BIMCO applauds new IMO emissions-strategy

"The IMO has done something no one has done before: set an absolute target for emission reductions for an entire industry. It is a landmark achievement in the effort to reduce emissions, and something that every other industry should look to for inspiration," says Lars Robert Pedersen, BIMCO Deputy Secretary General and delegate at the IMO meeting.

BIMCO is very satisfied with the Green House Gas (GHG) strategy adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) at the Marine Environment Protection Committee on April 13. The strategy outlines a target to reduce GHG emissions by at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008 while pursuing efforts towards phasing them out.

Lars Robert Pedersen calls the target ambitious, but not impossible: "In BIMCO we believe that the industry can deliver on this target – even if we don't exactly know how, yet," he says.

BIMCO is the largest shipping association in the world, with around 2000 members across the industry, representing 56% of the world's tonnage.

"The strategy shows that there is only one road ahead, and that is the road towards decarbonisation. The strategy reinforces existing IMO regulations to enhance the energy efficiency of ships and sets out the long-term goals. This will guide the development of new technology and the design of new ships," Pedersen says.

Pedersen points out that the industry is already well under way. Emissions from shipping peaked in 2008, and emissions from shipping have already been decoupled from the growth in the world economy.

"Now we have to focus on the mid-to-long term. We have to find the technology and procedures that will drive us towards zero GHG emissions," Lars Robert Pedersen says.  

BIMCO sees zero carbon emissions as a realistic goal for the second half of this century, but investments in research and technology are required to get there.

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세계해사대학(WMU) 재학생, 한국선급 본사 방문

  - 한국선급의 역할과 최신 기술 현황을 소개하는 시간 가져 -


한국선급(KR, 회장 이정기)은 세계해사대학(World Maritime University, WMU) 재학생 방문단이 지난 11일 부산에 위치한 한국선급 본사를 방문했다고 밝혔다.


이번 방문은 해양수산부가 매년 우리나라 해사산업의 발전상을 소개하기 위해 실시하는 초청행사의 일환으로, 국제기구와 세계 각국의 해운·조선분야에서 중추적인 역할을 하고 있는 WMU 재학생들에게 한국선급을 비롯한 부산항만공사, 테크로스 등 우리나라 굴지의 해사산업 현장을 소개하며 국내 해사산업의 국제 영향력을 높이고 있다.


가나, 미얀마, 필리핀 등 15개국 출신의 재학생 18명과 인솔교수 1명으로 구성된 방문단은 이날 한국선급 본사를 찾아 한국선급의 기술개발 현황 등을 비롯하여 해사산업에서의 선급의 중요성을 이해하는 시간을 가졌으며, 현재 한국선급에서 근무하고 있는 WMU 선배들과 네트워킹을 이어나갔다. 


WMU는 국제해사기구(IMO)가 해사전문인력 양성을 위해 1983년 스웨덴 말뫼에 설립한 해사분야 대학으로, 주로 전 세계 국가의 해양분야 공무원 및 해양관련 단체 임직원을 대상으로 석·박사 과정을 운영하고 있다.


한편 한국선급은 지난 2011년부터 WMU와 협약을 맺고, 자체 개발한 국제 해사 협약 전산화 프로그램인 ‘KR-CON’을 WMU 교직원과 학생의 교육 및 연구에 사용할 수 있도록 매년 기증하는 등 WMU와 교류하며 해사전문인력의 양성에 지속적인 기여를 해오고 있다.

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AET Tankers and Shell enter into time charter arrangements for two LNG fuelled Aframax tankers

Today in London, AET Inc. Limited and Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited formalised arrangements for the long-term charter of AET's two newbuild LNG dual-fuelled Aframax tankers.

AET's two 113,000 dwt vessels are currently being built by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea and are due for delivery from Q3 of 2018. Today's arrangements will see Shell take both vessels on a long-term charter commencing in Q4 of this year. When operating in gas mode, the two AET tankers will emit up to 30% less CO2, 85% less NOx, 99% less SOx and 95% less particular matters, making them among the cleanest Aframax tankers in the market.

Speaking at a ceremony to commemorate the time charter conclusion, AET's President and CEO, Capt. Rajalingam Subramaniam, said:

"As a world leading owner and operator of petroleum vessels, we have a responsibility to embrace the future of sustainable shipping. AET strives to proactively adapt and embrace the opportunities that emerge from the industry and global environment. Therefore, we took the decision to begin building LNG dual-fuelled Aframax vessels some time ago and these two Aframaxes are amongst the first to take their place in our global fleet. As part of the MISC Group and its Sustainability Agenda, AET upholds our environmental stewardship by consistently evaluating greener solutions, and our investment in the LNG dual-fuelled Aframax tankers is a further tribute to this.

"Shell is a longstanding and highly valued partner, and we have been working together on these time charter arrangements for quite some time. The fact that Shell has agreed to charter our new ships is a true testament to their commitment to thriving throughout the energy transition and will encourage AET to forge ahead with our commitment to operate a future fleet, where at least half of our ships are fuelled with LNG."​

Both Malaysian flagged vessels will be fitted with twin LNG tanks, allowing them to trade worldwide on LNG and with LNG more readily available now, this makes them ideally suited to operate in the 0.1% sulphur SECA regions of North America, Northwest Europe and Asia, and ensures full compliance with the incoming 2020 sulphur cap.

