Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Lords to debate report on off-site manufacture for construction

Lords to debate report on off-site manufacture for construction
.. The House of Lords will tomorrow, Wednesday 12th December, debate the Science and Technology Committee’s report “Off-site manufacture for construction: building for change. Among those listed to speak are several members of the Committee including Lord Fox, Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson...
December 11th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Construction, News | Read More

NAMEPA Teams Up with Cal Maritime for Emission Forum

NAMEPA Teams Up with Cal Maritime for Emission Forum
.. What’s in YOUR Stack? An industry forum on the rapidly changing “airscape” for ship emissions December 11, 2018 – A complimentary industry forum will be hosted by California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association...
December 10th, 2018 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Greek Shipowners applaud the important decision of the UN IMO MSC 100

Greek Shipowners applaud the important decision of the UN IMO MSC 100
Theodore El. Veniamis, president of the Union of Greek Shipowners Greek Shipowners applaud the important decision of the UN IMO MSC 100 to develop further measures to deal with the safety implications associated with the 2020 compliant marine fuels and their respective challenges The Union of the Greek...
December 10th, 2018 | Associations, Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, IMO, News, Organisations, UN | Read More

Silverstream welcomes increased air lubrication uptake as more owners seek viable fuel efficiency solutions ahead of 2020

Silverstream welcomes increased air lubrication uptake as more owners seek viable fuel efficiency solutions ahead of 2020
Animation still of the Silverstream® System on the flat bottom of a vessel. Clean technology leader highlights changing attitudes in the shipping industry about the ability of proven clean technologies to realise fuel and emissions reductions aims London, 09 December 2018 – Silverstream Technologies,...
December 9th, 2018 | Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Oceanology | Read More

EU Copernicus-backed research highlights worrying decline in ocean health

EU Copernicus-backed research highlights worrying decline in ocean health
Dramatic changes in the extent of sea ice at the poles, huge variations in the ocean circulation in the Atlantic, a sharp increase in carbon uptake are some of the more sobering findings detailed in a comprehensive new report published as a supplement of the Journal of Operational Oceanography (JOO),...
December 7th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, IMarEST, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Prohibition of open-loop scrubber systems in Singapore

Prohibition of open-loop scrubber systems in Singapore
On November 30, 2018 Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) declared that, with immediate effect, the discharge of wash water from open-loop exhaust gas scrubbers in the port of Singapore would be prohibited. The IMO’s global sulfur cap bans ships from using fuels with a sulfur content...
December 7th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, P and I Clubs, Pollution | Read More

Carbon Trust and ClassNK Consulting Service enter into partnership to deliver expert climate change support for businesses

Carbon Trust and ClassNK Consulting Service enter into partnership to deliver expert climate change support for businesses
The Carbon Trust and ClassNK Consulting Service Co., Ltd. have signed an agreement to work together to develop a commercial partnership for offering climate change and sustainability services. The partnership will initially involve the two organisations exploring collaborative opportunities to deliver...
December 6th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Climate | Read More

Verifavia Shipping signs cooperations with 8 ROs to support IMO DCS Verification

Verifavia Shipping signs cooperations with 8 ROs to support IMO  DCS Verification
l to r:  Julien Dufour CEO, Verifavia Shipping, and Pantelis Chinakis, President and Managing Director of INSB Class LONDON, PANAMA CITY, ATHENS – 06 DECEMBER 2018: Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport sector (aviation and shipping), today announced...
December 6th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, News, Regulatory | Read More

FUGRO’S Surveys to improve coastal resilience in Pacific island nation, Tuvalu I

FUGRO’S Surveys to improve coastal resilience in Pacific island nation, Tuvalu I
Fugro has been awarded a contract by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to survey the Polynesian island country of Tuvalu. Located in the Pacific Ocean, Tuvalu is the world’s fourth smallest nation with a population of around 11,000 and a total land area of 26 square kilometres. The country...
December 5th, 2018 | Climate, Environment, Oceanology | Read More

The Union of Greek Shipowners joins the Arctic Economic Council

The Union of Greek Shipowners joins the Arctic Economic Council
Theodore El. Veniamis, president of the Union of Greek Shipowners The Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) is pleased to announce its acceptance as member to the Arctic Economic Council (AEC), the independent organization acting as the primary forum for interaction between the Arctic Council and the wider...
December 5th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Owners of UV ballast water treatment systems reconsider and switch to Alfa Laval PureBallast 3

Owners of UV ballast water treatment systems reconsider and switch to Alfa Laval PureBallast 3
Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 reactor family UV ballast water treatment offers many advantages over electrochlorination. Yet there are also substantial differences between UV solutions. A growing number of customers, including MSC Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, are abandoning their selected UV treatment...
December 5th, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

FUGRO’s IRM efficiencies reduce and attract new North Sea clients

FUGRO’s IRM efficiencies reduce and attract new North Sea clients
Fugro’s IRM service efficiencies have accelerated projects and reduced costs and risks. Reaffirming its market-leading position in the UK North Sea ROV inspection market, Fugro has attracted seven new clients for its IRM services. Recent work includes significant pipeline and structure...
December 4th, 2018 | Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Underwater Shipping | Read More

