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  • New Research Doubles Service Life Estimate of Marine Workboat Engines, Reveals Big Opportunities for Diesel Emissions Reductions.

    It turns out that commercial workboat engines are staying in service more than two times longer than predicted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according new research from the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). That says a lot for the quality of marine engines, but at the same it isn’t necessarily a good thing. But, the news provides clues to a new path for clean air improvements in large port cities.


    The new report, entitled “Impact of Updated Service Life Estimates on Harbor Craft and Switcher Locomotive Emission Forecasts and Cost-Effectiveness,” found the average Category 2 workboat remains in service for 50 years, instead of the 23-year lifespan estimated by the EPA in the 2008 Heavy Duty Locomotive and Marine Rule. A longer service life reduces the fleet’s turnover rate to cleaner, lower-emitting engines, therefore increasing future-year emission estimates.


    Separately, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimates that, as of 2014, there were approximately 9,000 Category 1 and 2 marine vessels operating on U.S. waters. The Category 2 workboats highlighted in the DTF and EDF report have displacements of 7 to 30 liters per cylinder and are installed primarily in larger pushboats, towboats or offshore support vessels.


    But, the DTF underscores the reality that more, older engines remain in service today. Since real-world workboat engines are operating with longer lifespans, the actual nitrogen oxide emission reductions are 52 percent weaker than predicted in EPA’s 2008 Rule calculations.


    The EPA estimates that, as of 2014, 81 percent of Category 1 and 2 workboats used older, uncontrolled or Tier 1 diesel engines, which are 10 times higher in emissions than a modern Tier 4 diesel engine. The slow turnover rate of these technologies means communities will only see nitrogen oxide (NOx) reductions of 161,167 tons per year, well below the 333,925-ton reduction predicted in the EPA 2008 Rule. Similarly, fine particulate emissions will only be reduced by 3,537 tons per year, instead of by 8,758 tons per year.


    Starting in 2015, new diesel engines used in marine applications in the United States were required to meet Tier 4 emissions standards. Relative to previous generations of technology, these latest clean diesel technologies are proven to dramatically reduce emissions, including nitrogen oxides and fine particulates, by 88 percent to 95 percent compared to previous generations. Despite the widespread availability of the new, cleaner diesel engines for workboats, the cost and downtime required to upgrade and other factors have likely delayed investments in the newest technologies.

     Hence, if the rate of turnover to the newest generation of diesel technologies can be accelerated, near-port communities stand to reap significant air quality benefits. EDF calls it ‘low hanging fruit.’ For example, if all existing Category 2 vessels serving the New York Harbor upgraded to the newest diesel engines, emissions in the New York metropolitan area would be cut by more than 8 tons of nitrogen oxides per day. In the Port of Houston and Galveston, more than 4 tons of nitrogen oxides reductions per day could be realized for the Houston metropolitan area.


    The opportunity to immediately replace old work boat engines with new ones already exists; using funds from Volkswagen’s $2.9 billion environmental mitigation trust for marine repower projects. And, previous DTF/EDF studies confirm that upgrading workboats to the newest-model clean diesel engines delivers the greatest emissions improvements for the lowest cost. For example, on average, upgrading the engines of a single tugboat to the newest diesel technologies eliminates 14.9 tons of nitrogen oxide emissions per year for only $4,379 per ton of nitrogen oxide eliminated. Other types of nitrogen oxide-reduction projects can cost more than $30,000 per ton of nitrogen oxide.


    In a nutshell, the Diesel Technology Forum and the Environmental Defense Fund undertook this analysis to better understand the potential opportunity the Volkswagen $2.9 billion Environmental Mitigation Trust could have on reducing diesel emissions from older marine workboats and switcher locomotives.


    States, as beneficiaries of the Trust, maintain an account with the Trust and the amount therein is determined by the population of passenger vehicles found to have been outfitted with technology to sidestep emission requirements. The Trust allows for the replacement or repower of heavy-duty equipment which are the largest contributors to NOx emissions. Repowering large applications, including switch locomotives and marine workboats, is an eligible category of funding through the Trust.


    These workboats and switch locomotives operate at marine ports located in or adjacent to major cities and contribute to hazardous smog pollution. Replacing these older engines with new clean diesel models can have an immediate and significant beneficial impact in reducing emissions for sensitive communities. Relative to previous generations of technology, the latest clean diesel technologies can reduce emissions, including NOx and fine particle emissions, by 88 percent to 95 percent. While the latest clean diesel technologies are ready and available to reduce emissions, the EPA estimates that by 2020, unless additional action is taken, only 5 percent of the switch locomotive and 3 percent of the marine workboat fleets will be powered by these clean technologies.


