Archive for the ‘Climate’ Category

ESPO applauds EU role in achieving the IMO agreement on CO2 reduction target for shipping

ESPO applauds EU role in achieving the IMO agreement on CO2 reduction target for shipping
.. 24 April 2018 – ESPO welcomes the agreement reached at global level within the IMO to peak CO2 emissions from shipping as soon as possible and reduce them by at least 50% by 2050, compared to 2008 levels. For European ports, the agreement reached last week is a real milestone and sends a strong...
April 24th, 2018 | Climate, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Pollution | Read More

The UGS welcomes IMO’s ambitious initial GHG reduction strategy…

The UGS welcomes IMO’s ambitious initial GHG reduction strategy…
Theodore El. Veniamis, president of the Union of Greek Shipowners The UGS welcomes IMO’s ambitious initial GHG reduction strategy as a first but critical step towards the industry’s decarbonization The Union of Greek Shipowners welcomes the adoption of the IMO’s initial GHG reduction strategy by...
April 16th, 2018 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, IMO, News, Pollution | Read More

IMO gives strong signal to the shipping industry to start decarbonizing

IMO gives strong signal to the shipping industry to start decarbonizing
Martin Dorsman The environmental committee of IMO decided at its 72th meeting to adopt an initial strategy on the reduction of Green House Gases (GHG) emissions from ships. This strategy sets out levels of ambition to reduce GHG emissions on a pathway to full decarbonisation, consistent with the Paris...
April 13th, 2018 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, IMO | Read More

Governments Need to Compromise or Risk Having No IMO Strategy At All

Governments Need to Compromise or Risk Having No IMO Strategy At All
Esben Poulsson Ahead of critical meetings at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) which commence on 3 April, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says that governments must compromise to help IMO agree an ambitious strategy for the further reduction of CO2 emissions by shipping that...
March 26th, 2018 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Asian ports face US$49 billion climate adaptation costs

Asian ports face US$49 billion climate adaptation costs
.. Thursday 22 March, 2018: Protecting Asia-Pacific ports against climate change could cost up to US$49 billion, according to new research commissioned by HSBC from sustainability analysts Asia Research and Engagement (ARE). The report – Climate Costs for Asia Pacific Ports – evaluates...
March 21st, 2018 | Climate, Environment, News, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The best bits of Oi18

The best bits of Oi18
As Oi18 draws to a close, we would like to thank you for joining us at what has been a fantastic event. We hope you’ve had a successful few days. With over 450 exhibitors having the opportunity to meet with thousands of quality visitors from around the globe, we are proud to have provided the industry...
March 15th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Climate, Construction, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, IMO, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

Find out what’s new at Oi18

Find out what’s new at Oi18
Register Now Who’s Exhibiting? What’s On Travel & Hotels With less than two weeks to go till doors open, Oi18 will be a bigger and better event than before. A multitude of the biggest names within the...
March 1st, 2018 | Associations, Climate, EEZ, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

The 8th MEPA – Marine Environment Protection Association was created

The 8th MEPA – Marine Environment Protection Association was created
Dimitis Mitsatsos at the podium delivering his speech Yesterday, 28 February 2018, the Director General of HELMEPA, Dimitris C. Mitsatsos and the Chairman of Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries (DCMMI), Mr. Khamis Juma Buamim, signed the Inaugural Declaration of UAEMEPA, the United Arab...
March 1st, 2018 | Associations, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, EEZ, Emissions, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Will the implementation of the Sulphur Cap 2020 be delayed?

