Environment
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has ordered a 209,000 dwt cape-size bulker at Universal Shipbuilding Corporation. Slated for completion in late 2014, the ship will incorporate key technologies from MOL's next-generation ISHIN-III vessel program to…
Piraeus, Greece, headquartered Ilios Shipping Company S.A., pleaded guilty in federal court in New Orleans for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) and obstruction of justice, announced Assistant Attorney General Ignacia S.…
Classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL) and Japanese shipbuilder IHI Marine United Inc. (IHIMU) have signed an agreement for a joint development project  to complete a concept study for a 13,000 TEU container vessel fueled by…
Ballast water technology systems provider Optimarin, Stavanger, Norway, recently signed a framework agreement with offshore vessel owner DOF for high-efficiency BWT systems to be retrofit in existing ships (with options for newbuilds) over a period…
The U.S. Navy has successfully concluded its final alternative fuel demonstration for the year with the operational tests of the 50/50 algae-derived, hydro-processed algal oil and petroleum F-76 blend in a Landing Craft, Air Cushion…
German multipurpose and heavy lift ship operator BBC Chartering has added a 9,821 dwt multipurpose ship to its fleet fitted with an auxiliary wind propulsion system by Hamburg-based SkySails GmbH.The recently acquired BBC SkySails is…
João Cândido, the first in a series of ten 160, 000 dwt Suezmax tankers building at Brazil's Atlântico Sul Shipyard (EAS) for Transpetro, is equipped with Evac's complete wastewater system. Evac's system has also been…
Money from a proposed IMO environmental compensation fund could be used to help ports adapt to the effects of rising sea levels as a result of climate change. The proposal was made by Simon Bennett,…
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) reports that the energy-saving Propeller Boss Cap Fins (PBCF) device has now been ordered for 2,000 vessels worldwide. The PBCF breaks up the hub vortex generated behind the rotating propeller,…
The U.S. EPA has approved a petition to designate the coastal waters of Outer Cape Cod as a “No Discharge Area.” It says that the designation means that the Towns Chatham, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro…
Page 14 of 17