Environment

This page features all the latest news on how shipping impacts on the environment, focusing on developments in the effort to reduce emissions from the shipping sector and oil pollution.

Environment

ophelia

October 15, 2017

The system is moving northeast at 25 miles per hour with top winds of 115 mph, according to the NHC. (more…)
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MAN-Diesel-Turbo

October 10, 2017

MAN Diesel & Turbo has pledged a EUR 2 million (USD 2.35 million) discount to shipowners for ten retrofits to liquified natural gas from existing...
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storm nate

October 9, 2017

Tropical Storm Nate rapidly weakened as it moved over Alabama on Sunday, although the fast-moving former hurricane rattled the doors of Biloxi’s casinos and left...
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storm nate

October 6, 2017

Oil and natural gas operators began evacuating staff and halting production at U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms on Thursday ahead of Tropical Storm Nate, the...
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shipscomply2025targets

October 3, 2017

The vast majority of new ships carrying consumer goods already exceed International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) post-2025 energy efficiency requirement. (more…)
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low_sulphur_regulations_cargo_ship

October 2, 2017

As the shipping industry continues to assess the likely impact of the International Maritime Organization’s new 0.5% sulfur cap in 2020, the conversation has started...
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Puerto Rico relief

October 1, 2017

Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory of 3.4 million people, struggled through a tenth day with virtually no electricity, patchy communications and shortages of fuel, clean...
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carnival-cruise-line

September 29, 2017

Carnival Corp’s chief executive said on Thursday that the cruise company expected Puerto Rico and the Caribbean to rebound by winter after hurricanes that wrecked...
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BP_oil_tanker

September 29, 2017

There is no need to delay the proposed implementation of new marine sulfur emission norms beyond 2020, as the refining industry has the ability to...
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agia zoni

September 24, 2017

A ship resumed the process of pumping out the residual fuel from the sunken oil tanker Agia Zoni II off Salamina over the weekend amid...
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Clarksons

September 24, 2017

Historically, the fuel of choice for the vast majority of large cargo ships has been heavy fuel oil. But in 2020, sulphur oxide emissions will...
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greece

September 22, 2017

The Greek government is promising urgent inspections of small coastal tankers, 11 days after an oil spill from a shipwreck left beaches on Athens’s coastline...
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platts

September 22, 2017

Speaking at the Platts European Refining Summit in Brussels Thursday, European refiners were cautiously optimistic on their ability to provide compliant 0.5% sulfur marine fuels...
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hurricane maria

September 20, 2017

Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength storm to rage over the Caribbean this month, killed at least one person in Guadeloupe and barreled toward the Virgin...
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Shipping-emissions

September 17, 2017

International shipowner organizations ICS, BIMCO, Intertanko and Intercargo, have jointly submitted to IMO a new paper to further elaborate their views on the initial strategy...
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