Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

MethaShip Project: Renewable Methanol is ‘fuel with a future’

MethaShip Project: Renewable Methanol is ‘fuel with a future’
Much of the bunkering and transport infrastructure for Methanol already exists and can be extended further by adjustments to existing tanks and vessels Cross-industry research finds key advantages for use of methanol in medium speed marine engines for passenger shipping Papenburg and Brussels, 22 October...
October 22nd, 2018 | Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, Pollution, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Scrubber-fitted dry bulk vessels will command 2020 premiums

Scrubber-fitted dry bulk vessels will command 2020 premiums
A two-tier market will reward early adopters with higher timecharter rates and asset values as cost of low sulphur fuel increases dramatically, says MSI London, 22 October 2018. Scrubber-fitted dry bulk vessels could be earning a significant premium over those burning more expensive low sulphur fuel...
October 22nd, 2018 | Chartering, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Get ready for Oi in San Diego

Get ready for Oi in San Diego
Why should you attend? Taking place in San Diego on 25- 27 February, Oceanology International Americas provides a unique opportunity for you to discover the solutions transforming the ocean technology industry. Here are 5 reasons to attend Oi Americas in 2019: Discover the latest technologies &...
October 19th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Oceanology | Read More

News from port of Marseille Fos

News from port of Marseille Fos
.. QUECHEN SILICON CHEMICAL, the world’s 3rd-largest manufacturer of silica for green tires, has signed a ground lease to build its new European factory in Fos-sur-Mer in the South of France. The largest Chinese industrial investment for a new factory in France has taken another major step forward...
October 19th, 2018 | Construction, Markets, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ESPO congratulates Port of Valencia, Ports of Bremen, Port of Moerdijk and Port of Tangier for renewing EcoPorts’ environmental standard (PERS)

ESPO congratulates Port of Valencia, Ports of Bremen, Port of Moerdijk and Port of Tangier for renewing EcoPorts’ environmental standard (PERS)
Isabelle Ryckbost 19 October 2018 – ESPO congratulates Port of Valencia (Spain), Ports of Bremen (Germany), Port of Moerdijk (Netherlands) and Port of Tangier (Morocco) for renewing EcoPorts’ environmental management standard (PERS). Isabelle Ryckbost, ESPO’s Secretary General, and Sotiris...
October 19th, 2018 | Awards, Environment, Events, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Recent fires at Gadani yards prompt authorities to shut down all shipbreaking activities

Recent fires at Gadani yards prompt authorities to shut down all shipbreaking activities
Shipbreaking Workers Union and NTUF jointly organized a protest rally in Gadani against the increase in accidents and the closure of the yards NGOs call for the relocation of the industry to facilities equipped for safe and clean recycling Brussels/Islamabad, 19 October 2018 – On 11 October a...
October 19th, 2018 | Environment, Health and Safety, Ship Demolitions | Read More

MarineTraffic believes JIT sailing could be major game changer for shipping industry

MarineTraffic believes JIT sailing could be major game changer for shipping industry
Pictured is MarineTraffic Partner, Business Development, Argyris Stasinakis (L) with IMO Secretary General, Kitack Lim MarineTraffic supports GIA partners, Port of Rotterdam and Shell on initial JIT GHG initiative findings. MarineTraffic, the global ship tracking and maritime intelligence provider,...
October 19th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Tackling maritime emissions – IMO rolls out ship and port toolkits

Tackling maritime emissions – IMO rolls out ship and port toolkits
To reduce emissions across the maritime sector, national authorities need to first quantify those emissions and then develop a strategy to reduce them. A new set of free-of-charge toolkits to assess and address emissions from ships and ports is now available from the International Maritime Organization...
October 18th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, IMarEST, Pollution | Read More

Greek shipowners strongly support the forthcoming discussions at the UN IMO for effective implementation and enforcement of the 2020 0.5% global sulphur cap

Greek shipowners strongly support the forthcoming discussions at the UN IMO for effective implementation and enforcement of the 2020 0.5% global sulphur cap
Theodore El. Veniamis, president of the Union of Greek Shipowners Greek shipowners strongly support the forthcoming discussions at the UN IMO for effective implementation and enforcement of the 2020 0.5% global sulphur cap The Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) remains firmly committed to the successful...
October 18th, 2018 | Associations, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Health and Safety, News | Read More

ESPO publishes Environmental Report 2018 – Top 10 Environmental Priorities

ESPO publishes Environmental Report 2018 – Top 10 Environmental Priorities
Isabelle Ryckbost 18 October 2018 – ESPO presented yesterday its annual Environmental Report for 2018 at the GreenPort Congress in Valencia. The ESPO Environmental Report includes environmental performance benchmark indicators as well as the Top 10 Environmental Priorities of the European...
October 18th, 2018 | Associations, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports | Read More

Falling BDI@1,554 creates uneasiness; wets upwards and stable…

Falling BDI@1,554 creates uneasiness; wets upwards and stable…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 24 points earlier on today raising eyebrows. Geopolitics continue to be dodgy… John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI fall of 58 points brought the respective index down at 2,106 points; once again: CAUTION! The  Panamaxes’ BPI managed to...
October 17th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Identifying barriers to cutting emissions through just-in-time operations as intersessional working group meets

Identifying barriers to cutting emissions through just-in-time operations as intersessional working group meets
. 17 Oct 2017 Identifying barriers to cutting emissions through just-in-time operations as intersessional working group meets  Intersessional working group meets to develop a programme of follow-up actions to IMO’s Initial strategy on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships see http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/WhatsNew/Pages/default.aspx ...
October 17th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment | Read More

