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Home » News » Environment News - Q4 2009


Environment News - Q4 2009

Wärtsilä signs LNG vessel agreement
30 Dec 2009 12:54 GMT
Agreement signed for vessels powered by natural gas, marine diesel oil and fuel oil.

Fuel removed from Bligh Reef tug
29 Dec 2009 09:12 GMT
Fuel is pumped out from damaged tugboat that ran aground on Exxon Valdez reef.

Alaska incident moves into fuel removal phase
28 Dec 2009 08:31 GMT
Focus turns to removing the remaining diesel fuel from vessel with two breached tanks.

US adopts new standards for large ships
23 Dec 2009 11:42 GMT
New regulation sets new fuel and engine standards for large US-flagged vessels.

IMO to 'readjust' work plan if necessary
23 Dec 2009 10:24 GMT
Secretary-General says IMO is ready to put in place a comprehensive regulatory framework to cut GHG's from ships.

'CO2-reducing' fuel additive is launched
22 Dec 2009 09:15 GMT
New fuel additive is said to improve both combustion and sludge dispersion in heavy fuel oils.

Association warns of 'risk' of unilateral measures
21 Dec 2009 14:11 GMT
Warning that unilateral regulation would result in 'serious market distortions'.

Branson calls for shipping to set its own emissions targets
21 Dec 2009 11:53 GMT
Virgin founder says reduction targets would be more effective than a tax on bunker fuel.

COP15 'failure' a green light for EU ETS, says eco-group
21 Dec 2009 07:22 GMT
Organization says EU should push ahead with an emissions trading scheme for ships.

Shipping could cut emissions by 30% at zero cost, says study
17 Dec 2009 12:54 GMT
Results of a new study are presented on board the world's first commercial fuel cell ship.

Solar Sailor opens office in Japan
15 Dec 2009 09:13 GMT
Australian firm says it will be seeking partners in Japan to help develop its solar & wind power technologies.

Deal on ship emissions 'blocked'
15 Dec 2009 06:32 GMT
Blocking countries insist only developed nations are involved in bunker reduction schemes, say eco-groups.

Mitropoulos tells Copenhagen IMO is ready to act
14 Dec 2009 06:45 GMT
Secretary-General says IMO is 'uniquely placed' to regulate the shipping industry.

0.1% sulphur guide published
11 Dec 2009 16:42 GMT
Document answers questions on new 'at berth' requirement that ships burn 0.1% sulphur fuel oil.

Supplier cuts emissions with LNG strategy
11 Dec 2009 14:26 GMT
Norwegian firm says three out of four supply vessels are now powered by LNG.

Speed reduction project aims to cut emissions
11 Dec 2009 12:22 GMT
Working group intends to make a submission to the IMO in March next year.

Fuel cell-powered canal boat debuts in Amsterdam
10 Dec 2009 18:54 GMT
Vessel is said to be the world's first canal boat to be powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

SSA supports bunker levy scheme
10 Dec 2009 12:42 GMT
Association reaffirms its support for levy scheme to reduce GHG emissions from international shipping.

Tour of world's first fuel cell ship in Copenhagen
09 Dec 2009 17:44 GMT
Offshore supply vessel Viking Lady to be presented in Copenhagen next week.

Copenhagen to showcase fuel cell technology
09 Dec 2009 17:29 GMT
Fuel cell applications for the marine industry to be exhibited at eco-event next week.

Concept design for LNG distribution vessel completed
08 Dec 2009 12:27 GMT
New vessel could be used to distribute LNG to key bunker supply hubs in the future.

More research needed to cut ship emissions, says CEO
07 Dec 2009 10:12 GMT
Chief Executive says more investment is needed to develop solutions to cut CO2 emissions.

UK firm issues Copenhagen warning
07 Dec 2009 07:17 GMT
Decisions taken in Copenhagen may not become clear for at least six months, says marine equipment specialist.

Design concept for LNG ferry completed
03 Dec 2009 11:51 GMT
'Next-generation' vessel will be powered by LNG fuel and achieve zero emissions whilst at berth.

Countdown to Copenhagen (Part 3): Top 20 CO2 countries revealed
03 Dec 2009 08:28 GMT
Data shows that top 5 nations account for over 50 percent of global CO2 emissions from marine fuels.

