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5 Apr 2017
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Green Shipping

Wreck removal treaty effective in September for Singapore

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Singapore has ratified the Wreck Removal Convention which will enter into force in the country on 8 September 2017, according to MPA Singapore. All Singapore-registered ships over 300 GT are required to carry on board a WRC State certificate, to attest that insurance or other financial security to cover liability for wrecks is in place.

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California gets ready for new biofouling regulations

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The California State Lands Commission sent a Final Letter to interested parties, informing that the new biofouling regulations become effective on 1st October 2017. These regulations adopt a new annual vessel reporting form and require development of a biofouling management plan and related recordkeeping. 

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Total acquires Maersk Oil for $7.45 billion

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French energy company Total informed that it has acquired 100% of the equity of Maersk Oil & Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Danish A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S, in a share and debt transaction. The transaction is expected to close in first quarter 2018 and has an effective date of 1st July 2017.

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More vessels are now connected to Oakland’s shore power grid

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The port of Oakland has extended its high-voltage cable system to boost access of vessels to shore power grid. Now the port offers a 200-foot cable-on-reel, bolstering efforts to curb diesel emissions from ships.  The Port said the breakthrough will accelerate the program that has helped cut emissions 76 percent in Oakland since 2009.

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Court fails to act in Freeport LNG case

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A federal court has rejected a challenge to the construction of a major liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Texas. Recently, the Court ruled that DOE conducted the necessary environmental and economic reviews before approving the project.

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