Polar Code and the Arctic Shipping Forum North America

October 27, 2014 (Blog Posts)

Last week I attended the Arctic Shipping North America Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.  The conference focused on shipping in Canada’s arctic as well as the Polar Code which was finalised last week at MEPC67 in preparation for submission to all countries soon. 

At many times during the conference, the Polar Code was mentioned as bringing the world up to the same standards as Canada’s Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act. This is interesting, as the Canadian law states the same as the Polar Code: Any discharge into the sea of oil or oily mixtures from any ships is prohibited.


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D’Artagnan Dredger Boasts 9-Year Wear Life of Cutterhead Shaft Bearings

October 22, 2014 (Press Releases)

Water lubricated Thordon Composite cutterhead shaft bearings have performed well for 9 years on one of the largest cutter suction dredgers in the world –Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering N.V. (DEME)’s D'Artagnan (28,200 kW total installed power).


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Thordon Bearings Announces Distributor Changes in Europe

October 08, 2014 (Press Releases)

Thordon Bearings Inc. of Canada is pleased to announce that Duwel Group will be the new, authorized Thordon distributor for Norway, United Kingdom, and Finland.  Duwel has been active in Sweden for over 22 years and is ready and capable to provide high quality sales and service support in these countries.
 


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Ship Owners Face Challenges operating in the Arctic

October 06, 2014 (Blog Posts)

Oct. 6, 2014

The IMO intends to have a mandatory Polar Code approved by the end of 2014, with projected implementation in 2016 or 2017. 

For ship owners, the shortened trade route to Asia from eastern North America or Western Europe would, of course, take less time and therefore be less costly, however, there are many challenges for the ship owner.


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