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Home » News » Environment News - Q1 2012

Environment News - Q1 2012

DNV in sustainability tie-up with WWF
30 Mar 2012 08:35 GMT
Cooperation to focus on sustainable shipping, low carbon and sustainability standards.

Sølvtrans orders diesel-electric ship
27 Mar 2012 17:27 GMT
Leading transporter of live fish places order for fuel-efficient vessel.

Fuel fears for sunken trawler
27 Mar 2012 07:45 GMT
Recovery operation planned for sunken fishing trawler in Victoria, Australia.

India takes steps to ensure emissions compliance
26 Mar 2012 10:42 GMT
Ships to be inspected to ensure they comply with new IMO standards.

$5 million for clean vessels in California
16 Mar 2012 17:18 GMT
Loans to be offered to small businesses wishing to upgrade to cleaner operating vessels.

P&O: Job cuts 'inevitable' after 2015 ECA rules
15 Mar 2012 16:18 GMT
Ferry line warns new sulphur legislation on marine fuels will lead to job losses due to higher bunker costs.

Japan launches hybrid car carrier
13 Mar 2012 15:28 GMT
Vessel is set to be the world's first newly-delivered hybrid car carrier later this year.

Saving fuel with Europe's first hybrid tug
13 Mar 2012 13:21 GMT
Eco-friendly tug is due to be officially launched in the second quarter of 2012.

EPA coordinator sent to St Croix
09 Mar 2012 08:55 GMT
Coordinator to oversee activities at the recently closed Hovensa refinery complex.

Horizon publishes green initiatives report
07 Mar 2012 15:18 GMT
Initiatives include reducing bunker consumption by 3.5% and purchasing fuel with low sulphur content.

'World's first' plugin hybrid green ship
07 Mar 2012 10:33 GMT
New vessel is said to be the first plugin hybrid to be powered by electricity, hydrogen fuel cells and low-emission diesel fuel.

'Fuel-saving' monitoring system launched
06 Mar 2012 17:40 GMT
New system is said to deliver fuel savings of more than five percent.

MBMs discussion continues
06 Mar 2012 06:31 GMT
Further debate on market-based measures is scheduled to take place at next MEPC meeting in October.

MOL to publish emission performance indicators
05 Mar 2012 13:14 GMT
Shipping line to publish data as part of its strategy to share service performance information with clients.

Green light for energy firm DNV KEMA
29 Feb 2012 13:57 GMT
New consulting, testing and certification company for the energy sector is launched.

Bureau Veritas issues first EEDI certificate
28 Feb 2012 16:11 GMT
GHG performance of bulk carrier is said to be 20 percent better than the requirement under MARPOL Annex VI.

Awards for clean fuels program participants
28 Feb 2012 11:06 GMT
Operators are recognized for their environmental achievements in annual awards event.

Study highlights benefits of regulated slow steaming
28 Feb 2012 07:35 GMT
New report to be launched today at a side event of the Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting in London.

Sekimizu highlights progress on emissions reduction
24 Feb 2012 12:56 GMT
IMO Secretary-General says the organization has 'a very good story to tell' regarding the regulation of international shipping.

MEPC to discuss MBMs in London
24 Feb 2012 07:21 GMT
Market-based measures to be among the key items discussed at the upcoming IMO committee meeting next week.

Fuel cell project to research standalone solution
16 Feb 2012 07:11 GMT
European initiative to undergo further research to develop a standalone solution for industrial-scale production.

Agreement to retrofit 'largest' scrubber system
15 Feb 2012 06:49 GMT
Scrubber system is said to be the largest ever sold and the first to clean exhaust gases for both the main and auxiliary engines.

Total joins World Ocean Council
14 Feb 2012 06:52 GMT
French oil major becomes latest member of alliance to support global leadership and collaboration on ocean sustainability.

Project targets lower fuel consumption
10 Feb 2012 10:22 GMT
Next phase of joint research project aims to achieve further reductions in fuel consumption.

Emissions discussed at London meeting
09 Feb 2012 14:37 GMT
ICS confirms its opposition to EEDI for existing ships and Bahamas fuel consumption proposal.

Shipping firms sign up to clean fuel programme
08 Feb 2012 07:42 GMT
Operators to be compensated for burning fuel with a maximum sulphur content of 0.1 percent.

Technology to eliminate particulate emissions from ships
07 Feb 2012 11:13 GMT
Particulate filter to be tested for one year on an ocean-going vessel.

Regulating ships in Hong Kong - progress and incentives
31 Jan 2012 13:54 GMT
Think tank calls on Hong Kong to 'seize the opportunity' and regulate quickly.

Concept ship design revealed in Japan
30 Jan 2012 15:20 GMT

Event examines LNG, efficiency and emissions reduction
30 Jan 2012 08:23 GMT
Forum looks at the task of reducing shipping's environmental impact.

Maersk ships switch to MGO in Virginia
27 Jan 2012 17:20 GMT
Fuel switch initiative to run for thirteen months and involve 41 Maersk Line vessels.

Fresh water scrubbers for Great Lakes ships
25 Jan 2012 10:21 GMT
Contract agreed to supply fresh water integrated scrubbers for six vessels in North America.

Deadline date for GHG grant applicants
25 Jan 2012 08:45 GMT
Companies have just over three weeks to apply for funding to invest in projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gases.

LNG-powered container ship granted approval
19 Jan 2012 14:37 GMT
Vessel is designed with 'a new type of LNG tank' that is said to provide more space for container cargo.

Design approved for LNG-fuelled ULCS
19 Jan 2012 10:40 GMT
Classification society gives basic design of an Ultra-Large Containership (ULCS) the green light.

Concordia fuel removal could take 2-4 weeks
18 Jan 2012 15:31 GMT
Salvage firm prepared to begin removing fuel from stricken cruise vessel.

Companies pledge commitment to green shipping
13 Jan 2012 08:39 GMT
Fifteen organizations sign up to Green Pledge initiative.

Safety zone in western Alaska
10 Jan 2012 15:41 GMT
Safety zone established around fuel delivery and ship operations on the Alaska coastline.

LPG tanker to be fitted with scrubber system
10 Jan 2012 06:53 GMT

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