Indonesia Looking at Iver Huitfeldt-class Frigate to Boost TNI-AL’s Blue Water Force

Indonesia Looking at Iver Huitfeldt-Class Frigate to Boost TNI-AL’s Blue Water Force

June 9,2020–NavalNews.com

Following the Natuna standoff with China back in January this year (in which dozens of Chinese vessels were fishing in Indonesia’s Exclusive Economic Zone), Indonesia recognizes the lack of oceangoing vessels for TNI-AL and BAKAMLA (the Indonesian Maritime Security Agency). As a consequence, plans were mooted for the procurement of large displacement vessels based on Danish designs. Local media makes mention of this, quoting a Defense Minister statement made as early as January 17.

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BV, DNV GL Launch Infection-Prevention Certifications for Cruise Ships

BV, DNV GL Launch Infection-Prevention Certifications for Cruise Ships

June 4, 2020–Maritime-Executive.com

Two leading class societies are helping the passenger vessel sector restore operations by rolling out new certifications for infection prevention measures. Class has played a key role in certifying safety since the Age of Sail, and many class societies have diversified into certification for shoreside sectors as well – like healthcare and hospitality. Both DNV GL and Bureau Veritas have public health-related experience from their work for clients onshore, and both have introduced shipboard infection-prevention certifications that unify that knowledge with their maritime expertise.

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CMA CGM Group Targets Carbon Neutrality by 2050

CMA CGM Group Targets Carbon Neutrality by 2050

June 3,2020–Maritime-Executive.com

CMA CGM Group became the latest large shipping company to accelerate its goals to achieve carbon neutrality. Participating in the UN Global Compact conference, Chairman and CEO Rodolphe Saadé announced that the company’s objective is now to be carbon neutral by 2050. He also said that the company’s energy supplies would include 10 percent alternative fuels by 2023. These are new goals for one of the world’s largest shipping companies, which previously said it was on track to reduce its CO2 emissions by 40 percent by 2030, a target set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

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Greener tug bound for Danish port

Greener Tug Bound for Danish Port

June 3, 2020 — GreenPort.com

A newbuild tugboat will bring greener operations and higher efficiency when it goes into operation at a Danish port.The RAmparts 3000 series tug built by the Turkish shipyard UZMAR Shipbuilding will go into operation at the Port of Aarhus sometime in 2021. Mr Krøyer pointed out that the new tug will create significant CO2 savings at the port. The new tugboat is also significantly stronger than the 40-year-old tugboat it is replacing, Hermes. It has 65 tonnes of bollard pull, 20 tonnes more than its predecessor. It will also have significantly better maneuverability and thus efficiency and precision in its work. It can assist the very large vessels arriving in Aarhus with great precision, as it will be equipped with an Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) system.

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Corps, New Orleans port to deepen access to Uptown docks for large ocean-going vessels

Corps, New Orleans Port to Deepen Access to Uptown docks for Large Ocean-Going Vessels

May 26, 2020- NOLA.com

The Army Corps of Engineers and the Port of New Orleans are recommending dredging to 50 feet the access to nearly 2½ miles of the port’s Uptown wharves on the Mississippi River, which will allow the port to compete with other Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic ports to load and unload major ocean-going vessels. Access to the port’s Milan Street and Louisiana Avenue wharves is now limited to ships with drafts of 35 feet or less. At the Nashville Avenue wharf, the draft varies between 35 and 45 feet. The present Napoleon Avenue draft is 45 feet

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Carnival Corporation to Debut 4 New Cruise Ships in 2020

Carnival Corporation to Debut 4 New Cruise Ships in 2020

January 08, 2020-WorldMaritimeNews.com

Carnival Corporation & plc., the world’s largest cruise company, is set to launch four new cruise ships in 2020 across four of its cruise line brands. The new ships will join the Carnival Corporation’s fleet of eleven next-generation cruise ships through 2025 that can be powered by LNG. LNG is an advanced fuel technology by eliminating sulfur and significantly improving overall air emissions. This will mark the first new ship for P&O Cruises since 2015 and when it joins the UK fleet in May, it will launch as the British line’s first LNG-powered ship. The introduction of the four new ships in 2020 is part of Carnival Corporation’s ongoing fleet enhancement strategy, with sixteen new ships scheduled to be delivered through 2025.

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Proposed Pioneer Square cruise terminal could help businesses, harm environment

Proposed Pioneer Square cruise terminal could help businesses, harm environment

January 07, 2020-KUOW.org

A proposed cruise ship terminal near Pioneer Square would flood Seattle’s waterfront with thousands of people several times a week starting in 2023. The ships could bring benefits and problems to the neighborhood. Critics plan to bring their concerns to a port commission meeting Tuesday. They say they worry about the air pollution that cruise ships produce. The Port of Seattle plans to put in big electrical outlets, so that cruise ships can plug in and stop running their engines. But many ships don’t have the hardware to connect. Environmental activist Jordan Van Voast connects those local pollution concerns to larger concerns about the industry’s carbon footprint.

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Port ships are becoming L.A.’s biggest polluters. Will California force a cleanup?

Port ships are becoming L.A.’s biggest polluters. Will California force a cleanup?

January 03, 2020-LATimes.com

Ships visiting Southern California’s bustling ports are poised to become the region’s largest source of smog-causing pollutants in coming years, one reason state regulators want to reduce emissions from thousands more of them. Air quality officials want to expand the number of ships that, while docked, must either shut down their auxiliary engines and plug into shore power or scrub their exhaust by hooking up to machines known as bonnets or “socks on a stack.” But some neighbors of the ports say the California Air Resources Board is not moving fast enough to cut a rising source of pollution. Some also fear that the shipping industry and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will use their clout to weaken the proposed restrictions, which the Air Resources Board will decide on in the first half of the year.

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LA cuts emissions by reducing vessel speeds

LA cuts emissions by reducing vessel speeds

July 15, 2019 —EIN Newsdesk

The Port of Los Angeles has recognised 28 shipping lines for their participation in its Vessel Speed Reduction Program (VSRP) to help decrease operational emissions. This is an air quality and annual incentive programme for vessel operators who reduce their speed as they approach or depart the port. In 2018, 174 companies participated in the programme, with more than 3,000 combined vessel calls that aided in the decrease of emissions from ocean-going vessels. 589 ships attained the 100% VSRP compliance within the 20 and 40 nautical mile zone.

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Ships Slow Down for Cleaner Air

Ships Slow Down for Cleaner Air

June 28, 2019 —AJOT

More than 135 shipping lines at the Port of Long Beach recently were lauded for voluntarily participating in the Port’s Green Flag Incentive Program, which offers financial incentives for cargo vessels to slow down near the port to reduce air pollution. Ocean carriers were recently presented with Green Flags for opting into the environmental initiative last year by slowing ships to 12 knots or less within 20 or 40 nautical miles of the Port of Long Beach.

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