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GC MS MARINE FUELS CONTAMINATION TESTING UNIT

NAIAS LABS completed and brought to operation the upgraded, new GC/MS Marine Fuels Testing Unit for the molecular detection of possible Marine (Bunker) Fuel adulteration.

MARINE FUEL CONTAMINATION ISSUES

Cases of VLSFO bunker fuel contamination, likely by exogenous compounds , that may have been responsible for serious main engine problems, have been recently detected and reported by fuel testing firms, for the Houston area.

CCS Mediterranean Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

NAIAS LABS was invited to make a presentation to the Chinese Classification Society’s (CCS) Mediterranean Technical Advisory Committee Meeting, held at the Athens Intercontinental Hotel on April 20th, 2023. The presentation addressed “The New Environmental Challenges in Shipping”.

The key climatic change drivers and the ensuing focusing on the decarbonization of energy use in shipping were discussed.

OLDENDORFF – MIT – NAIAS Scrubber Life Cycle Analysis Study

NAIAS LABS is aware of and is involved in the challenges shipping is facing with regards to environmental compliance, providing also effective monitoring solutions.

NAIAS LABS is working together with a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Oldendorff Carriers in a scientific study on the *Life Cycle Analysis of Scrubber systems.

Vessel M/V HEDWIG OLDENDORFF of Oldendorff Carriers has been fitted with extensive scrubber monitoring equipment, for all discharges, and is expected to sail in an experimental voyage in late May 2023.

NAIAS LABS participated at POSIDONIA 2022

NAIAS LABS participated with an exhibition stand designed to express the transition phase the global maritime industry is going through ,due to environmental regulatory compliance concerns.

Ballast Water Sampling and Testing Operation

It is with pleasure that NAIAS LABS attaches photographs from the successful, vessel Ballast Water Sampling and Testing Operation, carried out at our Houston /Texas service station in May 2022, with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) shadowing our operation, for demonstration purposes, as prearranged with the USCG.

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