Finish technology group Wärtsilä will provide the engines, propellers, and control system for a new hopper dredger being built by Damen. The vessel has been ordered by Cemex UK, a leading supplier of building materials. Wärtsilä will prepare the engines ready for use with IMO Tier III compliant selective catalytic reduction technology to reduce emissions…. Read more »



ESPO congratulates Port of Rotterdam (Netherlands), Port of Le Havre (France) and Port of Piraeus (Greece) for renewing EcoPorts’ environmental management standard (PERS). Isabelle Ryckbost, ESPO’s Secretary General, Eamonn O’Reilly, ESPO’s Chairman, and Sotiris Raptis, EcoPorts coordinator, handed over the PERS certificates to the ports’ representatives during the annual ESPO Conference in Rotterdam. “I would… Read more »


Shore power installed at Cuxhaven offshore berth

Backed by a grant of €1.5M from the state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), the state’s ports authority Niedersachsen Ports (NPorts) has installed Siemens’ Siharbor shore power supply system at the offshore ro-ro vessel berth, so vessels can “cold iron” instead of adding to pollution with emissions from auxiliary engines EWE Netz was the main contractor… Read more »


The European Commission has updated the European List of ship recycling facilities

On 7 May 2018, the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/684of 4 May 2018 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/2323 to update the European List of ship recycling facilities pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 1257/2013has been published on the Official Journal of the European Union. The European List of ship recycling facilities was established by the Commission… Read more »


International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments ratified

Cyprus has ratified the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments 2004 (the BWM Convention). (1) The law ratifying and implementing the convention took effect on its publication in the Official Gazette on May 4, 2018. The BWM Convention entered into force on September 8, 2017, and covers more… Read more »


Bomin Group Launches 2020-Compliant ULSFO (0.1% maximum sulphur) in ARA

The Bomin Group, a leading global physical supplier and trader of marine fuels, yesterday announced that it is now delivering Ultra-Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (ULSFO) to vessels calling in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp region (ARA). The ULSFO product is 0.1% maximum sulphur, and it complies with MARPOL Annex VI regulations in current designated Emissions Control Areas (ECAs),… Read more »


Carbon Targets for Shipping Can Only Be Met With ‘Zero CO2’ Fuels

The ambitious CO2 reduction targets set by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the year 2050 can only be delivered with the global rollout of zero CO2 fuels and propulsion systems, says the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). Speaking at the annual Summit of Transport Ministers hosted by the OECD International Transport Forum in Leipzig, ICS… Read more »


Kalmar introduces fully electric Ottawa terminal tractor

  Kalmar is introducing an electric version of its Ottawa T2 terminal tractor, featuring lithium-ion (Li-on) battery technology and a fully electric powertrain that produces zero emissions at source. The machine is designed for trailer-handling operations in dispersed warehouses, container terminals and other applications where short-distance highway travel is required. Gina Lopez, vice president of… Read more »


Ship-to-shore power contract for port of GENOA

According to the DIRECTIVE 2014/94/EU of the European parliament and of the council of 22 October 2014, on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure in article (20), The Trans-European Network for Transport (TEN-T) guidelines recognise that alternative fuels serve, at least partly, as a substitute for fossil oil sources in the energy supply to transport,… Read more »


Fluxys to Add LNG Bunkering Facility at Port of Antwerp

There are several EU and national climate measures for implementation of the Paris Agreement that oblige ports to reduce the carbon footprint of their land-based activities. Most of the European ports have  set goals towards decarbonisation of shipping activities by providing green services. Under the EU Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (DIRECTIVE 2014/94/EU) , LNG bunkering… Read more »