Tanker cross Russian Arctic route without icebreaker assistance

(May 28 2020)

The sea ice along the Russian Arctic coast is quickly vanishing as temperatures in the region have been reaching record highs. By late May, a carrier had set out on the icy route without icebreaker escort.

Shipowners’ experiences of scrubbers

(May 28 2020)

A London meeting of the Clean Shipping Alliance included a shipowners panel, where representatives of Spliethoff, Grimaldi and Genco Shipping shared their experiences with scrubbers.

Norwegian shipping climate neutral by 2050

(May 21 2020)

Shipping accounts for 2.2% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Norwegian shipowners are now taking a leading role in the fight against climate change.

LNG as marine fuel - the first step towards deep-sea shipping GHG reduction

(Apr 02 2020)

The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) has released a video explaining why Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) is currently the only viable solution available that can cut emissions from deep-sea shipping as newer, cleaner options are developed.

Risk of environmental disaster as Safer tanker decays in Yemen

(Apr 02 2020)

Six Arab countries have filed a request to the UN to access the Safer oil tanker — filled with 138 million litres of Yemeni oil — to prevent an environmental disaster of drastic proportions.

Singaporean shipping company fined $1.65m for concealing illegal discharges of oily water

(Mar 26 2020)

Unix Line PTE Ltd., a Singapore-based shipping company, was sentenced Mar. 20 in federal court before U.S. District Court Judge Jon S. Tigar in Oakland, California, after previously pleading guilty to a violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from ...

The first potentially invasive species to reach the Antarctica on drifting marine algae

(Feb 06 2020)

Passengers into the cold “Plankton larvae can be transported by ballast water and survive during months.”

Alfa Laval commits to achieving zero-emission vessels as a member of the Getting to Zero Coalition

(Jan 30 2020)

Alfa Laval has joined the Getting to Zero Coalition, a coordinated effort to fight climate change by introducing zero-emission vessels by the year 2030.

Industry leaders join forces on ammonia-fuelled tanker project

(Jan 16 2020)

MISC, Samsung Heavy Industries, Lloyd’s Register and MAN Energy Solutions to work collaboratively on addressing shipping’s decarbonisation challenge.

Sustainable goals should be identified

(Sep 02 2014)

Having sustainable goals are the key to reducing emissions in the shipping industry, a leading shipmanagement concern stressed.*

Freezing injunctions and pollution claims

(Sep 02 2014)

The Commercial Court has granted insurance and P&I service provider Gard a freezing order over the assets of the 1971 International Oil Pollution Compensation (IOPC) Fund.*

Increased Arctic transits worry insurers

(Aug 22 2014)

The insurance industry has issued a warning about the perceived inadequacies of ships sailing in Arctic waters, especially those involved in the oil and gas sectors.

Carbon credits for hull efficiency

(May 01 2014)

AkzoNobel’s International marine coatings business and The Gold Standard Foundation recently unveiled a new marine-based methodology to reward improved vessels’ fuel efficiency.

‘Eco’ thinking comes to the fore

(Apr 01 2014)

Univan Ship Management has outlined what the company calls ‘Eco Thinking’ in its latest newsletter by offering advice on a number of areas where energy conservation can be achieved.

Exxon Valdez - 25 years on

(Mar 31 2014)

Last week marked the 25th anniversary of the ‘Exxon Valdez’ grounding.

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