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Ship Efficiency Weekly E-News Bulletin 29 May 2016

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With the wide array of ballast water treatment technologies and solutions on the market, it is important that vessel owners carefully assess operational expenditure (OPEX). In this feature, Trojan Marinex present six questions and answers that should help as you evaluate the various ballast water treatment system suppliers.

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St Lucia Ratifies the Ballast Water Management Convention

St Lucia’s ratification of the Ballast Water Management Convention brings the number of member States that are party to the Convention to 50, representing 34.81% of the world’s merchant fleet tonnage.

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Electric Propulsion System Saves Over 700, 000 Tons Of Fuel Since Launch

ABB have revealed that the total fuel savings of the entire installed Azipod fleet since being launched is estimated to be more than 700, 000 tons.

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ICS Report Highlights Emissions Reductions Challenges Ahead

The International Chamber of Shipping’s (ICS) 2016 Annual Review of maritime policy developments outlines the key issues faced in 2016 and highlights the importance of industry response to the Paris Agreement. The report has been released ahead of the ICS Annual General Meeting in Tokyo,  1-3 June.

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Partnership to Prosper Green Competitiveness of China’s Shipbuilding And Shipping Enterprises

Marorka and SMDERI have signed a cooperation agreement to promote maritime energy management, improve sustainable business development and enhance the green competitiveness of China’s shipbuilding and shipping enterprises.

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First High Speed Ro-Pax To be Retrofitted for LNG Fuel Use

If an initiative that is aiming to retrofit the high speed ro-pax vessel, the Bencomo Express, to be powered by both diesel and LNG is successful it will both claim a world first and generate initial demand for LNG at Spanish ports.

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Panama Canal Inauguration Just One Month Away

The Panama Canal expansion will be officially inaugurated on June 26, 2016. The canal underwent an extensive renovation to allow larger cargo ships through its locks, due to the fact that larger modern shipping vessels have literally “out-grown” this vital trade passageway.

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EU Funding For PPG Antifouling Project

A project has set its sights on delivering an automatic application process for allowing an innovative self-adhesive/fouling release film to be used on commercial sea-going vessels.

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High Performance Nozzle Launched

German propulsion specialist, Shottel has announced that its new high performance nozzle is now available in the Rudderpropper range.

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35% Fuel Economy Increasing Thruster Unveiled

Caterpillar Marine has unveiled its Cat Marine Hybrid Thruster system that it claims improves fuel economy by up to 35% and increases life savings for offshore support vessels (OSVs).

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Low-Emission E-Tug Design Unveiled

Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) has designed a low-emission, low resistance stable hull, compact e-tug for its Azistern series of vessels.

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Alfa Laval BWTS Passes Halfway Point of USCG Type Approval Process

Alfa Laval has announced that it has performed half of the required land-based tests for USCG approval of its PureBallast 3.1 ballast water treatment system (BWTS).

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Turbochargers Gain ISO Approval

Napier Turbochargers has achieved accreditation to ISO 14001:2004, an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system.

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