Browsing Day: October 5, 2020

New circular addresses importance of repatriation flights

Specifically, the guidance concerns operations supporting passenger flights, including repatriation flights and seafarer changeover flights, defined in the guidance as flights organized by shipowners to facilitate crew changes and repatriation of seafarers. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) focuses on 5.3 Chapter, about seafarers. The chapter highlights the importance of seafarers, and calls the industry to […]

BPA warns red diesel tax changes will affect ports industry

BPA modelling suggests that an ‘average’ terminal will be hit with additional fuel costs of nearly £500,000 a year, with bigger operations’ costs running into millions. The UK Government announced that they would be abolishing rate relief for non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) at the Budget in 2019, however three industries (heating, rail, and farming) would […]

Watch: How IMO acts in favor of marine biodiversity

The IMO along with key shipping stakeholders are making great efforts to protect the marine environment and boost sustainability. In the meantime, the IMO conventions and guidelines on the management of ships’ ballast water, biofouling and anti-fouling systems help prevent the transfer of aquatic organisms to new environments via shipping. Also, IMO treaties play their own part in limiting the dumping […]

Startups and corporations to boost shipping decarbonization

In fact, industry experts consider that cooperation among established companies and startups has significant potential to create viable solutions for decarbonising the maritime economy. Namely, Mare Straetmans, Director of Digital Transformation at Van Oord, a maritime contracting firm describes the digitalisation of the industry as the most promising path towards decarbonisation. “Emissions reduction through emissions […]

Do you know what cold ironing is?

Cold ironing, also known as shore connection, or shore-to ship power provides shoreside electrical power to a ship at berth.   Namely, when a ship docks, it no longer needs energy for propulsion. However, it still consumes some energy in order to operare certain necessary operations. These operations may include:  Ventilation;  Heating;  Cooling;  Pumps  Control systems  Cargo handling systems.   As a result, the generators keep running, producing local noise and air emissions. In order to prevent that, instead of letting the generators on board make the […]

Keeping ahead of covid-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (covid-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here at THE MARINE TECK still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operation to account for a situation that is far from normal.

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