Craig Carter has been involved in the promotion of non-polluting bearings for the marine, clean power generation and offshore industries since 1996.
Currently, Mr. Carter is the Director of Marketing and Customer Service with Thordon Bearings, a manufacturer of a complete range of zero pollution propeller shaft, rudder and shaftline products for the global marine market.
He has been involved with Transport Canada’s presentation at MEPC58 and has presented to the IMO at DE56 regarding solutions to eliminate operational discharges from ships.
Prior to Thordon Bearings, he was involved with international marketing at Acadian Seaplants Ltd., a manufacturer of seaweed plant biostimulants, natural fertilizers and edible seaweeds based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Born and raised in Newfoundland, Mr. Carter holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Saint Mary’s University and an MBA from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.
Lloyd’s Register has introduced NEW Classification rules (SCM notation) effective January 2013 regarding water lubricated propeller shaft bearings.
If certain monitoring requirements are met, LR will give the ship owner the SCM (Screwshaft Condition Monitoring) notation allowing no shaft withdrawal for 18 years.
This puts the use of water lubricated propeller shaft bearings for commercial ships in the same envelope as oil lubricated propeller shaft lines.
It also removes a major obstacle that ship owners had with water-based propeller shaft bearing systems.
Good news for ship owners and the marine environment.