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Home » News » Environment News - Q3 2014


Environment News - Q3 2014

Vale 'hoping' to convert VLOCs to LNG
29 Sep 2014 14:51 GMT
Brazilian mining giant says it is looking to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and to run its 'Valemax' ships on liquefied natural gas (LNG).

IMO celebrates World Maritime Day with 'effective implementation' theme
25 Sep 2014 11:13 GMT
Sekimizu shines spotlight on treaty instruments that have not yet entered into force and warns that there are several conventions for which "a lack of implementation are serious causes for concern".

Engine for world's first LNG-fuelled containership installed
16 Sep 2014 15:35 GMT
Described as 'the world's first dual-fuel slow-speed engine'.

ICS has 'serious implementation concerns'
15 Sep 2014 12:36 GMT
International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) calls on IMO member states to "give careful consideration" to shipowners' concerns about the implementation of new regulations.

Fujairah storage terminal gets ISO certification
10 Sep 2014 09:12 GMT
Gulf Petrochem's oil terminal is awarded ISO certification for achieving global standards in its quality management, safety management, occupational health and environmental management policies.

LNG Hybrid Barge launched
08 Sep 2014 16:33 GMT
Vessel is scheduled to carry out its first delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to a cruise ship after naming ceremony in October.

Dual-fuel engines to power Baltic feeder ships
08 Sep 2014 11:52 GMT
Engine is said to offer low fuel consumption and enable LNG fuel to be used at all engine loads.

Emulsified fuel demonstration today
04 Sep 2014 07:32 GMT
Company says its product is 'the cheapest, safest and highest quality fuel emulsion on the world market today'.

'Next-gen' bulker can achieve fuel savings of over $6500 a day, says shipping firm
03 Sep 2014 09:11 GMT
Bulk carrier is said to offer a 'very attractive' return on investment due to its 'extremely low' fuel consumption.

Electric boat powered by aluminium-air battery launched
27 Aug 2014 12:01 GMT
Vessel was unveiled at Lake Neuch√Ętel, Switzerland, on August 26.

New fuel gas handling solution launched
26 Aug 2014 09:21 GMT
Upgraded LNGPac system is being officially launched this week at the Offshore Northern Seas 2014 (ONS 2014) conference and exhibition.

Study compares natural gas and conventional marine fuel emissions
25 Aug 2014 11:31 GMT
111-page report was prepared by the University of Delaware and The Rochester Institute of Technology.

Emulsified fuel demonstration in September
20 Aug 2014 08:33 GMT
Company says its product is 'the cheapest, safest and highest quality fuel emulsion on the world market today'.

Examining what the UN sustainable development goals mean for shipping
19 Aug 2014 11:46 GMT
Sustainability alliance engages ocean industries in sustainable development goals through the Global Business Alliance and International Chamber of Commerce.

Shipyard awards energy storage contract for hybrid CNG ferry
18 Aug 2014 17:52 GMT
'World's greenest passenger ferry' is due to operate in the Netherlands.

US: Ships boarded to ensure ECA compliance
14 Aug 2014 16:17 GMT
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and United States Coast Guard (USCG) have collected bunker samples from ships to determine whether they meet 1.0% fuel sulphur limit.

Slow steaming program off California to save whales... and fuel
12 Aug 2014 15:15 GMT
New trial incentive program in the Santa Barbara Channel is designed to reduce air pollution and increase protection of endangered whales.

NAMEPA members rewarded for their commitment to sustainability
11 Aug 2014 12:31 GMT
North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) members have been awarded an automatic positive adjustment towards their vessels' RightShip Environmental Rating.

MOL wins eco awards in California
06 Aug 2014 13:36 GMT
Shipping firm receives Green Flag Award and Vessel Speed Reduction Award from the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

LNG and energy efficiency to be discussed at gmec event
06 Aug 2014 12:57 GMT
gmec, the global maritime environmental congress, will be held in Hamburg next month as part of the maritime trade fair SMM.

Class approval for exhaust gas cleaning system
05 Aug 2014 11:58 GMT
DeltaLangh has received final class approval from Germanischer Lloyd for its exhaust gas cleaning system.

Presenting the 'all-in-one' emissions monitoring system
30 Jul 2014 09:12 GMT
System is said to be able to record all relevant emissions on board a ship, thereby aiding compliance with MARPOL regulations.

Natural gas: 'The fuel of the moment'
29 Jul 2014 13:45 GMT
Publication talks to Total executive about natural gas fuel and looks at an EU project concerning LNG as an alternative transportation fuel.

Scrubber 'successfully' tested on board Maersk ship
25 Jul 2014 07:51 GMT
Tests are said to confirm full compliance with MARPOL Annex VI regulations.

Reducing fuel costs by minimizing 'non-standard behaviour'
24 Jul 2014 08:05 GMT
Study examines the reduction of emissions and fuel consumption by minimizing unnecessary delays and optimizing traffic flows.

ICS calls for harmonised port state control in ECAs
22 Jul 2014 13:35 GMT
Association is concerned that governments are not prepared to implement new regulations in a uniform manner, in order to prevent a 'potentially serious' market distortion.

'First' ethane-powered ocean-going vessels ordered
22 Jul 2014 12:42 GMT
Ethane chosen as fuel in preference to heavy fuel oil (HFO) due to its more competitive pricing and because bunkering is 'significantly shorter'.

Green energy firm calls for clean tech innovation proposals
21 Jul 2014 14:12 GMT
Support programme to assist organizations with 'high-potential' projects.

45% improvement in energy efficiency for Great Lakes bulker
18 Jul 2014 12:58 GMT
New bulk cargo ship has been designed to optimize fuel efficiency and operating performance.

World's first green-ship equipment certification centre opens in Korea
14 Jul 2014 12:04 GMT
New centre has been set up to test, evaluate and certify green-ship equipment and to carry out R&D projects.

Meeting the emission challenge
14 Jul 2014 06:22 GMT
A look at scrubber technology and new advances.

LR to class energy-efficient ferry
03 Jul 2014 18:12 GMT
Ferry is to be built with an advanced energy management system operating principally on gas, but also with batteries, solar auxiliary power and the capability to run on diesel.





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