• 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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    Rotterdam will host Europort 2017 on 7-10 November >>>>




2017 December 17

08:08 APL enhances India Pakistan-Mediterranean Express Service with new port calls
07:06 Data on the LNG terminal in Świnoujście published on the ALSI platform
07:04 HELCOM and BONUS tighten collaboration for the good of environmental protection action in the Baltic Sea
06:57 Viking Sun sets sail on first world cruise from Miami to London

2017 December 16

07:46 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
06:51 Hapag-Lloyd announces new rates from Far East Westbound East Asia (including Japan) to Europe N.C. and Mediterranean
06:49 Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam to launch a pilot project with ‘fixed windows’ for inland vessels with large call sizes
06:45 Miriam Maes to succeed Rutger van Slobbe as Chair of the Port of Rotterdam Authority Advisory Board
06:37 DNV GL launches first class guideline for additive manufacturing

2017 December 15

23:12 Russia and USA filed first ever joint note to IMO on shipping in Bering Strait and Bering Sea
18:20 Onezhsky Shipyard launched self-propelled hopper Silnaya (photo)
18:06 DOF sells the vessel Skandi Marstein
17:06 The Port of Gdansk to expand the Oliwskie Quay
16:50 Russia’s State Duma approves ensuring the priority of ships flying RF flag in the segment of short-sea shipping
16:21 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
15:34 Construction at NIBULON’s transshipment terminal in Mykolaiv is in full swing
14:45 Klaipėdos Nafta and Eesti Gaas begin cooperation in small-scale LNG distribution business
14:18 Arctic Economic Council welcomes Korea Shipowners’ Association as first sub-Arctic member
13:51 Baltic Workboats delivered 24m combat pollution and diving support vessel to Port of Klaipeda
13:29 WMU Executive Board 21st Session meets in London
12:56 Marine Recruiting Agency launches training project for Rosterminalugol
12:33 Skangas to source LNG at import terminal on Isle of Grain, UK
12:10 Ningbo Zhoushan Port volumes up 9.6% to 933 million tons in Jan - Nov 2017
11:58 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company holds training with participation of crane ships crew
11:32 Africa maritime cooperation centre launched
11:09 Throughput of port Helsinki (Finland) up 14% to 13.1 mln t in 11M’17
10:44 Brent Crude futures price up 0.11% to $63.38, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.39% to $57.26
10:30 Rolls-Royce delivers first mobile MTU gas engines for Rederij Doeksen
10:11 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 39.21 mln t of cargo in 11M’17, up 6.5% Y-o-Y
09:57 IAA PortNews offers video of virtual round-table meeting “Best practices of coal transshipment in Russian ports”
09:32 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,668 points
09:16 GTT signs new Global Services Agreement with Chevron Transport Corporation
08:25 Safe Bulkers announces acquisition of a Post-Panamax class dry-bulk vessel
07:05 Port of Los Angeles sets new record for highest monthly container volumes
06:04 CMA CGM announces new FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
05:04 The Foundation Det Norske Veritas assumes full ownership of DNV GL
04:43 Damen Shiprepair & Conversion wins contract for first European conversion of a dredger to dual-fuel LNG / MGO

2017 December 14

18:03 Bunker prices still maintain the potential for growth
18:02 Pacific centre launches on low-carbon shipping mission
17:37 Gazprom and Shell to handle oversized equipment for Baltic LNG at Commercial Sea Port of Ust-Luga (photo)
17:29 Key decisions from MEPC 71 related to implementing BWM Convention outlined at BWMTech London Conference
17:05 Ulstein and TTS shortlisted for OSJ Innovation Award
16:35 HHI Group receives support of LR in building an LNG-fuelled future
16:05 Aker Solutions secures subsea services agreement with Statoil
15:50 Commercial Sea Port of Kandalaksha handled 1.46 mln t of cargo in 11M’17, up 3 times Y-o-Y
15:36 Special issue of PortNews magazine published for Transport Week is available online
15:25 United Nations experts endorse RF initiative
15:07 BASF extend their fleet with another Konecranes barge handler
14:52 Infrastructure development will be one of priorities of Vladimir Putin’s new presidential term
14:45 CMA CGM launches new, innovative and complementary set of products
14:03 Wärtsilä and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MME to collaborate in creating improved power and propulsion for ships
13:31 CLdN adds fourth weekly sailing between Gothenburg and Zeebrugge
13:01 GTT and Korean DSEC sign Technical Assistance and License Agreement
12:29 IMO encourages member countries to ratify and enforce the London Protocol to prohibit dumping at sea
12:00 Bahri welcomes Abdullah Aldubaikhi as new CEO
11:30 Bunker fuel is still in short supply at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:01 Port of Oakland import volume ahead of last year’s pace
10:40 Outright prohibition of heavy fuel in the Arctic is not reasonable – maritime administrations of Russia and Finland
10:21 Brent Crude futures price up 0.58% to $62.8, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.18% to $56.7
10:14 ABS awarded contract by Cenac Marine Services to support compliance with US Coast Guard (USCG) Subchapter M requirements