Environment
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…
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…
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