De Nora reports that its Balpure ballast water treatment system has received US Coast Guard (USCG) approval, becoming the 15th BWTS to be certified by the USCG.

Houston-based Eagle LNG Partners will be able to further develop its small-scale LNG bunkering operations after the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granted the company their draft environmental impact statement (DEIS).

China’s Wison Offshore & Marine (Wison) announced that it has received an approval-in-principle from Bureau Veritas (BV) for its newly-developed, large-scale Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) barge.

China Cosco Shipping Corporation Limited (Cosco Shipping) has provided more information regarding its $6.3bn takeover bid for family-owned Orient Overseas (International) Limited (OOIL), in particular on the risk associated with anti-monopoly approval and the listing status of OOIL in Hong Kong.

Shanghai-headquartered Wison Offshore & Marine (Wison) has announced that its newly developed floating storage regasification and power generation barge (W-FSRP) has received an approval-in-principle from classification society Bureau Veritas (BV).

Stolt-Nielsen has received unconditional approvals from the competition authorities for the acquisition of Jo Tankers’ chemical tanker operations, paving the way for the deal to be completed before end-November this year.

Hapag-Lloyd has gained key shareholder approvals for its merger with United Arab Shipping Company (UASC).

Evoqua water technologies, until recently Siemens water technologies, has been selected by Damen for its ballast water management (BWM) retrofitting service.

The Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission of the United States have granted clearance to the merger of the container shipping business of Chilean Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV) and Hamburg-based Hapag-Lloyd.