Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Ministerial Statement on Marine Conservation Zones

 Environment Minister Richard Benyon today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: As part of the Government’s commitment to implementing in full the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Access Act, we are creating a network of national protected areas in British seas to ensure our underwater...
November 20th, 2011 | Environment | Read More

Ecosystem Management Pivotal in Securing a Green Economy

 The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)  co-organized last Friday a High-level International Forum on Ecosystem Management and Green Economy. The forum aimed to contribute to the success of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development,...
November 20th, 2011 | Environment | Read More

CARBON POSITIVE launches programme for Shipowners and Operators

Elena Athoussaki Practical emissions management support is intended to future proof against regulation and reduce costs now Carbon Positive, the leading carbon management consultancy for the maritime sector, has launched its Carbon Positive Programme for Ships (CPPS). The programme, which is specifically...
November 15th, 2011 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipmanagement, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

UN Climate Change Negotiations – Shipping Industry Briefs Governments

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – which represents all sectors and trades of the global shipping industry and more than 80% of the world merchant fleet – has produced a briefing document for government climate change negotiators, in advance of the next United Nations Climate Change Conference...
November 14th, 2011 | Environment, Organisations, Regulatory | Read More

Study shows significant reductions in CO2 emissions from ships from IMO measures

An IMO-commissioned study into the impact of mandatory energy efficiency measures for international shipping shows that implementation of the measures will lead to significant reductions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships, specifically reductions of carbon dioxide (CO2), resulting from enhanced...
November 14th, 2011 | Environment, IMO | Read More

World’s first certificate of fitness for safe CO2 storage

Calgary: DNV awards the world’s first certificate of fitness for safe CO2 storage to Shell’s Quest Carbon Capture and Storage project DNV has issued the world’s first certificate of fitness for a carbon dioxide (CO2) storage development plan to Shell’s Quest Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project....
November 14th, 2011 | Classification Societies, Environment | Read More

New Evidence That Climate Change Threatens Marine Biodiversity

 A new study uses unconventional but more accurate measures of the effect of climate change on the health of marine ecosystems and uncovers more reasons to be concerned Even though the world’s oceans and seas aren’t warming up as fast as landmass, there is still cause for concern for marine...
November 12th, 2011 | Environment, Oceanology | Read More

Emissions roadmap for the shipping industry

Think-tank Forum for the Future recently published its “Vision for 2040”, a new roadmap designed to reduce the shipping industry’s carbon intensity through to 2040. Key points of the document, part of its Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), will be the development of energy-efficient vessels,...
November 12th, 2011 | Environment | Read More

EBRD backs marine bio-safety initiative

EBRD backs marine bio-safety initiative
An innovative programme to protect marine biodiversity, backed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, is about to enter a new phase. The project aims to tackle one of the greatest threats to the health of the world’s oceans – the global spread of invasive species and pathogens...
November 4th, 2011 | Environment | Read More

AMVER 2011 Awards

AMVER 2011 Awards
Rear Admiral James Watson Once more the International Propeller Club of the United States, International Port of Piraeus in cooperation with the United States Embassy to the Hellenic Republic and the United States Coast Guard organized the AMVER Awards Ceremony.  The ceremony took place at the Athenaeum...
October 15th, 2011 | Environment, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, News, People and Places, Safety and Security | Read More

HMRC “may rethink tonnage tax changes”

HMRC “may rethink tonnage tax changes”
Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is understood to have agreed to re-examine its intention to unilaterally reinterpret the UK Tonnage Tax rules to the potential detriment of many shipowners. Shipping accountant and adviser, Moore Stephens says it understands that the review will be carried...
August 16th, 2011 | Environment, News | Read More