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Seanergy Boasts Smooth Transition to IMO 2020

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Seanergy wraps up its IMO 2020 compliance plan.

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (27-31 Jan, 2020)

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Here are the most read stories of the past week.

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NYK Exploring Ammonia as Carbon Neutral Marine Fuel

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Japanese shipping major NYK is looking into using ammonia as marine fuel.

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Study: LNG as Marine Fuel not Such a Cool Choice?

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Study: LNG might not reduce greenhouse gas emissions on a life-cycle basis.

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Seafarer Happiness Down amid Stress over New Regulations

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Workload stress caused by changes in regulations among key reasons impacting the seafarers' happiness level.

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Too Early to Draw Conclusions on VLSFO's Carbon Emissions

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IBIA: still premature to draw valid conclusions on the level of VLSFO's black carbon emissions.

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Readers' Picks of the Week

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Here are the most read stories of the previous week.

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Ammonia-Powered Fuel Cell to Be Installed on a Vessel

A consortium that wants to install an ammonia-powered fuel cell on a vessel wins EU backing.

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Port of Karachi Bans Discharge of Scrubber Wash Water

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The Port of Karachi in Pakistan implements a ban on discharge of wash-water from open-loop scrubbers.

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Kitack Lim: Prices for Compliant Fuels Stabilizing

Kitack Lim

Kitack Lim: Prices for compliant fuels appear to be stabilizing.

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Port of Rotterdam Points to Rise in LNG Bunkering

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Europe's top bunkering port, the Port of Rotterdam, has seen an increase in LNG bunkering at the port.

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VLSFO Not So Environmentally-Friendly after All?

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New blends of marine fuels with 0.50% sulphur content can contain a large percentage of aromatic compounds.

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Trafigura Backs Carbon Levy and Slow Steaming

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Trafigura says chartered vessels account for 87 percent of its GHG emissions.

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ClassNK Issues HKC Compliance Statement to Bangladeshi Yard

Class NK

ClassNK has issued HKC Statement of Compliance to PHP Ship Breaking and Recycling Industries Limited.

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Suez Canal Authority Bans Scrubber Wash Water Discharge

Traffic in the Suez Canal

Discharging scrubber wash water in the Suez Canal is strictly forbidden.

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2 Ships Fail to Comply with IMO 2020 in Chinese Waters

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Two ships in Chinese waters in breach of new sulphur regulations as they were using non-compliant fuel.

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US Blacklists Chinese Shipowner in New Sanctions against Iran

Donald Trump

The Trump Administration has issued a new wave of sanctions against Iran.

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Relatively Smooth Sailing as IMO 2020 Enters into Force?

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It appears the shipping industry is coping better than expected following IMO 2020's entry into force.

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Insurance Rates Set to Surge amid Middle East Tensions

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Tensions in the Middle East are expected to result in draconian conditions in maritime insurance policies.

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Happy New Year from World Maritime News!

May 2020 bring you fair winds and following seas!

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India Working to Polish Its Ship Recycling Image

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The new act restricts and prohibits the use or installation of hazardous materials.

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Industry Should Be Aware of IMO 2020 Teething Problems

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Teething problems are likely to happen when IMO 2020 first comes into effect on January 1, 2020.

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Quality Materials Essential in Scrubber Installations

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The quality of materials and coatings used is the most important factor in optimizing EGCS safety.

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Industry Bodies Propose USD 5 Bn R&D Fund

Shipping bodies propose the establishment of a USD 5 billion fund for decarbonization of the shipping industry.

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MOL Looking to Develop Zero Emission Pure Car Carrier

MOL has teamed up with e5 Lab. Inc. to conduct a joint study of a hybrid pure car carrier.

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VdL: No-One Can Be Left Behind in EU Green Deal

The shipping industry is facing an ever-growing pressure to cut its carbon footprint.

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Rotterdam: Dramatic Rise in Sale of Low-Sulphur Bunker Oil

Port of Rotterdam

Europe's largest bunker port has seen a major rise in the sale of the new very low sulphur fuel bunker oil.

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