Environment
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…
Four corporations involved in owning and operating a fleet of vessels regularly visiting New Orleans were today sentenced to pay a $1 million penalty and banned from doing business in the United States for the…
Bahamian shipowner Campbell Shipping Ltd. has signed an order with Tsuji Heavy Industries (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. located at Zhang Jia Gang, China for two 37,500 dwt double-hull log fitted bulk carriers, with an option for…
ABS has issued the following regulatory update: CARB – Low Sulfur Fuel Regulations The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has posted a 15-Day Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text for the Proposed Regulation “Fuel…
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.(MOL) is adopting a new low-friction hull paint, Seaflo Neo, developed by Chugoku Marine Paint, Ltd. After analyzing the results of an onboard test with a newbuilding vessel, MOL confirmed that the…
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) says it has determined the exterior and basic design of a car carrier aiming at zero emissions while berthed. The solar hybrid ship has benefited from a subsidy from Japan's…
This coming July 10th marks the 26th anniversary of the bombing and sinking of Greenpeace International’s original Rainbow Warrior.  More than a quarter of a century and EURO 23.3 million later, the environmental organization’s new…
Maersk Line will invest $1.9 billion more in expanding its Asia-Europe containership fleet, after it exercised an option with Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. to build 10 more Triple-E class containerships. Overall,…
Dimitrios Grifakis, 57, of Kallithea, Greece, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis to six months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for obstructing a Coast Guard inspection that…
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