• 2017 October 13 15:59

    Europort 2017: The new environmental age

    “The new environmental age” is among the themes of Europort 2017, an exhibition for maritime technology, which will be held on 7 - 10 November 2017 in the world port city of Rotterdam.

    What will power the future shipping fleet? What will the future fuel mix be?  These questions are being asked with greater frequency in the wake of the Global 2020 Sulphur Cap ruling agreed at the International Maritime Organization and other tightening regulations around air pollution and emissions from shipping operations. The need to take action is, in turn, driving the development and application of innovative alternative power and propulsion technology for ships.

    From January 1, 2020, the current global limit for sulphur content of ships’ fuel oil of 3.50% m/m (mass by mass) will drop to 0.50% m/m.  This has consequences for fuel use by existing ships and newbuilds, for marine engine performance optimisation and maintenance, and for vessel monitoring. The IMO’s EEDI (Energy Efficiency Design Index) and its tiered requirements for ship efficiency will also influence power and propulsion options, as will its relationship to the EU’s regional Monitoring Reporting and Verification, which comes into effect this year.

    With both cost and environmental imperatives on the line, making the right selection among the alternative energy source options available to ships presents one of the industry’s most pressing challenges.

    For visitors to Europort this year, RINA’s conference on ‘Power & Propulsion Alternatives for Ships’ on November 8 will provide critical insight into alternative fuel options, including the cutting-edge solutions that broaden choice and the technologies enabling renewable energy sources.

    Also on November 8, the Europort Masterclass on how energy management can save costs and support MRV compliance will offer attendees insight into how the optimum use of energy can help shipping companies perform better using the same amount of fuel. This Masterclass will consist of a plenary programme led by the Chairman Mr. Sander den Heijer, sector manager for Netherlands Maritime Technology, Mr. Teus van Beek, general manager, market innovation within the marine solutions division of Wärtsilä joined by Mr. Nick Lurkin, staff member, environmental affairs, at the Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KVNR), Mr. Sebastian Sala, head of innovation and energy management at Carnival Maritime and Ms. Federica Piastra, marine engineer, CETENA S.p.A, followed by a networking opportunity.

    On November 9 and 10, the CEDA Dredging Days 2017 will be held at Ahoy Rotterdam in conjunction with Europort 2017. The focus will be on sustainable dredging with regards to both the dredging activities and the resulting projects. The Keynote Address, by Mr. Frank Verhoeven, President of the International Association of Dredging Contractors (IADC), will focus on the most important developments which have influenced the dredging industry to date and decisive drivers of this market in the future.

    For more information on the complete programme of conference and events at Europort 2017, please visit: www.europort.nl/programme

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2018 March 19

18:06 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to East Africa
18:00 NIBULON awarded first advanced training certificates of state standard to shipbuilders
17:39 Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port handled 618,500 tonnes of fish in 2M’18, up 19.8% Y-o-Y
17:22 Gross revenue of Sovcomflot in 2017 grew by 3.4% to $1.43 billion
16:58 VSC terminal launches train services to Ramenskoye Station
16:41 Wagenborg carries out inspections in Russian Far East
16:30 ClassNK releases Guidelines for Direct Load Analysis and Strength Assessment of hull structure
16:06 Port of Rotterdam Authority: solid financial results in 2017 create new scope for ambitious investment programme
15:49 Maersk Line relaunches Asia-Europe Network to increase schedule reliability
15:43 Port of Rotterdam could increase its market share in certain regions in South-West Germany by up to 23%
15:17 North Rhine-Westphalia and Port of Rotterdam make start on port agreement
14:54 Exercise on maritime security held in Nigeria on 14-16 March
14:29 Rosneft posts growth of its net income in 2017, by 40.7% to USD 3.8 billion
13:55 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 11,944 in RF spot market
13:32 Workshop on how to design and conduct drills and maritime security exercises held in Jamaica
13:10 DP World and NIIF joint venture Hindustan Infralog to acquire 90% of Continental Warehousing Corporation in India
12:48 52 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 18-19
12:21 Wärtsilä acquires Transas to accelerate its Smart Marine Ecosystem vision
12:05 ULSTEIN holds steel cutting for SunStone's X-BOW expedition cruise vessel
11:49 Aker Arctic and ICEYE to provide satellite ice information
11:30 13th Arctic Passion Seminar held in Helsinki
11:08 Bibby Offshore announces merger with Rever Offshore
10:45 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) up 2.2% to 3.22 million TEUs in Jan-Feb’18
10:23 Brent Crude futures price down 0.48% to $65.89, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.46% to $62.12
10:08 MSC launches new freight rail service between Seville, Spain, and the Atlantic
09:42 Singapore will host 17th Vessel Efficiency and Fuel Management Summit on 29-30 August 2018
09:17 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,143 points
09:08 Ulstein celebrates keel laying of Lindblad’s first polar new build
08:04 DP World acquires fully integrated logistics services provider in Peru

2018 March 17

06:48 Seatrade convicted for trafficking toxic ships

2018 March 16

18:06 Rijkswaterstaat awards Afsluitdijk project to Levvel consortium
17:36 HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai handles new record ship
17:05 ICS publishes latest Flag State Performance Table
16:51 Vladimir Putin inspected the completed new road section of the Crimean Bridge
16:35 Wison successfully delivers the global largest single cracking furnace module
16:20 GTT announces the end of the test phase of its new LNG brick® technology
16:05 Fincantieri starts building of ultra-luxury cruise ship for Regent Seven Seas Cruises
15:30 Caterpillar Marine announces first European IMO Tier III tugboat
15:03 Throughput of port Kavkaz up 67% to 4.3 million tonnes in 2M’18
14:39 Port of Hamburg proves effectiveness in handling mega-carriers
14:05 Training for port facility security staff arranged in the Dominican Republic
13:42 Multipurpose Reloading Complex takes lead in the industry
13:20 Karachi Shipyards & Engineering Works delivers two Damen Stan Patrol 1605 FRP patrol boats to Pakistan Customs
13:17 Bunker prices continue going down at the port of Novorossiysk, Russia (graph)
12:51 52 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 15-16
12:28 Seaports of Russia’s Azov Sea Basin handled 16.77 million tonnes of cargo in winter 2017-2018, up 63.8% Y-o-Y
12:04 Latin America maritime cooperation centre launched
11:40 Vympel Shipyard laid down second armament support ship of Project 20360М for RF Defence Ministry (photo)
11:15 Vostochny Port JSC develops railway infrastructure under its Phase 3 project (photo)
10:52 IMO joined leading oil spill experts to discuss future issues concerning oil spill preparedness, response and restoration
10:27 Brent Crude futures price down 0.11% to $65.05, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.05% to $61.16
10:09 Panama Canal signs agreement with Association of Soybean and Corn Producers of Mato Grosso
09:48 IMO is looking at safety aspects of on shore power supply to ships
09:34 Bunker prices are flat at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,150 points
09:03 Damen unveils Multi Cat Water Injection Dredger

2018 March 15

18:25 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
18:11 ICS releases latest Flag State Performance Table (with new criteria included)
18:05 Fincantieri will cooperate with Barzan Holdings
17:57 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 2M’18 up 16% Y-o-Y to 2.32 million tonnes