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Fuels, Lubricants & Green Marine

The MT Seriana on the Bosporus: severe corrosion problems were solved with Chevron’s Special HT Ultra 140 BN cylinder oil. (Photo: Chevron)

International Maritime Organization (IMO) fuel rules entering force in 2020 mandate a drastic sulfur reduction. By 2050 the mandate is to cut greenhouse gas emissions of shipping by at least 50 percent.Marine fuels, lubricants and additives manufacturers play their part in establishing maritime’s green

Coating Selection Delivers Fleet Uniformity – Even After Touchups

(Photo: courtesy of The Sherwin-Williams Company)

A 10-tug build project leads to federal standard color update for Great Lakes Towing Company.Attention to detail enables uniformity. And when you’re refreshing a renowned tugboat fleet with a 117-year history, you want to ensure a uniform look across all vessels to portray a strong brand image. Doing

Robot Cleans World’s Largest Crane Vessel

Photo: Fleet Cleaner

This March, a robot called Fleet Cleaner was deployed to clean both floaters of Heerema’s semi-submersible crane vessel Thialf in the Port of Rotterdam.The Fleet Cleaner is equipped with a magnetic system that allows it to attach to vessels for cleaning above and below the waterline. The robot captures

Wavepiston Puts Renolit Films to the Test

 Installation of the prototype near Hanstholm © Wavepiston

With its “Film Instead of Paint” concept RENOLIT is exploring new horizons in the maritime sector, as the company now plans to enter the renewable energy market with its films. The first step has been made with the use of the flock-film RENOLIT SEAL for an innovative enterprise in Denmark, where the

Corrosion Control and the Autonomous Ship

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The remarkable success of autonomous and remotely-controlled vehicles on land and in the air and the interest in this technology being shown within maritime circles suggests that it is only a matter of time before autonomous ships are deployed at sea.   Although the fuel costs represent, by far, the

YANMAR Cruises Into Alaska with Power to Spare

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YANMAR only recently arrived in the Pacific Northwest with its mechanical 6AYAM-ET diesel engine. It looks like they are here to stay.   In November of last year, YANMAR America and its guests officially opened the YANMAR EVO//CENTER in Acworth, Ga. Situated on 50-plus acres of land in Cherokee County,

Tech File: An Inside Look at Ballast Tank Linings

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The proper lining of ballast tanks is essential and critical to ship safety. Not too many decades ago, ships traveling the North Atlantic routes were experiencing terrible losses from outright sinking in the turbulent seas. It was eventually discovered that the primary culprit was hull failure from

Yildirim Promoted to Marine Manager at APC

Captain Onur Yildirim, APC Marine Manager

Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC), based here, has elevated Captain Onur Yildirim to the newly created position of Marine Manager. In his new role, Captain Yildirim will manage the company’s marine coatings operation globally including sales, technical, and after-sales service, working closely with APC senior management.

MME Inks Deal to Protect Luxury Cruise Vessels

Endeavor (Photo: MME Group)

MME Group has secured multiple orders for solutions that protect the newest generation of luxury cruise vessels built by MV WERFTEN (Germany) against corrosion and marine growth. The yard's "Global Class" and "Endeavor Class" vessels will be outfitted with MME Group's systems. Recently, MME Group inked the deal for the design,

Hempel Launches New Hull Performance System

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Coatings manufacturer Hempel has rolled out its new Systems for Hull and Propeller Efficiency (SHAPE), which combines elements of hull and propeller efficiency optimization to deliver advice and solutions for ship operators.   SHAPE is designed to maximize the quality of performance analysis and to

Coatings & Corrosion Control Take Center Stage

(Photo: AkzoNobel)

Efficiency gains, CO2 reduction and invasive species drive development   Marine coatings increasingly are center stage, not simply to maintain the integrity of vessels, but as a means to make ship ops more efficient and environmentally benign. Maritime Reporter had questons, and two executives – Andreas

Interview: Rear Adm. Mark Buzby, US Maritime Administrator

Rear Admiral Mark H. Buzby, USN (Ret), Maritime Administrator, U.S. Maritime Administration

Insights: Rear Admiral Mark H. Buzby, USN (Ret), Maritime Administrator, U.S. Maritime Administration   Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby was appointed by President Donald Trump and sworn in as Maritime Administrator on August 8, 2017. Prior to his appointment, Buzby served as president of the National Defense Transportation Association,

Hempel Rolls Out New Cargo Hold Coating

Photo provided by Hempel

Hempel has launched Hempadur Ultra-Strength Fiber 47510, a new cargo hold coating said to deliver up to 40 percent reduction in cargo holds maintenance costs, according to the coatings manufacturer. Hempel said the new coating is specifically designed to withstand conditions experienced by cargo holds,

The Digital Voyage: 'Onboarding' Shipping to the Digital Age

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At Nor-Shipping this year, Akzonobel announced the official launch of its ‘Digital Voyage’ strategy. This program builds on the foundations laid two years ago when the firm launched Intertrac Vision, the industry’s first Big Data tool for predicting coating performance. The Digital Voyage outlines the

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