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Home » News » Environment News - Q1 2009


Environment News - Q1 2009

Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association is launched
30 Mar 2009 13:26 GMT
Members will aim to create a regulatory framework for the development of exhaust gas cleaning systems.

'EPA needs to improve its efforts', says report
27 Mar 2009 08:13 GMT
Study calls for Emissions Control Areas for U.S. ports in order to tackle air pollution.

Shipping firm apologises for fuel spill
26 Mar 2009 08:05 GMT
Letter of apology sent to Premier for 250-tonne bunker spill.

Coast Guard oversees fuel removal
24 Mar 2009 08:08 GMT
Diesel fuel removed from vessel grounded off US East Coast.

Eco-ship designed to prevent oil pollution
20 Mar 2009 08:13 GMT
New containership equipped with recovery system to help avoid marine pollution.

Port moves to boost clean-fuel incentive for ships
19 Mar 2009 11:03 GMT
Long Beach proposes to raise the reimbursement for each vessel trip by 50 percent.

Japan proposes global bunker tax -source
18 Mar 2009 09:57 GMT
Levy plan includes the idea of refunding money to ships to improve their energy efficiency.

Swire Shipping denies accusations of 'lying'
17 Mar 2009 09:42 GMT
Ship operator denies that it lied about the amount of fuel lost in Moreton Bay incident.

IMO reports 'major progress' on energy efficiency
17 Mar 2009 08:11 GMT
Organization says progress has been made in reducing energy consumption.

Two oil spills reported in California
12 Mar 2009 09:36 GMT
Samples are collected from vessels in the area to determine where the spilled fuel came from.

Coast Guard releases Cosco Busan findings
11 Mar 2009 11:11 GMT
Investigation report outlines the contributing factors that led to the 2007 bunker spill.

Falling container causes bunker leak
11 Mar 2009 09:41 GMT
Fuel spill incident reported as cargo ship loses 31 containers off Australia.

Fuel removal from grounded vessel continues
11 Mar 2009 08:04 GMT
Responders continue efforts to remove marine diesel from vessel off US West Coast.

Oil spill pilot to be sentenced in June 09
10 Mar 2009 09:47 GMT
Pilot involved in San Francisco spill will be sentenced in June if plea terms are accepted.

GHG working group convenes in London
09 Mar 2009 16:52 GMT
Week-long IMO session tasked with developing energy efficiency indices for ships.

Bunker division 'performed well' in 08, says BP CEO
09 Mar 2009 08:02 GMT
Hayward reviews 2008 performance and confirms support for cap-and-trade emissions legislation.

Bureau Veritas develops new fuel cell guidelines
06 Mar 2009 11:09 GMT
Classification society creates new guidelines covering the safe application of fuel cells on ships.

Report: Switch to alternative fuels is gaining momentum
02 Mar 2009 10:12 GMT
Study identifies alternative fuel programs at each of the Top 10 U.S. container ports.

Maersk reaches clean fuel milestone
02 Mar 2009 09:31 GMT
Ocean carrier reports 1000th vessel call for West Coast fuel initiative.

Study provides global ship emission estimates
02 Mar 2009 08:01 GMT
Sulphates make up just under half of shipping’s total particle emissions, says report.

Vessel refloated after fuel oil transfer
25 Feb 2009 08:04 GMT
Over 80,000 barrels of low sulphur fuel oil transferred in lightering operation.

Sunken ship leaks marine diesel
23 Feb 2009 09:39 GMT
Fuel tanks empty as vessel carrying 250 gallons sinks in US West Coast.

Bunker spill off Irish coast
17 Feb 2009 10:07 GMT
Russian warships are believed to have been responsible for the incident during refuelling.

Marine polluter fined $15,000 for oil spill
16 Feb 2009 11:04 GMT
Dry cargo vessel penalized for incident during offloading operations in Canadian waters in 2008.

Bunker spill in Tampa Bay
16 Feb 2009 08:02 GMT
Shipping traffic disrupted after collision causes spill of up to 1000 gallons.

Cold ironing planned for Maasvlakte
11 Feb 2009 10:39 GMT
Maasvlakte agreement includes plans for the use of shore-based electricity.

Fuel spill incident in Puget Sound
04 Feb 2009 16:02 GMT
Seattle-based bunker transportation company reports spill to authorities.

London to host emissions trading seminar
29 Jan 2009 08:10 GMT
Event will aim to examine strategies for the implementation of emissions trading for shipping.

Study: Great Lakes shipping more fuel-efficient
28 Jan 2009 08:08 GMT
Report claims shipping on the Great Lakes is cheaper, more energy-efficient and eco-friendly.

Fuel-saving alternatives examined at SMM
23 Jan 2009 09:16 GMT
Bazari: 'Fuel cells could become the main energy unit in commercial ships'.

Chemoil adds low sulphur barge in Rotterdam
22 Jan 2009 16:24 GMT
Supplier says dedicated barge will 'improve the efficiency and safety of its services'.

Bunker spill at the Port of Long Beach
20 Jan 2009 08:02 GMT
Coast Guard says incident at eco-conscious port was a 'minor spill'.

Fuel oil spill in the Barents Sea
15 Jan 2009 10:27 GMT
Incident is reported to have taken place during the transfer of oil from storage tanker.

Eco-group calls for bunker tax
13 Jan 2009 14:02 GMT
Letter to New York Governor calls for tax on sales of marine fuel.

'Cold ironing' planned for Tokyo
13 Jan 2009 08:08 GMT
Metropolitan government plans to offer shoreside power for ships by 2011.

Oil spill response drill at Jebel Ali Port
12 Jan 2009 09:36 GMT
ENOC completes joint oil spill emergency response exercise.

Cargo-related emissions drop in Los Angeles
07 Jan 2009 09:40 GMT
Port officials attribute the emissions reduction to the use of cleaner fuels in cargo ships.

Report says diesel spill risk is low
06 Jan 2009 09:43 GMT
Sunken ship off Nova Scotia unlikely to cause significant damage, study says.

GL explores options to reduce bunker costs
06 Jan 2009 08:03 GMT
Newly-acquired firms will focus on reducing marine fuel consumption.

Eco-tug to be launched in January
05 Jan 2009 17:26 GMT
'World’s first hybrid tug' to be unveiled in San Pedro Bay later this month.





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