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  • 13 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    In a new enforcement initiative, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard (USCG), has boarded vessels to collect bunker samples to determine whether the vessels’ fuel sources meet the 1.0% fuel oil sulphur limit applicable within the North American Emissions Control Area (ECA), UK P&I Club said. […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The implementation of the new marine pollution regulation in North Europe and the US since January has so far resulted in zero extra costs for shipping lines and shippers, according to Drewry Maritime Research. Resistance from shippers and the opportune collapse of oil prices have neutralised the cost impact of the low-sulphur fuel surcharge in […]

  • 22 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a penalty policy for assessing civil penalties for violations of the fuel sulphur standards in the US sections of the MARPOL Annex VI emission control areas (ECAs). The policy’s aim is to remove the benefit of non-compliance and to reflect the gravity of the violations. The EPA Penalty […]

  • 17 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Shippers operating within Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECAs) should be deciding on which strategy for compliance to the latest sulphur emission regulations to embrace, and not deciding whether or not to comply, transport and logistics group Euroports says. However, inconsistent and weak rule enforcement, together with the prospect of potential punishments that are often insignificant, can […]

  • 31 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    The North American Emission Control Area (ECA), under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), comes into effect from 1 August 2012, bringing in stricter controls on emissions of sulphur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter for ships trading off the coasts of Canada, the United States and the […]

  • 16 December 2016

    Starting from January 1, 2017, eleven key ports in China within the three designated emission control areas (ECAs) will require ships at berth to use fuel with less than 0.5 percent sulfur content, The Standard Club informed.  The ports in question are Tianjin, Qinhuangdao, Tangshan, Huanghua, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Shanghai, Ningbo-Zhoushan, Suzhou and Nantong. Shipowners should […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    In anticipation of higher freight costs triggered by more stringent environmental regulations for Emmision Control Areas due in 2015, the Worldscale Association has announced new bunker prices and fixed rate differentials for 2015. As of January 2015 all ships within ECA zones,  the Baltic and North Seas and waters off North America, will have to implement […]

  • 5 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The requirement to use fuel oil with a sulphur content not exceeding 0.5% mm when berthing has been extended to key ports in China from January 1, 2017, the London P&I Club informed. The requirement has been extended to the ports of Tianjin, Qinhuangdao, Tangshan, Huanghua, Guangzhou and Zhuhai. Together with Shenzhen port, which was added to […]

  • 28 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    ECA Group has been awarded a two-year contract for ISS (in service support) by the French Navy Fleet Support Service (SSF). Under the contract, ECA Group will provide corrective and preventive maintenance of the H2000 “Diomede” ROV used by Cephismer (Diving and Intervention Unit), initially supplied by ECA Group in 2011. ECA Group designed its […]

  • 20 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    ECA Group and Petrus have signed a cooperation agreement for the supply of underwater AUV-based services to oil companies.

  • 12 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Kraken Sonar has been awarded a contract valued at over US$325,000 by ECA Robotics. Kraken will supply and help integrate its AquaPix Miniature Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar and Embedded Real-Time SAS Signal Processor on ECA Robotics’ (ECA Group) newest A18D Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). “AquaPix® is a game changer for seabed survey,” said Kraken President […]

  • 15 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    ECA Group and Petrus have signed a cooperation agreement for subsea robotics services to oil companies. After evaluating the market since June 2017, the parties have entered into a partnership agreement to offer the oil & gas sector inspection and survey services using an autonomous underwater vehicle: the A18D AUV. The A18D AUV is designed […]

  • 7 November 2018

    Sempra Energy’s units Infraestructura Energetica Nova (IEnova) and Sempra LNG & Midstream have signed deals for the full export capacity of Phase 1 of the Energia Costa Azul LNG located in Baja California, Mexico.

  • 1 September 2016

    China’s Port of Shenzhen is planning to introduce a requirement for ships to use fuels with no more than 0.50% sulphur while at berth from October 1, 2016, ahead of other key ports in the Pearl River Delta, which are due to implement the requirement on January 1, 2017. The decision, taken by local authorities, is […]

  • 6 April 2017

    An alliance of several European environmental organizations adopted a declaration to designate the Mediterranean Sea as an Emission Control Area (ECA) in an effort to limit air pollution from ships.  The document, known as the “Rome Declaration”, was signed by a group of NGOs including BirdLife Malta, Cittadini per l’Aria, France Nature Environnement, Ecologistas en […]

  • 23 December 2011

    Santos today announced it has secured US$1.2 billion in Export Credit Agency (ECA) supported corporate senior debt facilities. The new ECA facilities provide Santos with additional liquidity with flexible drawdown dates during the construction period of the GLNG project. Santos Chief Financial Officer Andrew Seaton said the ECA facilities were part of Santos’ funding strategy […]

  • 9 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development

    ECA Group is engaged in Smart and Networking Underwater Robots in Cooperation Meshes (SWARMs) project in charge of 3 different work packages. The €17.3-million project started in July 2015, involving 35 partners from 10 European countries through 3 years. The main goal of SWARMs is to make AUVs, ROVs and USVs further accessible and useful, making […]

  • 3 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) has reportedly endorsed the construction of tidal lagoons in the United Kingdom in a response to Government-commissioned review of tidal energy lagoons.

  • 17 January 2018

    Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) has expressed its support to the recently announced Welsh Government’s proposal to help get the long-delayed Swansea Bay tidal lagoon development back on track with a ‘substantial’ investment offer.

  • 9 October 2015
    Equipment, Project & Tenders

    ECA Group, subsidiary of Groupe Gorgé, has been awarded a new contract for the delivery of two man portable Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) A9-M for an amount over EUR 1 million (USD 1.13 million). The A9-M will join a NATO Navy, ECA Group wrote in a press release. This AUV solution is designed for underwater […]

  • 30 March 2016

    Legislation cutting nitrogen oxides (NOx) from shipping in the Baltic and North Seas has moved a step closer with a decision by countries bordering the Baltic Sea to apply for tighter NOx limits in designated so-called ‘emission control areas’ (ECAs), the European association of environmental organizations Transport and Environment comments. Namely, at the Annual Meeting […]

  • 29 July 2011
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    Amendments to IMO’s MARPOL Convention for the prevention of pollution from ships enter into force on 1 August 2011, banning heavy fuel oil from the Antarctic and creating a new North American Emission Control Area (ECA). Use or carriage of oil in Antarctic Area A new MARPOL regulation to protect the Antarctic from pollution by […]