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Home » News » Environment News - Q2 2009


Environment News - Q2 2009

DFDS Tor Line invests in scrubber system
29 Jun 2009 09:38 GMT
First company vessel is fitted with scrubber system in Germany.

Fuel oil removal from grounded tanker delayed
26 Jun 2009 11:04 GMT
Stranded oil tanker could be left until next week with 39,000 litres of fuel oil onboard.

SSA supports GHG Compensation Fund
25 Jun 2009 11:04 GMT
Shipping association says the funding mechanism should be 'transparent, rigorous and enforceable'.

Korean firm to build more fuel-efficient ships
24 Jun 2009 11:13 GMT
Shipbuilder to focus on developing new technologies related to clean fuels and cutting CO2 emissions.

EU report: 'No major bunker spills' in 2008
24 Jun 2009 10:08 GMT
New study says there were no major spill incidents involving marine fuel last year.

Euro firms join forces to offer fuel optimization service
23 Jun 2009 11:12 GMT
New partnership aims to make it easier for ship operators to reduce fuel consumption.

BIMCO supports EEDI and ICF
23 Jun 2009 10:02 GMT
Shipping organization says it is in favour of an International Compensation Fund finance by a bunker levy.

Fuel oil spill fears as tanker runs aground
22 Jun 2009 08:03 GMT
Vessel carrying 39,000 litres of fuel oil runs aground off Taiwan's southern coast.

IPTA members favour bunker contribution
19 Jun 2009 10:20 GMT
Association says bunker contribution is best market-based instrument for reducing emissions.

Long Beach to test 'sock on a stack' technology
19 Jun 2009 08:14 GMT
Pollution control device is said to have shown 'promising results' in early demonstrations.

Greek council opposes bunker tax
18 Jun 2009 08:26 GMT
GSCC Chairman says studies show emissions from ships have a net cooling effect.

Chemoil gets ready for emissions regulations
15 Jun 2009 12:28 GMT
Supplier says it is 'well-positioned' to meet the increase in demand for low sulphur products in North America.

Study provides support for emissions trading scheme
12 Jun 2009 13:40 GMT
New research study is likely to strengthen the case for an ETS for international shipping.

Port Everglades gets green light to explore cold ironing
12 Jun 2009 08:05 GMT
Florida port could become first on the US East Coast to install shoreside power.

LNG bunker tanker design at Nor-Shipping
11 Jun 2009 09:51 GMT
Swedish firm presents design for bunker tanker that delivers liquefied natural gas.

INTERTANKO backs IMO to set GHG target levels
11 Jun 2009 08:03 GMT
Association supports the application of an Energy Efficiency Design Index for new ships.

Fuel efficiency technology wins eco-award
10 Jun 2009 11:08 GMT
Norwegian shipping firm receives award for its commitment to improving environmental standards.

GL examines fuel-saving options
10 Jun 2009 09:51 GMT
Executive comments on fuel efficiency and new range of services.

DNV promotes energy efficiency rating scheme
09 Jun 2009 08:02 GMT
COO says 15% emission reduction can be achieved using existing technology.

GHG emissions press conference announced
08 Jun 2009 09:52 GMT
Nor-Shipping event to cover strategy for reducing emissions from ships.

World's first cold ironing oil terminal unveiled
04 Jun 2009 08:06 GMT
Long Beach terminal becomes the first cold ironing facility in the world for liquid bulk ships.

Hoon calls for shipping to be included in climate deal
29 May 2009 10:06 GMT
UK Transport Secretary says 'decade of inaction' means we cannot wait any longer.

Oakland to provide 'cold ironing'
29 May 2009 08:01 GMT
Californian port to install shore-based electrical power for two ship berths.

Seminar examines fuel saving options
28 May 2009 11:09 GMT
Two-day event looks at fuel saving options in the design, re-design and operation of ships.

New Zealand firm fined for fuel oil spill
28 May 2009 08:11 GMT
Fisheries company is fined $20,000 after pleading guilty to discharging fuel oil into harbour water.

Maersk CEO backs bunker tax
27 May 2009 10:02 GMT
Nils Smedegaard Andersen says bunker levy is best way to cap greenhouse gas emissions.

Antwerp launches cold ironing trials
22 May 2009 17:37 GMT
Plug-in shoreside power is made available for the first time to seagoing ships.

