Sailing the Seven Seas

Have you ever thought about the first journey of a ship, her maiden voyage from the shipyard to its owner?

Canada Seeks to Ban Vessel Abandonment with New Bill

The Government of Canada has introduced the Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act in parliament, which aims ...

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WSC, IMO Fire Back on Lack of Climate Change Action Claims

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the World Shipping Council (WSC) have hit back at the accusations ...

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IMO to Discuss HSFO Carriage Ban on Ships without Scrubbers

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is set to discuss the introduction of a ban on the carriage of high ...

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Erma First Gets USCG Type Approval for Its BWTS

Greece-based manufacturer of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) Erma First has received the United States Coast ...

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New BWTS for Big Bulk Carriers Unveiled

A new ballast water treatment system (BWTS) specifically designed for large dry bulk and ore carriers has been ...

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Financial Burden from Upcoming Regulations Imminent

The forthcoming environmental regulations are likely to affect the global container shipping industry in an ...

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Majority of New Ships Exceed IMO’s Post-2025 Requirements

Almost three-quarters of new ships carrying consumer goods already exceed International Maritime ...

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Jamaica, Malta Accede to BWM Convention

Jamaica and Malta have become the latest states to sign up to the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention – the ...

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Ballast Water Management Convention Enters into Force

The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM ...

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The Maritime Industry Responds to Upcoming Regulations

The next few years will see some significant changes in emission regulations for shipowners. These include the ...

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Refiners, Shippers Not Ready for IMO's Bunker Fuels Rules

The global refining and shipping industries will be hit by the new low-sulfur requirements for marine bunker fuels, ...

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POLB Sets New Records in Pollution Reductions

The Port of Long Beach (POLB) informed it notched clean air records in its latest study of air pollution emissions, ...

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USCG Grants BWTS Type Approval to Ecochlor

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has issued the USCG Type Approval Certificate to Ecochlor, a Boston-based ...

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IMO's Emission Reduction Plan Makes 'Modest' Progress

The International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) tentative step towards a plan to cut shipping’s climate ...

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First Ship with IMO Tier III EIAPP Engines Launched

The first ship featuring International Maritime Organisation’s Tier III EIAPP (Engine International Air ...

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Interview: BWM Rules Threaten Small-Sized Ships

An amended implementation scheme for ships to comply with the D-2 biological standard under the Ballast Water ...

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MEPC 71: Limited Enforcement Expected for Sulfur Rules

The implementation of the 0.5 percent sulfur limit for fuel used by ships from 2020 may not be robustly enforced, ...

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Denmark Bolsters Efforts to Sniff Out Sulfur Polluters

Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has hired a compatriot startup company Explicit to monitor ...

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Interview: Things to Know about BWTS Installation

The implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) has been a hot topic these days, especially ...

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Thailand Signs Conventions on Oil Pollution Damage

Thailand has become the latest state to accede to the international conventions on Civil Liability for Oil ...

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Intercargo: Bulkers Face Challenges with Fitting BWTS

Retrofitting a Ballast Water Treatment System onto a bulk carrier that uses gravity discharge for the top side ...

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Industry Bodies Unite to Tackle Shipping's CO2 Emissions

Four major international trade associations have made a joint proposal to the UN International Maritime ...

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ICS: Shipping Holds Firm to CO2 Reduction Despite US Stance

The decision of the President Trump on US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement will have no impact on the shipping ...

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IEA: Shipping Lagging Behind in CO2 Reduction

The shipping industry will have to commit to more ambitious policies, and fast, if it wants to get on track with ...

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DMA: PSC to Include Sulphur Rules and Polar Code

Twenty-nine countries from the Paris and the Tokyo Memoranda of Understanding have signed a new Ministerial ...

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Software Developed to Restrict Air Pollution from Ships

A researcher from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has developed in cooperation with MAN Diesel & ...

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Erma First Submits USCG Type Approval Application for BWTS

Greece-based manufacturer of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) Erma First has filed an application with the ...

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