Wärtsilä 20 diesel now packs more power

DECEMBER 4, 2016 — Wärtsilä is launching an upgraded, more powerful version of its well established  diesel engine. Cylinder output is upped from 185 kW to 220kW, increasing the engine’s power density

MST charged with Oil Record Book violations

AUGUST 23, 2017 — A federal grand jury in Portland, Maine, returned a nine-count indictment yesterday charging the manager and owner of a 2016-built Liberian flagged bulker with offenses related to the vessel’s Oil

GE Power and Fincantieri to develop new emission control solution

JULY 4, 2017 — GE Power (NYSE: GE) and Fincantieri have reached an agreement to co-develop a new emission control solution to reduce pollution in the marine industry. To be called Shipboard

New DOJ policy could affect MARPOL plea deal payments

JULY 13, 2017 — Law firm Winston & Strawn says that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued a new policy that may curtail the long-standing practice of requiring vessel owners and

SENER designs shipyard MARPOL waste barges

NOVEMBER 8, 2016 — Spain’s SENER engineering and technology group is to carry out the basic and detail engineering for two double-hulled vessels being built to collect liquid oily waste and solid

Decision on sulfur cap limit looms at IMO MEPC

OCTOBER 24, 2016—There will be a number of important environmental issues on the agenda at the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC 70) this week at the London headquarters of the International Maritime

New Year brings new IMO requirements

DECEMBER 29, 2015 — As usual, New Year’s Day will see that a slew of amendments to IMO treaties enter into force . Those taking effect on January 1, 2016 include new

Time running out for many product tankers to carry biofuels

JULY 16, 2015 — Mike Coomber, Managing Director of Redhill, U.K., headquartered Rivertrace Engineering warns that new regulations on the carriage of biofuels could limit the trading flexibility of product tankers from

Shipowners who violate ECA rules face stiff penalties

JANUARY 19, 2015 — Shipowners who violate the new fuel sulfur requirements in the North American ECA (Emissions Control Area) will face stiff civil penalties. On January 16, 2015, EPA released a

Scrubbers mean likely changes to bunker delivery notes

OCTOBER 22, 2014 — Here’s another example of how changes to regulations mean changes in the reams of paperwork confronting the marine industry. The text of the supplier’s declaration required on the