Will the implementation of the Sulphur Cap 2020 be delayed?
Kim Yeon-tae, Executive Director, Korean Register Two of the most discussed issues in the international maritime industry in recent years have been the implementation of Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) and the approaching Sulphur Cap 2020. The prolonged maritime downturn of the last decade...
February 28th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Climate, Emissions, Environment | Read More

OI2018: Meet the right suppliers under one roof

OI2018: Meet the right suppliers under one roof
Oceanology International 2018  /  13 – 15 March 2018 Excel London OI18 is the ideal place to discover exciting new trends and developments in the industry and we’ve made it easy for you to make the most of your visit: 1. Learn the latest trends and market insights at the Conference covering...
February 16th, 2018 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Environmental Organisations and Shipping industry call for carriage ban on non-compliant fuel

Environmental Organisations and Shipping industry call for carriage ban on non-compliant fuel
Leading environmental organizations and the global shipping industry have joined in calling for an explicit prohibition on the carriage of non-compliant marine fuels when the global 0.5% sulphur cap takes effect in 2020. IMO has agreed that from 1st January 2020 the maximum permitted sulphur content...
January 22nd, 2018 | Associations, BIMCO, Bunkering, Climate, Emissions, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, Intertanko | Read More

Reducing Risks, Vulnerabilities and Enhancing Resilience

Reducing Risks, Vulnerabilities and Enhancing Resilience
Richard Moir, The Wealth Forums CEO 18 December 2017 Delegates Lounge, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London 3:00-6:00pm   Objective Getting our trade, finance and investment governance structures fit for purpose within the context of 21st century trade is a prerequisite to regenerative development....
December 4th, 2017 | Associations, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment, Finance, Oceanology, Weather | Read More

Give maritime a fairer share of EU funds, urges Motorways of the Sea coordinator Brian Simpson

Give maritime a fairer share of EU funds, urges Motorways of the Sea coordinator Brian Simpson
Brian Simpson OBE Brian Simpson, European coordinator for the Motorways of the Sea mega-project, has called for the European Union to support more vigorously the maritime sector in the transport network, when future Connecting Europe Facility calls for proposals are launched. He said: “Over 75%...
November 30th, 2017 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Insight, News, Organisations, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

The BDI@1,477: Dry Volatility continues… Wets: another enigma…

The BDI@1,477: Dry Volatility continues… Wets: another enigma…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today at 1,477 points, up 19… The Geopolitical situation remind us of a Yellowstone situ…. WISTA-Hellas’ Annual Forum at the Athenaeum InterContinental more than a great success, as did the Chios Village Ladies’ Friends at their annual...
November 27th, 2017 | Academia, Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Banking, Charity, Chartering, Climate, Clubs, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consumers Market, Containers, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Events, Fashion, Film Industry, HR, Immigration, Jewelry, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, People and Places, Pollution, Press and Media, Reports, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

IMO Secretary-General outlines challenges facing the Organization

IMO Secretary-General outlines challenges facing the Organization
… Assembly, 30th session, 27 November to 6 December 2017: Climate change, digital disruption and sustainable development among key areas as IMO moves into new era. The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Mr. Kitack Lim, has urged Member States to seize the opportunity...
November 27th, 2017 | Climate, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Organisations, Person Profiles | 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

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

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

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

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

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

Associated Bee Ports is keeping Britain buzzing

Associated Bee Ports is keeping Britain buzzing
Tina Raleigh, left, a member of ABP’s Green Team with local bee keeper Karen Wood. ABP Humber has taken on a green initiative by introducing around 50,000 honey bees to support the local ecosystem. To Port of Hull has recently installed a beehive and bee friendly plants to help preserve these vital...
October 18th, 2017 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Food and Drink, News, Pollution, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ICCT report: Oil + container shipping fleets are speeding up

ICCT report: Oil + container shipping fleets are speeding up
Flagging up a new study by the team @ ICCT which assesses the maritime sector’s GHG from 2013-2015. Key findings include: Fuel consumption is increasing.  Maritime fuel consumption increased from 291 to 298 million tonnes (+2.4%) from 2013 to 2015, compared to a 7% increase in demand for...
October 17th, 2017 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Pollution, Reports | Read More

Maritime Cyprus 2017: Highlights from speeches and panel sessions on the second day

Maritime Cyprus 2017: Highlights from speeches and panel sessions on the second day
A full house ! Shipping heavyweights congregate in Limassol for Maritime Cyprus 2017 Highlights from speeches and panel sessions on the second day of the conference CYPRUS, 11th October 2017: The second day of the “Maritime Cyprus 2017” Conference successfully kept the momentum that was...
October 11th, 2017 | Associations, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More