Norway’s scrubber manufacturer Yara Marine Technologies has made its footprint in China with the opening of its new Shanghai office, responding to increasing demand for scrubbers in newbuilds and retrofit projects in the Asia-Pacific region.

With just about a year left before the enforcement of the IMO 2020 global fuel sulphur cap, the shipping community is now seeing a global phenomenon of LNG bunkering services and infrastructure taking shape.

Energy transformation and climate changes are posing serious challenges to international shipping, which, even though shipping is considered an efficient mode of transport, is under pressure to reduce its emissions, speakers said at the International Marine Intelligent Energy Efficiency Technology Summit 2018 held in Shanghai.

South Korean Lim Ki-tack has won a unanimous vote from the 40 IMO member states on the ruling council to continue his second four-year term as IMO secretary-general.

The China Navigation Company (CNCo) and Suva-located University of the South Pacific (USP) have penned a memorandum of understanding to research new-generation, low-carbon ships for the Pacific region.

Norway is proposing to implement a new legislation to reduce emissions and discharges from cruise ships in the world heritage fjord, a move that will ban operators from burning high-sulphur fuel and using scrubbers.

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has confirmed a decision to equip 80 of its operated bulk carriers on a trial basis with a new energy-saving analysis service developed by Helsinki-based software company NAPA.

ESL Shipping has launched its second LNG-fueled handysize bulk carrier from China’s Jinling Shipyard, in line with the company’s move towards green sea transportation.

Bon Jovi is set to transport some 600 million beer bottles each year between Alphen aan den Rijn and Rotterdam.

More than 10 main seaports located in China’s three Emissions Control Areas (ECAs) along the country’s sprawling eastern coastline have implemented the 0.5% fuel sulphur cap, as part of a national effort to curb harmful emissions from ships at berth.

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