Cruise line reduces bunker consumption by 5%
02 Dec 2009 12:15 GMT
European cruise line cuts fuel consumption with energy-saving initiatives.

Countdown to Copenhagen (Part 2): Marine bunker emissions in OECD countries
02 Dec 2009 08:14 GMT
Marine fuel emissions in Europe, North America and the Pacific are examined in our second feature article in the run up to Copenhagen.

Fuel cell trial scheduled for December
01 Dec 2009 13:43 GMT
First solid oxide fuel cell test in a marine environment is due to take place later this month.

Wärtsilä launches new dual-fuel engine
01 Dec 2009 12:57 GMT
'Fuel flexibility' offered by engine that runs on natural gas, marine diesel oil, heavy fuel oil and biofuels.

Countdown to Copenhagen (Part 1): Global CO2 emissions from marine fuels
01 Dec 2009 08:06 GMT
Bunker Index looks at global CO2 emissions from marine fuels in the first of a series of articles in the run up to Copenhagen.

Ship powered by LNG fuel cells unveiled
26 Nov 2009 11:19 GMT
Low emission container freight vessel aims to cut CO2 emissions by 69 percent per container carried.

Mitropoulos 'confident' shipping can improve fuel efficiency
25 Nov 2009 08:37 GMT
IMO Secretary-General says shipping can reduce its carbon footprint with 'carefully crafted measures'.

MARPOL Annex VI: IAPP Certificate update
23 Nov 2009 14:07 GMT
Latest update on the issuance of the new International Air Pollution Prevention (IAPP) Certificate.

IMO to examine GHG regulation next week
20 Nov 2009 12:23 GMT
IMO Assembly to meet in London next week to review work carried out between 2008 and 2009.

Bulb design change saves 15,000 tonnes of fuel
20 Nov 2009 07:18 GMT
Maersk Line increases fuel efficiency by implementing an alternate bulb design.

Maiden voyage completed with 'fuel-saving' Azipods
19 Nov 2009 17:28 GMT
Oasis of the Seas crosses the Atlantic with fuel efficient propulsion system.

Tsakos Energy Navigation joins SEAaT
19 Nov 2009 13:12 GMT
Shipping firm becomes official member of association dedicated to emissions abatement and trading,

Faulty valve may have caused bunker spill
19 Nov 2009 12:47 GMT
State official says malfunctioning valve may have caused last month's San Francisco spill.

Multigas carrier to supply LNG to bunker market
17 Nov 2009 07:42 GMT
Specialized gas carrier will be used to distribute LNG to end users in the marine fuel market.

Fuel switch demonstration in Gulf of Mexico
11 Nov 2009 11:08 GMT
Project launched to demonstrate the 'effectiveness' of using lower-sulphur fuels in ocean-going vessels.

IBIA issues sulphur content warning
11 Nov 2009 09:48 GMT
Association warns that ships could be subject to different sulphur limits from July 2010.

New ship cuts fuel consumption & GHGs
11 Nov 2009 07:28 GMT
Container ship is equipped with Fast Oil Recovery System and new device to cut fuel consumption.

Cold ironing partnership announced
10 Nov 2009 09:14 GMT
Agreement to collaborate on the construction, marketing and supply of high-voltage shore connection.

Associations back IMO on GHG issue
05 Nov 2009 15:22 GMT
Associations say emission reduction measures should only be implemented through the IMO.

Facilities submit plans to install shore power
05 Nov 2009 09:21 GMT
Terminal plans indicate that a number of facilities in California plan to install grid-based shore power systems.

'Zero emission' yacht presented in Florida
05 Nov 2009 07:32 GMT
New hybrid yacht is said to cut fuel consumption by up to 40 percent.

Fleet emission credit forms available
04 Nov 2009 11:49 GMT
Application forms for fleet emission credits (FEC) are made available in California.

Freight ship hole patched, bunker spill curtailed
03 Nov 2009 09:51 GMT
Divers patch a hole to prevent further spillage of fuel into the Gulf of Mexico.

