Environment

APRIL 13, 2016 — The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has made a number of submissions to IMO's Marine Environment Committee (MEPC) ahead of its next meeting, which will be held in London April 18-22.…
APRIL 12, 2016 — ABS hosts ballast water forum to share critical lessons learned (Extended Coverage from Marine Log's April 2016 issue) By William Burroughs, Senior Principal Engineer, ABS
APRIL 4, 2016 — French ballast water treatment system (BWTS) manufacturer Bio-UV is to demonstrate that its UV based system can meet the CMFDA ("they're dead") testing requirement of the U.S. Coast Guard as well…
MARCH 17, 2016 — Following the United States Coast Guard (USCG) decision not to accept the most probable number (MPN) method in assessing ballast water treatment systems (BWTS), tests of Alfa Laval PureBallast are underway…
MARCH 15, 2015 —Norwegian ballast water treatment system (BWTS) specialist Optimarin says it has secured a contract with the potential to be its biggest ever. A fleet agreement signed with U.K. shipowner and management company…
MARCH 9, 2016 — In MARPOL Special Areas such as the Baltic Sea, ships will soon be required to remove nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorous before returning water to the sea. To met these requirements,…
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…
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