The week began with the Bulk Jupiter legal process, Ultragas appointed a new CEO, while MAN Diesel & Turbo had to explain why it had tampered with fuel consumption data on some engines delivered by the company. These are the top picks this past week on ShippingWatch.
BY CHRISTIAN BARTELS
ShippingWatch opened the week with the news that a legal process is underway to determine the responsibility for Bulk Jupiter, which likely sank due to a liquefied bauxite cargo that had been left on the quay for too long, absorbing water.
MAN Diesel & Turbo tampered with fuel consumption data
A ruling by the district court in Augsburg shows that engine manufacturer MAN Diesel & Turbo in the period 2006 to 2011 systematically manipulated fuel consumption data on marine engines that did not meet the requirements stated in contracts with customers.
Calls for shipping to be included in the COP21 climate agreement are piling up, as both the OECD and the European Parliament demand that shipping contribute to reducing CO2 emissions as part of the efforts to keep global temperature increases within two degrees celsius.