Mark Quartermain, Vice President, Shell Crude Trading, commented:

"These two LNG fuelled vessels will help Shell Trading move crude, principally in the Atlantic basin. LNG is a credible marine fuel and will play an important role in our fleet as we introduce cleaner and more efficient vessels. As emissions standards tighten we continue to work with forward thinking companies like AET to support lower emission transportation solutions."

Also present at today's ceremony was AET's Chairman and President/Group CEO of MISC Bhd (AET's parent company), Yee Yang Chien, who said:

"It is particularly apt that today's charter arrangements ceremony is taking place in London just after the International Maritime Organisation has concluded a further round of discussions on limiting and reducing ships' emissions. The MISC Group is working to a Sustainability Agenda that ensures we protect and sustain the environment we work within; support the communities we work for, and do all we possibly can to protect our planet for future generations. Today's arrangement to charter our first set of LNG fuelled Aframaxes to Shell is another step on that pathway".

In June 2017, AET was awarded a contract to build and operate two LNG dual-fuelled DP2 Offshore Loading Shuttle Tankers for service in oilfields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf of the North Sea, Norwegian Sea and the southern Barents Sea as well as on the UK Continental Shelf. When operational, these ships are expected to be amongst the world's first LNG fuelled DP shuttle tankers and the most energy efficient. Today's arrangement builds on that achievement and cements AET's position in the LNG dual-fuel market. It marks a further step in the company's ability to offer innovative and environmentally responsible solutions to its global customers.

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KR releases KR-CON V16

Korean Register (KR) - an IACS member classification society - has announced that it has released its 16th KR-CON. 

First launched in May 1997, the innovative software program set out to help surveyors, shipbuilders, and PSC officers to search for IMO instruments more accurately, quickly and conveniently.

The original database program provided all IMO conventions, codes, resolutions and circulars in a CD-ROM format. Since then, KR-CON has been revised and updated 15 times and is now available in English, Korean and Chinese and easily accessed on USB, via the web and a mobile application.

For the 16th KR-CON, KR has put considerable effort into the creation of more user-friendly interface. It uses a new font, better-spaced layouts and removing buttons from documents and adding hotkeys to the side navigation so that the users enjoy better readability and easier viewing.

In addition, the enhanced cloud function enables the users to access to the most up-to-date IMO Convention database regardless of their location more quickly and conveniently.

The most recent amendments adopted at the 98th MSC (Maritime Safety Committee), the 71st MEPC (Maritime Environment Protection Committee), SOLAS (International convention for the safety of life at sea), MARPOL (Marine Pollution Treaty) and IMDG (International Maritime Dangerous Goods) Code are all included in the 16th edition of KR-CON.


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Delivery of World’s First LNG-Fuelled Bulk Carrier Announced

MAN B&W ME-GI engine powers 191-metre newbuilding

The delivery of the ‘Ilshin Green Iris’, the world’s first LNG-fuelled bulk carrier, has been announced. The vessel was constructed at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) in Korea for Ilshin Logistics and is the result of a project, announced in July 2016, to develop the first in a new generation of environmentally-friendly LNG-fuelled bulk carriers. 

A single MAN B&W 6G50ME-GI two-stroke engine powers the 50,000 dwt bulk carrier, which has also been verified to be in compliance with the International Gas Fuel (IGF) Code by Lloyds Register and the Korean Register. The Ilshin Green Iris has been chartered by steelmaker, POSCO, to transport limestone cargoes in the Korean coastal trade.

Bjarne Foldager – ‎Vice President, Sales & Promotion, Two-Stroke Business at MAN Diesel & Turbo – said: “We are very pleased to be part of this exciting project and to see our dual-fuel ME-GI engine win favour in yet another market segment. We look forward to following its progress.”

The Ilshin Green Iris has a Type ‘C’ LNG fuel tank with a capacity of 500m³ and comprised of a material – high-manganese austenitic steel – newly developed by POSCO that is specially designed for cryogenic LNG and liquefied gas-storage applications.

The ME-GI engine – the new industrial standard

MAN Diesel & Turbo’s successful ME-GI (-Gas Injection) engine, with over 200 engines ordered, has set a new industrial standard for two-stroke propulsion engines aboard – among others – LNG carriers, container vessels, and now bulk carriers. The ME-GI engine provides ship-owners and operators with a peerless solution within environmentally friendly and high-efficiency, two-stroke technology.

With the ME-GI engine, two-stroke development has taken a step further by combining the unique properties of multi-fuel combustion and the well-known reliability of Man Diesel & Turbo’s ME-engine. The Diesel principle provides the ME-GI engine with high operational stability and efficiency, including during load changes and fuel change-over, while defining properties such as a stable change-over from fuel to gas with no fuel-penalties are maintained. The negligible methane slip of the ME-GI engine makes it the most environmentally friendly, two-stroke technology available.

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