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BWM convention to reach second phase
The Ballast Water Management Convention is coming into full effect from this September so all ships must be fitted with D-2-compliant ballast water treatment system by the next IOPP renewal survey no later than 8 September 2024.
Methanol Institute welcomes new additions to dual-fuel shipping fleet
Total of four product tankers to be launched this year will be IMO2020 and IMO NOx Tier III compliant.
Wind farm being considered at Snorre and Gullfaks
Equinor and partners at Gullfaks and Snorre have decided to explore the possibilities of supplying the Gullfaks and Snorre fields with power from floating offshore wind.
Digital solution helps to  reduce fuel costs and environmental footprint
ABB secured its first contract for ABB Ability™ Tekomar XPERT for fleet of 55 vessels with Hamburg based ship manager CPO Containerschiffreederei (CCPO)
Jan De Nul “cleans-up” with GreenSteam machine learning technology
GreenSteam (“GS”) announces that Jan De Nul, a sector-leading provider of complex offshore services and dredging works, has chosen to deploy GreenSteam on its fleet of dredgers.
Second offshore wind farm under construction in US
Dominion Energy is formally beginning construction on the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project, which will bring an important new source of renewable energy to Virginia customers.
Electric Propulsion at Seawork
ARS Anglian Diesels Limited will be showcasing their range of Electric Propulsion Packages covering a power range of 1 KW to 30 KW as this year’s Seawork.
K Line installs Seawing - and automated kite system
K Line has decided to install the automated kite system “Seawing” developed by AIRSEAS which was spin off from AIRBUS SE, the major aircraft manufacturer, to a large bulk carrier owned by the company.
Looking for future operator of the Netherlands’ largest floating solar farm
The Central Government Real Estate Agency (RVB), Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) and the Port of Rotterdam Authority plan to realise a new floating solar farm in Rotterdam’s western port area.
Unit can convert High Sulphur Heavy Fuel Oil into 2020 compliant marine fuel
Lloyd’s Register provides independent measurement on the outcome of Genoil’s GHU demonstration.
World's largest maritime biofuel pilot
A group of Dutch multinationals - FrieslandCampina, Heineken, Philips, DSM, Shell and Unilever will join forces with A.P. Moller - Maersk.
LNG Does offer a pathway to IMO 2050
SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, believes LNG is a viable pathway to meet IMO´s 2050 greenhouse gas (GHG) targets.
'Hot' wind market needs European offshore competencies
The trend in offshore wind in the USA is now so strong that the local value chain is having trouble keeping pace.
IMO Member States must stay focused on Arctic Heavy Fuel Oil Ban
As a meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 6) opens today in London, the Clean Arctic Alliance called on Member States.
Navigating through the complexities of scrubbers
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) takes the lead in advising owners on the complex maze of information and arguments currently gripping the industry.
Emissions to air regulations for ships operating in Chinese coastal waters
Introduction of a 0.5% sulphur limit for ships entering China’s coastal waters, and updated NOx regulations for imported ships engaged in domestic trade.
Shipping's clean technology in mainstream media
On Saturday 15 December, the BBC released a short video profiling some of the ways that shipping is working to reduce its fuel and emissions consumption.
Ban on open loop scrubbers in Singapore - statement from EGCSA
The IMO legislated to introduce a 0.5 % sulphur cap for all shipping vessels from 2020 with the aim of protecting human health and the marine environment from noxious sulphur dioxide emissions.
New international initiative on biofouling
A new international effort to combat the negative environmental impacts of the transfer of aquatic species through ships has been launched this week.
Clear Seas publishes site on air emissions
Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping has published a new online summary of Air Pollution & Marine Shipping with the purpose of sharing objective information.
Gertsen Global appointed global distributor of an innovative disinfectant concept
Gertsen Global, a young brand under the umbrella of Danish based company Hans Buch now introduces a multi-purpose biocidal disinfectant from UK based Steri-7.
MethaShip Project: Renewable Methanol is ‘fuel with a future’
Cross-industry research finds key advantages for use of methanol in medium speed marine engines for passenger shipping.
