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shore-to-ship power

Cavotec, ABB Advance Shore-to-Ship Technologies, Reduce Ships’ Emission

Cavotec and ABB have teamed up to provide technology that helps ship owners reduce emissions. The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly offer shore-to-ship power solutions, which allow vessels to plug into onshore power supply and shut down their engines. This eliminates emissions, noise and vibrations … Read more »

Evoqua SeaCURE

Evoqua Ballast Water Management System Closer to Sea Trials

Evoqua Water Technologies has become the first company to complete low salinity (brackish) water testing for ballast water management solutions (BWMS). As part of US Coast Guard (USCG) protocols, BWMS are designed to safely protect the environment and economies from invasive aquatic species damage. Testing for Evoqua’s SeaCURE system for … Read more »

Hyundai, Accenture to Build ‘Smart Ships’

Hyundai, Accenture to Build ‘Smart Ships’

Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries and Accenture are collaborating to design a “connected smart ship” that will enable ship owners to better manage their fleets and achieve operational savings. Using a network of sensors that will be built into new vessels, ship owners will be able to capture a range of … Read more »

Clean Air Engineering Maritime

First Commercially Ready Ship Emissions Capturing System Approved

Clean Air Engineering-Maritime (CAEM) has received California Air Resources Board (CARB) approval for the first commercially ready ship emissions capturing system called the Maritime Emissions Treatment System (METS). The METS-1 is CAEM’s first-generation system. It is mounted and deployed from a barge that is positioned alongside ships berthed at the … Read more »

AkzoNobel marine coating

Ferry Operator Improves Efficiency 12%, Enrolls in AkzoNobel Carbon Credits Program

Spanish ferry operator Baleària has signed up to AkzoNobel’s carbon credits program. The company has enrolled its passenger ferry Martin i Soler into the program, which financially rewards ship owners by enabling them to generate income in the form of carbon credits earned by reducing CO2 emissions. The program was … Read more »

Membrane bioreactor

Wärtsilä Wastewater Treatment Helps Cruise Ship Meet Environmental Regulations

One of the world’s major cruise ships, the Queen Mary 2, is being fitted with a Wärtsilä advanced wastewater treatment system to enable the ship to fully comply with the International Maritime Organization’s water pollution regulations. The Wärtsilä Hamworthy Membrane BioReactor (MBR) systems are designed to facilitate the management and … Read more »

Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas

Royal Caribbean Cruises Toward Emissions Standards

Royal Caribbean Cruises will retrofit 19 of its ships with advanced emissions purification (AEP) systems, which will remove more than 97 percent of the sulfur dioxide emissions generated by the ships’ diesel engines. The company says the move will position it ahead of all forthcoming International Maritime Organization Emission Control … Read more »

Carnival cruise

Sulfur Emissions Rules Mean Fewer Cruises, Carnival UK Chief Warns

Carnival UK says tighter sulfur emissions rules for ships may mean fewer cruises in northern Europe. The cruise company’s CEO David Dingle told Travel Weekly that Carnival brands P&O Cruises and Cunard Line have already planned a 28 percent cut in Baltic and Norway cruises between 2013 and 2015. Under … Read more »

ABB Onboard DC Grid

27% Fuel Savings from ABB’s Onboard DC Grid

ABB has released third-party verification that its Onboard DC Grid helps vessels reduce their fuel consumption up to 27 percent. ABB’s Onboard DC Grid distributes power through a single DC circuit, which the company says provides power savings while also improving the safety and redundancy compared with traditional AC systems. … Read more »

Carnival Expands Cruise Ship Scrubber Technology

Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise company, today announced plans to increase installations of its industry-first exhaust gas cleaning technology to more than 70 vessels. The expansion, covering more than 70 percent of its entire fleet, represents an increase from the 32 ships announced in September 2013. Carnival is investing … Read more »

Electric, Hybrid Marine Market ‘$7.3bn by 2024’

Electric, Hybrid Marine Market ‘$7.3bn by 2024’

The electric and hybrid marine market will increase from $2.6 billion in 2013 to more than $7.3 billion by 2024, according to an IDTechEx report. The electric and hybrid marine business, from autonomous underwater vehicles to oil rig supply vessels and seagoing ferries is a large, vibrant and growing activity, … Read more »

Tesco rail

Tesco Slashes Transport Emissions

Tesco has cut transport emissions per case delivered by as much as 14 percent in the UK in the last two years, on top of a 50 percent reduction achieved between 2006 and 2012. The UK retailer, which has set a goal to be a zero-carbon business by 2050, has … Read more »