Polemis supports IMO control on emissions measures
22 May 2009 16:28 GMT
ICS Chairman says IMO should manage the development of emissions-cutting measures.

Borg: Agreed cold ironing standard is 'close'
21 May 2009 08:13 GMT
EU Commissioner optimistic that there will soon be an agreed standard for shore-side electricity.

Study: Shipping would profit from 20% cut in emissions
18 May 2009 16:48 GMT
IMO report argues that new emissions reduction measures would save the industry money.

Cruise ship fuel removal begins
18 May 2009 10:06 GMT
Operation to remove over 100 tonnes of bunker fuel from sunken ship commences.

Antarctic fuel ban: cruise lines pull out
18 May 2009 08:11 GMT
Cruise operators drop Antarctic ahead of IMO ban on heavy fuel.

Hong Kong shipowners back emissions fund
13 May 2009 08:06 GMT
Shipowners Association declares its support for greenhouse gas levy.

Sweden to remove 'cold ironing' tax
12 May 2009 09:39 GMT
Country becomes first in the world to abolish tax on plug-in shoreside power.

Maersk cuts CO2 emissions by 9%
06 May 2009 08:04 GMT
Group says emission reduction is mainly due to lower fuel consumption on ships.

Study: 'Green Gateway' is lowest emission route
05 May 2009 15:32 GMT
Survey says West Coast route offers the lowest carbon footprint for cargoes from Asia.

Houston Commission approves emission reduction grant request
01 May 2009 09:46 GMT
Funding request for diesel emission reduction measures is approved.

New terminal provides shore power to two ships at once
29 Apr 2009 08:21 GMT
Facility offers new 'cold ironing' options to cruise ships during the 2009 season.

Port Commission considers emission reduction grant
28 Apr 2009 08:08 GMT
Meeting to be held today to evaluate grant request to help reduce air emissions at U.S. port.

New York Shipping Association wins eco-award
27 Apr 2009 09:48 GMT
EPA presents award in recognition of green initiatives undertaken over the past 10 years.

Study reveals effect of ships on ground-level ozone
22 Apr 2009 08:11 GMT
Shipping may be responsible for over 25% of the ground-level ozone in a number of coastal areas, says report.

Coast Guard investigates fuel spill
20 Apr 2009 09:45 GMT
Absorbent boom is placed around partially-submerged vessel to prevent further discharge.

Bunker fuel removed as vessel hits bridge
20 Apr 2009 08:08 GMT
1300 gallons of diesel fuel removed from grounded vessel in California.

New bunker spill off Australia
17 Apr 2009 07:01 GMT
Vessels collide causing diesel leak in Australia's Northern Territory.

Bunker spill in Hawaii
13 Apr 2009 12:45 GMT
US Coast Guard responds to 250-gallon marine diesel spill.

Concern raised over Antarctic fuel ban
08 Apr 2009 11:10 GMT
Falkland Islands concern over impact of new IMO draft amendment on cruise industry.

EGCSA hails US-Canadian ECA proposal
07 Apr 2009 13:32 GMT
Association says ECA plan is an opportunity for shipping to incorporate abatement technologies.

US firms enter into emissions product agreement
07 Apr 2009 08:09 GMT
Exclusive distribution agreement is announced for evaporative emissions solution.

LA to offset 'cold ironing' consumption with new solar system
06 Apr 2009 17:18 GMT
Solar initiative to generate 10 megawatts of power as more ships plug into shoreside electricity.

MARPOL Annex VI book published by IMO
03 Apr 2009 10:03 GMT
Revised MARPOL Annex VI and NOx Technical Code is now available to buy.

Long Beach to review 'eco-project' in April
03 Apr 2009 08:04 GMT
Project proposes to use new technologies and cleaner fuels to cut ship emissions.

Project to maximize fuel efficiency gets EU approval
02 Apr 2009 08:02 GMT
Main aim of the project is to cut marine diesel engine fuel consumption by 10 percent.

Maersk in carbon dioxide initiative
01 Apr 2009 09:42 GMT
Shipping firm aims to promote Carbon Capture and Storage to limit carbon emissions.

'Fuel-saving' paint nominated for eco-awards
01 Apr 2009 08:10 GMT
New hydrogel technology aims to help shipowners cut fuel costs by up to eight percent.





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