Articles that have been tagged 'environmental control technology'

  • 22 January 2008

    Round Table accepts tougher emisisions standards by year's end

    At a recent meeting in Athens, the four chairmen of the Round Table industry organizations (Bimco, Intercargo, Intertanko and International Chamber of Shipping) agreed that tougher air emissions controls should be brought thi...

  • 17 January 2008

    US reserves right to curb emissions

    The proposal by US Environmental Protection Agency, under which the US would unilaterally tighten emission standards for certain types of marine diesel engines, is being viewed as a way to pressurise the international communi...

  • 16 January 2008

    New membranes improve carbon dioxide capture

    A research project funded hy the European Commission is using a process known as facilitated transport in an effort to develop effective, inexpensive and eco-friendly membranes to remove carbon dioxide from other gases.

  • 16 January 2008

    Sea change: the environmental impact of shipping

    In the light of recent damaging headlines, this article discusses the environmental impact of shipping, in particular, the issues associated with the diesel engine.

  • 11 January 2008

    Helcom takes hard line on NOx emissions

    The Baltic Sea states’ association Helcom has called for tighter IMO regulations in the Baltic Sea to prevent a predicted strong increase in NOx emissions from ships.

  • 8 January 2008

    NYK joins rush to reduce ship speeds

    The Japanese shipping giant Nippon Yusen Kaisha has announced an initiative to cut vessel speeds by 10% in a bid to save fuel and reduce air emissions.

  • 20 December 2007

    Hong Kong acts to cut ferry emissions

    The Hong Kong environment minister Edward Yau has announed that the government plans to form a team to look at ways of cutting air pollution from ferries operating in Hong Kong.

  • 20 December 2007

    Svensen calls for ‘proactive’ measures on emissions

    The International Association of Classification Societies Council and industry representatives have developed a joint strategy focusing on greenhouse gases and ship emissions.

  • 14 December 2007

    Scrubbers’ future lies in newbuilds from Asian yards, says Krystallon

    Krystallon has admitted that, following difficulties with the retrofitting of Holland American Lines cruiseship Zaandam with its seawater scrubber, it now believes newbuilding market now makes better sense, and has turned to ...

  • 13 December 2007

    ARB proposes new regulations to reduce diesel pollution at state's ports

    California's Air Resources Board has proposed two measures to reduce diesel particulate matter pollution from ships and trucks throughout the state by 2014.