Ensuring safety and a healthy ozone: fire suppression and environmental responsibility within maritime and shipping industries

By the Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board Safety is paramount in the Australian maritime sector, and one critical aspect is fire suppression safety. As many people within the Australian […]


Rotterdam World Gateway terminal to provide shore-based power for all vessels

Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) container terminal has decided to equip its entire quayside with shore-based power for all vessels. The RWG terminal is already fully automated and CO2-neutral and the construction of shore-based power facilities will mean the ships will also no longer emit...


USCG won’t enforce controversial CARB CHC regulation

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) continues to get push back on a commercial harbor craft (CHC) regulation slammed as “unworkable” and “deeply flawed” by the American Waterways Operators (AWO), even before they went into force. AWO noted that, among other things, the CARB CHCn regulation mandates engine technology that is not available and is not certified as safe by the U.S. Coast Guard.

One of those technologies is the diesel particulate filters (DPFs) called for by the CARB...


Chemship vessel becomes first chemical tanker in the world to be fitted with sail kit

Chemship is celebrating becoming the first chemical tanker owner in the world to install wind propulsion. The Dutch owner has installed four VentoFoils from Econowind on the 134 m long Chemical Challenger, a ship that works a dedicated transatlantic route.  Chemship expects to achieve an average...


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