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DIESEL ENGINE UPGRADES CUT PORT POLLUTION AT LOW COST

04th may 2018 The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) have released a new report documenting the emission reduction benefits that can be gained by replacing older engines in tug boats and switcher locomotives with the latest clean diesel models. Funds from Volkswagen’s (VW) $2.9 billion environmental trust, established to mitigate for …

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STEPHEN HAWKING’S FINAL THEORY ABOUT OUR UNIVERSE HAS JUST BEEN PUBLISHED, AND IT WILL MELT YOUR BRAIN

Groundbreaking physicist Stephen Hawking left us one last shimmering piece of brilliance before he died: his final paper, detailing his last theory on the origin of the Universe, co-authored with Thomas Hertog from KU Leuven. The paper, published today in the Journal of High Energy Physics, puts forward that the Universe is …

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WÄRTSILÄ FINALIZES PURCHASE OF TRANSAS

04th may 2018 The technology group Wärtsilä has finalized its acquisition of navigation software and training firm Transas. The purchase, which was announced in March 2018, has a transaction value of $250 million.  Transas offers integrated bridge systems, digital products, electronic charts, ECDIS systems, bridge simulation, training and ship traffic control …

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SCRUBBERS ARE “NO SILVER BULLET” FOR SHIPPING INDUSTRY

20th April, 2018 Shipping industry hopes that so-called sulphur scrubbers are a quick-fix solution to compliance with drastic emissions reduction demanded by 2020 are somewhat misguided, one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of the equipment told Reuters. The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) cut to the amount of sulphur the world’s fleet …

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PANAMA CANAL TUGBOAT CAPTAINS SANCTIONED OVER REFUSAL TO TRANSIT VESSELS IN NEOPANAMAX LOCKS

A pilot tugboat maneuvers a container ship through the Neopanamax locks of the Expanded Panama Canal. The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced that it will apply sanctions against certain tugboat captains who recently refused to transit vessels through the canal’s new neopanamax locks, impacting the operations of the Expanded Panama …

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