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Trafigura Backs Carbon Levy and Slow Steaming


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?


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


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


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


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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Iceland Bans Use of HFO in Its Waters

Iceland cruise ship

Iceland is pushing forward with its efforts to curb sulphur emissions in its waters.

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Oldendorff Carriers Joins the Getting to Zero Coalition

Oldendrof bulker

Oldendorff Carriers becomes a member of the Getting to Zero Coalition.

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MSC to Use 30 Pct Biofuel Blends on Its Ships

MSC containership

MSC has committed to the usage of 30% biofuel blends.

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Norden Grows Its Commitment to Biofuel

Norden tanker

The project will see the duo explore the characteristics of biofuel and prove its suitability for future use.

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Essar Shipping to Install Scrubbers on Four Ships

Smiti VLCC

Essar Shipping is planning to install scrubbers on four out of its 12 owned vessels.

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DNV GL Unveils ‘Gas Fuelled LPG’ Class Notation

LPG Tanker

The development comes as a way of bridging the gaps present in international regulations for such fuels.

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Seafarers Fear Being Scapegoated for IMO 2020 Infringement

Seafarers increasingly alarmed by the prospect of being criminalized for infringement of 2020 sulphur cap.

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ACCC Seeks Views on Liner Shipping Class Exemption


ACCC is seeking comments on a possible class exemption for ocean liner shipping.

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Proposed DSME, HHI Merger Raises Concerns in Singapore

The proposed merger of South Korean shipbuilding giants hits a regulatory snag.

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New Carbon Capture Project Gains High-Level Traction

The concept is intended for ship newbuildings, but also for retrofitting on existing ships.

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Boomsma Shipping Opts for Scrubbers Ahead of IMO 2020

The company will fit up to three vessels with scrubbers.

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Clarksons: Order Volumes Recovery Slows in 2019

Orders are down around 35 % year on year in 2019 to date.

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