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Shipowners CFC 'Phase-Out7 Concept
Anticipating worldwide concern about chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) emissions and the depletion of the ozone layer, Norway's international ship supply specialist Unitor AS has prepared a "Phase-Out" concept to help shipowners switch to more en- vironmentally friendly refrigerants such as: hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC), hydrofluorocarbon (HFC), ammonia and propane.
Because of recent environmental protection decisions taken by the
U.S. and European Community, shipowners are aware that a world- wide ban on CFC emissions is immi- nent. The implications of the
Montreal Protocol, an international agreement to end all ozone-threat- ening chemical production within 10 years, are: minimized refriger- ant emissions; mandatory annual preventive inspections; CFCs un- available from 1995; price and tax increase on refrigerants; mandatory recovery units; service and installa- tion legislation; improved crew train- ing; and the logging of refrigerant consumption.
Unitor's "Phase-out" concept pro- vides everything an owner needs to operate his vessels in compliance with international regulations, from safe gases and reclaiming to service and control. For more information about Unitor's CFC refrigerant "Phase-Out" concept,
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At Vancouver Shipyards
Vancouver Shipyards Co., Ltd.,
Vancouver, B.C., has completed the drydocking of the 30,000-dwt tanker
Petrobulk Rover for Naess Holland.
The work was completed by
Vancouver Shipyards in its
Panamax floating drydock.
Other work recently completed at the yard includes the drydocking of the 30,000-dwt Finnish bulk car- rier Finnwood for hull damage re- pairs, and the drydocking of Com- modore Cruises' Enchanted Isle.
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Level Remains High
The latest quarterly shipbuild- ing statistics from Lloyd's Register show an increase of 1.1 million gross tonnage in ships under construc- tion. The statistics for the quarter ending March 31,1992 showed that ships under construction and on order totaled 43.1 million gt, just below the end of 1991 level, which was the highest total in 14 years.
Over 80 percent of the order book is
July, 1992 scheduled for delivery by the end of 1993.
Of the total order book, ships under construction represented 17 million gt (1,355 ships), while or- ders not commenced amounted to 26.1 million gt (1,092 ships).
New orders reported placed dur- ing the first quarter of 1992 amounted to 5.2 million gt, down by 0.7 million gt from the December quarter. Completions, also amount- ing to 5.2 million gt, increased by 1.3 million gt compared with the previ- ous quarter.
White Named PRMMI's
General Manager Of
Operations, North America
James J. White was recently selected by Puerto Rico Marine
Management, Inc. (PRMMI),
Edison, N.J., to be the new general manager of operations for North
Mr. White was general opera- tions manager for the Northeast.
He will be responsible for port au- thority affairs, negotiating steve- dore contracts and handling port labor relations. Mr. White joined
PRMMI in 1985 as operations man- ager.
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