Volvo Penta IPS installations mark a milestone, for customers and for the environment

Volvo Penta says that its Inboard Performance System (IPS) is an example of a technology that takes a significant step forward in increasing efficiency and reducing emissions, while also continuing to improve

Top charterers agree to disclose shipping climate footprints

Adding to the pressures on ship operators to reduce GHG emissions from their fleets, a group of some of the world’s most significant charterers of vessels have signed a commitment to assess

Bud Darr, EVP Maritime Policy and Government Affairs, MSC Group: “MSC welcomes partnerships like this with Shell that are designed to facilitate cross-sector information sharing and prove how collaboration is key in defining the best pathway to a net-zero future.”

MSC sees hydrogen and biofuels in future fuel mix

Container shipping giant MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) is looking at hydrogen and fuels derived from it as a possible fuel source for the future. Meantime, it is increasingly pioneering the use of

Trafigura proposes IMO-administered carbon levy on fuels

One of the world’s largest ship charterers, responsible for more than 4,000 voyages a year, is proposing that the International Maritime Organization introduce a carbon levy of between $250 and $300 per

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.

More vessel types will have to meet California at-berth emission regs

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved a new regulation designed to further reduce pollution from ocean-going vessels while docked at California’s busiest ports. Among other things, it adds auto carriers

Scandlines builds up rotor sail operating experience

Since the end of May the Scandlines hybrid ferry M/V Copenhagen has been operating on the Rostock-Gedser route between Germany and Denmark with its propulsion assisted by a 30 meter tall Norsepower

New sulfur sniffing “nose in the sky” patrols Danish waters

Demonstrating that authorities are taking enforcement of IMO 2020 seriously, a new sulfur sniffing drone has started checking the emissions from ships operating in Danish waters. Provided by the European Maritime Safety

Latest ABS advisory details NOx Tier III best practices

The just-published ABS Advisory on NOx Tier III Compliance provides best practice for IMO Tier III compliance for both newbuild vessels and retrofitted ships. The advisory includes an overview of available technologies,

KNOT shuttles will feature Wärtsilä VOC recovery and LNG fuel technology

Wärtsilä is to provide its Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Recovery System, together with an LNG Fuel Gas Supply System, for two new 124,000 DWT shuttle tankers. The ships have been ordered by