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Poland’s first LNG-fuelled RoPax vessels to utilise Wärtsilä solutions

The ships, currently constructed at Remontowa, will be operated by ferry companies Unity Line and Polferries and run entirely on bio-LNG by 2025.

Feb 16 2022

China: Hainan island to implement 0.1% sulphur limit ECA from January 1, 2022

In addition, vessels plying at Hainan are required to meet the International Maritime Organization Tier III standard for nitrogen oxide emission levels.

Dec 29 2021

Does the Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant sector’s array of labelling programmes mean anything?

Gealubes Consulting & Trading, the authorised marine business distributor of PANOLIN EALs at Singapore port, shares a two-part education series on Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants on Manifold Times.

Oct 28 2021

Lithuania enlists EMSA’s remotely piloted aircraft to monitor bunker fuel sulphur content

Services began on 23 March and will run for three months; RPAS will be used to calculate the sulphur content of bunker fuel being used by passing ships.

Apr 09 2021

Hapag Lloyd inks billion dollar order for six LNG dual fuel ultra large container vessels

Korean ship yard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering will build the six vessels and deliver them to Hapag-Lloyd between April and December 2023.

Dec 28 2020

EC to reconsider bunker fuel tax exemption and rallies deployment of alternative fuels

European Commission’s strategy paper ‘Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy’ outlines its plans for the decarbonisation of shipping including establishing more ECAs.

Dec 11 2020

Finland proposes new fines for sulphur emissions to complement current SECA system

Reforms to reduce sulphur emissions from ships, amongst other developments, will be drafted in a legislative proposal to be submitted to the Finnish parliament.

Nov 13 2020

France trials sniffer drone to tighten emissions control in the Pas-de-Calais SECA zone

Operations have started on 23 of September and a detected breach in the concentration limit will result in a ship inspection at the next port of call, said EMSA.

Sep 28 2020

KR: South Korea to enforce first phase of 0.10% sulphur Emission Control Area in Sept

From 1 September 2020, regulation applies to ships anchored or moored; but from 2022, ships will be required to use 0.1% ULSFO when navigating in the designated ECAs.

Aug 31 2020

Pilot run for automated IMO 2020 emissions monitoring commences in Finland

Sniffer Buoy capable of ensuring regional compliance through detection of air pollution particles from vessel’s exhaust fumes, while allocating results to the emitting ship.

Jun 05 2020

Geospock: Mapping maritime’s journey to zero-carbon with big data

‘Maritime has the opportunity to tackle sustainability by embracing data and developing a hub for maritime intelligence,’ says Maritime Business Development Manager.

Mar 05 2020

BIMCO: Air pollution agenda to continue after IMO 2020

Reduction of air pollutants will be addressed differently in the future as shipping industry continues decarbonisation.

Jan 13 2020

COP 21 ends with roadmap for adoption of possible Mediterranean ECA

Mediterranean ECA will be in line with MARPOL Annex VI, decided delegates at the Barcelona Convention.

Dec 08 2019

South Korea 0.1% sulphur ECA at five ports effective September 2020

Ports of Busan, Incheon, Yeosu-Gwangyang, Ulsan and Pyeongtaek-Dangjin to be affected by new regulation.

Oct 25 2019

MPA issues Guidelines for Preventing Pollution During Bunkering

Offenders liable to fine between $1,000 and $1 million, or imprisonment for term not exceeding two years, or both.

Jun 25 2019

REMPEC meeting mulls formation of Mediterranean ECA

Mediterranean Sea hosts important transit lane and transhipment activities for international shipping.

Jun 20 2019

Holland Shipyards to build hybrid ferry for city of Kiel

Yard has developed ‘significant insight’ for geographical-specific drivetrain setups through experience.

Jan 25 2019

North P&I: China’s Restrictions on Open Loop Scrubber Discharges

Prohibited areas for restriction are inland river ECAs, port areas within coastal ECAs, and Bohai Sea.

Jan 21 2019

Skuld: Part of China ECAs has banned scrubber wash water discharge

New MSA Notice (2018) 555 issued on 29 December 2018 says ban took effect from 1 January 2019.

Jan 21 2019

Med Sea ECA to reduce health costs by €14 billion, says report

‘Any delay let people suffer longer than necessary and that is not acceptable at all,’ says NABU.

Jan 21 2019

BIMCO: China has not yet placed a full ban on open-loop scrubbers

Banned areas for discharging wastewater from scrubbers only within certain areas, it clarifies.

Jan 09 2019

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