Environment

MARCH 7, 2016 — A Swire Group unit, the China Navigation Co. Pte. Ltd., has been fined $129,500 by the California Air Resources Board for failure by the 25,554 dwt general cargo ship Chenan to…
MARCH 3, 2016 — Classification society DNV GL has created a new class notation to help shipowners prepare their newbuildings for the installation of an exhaust gas scrubber. "Scrubber Ready" ensures that the necessary preparations…
MARCH 1, 2016 — A study just released by the U.S. Maritime Administration is likely to add to the debate over the relative merits of the Diesel cycle and the Otto cycle in engines burning…
FEBRUARY 24, 2016 — AkzoNobel reports that the first carbon credits, worth a total of more than $500,000, have been issued to the owners of 16 ships that have converted from a biocidal antifouling to…
FEBRUARY 23, 2016 — Chesterfield, U.K., based ballast water treatment (BWT) system manufacturer Cathelco has ]submitted a Letter of Intent to the U.S. Coast Guard verifying its readiness to begin testing its ballast water treatment…
FEBRUARY 22, 2016 — Qatargas, the Maersk Group and Shell have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore the development of LNG as a marine fuel in the Middle East region. The MOU was…
FEBRUARY 19, 2015 — After a successful survey, DNV GL and the Danish Maritime Authority confirm that the AHTS Magne Viking, owned by Viking Supply Ships, is in compliance with the new IMO Polar Code.…
FEBRUARY 19, 2015 — The U.S. Coast Guard is reminding shipowners and operators that the final rule amending the ballast water management reporting and record keeping requirements, published on November 24, 2015, goes into effect…
FEBRUARY 18, 2016—The earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011 killed an estimated 16,000 people, left 230,000 people homeless, and caused $300 billion in damage, according to the Japanese Government. The tsunami also swept…
FEBRUARY 17, 2016 — Commercial summer shipping across the North Pole may be possible by the end of the century, with the first potential crossings feasible for ice-strengthened ships around 2040, according to a study…
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