PK OEM Parts is Shifting Up

From Parts Supplier to Total Provider

Höegh Autoliners Embraces VLSFO ahead of IMO 2020

Hoegh Autoliners

The company "ordered zero scrubbers and will order no more".

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ASA Welcomes Japan's Accession to HKC

shipbreaking

The Asian Shipowners’ Association welcomes Japan’s ratification of the Hong Kong International Convention.

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BIMCO: EU Ship Recycling Rules Disadvantage European Owners

ship recycling

Only 9 out of 26 shipyards on the EU list of approved recycling facilities are open for ship recycling, BIMCO said.

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North Korea-Flagged Tanker Busted Violating UN Sanctions

North Korean-flagged tanker Saebyol

The North Korean tanker is believed to have been involved in a ship-to-ship fuel transfer.

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UAE Bans Tankers after Illegal Ship-to-Ship Oil Transfers

UAE

FTA has warned the companies involved against repeating the actions.

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Alfa Laval Lands Chinese Post-Delivery Scrubber Service Deal

Alfa Laval

The upkeep agreement follows a 31-vessel scrubber order from last year.

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IMO 2020 to Fuel M&A Activity among Carriers?

Containership

Drewry: Extra costs associated with IMO 2020 sulphur cap could push financially vulnerable carriers into M&A.

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Canada to Modernize Pilotage Service with New Legislation

Canadian pilotage

The government will strengthen governance of pilotage authorities and increase transparency.

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US Applies Conditions of Entry to Ships Visiting Seychelles

coast-guard

The US Coast Guard to impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving from Seychelles.

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Alaskan Senator Introduces New Oil Spill Fund Bill

The bill was introduced on the 30-year anniversary of the Exxon Waldez spill in Prince William Sound.

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EIA: Sulphur Cap to Extensively Affect Shipping, Refining

Shipping

IMO's 2020 sulphur cap will have wide-ranging repercussions for the global refining and shipping industries.

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Japan Becomes Tenth Member of IMO's Hong Kong Convention

Japan's flag

Japan joined the Hong Kong Convention on March 27.

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Maersk to Test Biofuel on Its Triple E Vessel

Mumbai Maersk containership

Maersk's triple-E vessel would sail 25.000 nautical miles from Rotterdam to Shanghai and back on biofuel.

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NAT Reiterates Scrubber Decision

NAT Scrubber Decision

NAT is "steadfast" on its decision that scrubbers are not a solution for the company.

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Drewry: Sulphur Cap to Trigger Slow Steaming, Transhipment

Container shipping

Drewry: IMO 2020 sulphur rule to trigger more slow steaming and transhipment.

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Port of Rotterdam Bracing for Operations under Brexit

Port of Rotterdam

Dutch authorities aim to minimize delays caused by formalities should the UK leave the European Union.

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More Shipowners Join CSA 2020 in Support of Scrubbers

RoRo vessel MV Titus

The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 increases membership to 35 owners, operating almost 2,500 vessels.

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Whitepaper: IMO 2020 Regulation to Drive Freight Rates up

Seabury Maritime

The IMO 2020 poses an increase too significant for carriers to absorb and stay operational, the report says.

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DNV GL Certifies Norsepower's Auxiliary Wind Propulsion

Two 30mx5m Norsepower Rotor Sails onboard the Maersk Pelican

The Rotor Sail Solution has been installed on three vessels and has achieved over 35,000 hours in operation.

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Shipowners Not Very Concerned about Scrubber Discharge Bans

Othman: Shipowners that have already chosen scrubbers do not seem to be very concerned about recent bans.

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Owners Urged to Look Beyond 2020 Compliance Solution

Ship bunkering

Auramarine: Marine sector should look beyond the initial choice of compliance solution ahead of the sulphur cap.

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Spliethoff Secures Loan for 22-Ship Scrubber Retrofit

Spliethoff ING EIB Scrubber Loan

The loan is financed by ING and the European Investment Bank.

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ICS: Oil Tanker Ban on BC's North Coast a Hindrance to Trade

oil-tankers

Prohibiting large tankers on BC's northern coast would interfere with international maritime trade.

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Japan Rules Out Open-Loop Scrubber Ban

Japan scrubber ban decision

Open-lop scrubbers are not harmful to the environment, Japan says.

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ICS: FONARs Are Not a Free Pass to Use Non-Compliant Fuel

Shipping

ICS: The possibility for shipowners to be issued with a FONAR should not be regarded as a 'free pass'.

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Interview: The Ins and Outs of Scrubbers

Erik Haveman, Sales Director, Exhaust Gas Cleaning, Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval believes that the business case for scrubbers is very compelling.

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