Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

2020 Fuel Regulations – a new (old) approach  

2020 Fuel Regulations – a new (old) approach  
Dr. Ram Vis Dr. Ram Vis was a speaker at GST/Shipping 2030 in New York last week. Viewers can read herebelow his reflections on how the maritime industry should be approaching the fuel issue: Historically, Charles Lamb is credited with introducing heavy fuels in Diesel Engines. There was serious competition...
November 20th, 2017 | Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Technical, Technology | Read More

British Safety Council opens office in India to help save lives

British Safety Council opens office in India to help save lives
Launching the British Safety Council’s office in Mumbai – from left to right – Lynda Armstrong, Chair of the British Safety Council; Hemant Sethi, Country Manager, British Safety Council, India; Antony Selvaraj, Chairman & Managing Director of NIST; Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the...
November 20th, 2017 | Associations, Environment, Health and Safety | Read More

Cooperation for oil spill preparedness in west, central and southern Africa

Cooperation for oil spill preparedness in west, central and southern Africa
… Briefing: 31 17/11/2017  – A regional conference of countries in west, central and southern Africa has committed to continue to work at both national and regional levels to boost preparedness to deal with oil spill incidents which could be devastating both for the marine environment...
November 17th, 2017 | EEZ, Environment, IMO, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

International Shipping Industry takes significant action on Decarbonization at UNFCCC COP23

International Shipping Industry takes significant action on Decarbonization at UNFCCC COP23
BONN – NOVEMBER 15, 2017: A group of international shipping industry leaders have joined forces to drive the decarbonization agenda with a business-focused approach that pushes ahead of regulatory mechanisms at the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate...
November 15th, 2017 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  14-Nov-2017 LIGHT BEACON REPAIR WORKS Hong Kong SUBMARINE OUTFALL INSPECTION WORKS OFF WAH FU Hong Kong REGULATIONS FOR ECA (EMISSION CONTROL AREAS) China Light beacon repair works Tuesday, November 14, 2017, Hong Kong For approximately 4 months, repair works for a light...
November 14th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

HELMEPA Junior celebrates 24 years of action

HELMEPA Junior celebrates 24 years of action
European Parliament Office in Athens – HELMEPA Junior Program rewarding On November 10, 2017 we celebrated 24 years of operation of the “HELMEPA Junior” Program. It was on November 10, 24 years ago, that HELMEPA’s Board of Directors, chaired by Basil Phr. Papachristidis and with the sincere,...
November 13th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Charity, Environment, Story of the Day | Read More

MAN Diesel & Turbo Acts on Decarbonisation

MAN Diesel & Turbo Acts on Decarbonisation
The ‘RheinFantasie’, moored in the heart of Bonn and close to the main conference centre forUNFCCC, hosted the shipping summit Shipping industry holds own summit at COP 23 climate meeting, pushes for ‘Maritime Energy Transition’ The 23rd session of the UN’s Climate Change Conference, ‘COP...
November 13th, 2017 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

fathom-news e-bulletin 12 Nov. 2017

fathom-news e-bulletin 12 Nov. 2017
INSIGHT Fuelled by microwaves A promising new energy source for cruise ships could emerge next year. It’s known as microwave assisted pyrolysis, and Richard Branson’s Virgin Cruises is in the know. More.   Singapore:...
November 12th, 2017 | Environment, Reports | Read More

High-Level summit to drive ambitious action on Global Shipping’s Decarbonization Challenge

High-Level summit to drive ambitious action on Global Shipping’s Decarbonization Challenge
LONDON – NOVEMBER 10, 2017: Wide consensus that the global shipping fleet must rapidly decarbonize has catalyzed some of shipping’s most ambitious and commercially-savvy leaders, strategists and innovators to co-develop an Action Plan for the decarbonization of international shipping in line with...
November 10th, 2017 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment | Read More

Ocean at the heart of COP23

Ocean at the heart of COP23
The Ocean & Climate Initiatives Alliance launches the first synthesis  of the ongoing actions led by the ocean-climate community Ocean at the heart of COP23 The Presidency of Fiji at the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)...
November 10th, 2017 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Grammenos’ Cass 4th Athens Triennial Meeting…

Grammenos’ Cass 4th Athens Triennial Meeting…
Anthony Papadimitriou at the podium; to his right the panel Picture by iris D. Liaskonis …is as you read these lines enfolding at the Onassis Cultural Centre (STEGI) in Athens, Greece and continues tomorrow with nearly 1,000 registrations… The Grammenos Brigade as we call it! Iris Liaskonis is...
November 10th, 2017 | Academia, Associations, Breaking News, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Markets, Military, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ICS encouraged by EU faith in UN IMO to further reduce shipping’s carbon emissions

ICS encouraged by EU faith in UN IMO to further reduce shipping’s carbon emissions
Simon Bennett,ICS Director of Policy and External Relations Speaking from the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, ICS Director of Policy, Simon Bennett, has commented on the provisional decision by the European Union not to include shipping within the full scope of the regional EU Emissions Trading...
November 9th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

Banks explore challenges Decarbonisation poses to Ship Finance

Banks explore challenges Decarbonisation poses to Ship Finance
Maurice John Meehan “Many global financial institutions have committed to bringing their portfolios in line with the transition to a low-carbon economy. To fully achieve this, they must address the climate risks to hundreds of billions of dollars in shipping investments that will emerge as soon as...
November 8th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, Shipfinance | Read More

