Environmental Regulations

Considering the stricter environmental regulations imposed by IMO, researchers and the European Commission agrees upon that LNG could be the answer, at least in the medium term. Ship owners that operate in ECA have to comply with a SOx limit of 0.1%, in addition the stricter control of NOx emissions that came in force last year (2016), which means that shipbuilders have to reduce NOx emissions to 80% (this will only be valid for Tier III engine standards in ECA.). By 2020, the sulfur level will be further reduced to 0.5% globally, this making LNG attractive not only within ECA but worldwide as well. Continue reading “ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF LNG”

A New way to beat traffic jams

Chinese Company

A Chinese company is introducing a new and innovative way to beat traffic jams with the world’s fist self-directed flying taxi. This is basically a giant quad-copter which has been designed for transporting a single passenger only. This is a pilotless drone which has no controls, no joystick or steering wheel, no buttons or switches or even a control panel. The entire equipment inside the cabin consists of a small table stand and a seat for the passenger. To use it the passenger simply gets into the cockpit, uses the installed mobile app and chooses his/her destination. The drone navigates itself, so obviously a pilot’s license is not required. Continue reading “A New way to beat traffic jams”

Technical And Economic aspects of LNG

Concept of LNG

The concept of LNG as a marine fuel is still in a start phase, and it will take time to fully optimize its potential. There are three phases of development for the LNG. First of these three phases is the development in short sea shipping, and especially in the ECAs, where vessels (new buildings, RO-ROs, existing product tankers etc.) will be forced to reduce its emissions. When several ships are adopting LNG as propulsion, it will force a development in LNG availability in ports. The second phase is about the deep-sea vessels. For these ships to run on LNG, they must be new-buildings, since retrofitting will be a huge challenge and not least very cost inefficient for the company. It is not unusual that ship operators will test the LNG by ordering few ships if the testing gives the shipping company and ship owners a positive outcome they will decide to order more vessels that will run on LNG fuel. The third phase is about the development after 2025, when the availability of LNG will be developed further, and LNG will be available at numerous ports in Europe, Asia, and North America. Continue reading “Technical And Economic aspects of LNG”

Statistics about LNG

There are more than 250 ships in the world running on LNG while many are under construction. The technology of LNG is well-proven and has attracted the attention of many players in the industry to improve the current products in light of LNG. Thus, LNG brings in engine efficiency and cost optimization. Also, there is zero emission of SOx from LNG combustion and the LNG engines are able to meet Tier III requirements as claimed by the engine manufacturers. However, this has to be proven for several engines still.  There are a number of advantages in choosing LNG over traditional types of fuels. The LNG complies with regulations for NOx and SOx and combustion of it emits 20% lesser CO2 on a tank-to-wheel basis. Also, much lesser maintenance is required for LNG engines as gas combustion is significantly cleaner than the alternative options of MDO or HFO. Continue reading “Statistics about LNG”

How Can You Help Hurricane Irma Victim?

Millions of people have been left without any resources in Florida, buildings have been destroyed, and cities have been flooded with water. Many residents of the United States Virgin Islands have no other choice but to gather information from social media and smaller Caribbean Islands do not have enough time to prepare for Hurricane Jose as it approaches. Continue reading “How Can You Help Hurricane Irma Victim?”

Something Bigger Than Irma Is Coming

Hurricane Jose Upgrades to Category 4 as It Moves Toward Caribbean Islands

After Hurricane Harvey and Irma, Hurricane Jose is strengthening in the Atlantic Ocean. Hurricane Jose has turned into a great degree unsafe Category 4 hurricane, undermining Caribbean islands as of now crushed by Hurricane Irma.Hurricane Jose’s top maintained breezes of 150 mph (240 kph).  Continue reading “Something Bigger Than Irma Is Coming”

Hurricane Irma’s Is Now a Greater Threat to West Coast of Florida

According to a forecast Hurricane Irma has changed it’s direction marginally westbound, which may mean direct hits on the Florida Keys and most pessimistic scenario situations for the urban areas of Naples, Fort Myers and conceivably Tampa.

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Few Tips to Tune Your Car for Better Fuel Economy

Mileage is a standout amongst the most discussed themes in the engine business, and in light of current circumstances; with the increasing expenses of oil, it is presently more costly to keep a car around. So, unless you are driving a gas-swallowing V8 that costs you around £200 a week on fuel, here are some useful approaches to tuning up your car to show signs of improvement in fuel efficiency! Continue reading “Few Tips to Tune Your Car for Better Fuel Economy”