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Home » News » Environment News - Q4 2010

Environment News - Q4 2010

ESI boasts over 100 applicants
30 Dec 2010 07:17 GMT
Over one hundred ships are said to have already applied for the Environmental Ship Index.

Report examines GHG-reducing options
29 Dec 2010 08:04 GMT
Article with link to 68-page report included.

EPA 'moving forward' on GHG standards
24 Dec 2010 16:47 GMT
Plan issued to establish new GHG pollution standards for fossil fuel power plants and refineries.

Wärtsilä joins green initiative
15 Dec 2010 11:28 GMT
Engine manufacturer becomes latest high-profile firm to join industry taskforce.

IMO: Cancun Conference 'a success'
14 Dec 2010 07:47 GMT
Secretary-General says IMO will need to 'redouble its efforts' to make further progress.

Air technology program wins green award
13 Dec 2010 09:38 GMT
Initiative lauded for seeking to accelerate the commercialization of port-related emission reduction technologies.

Shore power launched in San Diego
13 Dec 2010 06:36 GMT
San Diego becomes the fifth port in the world to provide shore-side electrical power for cruise ships.

Cruise line lauded for green initiatives
10 Dec 2010 08:54 GMT
US firm honoured for its efforts to conserve fuel and its use of shore power in a number of ports.

ICS: Carbon War Room data 'misleading'
10 Dec 2010 07:01 GMT
ICS says it is inappropriate for the EEDI to be used to derive scores for different classes of ships.

Web service tracks shipping emissions
06 Dec 2010 09:23 GMT
New online service compares the carbon emissions of shipping vessels.

2011 launch for first hydrogen-powered ferry
03 Dec 2010 08:38 GMT
Ferry to be powered by hydrogen fuel cells, diesel engines, solar panels and wind turbines.

CMA CGM: 'Committed' to cutting emissions
03 Dec 2010 06:54 GMT
Shipping group aims to further reduce CO2 emissions with its environmental strategy.

Project to develop LNG-fuelled towboat
01 Dec 2010 14:44 GMT
Key driver behind the project is said to be the limited refining capacity for low sulphur fuel.

US port approves 2011 green budget
01 Dec 2010 07:42 GMT
Port to continue investing in emissions reduction programs following 2011 budget approval.

MARPOL amendments circulated for 2011 adoption
25 Nov 2010 19:10 GMT

Bahrain bunker spill could be 'catastrophic'
24 Nov 2010 08:03 GMT
Official warns that a 150-tonne bunker spill could take up to 50 years to repair.

California: Clean Air Action Plan approved
23 Nov 2010 19:14 GMT
New plan sets long-term goals to slash air pollution at Los Angeles and Long Beach.

EMSA expands oil spill response network
19 Nov 2010 15:52 GMT
Newly-contracted vessel strengthens EMSA’s coverage in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Contract to build first LNG-fuelled fast Ro-Ro ship
18 Nov 2010 07:07 GMT
High speed passenger vessel to be the first of its kind to be powered by liquefied natural gas.

EU shipping emissions fall 2.1 percent
17 Nov 2010 08:56 GMT
Newly-published report shows that CO2 emissions from maritime transport dropped by 2.1 percent year-on-year.

Fuel efficient engine for inland cargo ship
15 Nov 2010 06:08 GMT
Main propulsion engine chosen after fuel efficiency comparison with other engines in the same power range.

Bunker siphoning almost complete
11 Nov 2010 13:24 GMT
Remaining fuel oil aboard abandoned ship is due to be siphoned by the end of this week.

Maiden voyage for fuel-saving ship
10 Nov 2010 06:52 GMT
Latest NYK Line vessel, NYK Altair, is said to consume less fuel than ships with conventional engines.

Ship paint cuts fuel consumption by 4 percent
09 Nov 2010 16:50 GMT
Sea trials are said to have shown that new paint improves fuel efficiency and reduces CO2 emissions.

ICS gives 'cautious welcome' to UN report
09 Nov 2010 06:27 GMT

Wärtsilä Sustainability Report wins award
08 Nov 2010 12:20 GMT
Finnish firm wins sustainability reporting competition.

