Ship Technology Global: Issue 22

1 September 2015 (Last Updated September 1st, 2015 11:25)

In this issue: Turbocharging the world’s biggest container ships, the future of LNG as a shipping fuel, Gulf ports gear up for business, the UK’s push for supply chain efficiencies, the Chinese shipbreaking market, and more.

Ship Technology Global: Issue 22

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US ship owner TOTE recently launched the world’s first liquefied natural gas powered container ships in a bid to reduce emissions. We investigate whether LNG could be the solution to green shipping efforts and how far the supply chain has to come before the concept can gain ground across the industry. We also ask ABB what role turbochargers
are playing in improving the fuel efficiency of today’s biggest container ships.

Also in this issue, we take a look at new port infrastructure under construction along the Persian Gulf as countries in the region prepare for a rapid growth in trade, and chart China’s rise as a major player in the shipbreaking market. Moreover, we find out how the Cargo200 initiative in the UK aims to reduce freight mileage by creating leaner supply chains, take a look back on BP Shipping’s 100-year history, and speak to the mastermind behind a traditional tall ship construction project in California about keeping the region’s maritime and shipbuilding legacy alive.

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In this issue

Ready for the Switch?
In a bid to make its operations more environmentally friendly, US ship owner TOTE is launching the first liquefied natural gas-powered container ships. Gary Peters asks whether LNG could become the solution for container shipping.
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Charging the Giants
Turbochargers are helping the world’s two largest container ships reduce their fuel consumption and abide by tightening environmental standards. Eva Grey finds out more about the latest in turbocharging technology.
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100 Years of BP Shipping
In its century-long history BP Shipping has survived, and indeed thrived, throughout some of the most challenging global crises. Eva Grey takes a look back.
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The Next Big Thing
Countries in the Persian Gulf are investing in port infrastructure to accommodate growing container movements and increasingly larger ships. Eva Grey looks into the region’s growth and future plans.
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Route Cause
UK port operator Peel Ports is calling on freight companies to alter supply chain and services routes to minimise freight mileage. Julian Turner finds out more about the Cargo200 campaign.
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From Scraps to Riches
The Chinese ship recycling market has gone from strength to strength, flourishing even in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Simon O. Williams explores the emergence of China as a shipbreaking hub.
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Setting Sail for the Past
A traditional tall ship under construction in California is set to become the first of its kind in the San Francisco Bay Area in more than 100 years. Chris Lo speaks to the project’s mastermind Alan Olson about keeping shipbuilding legacy alive.
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Next issue preview

The IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention is nearing ratification, but is the industry ready to implement the new rules? We check in on the latest progress and profile a range of ballast water management solutions available to vessel owners and operators.

We also find out what the UN General Assembly’s plan to develop a legally binding treaty for the conservation of biodiversity on the high seas could mean for the shipping industry, and investigate the environmental controversy surrounding plans for a new cruise terminal on London’s River Thames. Moreover, we ask Port of Amsterdam operator Havenbedrijf Amsterdam about the strategy behind the port’s success, and look into plans to build a ‘rail canal’ across Thailand to transport ships between the Indian and Pacific oceans.

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