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MEPs Reject to Monitor NOx Emissions from Shipping

MEPs Reject to Monitor NOx Emissions from Shipping

Today MEPs voted to reject a proposal to monitor nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions from shipping, which is set to overtake all land-based sources by 2020. Transport & Environment says EU governments must not waste this unique opportunity to monitor two of the most harmful air pollutants, NOx and sulphur (SOx), as part of the monitoring, […]

Denmark Ratifies Wreck-Removal Convention

Denmark Ratifies Wreck-Removal Convention

The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks will enter into force on 14 April 2015 following the deposit, on 14 April 2014, of an instrument of ratification by Denmark, with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Among several provisions, the convention will place financial responsibility for the removal of certain hazardous wrecks on shipowners, […]

Antwerp Port Readies 96-Hectare Opel Site for Investors

Antwerp Port Readies 96-Hectare Opel Site for Investors

Antwerp Port Authority is about to purchase location of the former General Motors production plant, the Opel site. The Port Authority plans to develop the entire 96-hectare site so as to attract manufacturing industry in the heart of this vast maritime complex. Both the size of the site and its location in the heart of Europe’s […]

Samsung Heavy Delivers Drillship Maersk Valiant

Samsung Heavy Delivers Drillship Maersk Valiant

Maersk Drilling’s second drillship, Maersk Valiant, was delivered Wednesday 16 April 2014 from the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South-Korea. Maersk Valiant has begun its voyage towards the US Gulf of Mexico via Singapore to commence a two year contract with ConocoPhillips and Marathon Oil Corporation. The vessel is the second in a […]

Efficiency Improvements Pay Off for Maersk Line

Efficiency Improvements Pay Off for Maersk Line

Maersk Line has published its Sustainability Progress Update for 2013, showing a 3.8 million tonnes CO2 reduction in a year where the business grew 4.1%. “2013 was a good year for Maersk Line – financially as well as in terms of our sustainability performance” says Søren Skou, CEO of Maersk Line. “Our fuel efficiency improvements […]

Update: Death Toll in Korean Ferry Tragedy Reaches Four

Update: Death Toll in Korean Ferry Tragedy Reaches Four

U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard is heading to the site where a South Korean ferry sank earlier this morning and will provide assistance in rescue operation if needed. According to the Coast Guard officials, the 6,325-ton vessel named Sewol was carrying around 477 people, including 325 students from a high school in Ansan, just […]

Port of Guam Modernization Project Enters Final Stage

Port of Guam Modernization Project Enters Final Stage

U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) Acting Administrator Chip Jaenichen joined two days ago Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo, Sen. Tom Ada, local official and port representatives to break ground on the final stage of the Port of Guam modernization project. This $50 million port improvement project, administered by MARAD on behalf of the Department […]

Lamprell Adds Two LeTourneau-Designed Jackups

Lamprell Adds Two LeTourneau-Designed Jackups

Lamprell, a leading provider of diversified engineering and contracting services to the onshore and offshore oil & gas and renewable energy industries, has won a new contract from Ensco Intercontinental GmbH to build and deliver two high specification, self-elevating Mobile Offshore Drilling Platforms of a Super 116E (Enhanced) Class. These LeTourneau-designed rigs will be able to […]

Havyard Bags Hybrid Battery-Powered Arctic PSV

Havyard Bags Hybrid Battery-Powered Arctic PSV

Havyard Group AS and Fafnir Offshore have signed a $56.6 million contract for the construction of Havyard 833 WE ICE platform supply vessel. The vessel, designed by Havyard Design and Solutions in Fosnavaag, will be constructed at Havyard Ship Technology`s yard in Leirvik in Sogn, Norway. The vessel will become newbuild number 126 and is slated […]

ClassNK Helps Shipyards Comply with EEDI Requirements

ClassNK Helps Shipyards Comply with EEDI Requirements

ClassNK has released the new PrimeShip-GREEN/MinPower software. PrimeShip-GREEN/MinPower was developed to help shipyards comply with the EEDI requirements of the Amendment to MARPOL Annex VI by calculating minimum propulsion power requirements in compliance with the IMO 2013 Interim Guidelines for Determining Minimum Propulsion Power to Maintain the Manoeuvrability of Ships in Adverse Conditions. To evaluate […]

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