Owners Not Ready to Give Up Control to Smart Ships

Orca AI: Maritime industry slow at adapting solutions vital to avoiding collisions.

Port of Fujairah to Ban Open-Loop Scrubbers in Its Waters

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The Port of Fujairah has decided to ban the use of open-loop scrubbers in its waters.

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Eagle Bulk Nabs USD 208 Mn Loan

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Eagle Bulk Shipping received a commitment for a loan facility worth USD 208 million.

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NGOs Call for Ban of Scrubbers in European ECAs

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A coalition of NGOs is pushing for a ban of exhaust gas cleaning systems in European emission control areas.

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SEALNG: Adoption of LNG as Marine Fuel Set to Accelerate

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Keller: adoption of LNG as a marine fuel is set to accelerate.

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Early Installers of Scrubbers Will Be Considered Visionary

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Adams: There has been a lot of loose speculation about the environmental impact of open-loop scrubbers.

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Sailcargo to Tackle Ship Emissions by Returning to Basics

Ceiba

Sailcargo goes back to the roots of shipbuilding industry to be competitive in the market of conscious consumerism.

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Polaris Opts for Open-Loop Scrubbers

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Polaris Shipping will retrofit seven ships with open loop scrubbers in preparation for the 2020 sulphur cap.

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IMO: Bunker Delivery Note Amendments Enter Into Force

Amendments to the bunker delivery note entered into force on January 1, 2019, IMO said.

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New Legislation in Fjords to Enter into Force in February

The new environmental legislation regarding the world heritage fjords will enter into force with a slight delay.

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Top News of 2018 – Editors' Picks

These are the news that marked 2018.

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NYK Wins Green Loan for Its Methanol-Fueled Chemical Tanker

NYK Line

NYK has secured a green loan to finance the construction of its first methanol-fueled chemical tanker.

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ESPO: 'Polluter Pays' Principle Not Fully Implemented

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ESPO: ports or responsible ships likely to pay for unreasonable quantities of garbage.

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De Nora Gets USCG Type-Approval

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De Nora has received type-approval from the United States Coastguard for its BALPURE ballast water treatment system.

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Masterbulk Testing Renewable Energy on Board Its Ships

MV Panama

Singapore's shipping company Masterbulk trialing renewable energy on board its ships.

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Turkish Owner to Retrofit 16 Tankers with Alfa Laval's BWMSs

Advantage Summer

Advantage Tankers & Advantage Products team up with Alfa Laval for ballast water treatment retrofits of 16 tankers.

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Cruise Industry Targets 40 Pct Carbon Footprint Cut by 2030

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The cruise industry has committed to reduce the rate of carbon emissions across the industry fleet by 40 percent by 2030.

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IMO MSC Identifies 4 Degrees of Ship Automation

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Maritime Safety Committee approved the framework & methodology for the regulatory scoping exercise on autonomous ships.

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Petronas Puts LNG Bunkering High on Agenda

Kairos

Petronas has set sights on tapping into the potential of burgeoning LNG bunkering market.

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BIMCO Unveils Two 2020 Sulphur Clauses

BIMCO

BIMCO has published two sulphur content related bunker clauses.

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Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative's Online Tool Is Live

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A tool for sharing information on ship recycling to drive responsible practice was launched earlier today.

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3 Non-EU Yards Join Approved List of Recycling Facilities

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For the first time, three yards located outside the EU have been included in the list.

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Labor: The Future of Australian Shipping Needs to Be Secured

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Australian Labor Party pushes for bipartisanship on shipping policy.

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CARB: MSC Pays USD 630K for Air Quality Violations in 2014

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MSC paid USD 630,625 in penalties to CARB for violating the Ocean-Going Vessel At-Berth Regulation.

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Barcelona Joins the Fight for Med-ECA

Port of Barcelona

The Barcelona City Council has backed the initiative of establishing an Emission Control Area in the Mediterranean.

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EGCSA Slams Singapore's Wash Water Discharge Ban

Vessel pollution

EGCSA criticized the decision of MPA Singapore to ban the discharge of wash water from open loop scrubbers.

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ONE Still Considering Scrubbers and LNG

One Aguila

ONE sees adoption of low-sulphur compliant hybrid oil as the most realistic and cost-efficient,  but short-term solution.

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Maersk Wants to Become Carbon Neutral by 2050

Maersk vessel

Maersk announced that it aims to become a carbon neutral company by 2050.

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