50% global sulphur cap is unclear for many vessel operators.

The oil major says that the results highlight an ongoing sense of confusion and lack of preparedness, with 70% of respondents saying that they do not believe the industry is ready for the deadline.

Genoil links with Bomin for low sulphur projects​

Aim is to meet demand for
compliant fuels in 2020​

Genoil Inc, a publicly traded clean technology engineering company for the petroleum industries, has announced the signing of 
a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Bomin Group, 
a leading global physical supplier and trader of marine fuel,
for a potential collaboration to develop low sulphur fuel products compliant with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 0.50% global low sulphur fuel limit.

“K”Line’s CO2 target

“science based“

Japanese shipping group “K” Line CO2 reduction targets have been certified by the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi) to be scientifically consistent with achieving the Paris Agreement goal of keeping global temperature increases below 2deg C.

First LNG bunkering

Australia

The first commercial LNG bunkering operation in Australia has been undertaken by Wesfarmers’ EVOL LNG in the north-west of the country. Under an agreement with Woodside, EVOL LNG successfully refuelled the platform supply vessel, Siem Thiima, on 23 January at King Bay Supply Base near Dampier.

Start-up

firm We4Sea aims
to boost fuel efficiency

Netherlands-based Mainport Innovation Fund II, comprising KLM, Schiphol Group, Delft University of Technology, Port of Amsterdam

and NS Dutch Railways, is investing €400,000 in We4Sea, a maritime technology start-up focused on increasing the fuel efficiency

of seagoing ships. With the investment, We4Sea wants to accelerate its growth in the maritime transport sector.

Alfa Laval

expands gas testing facility

In March 2017 Alfa Laval opened

an extension to its Test & Training Centre In March 2017 Alfa Laval opened an extension to its

Test & Training Centre in Aalborg, Denmark for the opening of the expansion into gas testing. 

New MSAR

fuel’s performance “positive”

Progress on the new MSAR fuel is continuing. In the UK company’s interim result to December 2016 the Executive Chairman of Quadrise Fuels International (QFI), Mike Kirk, says: “The performance of MSAR® on the marine trial vessel has been positive and we expect the recent interim inspection to confirm this.

Calpam

delivers in France

Bolloré group’s German subsidiary Calpam is to use Bolloré’s terminals and oil logistics network to supply ships in French ports to serve all international customers.

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