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MSC Approves SOLAS Amendments

SOLAS amendments to make IGF Code mandatory approved by Maritime Safety Committee   The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC),

WRRDA: Clearing the Channel for P3 Projects

A Creative Combination for Financing Inland Waterways Infrastructure Earlier this year, the U.S. maritime industry in general, and the inland waterways industry in particular,

Cold Weather Boosts Spot, Near Curve Prices

Colder weather in the region pushed central European day ahead prices higher on Wednesday, offsetting a rise in renewables, traders said. Czech electricity for

Stena Bulk Joins World Ocean Council

Stena Bulk reports it is the first Swedish shipping company to join the World Ocean Council (WOC), a global organization that converges a diverse range of maritime

EU: Ships Will Measure CO2 Emissions

Shippers to begin monitoring from 2018; Environmental groups say law is weak, shippers favorable. The shipping sector will for the first time have to monitor

EPA Pressured to Tighten Ozone Standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing more stringent air quality standards for ground-level ozone, the main culprit in smog, the agency's chief said on Wednesday.

What’s All the Noise at IMO?

Shipping may think they hear the sound of new regulations as they are slammed onto their desks.  What is all the noise concerning noise at IMO?  This may very well be the question from ship owners,

Will Congress Pass Any Maritime Legislation in 2014?

Following its usual summer break over August 2014, Congress came back from its five-week summer recess and spent a whopping eight days or so back in session before recessing once again,

ICS Addresses OECD Shipbuilding Working Party

The OECD should be cautious about becoming involved in the question of what constitutes an ‘eco-ship’, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) said to governments

Is Glycerine the Next Marine Fuel?

Following a year described as “intense activity,” the Glycerine Fuel for Marine Sustainability project (GLEAMS) concluded that Glycerine is a viable, exceptionally clean alternative marine fuel.

Total developing advanced biofuel sugars from plant waste

Total SA is exploring ways to convert sugars from plant waste that could be used to fuel aircraft while cutting greenhouse gases, the French oil major said on Tuesday.

Preparing for Low Sulphur Operation

Stricter limitations on sulphur emissions (SOx) will pose many challenges to ships operating in Emission Control Areas (ECAs). If not handled with care, switching

56 Countries Seek Carbon Capture Incentives

Fiscal incentives for carbon capture should be part of the global climate change agreement that replaces the Kyoto Protocol, 56 countries belonging to the U.N.

Getting Real on LNG Fuel

Plentiful supply, low prices and strict regulations on air pollution are fuelling a swift move towards using LNG as fuel for ship propulsion in the USA and Canada.

Stirling Group Altor Open Doors for O&G Skills Week

An Aberdeen HSE and risk management firm opened its doors to give people a glimpse of how varied a career in oil and gas can be. Stirling Group Altor took part

Altus Logistics Installs Solar Panels System at its Warehouse

  Altus Logistics, a subsidiary company of Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO), has successfully installed its first-ever solar panel system at its warehouse in Loyang, Singapore.

Foster Wheeler Wins US Contract for HRSGs

  Amec Foster Wheeler today announces that BHI Co., Ltd., a licensee of its Global Power Group, has been awarded a contract by a prominent US power producer to

Danish Maritime Authority’s Lighthouses are Mercury-free

  In cooperation with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the Danish Maritime Authority has developed new bearing systems without mercury for a number of lighthouses.

Overwhelming Support for ‘Hit the HMT Target!’

Today, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) applauded a “Dear Colleague” letter to the leadership of the Senate Committee on Appropriations that was signed by 22 senators,

Thickness of Antarctic Sea Ice Surpass Expectations

  Antarctica's ice paradox has yet another puzzling layer. Not only is the amount of sea ice increasing each year, but an underwater robot now shows the ice is

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