EUROPE: Norled clinches deal to build ‘world’s first’ hydrogen ferry
The contract awarded by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration covers the construction and operation of a hydrogen-electric ferry, where 50% of the energy requirement will be supplied by hydrogen.
ASIA PACIFIC: OCM expands Singapore hub, eyes further growth
‘Singapore will be the hub of our Asian operation,’ says OceanConnect Marine’s Global Managing Director S.I. Shim, ‘and we intend to expand aggressively with additional talented people.’
EUROPE: Sweden steps up bunker sampling
A total of 52 fuel samples were carried out during 2018 – 17 more than in 2017.
GLOBAL: VPS launches new service in preparation for IMO 2020
Veritas Petroleum Services has announced a new ‘Additional Protection Service’, in light of 2018’s increased fuel quality cases and the issues that are likely to emerge from the International Maritime Organization’s 2020 regulations.
ASIA PACIFIC: Vietnam oil spill response circular
Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has reportedly issued a new circular on regulations for marine oil spill cleanup and recovery efforts.
GLOBAL: The London P&I Club issues alert on Turkish pollution fines
The level of pollution fines in Turkey has been amended with effect from December 2018 with increases in the fines from between three to 14 times previous levels.