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The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), a pioneering coalition of companies from across the global shipping industry, released – ahead of discussions at COP21 – a statement calling for the shipping industry to play its part in contributing towards the UNFCCC global CO2 reduction target. The Sustainable Shipping Initiative’s statement on

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HNLMS Mercuur (A900), the Royal Netherlands Navy submarine support and torpedo recovery vessel undergoing retrofit work at Damen Shiprepair Den Helder, is to be fitted out with a MEPC 227(64) compliant wastewater management system from ACO Marine. The scope of supply is based around ACO Marine’s type-approved Maripur NF-50 advanced

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Ecoslops, the first company to develop technology to produce recycled marine fuels from marine oil residues (‘slops’), has sold its first volume of marine fuel, as well as importing a new shipment of slops to its refinery at the Port of Sinès in Portugal. Following the commencement of industrial production,

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Scottish ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne has become the first in the UK to fit the latest automatic escape slides from SurvitecZodiac. Purchased on their behalf by Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd, the Autolaunch slides offer greater passenger safety by needing no crew input for their preparation and deployment and can be

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H Henriksen of Norway has received SOLAS certification for a new off-load single-point boat lifting hook capable of holding up to 22.5-tonnes. The quick release hook has been developed principally for use with heavy workboats while a smaller hook has received SOLAS certification for 8-tonnes, making it ideal for the

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A wind lidar installed at Dogger Bank for the Forewind consortium has provided data which shows the technology has advanced to the stage where it could be used in future as an alternative to meteorological masts for wind data collection. The Dogger Bank projects being developed by the Forewind consortium

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Clyde Marine Services has taken delivery of its first Damen ASD Tug. The Damen ASD 2310 has been named CMS Warrior and she will join an extensive, 12-strong fleet of tugs and crew tenders at the Scottish company. Hamish Munro, Director Clyde Marine Services, commented: “Warrior is a highly versatile

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After six months of development, a new CEMEX wharf has been officially opened at Dagenham, providing the closest aggregate production north of the river to central London. Previously the site of an asphalt plant, decommissioned in 2009, and also used as a depot for limestone brought from quarries in north

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Speaking at a breakfast workshop held by Thomson Ecology on the subject of Marine Consents, Daniel Bastreri, Principal Marine Consultant at leading independent ecology consultancy, Thomson Ecology, said that marine developers could avoid lengthy delays in obtaining marine licences by working more closely with regulators. Scoping the project in advance,

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Following the recent arrival of two new high tech passenger boats to the MBNA Thames Clippers fleet, the masters and crew of the fleet have been completing their extensive training of the new systems incorporated on the 150-seat Galaxy Clipper and Neptune Clipper – the most technically advanced inland river

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