Cutter suction dredger Spartacus. Credit: DEME

DEME chooses LNG over scrubbers

Dredging and marine engineering company DEME has decided that its newbuildings will have dual-fuel engines and run liquefied natural gas (LNG) where possible and on marine diesel oil when LNG is not available. The announcement […]

Slips in drydock dates are affecting owners’ ability to install BWMSs. Credit: Shutterstock

Owners face the high cost of ballast delays

Compliance actions by US regulators coupled with slow shipowner installation trends could have heavy cost ramifications, as thousands of vessels begin the process of installing ballast water management systems (BWMSs) ahead of an initial September […]