MAN Diesel & Turbo has won a contract from Sembcorp Marine to supply one of its biggest ever dual-fuel propulsion systems, with scrubbers, for a Semi-submersible Crane Vessel (NSCV) for Heerema Offshore Services.
MAN Diesel & Turbo has run successful tests of a new liquid-gas-injection engine, the ME-LGI, set for installation on a newbuild Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) methanol carrier series.
China is mulling new rules on fuel quality and emissions for shipping, according to Environment Protection Ministry official Xiong Yuehui.
Russia wants the implementation of a NOx emission control area (NECA) in the North and Baltic Seas delayed until 2021, on the grounds of the cost to the shipping industry.
While shipowners are still worrying about the introduction of 0.1% sulphur emission control areas (ECA) in the North and Baltic Seas from 1 January 2015, Denmark is pushing for nitrogen oxide (NOx) ECAs (NECA) covering the same areas.
The European Commission supports global regulation of the shipping industry, but divided thoughts leaves the EU lacking proper clout at the IMO.