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Wärtsilä signs €170 million scrubber deal

The year 2020 is approaching along with the Sulphur Cap regulation of 0.5%, putting pressure on maritime agents to decrease emissions, and to utilise new innovations for environmentally sound vessels and services in the marine industry. A major European container shipping company has ordered Wärtsilä’s hybrid exhaust gas cleaning equipment and retrofit services to … Read More...

Chelsea Technologies wash water monitor installed on scrubber retrofit in China

Chelsea Technologies Group (CTG), which designs and manufactures sensors for the maritime sector, has announced that its Sea Sentry wash water monitoring system for ship exhaust gas cleaning systems has been installed in a Shandong Pure Ocean Technology scrubber, which has been retrofitted to Liberian-flagged bulk carrier BAO Glory, at the Weihai Xinhong shipyard in … Read More...

Maritime UK responds to UK Government’s Brexit White Paper

The Chairman of Maritime UK, David Dingle, has issued a statement responding to the UK Government’s Brexit White Paper. Mr Dingle said: “The maritime sector welcomes the clarity that is now emerging from the UK government. “Our greatest concern in leaving the EU has been disruption to the flow of trade at ports. This white paper, if realised, would preserve … Read More...

Boskalis Nederland aiming for 35% CO2 reduction with GoodFuels biofuel

Boskalis Nederland and biofuel supplier GoodFuels have announced a long-term partnership aimed at furthering Boskalis’ sustainable practices. Reducing CO2 emissions is one of Boskalis’ long-term objectives. A 35% reduction in the CO2 emitted by the fleet and equipment in the Netherlands will be an important step towards achieving this ambition. Since the very … Read More...

Environmental Awards 2018 honour HELMEPA

The Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association (HELMEPA) received an Honorary Award by the institution Environmental Awards 2018, organised for the fifth consecutive year by Boussias Communications “for advancing environmental awareness at all levels of the shipping community since 1982 and for the voluntary environmental program HELMEPA Junior since … Read More...

Much uncertainty surrounding Sulphur Cap

The uncertainty surrounding the impending introduction of the Sulphur Cap in 2020 was highlighted when North P&I held a briefing on ‘2020 Vision – Get Ready for the Sulphur Cap’in London yesterday (11th July). Colin Gillespie, Director (Loss Prevention) at North, told how many owners and charterers were watching and waiting and still had not made up their minds … Read More...

WesCom Signal and Rescue to showcase safety training at this year’s SMM

Global supplier of marine distress signals WesCom Signal and Rescue has announced it will be exhibiting at international maritime trade fair SMM in Hamburg this September. Located in the British Pavilion, this will be the first time the brand has exhibited under its new name, WesCom Signal and Rescue – which was announced in October 2017. For more than 100 … Read More...

Multraship continues to build on diverse fleet in ultra-competitive market

Towage and salvage specialist Multraship is continuing to build up its marine service provider capacity and rapid response capability with a number of new additions to its varied fleet of vessels. On Saturday (7th July), the 453gt fire-fighting tug Multratug 31 was christened at Terneuzen in the Netherlands. The 83-ton bollard-pull vessel was delivered in 2017, and … Read More...

North P&I Club and 24Vision sign partnership agreement

North P&I Club and 24Vision announced today (Tuesday) that they have entered into a partnership agreement, with effect from 1st July 2018, to provide P&I insurance to charterers and small ship operators. As part of 24Vision’s wider service proposition to their marine industry clients, the partnership agreement provides for North P&I Club to be the … Read More...

Transas to promote fleet efficiency for Wilson Ship Management

Transas, a Wärtsilä company, has signed a landmark contract to supply a Fleet Operations Solution (FOS) to Wilson, the Norway-based fleet operator. The FOS creates an infrastructure that includes onboard navigational and communication components to provide enhanced connectivity for business communications and crew services, and access to fleet data from shore-based … Read More...

Launch of new Occupational Health & Safety course

Seafarers can now undergo training on Occupational Health and Safety onboard their respective vessels using a new onboard course. SEA HEALTH & WELFARE and Seagull Maritime together have developed the new onboard course for members of the safety committee.  This course covers the basic international requirements laid down under the Maritime Labour Convention, … Read More...

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) implements electronic certificates for all its classed vessels

Classification society Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has started issuing electronic certificates for all its classed vessels. Recognising the importance of digitalisation, these e-Certificates are in accordance with International Maritime Organization (IMO) guidelines for the use of e-Certificates (FAL.5-Circ.39-Rev2) dated April 2016 and, are available on … Read More...

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