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  • Arctic ice

    Polar Ship certificates required for certain ships from October

    USCG informs that a final rule is effective from October 23, 2017 requiring certain U.S. and foreign-flag ships to carry on board a Polar Ship Certificate if they engage in international voyages in polar waters. It is expected this rule to ensure that U.S.-flagged ships that need this certificate will be able to obtain it in a timely manner. ...

  • Sewage management for passenger ships in the Baltic Sea

    The MEPC 69 has agreed that the first date of sewage management implementation in the Baltic Sea is 1 June 2019 for new passenger ships, DNV GL reminds. As of 1 September 2017, the MARPOL amendments define a “new passenger ship”, the one contracted on or after 1 June 2019 or delivery of which is on or after 1 June 2021. ...

  • finnlines

    Finnlines lengthens four vessels to reduce emissions

    Finnlines announced commencement of its Energy Efficiency and Emission Reduction Investment Programme, under which it will lengthen four of its “Breeze series” vessels. The close to 30% capacity increase is expected to reduce the fuel consumption, contributing to emissions reduction. ...

  • assets

    IMS Group purchases OceanSaver assets

    On September 20th, IMS group signed a purchase agreement with the OceanSaver Trustee to acquire all intellectual property, certificates and assets after OceanSaver’s bankruptcy filed on September 13th 2017. ...

  • biofuels

    Industry meets to discuss marine biofuels

    Organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, BHP and GoodFuels Marine, the inaugural biofuel roundtable, held in Singapore on September 21, drove discussions on the use of biofuels as a sustainable alternative fuel for the future of shipping. ...


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bunkering

Overfilling while bunkering causes oil spill

A discharge of high sulphur fuel oil was reported on September 4 into the Mississippi River, New Orleans, due to an overfilling of a fuel tank on the M/V Vita Horizon during bunkering operations. The vessel estimates there to be 10-20 barrels of product spilled.

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cruise

NABU finds cruise industry “still dirty”

Despite claims that newer vessels are clean and green, pollution from the cruise ship industry is still massive and little progress has been made towards emissions reduction, according to NABU's 2017 cruise ship rankings. The cruise industry responded to the study by claiming that these rankings disregard legally-proved technologies.

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ballast

Re-coupling the decoupled IOPP

The shipping industry is only three days apart from the Ballast Water Management Convention entering into force on 8 September. That being said, some Administrations have issued circulars to inform their position on recoupling the IOPP Certificate Renewal Survey.

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dnv

DNV GL: Gas to become world’s primary energy source by 2035

Oil and gas will be crucial components of the world’s energy future, according to DNV GL’s Energy Outlook. While renewable energy will grow its share of the energy mix, oil and gas will account for 44% of world energy supply in 2050, compared to 53% today. Gas will become the largest single source of energy from 2034.

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us

Drewry: Short-time impact for US tanker market after Harvey

The tanker market will register trade flow changes as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey striking the prime energy hub in the US, according to Drewry. However, Drewry expects no long-term material impact on the trade of crude oil and refined products, as the operations in Gulf of Mexico will resume in a week.

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carrier

New LNG carrier for Ichthys LNG project named

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha held a naming ceremony for the newly-built LNG carrier, currently the largest Moss-type LNG carrier, at Sakaide Shipyard of Kawasaki Heavy Industries. After delivery, the ship will be carrying LNG from the Ichthys LNG Project in Darwin, Australia to Taiwan.

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