Vessels for the Future, a new research initiative backed by DNV GL and over 50 other organisations, is aspiring to reach the goal of reducing maritime CO2 emissions by 80 per cent and completely eliminating SOx and NOx emissions by 2050.
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) is to expand its use of Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) after a successful pilot programme that resulted in fuel efficiency gains and reduced CO2 emissions.
Reykjavik-based Marorka reports that it has signed a contract with United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) to deliver performance monitoring and energy management solutions for the UASC fleet.
Silverstream Technologies and Shell have announced the successful trial of Silverstream’s new air lubrication technology, which the companies claim could deliver 5 per cent efficiency savings.
The Korean Register (KR) has launched an in-house developed software program that aims to assist vessels in complying with fuel oil change over requirements in line with low sulphur regulations.
Videotel has announced the launch of its ISO 50001 Energy Management Training Course, designed to help ship owners and managers reduce emissions and costs by more effectively managing their energy systems.
DNV GL reports that Hapag-Lloyd is preparing to become the world’s first shipowner certified as ready for EU MRV (monitoring, reporting and verification) emissions regulations set to be finalised later this year.
Videotel has released two new training videos designed to help ship owners deal with changes to emissions regulations that come into force on January 1.
The EU Council has reached an agreement that will see ships above 5000 gross tons obliged to monitor CO2 emissions from January 2018.
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