Albion Marine Solutions Team Update September 2019

Albion Marine Solutions team wrapped a Ballast Water Treatment System retrofit in Singapore Ship Yard a few weeks ago. Our team has completed a series of Ballast Water treatment system retrofit, 3D Scan’s and other engineering projects across the globe. Inquire about our services by contacting our head office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Pros and Cons of Methanol and Hydrogen

Anglo Belgian Corporation has tested renewable fuels methanol and hydrogen on a single cylinder bench engine with varying success. Both fuels have similar benefits to Natural Gas, but with the potential additional advantage of reducing greenhouse gases. The results were presented at the CIMAC Congress 19 held at Vancouver. More information

Joint Industry Guidance on the supply and use of 0.50% - sulphur marine fuel

The publication has been developed by experts from across shipping, refining, supply and testing of marine fuels, with contributions from the International Group of P&I Clubs. The publication is designed to provide guidance for stakeholders across the marine fuels and shipping industries, from fuel blenders and suppliers to end users. It presents the specific safety and operational issues relating to the supply and use of max. 0.50%-sulphur fuels, an overview of fuel quality principles, and the controls that should be put in place to ensure that safety issues are identified, prevented and/or mitigated. It addresses issues such as fuel compatibility, fuel stability, and fuel handling and storage, and contains a comprehensive review of existing operational factors that can affect safety. Guidance

Meeting IMO 2025 GHG targets: impetus exists, but challenges remain

Work to hit IMO greenhouse gas reduction target by 2050 is gaining steam, but technological and regulatory challenges remain, says a senior advisor to Norway’s Ministry of Climate and Environment. Delivering a keynote address at the Maritime Hybrid and Electric Conference in Bergen, Specialist director of Norway’s Department for Marine Management and Pollution Control, Svelnung Oftedal, said global climate change was forcing government, regulators and industry to act. Noting that volumes of global trade in shipping are set to grow significantly by 2050 – when IMO has mandated at least 50% in greenhouse gas emission reduction over 2008 levels – Mr. Oftedal said improvements had to come from the industry as well its regulators. More information

Singapore Launches Maritime Sustainability Reporting Guide

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has launches what it claims is the first sector-specific Maritime Sustainability Reporting Guide. The guide has been developed with partners: Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX), Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS), Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), and sustainability consultants from Ernst & Young, KPMG and PwC Singapore. The Guide provides a practical framework, including best practices, for creating a maritime sustainability report for both listed and non-listed maritime companies. The need for the Guide was spurred by industry feedback on the growing need for sustainability reporting guidelines. The Guide also features MPA’s own sustainability reporting journey as a case study, including its internal sustainability initiatives through the years. MPA established the Maritime Singapore Green Initiative in 2011 with a pledge of S$100 million to promote green initiatives in the sector. The initiative supports greener ships, ports and companies in using cleaner fuels (such as LNG), reducing carbon emissions and adopting greener technology. Publications.