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Shipowners Committed to IMO Hong Kong Convention

Photo: International Chamber of Shipping

 Global Shipowners’ Meeting (coordinated by the Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) and attended by BIMCO, ECSA, ICS and INTERTANKO) reaffirms commitment to the Hong Kong Convention and the need for a global solution for environmentally sustainable ship recycling.   A group of leading international

Decarbonization, Digitalization Top the Maritime Agenda

(Photo: Eric Haun)

In September, more than 50,000 maritime industry visitors from some 120 countries will come to Hamburg for SMM, one of the world’s leading international trade fairs.   Today, representatives from key parts of the maritime sector, from ship owners to shipbuilders, convened in Hamburg to sit on a panel

IMO Okays U.S.-Russian Bering Strait Routing Plan

Image: PACIFIC ENVIRONMENT

The International Maritime Organization approved the Bering Strait and Bering Sea ship routing measures proposed by the United States and Russian Federation.   Taking effect Dec. 1, 2018, the six two-way routes and six precautionary areas are the first internationally recognized ship routing measures the IMO has approved for polar waters.

New Maritime Fuel Rules: Scrubber Solutions

A Wärtsilä V-SOx Scrubber being installed on board the MV Tarago. [Photo: Wärtsilä]

Earlier this year in New York City the Exhaust Gas Cleaning System Association (EGCSA) held its annual meeting to discuss the business, technologies and future of scrubbers as a solution to the looming IMO 2020 fuel rules. At the meeting, Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was afforded the opportunity

Meet the Digital, Zero Emission Cargo Solution

Photo: Kalmar

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, and Yara entered into an agreement in which Kalmar will deliver fully autonomous equipment, software and services for a unique, fully digitalized container handling solution at Yara's Porsgrunn facility in Norway. This means that all the necessary operations related to the

Nekton Aids Exploring Ocean's Potential

Oliver Steeds, Nekton CEO - Diving into an ocean of possibilities (Photo: Nekton)

Oliver Steeds wants to dive to the depths, of both the oceans and maritime data, to push back the frontiers of knowledge and enable sustainable ocean development. It’s a mission that, he believes, simply cannot wait. For an optimist, Oliver Steeds sounds remarkably pessimistic. The CEO of Nekton,

Bomin Takes the Lead Supplying IMO-compliant Marine Fuel

Germany-based Bomin Group has started delivering ultra-low sulphur fuel oil (ULSFO) as a marine fuel to ships calling in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp region, the company said. The ULSFO marine fuel has a maximum 0.1 sulphur content and complies with regulations on designated Emissions Control Areas

Corvus Bags Five Battery Powered Ferries Contract

Photo: Corvus Energy

Corvus Energy was selected by Norwegian Electric System (NES) to supply lithium ion battery-based energy storage systems (ESS) for two new all-electric ferries being built by Havyard for Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1.  The ferries will operate on the Magerholm-Sykkylven route. This follows a previous

NOCS: Expedition to Investigate Carbon in the Benguela Upwelling

Photo: NOC

On May 2018 the Royal Research Ship (RRS) Discovery will begin an ambitious science expedition to the South Atlantic to study the role of low oxygen zones in ocean carbon storage. The results of this investigation will help improve understanding of how the ocean’s biology contributes to the long-term storage of carbon in the ocean.

Electric Ferries on Rise: DNV GL

 The environmental ambitions of the politicians in Hordaland were very high when it came to cutting emissions from ferry operations. A tender for new ferries, supported by DNV GL, resulted in a record investment of 140 million euros in zero-emission technology.   When ferries pass the stunning scenery

British Ports Association Skeptical on Govt's Clean Air Strategy

Image:  British Ports Association

 The British Ports Association (BPA) has responded to the Government’s Clean Air Strategy which was published today and includes requirements for all major ports in England to develop air quality plans within the next year.  Commenting on the strategy, Mark Simmonds, Policy Manager at the British Ports Association,

German Shipowners Get Back to Basics

(Photo: Pospiech)

The situation for the shipping companies based in Germany has been, much like the rest of the world in 2017, mostly tight. Currently, the German shipping companies are undergoing changes against this background. They are concentrating more and more on their core competences. Maritime Reporter & Engineering News' man in Germany,

IMO Conducts Port Emissions Training

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 For ports to cut emissions to ensure cleaner air and contribute to the battle against climate change, they first need to quantify emissions and then identify measures to reduce port-related emissions in a cost-effective way.   The on-going strategic partnership between the International Maritime

Spotlight on Liability in Latin-America

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 International Maritime Organization (IMO) is supporting a Regional Workshop for Latin-American countries in Argentina to implement and ratify treaties dealing with liability and compensation.    The workshop, took place in Buenos Aires (14-18 May), has provided a comprehensive overview of the IMO liability regime,

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