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Diesel carrier conversion reduces emissions
The 26,260dwt Great Lakes Fleet-managed bulk carrier SS John G. Munson has successfully finished its first season as a diesel-powered ship following a 12-month power conversion project. 07 Jun 2018
New bearing information website
A new website will provide information about the commercial, technical and environmental advantages of using grease-free and water-lubricated polymer bearings across a wide variety of applications. 14 May 2018
Thordon Bearings advocates the green approach
Thordon Bearings has been advocating the use of green technologies to help slash operation costs for shipowners. 14 Mar 2018
Chinese shipbuilders spearhead the return to water lubrication
Thordon Bearings has received another order from a Chinese shipyard which it says indicates more of the country’s shipbuilders are specifying water lubricated propeller shafting arrangements as standard. 06 Dec 2017
Polar temperature bearings warning
With the Polar Code now in force, Thordon Bearings has urged shipowners and managers to verify that their vessels’ deck machinery and systems can operate safely in the extreme temperatures encountered in Arctic and Antarctic seas. 06 Apr 2017
Thordon COMPAC for newbuild tanker
A newbuild tanker being built for Groupe Desgagnés has been fitted with Thordon Bearings COMPAC seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing package to protect the environment during operations in the Great Lakes and Arctic regions. 04 Oct 2016
New level for Thordon’s SeaThigor seal
Thordon Bearings has unveiled a new robust shaft seal as part of its programme of enhancements underway to optimise its COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing system. 16 Sep 2016
New oil leakage calculation tool
Thordon Bearings has developed a new tool capable of calculating the amount of operational oil prevented from leaking into the ocean with the installation of a seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing. 21 Apr 2016
Owners retrofit water lubricated bearings
Thordon Bearings of Canada cites a recent conversion from sealed oil lubricated bearings to open water lubricated bearings on the bulk carrier Peter R Cresswell to demonstrate a solution to oil leakage issues. 30 Sep 2010
Long service from water-lubricated bearings
Thordon Bearings of Canada reports that the seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings fitted to the cruise ship Grand Princess have now achieved 13 years of pollution-free performance with no shaft withdrawals. 26 Apr 2011
Avoiding the slippery slope to lubricant pollution
Environmental lobby groups are pressing the shipping industry, and its regulators, to move away from traditional oil-based lubricants which are causing significant harm to the global marine environment. 30 Oct 2011
Canadian bearing company appoints new local distributor
Mill Log Marine, of Burnaby, British Columbia, has been appointed as authorised distributor in British Columbia for Canadian manufacturer, Thordon Bearings, replacing W.L. Marine. 08 Oct 2011
European area sales manager for bearing maker
Canadian specialist in water-lubricated stern bearings, Thordon Bearings, has appointed George Morrison as area sales manager for Western Europe replacing Campbell Cunningham, who is retiring. 25 Oct 2011
Water lubricated bearings for newbuilds
Carisbrooke Shipping’s latest newbuild, an 8,500dwt multi-purpose dry cargo vessel named ‘Vectis Eagle’, has been fitted with Compac seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings from Thordon Bearings of Canada. 11 Mar 2012
CSL's newbuilds eliminate pollution
Canadian ship owner, CSL, has removed oil from the stern tube and equipped nine of its new builds with Thordon seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings in a bid to comply with the ongoing strict IMO regulations to reduce air pollution. 04 Sep 2012
New Thordon shaft seal
Canadian grease and oil-free bearing solutions provider, Thordon Bearings Inc, has launched a new water lubricated mechanical face seal, TG100. 05 Jun 2013
Thordon boost for NAMJet units
NAMJet’s advanced marine propulsion systems are now equipped with Thordon RiverTough and Thor-Plas-Blue to boost performance in harsh abrasive environments. 09 Aug 2013
Sealing options for meeting VGP grow
A growing range of sealing solutions are available which enable ship operators to meet the US Vessel General Permit conditions; the latest options are described by Wendy Laursen. 07 May 2014
Seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings
The 47,800GT cruise ship, ‘Viking Star’, is one of three Viking Ocean Cruises’ newbuilds to opt for Thordon COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings over oil lubricated ones. 05 Nov 2014
Thordon Bearings and MSR Gryfia join forces
Canada’s Thordon Bearings Inc is teaming up with Poland’s MSR Gryfia to help shipowners ensure their vessels are environmentally-friendly and meet existing and current global environmental legislation relating to oil discharge. 16 Dec 2014
Thordon Bearings questions use of EALs
Thordon Bearings has questioned the viability of environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs), claiming that seawater is the only cost-effective and environmentally safe lubricant. 08 Jan 2015
Thordon COMPAC propeller shaft order
Thordon Bearings is to supply its seawater-lubricated COMPAC propeller shaft bearing package for a new Fincantieri-built cruise ship designed to set new standards in environmental protection. 12 Mar 2015
Alaska Ferry contract for Thordon Bearings
Thordon Bearings will supply its COMPAC propeller shaft bearing system to two Alaska Ferry newbuilds under construction at the Vigor Industrial shipyard in Ketchikan. 09 Jun 2015
Chinese windfall for Thordon Bearings
Canada’s Thordon Bearings has received an order for a total of 20 seawater-lubricated COMPAC Propeller Shaft Bearing Systems for Chinese shipyards, the company’s most significant order for commercial vessels. 23 Jun 2015
Thordon Bearings secures MSC Cruises order
Thordon Bearings is to supply its COMPAC water-lubricated propeller shaft system for the first of two Seaside-class cruise ships currently under construction at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone yard. 16 Jul 2015
Thordon takes Meriaura Coasters order
Thordon Bearings is to supply and install its COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing systems for two general cargo ships being built at Royal Bodewes shipyard for Finland’s Meriaura Group. 28 Aug 2015
Changes to shaft-bearing monitoring rules
Changes are being made to monitoring rules for seawater-lubricated propeller shafts in line with the rules governing the inspection and withdrawal of oil-lubricated stern tube systems. 05 Oct 2015
COMPAC bearings for US containerships
Thordon Bearings has signed a contract to supply COMPAC seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing solutions to two Jones Act containerships. 15 Oct 2015