Test results of hundreds of engines were manipulated by Wärtsilä employees before they were sent to customers. Yet another scandal with marine engine performance has hit the European maritime industry. In Wärtsilä's case, it has been going on for years.
BY TOMAS KRISTIANSEN Published 07.03.16 at 11:59
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Oceansaver's market disappeared after the IMO postponed the implementation deadline this summer for the ballast water requirements, CEO and Chairman Kjetil Bruun-Olsen tells ShippingWatch. The postponement hurts first movers, says association Danish Maritime.
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