Environment
DECEMBER 16, 2013 — Wärtsilä reports that its Wärtsilä Aquarius EC (Electro-Chlorination) Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) has been granted International Maritime Organization (IMO) Type Approval. This is in accordance with the requirements of the…
DECEMBER 13, 2013 — Classification society Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) has released the second version of its Guidelines for Gas Fueled Ships. This updated version reflects the  the outcome of discussions held at IMO regarding…
DECEMBER 13, 2013 — An air lubricated hull system developed by Japan's NYK Group and Oshima Shipbuilding has added another top environmental award to an already lengthy list. Yesterday, Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and…
DECEMBER 10, 2013 — Another ballast water management (BWM) system has joined those certified as an Alternate Management System (AMS) by the U.S. Coast Guard. The BallastMaster ultraV developed by GEA Westfalia Separator Group was…
DECEMBER 5, 2013 — Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DS) today announced that its subsidiary, Diana Shipping Services S.A.  was sentenced by the United States District Court in Norfolk, Virginia to a fine of $1,100,000 and a…
DECEMBER 4, 2013 — IMO's 28th Assembly, meeting in London from November 25 to December 24, has adopted a resolution on the application of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast…
AUGUST 2, 2013—The Finnish Border Guard dual fuel offshore patrol vessel UVL10, currently being built at STX Finland Oy’s Rauma shipyard, was christened "Turva" today at a festive naming and launching ceremony. The Finnish Minister…
JULY 25, 2013 — Though coal may not be a particularly eco-friendly fuel, that doesn't mean that the ships that carry it can't be green. Soyo, an NYK-owned coal carrier, has been selected as the…
JULY 24, 2013 — Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) reports  that its electrolysis-based ballast water treatment system, HiBallast (pictured left), has been accepted as an Alternative Management System (AMS) by the United States Coast…
JULY 24, 2013 — Columbia Shipmanagement (Deutschland) GmbH (CSM-D), a German corporation, and Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd. (CSM-CY), a Cypriot company, were yesterday sentenced in in federal court in Newark, N.J., to pay a $10.4 million…
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