ITOPF’s annual statistics show a promising start to the new decade

(Jan 14 2021)

ITOPF’s annual statistics of oil spills from tankers show that there were only 3 incidents where more than 7 tonnes of oil were spilt in 2020.



Signal launches CO2 emissions tool

(Dec 22 2020)

Tanker and dry bulk market participants are now able to assess the CO2 impact when chartering ships optimally positioned for their cargo, thanks to a new update on the Signal Ocean platform.



Feds shelve plans to dredge San Francisco Bay for oil tankers

(Dec 03 2020)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has abandoned plans to dredge a 13-mile stretch of the San Francisco Bay to make it easier for oil tankers to access refineries in the area.



Stena Bulk’s wind + solar tanker

(Nov 26 2020)

Stena Bulk has designed a product and chemical tanker using wind and solar power, “IMOFlexMAX”.



Endesa invests up to 34.5million in the largest LNG supply centre for gas-propelled vessels in Spain

(Nov 26 2020)

• With the enactment of new environmental regulations on maritime transport, Endesa is launching a project with an initial investment of 15.6 million euros by 2022, to adapt its port terminal in Los Barrios, in Algeciras for bunkering, to supply liqu...



Major ecological disaster averted off Nicobar

(Nov 26 2020)

The relevant Coast Guard carried out a timely air-sea coordinated operation on Sunday to tow away an oil tanker drifting dangerously close to the eco-sensitive Kachall in the pristine Nicobar chain of islands in the Bay of Bengal.



IMO Environment Committee approves amendments to cut ship emissions

(Nov 26 2020)

Draft amendments to the MARPOL convention would require ships to combine a technical and an operational approach to reduce their carbon intensity.



Shipping industry’s CO2 footprint projected to grow despite efficiency gains

(Nov 19 2020)

An ageing fleet of ships and historically low levels of newbuild activity present significant challenges to the International Maritime Organization's goal of reducing overall CO2 emissions from the shipping industry.



Yemeni officials repeat warnings over Safer oil tanker

(Nov 19 2020)

Senior Yemeni officials warned, Iran-backed Houthi’s use of naval mines and bomb boats, and the group’s resistance to maintaining the Safer tanker are serious threatens to international maritime traffic and ecological life in the Red Sea.



Yemen warns of leaks from oil tanker seized by Houthis

(Nov 05 2020)

The Yemeni government has warned of possible leaks or even explosions from the oil tanker abandoned off the port of Hudaydah which has been seized by Houthi militias, Anadolu has reported.



UN renews appeal for avoiding catastrophic Yemen tanker spill

(Oct 08 2020)

The UN is trying to avoid an environmental catastrophe off Yemen, renewing an appeal for greenlighting emergency inspection and repairs on the derelict tanker Safer.



Sri Lanka claims costs incurred on dousing oil tanker fire

(Sep 17 2020)

Sri Lanka on Wednesday asked for a claim of USD 1.8 million from the Greek owners of the oil tanker, which caught fire off the country's eastern waters.



Activists from Greenpeace Nordic arrested after blocking oil tanker in Sweden

(Sep 17 2020)

Six activists from Greenpeace Nordic climbed the cranes in the oil harbour at Preem’s oil refinery in Brofjorden, Lysekil, on Sweden’s west coast.



The Nautical Institute Foundation – a new charity to support global maritime safety and education

(Sep 03 2020)

The Nautical Institute (NI) is proud to announce the formal launch of The Nautical Institute Foundation, a new charitable initiative that will allow the NI to extend the scope and reach of its current activities.



Houthis to blame if ‘leaking’ FSO Safer tanker sinks, says government

(Sep 03 2020)

Officials blame Houthi rebels for failing to maintain the tanker and blocking UN engineers.




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