The following paper was prepared by our President, Mr. Paul Bezzi, several
years ago. We hope you find it interesting and useful.
I am writing this paper with the aim to help those deciding on which
propulsion system to select for their particular application.
The majority of yachts and fast boats are targeting speeds in excess of 30
knots. For that purpose, engine manufacturers, boat-yards, and propulsion
manufacturers are increasing power, behaviour at sea, and efficiency. Very
shortly, problems appear due to the lack of know how; the true reason of
failure of performance…
I propose to go step by step in the detail of a typical project.
There are several types of hull capable of performance, and the best hull
will be the one that fulfils the owner’s needs.
In fact , most of the errors I observed during the past years were due to
From Eye for Transport.com:
Effective January 1st, 2011, the ports of Amsterdam, Moerdijk, Dordrecht and
Rotterdam will reward clean ocean-going vessels with discounts on their port
This involves vessels that score well on the Environmental Ship Index
(ESI) - a new international standard for ships’ emissions into the
atmosphere. Ships that perform better than the legal norm will be rewarded.
The ESI is a certificate that will be awarded by the World Port Climate
Initiative, at the request of the ship, from January 1st onwards.
Designed by the ports of Le Havre, Bremen,... (more)
From Richard Branson’s blog at The Guardian:
Last year, we launched the Carbon War Room as a business-focused, global NGO.
Its task is to encourage entrepreneurs and business to engage in the struggle
against climate change. We aim to unlock significant capital to deliver
scalable solutions that will make commercial sense.
Experts predict that we must invest more than $550bn annually into the next
generation of low-carbon intensive energy system. A shift of this magnitude
can only happen with leadership provided by businesses and the investment
community. Legislation and public... (more)
From the Press Release:
Carbon War Room kicks off shipping webinar series for industry on January 14
Carbon War Room, a not-for-profit organization targeting market-driven
solutions to climate change, announced today the launch of a series of online
and live seminars for shipping industry participants on its
Shippingefficiency.org online service – launched at the UN climate change
talks in December. By the end of 2010, the site had logged over 25,000
visitors, while over 1,500 users had registered to make full use of the
online service. The seminars aim to respond to questions f... (more)
This was not really picked up by much industry press last month (Indeed, we
stumbled upon it while double checking regulations about a specific inquiry),
but on December 20, the California ARB released its’ list of court cases
and settlements of violations to the CARB emissions regulations, and the
first shipping line violations are listed.
The 2010 list is HERE: http://www.arb.ca.gov/enf/casesett/casesett.htm
There were rougly ten shipping lines on the rather considerable list that got
tapped, and, with a few exceptions, the fines were relatively modest and
marginal. Of note in... (more)