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Americas News - June 2016

Coast Guard issues recommendations about LNG bunker usage
29 Jun 2016 09:36 GMT
United States Coast Guard (USCG) publishes its own recommendations on how to safely handle and use LNG fuels.

Great Green Fleet initiative continues to ride the waves of criticism
29 Jun 2016 08:44 GMT
Consultant questions the validity and practicality of the US Navy's Great Green Fleet (GGF) program.

Panama Canal expansion ceremony
28 Jun 2016 08:07 GMT
Ceremony held to officially launch the expansion of the Panama Canal.

Petrotrin plans to 'improve reliability' with new bunker barge
27 Jun 2016 00:01 GMT
Company intends to restart bunkering activities at Pointe-a-Pierre with double-hulled delivery vessel.

LNG tankers still denied access to Head Harbour Passage
24 Jun 2016 12:16 GMT
Dominic LeBlanc plans to uphold the previous Fisheries Minister's stance of blocking entry into Passamaquoddy Bay.

Canada's GRFA calls for increased use of biofuels in the transportation sector
23 Jun 2016 17:39 GMT
GRFA president says low-carbon alternatives are a cost-effective and immediately available option.

Expansion of the Panama Canal may reduce bunker prices
23 Jun 2016 16:13 GMT
Decrease in oil costs could lower the price of marine fuel within the next few months.

Seattle court convicts shipping firms of dumping oily waste
23 Jun 2016 13:17 GMT
Ship owner, operator, and chief and second engineers are all found guilty.

LNG fuel system checklist released
22 Jun 2016 18:34 GMT
Checklist is intended to be used for both initial and annual inspections as well as periodic safety test procedures of LNG fuel systems.

Union blames Houston collision on fuel switch
22 Jun 2016 18:07 GMT
Pilots association contends that the Conti Peridot unexpectedly lost power due to the fuel change.

First U.S. warship to receive biofuels from partner nation
21 Jun 2016 09:16 GMT
Italian Navy supplied the USS Mason with biofuels in Naples on 16th June.

US distillate fuel oil stocks in May at highest level in 35 years
20 Jun 2016 08:04 GMT
Data also shows that crude oil stocks were at their highest level for the month of May since 1920.

Results from research vessel running on biofuel for a year
20 Jun 2016 07:53 GMT
NOx emissions from biofuel were 13% lower than diesel, but particle emissions were 35% higher for biofuel when running at higher speeds.

Ships fitted with scrubbers in Great Lakes
14 Jun 2016 11:13 GMT
Installation of exhaust gas cleaning technology for second vessel is due be completed on June 20th.

Seawater carbon capture process receives U.S. patent
09 Jun 2016 08:38 GMT
U.S. scientists are working on the extraction of carbon dioxide and hydrogen from seawater and the production of synthetic fuels.

Joint project to develop LNG-fuelled dry bulk carrier
07 Jun 2016 10:57 GMT
Vessel will be the first LNG-fuelled cargo ship capable of full-range operations, says American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).



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