EUROPE: EC to call on IMO to harmonise scrubber discharge rules
‘The sooner uniform and unambiguous regulatory measures are developed and adopted, the better the potential pollution will be controlled and the less significant the economic impacts will be both on industry and administrations – these measures are therefore considered urgent,’ says a European Commission working document.
GLOBAL: Wärtsilä to deliver world’s first hybrid retrofit for short-sea shipping vessel
The Finnish technology group has signed an agreement with Hagland Shipping AS for a hybrid retrofit installation.
GLOBAL: Wood Mackenzie: over 10% of bunkers to be scrubbed in 2020
The pace of investment in exhaust gas cleaning systems is rising and scrubbed marine fuel could account for as much as 25% of total bunker volumes by 2025, says the research and consultancy group.
EUROPE: The Fjords pushing back delivery of all-electric catamaran
The Fjords is postponing the delivery of its new all-electric catamaran, Legacy of The Fjords, to May 2020.
GLOBAL: StormGeo and DNV GL to consolidate fleet performance management solutions
The agreement will bring DNV GL’s ECO Insight and Navigator Insight solutions and StormGeo’s FleetDSS and ship reporting solutions under one banner.
AMERICAS: Owners of MV Marathassa acquitted of English Bay bunker spill
Alassia Ship Management has been cleared of all charges related to the bunker spill, which saw 2,700 litres of fuel oil flow into English Bay, Vancouver, in April 2015.