Environment
FEBRUARY 18, 2015 — The innovative ballast water treatment system developed by Danish company Bawat A/S has now received U.S, Coast Guard Alternate Management System (AMS) acceptance. Regardless of the status of the pending IMO…
FEBRUARY 11, 2015 — Coast Guard personnel detained the tanker Overseas Jademar in Port Angeles, WA, Monday. OSG shows the ship in its fleet listings as a 100% owned Panamax vessel. The Equasis data base…
FEBRUARY 6, 2015 — The two biofuel-capable 4,700 dwt VG EcoCoaster general cargo ships ordered last month from Dutch shipbuilder Royal Bodewes by Finnish operator Meriaura Group are expected to have fuel consumption near half…
FEBRUARY 6, 2015 — The Cunard cruise liner Queen Mary 2, is being fitted with a Wärtsilä advanced wastewater treatment system. The 2,620 passenger ship entered service in 2004 and was designed with the aim…
FEBRUARY 5, 2015 — Postponement of the 2020 deadline for a 0.5% global limit on sulfur in marine fuel? Not going to happen. Putting it more gently, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says that…
FEBRUARY 5, 2015—GE Marine reports that its 12V250 marine diesel engine received U.S. EPA Tier 4 Certification. GE met the emissions requirements through non-Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology that requires no urea-based after-treatment. It is…
FEBRUARY 4, 2015 — A hull air lubrication system that can be retrofitted to existing ships as well as installed on newbuilds is reported to have produced verified fuel savings of up to 4.3% in…
FEBRUARY 4, 2015 — DESMI Ocean Guard A/S, Aalborg, Denmark, reports that its RayClean Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) has been granted Alternate Management System (AMS) acceptance by the U.S. Coast Guard. The AMS acceptance…
JANUARY 30, 2015 — The Danish Maritime Authority says that an agreement reached last week by an IMO sub-committee will make it easier to verify whether exhaust gas scrubbers comply with the new stricter limit…
JANUARY 30, 2015 — The Liberian Registry has entered into a partnership with U.S.-based consultancy EfficientShip Finance (ESF) to launch an environmental initiative designed to reduce global carbon emissions, enhance fleet efficiency and competitiveness, and…
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