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Home » News » Environment News - Q3 2009


Environment News - Q3 2009

Houston Ship Channel reopens after bunker spill
29 Sep 2009 14:46 GMT
Three miles of the Houston Ship Channel are reopened after 10,500-gallon spill.

Coast Guard monitoring Savannah bunker spill
29 Sep 2009 11:01 GMT
US Coast Guard continues to monitor fuel spill off the coast of Savannah.

EU to propose 20% emissions cut
29 Sep 2009 09:22 GMT
EU likely to present emissions reduction proposal for shipping at climate meeting.

NY low sulphur initiative gets green light
29 Sep 2009 07:36 GMT
New York-New Jersey to offer financial incentive for ships to switch to low sulphur fuel.

Scrubber system gets S$2 million in funding
28 Sep 2009 11:18 GMT
Singapore firm is awarded funding to develop ' breakthrough technology' to cut ship emissions.

Integrator role for Wärtsilä in fuel cell project
25 Sep 2009 15:12 GMT
Wärtsilä is assigned overall responsibility for systems integration in FellowSHIP project.

Fuel efficiency tops agenda at Canada meeting
25 Sep 2009 09:21 GMT
Shipping firms convene to discuss the issue of how to make ships more fuel-efficient.

World Maritime Day focuses on GHG issue
24 Sep 2009 15:28 GMT
IMO says 2009 theme is in recognition of the 'intense focus' the ship emissions issue is receiving.

Northeast Passage fuel savings for operator
24 Sep 2009 09:41 GMT
Operator reports savings due to global warming with commercial transit accross the Northeast Passage.

Associations back cap and trade scheme
24 Sep 2009 07:26 GMT
Shipping industry associations from five countries launch paper in favour of global trading scheme.

Intertanko MD calls for consistency
23 Sep 2009 10:27 GMT
Peter Swift says shipowners seek consistency in international regulations and global governance.

Solar vessel gets 'Ship of the Year' award
23 Sep 2009 07:13 GMT
Solar power-assisted vessel is recognized as the ship of the year at the Lloyd’s List Global Awards.

Korean firm launches electric ship
22 Sep 2009 11:01 GMT
Shipbuilder says vessel is the first hybrid ship of its kind to be launched in Korea.

Jamaica: Maritime Authority calls for emissions framework
22 Sep 2009 09:19 GMT
Director of Legal Affairs says Jamaica has an obligation to implement measures to reduce emissions from ships.

Merkel to attend GMEC green shipping summit
18 Sep 2009 10:29 GMT
Hamburg event to address emissions issues at sea and environmental protection in ports and regional areas.

APL to use new fuel system to cut bunker costs
18 Sep 2009 07:16 GMT
Shipping firm to incorporate fuel emulsification technology in order to reduce emissions and fuel costs.

Mobile cold ironing for Oakland ship
16 Sep 2009 11:12 GMT
Patented mobile shore-side power is provided to container vessel at California port.

Fuel cell project reaches 'important milestone'
16 Sep 2009 10:28 GMT
Fuel cell system is installed on merchant ship for testing to be carried out at sea.

Bunker spill captain faces court in November
15 Sep 2009 09:16 GMT
The master of the Pacific Adventurer faces a charge of disposal of oil in coastal waters.

Wärtsilä applauds scrubber certification
11 Sep 2009 07:26 GMT
Finnish manufacturer says it aims to be a 'significant supplier' of exhaust gas cleaning technology.

Madagascar: Bunker spill cleanup continues
09 Sep 2009 10:22 GMT
Cleanup operations continue following fuel oil spill off Madagascar coast.

DNV certifies first SOx exhaust gas scrubber
09 Sep 2009 09:09 GMT
Classification society issues a compliance certificate to ship fitted with exhaust gas cleaning system.

UK Navy chooses 'fuel saving' technology
08 Sep 2009 15:16 GMT
Navy aims to lower flagship fuel consumption and emissions with latest coating technology.

Solar ship completes seven months of voyages
08 Sep 2009 13:58 GMT
Two-year experiment into how solar power can be used to power a vessel continues.

Superferry 9 fuel oil spill 'unlikely'
07 Sep 2009 09:35 GMT
Operator of sunken ship in the Philippines says fuel oil leak would be an 'unlikely event'.

DNV releases guide to reducing ship emissions
07 Sep 2009 07:42 GMT
New guide provides details of the latest MARPOL Annex VI requirements.

'Ship-train' powered by fuel cells and wind power
04 Sep 2009 11:01 GMT
Future ship concept designed to sail across the Arctic Ocean.

More shore power coming to Long Beach
04 Sep 2009 09:34 GMT
California port has begun construction work on its fourth shore power dock.

High-efficiency solar cells to power world's largest solar catamaran
04 Sep 2009 07:26 GMT
Construction of new solar catamaran is expected to be completed in February 2010.

Vancouver unveils shore power facility
03 Sep 2009 16:48 GMT
West Coast port is the first in Canada to install cold ironing for cruise ships.

Houston approves project to help ships switch to cleaner fuels
27 Aug 2009 07:41 GMT
Port Authority authorizes program to assist ocean-going vessels in switching to low sulphur fuels.

Norway proposes SECA extension
26 Aug 2009 11:15 GMT
Norway looks to extend the Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA) to protect its waters.

Hong Kong starts low sulphur fuel initiative
25 Aug 2009 09:36 GMT
Nine month ferry trial is launched to examine the feasibility of switching to ULSD.

Low sulphur fuel policy pays environmental dividends
24 Aug 2009 07:32 GMT
Wallenius Wilhelmsen says it has cut CO2 emissions by 18.2 percent since 2004.

