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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Headland SatNews
ICS chairman calls for economic sustainability in shipping
Masamichi Morooka, the Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has warned that strict measures to reduce the environmental impact of shipping should be economically sustainable. Addressing this week's Connecticut Maritime Association's Shipping 2013 conference in the US, Morooka told delegates: "In a truly difficult economic climate like the present, which for many shipping companies is the worst in living memory, there is really only one issue on the minds of ship operators working on the waterfront and that question is: 'how are we going to survive'?" "The protection of the environment is of great importance, but we must balance the measures we take with the economic impact of these measures. At present shipping finance has virtually dried up. This is not just for new ships but also for the investments needed to continue operating existing ships in a safe and environmentally sustainable manner," he said. Speaking during a key debate on The Regulatory Environment, the ICS chairman questioned: "If a shipping company is already sinking in debt, how is it going to pay for the retrofitting of expensive new ballast water treatment systems that will be required in the next few years, at an estimated cost of between one and five million dollars per ship?" According to him, investing in environmental measures as well as installing ballast water treatment systems and the use of distillate fuels, could cost the shipping industry "hundreds of billions". "How will ship operators manage all these additional costs rising so high that they have a dramatic impact on world trade or force cargo back onto roads or to other, less carbon-efficient modes of transport?" he asked. "We are committed to protecting the environment but I do not believe that shipowners should shy away from asking these challenging questions," Masamichi said. "While our regulators have a responsibility to balance the interests of shipowners with the need to protect the environment and the interests of wider society, they also need to be pragmatic and to have an understanding of the impact that their actions are having on the industry's own long-term sustainability. Otherwise there is a danger of creating an industry in which investors will not want to invest," he warned.
Newbuilding activity remains high
Newbuilding activity remained high during the course of the past week due to increased levels of enquiry across all ship sectors, Clarkson Hellas said in its latest weekly report. According to the report, the continued levels of ordering highlighted the business activity in each of the major conventional markets including; Dry Bulk, Tanker, Container carriers and LPG amongst others.
SAFETY Hold bilge systems
Prior to loading a bulk or general cargo, crewmembers should always conduct inspection of the hold bilge systems in order to ensure that everything is in good working order.
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the ministry said. the major ports would be allowed to revise their actual tariff only once in a financial year and the new tariff would come into force from April 1. This problem can be prevented if the sounding pipes are hosed out with water from deck level after the hold has been washed and bilges have been cleaned. to ensure they comply with rules and regulations. Sounding pipes often get blocked and become unusable as a result of cargo residues being left in the bilge well and entering the bottom of the sounding pipe. reports added. according to local reports. The government has introduced eight measures to strengthen Canada's tanker safety system: 1) Tanker inspections: The number of inspections will increase to ensure that all foreign tankers are inspected on their first visit to Canada. bilge suctions and bilge non return valves are tested and verified as working correctly. Broken sounding rods left in the sounding pipe are also a problem. 2013. to enhance understanding of these substances and how they behave when spilled in the marine environment. "The Major Port Trusts would be free to fix the market linked actual tariff which may be higher or lower than the prevailing reference tariff. such as diluted bitumen.NL MARITIME NEWS "With enquiry & ordering across the major yards continuing to build. before some of the earlier capacity is absorbed and the supply/demand dynamics of the newbuilding market again begins to exert some upward pressures on pricing. it will be interesting to see which buyers will look to take advantage of existing market levels. it said. 6) Scientific research: The government will conduct scientific research on non-conventional petroleum products. where over a period of time the cargo residue dries out and solidifies. This would enable them to effectively compete with non-major and private ports. Sounding caps left off or not fully secured during loading or discharging operations increase the risk of cargo entering the sounding pipe and causing a blockage." Clarksons Hellas said. However. 3) Incident Command System: The government will establish a Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) Incident Command System. Debris from most bulk and general cargoes often finds its way into the hold bilge areas and should be removed manually. 2) Systematic surveillance and monitoring of ships: The government will expand the National Aerial Surveillance Programme (NASP). Though the reference tariff for each port for different commodities will be fixed by the Tariff Authority for Major Ports (TAMP). which will allow it to respond more effectively to an incident and integrate its operations with key partners. especially with respect to double hulls. 4) Pilotage programmes: We will review existing pilotage and tug escort requirements to see what more will be needed in the future. starting with Kimitat. which could be higher or lower than the reference tariff. After cleaning the bilge area.htm (2 of 5) [3/20/2013 5:34:00 PM] . Striking plates for the sounding pipes are situated in the hold bilge well and should be checked for wastage when the bilges have been cleaned. therefore it is essential that they be removed on time. and annually thereafter. Canada aims for 'World-class' Tankship safety system Canada acts to upgrade its safety system for shipping oil & liquefied natural gas safely through Canada's waterways before any major new energy export facilities become operational. 7) New and modified aids to navigation: The CCG will ensure that a system of aids to navigation comprised of file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/DCO%20Master/Desktop/NL%20MARITIME%20NEWS. 5) Public port designations: More ports will be designated for traffic control measures." the Shipping Ministry said in draft guidelines for Tariff Setting in Major Ports. it is important that the bilge sounding pipes. the Major Port Trusts (MPTs) might be able to set their own tariff. Source: UK P&I Club India will allow major ports to fix marketlinked tariff All the 12 major ports in India would soon be able to fix their own tariffs based on market conditions. Alternatively an airline can be used to clear out blocked sounding pipes.
