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Gibraltar to Remove Aquarius from Its Registry

Aquarius

The Gibraltar Maritime Authority to terminate its registration licence to the Aquarius, migrant rescue ship.

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Intertanko: Fuel Contamination Could Become an Epidemic

Bunkering

Intertanko criticizes inaction of maritime authorities regarding problems caused by contaminated fuels.

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China Seeks Feedback on Use of LNG as Marine Fuel

The Chinese Transport Ministry calls for feedback on the advancement of the use of LNG as marine fuel.

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Hapag-Lloyd Testing Scrubbers, LNG as Fuel ahead of 2020

Afif

Hapag-Lloyd exploring compliance options ahead of IMO's 2020 sulphur cap.

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Dorian LPG Invests in Scrubbers

Challenger

Dorian LPG inks deal for seven scrubbers worth USD 20 million.

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DHT Bets on Super-Profits from Scrubber Retrofits

dht leopard

DHT: The ships, once fitted with scrubbers, will potentially create a super-profit.

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China to Hit Back with 25 Pct Tariffs on LNG Imports from US

lng carrier

China plans to fight back new U.S. tariffs with USD 60 billion worth countermeasures, impacting LNG imports from U.S.

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Hapag-Lloyd: Carriers Would Need to Choose Low Sulfur Fuel

Hapag-Lloyd vessel

Hapag-Lloyd: The bulk of global container fleet will have no other choice than to switch to low sulfur fuel for IMO 2020.

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Port of Amsterdam Doubles ESI Discounts on Port Dues

AMSTERDAM PORT

The Port of Amsterdam will offer double discounts on port dues to ships that have ESI certificate and use LNG as fuel.

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Report: Contaminated Bunker Fuel Found in Singapore

ships

Reuters: Contaminated marine fuel that can cause considerable damage to ship engines sold in Singapore.

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Australia Increases Fines for Polluters

Gavel

Australia increased fines for those polluting the country's water, according to West of England P&I.

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Scrubbers Winning Owners' Hearts ahead of 2020 Sulphur Cap

Scrubber technology gaining in popularity ahead of 2020 sulphur cap.

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EGCSA: 983 Ships Opt for Scrubbers

Scrubber

 There were 983 ships with exhaust gas cleaning systems installed or on order as of May 31, 2018.

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Readers’ Picks of the Week ( 16-20 July, 2018)

Here are our most popular articles of last week.

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Wärtsilä Cashes In on 2020 Sulphur Cap Countdown

Wartsila

Wärtsilä is reaping the fruits of increased demand for scrubbers in both the newbuild and retrofit market.

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EU Needs to Speed Up Approvals of Asian Shipbreaking Yards

shipbreaking

The EU should faster approve Asian shipbreaking yards to allow the implementation of regulations.

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IMO Comes to Grips with Sulphur Cap Implementation Issues

IMO working group has made some headway on the sulphur testing and verification issues.

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Graphic Images: Endangered Blue Whale Killed in Iceland

An endangered Blue whale has been killed by an Icelandic whaling company Hvalur hf to be sold for export to Japan.

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Yang Ming Picks Low Sulphur Fuel for 2020 Sulphur Cap

Yang Ming

Yang Ming chooses low sulphur fuel to comply with the 2020 sulphur cap but keeps a door open for other options, too.

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Spliethoff Group to Scrub Away the Sulphur

Spliethoff's mv Floragracht

Spliethoff Group opts for exhaust gas cleaning technology to make its vessels compliant with the 2020 sulphur cap.

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China Sets Tier II Rules for Ships in Domestic Trade

Shaghai Port

China imposes Tier II rules on Chinese-flagged and imported ships employed on domestic trades.

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Trade War Becoming Ever More Difficult to Stop

Donald Trump

BIMCO: The ongoing trade war between the major world powers becoming ever more difficult to stop.

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ICS Clamps Down on Efficiency Indexing of Individual Ships

Container shipping general

ICS voiced its fierce opposition to the concept of mandatory operational efficiency indexing of individual ships.

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Cargill on the Hunt for New CO2 Reduction Technologies

Jan Dieleman, president of Cargill’s ocean transportation business

Cargill launches CO2 Challenge to find and scale new technologies capable of reducing a ship’s CO2 emissions.

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Frontline Takes 20 Pct Stake in Feen Marine Scrubbers

Frontline to acquire a 20 percent ownership interest in Feen Marine Scrubbers.

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El Faro Sinking Inspires New Bill to Bolster Maritime Safety

El Faro

US HoR to vote on a maritime safety bill based on recommendations from El Faro tragedy.

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LNG Bunkering No Longer a 'Chicken and Egg' Situation

ABS

Niotis: LNG bunkering has moved past the 'chicken and egg' situation.

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