Environmental

The ceo of tanker owner Bahri, Abdullah Aldubaikhi, has been appointed to the board of directors of oil spill response body ITOPF.
A project to evaluate methanol as a marine fuel is starting in Singapore, driven by Methanol Institute and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore.
China has banned the use of open-loop scrubbers effective 1 January 2019 in the country’s emission control areas (ECAs) covering inland waters and most of its coastline.
Container line Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has pledged to find all the containers that fell from the MSC Zoe last week and cover full costs of the clean-up.
Leading accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says shipping will continue to attract investors in 2019 providing it fulfils its ESG (environmental, social and governance) responsibilities.
Norwegian equipment supplier H. Henriksen has developed a winterised version of its standard FoxTail mop skimmer to clean up oil spills, specially modified for use in arctic conditions.
Russian shipowner Sovcomflot has continued its switch to using LNG as marine fuel ordering three gas powered product tankers from Zvezda shipbuilding complex.
Japan’s NYK has received a JPY2bn ($18m) loan from Taiyo Life Insurance Company to exclusively finance the construction of its first methanol-fuelled chemical tanker.
In the second part of most read stories by month in 2018 on Seatrade Maritime News we look at July to December.
Europe’s multimodal operator Samskip has announced that it will lead an ambitious initiative to develop autonomous, zero-emissions containerships that also aims to operate at a profit.
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