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Thursday, September 19, 2019

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Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Railways and Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Shipping. Photo: PIB, Govt of India.

Concor Begins Maiden Coastal Voyage

India has huge potential for enhancing modal share of coastal shipping and inland water navigation. The current share is only 7% unlike countries like China with 24%  and Germany 11%. India looks to tap this segment in a big way.The maiden coastal voyage of a vessel of Container Corporation of India (Concor) was flagged off by Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Shipping and  Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Railways.CONCOR is a public sector unit (PSU) under Ministry of railways. The vessel SSL Mumbai is sailing from Kandla Port to Tuticorin via Mangalore and Cochin.

Image: Murray & Associates

Greener Anti-Fouling Solutions Attract Shipping Industry Interest

The four-year SEAFRONT project, launched in 2014, has trialled new processes and methods designed to increase scientific understanding of exactly how biofouling occurs and how this problem can best be addressed. This initial work will help in the development of a new generation of anti-biofouling technologies, which will be able to effectively minimise biofouling on marine infrastructure and tools without damaging the ecosystem. ‘Although it is still a little early to report on concrete results…

Piranha Sludge Digester: Image credit ACT 2

ACT 2 Sludge Devouring Device Installed in Drill Ship

A Marine Sanitation Device (MSD) by ACT2 Technologies, of Ft. Lauderdale Florida has been fitted to Transocean's 'Discoverer Enterprise'. The Discoverer Enterprise is leased to BP and owned by Transocean. ACT2 say that they are also working on additional units for Transocean in the 200 person range. BP, Transocean, and ACT2 Technologies are committed to reducing sanitation pollution to zero while existing 159(55) regulations still allow many pollutants to be discharged.

Subsea solution's Hull Cleaning machine.

Hull Cleaning Solutions from Subsea

Subsea Solutions Alliance begins Environmentally Friendly Hull Cleaning. The global shipping industry remains stuck between international and regional regulatory requirements and efficient cost effective ship operations. Environmentalists continue to keep ships in the spotlight by focusing their attacks on the air pollution produced by ships. Regional and local port authorities remain focused on keeping their waters free of invasive species and metals like copper, nickel and other harmful chemicals potentially released during routine hull maintenance cleaning and propeller polishing.

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