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BIMCO and Maersk align with Japan on ship power limitations ahead of crucial IMO talks

BIMCO et Maersk s'alignent avec le Japon sur la limitation de puissance des navires en amont des discussions cruciales de l'OMI


2019-10-02

 

 

The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), a major ship owning body, recently submitted a proposal to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to regulate propulsion power of ships in order to sustain the GHG savings already achieved through slower steaming.

"While it remains a fact that ships' speed is the single most important variable influencing their CO2 emissions", BIMCO argues "there are different views as to which regulatory measure is best when it comes to enforcement and achieving the objective of curbing emissions. Measuring a ship's speed is not an accurate exercise, therefore, other avenues have been investigated. It has been concluded that limiting ships' propulsion power can be controlled accurately and at the same time, it has a close correlation to speed".

"While it is imperative to ensure the GHG emissions savings through slower steaming are sustained, it is also important that owners are incentivized to innovate," says Lars Robert Pedersen, BIMCO Deputy Secretary General.

Setting a limit for ships' power has already been suggested by Japan. Their delegation at the IMO's Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting in April suggested the use of a power limiter, such as found in the automotive industry. BIMCO recommends the power limit should be derived for each shipping sector from an assumed performance of an average ship sailing at current average trading speed within each sector.

 

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ClassNK publishes crew advice on fuel change-over

2019-10-01

McKeil Marine's Evans Spirit  won the International Bulk Journal's 2016 Ship of the Year Award during the IBJ's Salute to Excellence in the Maritime Bulk Industry gala awards ceremony in London, UK on November 21.
"It's a fantastic way to closeout our 60th anniversary year: having a vessel named after our founder, Evans McKeil, win this prestigious international award," said Steve Fletcher, President and CEO of McKeil Marine.
Acquired by McKeil in 2015, the Evans Spirit is a cargo ship with the shallow draught characters of a tug and barge; however, compared to a tug-and-barge unit, she can transport approximately 40 per cent more cargo about 50 per cent faster on a very similar amount of fuel.  She is in service throughout the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.
Evans Spirit was shortlisted for 2016 Ship of the Year competing with three other vessels: CS Bright, Mitsui OSK Lines, Japan;  Damen Shipyards, Netherlands; and MN Baroque, Swiss Marine, Switzerland. The award is presented to the owner, operator or builder of an outstanding individual bulk ship. Judged on operational efficiency, design innovation, safety and environmental protection, the Evans Spirit was selected as winner. (Photo Paul Beesley).



Tokyo - Classification Society ClassNK has just released its "Booklet for ship crew members: Precautions concerning change-over to 0.50% sulphur compliant fuel oils" to address the IMO regulation on the new sulphur limit for fuel oil used on board ships beginning 1 January 2020. The precautions outline potential risks for ship crew members responsible for operations in the change-over from conventional fuel oils to compliant fuel oils and measures to mitigate the risks.

In light of the sulphur limit regulation affecting the world on a global scale, situations where conventional fuel oils for main engines or auxiliary engines are changed to compliant fuel oils and actually used are expected to increase. The booklet provides ship crew members onboard who bunker and actually use compliant fuel oils with information focusing on the "compatibility" and "cold flow properties" of such fuels as well as associated risks and measures to mitigate such risks. In addition, relevant recommendations and product leaflets provided by several chemical manufacturers pertaining to sludge dispersants and sludge solubilizers are attached to the booklet as references.

 

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NYK  to have accomplished World's First Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships Trial

2019-10-01

McKeil Marine's Evans Spirit  won the International Bulk Journal's 2016 Ship of the Year Award during the IBJ's Salute to Excellence in the Maritime Bulk Industry gala awards ceremony in London, UK on November 21.
"It's a fantastic way to closeout our 60th anniversary year: having a vessel named after our founder, Evans McKeil, win this prestigious international award," said Steve Fletcher, President and CEO of McKeil Marine.
Acquired by McKeil in 2015, the Evans Spirit is a cargo ship with the shallow draught characters of a tug and barge; however, compared to a tug-and-barge unit, she can transport approximately 40 per cent more cargo about 50 per cent faster on a very similar amount of fuel.  She is in service throughout the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.
Evans Spirit was shortlisted for 2016 Ship of the Year competing with three other vessels: CS Bright, Mitsui OSK Lines, Japan;  Damen Shipyards, Netherlands; and MN Baroque, Swiss Marine, Switzerland. The award is presented to the owner, operator or builder of an outstanding individual bulk ship. Judged on operational efficiency, design innovation, safety and environmental protection, the Evans Spirit was selected as winner. (Photo Paul Beesley).