The British registered container ship collided with a Panama-registered vessel early on Tuesday morning. Xinhua reported. Manila. local media reported on Wednesday. The leaks and possible pollution caused by the spill late on Tuesday are still being examined by rescue and maritime ships. In addition a three-member advisory panel was appointed. aids tonavigation. frigates Admiral Nevelskoy.NL MARITIME NEWS buoys. 8) Modern navigation system: The CCG will develop options for enhancing Canada's current navigation system (e. The unit comprises large anti-submarine ship Admiral Panteleyev. etc) by fall 2013 for government consideration. lights and other devices. SEMINAR GOLD Foundation leads proactive approach to enhance Filipino Seafarers' well-being Aimed at serving Filipino mariners. POLLUTION Oil spills after 2 cargo ships collide Oil spilled at the mouth of the Yangtze River in Shanghai following the collision between the two foreign cargo ships early Tuesday. GOLD Executive Director Mia Villanueva said the conference dubbed as "Handog Para sa Pamilyang Marino" will focus on financial management and HIV awareness. local maritime administration reported. ocean rescue tug Fotiy Krylov and sea tanker Pechenga. Water had flooded one of the cabins of the British ship and some containers were damaged or dislocated from the impact of the collision. This is the ninth Russian unit dispatched on anti-piracy mission off Somali coast in the northwestern Indian Ocean. the Gregorio Oca Leadership Development (GOLD) Foundation will hold a two-day seminar that will uplift the lifestyle of seafarers. hydrographic charts. about 674 cubic metres of oil from a British ship spilled into the waters. There are no reports of any injuries so far. g. The conference is slated on April 4 -5 at the Associated Marine Officers' and Seamen's Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP) Convention Hall in Intramuros. Peresvet and Oslyabya.htm (3 of 5) [3/20/2013 5:34:00 PM] . is installed and maintained. file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/DCO%20Master/Desktop/NL%20MARITIME%20NEWS. According to officials. led by Captain Gordon Houston (former President of Vancouver Fraser Port Authority). said a press release. to warn of obstructions and to mark the location of preferred shipping routes. PIRACY Russian Pacific Fleet unit heads for Somalia to counter piracy A unit of Russian Pacific Fleet ships left Vladivostok on Tuesday night to undertake combat tasks in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
2013 will be an exciting year. Tony Wood.NL MARITIME NEWS "Seafarers are presently living below the comforts. With a number of Environship vessels already in build. incorporates a range of Rolls-Royce technologies to deliver efficiency savings for ship owners. These vessels will be further enhanced with the latest super long-stroke green electronically controlled main engines that deliver more power using less fuel. the lowest possible for a non-officer seafarer. SHIPPING DATA BALTIC EXCHANGE Market snapshot: 11:00 GMT Dry Index BDI 912 +13 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/DCO%20Master/Desktop/NL%20MARITIME%20NEWS. Rolls-Royce President . The 320. Villanueva said GOLD believes that now is the right time to change seafarer's lifestyle and attain what they deserve in life. They will be taught about entrepreneurship and franchising as well as investing on real estate. the Promas combined rudder and propeller.000dwt vessel is fitted with a range of innovative technology that significantly reduces its fuel consumption and associated emissions. another endorsement for our belief that only a combination of technologies will maximise environmental and efficiency gains. which their income can actually afford. which is fully compliant with the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention.only a few among maritime professionals understand the services that banks can offer them." she said. together with a DSME duct. The Environship. The accolade was awarded at a ceremony in Hamburg. a hybrid shaft generator to optimise use of electrical power and an innovative wave-piercing hull design.Marine said: "We're delighted to receive this award for our Environship concept.a revolutionary design and system solution for cargo ships that reduces CO2 emissions by up to 40% compared to similar diesel-powered vessels. the new vessel is fitted with the Techcross BWM system that disinfects ballast water using electrolysis technology. which can be adapted for different ship types. as this awarding winning concept takes to the seas. Two additional VLCCs will be delivered from the DSME shipyard.htm (4 of 5) [3/20/2013 5:34:00 PM] . HI-TECH Rolls Royce wins 'Green Technology Award' Rolls-Royce plc has received the Green Ship Technology Award for its Environship concept . These include a Bergen engine powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Korea later in the year. She said seafarers will be taught how to budget and save money in a more organised strategy rather than their usual 'hit and miss style'. has been delivered to a Malaysian-owned global shipping company. Germany. in connection with the annual Green Ship Technology Conference. PNA reported. Despite having an income of USD 2. Officials from Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will also be there to explain their programmes that are beneficial to seafarers. In addition." Eco-design VLCC delivered The second 'eco-design' VLCC.000.
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