May 23, 2012
Recently, there has been much interest in North America and Western Europe in clean power generated from ocean waves and tides to help eliminate our dependency on fossil fuels. High pressures, corrosion from salt water, non-polluting, low maintenance, long life, not harmful to aquatic life – this fledgling industry is open to new materials and designs that are “clean” to help generate clean power.
April 02, 2012
Can this all be true? If you are like the majority of global ship owners using oil lubricated white metal propeller shaft bearings, the cost of aft seal maintenance and the risk of oil discharges from a stern tube is always present. However, if you look at Canadian bulk carrier owners, Algoma Central Corp. and Canada Steamship Lines (CSL), both are benefiting from the decision to use the pollution free propeller shaft bearings systems on their new ships.
March 28, 2012
Another article has recently been published providing decent information on the Vessel Discharge Evaluation and Review Act in the United States. As it relates to the VGP, oil-based lubricants ARE considered to be pollutants so don’t be fooled into thinking that pollution-free alternatives do not exist.
October 31, 2011
With the recent National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy announcement of the awarding of large ship packages worth $33 Billion(yes – with a B) to Canada’s Irving Shipbuilding on the East coast and Seaspan Marine Corp. on the West coast, this is great news for the Canadian shipbuilding and marine industry.
August 15, 2011
Many ports around the world are offering incentives to shipping companies that are using technology that reduces the environmental impact on the port waters.
August 04, 2011
The Arctic ocean is becoming ice-free much earlier in the summer allowing ships a quicker route from Asia to Europe and eastern USA