VIDA has been generally supported by the maritime industry. Credit: Dietmar Hasenpusch

Future shipowner costs hinge on VIDA

Trading in the United States could get more complicated – and more costly – if legislation aimed at simplifying ballast-water compliance for shipowners also eliminates current vessel exemptions while adding new requirements and higher standards. […]

Artist’s impression of an eco-ship. Credit: NYK Line

NYK introduces eco-design for PCTC

Nippon Yusen Kaisha has teamed with Finnish engineering consultancy Elomatic to design a pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) that claims to be emission-free. Labelled NYK Super Eco Ship 2050, the project is part of […]

Will South Africa be ready for 2020?

South Africa is the only country in southern African that produces bunker fuel oil (BFO), although questions remain over how it will implement the International Maritime Organization’s sulphur cap that comes into force in 2020. […]