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  • New law bolsters US efforts to make ocean-going ships cleaner

    With the president's July 21 signature of the Maritime Pollution Protection Act of 2008, US agencies are setting course to implement a key international agreement to reduce air pollution from large ships. This key step clears the way for US ratification of the international treaty regulating emissions – known as MARPOL Annex VI -- from large diesel-powered, ocean-going vessels. Under MARPOL ...

  • Clean Globe International, Member of the Lamor Group, Founds Oil Spill Response Centers in Oman

    Clean Globe International (CGI), member of the Finnish Lamor Group, has signed a significant contract with the state of Oman for  improving the oil spill response preparedness and environmental protection for the sea areas in Oman.  Along with the contract, CGI established a subsidiary in Oman - Clean Globe Gulf (CGG).  To begin with, CGG operates two oil spill response centers and ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

  • EPA, Coast Guard announce agreement to enforce air pollution requirements for vessels operating in U.S. waters

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) today announced an agreement to jointly enforce U.S. and international air pollution requirements for vessels operating in U.S. waters. The requirements establish limits on nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions and require the use of fuel with lower sulfur content, protecting people’s health and the environment by ...

  • Latvian Naval SWATH Boats to stay with GL in class

    The Latvian Navy’s new SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) patrol boats will be kept under Germanischer Lloyd (GL) class. GL surveyors will conduct periodic examinations throughout the life cycle of the vessels to verify that the vessels continue to be fit for purpose, technically reliable and seaworthy. Five vessels are currently planned with one, the Skrunda, already delivered. This ...


  • IMO succumbs to pressure to delay ship NOx regulations

    The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) today abandoned the fixed start date for new NOx emissions control areas (NECAs), which require an 80% cut in NOx from new ships sailing in specially designated zones. Instead, the IMO will replace the 2016 application date with flexible provisions for any NECAs established after that date. Transport & Environment (T&E) deplores this ...

  • Mandatory energy efficiency measures for international shipping adopted

    Mandatory measures to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from international shipping have been adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). This is the first ever mandatory global greenhouse gas reduction regime for an international industry sector. The IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee last week voted to make the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) mandatory, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • A final farewell to oil tankers with single hulls

    It took 25 years following the devastating 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Construction begins for Wärtsilä´s joint venture company´s new production facilities in China

    /www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Construction begins for Wärtsilä's joint venture company's new production facilities in China Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 28 May 2013 at 1 pm EET Wärtsilä Yuchai Engine Co., Ltd, the joint venture owned 50/50 by Wärtsilä and Yuchai Marine Power Co. Ltd., today began construction of its new production facilities with a ...


  • Marine pollution - cleaning up the seas

    Greenhouse gas emissions from marine vessels have received special attention of late, but as the maritime shipping industry continues to grow, other forms of pollution from ships are creating problems that require urgent attention. In the past 15 years, seaborne trade has increased by 50% and continued high rates of growth are expected. The rise in trade between the North America and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Wärtsilä launches a new more powerful version of its Wärtsilä 34DF engine

    /www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Wärtsilä launches a new more powerful version of its Wärtsilä 34DF engine Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 5 June 2013 at 11.30 am EET Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading solutions and services provider, has further developed its dual fuel technology and introduced a more powerful version of its popular ...


  • Wärtsilä AQUARIUS EC Ballast Water Management System receives Final Approval status

    /www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Wärtsilä AQUARIUS EC Ballast Water Management System receives Final Approval status Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 16 May 2013 at 10.30 am EET Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading solutions and services provider, has received the Final Approval status from the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Marine Environment ...


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