Environment
JULY 30, 2014 — Hyde Marine, Inc. has launched an agreement with Goltens Green Technologies division to help shipowners determine how to best retrofit the Hyde Guardian Gold Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) into existing…
JULY 29, 2014 — American Gold Seafoods faces a $112,500 penalty for an oil spill caused by the accidental sinking of its vessel, the Clam Digger, in July 2013 near Anacortes. The Washington Department of…
JULY 29, 2014—Slowing down pays off. Thome Ship Management, part of the Thome Group, learned that when it was recently awarded a Green Environmental Achievement Award by the Port of Long Beach, California, for its…
JULY 21, 2014 — Shipowners are fearful that enforcement will be spotty when the 0.1% limit on sulfur in fuel takes effect in Emission Control Areas (ECAs) in January 2015. Last week, Maersk Line noted…
JULY 17, 2014 — Maersk Line says that ECA regulations coming into force in 2015 will cost it around $250 million a year in additional fuel costs. The container shipping giant will pass this on…
JULY 15, 2014—Another milestone was marked in the construction of the world’s first LNG-powered containerships with the delivery of the world’s first dual-fuel slow-speed engine to General Dynamics’ NASSCO’s shipyard in San Diego, CA. Korea’s…
JULY 11, 2014 — A Coast Guard Sector Boston pollution response crew has been responding to an oil spill from the USNS Fisher, drydocked at the Boston Ship Repair facility. The spill, estimated at approximately…
JULY 8, 2014 — To better understand the consequences of an accidental liquefied natural gas (LNG) release, DNV GL has been asked by industry to initiate a Joint Industry Project (JIP).  It will be run…
JULY 4, 2014—Sustainability is a core focus of Maersk Line, particularly when it comes to operating its new Triple-E class of 18,000 TEU containerships. At 400 meters long, 59 meters wide and 73 meters high,…
JUNE 13, 2014 — A new semi-submersible accommodation and construction vessel (floatel) being built for Floatel International AB, the Swedish offshore floatel owner and operator, will feature two Wärtsilä Aquarius UV ballast water management systems…
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