Cargill, Huntsman and UNIPEC to Charter Only Efficient Vessels

Cargill, one of the world’s leading international transporters, producers and marketers of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products, Huntsman Corporation, the global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals and UNIPEC UK Company Ltd, trader of crude oil and oil products, have earlier this month that they will only charter the more efficient vessels operating in the shipping market.

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IMO MEPC 64th session 1-5 Oct. 2012

The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) meets for its 64th session from 1 to 5 October 2012, at IMO Headquarters in London. As well as discussing matters relating to the implementation of energy-efficiency, ballast water management and ship-recycling regulations, the MEPC will also consider formally designating the Saba Bank, in the North-eastern Caribbean area of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, as a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA).

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Fuel Cell Technology onboard OSV

With rising fuel prices and impending environmental regulations, the pressure is on for more efficient and environmentally friendly ships. DNV in the joint industry project, FellowSHIP, developed a 330 kW fuel cell which was successfully installed, and demonstrated in smooth operation for more than 7000 hours on board the offshore supply vessel Viking Lady.

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Waste Heat Recovery System for Container Ship

Aero-Citadel by Imabari Shipbuilding

Imabari Shipbuilding has developed the Aero-Citadel, a newly designed superstructure which brings to realization both energy efficiency and anti-piracy measures.

Energy efficiency 

The Aero-Citadel is a superstructure with slimly streamlined shape which combines ship’s accommodation, engine room , and funnel casing. Wind pressure during navigation will be reduced by 25-30% (as the result of the wind tunnel testing). In case of Cape size bulk carrier, it will enable a decrease of about 2% in fuel consumption (at normal output, about 9m/sec. – Beaufort 5 head wind). New marine use LED lighting is also introduced to the accommodation and engine room lighting system, which reduces electric power consumption used for lighting by about 50%.

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