Environment
Jeffrey Lantz, director of the Coast Guard's Office of Commercial Regulations and Standards, says that a just-released final rule on ballast water discharge will protect the marine environment and is consistent with the IMO discharge…
Carnival Corporation's AIDA Cruises subsidiary has released more details about the two 3,250 passenger cruise ships that it has on order at the Nagasaki Shipyard of Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) for delivery in 2015…
In an Oslo Stock Exchange announcement today, Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding ASA said before tax profits would take a $15 million hit as a result of a decision by its subsidiary Wilhelmsen Technical Solution AS to…
The news that an ME-GI principle LNG-fired engine will be demonstrated next year by MOL and Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co. (see earlier story) is one of several indications of growing interest in the technology.The…
U.S.-flag containership operator Horizon Lines, Inc., (OTCQB: HRZL) has issued an update on its efforts to mitigate environmental impact from shipping operations and intermodal transport."Ensuring sustained environmental protection has always been a mission at Horizon…
Wärtsilä has launched a new medium voltage power drive. The product will enable the delivery of electro and automation systems for large, electric propulsion vessels, such as drilling rigs and tankers, large passenger and cruise…
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) is to temporarily convert the Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co.(MES) slow speed diesel of one of its newbuildings into a ME-GI (electronically-controlled gas injection) engine. The engine has been designed,…
APL has signed an agreement to fit the main engine of one of its 10,000 TEU containerships with a fuel savings system that uses cavitation to create a highly stable heavy fuel and water emulsion.…
With the Deepwater Horizon civil trial set to start on March 5, BP announced it had reached a $7.8 billion settlement with the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC), subject to final written agreement, to resolve the…
The Marine Spill Response Corporation reports that it has completed its Gulf of Mexico expansion program known as Deep Blue. The new response capabilities created under this program are now ready to respond to an…
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