• 2018 September 14 18:05

    PORT OF KIEL publishes results of months-long survey

    Cruise ship emissions at the Ostseekai are scarcely detectable: that’s the preliminary conclusion of a study into emission levels conducted over several months in and around the Kiel cruise ship terminal, the company said in its press release.

    Dr Dirk Claus, Managing Director of the PORT OF KIEL (SEEHAFEN KIEL GmbH & Co. KG) commented: “During a certified measure-ment process it was confirmed that while ships were berthed, all the applicable regulations governing air quality in the area surrounding the cruise ship terminal were complied with.” As far as measurements of overall emissions of nitrous oxides (NO2) and fine particles (PM) are concerned, ship levels can all be included in the normal background conditions category, meaning that no measurable swings could be determined. At most, arrival and departure ma-noeuvres could show up briefly on the register whenever several cruise ships were using the Ostseekai Terminal at the same time, the study said. “The measurements will continue to be taken until the end of the year and even after the cruise shipping season has ended”, said Dirk Claus. “Evaluation so far indicates that the air quality in and around the cruise shipping ter-minal is good. There is no evidence to support a repeatedly advanced theory that there is a connection with emissions registered on the city’s Theodor Heuss Ring road”, he added.

    Since the start of the cruise shipping season and on behalf of the PORT OF KIEL, the compa-nies Eurofins and Olfasense have been measuring overall emissions of nitrous oxides and fine particles at the Ostseekai Terminal, at the city’s Seegarten and Hegewischstrasse locations and also in the Ostuferhafen. Control readings have been registered on the Bremerskamp near the city’s Botanical Gardens. Being used in the operation are Eurofins stations measuring PM 2.5 and PM 10 suspended airborne particles, as well as NO2 passive samplers, complemented by sensor systems from Olfasense which measure air quality.

    Optical particle counters collate PM 1, PM 2.5 and PM 10 particle readings. “Eurofins measurement procedures are recognised by the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein’s responsible Ministry of Energy, Agriculture, the Environment, Nature and Digitalisation (MELUND) and are complemented by the Olfasense measurements”, said Dirk Claus. “The proceedings have been agreed to by both MELUND and the Environmental Protection Office in the state capital Kiel”, Claus added. Measurement data was compared and evaluated by the firm of Lairm Consult, taking into consideration the arrival dates of cruise ships and the prevailing wind conditions.




2018 September 23

10:47 DEME unveils innovative nodule collector pre-prototype ‘Patania II’
10:33 Global Ship Lease secures additional charter coverage and adds Maersk Line to charterer portfolio
10:30 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from Latin America to North Europe and South Europe

2018 September 21

18:06 Forth Ports wins prestigious award for community work
17:44 NCSP Group's cargo turnover for January–July 2018 totaled 82,351 thousand tons
17:28 First ISO-container ever loaded with liquefied natural gas at the LNG terminal in Świnoujście
17:06 Gibdock, RSP Systems and New Zealand fisheries choose LR
16:31 Outlook for marine cargo insurance challenging but opportunities remain for underwriters, says IUMI
16:04 Babcock ecoSMRT receives LR acknowledgement for ship application
15:09 Trafigura holds naming ceremony for first of 35 newbuild crude oil and product tankers
14:56 IBIA takes part in SIBCON 2018
14:27 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches Pola Fiva, fifth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59 built for Pola Rise
14:09 British International Freight Association fumes over sulphur surcharge
13:52 Ukraine’s water transport carried 0.5 million passengers in 8M’18, up 10.5%, Y-o-Y
13:31 Maersk’s regional carriers go to market under one brand
13:09 GE Shipping takes delivery of Secondhand Very Large Gas Carrier “ Jag Vasant ”
12:50 ABP aims for frictionless trade with blockchain
12:28 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport declined by 1.9% to 3.6 million tonnes in 8M’18
12:09 COSCO SHIPPING Tanker (Dalian) takes delivery of 319,000 dwt Mt Cosnew Lake
11:07 Odfjell finalizes sale of Rotterdam tank terminal
10:36 ABP promotes South Wales ports as cruise destinations
10:07 Georgia Ports plan 8 million TEU capacity by 2028
09:54 Brent Crude futures price up 0.06% to $78.75, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.14% to $70.22
09:35 Bunker prices are going up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,396 points
09:03 APL’s Eagle Express service makes a solution for precise logistics management
08:07 Yang Ming to upgrade China-Vietnam-Thailand service
07:20 Iskes Towage names twin Damen ASD Tugs 3212 Mars and Mercurius

2018 September 20

21:17 Expert says production declines and geopolitical unrest may push bunker prices up
18:02 SITC holds naming & delivery ceremony for M/V “SITC TOYOHASHI”
17:54 Sovcomflot participates in Eastern Economic Forum’s business programme
17:30 Kurt Bodewig appointed as new European Coordinator for Motorways of the Sea
17:07 Port of Singapore holds annual multi-agency ferry emergency exercise
16:46 IAPH regional conference sets pan-African ports agenda
16:25 UAE to host Dubai Marine Insurance Conference 2018 on November 20-21
16:07 Governments of New Zealand and Australian announce fumigation requirement for import cargos
15:48 Sovcomflot is a Partner of the Second Conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia”
15:32 NYK product tanker rescues 28 fishermen off the coast of Colombia
15:04 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
14:56 Admiralteiskie Verfi launches the Kronshtadt, diesel-electric submarine of Project 677
14:32 DNV GL releases autonomous and remotely operated ship guideline (UPDATE)
14:04 Port of Long Beach awarded $4.2 mln security grant
13:32 ABS supports innovative yacht design with dedicated guidance notes and software
13:20 Finnish Transport Agency: international seaborne transport volumes show significant boost
13:04 Port of Antwerp works on structural solutions to improve mobility
12:43 Arctic group of RF Navy’s Northern Fleet enters Chukchi Sea through Bering Strait
12:30 Wison receives AiP from LR for 300MW FSRP
12:04 Port of Rotterdam and Rönesans Holding sign agreement for petrochemical industrial zone in Turkey
11:49 IMO to start consideration of legal framework for low-flashpoint diesel
11:30 Gulftainer signs 50-year, $600 million concession to operate and expand Port of Wilmington in Delaware, USA
11:18 Fuel oil prices are going up the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:04 Green Corridor JIP delivers innovative bulk carrier designs for a low emissions future
10:55 IMO takes important step to facilitate use of methanol
10:30 HHI receives AiP from LR for a VLGC design capable of using LPG as fuel
10:19 Brent Crude futures price up 0.3% to $79.64, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.61% to $71.2
10:03 OpenIJ starts sinking operation of the lock gate chamber at the Port of Amsterdam
09:50 Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg ("Marine Façade") welcomed MSC Meraviglia
09:34 CMA CGM announces GRR from India to East Africa
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,373 points
09:03 Port of Rotterdam organises information meeting about the replacement of Maaskade quay wall