Maritime emission monitoring

Full speed ahead: it pays to protect the environment

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A container ship consumes an average of approx. 50 tons heavy fuel oil for each day at sea, depending on the ship’s size, load, and how it is operated. Proportional amounts of carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and soot are released out at sea through the stack. The alternative is to invest in exhaust gas cleaning as well as in reliable exhaust gas measuring technology and monitoring systems. It is even an investment where it is possible to make money. Ship engines can cost-effectively be run on heavy fuel oil in emission control areas using modern exhaust gas cleaning and MARSIC ship emissions measuring devices. Operating costs can be significantly reduced and this money invested in environmental protection pays off in as little as 12 to 18 months, according to a study by Germanischer Lloyd.  Continue reading

Port safety

Anti-collision systems ensure fail-safe operation of container terminals at DP World

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Container terminals operate on a 24/7 basis, so the demand on availability is extremely high. Collisions involving the boom of ship-to-shore cranes and ships pose the greatest risk in daily operations. In order to offer its customers uninterrupted operations DP World, one of the leading container handling company, has decided to equip the expansion of its Jebel Ali facility in Dubai with anti-collision systems from SICK. Continue reading

ports

KhorFakkan Port equipped with new advanced object detection

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Gulftainer Company Limited was established in 1976 in the Emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. The company’s primary role is to manage and operate the container terminals in Port Khalid and KhorFakkan on behalf of Sharjah Port Authority. The Port of KhorFakkan, United Arab Emirates, is the Indian Ocean location of one of Gulftainer’s UAE-based container terminals (KhorFakkan Container Terminal, KCT). KCT is operating 20 ship-to-shore quay cranes to load and unload containers from the shipping vessels. Due to the high costs for the anchoring time for vessels, any docking interruptions or offloading delays must be prevented, because time is pure money. Continue reading