The BDI@1,203: future imperfect

The BDI@1,203: future imperfect
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 28 points earlier on today thanks, once again to the Capes losing whatever more or less gained during the past ten days… Geopolitical chaos gets another extension before Armageddon’s arrival…...
December 3rd, 2018 | Chartering, Climate, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Swiss Climate EcoCare GmbH and Korean Register sign MoU for IMO DCS services

Swiss Climate EcoCare GmbH and Korean Register  sign MoU for IMO DCS services
l to r: Michael Suhr Korean Register and Philipp A. Ahrenkiel and Nico Krumbeck both Swiss Climate EcoCare GmbH. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between Korean Register (KR) and Swiss Climate EcoCare GmbH to provide enhanced IMO DCS (International Maritime Organization, Data Collection...
December 3rd, 2018 | Classification Societies, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness
Irene K. Notias and Theodore Chouliaras Project Connect and The Institute of Maritime Educational Studies, (IMES) present:  “NEVER FORGET” A seminar on disaster preparedness for children ages 9 to 99 that raises awareness that to act proactively saves lives! The training seminar on the prevention...
December 1st, 2018 | Charity, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Education and Training, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insurance and Reinsurance, Pollution | Read More

The BDI@1,231: life is a rollercoaster!

The BDI@1,231: life is a rollercoaster!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 50 points and now stands at 1,231 points. Geopolitics are about to bring a Shakespearean Tempest revisited; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: On a weekly basis the BDI was up 138 points – from 1,093, thanks to the Capes’ erroneous skyrocking earlier...
November 30th, 2018 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Kira Phoenix K’inan: Glass Sculptor with Compassion for the Oceans

Kira Phoenix K’inan: Glass Sculptor with Compassion for the Oceans
Kira Phoenix K’inan Kira Phoenix K’inan: Glass Sculptor with Compassion for the Oceans Kira Phoenix K’inan talks to James Brewer about her innovative glass creations. London-based artist and designer Kira Phoenix K’inan brings together art and craft through her glass sculptures, many of...
November 30th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Environment, Exhibitions, Insight, Maritime Art, Maritime Gifts, News, Oceanology, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

OCIMF and INTERTANKO release new guidance on competency and learning from incidents

OCIMF and INTERTANKO release new guidance on competency and learning from incidents
.. 30 November 2018 – (London) OCIMF and INTERTANKO have today released two new information papers that will help improve safety in the energy shipping industry. The result of a joint initiative between the two organisations, the papers look at two key areas:  competency and learning from incidents. Behavioural...
November 30th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Energy, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Wärtsilä: Reduce Opex and Become Greener

Wärtsilä: Reduce Opex and Become Greener
.. The oil & gas industry was plunged into turmoil when the oil price crashed in 2014. To get back on track, the industry has been forced to transform. It has been forced to figure out new ways of working and apply new solutions to remain profitable while oil price fluctuates. The question that...
November 30th, 2018 | Accountancy, Drill ships, Environment, Gas, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Shipmanagement, Technology | Read More

Hot Pot News from GAC

Hot Pot News from GAC
29-Nov-2018 FORESHORE DEVELOPMENT WITH INFILLING WORKS Singapore PORT REOPENED WITH RESTRICTIONS Port Kembla, Australia Foreshore development with infilling works Thursday, November 29, 2018, Singapore The working period for foreshore development with infilling works off Harbour Front, Cruise Bay, has...
November 29th, 2018 | Construction, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project regional mapping meeting for Atlantic and Indian Oceans held in Palisades, New York

Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project regional mapping meeting for Atlantic and Indian Oceans held in Palisades, New York
Participants at The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 project regional mapping meeting for the Atlantic and Indian Oceans gathered in Palisades, New York. The first Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project regional mapping meeting for the Atlantic and Indian Oceans took place this month at the Lamont-Doherty...
November 29th, 2018 | Associations, Environment, Oceanology | Read More

Alfa Laval has successfully completed tests for U.S. Coast Guard type approval with zero holding time

Alfa Laval has successfully completed tests for U.S. Coast Guard type approval with zero holding time
Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 reactor family – Click image to download Alfa Laval has successfully completed additional tests at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) to verify the biological efficacy of Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 without holding time. As a result, PureBallast 3 is on target...
November 29th, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
26-Nov-2018 MARINE WORKS AT JUNK BAY Hong Kong Marine works at Junk Bay Monday, November 26, 2018, Hong Kong For approximately 12 months, marine works involving construction of temporary working platforms for site investigation and bore pile works will be carried out within the area bounded by straight...
November 26th, 2018 | Construction, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Supplying Antarctica: Trans Global Projects delivers logistics for the most remote construction site in the world

Supplying Antarctica: Trans Global Projects delivers logistics for the most remote construction site in the world
TGP delivers equipment to the most remote construction site in the world Teesside, UK/Rothera Point, Antarctica, 26 November 2018: For the Trans Global Projects Group (TGP), no location is too remote. But while the UK-based international project logistics specialist has handled numerous projects in some...
November 26th, 2018 | Construction, Logistics | Read More

Global project launched to protect marine biodiversity

Global project launched to protect marine biodiversity
GloFouling A new international effort to combat the negative environmental impacts of the transfer of aquatic species through ships has been launched this week. The GloFouling Partnerships project – a collaboration between the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme...
November 26th, 2018 | Environment, IMO, Oceanology, Organisations, Pollution | Read More