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Cavotec, ABB Partner on Shore-to-ship Power

Cavotec and ABB have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly offer complete shore-to-ship power solutions globally. Such solutions allow vessels to plug

EU Adopts New Arctic Policy

 The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission have adopted a policy proposal that will guide the actions of the European Union in the Arctic region.

Langh Tech Scrubbers for Norwegian Cruise Line Newbuilds

Finnish manufacturer and supplier of scrubber solutions Langh Tech will deliver scrubber systems to two new cruise vessels on order at Meyer Werft in Papenburg for (NCL).

239 End-of-life Ships Sold for Breaking in 1Q

According to the NGO Shipbreaking Platform 239 end-of-life ships were sold for breaking in the first quarter of 2016. Seventy-nine per cent of end-of-life ships ended up on South Asian beaches,

GAC EnvironHull Unveils Fuel Savings Calculator

Ship owners and operators can now compare fuel cost savings reaped by hull cleaning with GAC EnvironHull’s online fuel savings calculator. A foul-free hull offers

New Dredged Material Site Proposed in LI Sound

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to designate a dredged material disposal site to serve the eastern Long Island Sound region. The Eastern

AIDAprima Makes Maiden Call at Southampton

AIDA Cruises’ new flagship AIDAprima docked in Britain’s Southampton port for the first time on the morning of April 27, 2016, as part of a four-day short cruise.

Whale-watching Catamaran Repowered by Volvo Penta

When it came time to replace the old engines in his whale-watching vessel, Capt. Joe Nazar chose Volvo Penta and has enjoyed the benefits of improved fuel efficiency,

Corvus Lithium Ion ESS Powers Edda Freya

Corvus Energy ESS powers newly christened Edda Freya, the environmentally friendly offshore construction vessel from Østensjø Rederi AS   Østensjø Rederi AS has

Senate Markup Provides Funding for Oceanographic Vessels

Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee marked up and approved a Commerce, Justice, Science bill that would provide $75 million to build a new Regional Survey

N-Sea to Clear Unexploded Ordnance for UK Wind Farm

Subsea IMR provider, N-Sea, has been awarded a new contract with Galloper Offshore Wind Farm Ltd (GWFL).   The contract for pre-construction unexploded ordnance

ExxonMobil: 5 Tips on Switching Fuels in ECAs

 ExxonMobil has compiled five ‘top-tips’ to help vessel operators effectively switch fuels when entering and exiting Emission Control Areas (ECAs) without introducing maintenance issues.

Offshore Innovation in Motion

Last year, a record $376 billion was invested in the U.K.’s renewable energy sector. With the U.K. Governments 2020 renewable energy target approaching, the race

New ClassNK Guidelines for Gas-fueled Ships

Classification society ClassNK has released the fourth version of its Guidelines for Gas Fueled Ships.   With the introduction of increasingly strict environmental regulations,

IMO Restricts Ship Sewage Discharges into Baltic Sea

 The International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed this week that the Baltic Sea special area for sewage discharges from passenger ships under Annex IV or the

Torqeedo Eyes Growth in Asia and Australia

With new partnerships, Torqeedo reports it has opened up new markets in Asia and Australia. Power Equipment Pty Ltd. from Melbourne, on Australia’s southern coast,

ORB Exploration to Pay $700,000 for Oil Spills

Louisiana company to pay over $700,000 in penalties and costs to settle U.S. and Louisiana claims for Atchafalaya River Basin oil spills and violations of spill

Panama Canal’s Emission Reduction Initiatives Highlighted

Last week, the Panama Canal participated as a part of the Panamanian delegation 69th Session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment

Death Toll at 32 in Pemex Petrochemical Blast

Four more people have been found dead after last week's explosion at a petrochemical plant in southeastern Mexico, raising the death toll to 32, state oil giant

Alberta Premier: Canada PM "Aligned" on Pipeline Policy

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet are broadly "aligned" with Alberta and the need to develop pipelines to get the region's oil to market, the

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