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Saturday, 23 March 2019
New Zealand to adapt MARPOL Annex VI in reducing shipping emissions
 
The Marlborough District Council sent a draft submission to the Ministry of Transport stating that specific regions, as Picton and the Marlborough Sounds, would benefit if New Zealand signed the global agreement that focuses on an international treaty to reduce ship emissions, saying the tighter regulations will benefit both human health and the environment.
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Friday, 22 March 2019
Maersk joins Dutch partners for world’s largest maritime biofuel pilot
 
As part of its efforts to tackle climate change, Danish shipping giant Maersk announced it will join forces with members of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC) to take a tangible step towards decarbonization of ocean shipping.
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Friday, 22 March 2019
VARO, GoodFuels to scale biofuel availability to deep sea vessels in Rotterdam
 
Dutch company Reinplus Fiwado Bunker, a subsidiary of  fuel supplier VARO Energy, and sustainable fuel company GoodFuels have extended their partnership to improve availability of bio fuel oil (BFO) to deep sea vessels leaving from Rotterdam, the companies announced.
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Friday, 22 March 2019
Authorities seize $38 million worth of cocaine in Port of Philadelphia
 
A multi-agency examination of imported shipping containers, led by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), netted 1,185 pounds of cocaine at the Port of Philadelphia, Tuesday.
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Friday, 22 March 2019
HMM sets up scrubber installation fund in view of IMO 2020
 
As part of its efforts to comply with the 2020 sulphur cap, South Korean shipping company HMM announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a win-win fund for scrubber installation and to seek cooperation in the shipping-related industries.
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Friday, 22 March 2019
Nor-Shipping: Norsk Hydro cyber-attack a clear indicator of cyber risk
 
After a cyber attack recently hit Norsk Hydro, the threat of hacking has once again been imminent for maritime companies, warns Nor-Shipping. Namely, Per Martin Tanggaard, Director of Nor-Shipping, stated that this attack is a showcase of the increasing risk that maritime and ocean companies face. Norsk Hydro computer systems were hit by the comparatively new LockerGoga virus at first, before spreading to its network encrypting files.
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Friday, 22 March 2019
How the Port of Antwerp plans to become a Multi-Fuel Port
 
Antwerp is the fifth-largest bunkering port in the world. For this reason it aims to become a Multi-Fuel Port by 2025, meaning a port where in addition to conventional fuels, alternative, more sustainable fuels can also be made available. In the short term the Port has decided to include methanol, hydrogen gas and electrical energy in the bunkering market.
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Friday, 22 March 2019
Panama Maritime Authority urges for immediate PSC reporting
 
In order to improve the exchange of information regarding PSC inspections to Panamanian-flagged vessels, Panama Maritime Authority requires all Masters, owners, operators and Recognized Organizations to report immediately all PSC inspections reports to Port State Control Section.
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Friday, 22 March 2019
UK MAIB: Guidance on marine incident reporting
 
The UK MAIB issued amended guidance on marine incident reporting. MAIB investigates marine casualties involving UK vessels worldwide and vessels of any flag in UK territorial waters, to help prevent further avoidable accidents from recurring. 
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Friday, 22 March 2019
Liberian Registry launches corruption reporting platform
 
The Liberian Registry announced launch of a new platform for crews and/or managers of Liberian flagged vessels to anonymously report incidents of corrupt demands and practices experienced during port operations. In November 2018, the Liberian Administration became the first associate member of MACN.
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