Kick-off Meeting of the Connect2SmallPorts Project

The kick-off meeting of the seed-money project Connect2Small Ports (within the frame of the Interreg South Baltic Programme 2014-2020, ERDF co-financed) took place on the 29th of August 2017 at the Motus Foundation in Gdynia.

Representatives of all partners involved in the project joined the meeting. The lead partner in the project is Hochschule Wismar, University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business and Design (DE), which was represented by Project Manager Laima…

New German LNG fuelled research ship will feature Wärtsilä technology

The technology group Wärtsilä is to supply the engines for a new LNG fuelled research vessel being built for the German government. Wärtsilä will also supply exhaust cleaning systems based on selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology and the LNGPac system for complete fuel gas handling. The SCR technology will be needed when the engines are running on conventional marine diesel fuel if the vessel exhausts its supply of LNG on long voyages. The vessel is under construction at the Fassmer…

IMO to look at sulphur verification for ‘in use’ samples taken from ships

A proposal to apply the same sulphur verification procedure to samples taken from ships as the one prescribed by MARPOL Annex VI for the representative fuel oil sample taken at the time of delivery (the MARPOL sample) received wide support at the 71st session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee  last week.

The proposal, put forward by China, noted: “Onboard sampling is an essential tool to verify the sulphur content of the “fuel oil used on board ships”. Some…

DNV GL releases updated DNV GL NOx TIER III compliance guide

Classification society DNV GL has developed a new brochure to offer a set of best practices for the design of ships subject to NOx Tier III requirements. It also offers guidance on the considerations that should be taken into account at the newbuilding stage.

To ensure the success of any newbuilding plan, shipowners should carefully consider the future operation of their vessels in the newbuilding planning stage, including the implications of the different technological…

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Report Breakthrough in Algae Biofuel Research

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. today announced a breakthrough in joint research into advanced biofuels involving the modification of an algae strain that more than doubled its oil content without significantly inhibiting the strain’s growth.

Using advanced cell engineering technologies at Synthetic Genomics, the ExxonMobil-Synthetic Genomics research team modified an algae strain to enhance the algae’s oil content from 20 percent to more than 40 percent. Results of the research…

„Go LNG“ – Among The Winners Of The Baltic Sea Clean Maritime Award

For the third time, the Baltic Sea Clean Maritime Award honourred outstanding eco-minded seafaring on the Baltic Sea. Project “LNG Value Chain for Clean Shipping, Green Ports & Blue Growth in the Baltic Sea Region” (Go LNG) won second prize in the „Innovation and Technology“ category.

 

The awards ceremony took place during the EUSBSR Annual Forum in Berlin on Wednesday, June 14th.

 

The Baltic Sea Clean Maritime (BSCM) Award has been created to support…

Historic delivery of gas to Poland. PGNiG receives American LNG

Liquefied natural gas from Cheniere Energy has arrived at the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal in Świnoujście. It is the first such delivery to Central and Eastern Europe. PGNiG plans to conclude more spot agreements.

The ceremony of receiving the first ever cargo of liquefied natural gas from the USA took place on June 8th and was attended by Prime Minister Beata Szydło and representatives of government, parliament, local authorities, PGNiG SA and Cheniere Energy.

This…

Polish LNG Platform officially registered!

Today, 7th June, a founding meeting of Polish LNG Platform took place in Gdansk. Polish LNG Platform was establish to promote LNG as a new, cleaner and quieter fuel for road transport and shipping. LNG is an important transition fuel towards a sustainable transport sector.

Polish LNG Platform is intensifying efforts to develop and support the LNG market in Poland, with particular emphasis on the potential of LNG, concentrating resources on the most promising directions…

LNG-Gorskaya Overseas To Construct LNG - Center In Denmark

Estonian company LNG Gorskaya Overseas OU and danish port Grenaa Havn A/S have signed the MoU providing coordinated actions of the parties on construction of the bunkering LNG center with floating storage up to 10,000 m3 in the harbor Grenaa.

Creation of capacities for bunkering of the liquefied gas will allow to provide vessels with fuel in the Danish straits, including water areas of the ports of Skagen, Goteborg, Malmyo and Copenhagen.

Within the infrastructure…

DNV GL looks to a greener 2050 with greenhouse gas model for shipping

DNV GL has published a report assessing the potential for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction from shipping towards 2050, based on a new computational model. The model can evaluate various scenarios for both individual ship segments and the industry as a whole. It can also evaluate the effectiveness of various solutions for reducing GHGs.

“Despite the challenges facing our industry, we believe it is technically possible for shipping to achieve substantial GHG reductions, provided…