U.S. West Coast Ports Not Ready for Mega Boxships, Drewry Says

(Ship and Bunker) -- Alongside news that the CMA CGM S.A. (CMA CGM) 18,000 TEU Benjamin Franklin will become the largest containership to call at any U.S. port upon its 26 December arrival in the Port of Los Angeles, while Drewry Shipping Consultants Ltd (Drewry) says that U.S. West Coast (USWC) ports are not prepared to handle mega box ships on a regular basis. "U.S. West … [Read more...]

Debunkering of Sunken Trawler Oleg Naydenov Complete Off Canary Islands

Spain's sea search and rescue organization, Salvamento Marítimo, says the debunkering of the Russian trawler Oleg Naydenov that sunk in April has been completed and all leaks sealed. The ship, which sank after an onboard fire about 15 miles off of Punta Maspalomas in the Canary Islands on April 14, is reported to have held an estimated 1,409 tonnes of fuel. Ardent, the … [Read more...]

First LNG Bunkering of a Ship in Port of Antwerp

  The Port of Antwerp has successfully completed its first truck-to-ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering operation on a seagoing vessel, the port announced this week. The Sefarina, operated by Netherlands-based Chemgas Shipping, was also reportedly to the first ship to obtain a particulates discount. The port said that although the ability to bunker with LNG … [Read more...]

China Paves Way for First Emission Control Areas

  China has amended its 15 year-old Air Pollution Prevention and Control Law to tackle shipping emissions for the first time, local media reports. The amendments include measures that grant legal authority for the nation's Ministry of Transport to designate key regions along the coast as Emissions Control Areas (ECAs). The advent of ECAs would have far reaching … [Read more...]

Norway Names First Shipowner to Break New ECA Rules

  This article was written by ShipandBunker.com, the world’s leading free to access website focused on marine fuel, with news, exclusive features, and bunker price indications for 150+ ports.  The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMD) has named the first vessel it says broke this year's updated Emissions Control Area (ECA) rules, with two infractions coming … [Read more...]