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FRP Vessels – Fibreship

The European Union has backed a € 11 million project to build ships measuring more than 50 meters in length (including inland vessels) using only composite materials called Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP).

The project is named Fibreship and was approved under the European Union Research and Innovation Framework Program HORIZON 2020. It will develop new guidelines for the design and production of FRP vessels, new inspection methods and software tools.

The project is aimed at the design and application of performance indicators in the evaluation of the different solutions developed for different categories of ships: Light commercial vessels (container ships, LNG, RoRo vessel, among others). Passengers and recreational vessels (yachts, ferries, mega yachts) and special service vessels (oceanographic vessels, fishing vessels, rescue vessels, supply vessels, etc.).

Each category of vessel will have a comprehensive guide to prepare guides and regulations for all types of ships. The different technologies generated in Fibreship will be tested and validated by means of advanced techniques of simulation and experimental tests in order to test its efficiency.

In this sense, Raúl Salinas (TSI Engineering PYME), project manager and coordinator, said that a prototype will be manufactured that can be tested, especially regarding the critical functional characteristics […]

LNG – More ports added

LNG – This time the port of Ningbo-Zhoushan, the port of Marseille Fos and the port of Vancouver, have joined the port of Singapore and seven other organizations to participate in an international group of LNG bunker concentration. The main objective of this group is to strengthen the network of LNG ports and reinforce the efforts for the use of LNG as marine fuel.

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) – meaning natural gas that has been processed to be transported in a liquid form. It is the best alternative to monetize remote and isolated reserves, where it is not cost effective to bring the gas to the market.

With the merging of new ports, a network of a total of eleven ports and maritime administrations is expanded in Asia, Europe and North America. This organization was formed for the first time in 2014 by the Singapore Maritime and Port Authority, the Port Authority of Antwerp, the Port of Rotterdam and the Port of Zeebrugge.

In 2016 the Asian representation of LNG was strengthened by the merge of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism of Japan and the Port Authority of Ulsan of the Republic of Korea.

SEA / LNG

Also, other industries have also joined this initiative, Yokohama-Kawasaki International Port Corporation (YKIP), is now part of SEA / […]

Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance

The Houston, Texas-based rating company called the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) recently joined the Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance. This group was recently launched in Shanghai, China, who plan to have an unmanned vessel in the water by October 2021.

The design of this novel project will integrate features of independent decision making, autonomous navigation, environmental perception and remote control. “In the coming years we will see significant changes in the design and construction of ships, with a strong impetus to develop autonomous ships, especially in China,” said Eric Kleess, president of China’s ABS division. As a key member of the alliance, ABS is closely aligned with the industry for more sustainable maritime operations. ”

“Increased civilization, advanced technologies and new levels of connectivity are changing the way the maritime industry operates,” Kleess said. Technological advances are increasingly at the forefront of the needs of the industry and it is appropriate to use it in favor of the existing interests.

On the other hand, the Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance is chaired by China HNA Technology Group Co., Ltd. It is made up of nine members including ABS, CCS, China Boats Research and Development Institute, Shanghai Marine Diesel […]

Ocean Institute

Ocean Institute – The WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute is the new announcement by the World Maritime University (WMU) and the Nippon Foundation, during the 71st Session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), held at the headquarters of the IMO.

The creation of the Ocean Institute is a response to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and especially goal 14, the Oceanographic Objective, where governments are committed to the proper use of marine resources for sustainable development.

In addition, the main goal of this institute is the interaction between the ocean, science, politics, law and industry to discuss the use and management of ocean resources and spaces for sustainable development.

The Ocean Institute will work hand in hand with IMO and other United Nations organizations including UNESCO. In this regard, the Secretary General of IMO assured that the establishment of this Institute for Ocean Research will provide the IMO with the opportunity to strengthen the Sustainable Development Goals.

On the other hand, the president of the WMU, Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henrry, said that the creation of this Institute is important for the impulse of the adoption of urgent measures, also declared that it is a call to action for “Multi-stakeholder partnerships, more ocean-related education, and greater resources for […]

Greenhouse Gases Reduction

Greenhouse – Recent research has shown that it is possible to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) in the shipping industry. They reviewed about 150 academic studies, where they determined that up to 75% of these CO2 emissions could be reduced in a normal scenario by 2050, using just existing technologies.

The count of CO2 emissions emitted by maritime transport is about 3% of the total annual anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; these emissions are estimated to increase by 150-250% in 2050. Therefore, all economic sectors are required to have GHG emissions equal to zero to achieve a climate target of 1.5-2ºC.

It is for this reason that the maritime sector faces the challenge of significantly reduce its GHG emissions as a contribution to the international ambition to limit the effects of climate change. The research examined studies of several widely divisible technologies in hull, power and propulsion designs, alternative fuels, alternative energy sources and operational categories.

In the study by researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Marintek, they consider that reduction rates were set at 35%, 39% and 73% for the years 2020, 2030 and 2050 respectively. In addition the research also noted that the […]

SOPEP – Oil Spill Prevention Plan

Oil is one of the foundations of the current world economy, most countries use this natural product from the subsoil to develop different advantages in variety of derivatives, such as gasoline, through its refinement. Part of the business is to export and import oil in its various presentations and as part of its transfer is necessary the use of shipping.

