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Ship Efficiency Weekly E-News Bulletin 25 Oct. 2015

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Hybrid Wind Marine Propulsion Systems

In this week’s spotlight, Martyn Lasek, Managing Director of Ship & Bunker discusses the idea of a come-back of wind propulsion and recent developments to this effect.

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Big Data App For Hull Coating Selection Launched

Global marine coatings provider International Paint recently revealed the industry’s first big data-powered hull coating selection tool that can provide accurate and transparent predictions on the fuel and CO2 savings potential of International’s fouling control coatings, prior to application.

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New Project Drives LNG-Powered Bulk Carrier Design

Ship design company Deltamarin, Arista Shipping, class society ABS and Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) have announced Project Forward, a joint development project to equip the dry bulk carriers of the future with liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion.

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Have You Registered For This Free-To-Attend Webinar? 

ENABLING BIG DATA

This webinar will provide a free and informative online session discussing data analytics – why is big data important and how it is transforming maritime. A panel of experts from the maritime industry will deliver their thoughts on the application of data analysis.

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Intellian And JRC Sign Partnership Agreement

Maritime satellite communication antenna technology provider, Intellian, have recently announced a new partnership agreement with JRC, a company that specialises in commercial navigation and communications equipment.

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Parker Kittiwake Launches Cat Fines Test Kit

Parker Kittiwake has launched its Catalytic (cat) Fines Test Kit, enabling early detection of cat fines.

Cat fines occur when fuel is stored for extended periods of time. The cat fines build up from the refinery cracking process before settling out and building up as sediment in storage tanks.

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ECSA: MEPs’ 2016 Climate Deadline for IMO is Unrealistic

The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) says that a call by the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to develop a global emissions reduction framework by the end of 2016 is “unrealistic.”

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EC Grants €16.8 Million For “Near Zero Emissions” Marine Engine

Horizon 2020 Projects says that the European Commission is contributing €16.8 million ($19.06 million) to a €25 million ($28.37 million) project that aims to develop a “fuel flexible, near-zero emissions, adaptive performance marine engine, ” known as Hercules-2.

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