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Panama says sunken Iranian tanker had papers in order
Japan sees little chance of oil slick from sunk tanker reaching its coast
A global network for italian shipowners / EDITORIAL

A global network for italian shipowners / EDITORIAL

The authorisation from the Ministry of Transport allows ABS to check the compliance of Italian flagged vessels with the main International Conventions on safety and prevention of pollution: the international Load Line, the SOLAS and MARPOL conventions.

China oil spill compensation claims face Iran payment snags / ANALYSIS
Shipbreaking: creating a culture of safety

Shipbreaking: creating a culture of safety

Alang - In 2016, 86% of the world’s end-of-life vessels were broken up under rudimentary conditions on Asian beaches. To many shipowners, beaching appears to be an inexpensive means of recycling a marine vessel. But in reality, it comes at a steep cost to the environment and human life, with 52 deaths

Eastern Russian port of Nakhodka chokes on coal

Eastern Russian port of Nakhodka chokes on coal

Nakhodka - The far eastern Russian port of Nakhodka on the Sea of Japan is swathed in coal dust. It blankets the streets, clogs the air and is blamed by some for a rise in respiratory diseases among the city’s 150,000 residents.

China implements low sulphur fuel rule at major ports

China implements low sulphur fuel rule at major ports

Beijing - In line with China’s Emission Control Area (ECA) regulations, all ships calling at selected ports are required to switch to low-sulphur fuel with a sulphur content equivalent to 0.5 per cent m/m for one hour after berthing to one hour before unberthing.

Baku International Sea Trade Port aims to achieve Green Port status

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