“Walking the Walk” on enforcement and compliance of BWTS
Ballast Water Management & Technology North America conference – Recap of presentation “Walking the Walk” on enforcement and compliance.
Greenland Government Agrees to Back Arctic HFO Ban
Greenland Government Agrees to Back Arctic HFO Ban: Clean Arctic Alliance Response
Clean Arctic Alliance Asks Cosco to Speak Up On Arctic Fuel Choice
Chinese cargo vessel Tian'en has departed Arctic waters for the French port of Rouen, having travelled via the Arctic’s Northern Sea Route or “Polar Silk Road”.
Two Wind-Power Rotor Sails Installed on Maersk LR2 Tanker
On Thursday, wind propulsion firm Norsepower announced that it has completed the installation of two of its Rotor Sails aboard the LR2 tanker Maersk Pelican.
Free download: The Future of Sustainable Business
For more than 25 years, BSR has been considering the systemic changes that are shaping the world. This paper offers our thinking on where to go next.
Industry frontrunners to collaborate in making ‘green’ propulsion a reality
Three of the marine sector’s major technology companies, WinGD, Wärtsilä and GTT, have agreed to collaborate in making the use of LNG (liquified natural gas) fuel a truly viable option for ship owners and operators.
Maersk and Vopak to launch 0,5% sulphur fuel bunkering facility in Rotterdam
A.P. Moller - Maersk and Royal Vopak, an independent tank storage operator active in the heart of Rotterdam’s bunker environment, have agreed to this first joint initiative which will cater for circa 20% of Maersk global demand.
Clean Arctic Alliance challenges Maersk on Arctic Shipping Fuel
Responding to news that the world’s largest container ship operator, Maersk, plans to run a trial crossing of the Arctic’s Northern Sea Route.
Good prospects for more Danish offshore wind power
The Government will establish the biggest 800 MW wind power park in Denmark's history in the period up to 2024. "All well and good, but more is required up to 2030," is the response from the Port of Esbjerg.
The World’s Dirtiest Fuel will be Banned from Arctic Shipping.
The Clean Arctic Alliance has good news to share regarding real progress towards a ban on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil (HFO) as marine fuel in Arctic waters.
The M/S Viking Grace sets sail on her first voyage as the only passenger ship in the world equipped with a Rotor Sail to harness wind power for propulsion.
UK Chamber demands 'ambitious' agreement to decarbonise shipping
An ‘ambitious’ global agreement is needed to reduce carbon emissions from shipping, the UK Chamber says, but warns compromise and innovation will be necessary.
“Innovative efficiency solutions rolled out with innovative finance means 70% decarbonisation is possible by 2050 or sooner.” – Norsepower CEO Tuomas Riski
Ports of Bremen and Bremerhaven Sign Up to Ban Heavy Fuel Oil from Arctic
The German ports Bremen and Bremerhaven have joined an ambitious campaign to ban heavy fuel oil (HFO) from Arctic shipping - along with more than 80 companies, organisations, politicians, NGOs and explorers.
Clean Arctic Alliance Comment on High Sulfur Fuel Ban Agreement
Responding to the agreement of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to move towards a ban on the carriage of shipping fuel with sulphur content above 0.5%, Dr Sian Prior, lead advisor to the Clean Arctic Alliance, said:
NYK Subsidiary to Install Wind Turbines at Logistics Terminal in Belgium
A wholly owned NYK subsidiary company, International Car Operators N.V. (ICO), will install up to 11 wind turbines on the grounds of a finished-car logistics terminal that ICO owns and operates in Zeebrugge, Belgium.
REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker and GoodFuels Marine enter into partnership for sustainable inland shipping
Advanced Biofuels more widely available for European inland shipping
Clean Arctic Alliance response to new record volume of goods shipped on the Northern Sea Route
Responding to the latest figures from the Russian Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport regarding a record volume of 9,737 million tons of goods shipped on the Northern Sea Route during 2017
Leading environmental organizations and the global shipping industry have joined in calling for an explicit prohibition on the carriage of non-compliant marine fuels when the global 0.5% sulphur cap takes effect in 2020.