Oil is sectored on the planet, so it is not everywhere, which is why it is necessary to do excavations in different places and this implies that you have to resort to various types of transport and that in the middle of the transfers is the possibility of accidents occurring by errors and mishaps causing pollution and spills.

So what happens when there is oil spill or black tide? This hydrocarbon spill occurs mainly due to an accident due to improper practice, this causes environmental pollution especially in the sea. These spills attack the ecosystem and cause serious damages to the fauna and the fishing where the incident occurred, in addition it can generate effects in the coasts that endure in the time, also some penalties are involved.

After the hydrocarbon spill on the sea surface, it is necessary to clean as soon as possible to avoid further damage to the ecosystem and spill spreading. Then some of the lost […]

TMC wins contract with German WERFTEN

The world’s leading provider of compressed air compressor systems for marine use TMC won a contract with German MV WERFTEN to provide full service to two cruise ships being built for Genting Hong Kong.

The contract states that TMC will manufacture and deliver 4 x 85 kW marine compressors and 4 RD600 air dryers to each of the cruisers. The equipment will be delivered to the MV WERFTEN facilities in Wismar, Germany, where construction work on the cruise ships is being carried out.

The value of the contract has not yet been revealed. However, TMC managing director Per Kjellin said that “any supplier of equipment for the maritime industry would be proud to deliver technology to what will be the world’s largest cruise ship in terms of passenger capacity.”

Kjellin also assures that TMC, an international supplier of compressed air compressors for offshore and offshore use, “has an extensive track record of delivery to cruise ships, but it is always exciting to be able to participate in major projects like this.” This company is headquartered in Oslo with sales and service offices around the world.

On the other hand it is known that MV WERFTEN is building […]

Shipbuilding with alternative materials

The European Union (EU) is funding a 4-year project looking for alternatives to researching lighter weight materials in shipbuilding. By means of this it will be possible to achieve the reduction of energy and maintenance costs for the operators.

The project is the Development and Demonstration of Solutions with advanced materials for the sustainable and efficient ship project (Ramsses). Its main objective is to obtain recognition and an established role for advanced materials in the European maritime industry.

The project involves 36 partners from 12 countries, who have been working together since June 2017. An all-composite boat hull measuring about 70 meters in length will be developed, which will be subject to testing in real conditions of the high seas. The helmet will be approved along with thirteen innovative marine products with proven benefits.

Technical performance, life-cycle cost efficiency and environmental impact will be evaluated and validated by means of specific expert teams in accordance with common standards and testing standards. It also aims to improve the innovation capacity of the European maritime sector by developing terms of reference for a future use of the test database and the knowledge repository beyond the project.

The new hull is made from impact-resistant vinyl […]

Booking Slots Available – 11 August, 2017

At Adimar Shipping Inc, your trusted Shipping Agency in Panama, you will be able to find a daily report with the booking slots available for transit and the  waiting periods for the different types of vessels, directly collected from the Autoridad del Canal de Panama (ACP) official website. If you are willing to transit the Panama Canal, do not hesitate to contact us, we will place the booking for your good vessel and assist you in the whole process.

Booking Slots

Slots Available NEOPANAMAX SUPERS REGULARS
15-August 6 0 0
16-August 2 0 0
17-August 2 0 2
18-August 0 3 2
19-August 0 6 2
20-August 0 8 2
21-August 0 7 3

                                                                           

*Window to apply in second period, 21 – 4 days prior to the requested transit date.

 

Waiting periods for transit:

  • Neopanamax Vessels (Large Vessels Beam >=107’) non-booked transit 2 days estimated for Northbound and Southbound.
  • SUPER Vessels (Large Vessels Beam > =91’) non-booked transit 3-4 days estimated for Northbound and Southbound.
  • REGULAR vessels (Small Vessels Beam < 91’) non-booked transit 3-4 days estimated for Northbound and for Southbound.

Note: The information shown above has been collected directly from the Autoridad del Canal de Panama (ACP) official website. This information may be […]

Booking Slots Available – 10 August, 2017

At Adimar Shipping Inc, your trusted Shipping Agency in Panama, you will be able to find a daily report with the booking slots available for transit and the  waiting periods for the different types of vessels, directly collected from the Autoridad del Canal de Panama (ACP) official website. If you are willing to transit the Panama Canal, do not hesitate to contact us, we will place the booking for your good vessel and assist you in the whole process.

Booking Slots

Slots Available NEOPANAMAX SUPERS REGULARS
14-August 0 0 2
15-August 5 0 0
16-August 2 0 0
17-August 0 3 3
18-August 0 4 2
19-August 0 6 2
20-August 0 10 2

                                                                           

*Window to apply in second period, 21 – 4 days prior to the requested transit date.

*East lane of Miraflores Locks will be out of service from July 31st until August 10th,2017*

Waiting periods for transit:

  • Neopanamax Vessels (Large Vessels Beam >=107’) non-booked transit 2 days estimated for Northbound and Southbound.
  • SUPER Vessels (Large Vessels Beam > =91’) non-booked transit 3-4 days estimated for Northbound and Southbound.
  • REGULAR vessels (Small Vessels Beam < 91’) non-booked transit 3-4 days estimated for Northbound and for Southbound.

Note: The information shown above has […]