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FIRST FULLY AUTONOMOUS HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY

The UK’s Solent has hosted a pioneering autonomous surveying event reports Dag Pike.   Sea Robotics ‘ ASV ‘Harry’   The first time that a hydrographic survey has been carried out using guidance only from pre-planned survey lines or automatically generated lines based on sonar coverage took place at Hurst Point in the Solent. Human… Read more »

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GLOBAL SHIPPING INDUSTRY FACES CALLS TO REDUCE EMISSIONS

 The 2018 Greenport Congress conference invites industry experts to discuss the reduction of emissions in depth, offering insight into how ports and shipping terminals can tackle their rising emissions. The IMO’s International Marine Environment Protection Committee met in London, UK last week to agree on a global plan for reducing emissions levels within the shipping… Read more »

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PORTABLE BALLAST MONITORING VERIFICATION

Independent benchmark testing on behalf of the Chinese government has identified one method as an accurate methodology for portable ballast water sampling. The Single Turnover One Pulse (STOP) methodology used by Chelsea Technologies’ FastBallast Sensor, was independently verified by researchers from the Environmental Protection & Energy-saving Technique Research Centre of China. “It is essential that… Read more »

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Container Shipping Continues Progress in Reducing CO2 Emissions but Major Innovation Needed to Meet Ambitious Global Climate Goals

Report from Clean Cargo Working GroupTM, representing 85 percent of ocean containerized shipping and industry customers, shows a drop in CO2 emissions in 2017   San Francisco, August 16, 2018—Carbon dioxide emissions from 22 of the world’s leading ocean container carriers, representing 85 percent of global containerized shipping, continued to fall in 2017, but more… Read more »

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A new marine fuel terminal in the Port of Frederikshavn which will be fully adapted for the new Sulphur Directive 2020

Stena Oil has signed an agreement to create a new marine fuel terminal in the Port of Frederikshavn which will be fully adapted for the new Sulphur Directive 2020. Stena Oil is to build Scandinavia’s largest bunkering terminal on 38,000 square metre site at the Port of Frederikshavn   The location of the new terminal… Read more »

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ELECTRIC DRIVE PROMISES EMISSIONS REDUCTION

Port equipment manufacturer Liebherr has developed a new low-voltage frequency converter system which promises significant reduction in energy consumption and emissions. Liebherr has a new low-voltage frequency converter system for marine applications called Liduro Marine Photo: Liebherr   Liduro Marine LCU 300 has been developed for vessels with a drive power of up to 5,000… Read more »

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The Environmental Ship Index (ESI) to focus more on CO2

The Environmental Ship Index (ESI) is set to incorporate more work on CO2 in line with the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) legislative developments to boost its effectiveness.   As the ESI’s user base has expanded to around 7000 vessels, the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) working group has also decided to upgrade the IT… Read more »

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UNIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL VOICE NEEDED

Ports are moving in the right direction to decrease emissions but there is a lack of global research on how ports are handling impact management, an environmental specialist has stressed. Speaking exclusively to Port Strategy at TOC Europe, Satu Kaivonen from Konecranes said that while ports are addressing emissions, waste treatment handling and efficiency, there… Read more »