Alfa Laval launches PureBallast 2.0 in standard and Ex versions

PureBallast, Alfa Laval’s unique and chemical-free system for ballast water treatment, has entered its second generation with the unveiling of PureBallast 2.0. The updated system, which boasts a substantial reduction in power consumption among a range of other improvements, will also be available in an Ex version, PureBallast 2.0 EX.

ABS Forms Greater China Operating Division

(Houston, TX—) ABS, one of the world’s leading classification societies, has announced a major organizational change with the creation of a fifth operating division that will be responsible for the society’s activities in The People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan. The reorganization takes effect 15 October. The Divisional Headquarters will be located…

MOL Pitches in to Provide Ocean Transport of Children’s Clothing Donations for Tanzania

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the company is joining the “With All Our Hearts*1” international contribution project to recycle children’s clothing, and will assist with transportation of the clothing. The project is sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of Justice. This project aims to donate second-hand children’s clothing collected at 150…

Wärtsilä and Ecospec co-operate to provide clean power solutions

Wärtsilä, a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets, and Ecospec Global Technology, owner of the revolutionary CSNOx emissions abatement technology, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together towards the common goal of improving the environment by providing the world with clean power solutions. By combining…

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KONGSBERG hydroacoustics in the Gulf of Mexico

The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico created a large marine oil spill and KONGSBERG acoustic products have since been used as tools to monitor the damage. The vessels from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that monitored the distribution of the oil flow all had KONGSBERG acoustic systems in common.

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Wärtsilä and Deltamarin introduce innovative ferry family at Interferry 2010

Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solution provider and Deltamarin, the foremost design company in the cruise and ferry market, announce the introduction of an innovative series of ferry designs. The designs are being presented during the 35th Interferry Conference in New York, 3-6 October, 2010. By working in partnership, the two companies have identified the…

Saving energy on the Seven Seas

ABB variable speed drives have reduced the energy consumption of three luxury cruise ships by up to 1,600 tons of fuel a year per vessel, a huge saving in both operating costs and CO2 emissions, all with a payback time of less than one year.

Volvo Penta India secures large order for D12MH engines

Volvo Penta India has secured an order for 40 no’s of D12MH-350 from Sesa Goa for powering their iron ore barges which will ply in Mandovi & Zuari Rivers in Goa, on west coast of India. Volvo Penta is the first imported engine manufacturer in India to offer IRS (India Register of Shipping) approved engines.