Environment

FEBRUARY 14, 2017 —The Coast Guard has initiated civil penalty proceedings against Hamburg headquartered Vega Reederei GmbH & Co. KG after investigators found that around Jan. 29, 2017, while moored in Tacoma, ballast water was…
FEBRUARY 8, 2017 — Evoqua Water Technologies reports that it SeaCure ballast water management system (BWMS) continues to build momentum in the marine market. The company has added Hong Kong based Hai Cheung to its…
FEBRUARY 3, 2017 —New Orleans based non-profit oil spill response cooperative Clean Gulf Associates, Inc. has added a new 95-ft rapid response vessel to its assets. The vessel, the J.L. O'Brien, is the fourth in…
JANUARY 30, 2017 — Four 3,300 TEU containerships being built for French shipping group CMA CGM will be fitted with Wärtsilä Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS). This is the third series of vessels for which…
JANUARY 27, 2017 — DNV GL and German shipowner Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt have signed a contract to carry out Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) certifications for the shipping company's managed fleet of more than…
JANUARY 19, 2017 — Work to support the smooth and effective implementation of the 0.5 percent global sulfur cap on marine fuel is a main focus for IMO's Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR),…
JANUARY 17, 2017 — The Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice has been tallying up its achievements in 2016. It notes that it "continued its robust program of prosecuting shipping…
JANUARY 16, 2016 — While U.S.legislation and the IMO Ballast Water Convention mean that shipowners will have to invest millions to fit ballast water treatment systems, this will not prevent the transfer of invasive aquatic…
JANUARY 12, 2017 —The Department of Justice reports that two Greek shipping companies — Oceanfleet Shipping Limited and Oceanic Illsabe Limited — were sentenced yesterday to pay corporate penalties totaling $2.7 million after being convicted…
JANUARY 9, 2017 — Shipowners worldwide have already voiced their concerns over the possible inclusion of shipping in the European Union's Emission Trading System (see earlier story). Now IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has joined the debate.…
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