Environment

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…
DECEMBER 15, 2016 —The Danish Shipowners' Association reports that the European Parliament's Environment Committee has decided to call for the inclusion of maritime transport in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). The vote went against…
DECEMBER 15, 2016— Slow steaming and low sulfur fuels have had a real impact on two-stroke engine operations. Denmark’s Maersk Fluid Technology (MFT) produces the SEA-Mate Blending-on-Board lubrication system that helps ship operators cut fuel consumption by…
DECEMBER 14, 2016 — A new EU regulation that entered into force in July 2015 will, from January 1, 2018, require large ships using EU ports to report their verified annual emissions of Carbon Dioxide…
DECEMBER 13, 2016 — Wärtsilä has signed a manufacturing license agreement with Jiujiang Precision Measuring Technology Research Institute, a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), based in Jiujiang, China. The two-way agreement provides CSSC with…
DECEMBER 2, 2016 — The U.S. Coast Guard today issued the first U.S. type-approval certificate for a ballast water management system. The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the certificate to Optimarin after its application…
DECEMBER 1, 2016 — Derecktor Shipyards of Mamaroneck, NY, is to build its third hybrid vessel: a catamaran organic food transportation platform. It has teamed with Harbor Harvest of East Norwalk, CT, a food market…
DECEMBER 1, 2016 —The Department of Justice reports that Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. has agreed to plead guilty to seven felony charges stemming from its deliberate pollution of the seas and intentional acts to cover…
NOVEMBER 22, 2016 — A senior engineering officer employed by Italian shipping company D'Amico was yesterday sentenced today to eight months in prison for deliberately concealing a vessel’s discharge of oily waste into the sea.…
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