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

container

March 8, 2019

Songa Container has decided to equip its entire fleet with exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers). (more…)
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scrubbers

March 8, 2019

Japan has decided it will support the use of open-loop scrubbers aboard ships and discourage other jurisdictions from banning the discharge of water from such...
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vlgc

March 7, 2019

With a cap on sulphur looming, VLGC shipowners are increasingly considering scrubbers as an attractive option to meet IMO’s low-sulphur regulation, according to shipping consultancy...
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ship emissions

March 6, 2019

The implications for carriers and BCOs of the IMO low-sulphur regulations that come into force in less than 10 months have dominated this week’s JOC...
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Maersk-Tankers-Maersk-Virtue

March 4, 2019

Maersk Tankers has decided to invest in four scrubber systems to be installed on selected LR2 vessels in the Maersk Product Tanker fleet before January...
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shipping

March 4, 2019

The new sulfur emission norms for marine fuels have pushed up the sale prices of secondhand tankers, particularly the Long Range II, which are in...
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ship-arctic

March 1, 2019

Russian gas producer Novatek wants to use nuclear icebreakers to keep the Northern Sea Route, a shipping path traversing the Arctic to Asia, open all...
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Scorpio-Tankers

February 18, 2019

Scorpio Tankers said it will continue to install scrubber systems on 75 of its tankers, despite recent bans for open-loop scrubber systems in major ports...
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Scorpio Tankers

February 14, 2019

Shipping company Scorpio Tankers expects 62 of its vessels to be fitted with emissions-cleaning scrubber systems in time for the International Maritime Organization’s lower marine...
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Swedish-Club-2

February 13, 2019

On 1 January 2020 vessel owners must have made the decision to install exhaust gas scrubbers or to burn low sulphur or alternative fuels. (more…)
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msc-ship

January 28, 2019

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, the second largest shipping company in the world, has received US$439 million in financing for 86 exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers)....
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The port of Fujairah

January 23, 2019

The port of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates has decided to ban the use of a type of ship exhaust cleaner, becoming the latest...
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Shipping-emissions

January 22, 2019

Air pollution from cars and factories has been regulated in much of the world since the 1970s. When it comes to the smoke-belching ships that...
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ship emissions

January 10, 2019

In fewer than 12 months’ time, thousands of merchant ships are going to start burning fuel containing higher concentrations of sulfur. That’s a quirky outcome...
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FILE PHOTO: A handout aerial photo made available by the Dutch Coastguard on January 3, 2019 shows the container ship MSC ZOE. Dutch Coastguard/Handout via REUTERS

January 10, 2019

Clean-up efforts after a container ship spill off the Dutch coast are being hampered by rough weather although progress is being made, the Swiss based...
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