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ECA bunker surcharge clause introduced

(Dec 19 2014)

To minimise the risk of bunker volatility for its members, due to the forthcoming ECA sulphur cap and to take account of increasingly onerous regulations on emissions, INTERTANKO has produced a bunker surcharge clause.



Skuld outlines ECA issues

(Dec 19 2014)

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an update to its guidance on upcoming ECA fuel sulphur content compliance.



Carbofin guilty of pollution

(Dec 19 2014)

Genoa-based Carbofin has pleaded guilty to three counts of violating the US Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships related to the deliberate concealment of vessel pollution from a gas carrier.



Markets---Winners and losers

(Dec 19 2014)

Following several years of weak returns, earnings across the tanker industry have improved this year.



Markets - Floating storage to return?

(Dec 19 2014)

With crude oil importers stockpiling cheap oil, thus driving the tanker market, some commentators are forecasting a return to floating storage.



ICS happier with IMO ballast water position

(Dec 19 2014)

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has modified its stance towards the ratification of the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention.



Optimarin looks to Goltens for BWTS retrofits

(Dec 19 2014)

Ballast water systems OEM Optimarin has signed a non-exclusive worldwide agreement with Goltens to retrofit Optimarin’s Ballast System (OBS).



Bajpaee to step down

(Dec 19 2014)

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) CEO Rajaish Bajpaee is to hand over his responsibilities to his current deputy, Capt Norbert Aschmann, at the end of this month, following more than 27 years of service with the group.



Videotel addresses emissions controls

(Dec 19 2014)

KVH subsidiary Videotel has produced two new programmes designed to help shipowners meet progressively tighter fuel and emission controls, including the 1st January 2015 low sulphur limits.



Congress support for Jones Act

(Dec 19 2014)

US Congress has sent out a strong message in support of the Jones Act and the American domestic maritime industry, despite growing opposition.



ClassNK tonnage growth

(Dec 19 2014)

ClassNK’s entered tonnage passed the 230 mill gt mark for the first time at the end of November.



Wärtsilä splashes out on major acquisition

(Dec 19 2014)

Wärtsilä Corp is to acquire L-3 Marine Systems International (L-3 MSI) from NYSE-listed L-3 Communications Holdings.



First ShipArrestor for Norwegian coast

(Dec 19 2014)

Following a full trial in New Zealand, the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) has accepted the first of two ShipArrestor systems from Oslo-based Miko Marine.



Refrigerant regulations could increase opex

(Dec 19 2014)

Shipowners with EU-flagged vessels need to ensure that their on board refrigeration units are leak-tight, warned Wilhelmsen Ship Services (WSS).



Experienced commercial personnel can save money

(Dec 19 2014)

An experienced shoreside operations team can make, or break a voyage, claimed Vega Ships management (VSM) managing director Capt Ranjan Mookherjee.




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