Ship carrying fuel sinks during recovery operation
02 Nov 2009 11:09 GMT
Fishing vessel carrying 2,000 gallons of fuel sinks near Alaska as recovery operation goes horribly wrong.

Bunker spill off Louisiana coast
02 Nov 2009 10:11 GMT
Freight ship is ordered to move further offshore to lessen the impact of oil on the shoreline.

Fuel cells 'closer' to commercialization
02 Nov 2009 07:44 GMT
Joint Industry Project moves into its final phase following 'successful' installation on merchant ship.

Argentine vessel to be made 'fuel efficient'
29 Oct 2009 12:22 GMT
Power, propulsion and automation solution aims to help icebreaker cut fuel consumption.

New technology cuts cruise ship's emissions
29 Oct 2009 07:33 GMT
Cruise ship's engines use common rail injection technology to reduce smoke emssions.

Solar-powered ferries to sail Hong Kong harbour
28 Oct 2009 09:12 GMT
Hybrid ferries are part of eco-drive to make the city more environmentally conscious.

Denmark: 91% drop in SO2 emissions by 2020
27 Oct 2009 12:47 GMT
SO2 emissions fom ships are predicted to fall significantly despite a 15% rise in fuel consumption.

Paradip fuel oil removal resumes
27 Oct 2009 09:12 GMT
Oil salvage work continues after clearance is obtained to transport the retrieved fuel.

Plan to launch battery-powered ferry in 2015
26 Oct 2009 07:07 GMT
Japanese firm completes the basic design for a 30-metre long electric ferry.

EU confirms support for market-based instruments
23 Oct 2009 10:25 GMT
EU Council says it is in favour of the use of global market-based instruments to cut emissions.

EU document: Plan to set 20% emissions target
23 Oct 2009 09:22 GMT
EU plan to cut maritime emissions by 20 percent will be presented at Copenhagen meeting.

Dispersants used in response to US bunker spill
22 Oct 2009 09:42 GMT
Response plan implemented to mitigate the impact of a bunker spill off the coast of Galveston.

Fuel cell association to exhibit at Hamburg event
22 Oct 2009 07:27 GMT
Association says it will 'educate' the industry on the advantages of fuel cell technologies.

Hamworthy Krystallon claims top spot
21 Oct 2009 15:38 GMT
Company says it has become the market leader in the marine exhaust sulphur emissions reduction sector.

'Fuel-efficient' optimization technology launched
20 Oct 2009 13:52 GMT
New product is designed to help fleet managers cut fuel costs and CO2 emissions.

EMSA meeting on 0.1% sulphur fuel
20 Oct 2009 09:52 GMT
Concern raised over switch to ultra low sulphur MGO. Safety evaluation issue discussed.

Spill detection systems delivered to Italy
16 Oct 2009 09:27 GMT
Environment Ministry installs new radar-based systems to detect oil spills from a moving vessel.

Unions condemn treatment of bunker spill officers
16 Oct 2009 07:21 GMT
Trade unions jointly unite to condemn court Full City 'u-turn'.

DNV to host fuel efficiency seminars
14 Oct 2009 10:42 GMT
Classification society is scheduled to discuss emissions standards and fuel management at upcoming event.

Rotterdam calls for 80% emissions reduction
13 Oct 2009 07:26 GMT
Joint appeal calls on the Dutch government to "shoulder its responsibilities".

Marine fuel emissions data released
12 Oct 2009 07:29 GMT
New report provides statistical analysis of CO2 emissions from international marine fuels.

Association committed to MBI consensus
08 Oct 2009 07:31 GMT
ICS says it is committed to developing a consensus on Market Based Instruments to cut emissions.

EEDI discussed at Ship Efficiency Conference
07 Oct 2009 09:39 GMT
Event participants discuss pros and cons of Energy Efficiency Design Index.

US firm tests emissions extraction and measurement system
06 Oct 2009 11:01 GMT
New product enables extraction and measurement of emissions in one system.

30-40% fuel savings for cargo ship
02 Oct 2009 11:05 GMT
Dutch vessel expected to significantly reduce fuel costs and emissions with new container strategy.

Hamworthy acquires Krystallon
02 Oct 2009 07:13 GMT
Hamworthy says acquisition is part of its expansion strategy in long-term growth markets.





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