Cold ironing projects honoured by ports
18 Aug 2009 16:45 GMT
Maritime firms win awards for 'taking extraordinary steps' to cut air pollution from ships.

Harley Marine cuts NY emissions
14 Aug 2009 17:42 GMT
Bunker transportation firm says it is actively reducing emissions in New York Harbor.

Solar-powered passenger ship is launched
13 Aug 2009 11:03 GMT
German firm says vessel is a tangible sign that emission-free mobility is advancing.

Fuel cell association to 'educate the industry'
13 Aug 2009 10:07 GMT
Association to exhibit at maritime event to 'educate' the industry on the advantages of fuel cell technologies.

ECA plans discussed at Long Beach meeting
10 Aug 2009 10:22 GMT
EPA discusses plans to impose strict limits on the sale of marine fuel in North America.

EPA to hold ship emissions hearing
04 Aug 2009 09:19 GMT
Protection agency to hold public hearing on its plans to implement tougher emissions controls.

Low sulphur initiative cuts Seattle ship emissions
03 Aug 2009 09:34 GMT
Port says program has reduced sulphur dioxide by 80% and diesel particulate matter by 60%.

Norway spill: Clean-up work continues
03 Aug 2009 07:35 GMT
Crews have continued working over the weekend to contain a bunker spill off the Norwegian coast.

Slow steam ahead for major shipping lines
30 Jul 2009 16:07 GMT
Vessels to run at 'eco-speed' as new service between South America and Europe is launched.

Shoreside power 'so successful' in Sweden
29 Jul 2009 07:32 GMT
Sweden's shore-to-ship electrical connections save around 1,900 tonnes of fuel each year.

'Superyacht' to run on wind, solar power
28 Jul 2009 18:22 GMT
New eco-yacht is designed to be powered by 'rigid wing' sails and solar energy.

Association applauds new emissions-cutting strategy
24 Jul 2009 10:36 GMT
UK Chamber of Shipping says plan outlines the government's commitment to reducing emissions.

North American ECA proposal approved
23 Jul 2009 10:36 GMT
Draft amendments will be submitted to MEPC 60 for adoption in 2010.

MARPOL amendments: ship-to-ship oil transfer
23 Jul 2009 07:31 GMT
Ammendments adopted for the transfer of oil cargo between tankers at sea.

Queensland Premier rejects spill compensation offer
22 Jul 2009 10:18 GMT
Bligh says there is 'a long way to go' before the Queensland taxpayer is adequately reimbursed.

Shipping 'overlooked' in UK low carbon plan
22 Jul 2009 07:04 GMT
UK's transport emissions strategy is criticized in a letter to the Department of Transport.

EGCSA: MARPOL amendments 'central' to scrubber adoption
21 Jul 2009 15:42 GMT
Association confident ECA implementation will act as a 'stepping-stone' for the development of scrubber technology.

Maersk Line: More fuel savings than expected
20 Jul 2009 11:02 GMT
Leading bunker buyer says slow steaming strategy has led to larger fuel savings than initially thought.

Brooklyn Terminal to install shore power
20 Jul 2009 09:17 GMT
New York cruise terminal looks set to become the first on the US East Coast to install cold ironing.

MEPC to issue interim GHG measures
20 Jul 2009 07:27 GMT
IMO Committee to circulate a package of technical and operational measures to reduce GHGs.

IMO to assess bunker levy in work plan
17 Jul 2009 17:32 GMT
Committee agrees to implement new energy efficiency measures. IMO accused of 'anchor-dragging'.

IMO criticized for 'sidestepping' bunker levy issue
16 Jul 2009 07:28 GMT
Ocean conservation group says other international bodies will need to take action.

Norwegian bunker spill 'contained'
14 Jul 2009 07:23 GMT
Police says World Heritage leak is under control following cruise ship incident on Sunday.

LNG-powered vessel developed in Korea
13 Jul 2009 11:27 GMT
Groundbreaking new vessel is said to be able to reduce operating costs by up to 38 percent.

Eco-group enters bunker levy revenue debate
13 Jul 2009 09:28 GMT
Organization says revenues could go towards helping developing countries fight climate change.

ECA and GHGs high on agenda at IMO meeting.
09 Jul 2009 14:13 GMT
MEPC to meet next week to discuss ship emissions, ECA and Antarctic fuel ban.

Report documents low sulphur fuel usage
08 Jul 2009 09:34 GMT
'Success' achieved towards reaching 2010 performance measures to cut GHG emissions.

Association applauds EPA's eco-efforts
07 Jul 2009 11:03 GMT
US association President praises EPA initiative to cut emissions from ocean-going vessels.

Swire Shipping denies bunker spill payment claims
06 Jul 2009 07:51 GMT
Operator says it wishes to achieve a 'mutually acceptable solution' regarding a cleanup payment.

PMSA fails in court bid to prevent clean fuel regulations
03 Jul 2009 09:27 GMT
Court ruling says pollution from ships is 'substantial' and 'beyond any reasonable doubt'.

Solar ship arrives in California
03 Jul 2009 07:46 GMT
World's first cargo ship partly powered by solar energy arrives at US port.

EPA proposes tough fuel standards for large ships
02 Jul 2009 11:04 GMT
Eco-agency reveals details of strategy to slash emissions from ocean-going ships.

Schwarzenegger welcomes clean fuel regulation
02 July 2009 09:29 GMT
Governor applauds new requirement for ships to burn distillate fuel in Californian waters.

July 1st: New fuel-burning requirements in California
01 Jul 2009 09:27 GMT
Ship operators will be required to comply with new distillate fuel regulation from today.





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