The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) sub-committee on pollution prevention and response (PPR) has agreed draft amendments to the MARPOL Convention on the prevention of pollution from ships (MARPOL Annex VI), prohibiting the carriage of non-compliant fuel oil for use on board that exceeds the 0.5% sulfur limit due to come into effect on January 1, 2020.
However, this carriage ban does not apply to ships with an approved “equivalent arrangement” to meet the sulfur limit – such as an exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) or so-called scrubber.
“We urge formal approval of this proposal at MEPC 72 in April to ensure early adoption at MEPC 73 (in October). This will allow the shipping industry to work with the IMO, flag, and port state authorities to develop robust and consistent enforcement processes in a timely manner,” Peter Keller, SEA\LNG chairman and executive vice president at Tote, said.
“A carriage ban, as proposed, will provide greater certainty to shipping lines considering new build and retrofit investment options for compliant marine fuelling solutions such as LNG. It lessens the chances of these investments being undercut by less scrupulous operators looking to burn non-compliant fuels. It will also send a strong message to suppliers, urging them to make the necessary investments in plants and infrastructure to deliver compliant marine fuels,” Keller continued.
A coalition of 31 members, SEA\LNG has a vision of a global LNG value chain for cleaner maritime shipping by 2020.
OUCO Marine/Offshore 360 degree full rotation Slewing hydraulic marine stiff boom crane
This kind of fixed boom crane is designed for general cargo handling and service onboard ships and offshore units. The cranes are available in various range and can be supplied according to customer requirements. The stiff boom cranes can be delivered within a broad range of certifications and numerous optional features. Stiff boom cranes, the boom type is fixed, are typically used in dock, on fixed installations and in harbor conditions with its stability. OUCO Marine/Offshore Stiff boom cranes are with low cost, easy operation and high efficiency on different working conditions.
In certain situations a stiff boom crane even has a superior ability to reach over obstructions such as fences or walls where other cranes may fail.
Not only are the important moving parts of the stiff boom protected inside the machinery, they are also less strained when lifting a load, as energy goes to its winch first, then to the lift cylinder, and then the actual crane structure.
Typical Applications: Service cranes, Hose handling cranes, Container and cargo handling cranes.
Lifting of personnel – man-riding
External hydraulic power packs
Active Heave Compensation (AHC)
Passive Heave Compensation(PHC)
Design according to rules and regulations API 2C.
Class Societies like ABS, CCS, DNV, LR, RMRS, etc.
Diesel hydraulic drive