    Through the Trust, states may use Trust revenue to fund up to 40 percent of the cost and installation of new cleaner engines that power marine workboats. Moreover, equipment owned by government agencies may receive up to 100 percent of the new engine cost. Other incentive programs are also available for states and others to pursue these projects. The Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA), for example, managed by the EPA, is a federal program that provides grant funding to help with the cost and installation of new cleaner engines or upgrades to older engines that improves emission performance.


    Commercial marine and locomotive source categories should be a primary focus of future emission reduction efforts for retrofit/repower programs based on cost effectiveness. Compared to other mobile source emission reduction projects, projects to reduce emission rates from commercial marine vessel engines typically have a longer project life based on the remaining service life which produces greater project total emission reductions. Greater project emission reductions results in more cost-effective projects. In other words: a great opportunity for operators to get green cheaply, and a terrific way to keep our shipyards humming along.

    Learn more: www.dieselforum.org/largeengineupgrades & www.dieselforum.org/vwfund

  • of Employees: 120 The Company: Elastec/American Marine manufactures and markets pollution control and oil spill response systems. The firm has ISO 9001:2008 certification and recently won an industry prize for their patented grooved disc oil skimming technology. They have also received international awards

  • Windwave Workboats will be the first customer of Damen’s Twin Axe Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2008. The Twin Axe FCS 2008 is a smaller version of Damen’s FCS 2610 which launched in 2011. Based in Penzance, Cornwall, Windwave Workboats has been providing offshore wind farm support and crew transfer services to

  • . With sophisticated lines of high performance connectors, custom cable assemblies, ABS PDA certified penetrators and lighting systems, BIRNS is an ISO 9001:2008 certified industry leader committed to a long legacy of developing new technology for highly competitive markets. The Company In 2014, BIRNS will

  • of inertial technologies for both onshore and offshore survey and navigation services. Since the development of its underwater metrology system C-PINS in 2008, it has completed a half century of metrologies. The Tech Zupt delivers operationally aware technologies to improve the productivity associated

  • , oil and gas, aerospace and medical markets. T.I. delivers supply chain solutions at all levels of sophistication and complexity. T.I. is ISO 9001:2008 & AS 9100 Rev. C registered. Its inventory is multi specification certified across industry standards and customer requirements. Its diversified inventory

  • now many end-users, rightfully so, are concerned about making wrong decisions and having to live with less than good results, says Mohn. From now until 2008, thousands of vessels with TBTbased antifoulings will drydock. The way these are handled, prior to application of new antifouling, will remain uncomplicat

  • 32, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates +941 4 43 60 800 polarcus.com info@polarcus.com CEO: Rolf Rønningen   The Company Founded in 2008, Polarcus has the vision of delving into the depths of seismic activity while leaving the environment unharmed. The company has achieved this by employing

  • leader in specialty manufacturing of high pressure tube fitting gaskets, including its industry standard  SECO7 product line, Seco Seals is an ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C certified gasket manufacturer who aims to put an end to leaks in most environments – from subsea to aerospace.   In its effort to remain

  • banning of the application of TBT-based products by January 1, 2003, and the banning of the presence of the TBT-based products on the hull by January 1, 2008. Circle 83 on Reader Service Car

  • for curved arrays, and reduced side lobes. MSI is in full scale production on a variety of commercial and industrial customers. MSI is ISO 9001:2008 certified. MSI’s piezocomposite arrays deliver broad bandwidth, enabling broad spectrum (chirp) and multi-frequency operating techniques which provide

  • for applications including mine hunting, sub-bottom imaging, trawl monitoring, fish tagging and geophysical exploration. Based in Canada, the ISO 9001:2008 registered company exports the majority of its production to customers in countries around the globe. To date, SensorTech has made more than a million

  • MN Jun-19#4th Cover MARINE CRANES
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    MARINE CRANES in way of changes to the NY Canal’s work barge had to be made in order to install the crane. “The existing holes through the four-inch foundation mounting plate were drilled to accept slightly larger bolts and an additional four holes were drilled to increase the total number of mounting

  • MN Jun-19#3rd Cover MARINE CRANES
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    MARINE CRANES Exceptional (Market) Reach Lifts a Crane Retro? t to Success T e New York State Canal System, Advance Marine and MelCal Cranes all enjoy a reputation for versatile applications in challenging conditions. It’s no wonder that their recent deal to replace an aging maintenance crane

  • MN Jun-19#28 PROPULSION
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    PROPULSION “T e approach was to take advantage of the automotive diesel engine’s inherent high performance, substantially increased life and substantially reduced operational cost and compliance with environmen- tal laws and regulations and combine it into a more reliable drive train suitable for