UN panel calls for CO2 transport tax
08 Nov 2010 07:11 GMT
UN group looking to raise $10 billion a year from taxes on international transport.

Bulk carrier cuts fuel consumption
05 Nov 2010 13:42 GMT
'Next generation' vessel is said to save fuel and reduce CO2 emissions by up to 30 percent.

Norway to assist IMO environmental projects
05 Nov 2010 10:23 GMT
Projects to focus on activities related to the protection of the marine environment.

Call for shipping to 'act now' to cut emissions
05 Nov 2010 07:11 GMT
Consultancy calls for the maritime industry to develop voluntary market-based measures to reduce GHG emissions.

Dutch ports to reward clean ships
04 Nov 2010 07:02 GMT
Ports will begin rewarding clean ocean-going vessels with discounts on their port dues in 2011.

OOCL joins Hong Kong low sulphur initiative
04 Nov 2010 06:22 GMT
OOCL vessels will switch to low sulphur fuel while at berth in Hong Kong.

Flowmeters installed to cut fuel costs
02 Nov 2010 06:31 GMT
Rederi AB Transatlantic installs mass flowmeters on several ships in its fleet.

Eco-tug greener than initial estimates
29 Oct 2010 07:31 GMT
Independent testing confirms 'world’s first hybrid tug' significantly reduces emissions.

Oil spill exercise in Singapore
29 Oct 2010 06:21 GMT
SIBCON oil pollution exercise includes dispersant spraying aircraft.

Agreement to build 'new generation' ferry
26 Oct 2010 07:18 GMT
Vessel construction project includes plan for cruise ferry to be powered by LNG.

APL switches to low sulphur fuels in New York
25 Oct 2010 10:01 GMT
Shipping line to burn low sulphur fuels when calling at the US ports of New York and New Jersey.

Philippines: Bunker spill causes 'calamity'
21 Oct 2010 16:42 GMT
Bunker fuel leaks from ship, marine life 'destroyed' in the north of the country.

MHI steps up low-speed engine testing
18 Oct 2010 06:36 GMT
New testing equipment to be used to verify that technologies satisfy new IMO emission standards.

Agreement to manufacture shore power system
15 Oct 2010 06:17 GMT
Partnership to convert cold ironing system to support the global 50Hz market.

New process extracts hydrogen from seawater
14 Oct 2010 20:22 GMT
Generating hydrogen on demand from seawater to power ships is now possible, according to researchers.

Containership to cut CO2 emisisons by 35%
14 Oct 2010 15:21 GMT
New vessel uses proprietary air lubrication system to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide.

Caribbean ECA approved for adoption
12 Oct 2010 15:53 GMT
Waters adjacent to Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands to be put forward for adoption at MEPC 62.

Award for emissions control program
11 Oct 2010 18:42 GMT
Program aimed at identifying new emissions reduction technologies receives award.

APL switches to LSFO in Hong Kong
08 Oct 2010 14:32 GMT
Shipping line says voluntary switch will cut sulphur dioxide emissions from ships at port by 87 percent.

Pertamina investigates bunker spill
07 Oct 2010 14:22 GMT
Oil spill is said to have taken place during a refuelling operation in Cilacap.

Wärtsilä in scrubber system partnership
07 Oct 2010 07:43 GMT
Wärtsilä in alliance with Ecospec to integrate CSNOx abatement system into various engine applications.

Shoreside power for San Francisco
06 Oct 2010 18:32 GMT
Ceremony held to launch shoreside electrical power for cruise ships at berth.

IMO releases MEPC 61 update
06 Oct 2010 07:38 GMT

K Line installs control system to cut bunker costs
05 Oct 2010 09:14 GMT
Shipping line aims to increase fuel economy with the installation of a new heading control system.

Design project aims to cut fuel costs by 15%
05 Oct 2010 08:43 GMT
New ferry design initiative targets 15% reduction in fuel consumption.

Cruise line saves fuel with drives solution
04 Oct 2010 16:14 GMT
Annual fuel consumption is said to have been reduced by up to 1,600 tonnes per vessel.

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