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Iceland Plans Fuel Oil Ban to Lower Emissions in Its Waters

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June 11, 2019 Iceland’s Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources has proposed a ban on use of heavy fuel oil in the country’s waters, according to the Clean Arctic Alliance. Namely, the Ministry is looking to adopt a new regulation on the use of fuel oil with more than 0.1% sulphur content for ships […]

Norden Tests Marine Biofuel on Another Tanker

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June 10, 2019 Norden is conducting a second test voyage with a large ocean-going vessel powered by CO2 neutral biofuel, the Danish shipping company said on social media. As informed, the tests are being conducted aboard Nord Sustainable, a medium range 2 (MR2) chemical/product tanker built in 2015. The 49,600 dwt tanker recently left Ventspils […]

DNV GL: LNG Tank Capacity Could Start a New Era in Ship Fuel

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June 10, 2019 The rapid growth in installed LNG tank capacity could mark the start of a new era in ship fuel, according to Martin Wold, head of the Alternative Fuels Insight (AFI) platform at DNV GL – Maritime. “There are now 163 LNG-fuelled ships in operation and a further 155 ships on order,” Wold said. […]

Maersk, DB Schenker Jointly Curb Ocean Pollution, Emissions

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June 3, 2019 Danish shipping major Maersk and DB Schenker, that partnered up in 2014, are putting their heads together to create more sustainable, environmentally-friendly transportation networks around the globe. “We’re on the same page with our carriers and the transportation providers who are striving for higher levels of environmental sustainability and less pollution,” Andrea Schön, […]

Green Maritime Methanol Project Starts with Nine Ships

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May 28, 2019 The Green Maritime Methanol consortium has selected nine ships for research on the application of renewable methanol as a marine fuel. New designs, newbuildings as well as existing ships of Boskalis, Van Oord, the Royal Netherlands Navy and Wagenborg Shipping were selected. The vessel sizes vary in length from between 40-160 meters, with […]

Greek Shipping Companies Accused of Faking Pollution Records

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May 22, 2019 Greek ship owner Evridiki Navigation, manager Liquimar Tankers Management Services, and chief engineer Nikolaos Vastardis have been indicted for failing to keep accurate pollution control records, falsifying records, and obstruction of justice, the US Department of Justice (US DOJ) said. As informed, the charges related to the falsification of records and other […]

Panama Canal Step Closer to Carbon Neutral Future with Enhanced Green Initiatives

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May 21, 2019 The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced improvements to its Green Connection Environmental Recognition Program which recognizes vessels that comply with the highest environmental performance standards. The announcement was made on the heels of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC74) in London, where the Panama Canal participated. As […]

Airlines should eliminate single-use plastics in five years: Hi Fly CEO

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May 16, 2016 Airlines should get ahead of regulators by voluntarily eliminating single-use plastic within five years, the chief executive of Portuguese charter Hi Fly said, ahead of a Thursday forum on replacements for plastics on commercial flights. Airlines, facing public pressure, are removing single-use plastic straws, stir sticks, utensils and wrappers from their cabins, […]

WSM Is Joining the Fight Against Plastics, Wants Vendors to Follow Suit

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May 13, 2019 Norway’s Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) is introducing new criteria in their vendor selection process as it seeks to contribute to maritime trade sustainability. As outlined by WSM, vendors supplying spare parts, stores and consumables will be required to demonstrate that they have a viable plan to reduce plastic usage on the products […]

Ukraine Temporarily Bans Ballast Water Analyzing in Ports

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May 10, 2019 Ukraine has changed the ballast water regulations in its ports as it canceled the control of segregated ballast, according to marine insurance provider Gard. Namely, ecological inspectors are no longer permitted to inspect vessels for the purpose of ecological control, including taking and analyzing samples of ballast water, Gard cited a resolution […]