Meet Us at Nor-Shipping 2019

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World Maritime News team will also be attending this year’s event.

Malta Becomes Newest Hong Kong Convention Member

Convention members now represent more than 28.8 percent of world merchant shipping tonnage.

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IMO Members Urged to Cut Shipping's Black Carbon Emissions

The Clean Arctic Alliance

The call comes as the UN body gathers in London.

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Shell Plans More VLSF Trials with Shipowners

Shipping

Shell conducted 19 trials of its 0.5% sulphur fuel with shipowners at key ports globally.

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Drewry: Slowing Ships Could Bring Some Marginal Gains

Containership

Drewry: Further evaluation of the unintended consequences of slowing ships is required.

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Wilhelmsen Ship Management Joining Fight Against Plastic

WSM will require its suppliers to demonstrate a viable plan to reduce plastic usage on their products.

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Britannia First P&I Club to Join MACN

Britannia P&I

Britannia will provide the network with input from an insurance sector perspective.

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EU Should Encourage Asian Demolition Yards to Get on List

ngo-shipbreaking

Audited South Asian ship recycling facilities should receive "a fair chance" to get on the EU list.

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Wärtsilä Gets USCG Approval for Aquarius UV BWMS

Aquarius UV

The US Coast Guard has so far issued 18 BWMS type approval certificates

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Grande America Leaks Plugged 4,600 Meters Below Surface

Grande America Wreck

The fire-stricken ship was observed sitting upright on its stern.

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ABS, CINS to Jointly Reduce Dangerous Goods Stowage Risks

A set of guidelines are to be published following a three-month trial.

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Ukraine Seeks Release of Ships, Sailors with ITLOS Appeal

Kerch Strait incident

Russia detained three Ukrainian Navy vessels in November 2018.

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Denmark to Deploy Sulphur-Sniffing Drone in Its Waters

Drone

Denmark would deploy a large drone to check emissions from ships in its waters.

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ITF Putting Pressure on Bluships over Seafarer Rights Issues

Johann M. K. Blumenthal

An inspection operation is being launched after bulker Anna-Elisabeth was detained in Australia.

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

LNG carrier

Study: Benefit is dependent on the engine technology installed and on the type of reference fuel.

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South Africa Green-Lights Use of Scrubbers in Its Waters

The use of open-loop, closed-loop or hybrid systems is accepted until further notice.

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Alfa Laval's PureBallast 3 Gets USCG Updated Approval

Alfa Laval

The new certificate reduces the required holding time to 2.5 hours.

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Höegh Autoliners Embraces VLSFO ahead of IMO 2020

Hoegh Autoliners

The company "ordered zero scrubbers and will order no more".

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ASA Welcomes Japan's Accession to HKC

shipbreaking

The Asian Shipowners’ Association welcomes Japan’s ratification of the Hong Kong International Convention.

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BIMCO: EU Ship Recycling Rules Disadvantage European Owners

ship recycling

Only 9 out of 26 shipyards on the EU list of approved recycling facilities are open for ship recycling, BIMCO said.

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North Korea-Flagged Tanker Busted Violating UN Sanctions

North Korean-flagged tanker Saebyol

The North Korean tanker is believed to have been involved in a ship-to-ship fuel transfer.

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UAE Bans Tankers after Illegal Ship-to-Ship Oil Transfers

UAE

FTA has warned the companies involved against repeating the actions.

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Alfa Laval Lands Chinese Post-Delivery Scrubber Service Deal

Alfa Laval

The upkeep agreement follows a 31-vessel scrubber order from last year.

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IMO 2020 to Fuel M&A Activity among Carriers?

Containership

Drewry: Extra costs associated with IMO 2020 sulphur cap could push financially vulnerable carriers into M&A.

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Canada to Modernize Pilotage Service with New Legislation

Canadian pilotage

The government will strengthen governance of pilotage authorities and increase transparency.

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US Applies Conditions of Entry to Ships Visiting Seychelles

coast-guard

The US Coast Guard to impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving from Seychelles.

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Alaskan Senator Introduces New Oil Spill Fund Bill

The bill was introduced on the 30-year anniversary of the Exxon Waldez spill in Prince William Sound.

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EIA: Sulphur Cap to Extensively Affect Shipping, Refining

Shipping

IMO's 2020 sulphur cap will have wide-ranging repercussions for the global refining and shipping industries.

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