MAN Energy Solutions pledges incentives to stimulate Decarbonisation

MAN Energy Solutions pledges incentives to stimulate Decarbonisation
Participants in the second panel discussion – ‘Environmental regulations: Shipping as partof the solution, not the problem’ * Greek conference debates impending challenges facing shipping sector At the 4th annual Naftemporiki Shipping Conference, held in Athens on October 3rd 2018, an assorted...
October 17th, 2018 | Emissions, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Pollution | Read More

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #17

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #17
.. Brussels, 17 October 2018 – There were a total of 113 ships broken in the third quarter of 2018. Of these, 79 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia for dirty and dangerous breaking [1]. Between July and September, three workers have lost their lives when breaking ships in Alang, India....
October 17th, 2018 | Environment, Markets, Reports, Ship Demolitions | Read More

The BDI@1,578: an expected volatility and contained fall…

The BDI@1,578: an expected volatility and contained fall…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost six points thanks to the Capes’ fall… Geopolitics as crucial as ever… particularly on the platoon and financial sector… John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI was down 25 points at 2,164 – …the classic volatile size… Panamaxes were...
October 16th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, HR, Intermanager, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, Military, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Ship Managers plan to work together to meet Shipping Challenges

Ship Managers plan to work together to meet Shipping Challenges
InterManager President Björn Jebsen speaking at the InterManager AGM. Meeting the challenges of tomorrow’s maritime trade is at the forefront of ship managers’ focus as they develop strategies to meet environmental targets and embrace fast-paced technological advances in our industry. Ship managers...
October 16th, 2018 | Associations, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Intermanager, Shipmanagement, Technology | Read More

Chelsea Technologies announces “significant” wash water monitor order from Fuji Electric

Chelsea Technologies announces “significant” wash water monitor order from Fuji Electric
Chelsea Technologies’ Wash Water Monitor Order from Japanese scrubber manufacturer reflects moves by Asian shipowners to align with an industry-wide uptake of scrubber technology  15 OCTOBER 2018 – Chelsea Technologies Group (CTG), a world leader in the design and manufacture of sensors for...
October 15th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Technical, Technology | Read More

NAMEPA Annual Conference and Awards Dinner Highlights Corporate Sustainable Responsibility

NAMEPA Annual Conference and Awards Dinner Highlights Corporate Sustainable Responsibility
October 14, 2018 – The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) will be hosting its 11th Annual Conference and Awards Dinner on Thursday, October 25th aboard the Hornblower Infinity at Pier 40 in New York City. This year’s conference theme is “The New CSR: Ethical, Strategic,...
October 15th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Associations, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

‘The best of the best’ performers in health, safety or environmental management are named

‘The best of the best’ performers in health, safety or environmental management are named
  .. British Safety Council announces the winners of the 2018 Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour awards The British Safety Council has announced the winners of this year’s Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour awards for the exemplary management of health, safety and environmental risks by...
October 15th, 2018 | Awards, Environment, Health and Safety | Read More

ClassNK releases “ClassNK MRV Portal (IMO DCS)”

ClassNK releases “ClassNK MRV Portal (IMO DCS)”
Tokyo – Leading Classification Society ClassNK granted an Approval in Principle (AIP) based on its Rule Tokyo – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has released “ClassNK MRV Portal (IMO DCS)”, a software service for the reporting, monitoring and verification of shipping CO2 emissions in line...
October 12th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Emissions, Environment, IT and Communications, Regulatory | Read More

What will you discover at Oi Americas?

What will you discover at Oi Americas?
The newly rebranded Oi Americas is returning to San Diego after a successful first event. Come and celebrate Oi’s 50th anniversary in delivering world leading ocean technology and marine science events. The free-to-attend exhibition will showcase the latest technologies and innovations from...
October 11th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Oceanology | Read More

Contained losses with the BDI@1,493

Contained losses with the BDI@1,493
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell another ten points losing the threshold of the 1,500 points but doesn’t look  too worrying unless… The Geopolitics on the same level as yesterday with the Economic mess ready to engulf Planet Ocean and make the World suffer for another ten years. John...
October 10th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ICS publishes New Edition of Industry Guidance on Garbage Management Plans

ICS publishes New Edition of Industry Guidance on Garbage Management Plans
Simon Bennett The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has recently published a new edition of its ‘Guidance for the Preparation and Implementation of Garbage Management Plans as Required by MARPOL Annex V’. This second edition is intended to help shipping companies comply with the latest requirements...
October 10th, 2018 | Books, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, Pollution | Read More

A Practical Overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap

A Practical Overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap
Part 1: Scope of the Regulation and the Risks of Non-Compliance With less than eighteen months before Regulation 14.1.3 of Annex VI of the MARPOL Convention comes into effect, there are still numerous challenges surrounding compliance and enforcement, which have cast uncertainty over the effect that...
October 10th, 2018 | Emissions, Energy, Environment, Legal, Pollution | Read More

GHG and sulphur 2020 on agenda at Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 73)

GHG and sulphur 2020 on agenda at Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 73)
MEPC 73 preview  http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/IMOMediaAccreditation/Pages/MEPC73preview.aspx  What? Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 73rd session Chair: Mr. Hideaki Saito (Japan) When and where? 22-26 October 2018, at IMO Headquarters in London. Highlights of particular interest...
October 10th, 2018 | Environment | Read More