Sniffer drone deployed over Strait of Dover

To tighten control of ship emissions, France’s Ministry of the Sea is deploying a sniffer drone in the Pas-de-Calais region, bordering the Strait of Dover, the world’s busiest area for ship movements.

DNV GL: Fuel choice the essential decision in shipping decarbonization

The just-released fourth edition of DNV GL’s Maritime Forecast to 2050 identifies fuel choice as the essential decision facing shipping as it charts a path to decarbonization. And while there are many

VIDEO: IMO Secretary-General calls for sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet

In a World Maritime Day message today, International Maritime Organization Secretary-General Kitack Lim said that IMO’s theme for 2020, “Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet,” couldn’t be more relevant now and for

Shoreside power banks for electric vessels could use recycled batteries

Sweden’s Stena Group, whose operations include Stena Rederi and Stena Line, is taking the next step in shipping electrification: the development of a new type of shoreside energy storage, similar to very

Dredge completes 2,000 hours operation on biofuel

Jan De Nul Group’s trailing suction hopper dredge Alexander von Humboldt recently completed 2,000 hours operation on 100% renewable, second-generation biofuel oil (BFO). The Alexander von Humboldt is a twin-screw vessel, with

MOL pays $253,300 to settle CARB at-berth violations

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has paid $253,300 in penalties to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for violating the Ocean-Going Vessel At-Berth Regulation. The rule requires container, passenger and refrigerated cargo ships

Total and MOL name world’s largest LNG bunkering vessel in Rotterdam ceremony

The world’s largest LNG bunker vessel has been officially named at a ceremony held today in Rotterdam. The 18,600-cubic-meter GTT Mark III Flex membrane vessel has been named Gas Agility and is

INTERTANKO: EU Parliament ETS move could undermine global GHG solution

Not too surprisingly, tanker owners’ association INTERTANKO is less than happy with the European Parliament’s vote to include shipping in the EU Emissions Trading System (see earlier story). “INTERTANKO members noted with

European Parliament votes to include shipping in Emissions Trading System

The European Parliament has voted to include CO2 emissions from the shipping sector in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). The Parliament also wants to see an Ocean Fund set up to

USCG approves oneTank ballast water management system

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center has issued the 35th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Glosten spin-off oneTank, LLC after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s