NYK announced it has conducted the world's first Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) trial performed in accordance with the IMO's Interim Guidelines for MASS trials as the company begins tests to realize its target of manned autonomous ships for safer operations and a reduction in crew workload.

In the MASS trial, from September 14 to 17, Iris Leader, a large NYK-operated PCTC with a gross tonnage of 70,826 tons, was navigated day and night using the Sherpa System for Real ship (SSR) navigation system on a voyage from Xinsha, China, to Nagoya, Japan, and then from the port of Nagoya to the port of Yokohama, Japan. Crew performed typical duties during the trips to Japan's coastal area but excluded bays.

During the trial, the SSR's performance in actual sea conditions was monitored as it collected information on environmental conditions around the ship from existing navigational devices, calculated collision risk, automatically determined optimal routes and speeds that were safe and economical, and then automatically navigated the ship.

Using data and experience gained through this trial but not obtainable through onshore simulators, NYK was able to ensure the feasibility of the SSR and its benefit for safe and optimal operations calling it a big step toward realizing its goal of manned autonomous ships.

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Hamilton-Oshawa merged port authority unveils logo

2019-09-30

McKeil Marine's Evans Spirit  won the International Bulk Journal's 2016 Ship of the Year Award during the IBJ's Salute to Excellence in the Maritime Bulk Industry gala awards ceremony in London, UK on November 21.
"It's a fantastic way to closeout our 60th anniversary year: having a vessel named after our founder, Evans McKeil, win this prestigious international award," said Steve Fletcher, President and CEO of McKeil Marine.
Acquired by McKeil in 2015, the Evans Spirit is a cargo ship with the shallow draught characters of a tug and barge; however, compared to a tug-and-barge unit, she can transport approximately 40 per cent more cargo about 50 per cent faster on a very similar amount of fuel.  She is in service throughout the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.
Evans Spirit was shortlisted for 2016 Ship of the Year competing with three other vessels: CS Bright, Mitsui OSK Lines, Japan;  Damen Shipyards, Netherlands; and MN Baroque, Swiss Marine, Switzerland. The award is presented to the owner, operator or builder of an outstanding individual bulk ship. Judged on operational efficiency, design innovation, safety and environmental protection, the Evans Spirit was selected as winner. (Photo Paul Beesley).

Hamilton & Oshawa, Ontario - Following its amalgamation in June, the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (or HOPA) had a unique opportunity to reposition itself. The Port Authority sought a modern brand and visual identity that would resonate in Hamilton and Oshawa, and convey its evolution into a progressive maritime industry leader.

The HOPA Ports logo unveiled September 26 is bold and industrial, referencing the strength of the organization's growing multi-modal network. The subtle wave in the 'H' nods to its approachability and work in and on the water.

"The look and feel of HOPA Ports extends a brand reputation we've been cultivating for years." said Director of Public Affairs, Larissa Fenn. "It captures our identity as an integrated, effective port manager and transparent community partner."

Stakeholders from Hamilton and Oshawa witnessed the logo unveiling at a reception in Oshawa. The cities have a lot in common; industrial at their core, yet increasingly focused on environmental sustainability, innovation and economic diversification. They share a rare port city status, and the opportunities these marine assets bring along with them.

"The new brand will allow us to market our real estate services to transportation-intensive industries across Canada and around the world confidently," said HOPA CEO & President, Ian Hamilton. "We want Hamilton and Oshawa to take pride in being port cities, and we are proud to contribute to their success."

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The MSRC wins bid for the training of the Great Lakes pilots

Le CSEM remporte un appel d'offres pour la formation des pilotes des Grands Lacs


2019-09-23

 

Québec City - The Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC), a world-class pilot simulation training and port feasibility studies facility, is pleased to announce that it has been granted a four-year contract, with an optional additional year, to provide training for all pilots under the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority (GLPA).

To ensure transparency, fairness and merit-based business practices, last May, the GLPA issued a request for proposals (RFP) to training facilities across Canada seeking proposals from bidders to provide specialized ship simulator training courses and exercises for its marine pilots and apprentice-pilots of the Great Lakes Region.

The seven-part bid solicitation was very stringent in terms of technical capabilities, human resource skills, experience and financial stability. "The MSRC is extremely proud to have been selected by the GLPA as their sole training provider," declared MSRC's Director, Paul Racicot. "This is a very strong vote of confidence from a well-established pilotage authority."

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