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Home » News » Environment News - Q2 2016


Environment News - Q2 2016

Grounded bulker MV Benita debunkering update
27 Jun 2016 00:01 GMT
Fuel is being pumped into one of the holding tanks onboard the ship and transported to the shore by helicopter.

St. Petersburg plans to join EU sulphur verification platform
24 Jun 2016 16:58 GMT
THESIS-S records and exchanges information on the results of individual compliance verifications under Directive 1999/32/EC.

ECSA calls for global agreement on emissions reduction
24 Jun 2016 09:45 GMT
'EU only' rules could hurt Europe's short sea shipping sector and also deter international traffic from using European ports, says ECSA president.

Canada's GRFA calls for increased use of biofuels in the transportation sector
23 Jun 2016 17:39 GMT
GRFA president says low-carbon alternatives are a cost-effective and immediately available option.

Seattle court convicts shipping firms of dumping oily waste
23 Jun 2016 13:17 GMT
Ship owner, operator, and chief and second engineers are all found guilty.

IBIA surveys members on global sulphur cap
23 Jun 2016 10:13 GMT
Association asks members if issues associated with the transition to a global sulphur limit should be brought to the attention of the MEPC.

Natural gas to play an increasingly important role, says Shell LNG manager
22 Jun 2016 19:07 GMT
Lauran Wetemans says having the right regulatory framework and a solid infrastructure will be key to encouraging growth.

Union blames Houston collision on fuel switch
22 Jun 2016 18:07 GMT
Pilots association contends that the Conti Peridot unexpectedly lost power due to the fuel change.

Experiment finds fuel additive helps reduce emissions
22 Jun 2016 14:42 GMT
Results revealed emissions reduction, decreased carbon deposit and and a lower amount of sludge in the fuel tanks.

EIB to invest EUR 1.1bn into reducing shipping emissions
21 Jun 2016 18:08 GMT
Funds to be used to create greener ships, fit existing ships with eco-friendly fuel systems and invest in green technology.

'Hummel' LNG barge project highlights need for clearer regulations
21 Jun 2016 08:25 GMT
Shipowners' association director calls for clarity as project is plagued by issues related to regulations and restrictions.

Baltic Sea NECA application submitted to IMO
20 Jun 2016 07:25 GMT
Aim is to make the Baltic Sea a NOx Emission Control Area (NECA), which could potentially reduce annual nitrogen input by about 7 kilotons.

Report: one year on from SECA directive's entry into force
20 Jun 2016 06:53 GMT
Study examines the impact SECA regulations have had on the shipping sector in the Baltic region.

Study suggests levy could cut NOx emissions by 70%
17 Jun 2016 16:50 GMT
Transport & Environment (T&E) study is described as 'a solution for all EU seas'.

MV Carl Schulte outperforms environmental standards
15 Jun 2016 13:38 GMT
Containership is ranked in the top 20 vessels out of 76,000 graded by RightShip.

Ships fitted with scrubbers in Great Lakes
14 Jun 2016 11:13 GMT
Installation of exhaust gas cleaning technology for second vessel is due be completed on June 20th.

NYK uses big data to save fuel and reduce emisisons
03 06 2016 10:47 GMT
Shipping line says it achieved a 14.3 percent reduction in CO2 emissions in 2015.

Bulk carrier installs SOx scrubber monitor
03 Jun 2016 07:31 GMT
System monitors both the sensor inlet and outlet of wet exhaust gas scrubber systems.

SSI appoints its first general manager
31 May 2016 09:58 GMT
New general manager Ian Petty has over 40 years' experience in the maritime industry.

'World's fastest electric commuter vessel' launched in Latvia
24 May 2016 10:50 GMT
Vessel is powered by a lithium-ion battery energy storage system.

New design for low-emission hybrid e-tug
23 May 2016 15:31 GMT
'Perfectly optimized' loading of the propulsion system is said to ensure low maintenance and fuel costs.

APL cuts CO2 emissions by 45%
20 May 2016 11:33 GMT
In 2015, APL achieved its highest carbon dioxide emissions reduction in the last six years.

Carnival brands 'well represented' at Green Gateway Awards
19 May 2016 11:28 GMT
Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises each won awards at annual Port of Seattle ceremony

WWL limits at-berth sulphur emissions to less than 0.1% worldwide
18 May 2016 10:09 GMT
New company policy means all WWL's vessels will either switch to marine gas oil (MGO) or use scrubber technology.

New York records rise in clean vessel calls
17 May 2016 11:13 GMT
Increase in the number of calls by ships qualifying for the port's Clean Vessel Incentive (CVI) Program.

Mobil fined $288,000 for Tauranga bunker spill
17 May 2016 10:27 GMT
Supplier apologizes for spill incident involving a corroded pipe during a fuel transfer operation.

Preem and Beowulf Energy in sulphur reduction project tie-up
16 May 2016 14:07 GMT
Companies are to examine the potential for establishing a new residue hydrocracker plant that would produce sulphur-free transportation fuels.

AkzoNobel awards first carbon credits to Greek shipowner
12 May 2016 10:48 GMT
Scheme rewards shipowners for converting to sustainable hull coatings.

ABB and Cavotec join forces to offer shore-to-ship power solutions
29 Apr 2016 10:17 GMT
Alliance to provide advanced solutions for supplying electricity to ships when docked.

Seattle has 'ambitious environmental goals'
26 Apr 2016 13:14 GMT
Energy and Sustainability Policy Committee to develop policy directives with a focus on fuel efficiency and alternative energy generation.

Closing remarks at MEPC 69
25 Apr 2016 10:01 GMT
IMO Secretary-General, Kitack Lim, spoke at the end of the 69th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committe (MEPC).

MEPC 'failed to achieve the required minimum outcome'
25 Apr 2016 09:58 GMT
Increased risk of reduction targets being taken out of the shipping industry's hands, says coalition.

IMO agrees mandatory system for collecting fuel consumption data
25 Apr 2016 07:02 GMT
Draft mandatory data collection requirements are to be put forward for adoption at the 70th MEPC session in October.

ICS 'welcomes progress' on CO2 reduction at IMO meeting
22 Apr 2016 15:09 GMT
Association 'confident' that the IMO system will be fully adopted at the next MEPC meeting.

Cepsa recognized for fuel-saving port project
19 Apr 2016 08:34 GMT
Loading and unloading system is a finalist at the upcoming Edison Awards in New York.

Cruise lines recognized for fuel efficiency measures
15 Apr 2016 09:16 GMT
Port of Seattle presents its Green Gateway Partners Awards for the sixth year in a row.

ICS calls for 'immediate' decision on IMO sulphur cap
14 Apr 2016 08:46 GMT
Submissions made to Marine Environment Committee (MEPC) for next week's London meeting.

ABB wins contract to electrify hybrid car ferry
11 Apr 2016 13:28 GMT
Vessel to run as a hybrid, but can be modified to run as a fully electric ferry with a shore charging system.

D'Amico wins green award
07 Apr 2016 10:48 GMT
Italian group has a department that is solely focused on monitoring the performance of its fleet, including fuel consumption.

Green InfraPort project grant approved
05 Apr 2016 15:05 GMT
Grant to be used to implement a number of sustainable solutions in the Baltic Sea region.

SSI: 'IMO must show action on GHG emissions at MEPC 69'
05 Apr 2016 08:53 GMT
Minimum outcome must be an agreement on the quick development of a working plan to reduce GHG emissions, says shipping coalition.





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