  • MN Jun-19#25 PROPULSION
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    PROPULSION that when you lift the soundproof cowl, everything is easily accessible. CIMCO also designed a similar mounting pat- tern as a Yamaha 200hp outboard; the prop uses the same spline and shaft. As Pim Polesie, the Chief Marketing Credit: OXE Of? cer for Cimco, explained, “The ap- proach was to

  • MN Jun-19#24 PROPULSION
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    June 2019 - Marine News page: 24

    PROPULSION T e OXE Diesel Outboard Arrives Credit: OXE Swedish manufacturer Cimco Marine has developed the world’s f rst 200hp diesel marine outboard – named the OXE Diesel – for maritime security agencies, yacht tenders, municipalities and military applications. By Rick Eyerdam s Trace Laborde, Marine

  • MN Jun-19#22 COLUMN OP/ED
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    June 2019 - Marine News page: 22

    COLUMN OP/ED ? re? ghting is not a pro? table or sustainable venture. For determine that marine ? re? ghting services require dedi- example, to meet the regulatory standards ASA companies cated assets in contrast to vessels of opportunity currently have pre-positioned marine ? re? ghting equipment

  • MN Jun-19#21 response times and increasing report- ry selection criteria)
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    response times and increasing report- ry selection criteria listed in 33 CFR port, that this be codi? ed in regula- ing requirements. In the evolution of 155.4050 or suite of salvage services tions with due process to permit a fair this veri? cation program, the Coast outlined in 33 CFR 155.4030(b).

  • MN Jun-19#20  interests in marine com- 31, 2008). These workshops and subsequent)
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    Elliott analysis of salvage should involve “those requirement…” (Federal Register, Vol 73, No. 251, Dec with ? nancial interests in marine com- 31, 2008). These workshops and subsequent notices of merce – shipowners, operators, cargo owners, underwriters, proposed rule makings culminated in the publication

  • MN Jun-19#18 INSIGHTS
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    INSIGHTS our customers will only be happy if they can use the engine The CXO300 is said to have a 100% higher peak torque at the crankshaft than the leading gasoline 300hp out- to go out to sea reliably. We have put in place stringent cus- boards, which enables the craft to move more weight tomer service

  • MN Jun-19#14 INSIGHTS
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    June 2019 - Marine News page: 14

    INSIGHTS investor and Chairman Charles Good. After a few years of development, interest was sparked from the US Government and UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). The MoD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) was so im- pressed by the concept, it agreed to provide Cox Powertrain with “invaluable

  • MN Jun-19#12 BY THE NUMBERS
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    June 2019 - Marine News page: 12

    BY THE NUMBERS By the Numbers, the 2018 inspection data looks something like this in 2018: 40 (*): Number of U.S. ? agged vessels were detained by USCG (8 months data only) 75: PCT reportable marine casualties involving barges de? ned as collision, allision or grounding 1,812: Number

  • MN Jun-19#10 BY THE NUMBERS
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    BY THE NUMBERS The U.S. Coast Guard’s 2018 Domestic Annual Report on Flag State Control The U.S. Coast Guard’s 2018 Domestic Annual Report given the millions of lives at stake – in the U.S. ? ag ? eet. contains statistics regarding inspections and enforcement In 2018 there were 40 valid Flag State

  • MN Jun-19#8 Authors   Contributors
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    Authors Contributors & MarineNews June 2019 Volume 30 Number 6 Elliott Ewing Mulligan Eyerdam Jim Elliott is President of the American Salvage As- Tom Ewing is a freelance writer specializing in energy sociation and Chief Operating Of? cer of the Teichman and environmental issues. Group of Companies

  • MN Jun-19#6  nadir of less than 150 boxes in 2008 to a projected throughput)
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    has, over time, removed tens of thousands of trucks from the Commonwealth’s heavily congested I-64 corridor. From a nadir of less than 150 boxes in 2008 to a projected throughput of more than 34,000 TEU’s in 2019, this shortsea initiative is yielding fruit. None of that is possible without a reliable

  • MN Jun-19#4 MarineNews
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  • MN Jun-19#2 CONTENTS
MarineNews  June 2019  •  Volume 30   Number)
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    CONTENTS MarineNews June 2019 • Volume 30 Number 6 INSIGHTS 14 Joel Reid Global Sales Director, COX Powertrain OP/ED 20 A Reassessment of the U.S. Marine Salvage Posture By Jim Elliott FeaturesFeatures Credit: OXE MARINE CRANES 24 The OXE Diesel Outboard Arrives Cimco Marine’s 200hp

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    P PRODUCTS MARINE ELECTRONICS Ship IoT Tech: Enabling Proactive Approach to Navigation Safety The airline industry has long employed ? ight data to monitor navigational and operational practices for evaluation and feedback to pilots using a system called Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA).