Maritime Growth Study inquiry: extended deadline for written submissions

On 21st December, the Transport Committee announced an inquiry into the Maritime Growth Study (MGS), a report on the UK’s maritime sector, published by the Department for Transport in September 2015. The inquiry will examine progress towards implementation of the Study’s recommendations since publication and consider the Government and industry’s overall plan for the maritime […]

Alfa Laval methanol booster systems excel in over 4500 hours of operation

Alfa Laval FCM One Low-Flashpoint (LF) booster systems have been a clear success on methanol-fuelled tankers with ME-LGI engines. Now Alfa Laval is supporting MAN Diesel & Turbo as the engine series is further developed to work with LPG. In late 2013, Alfa Laval was selected by MAN Diesel & Turbo to deliver Low-Flashpoint Supply […]

Safety of hazardous materials tackled in latest Videotel training release

Videotel, part of KVH Industries, offers a comprehensive training package designed to enable crew and shipping office staff to become familiar with the rules governing the carriage of hazardous materials. These rules are specified in the US Code of Federal Regulations, Subchapter C of 49 CFR; in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code produced […]

EU Parliament Arctic resolution vote calls for Heavy Fuel Oil ban

Responding to yesterday’s (Thursday’s) European Parliament 483/100 plenary vote to pass its Resolution on the Arctic, including a call “on the Commission and the Member States to actively facilitate the ban on the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) and carriage as ship fuel in vessels navigating the Arctic seas through MARPOL of IMO”, Dr […]