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Issue 11 - June 2018

This issue was prepared shortly after the IMO adopted a highly ambitious decarbonisation programme for the shipping industry which we have taken as the topic for our lead story. No doubt the implications of this will be debated extensively over the months to come and we will probably return to this theme in our newsletters and future publications. 

This edition includes some interim developments on five topics from the ShipInsight Guide series – Ballast Water Treatment, Exhaust Gas Treatment, Navigation & Bridge, Shipbuilding and Repair and LNG Bunkering. The first two are set to cost owners a pretty penny over the next two to five years and with the 2020 cap looming closer, LNG as an alternative fuel is beginning to make its mark.

In other articles we feature a look at the problem of fires on container ships. With two incidents on Maersk operated vessel in less than two weeks in March and one resulting in a tragic loss of life, the inadequacy of fire prevention regulation has been highlighted once again adding to a long list of expensive and fatal fires.

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Issue 11 - June 2018