Sea Transport - Ships
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BORPower® Marineproduct offers real benefits to the maritime sector.

With BorPower the moving parts of the engine and gears are coated with a BORON DIAMOND layer that results in:

  • Prolonged lifespan of moving parts and gears. 
  • Reduction of friction parameters by as much as ~70%. 
  • Boosted Engine Performance of ~ 9 % and more. 
  • Increased fuel efficiency. 
  • Reduced oil consumption.
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The Shipping industry is facing constant challenges in cost effectiveness and meeting environmental regulations as they become more involved with green values.
Large ships operate “slow-speed” engines designed to burn inexpensive, thick "bunker fuels" that are literally taken from the bottom-of-the-barrel.  Bunker fuels are high in substances such as sulfur that produce air pollution. This is particularly bad and creates serious health and environmental problems when a ship cruise along the shore or drops anchor in heavily populated ports.
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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has recently passed regulations that call for tighter emission limitations for marine vessels operating near shore.

On 15 July 2011, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) adopted mandatory measures to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from international shipping by amending the Marpol Convention Annex VI Regulations for the prevention of air pollution from ships (MARPOL Annex VI). In similar news, the European Commission announced a proposed amendment to the EU’s Sulphur Directive which will bring the EU’s regulation in line with the IMO’s sulphur regulations in MARPOL Annex VI. The new IMO regulations make the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) mandatory for new ships and the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) mandatory for all ships. The new IMO regulations create the first, mandatory global emissions reduction regime for an international industry.

The IMO regulations will apply to ships of at least 400GT and are expected to come into force on 1 January 2013.


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Following adoption in 2011 and entry into force in 2013, the introduction of the EEDI for all new ships will mean that between 45 and 50 million tonnes of CO2 will be removed from the atmosphere annually by 2020, compared with “business as usual” and depending on the growth in world trade. For 2030, the reduction will be between 180 and 240 million tonnes annually from the introduction of the EEDI.

"Fuel efficiency and environmental considerations are other key elements. RCCL (Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.), for instance, has rather high fuel consumption and passengers are also starting to ask more questions about just how ‘green’ cruising can be and are looking out for this. And then of course there is the money issue, as bunker oil is tending to become increasingly expensive. The cruise lines are also faced with more emissions regulations and more areas, such as ECAs and SECAs, will be subject to stringent emissions requirements and other regulations. Cruise ships may have to consider other forms of fuel, especially when in port – or also having shore power (cold ironing). Better engines, hull forms, propellers and so on will help, and scrubber technologies are there to support efforts to ensure less pollution. The issue of the environment affects everyone, and passengers are becoming increasingly interested in this. Prices will have to be increased in order to cover some of these expenses and most cruise lines are pretty good at raising their prices to cover the environmentally related costs too. Innovation in finding new solutions to reduce the operating costs will be crucial going forward."
[Dr Peter Lorange, President and owner of the GSBA Zurich.]