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16Jul

ISRAELI REFINER SUPPLIES FIRST CARGO OF IMO 2020-COMPLIANT BUNKER FUEL

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Lee Hong Liang, Seatrade Marine, 19 June 2019

Israel’s Oil Refineries Ltd (ORL) has supplied its first cargo of IMO 2020 compliant bunker fuel with sulphur content capped at 0.5%, reports said.

16Jul

TITAN NEW BARGE COMPLETES FIRST LNG BUNKERING OPERATION IN ROTTERDAM

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Lee Hong Liang, Seatrade Maritime 18 June 2019

Titan LNG announced that its new LNG bunker barge has completed its first bunkering operation in Rotterdam port, and the Dutch firm is already working on getting in two more identical barges to operate in the ARA (Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp) region.

16Jul

US logistics specialist says no to scrubbers

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Malcolm Latarche, ShipInsight, 18 June 2019

US-based logistic service provider and SeaTrade subsidiary Hudson Shipping Lines (“Hudson”) has announced as part of its ongoing ‘green’ initiatives, that following the implementation of the IMO2020 sulphur cap on January 1, 2020, it will not employ vessels with scrubbers installed for the purpose of meeting the new IMO standards.

16Jul

Cruise operator Carnival to pay $20 million in pollution and cover-up case

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04/06/2019, Source: https://gcaptian.com

In 2016, Princess Cruise Lines agreed to pay a $40 million penalty for illegally dumping oil contaminated waste into the sea and trying to cover it up. It was the largest criminal penalty ever imposed for intentional vessel pollution, and the U.S. Justice Department put the cruise line’s parent company, Carnival Corporation, on notice. But that did not stop the company from polluting again, according to federal prosecutors.

16Jul

47 ships of cruise operator Carnival emit 10 times more air pollution than all 260 million European cars

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04/06/2019 Source: Transport & Environment

Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest luxury cruise operator, emitted nearly 10 times more sulphur oxide (SOX) around European coasts than did all 260 million European cars in 2017, a new analysis by sustainable transport group Transport & Environment (T&E) reveals.