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Hurtigruten newbuilds showcase green technology NOVEMBER 22, 2016 — MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen, the Rolls-Royce designed 600 passenger expedition cruise ships on order at Norway's Kleven shipyard for Hurtigruten, will feature a new and environmentally sustainable hybrid propulsion technology from Rolls-Royce. The hybrid technology for is planned for delivery in two phases.…
JANUARY 19, 2017 — Work to support the smooth and effective implementation of the 0.5 percent global sulfur cap on marine fuel is a main focus for IMO's Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR),…
JANUARY 17, 2017 — The Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice has been tallying up its achievements in 2016. It notes that it "continued its robust program of prosecuting shipping…
JANUARY 16, 2016 — While U.S.legislation and the IMO Ballast Water Convention mean that shipowners will have to invest millions to fit ballast water treatment systems, this will not prevent the transfer of invasive aquatic…
JANUARY 12, 2017 —The Department of Justice reports that two Greek shipping companies — Oceanfleet Shipping Limited and Oceanic Illsabe Limited — were sentenced yesterday to pay corporate penalties totaling $2.7 million after being convicted…
JANUARY 9, 2017 — Shipowners worldwide have already voiced their concerns over the possible inclusion of shipping in the European Union's Emission Trading System (see earlier story). Now IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has joined the debate.…
DECEMBER 28, 2016 — The U.S. Coast Guard has issued its first type approval for a ballast water management system based on electrochlorination technology. The manufactureer — Drammen, Norway, headquartered OceanSaver — says that this…
DECEMBER 27, 2016 – Alfa Laval reports that it received U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) type approval for the third generation of its ballast water treatment system (BWTS), PureBallast, on December 23. The USCG based its…
DECEMBER 22, 2016 — The Clean Arctic Alliance has praised a commitment made December 20 by President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada to a strategy to phase down the use of…
DECEMBER 16, 2016 — The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), says that a unilateral decision by the European Union to incorporate international shipping into its regional Emissions Trading System (ETS) (see earlier story) would polarize…
DECEMBER 15, 2016 — The Navy's prestigious Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, has just commissioned a new Ballast Water Research Laboratory at its headquarters in West Bethesda, MD. Navy ships are not subject to…
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