The Port of Helsinki has recently published a safety manual on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering procedures. The safety manual has been developed by SSPA in collaboration with the Port of Helsinki and the Finnish authorities. The safety manual outlines the safety regulations and demands that are required for safe handling in LNG bunkering operations, including ship-to-ship (STS) and truck-to-ship (TTS) operations within the operating area of the Port of Helsinki. The manual details the minimum requirements for shipping companies and LNG suppliers that wish to perform LNG bunkering at the port in a clear and practical manner.
Good vessel design will reduce the impact on the environment and have a positive effect on the financial life-cycle cost for the ship and its operators. This much is clear, but how do we achieve this? The answer lies in a correct interpretation and adaption to the operational profile for the trade or service intended for the vessel. But how do we ensure that this performance is attained? It is obvious that an icebreaker operating in the Port of Sabetta has different requirements for open-water performance than an ice-breaking LNG (liquefied natural gas) carrier operating to ports in Northern Europe or for polar research vessels or even exploration cruise vessels. They all operate in icy waters, but with different purposes and different operating profiles. What is most important, the consumption and emissions for a single design point or for the intended sea route?
Welcome to an international seminar on the 15th June, presenting the outcome and lessons learned. In order to reach the national target of fossil free transport by 2030, emissions reduction in the transport sector needs to accelerate on a technical and operational level. Several on-going and ground breaking projects are contributing to the development of different sustainability solutions.
The development of smart functions for shipping is revolutionising the industry. The trend is to use software to increase the efficiency, safety and environmental aspects of ships. SSPA is invited to speak at the Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium 2017, on 6 - 8 June in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. SSPA will present an open-source framework and show how it is used in the development of new functions for autonomous ships. At SSPA, we supports our clients with hydrodynamic knowledge and tools to make them able to test their smart future functions.
As of 1 June, Ph.D. Christian Finnsgård takes the role as Vice President, Head of SSPA Research. He succeeds Ph.D. Peter Grundevik who retires. Christian Finnsgård has been working as a senior researcher and project manager at SSPA since 2014, heading international and national research projects ranging from maritime logistics to sports research.