Clean Arctic Alliance Response to EU Parliament Ocean Governance Vote
The Clean Arctic Alliance welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament Resolution on international ocean governance, and in particular its commitment towards ending the use of heavy fuel oil and its carriage in fuel tanks in Arctic shipping.
SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, today announced the addition of the first financial institution to the coalition.
Call for High School & Undergraduate Project Papers in the Marine Sciences
The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) and the American Salvage Association’s (ASA) Education Committee are joining forces once again to launch their annual Marine Sciences: Call for Papers Competition.
A new hope of environmentally friendly world-wide shipping
Right now the environment is the biggest loser, when our goods travel halfway around the world. CO2, methane and other emissions are among the worst offenders.
Ballast Water Treatment service available in eight Northern European Ports
Ship owners are now able to treat their unmanaged ballast water or load cleaned ballast water in eight different Northern European ports using Damen’s unique IMO certified InvaSave ballast water management system.
Research partnership aims to enable Zero Emission Ships
By combining existing technologies in a new way, we can build ferries that represent a quantum leap for the environment. That is the idea behind a new R&D project involving four major players in the maritime sector.
DNV GL line optimization brings ten per cent fuel savings
DNV GL line optimization brings ten per cent fuel savings for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ new expedition cruise vessels.
Damen Shipyards Group selects Trojan Marinex
News › Damen Shipyards Group selects Trojan Marinex ballast water treatment system for Antarctic Research Vessel
Our Ocean: Arctic Commitment Seeks Partners on Heavy Fuel Oil Ban
The Our Ocean conference in Malta was the venue for the launch of an an international initiative to end use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by Arctic shipping.
Unifeeder offer multimodal shipment by the world’s first LNG container vessel.
One step closer to synthetic fuel made from seawater
Naval Research Laboratory's (NRL) Materials Science & Technology Division and Chemistry Division have received a U.S. patent for an Electrolytic-Cation Exchange Module (E-CEM), a key step in synthetic fuel production from seawater.
10 aliens that will make you want ballast water management systems on your ship
Here, we collated the 10 most infamous cases of alien invasions which plagued the seas and affected economies and even human life!
A new guide to the Ballast Water Convention
Danish Shipping launches a new guide regarding the implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention, which will enter into force on 8 September 2017. The Little Blue Book on Ballast Water can be downloaded here.
New era in air-quality monitoring a step away
Sentinel-5P is the first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere. It follows five other Sentinel satellites already in orbit and delivering a wealth of information about our planet.
Hurdles in Establishing Practical & Reliable Wave Energy
Wave power looks like a no-brainer at first glance. After all, oceans cover more than 70 percent of our planet’s surface, and waves lap up on the shores of all seven continents.
Aquarius MRE Project and Shipowner Prepare for Sea Trials
World first deployment of patented rigid sail and solar power system to commence during 2018
New Bureau Veritas rules support hybrid power and energy storage systems
With a growing number of hybrid vessels entering service, Bureau Veritas has consolidated its experience in the field with a new series of notations and rules addressing the requirements of energy storage systems (ESS)
DFDS Logistics Division has started using biofuel for our own trucks in Gothenburg. ​
Removing Marine and Aquatic Debris for Good
Marine and aquatic debris is one of the most widespread solvable pollution problems, plaguing oceans, rivers and lakes around the globe. DESMI is applying its expert knowledge and lengthy track record in oil spill recovery to tackle the issue.
Norway is first to ratify 2010 compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes
Norway has become the first country to become a Contracting State to a key compensation treaty covering the transport of hazardous and noxious substances (HNS) by ship.
Two NYK Vessels Receive Panama Canal's Green Connection Award
Garnet Leader, a pure car, and truck carrier (PCTC), and NYK Remus, a containership — have been awarded the Panama Canal Authority’s Green Connection Award
Caspian Sea States cooperate on pollution response
IMO has joined countries and stakeholders concerned with protecting the Caspian Sea from oil pollution at a regional meeting in Bandar-e Anzali, Islamic Republic of Iran (16-20 April)
The #CarbonLaw - A roadmap for rapid decarbonisation
Curbing emissions with a new "carbon law" New carbon roadmap offers pathway to halve emissions every decade, say researchers.
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