Updates

10 Apr Oil majors positive for LNG as a marine fuel

The major international oil companies have gradually increased their focus on LNG and LNG as a marine fuel, this is very good for the industry. Total and Shell are positive for LNG as a marine fuel. TOTAL CHIEF HIGHLIGHTS VIABILITY OF ‘BEST OPTION’ MARINE LNG ‘All in...

14 Mar probunkers calls for LNG bunkering fleet design pr...

Athens-based probunkers is advancing its LNG bunkering project by inviting stakeholders’ proposals for the design of its seven bunkering vessels (LNGBVs).  As the expansion of LNG as a marine fuel is rapid into shipping, probunkers says it is aiming to develop a global-scale LNG bunkering network. According...

20 Dec ABS named at the Lloyd’s List Top 10 Classif...

2018 was a good year for ABS. The classification society significantly boosted its tonnage, extending its lead in the tanker market and growing its share in gas tankers and unitised vessels and participated in some high-profile projects. Among its more notable milestones this year, ABS partnered...

12 Nov Exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA during Gastech...

Full development of LNG as a fuel to be seen between 2024-2028 In an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA during Gastech 2018, Mr. Alexander Prokopakis, CEO at probunkers, highlighted that ‘LNG is the future’ and revealed their ambitious action plan with the aim to become a ‘premium...

17 Apr Global shipping in ‘historic’ climate ...

The global shipping industry has for the first time agreed to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases. The move comes after talks all week at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London. Shippings has previously been excluded from climate agreements, but under the deal, emissions will be...

15 Feb IMO PPR 5 outcome

The Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response, being held from 5-9 February, forwarded the proposed draft amendments to the MEPC 72 meeting in April 2018, for urgent consideration. Once approved by MEPC 72, the draft amendments could be adopted at MEPC 73 (October 2018) and...

07 Feb Cleaner fuels for ships beneficial for public heal...

A new study published in Nature Communications Journal assessed public health impacts of low-sulphur fuels in global shipping, revealing that clean fuels will significantly reduce ship-related premature mortality and morbidity, but they will still account for approximately 250k deaths annually. Additional stringent regulations beyond 2020 standards may prove...