German Environmental Ministry Backs Industry-Led Shipping Decarbonization Summit at UNFCCC COP23

German Environmental Ministry Backs Industry-Led Shipping Decarbonization Summit at UNFCCC COP23
LONDON – NOVEMBER 07, 2017: The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) has pledged its support for the ‘Ambition 1.5oC: Global Shipping’s Action Plan’ summit which will gather 150-200 invited, influential shipping industry representatives...
November 7th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment | Read More

Corsica Linea to take vessel performance management to the next level with Eniram’s solutions

Corsica Linea to take vessel performance management to the next level with Eniram’s solutions
Capture of the Eniram MRV application on your mobile device Wärtsilä Corporation,  6 November 2017 at 10 a.m. EET – Eniram, a Wärtsilä company, has signed a five-year service agreement with Corsica Linea to take them to the forefront of digitalization and performance management. The agreement...
November 6th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

CTG’s Stephanie Lavelle will be presenting at the Asian Emissions Technology Conference in Singapore on 6 November 2017

CTG’s Stephanie Lavelle will be presenting at the Asian Emissions Technology Conference in Singapore on 6 November 2017
CTG’s Stephanie Lavelle CTG’s Stephanie Lavelle will be presenting at the Asian Emissions Technology Conference in Singapore on 6 November 2017 Stephanie Lavelle, CTG’s Maritime Manager will be presenting ‘Wash-Water Discharge Compliance’ on Monday 6 November at the Asian...
November 3rd, 2017 | Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

From Plastic to Fantastic: Students’ GreenSeas bin is a ‘shore’ thing

From Plastic to Fantastic: Students’ GreenSeas bin is a ‘shore’ thing
… The environmental charity GreenSeas and university students are determined to change the ‘Can’t be bothered’ attitude to responsible waste disposal.  Their mission began last week on a beach in the South of England ….…. GreenSeas Trust and the University of East London (UEL) design...
November 1st, 2017 | Charity, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

PaSea Wins Awards for its ORB Software

PaSea Wins Awards for its ORB Software
… Prevention at Sea Wins Multiple Awards for its Oil Record Book Software Since its inception in 2013, Prevention at Sea (PaSea) has set out to help marine businesses minimise operational risks by identifying factors likely to cause safety issues and implementing processes to help minimise those...
November 1st, 2017 | Awards, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IT and Communications, Shipmanagement | Read More

Typhoon Haiyan’s fourth anniversary shows long-term impact of storms

Typhoon Haiyan’s fourth anniversary shows long-term impact of storms
A vessel blown onto land by Typhoon Haiyan Four years ago on 8 November, Typhoon Haiyan – one of the most destructive tropical cyclones ever recorded – hit Southeast Asia, killing more than 7,000 people and leaving an estimated $2.8 billion worth of damage. Stuart Rivers, CEO of international charity...
November 1st, 2017 | Charity, Climate, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment, Oceanology, Weather | Read More

Marseille Fos agrees new Distriport logistics project

Marseille Fos agrees new Distriport logistics project
View of the Marseilles port passenger terminal Paris-based logistics park developer Virtuo has signed an agreement with the Marseille Fos port authority for construction of a multi-user facility of almost 70,000m2 at Distriport, close to the Fos container terminals.  Due to open in the third quarter...
October 31st, 2017 | Construction, Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

AkzoNobel surpasses 100 Intercept 8500 LPP applications, saving 25.5m USD of fuel and 274,000 MT of CO2

AkzoNobel surpasses 100 Intercept 8500 LPP applications, saving 25.5m USD of fuel and 274,000 MT of CO2
.. October 31, 2017 – Owners and operators are saving fuel costs and reducing carbon emissions with AkzoNobel’s patented biocidal antifouling coating Intercept® 8500 LPP, part of the International® product range. The coating, which has seen rapid adoption among customers with over 100 applications...
October 31st, 2017 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Liberia’s electronic oil record book scoops up two more innovation awards

Liberia’s electronic oil record book scoops up two more innovation awards
Pictured from left to right: Mark Laudi, host of the 2017 Lloyd’s List Asia Pacific Awards, Scott Bergeron, CEO, Liberian Registry, and Liz McCarthy, Publisher, Lloyd’s List Intelligence. The innovative electronic oil record book (ε-ORB) produced by LISCR, the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry,...
October 30th, 2017 | Awards, Bunkering, Environment, Flags | Read More

Progress made in developing GHG strategy for international shipping

Progress made in developing GHG strategy for international shipping
… The second meeting of the Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from Ships (23-27 October) has made progress in starting to shape a draft initial IMO GHG strategy including refining the vision for IMO, which will express IMO’s further commitment to...
October 30th, 2017 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Pollution | Read More

European shipowners support the progress made at the IMO environmental meeting

European shipowners support the progress made at the IMO environmental meeting
Martin Dorsman ECSA representing the European shipowners believe that continuous progress was made last week at the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) intersessional meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC). The meeting has further built on an initial strategy for reducing...
October 30th, 2017 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Hempel launches new antifouling coatings – Globic 9500 series

Hempel launches new antifouling coatings – Globic 9500 series
… Hempel launches new antifouling coatings – Globic 9500 series – delivering outstanding return on investment and flexibility 30 October – leading global coatings manufacturer Hempel is launching two new premium antifouling coatings, Globic 9500M and Globic 9500S. The coatings offer customers...
October 30th, 2017 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More