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Denmark to Deploy Sulphur-Sniffing Drone in Its Waters

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April 15, 2019 Denmark has revealed its plans to deploy a large drone to check emissions from ships in its waters to make sure they comply with the sulphur limit. The sulphur-sniffing drone, provided by the European Maritime Safety Agency, would be deployed in the coming months, according to the Danish Maritime Authority. The equipment […]

Maersk Supply Service to Save Fuel with Energy Advisory System Onboard

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April 12, 2019 Maersk Supply Service has signed a contract with Eniram, a Wärtsilä company, to install an Energy Advisory System on its vessels. As informed, the system will use high-quality data and advise vessels on how to optimize operations and save fuel in real time. As a result, this would lower the company’s carbon […]

Study: Using LNG as Fuel Would Cut GHG Emissions by Up to 21%

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April 12, 2019 Using LNG as marine fuel would reduce the shipping industry’s greenhouse gas emissions by up to 21%, according to a study conducted by SEA\LNG and Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel Limited (SGMF). The percentage of GHG reduction is compared with current oil-based marine fuels over the entire life cycle from […]

Will Hydrogen Power Shipping’s Shift to Renewables?

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April 1, 2019 Hydrogen could fuel the way forward as the shipping industry sets a goal to shift to renewables, according to Yaskawa Environmental Energy/The Switch. “Renewables and alternative fuels are attracting increasing interest, driven by greater environmental awareness, tighter regulations and an industry-wide need to optimize energy use and manage costs,”Asbjørn Halsebakke, Product Manager […]

APL to Support The Ocean Cleanup Operations

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March 26, 2019 Singapore-based shipping company APL has decided to provide free shipping to The Ocean Cleanup, a non-government, non-profit organization working to develop advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. As an official partner of The Ocean Cleanup, APL will transport containers of components and equipment for the extraction of plastic pollution […]

Panama Canal Joins GIA for Low Carbon Shipping

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March 19, 2019 The Panama Canal has joined the Global Industry Alliance (GIA) in an effort to support low carbon shipping. The signing ceremony inducting the waterway into the GIA took place at the Panama Maritime World Conference and Exhibition. The move was made after the Panama Canal signed a letter of agreement on March […]

France Confirms Oil Slick after Grande America Sinks

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March 14, 2019 French authorities have detected an oil slick at the sinking site of the ro-ro container vessel Grande America, according to the Maritime Prefecture of Atlantic. The slick was detected in the afternoon hours of March 13 during an overflight by French Navy aircraft. The oil traces were confirmed by offshore supply ship […]

Chemical Tanker Spills Bunker in Canadian Port

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March 6, 2019 The 3,569 dwt chemical tanker North Atlantic Kairos has experienced a bunker spill in the Port Aux Basques harbour, Canada. According to the Canadian ferry services operator Marine Atlantic, the spill was noticed in the afternoon hours of March 3. The company said that it had been working with relevant authorities regarding observation and response activities, […]

Envirotainer extends RAP e2 network to Shanghai

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March 4, 2019 Envirotainer has extended its RAP e2 network in Asia-Pacific by making Shanghai, China its 31st station on 1 March. The RAP e2 is designed for the pharmaceutical industry, and can load either five Euro pallets or four US pallets. It can maintain temperatures between 0-25C in nearly any ambient condition, and its […]

Australia Intensifies Efforts to Contain Solomon Islands Oil Spill

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March 4, 2019 Australia is deploying more assets to the Solomon Islands in an effort to contain the oil spill from the grounded bauxite bulk carrier Solomon Trader which is moving towards the UNESCO listed World Heritage area. “Given escalating ecological damage, and a lack of action by commercial entities involved, the Solomon Islands Government has requested Australia’s […]