The 1 January 2016 marked the enforcement of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) nitrogen oxides (NOx) Tier III standards. These standards stipulate that ships built on or after this date and operating within NOx ECAs must reduce NOx emissions in correspondence with MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 13.
In this week’s spotlight, Fathom delves into the main solutions for meeting Tier III limits – selective catalytic reduction (SCR), exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and liquefied natural gas (LNG), and explores some key considerations for successful NOx control.
Ecoslops, the first company to develop technology to produce recycled marine fuels from marine oil residues (known as slops), has received an Agreement in Principle (AIP) from the Port of Abidjan in the Ivory Coast, to provide Ecoslops with land on which to construct a new recycling plant.
The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have announced this week, via their joint 2016 Action Plan, that Denmark will continue to strengthen its enforcement of sulphur emissions in both Denmark and sulphur Emission Control Area (ECA) countries.
A complete bridge system overhaul using technology from Simrad is enhancing the ground-breaking conservation work done by the Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari. Fathom caught up with Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari (AWADS) skipper Andy Light to ascertain what this equipment means to their marine conservation efforts.
The first national workshop under the Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships (GloMEEP) Project, which aims to support increased uptake and implementation of energy-efficiency measures for shipping, has been held in Georgia.
Although forty-seven countries have now ratified the convention, substantially more than the 30 required, whether the requirement for Parties to hold 35% of the world’s tonnage has been met is still being calculated.
The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), a leading ship classification society, announced during the COP21 Paris Agreement that it fully supports India’s effort to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.