Wallenius Wilhelmsen has become the latest shipowner to join the scrubber advocacy group Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020), increasing the organisation’s membership to 35 shipowners operating a combined fleet of almost 2,500 vessels.

France’s Marseille Fos port is preparing to offer LNG bunkering services from the middle of next year on an initial smaller scale before further expansion from 2021.

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).

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.

Crowley Maritime Corp has named its LNG-powered vessel El Coqui in a ceremony at JaxPort cruise terminal.

Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) president, Theodore Veniamis has attacked the "intense negativism" towards ocean-going shipping by some sectors, which he also says display a "hypocritical" stance on the issue of environmental protection regarding shipping.

Newport Shipping Group has stocked up on 100 scrubbers, with options for a futher 100 so that it can provide turnkey retrofit services to shipowners.

Leading ship registry the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry is doing its part to encourage green shipping with the signing of an agreement with voluntary international certification scheme Green Award where the flag will give a 30% discount on the annual marine services fee for Green Award-certified ships.

Doing their part to reduce global warming, a number of ports including the Port of Antwerp are participating in the World Ports Climate Action Programme.

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