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Shipbuilder expects to make millions on scrubbers and ballast water

Fayard's CEO Thomas Andersen expects to this year gain DKK 300 million on the top line from environment-related orders, which have become a crucial part of the company's business. This article is part of ShippingWatch's series on the environmental regulations' impact on shipbuilders.

Maersk will set a limit to ships' engine power

Maersk is already now backing the proposal that was submitted to the IMO on Friday to limit engine power on ships in an effort to reduce CO2 emissions, the liner company tells ShippingWatch.

IMO to discuss limits on engine power

Instead of implementing speed limits on shipping to cut down carbon emissions, individual ships' engine power can be limited, Bimco says in one proposal to be assessed by the IMO.

Macron supports speed limit for ships at summit

A speed limit for commercial vessels is "one of the most effective ways" to reduce the shipping sector's pollution, French President Emmanuel Macron says. France has previously proposed a similar initiative.

Classification bureau finds new fuel types in unusual ports

More and more fuel types with a low sulfur content are being introduced to the market – and in some cases in ports in which low-sulfur fuels are not common, says Bureau Veritas. This indicates one thing in particular, assesses the classification bureau.

IMO condemns Strait of Hormuz tanker attacks

The UN's International Maritime Organization now condemns recent months' attacks on tankers in the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman. IMO also urges shipowners and states to take into account the increased safety risk for ships sailing in the region.

NGO voices criticism of last-minute change at IMO

The IMO's climate committee plans for a work group to pick out some of the many proposals for initiatives which can lower the shipping industry's greenhouse gas emissions in the short term. This is criticized by association of NGOs.

Kitack Lim launches summit with call for action

It is imperative that the IMO shows the organization is capable of finding ways of reducing shipping's emission of CO2 in the short term, says the secretary general in his opening speech at MEPC, calling for the industry to double its efforts in order to prepare for 2020.

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