Intercargo: Cargo Liquefaction Still a Major Risk for Dry Bulk Shipping

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February 4, 2019 Moisture related cargo failure mechanisms, known as liquefaction, continue to be a major concern for dry bulk shipping, according to the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (Intercargo). Although there has been no reported loss of life or loss of ship attributed to liquefaction in 2018, Intercargo urged all stakeholders to remain […]

NGO Shipbreaking Platform: 90 Pct of Tonnage Scrapped on South Asian Beaches

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January 30, 2019 A total of 744 large ocean-going commercial vessels were sold to the scrap yards in 2018, out of which 518 were broken down on South Asia beaches, accounting for a record-breaking 90.4% of the gross tonnage dismantled globally, data from NGO Shipbreaking Platform shows. “The figures of 2018 are shocking. No ship owner can claim to […]

New Liquefied Hydrogen Bunker Ship Design Unveiled

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January 29, 2019 Design and engineering services company Moss Maritime has, in cooperation with Equinor, Wilhelmsen and DNV GL, developed a design for a liquefied hydrogen (LH2) bunker vessel. The vessel design, made in response to the global ambition of reducing the environmental footprint from global ship transport, comes at a time when hydrogen is finally developing into a […]

ADNOC Cuts Fuel Consumption, CO2 Emissions by 23 Pct

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January 17, 2019 ADNOC Logistics & Services (ADNOC L&S), the marine and logistics subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), said that it has reduced fuel consumption and carbon emissions by 23% across a fleet of 27 vessels. The fuel consumption and carbon emission reduction efforts form part of ADNOC’s ‘Al Daffah Energy Efficiency […]

Turkey Increases Fines for Sea Pollution

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January 17, 2019 Pollution fines for vessels in Turkish waters have significantly increased, marine insurer West of England said. Although pollution fines have been subject to a regular annual increase for a number of years, very significant increases have been levied in the latest round which entered into force in December 2018. In addition, fines against persons and […]

Transparency Int’l: Obstacles to Reform at IMO Threaten Climate Goals

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November 15, 2018 The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council should give the new working group for reforming the agency a remit that allows it to increase public scrutiny and civil society engagement, Transparency International said. “The stakes are too high for the entire planet for the IMO to continue to operate as a closed shop,” Rueben […]

Norwegian Air to cut annual CO2 emissions by 16,000 tonnes per year

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October 19, 2018 Norwegian Air will adopt new technologies from Sweden’s Avtech which will cut CO2 emissions by 16,000 tonnes per year – or a reduction of 5,000 tonnes of fuel, the budget airliner said in a press release on Friday. One ton of jet fuel currently costs about $750 per tonnes Source: (

Ocean Cleanup Arrives at Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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October 17, 2018 A pioneering project of collecting plastics from the ocean is hours away from kicking off. Namely, the Ocean Cleanup’s System 001 has arrived at its final destination, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and activities are underway to put it into operation. Maersk Supply Service‘s Maersk Launcher was in charge of towing the system to […]

IPCC: Unprecedented Changes Needed for 1.5°C Global Warming Limit

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October 9, 2018 Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in a new assessment. With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to 2°C could go hand in hand with ensuring a […]

Port of Rotterdam: Bow Jubail Oil Spill Clean-Up Will Last until Mid-2019

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August 10, 2018 The cleanup operation of the heavy-fuel oil that spilled from Odfjell’s chemical tanker Bow Jubail at the end of June is expected to last until the middle of 2019, according to the Port of Rotterdam Authority. The tanker vessel leaked over 200 tonnes of fuel oil in the port of Rotterdam following the collision that […]