Port of Amsterdam Striving to Become Future Ready

Port of Amsterdam

The Port of Amsterdam has embarked on a number of initiatives aimed at a more sustainable future.

Ardmore Not Going Down the Scrubber Route for Now

Ardmore Seaventure

Ardmore Shipping Corporation is refraining from installing scrubbers on board its tankers for the time being.

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ICS: STCW Seafarer Training Regime Needs to Be Revised

Seafarers

The previous major overhaul of the STCW regime was last undertaken by IMO member states over 25 years ago.

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SEA\LNG: MEPC Actions Provide Greater Certainty to Owners

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SEA\LNG supports the decision of MEPC to reaffirm the January 1, 2020 implementation date of the 0.5% sulphur cap.

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CMA CGM Introduces Low Sulphur Surcharge in China

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CMA CGM is implementing low sulphur surcharge from/to the ports of Shanghai and Ningbo in China.

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EU Wide Taxation Exemption Needed for All Energy Carriers

EU Commission

EU needs to remove disparities in energy taxation to boost decarbonization efforts.

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IMO Eyes Tougher Measures on Plastic Litter from Ships

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IMO has adopted an action plan to reduce marine plastic litter from ships.

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Scrubbers Likely to Facilitate Sulphur Ban Non-Compliance

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Euronav doesn't seem to be on board the scrubber team due to numerous concerns.

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Mixed Feelings after MEPC 73 Meeting

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Industry bodies react to outcomes of IMO's MEPC 73 meeting.

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Höegh Autoliners Inks Deal for 10 More Optimarin BWT Systems

Höegh Marlin

Höegh Autoliners has returned to Optimarin with an order for ten retrofitted systems.

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IMO MEPC 73 Adopts Ban on Carriage of Non-Compliant Fuels

containership

MEPC 73 adopted today the ban on the carriage of non-compliant fuel oil on board ships.

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2020 Sulphur Cap Experience-Building Phase Bid Rejected

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EBP Proposal for the upcoming 2020 sulphur turned down at MEPC 73.

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HMM Introducing Fuel Surcharge as of January 2019

Hyundai Merchant Marine vessel

Hyundai Merchant Marine to add fuel adjustment surcharge ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap.

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US Backs 2020 Sulphur Cap Experience-Building Phase

Donald Trump

The Trump administration supports the establishment of an experience-building phase.

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IMO MEPC 73 Approves Follow-Up Actions for GHG Strategy

Shipping

IMO's MEPC 73 approved the follow-up program for GHG reduction strategy.

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MEPC 73 Kicks Off with Pressing Issues on the Agenda

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The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 73) gathers today in London to discuss several initiatives.

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MSI: Bulkers without Scrubbers Will Become Uncompetitive

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Early adopters of scrubbers are set to reap the fruits from higher charter rates and asset values.

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Port of Amsterdam Striving to Become Future Ready Port

Port of Amsterdam

The Port of Amsterdam has embarked on a number of initiatives aimed at a more sustainable future.

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Readers' Picks of the Week (15-19 Oct. 2018)

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Here are the most popular stories of last week in case you missed them.

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We Can't Turn a Blind Eye to Compliant Fuel Uncertainties

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Uncertainties regarding availability and safety of compliant fuels in 2020 remain key concerns for shipowners.

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'Just-In-Time' Ship Operations Can Slash CO2 Emissions

Shipping

Reducing the amount of time ships spend waiting outside port and at anchor could significantly reduce ship emissions.

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The Only Way Forward Is to Go with Gaseous Fuels

MAN

MAN: The biggest challenge from the impending sulphur cap regulation is the decision on which fuel will be used.

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Stena Bulk Joins the Scrubber Ordering Wave

Stena Suede

Stena Bulk inks scrubber deal with Chinese Bluesoul for up to 21 ships.

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Over 1,000 Scrubber Installations Booked in Past Six Months

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The second wave of scrubber ordering has seen over 1,000 scrubber projects confirmed over the past six months.

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OOCL to Launch Bunker Recovery Surcharge amid Switch to LSF

OOCL Hong Kong

OOCL plans to meet the new sulphur cap regulations by switching to low sulphur fuel.

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Diego Aponte: More Transparency Needed in Cargo Declaration

MSC containership

Aponte: There should be more accuracy and transparency in declaration of cargo.

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Drewry: Tight Supply to Keep Oil Prices Up in Q4

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Oil prices have already started to rise ahead of US sanctions against Iran.

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Glass of Wine - Cost of Switching to Cleaner Fuels in Arctic

cruise ship

It would cost passengers just the price of a glass of wine a day if cruise ships would stop burning HFO in the Arctic.

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