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Home » News » Environment News - Q4 2014


Environment News - Q4 2014

US government grants pollution law exemption to Royal Caribbean
30 Dec 2014 23:13 GMT
Cruise line is given time to develop and install scrubbers on 13 of its ships.

New fuel changeover calculator launched
30 Dec 2014 22:33 GMT
Lloyd's Register's new calculator has been designed to cater for the new 0.1% sulphur requirement in Emission Control Areas.

Eco-ships and bunker prices analysed in report
30 Dec 2014 08:35 GMT
Intermodal Shipbrokers takes a look at the eco-vessel market and bunker price trends.

Sulphur content detector installed in Gothenburg
29 Dec 2014 15:18 GMT
'Sniffer' technology is said to be able to detect ships burning fuel with a sulphur content exceeding 0.1 percent.

ARB's guidance for complying with fuel regulations
29 Dec 2014 09:56 GMT
Advisory for owners or operators of ocean-going vessels visiting California ports.

IMO issues ECA 0.1% sulphur reminder
24 Dec 2014 13:31 GMT
International Maritime Organization (IMO) reminds the shipping community about the upcoming Emission Control Area (ECA) regulation changes on January 1.

Royal Caribbean to retrofit 19 ships with scrubbers
23 Dec 2014 16:21 GMT
Advanced emissions purification (AEP) systems will remove more than 97% of the sulphur dioxide emissions generated by the ships' diesel engines, says cruise operator.

First LNG-ready ultra-large container ship is named
28 Nov 2014 09:53 GMT
Naming ceremony held for the first of 17 ships being built for United Arab Shipping Company (UASC).

EU regulation on CO2 reporting of ships could complicate global agreement, says ICS
28 Nov 2014 07:59 GMT
ICS says the adoption of a regional EU scheme could jeopardise IMO negotiations for a global data collection system.

GAC launches HullWiper at Sohar
29 Oct 2014 15:00 GMT
GAC's new hull-cleaning remotely operated vehicle has been extended to a fourth port in the Middle East.

Exhaust gas cleaning systems for two medium-range tankers
27 Oct 2014 11:30 GMT
Norwegian firm selected to supply exhaust gas cleaning systems for two vessels owned by oil major.

'Most fuel-efficient propulsion' for new trawler
21 Oct 2014 13:13 GMT
Norwegian fishing company Ramoen enters into an agreement for the construction of a new stern trawler.

Arctic fuel oil ban recommendation approved
20 Oct 2014 11:58 GMT
A recommendation to prevent ships from carrying heavy fuel oil as fuel or cargo in the Arctic was approved last week by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC).

Guidelines for exhaust gas cleaning systems released
17 Oct 2014 13:35 GMT
Guidelines cover the relevant safety requirements and other information related to the installation and operation of exhaust gas cleaning systems.

Sekimizu's speech at MEPC 67
15 Oct 2014 07:33 GMT
IMO Secretary-General, Koji Sekimizu, spoke earlier this week at the 67th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committe (MEPC).

Bunker-related issues on MEPC 67 agenda
13 Oct 2014 11:13 GMT
Topics to be covered this week include bunker delivery note amendments, fuel oil quality control measures, the review on the availability of compliant fuel oil, energy efficiency measures and draft amendments to MARPOL.

Carnival expects to save over a billion gallons of fuel in 7 years
06 Oct 2014 12:45 GMT
By the end of 2014, cruise firm expects to have saved around $2.5 billion in fuel costs.

$6 million order for exhaust gas cleaning systems
06 Oct 2014 10:10 GMT
Delivery is scheduled for 2015 and 2016.

Shenzhen praised for fuel switch scheme
02 Oct 2014 10:45 GMT
New voluntary scheme means that ship operators will receive a subsidy for switching to fuel with a lower sulphur content.





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