Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
26-Feb-2019 TESTING OF AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE Singapore FENDER REPAIR WORKS FOR DOLPHINS IN HEI LING CHAU TYPHOON SHELTER Hong Kong Testing of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Singapore An Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) will be tested off St John’s Island from...
February 26th, 2019 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment, Oceanology, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

US-China deal raises critical questions, Greening the financial system

US-China deal raises critical questions, Greening the financial system
US-China deal raises critical questions, Greening the financial system Commentary: US-China deal raises critical questions By Mark Sobel in Washington Washington has announced that it has reached an understanding with Beijing on a stable renminbi. The conditions for stability are ripe. Trump’s...
February 26th, 2019 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Finance, Markets, Pollution, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Ship owners need more than a warning

Ship owners need more than a warning
Panos Kirnidis Ship owners need more than a warning Ship owners need more than a simple warning from regulators as new rules affecting global shipping operations come into play – they need stronger support, according to Panos Kirnidis, CEO of Palau International Ship Registry (PISR). “My frequent...
February 25th, 2019 | Emissions, Environment, Pollution | Read More

Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response summary

Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response summary
Consistent implementation of 2020 sulphur limit – draft guidelines finalized The 0.50 percent limit for sulphur content in ships’ fuel oil will take effect on 1 January 2020 and will have a significant beneficial impact on human health and the environment. The Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention...
February 25th, 2019 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, Regulatory | Read More

Twin Damen Fast Crew Suppliers 2710 ordered by Hung Hua Construction Co. Ltd. of Taiwan

Twin Damen Fast Crew Suppliers 2710 ordered by  Hung Hua Construction Co. Ltd. of Taiwan
Michiel Hendrikx (Sales Manager Asia Pasific, Damen Shipyards Group), Mr. Chung-Pang Chen (General Manager Hung Hua Construction Co. Ltd.) Twin Damen Fast Crew Suppliers 2710 ordered by  Hung Hua Construction Co. Ltd. of Taiwan Hung Hua Construction Co. Ltd. of Taiwan has placed an order for two of...
February 25th, 2019 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy, Environment, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Scrubber conundrum: Cure better than prevention?

Scrubber conundrum: Cure better than prevention?
(seated l to r) Venkatesh Rao, Kaisa Marton, Richard Hall & Nikeel Idnani. (standing l to r) Bilal Al Habash, Rakesh Bangera, Dabira Chhabra, Jiju Vijayakumar & Sharad Kumar Dubai – As shipping enters the final lap in the race towards meeting the IMO Sulphur cap by January 2020, the industry...
February 24th, 2019 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMarEST | Read More

Rehrig Pacific Selects ORBCOMM’s Analytics Services to Power Its Vision™ Business Intelligence Platform

Rehrig Pacific Selects ORBCOMM’s Analytics Services to Power Its Vision™ Business Intelligence Platform
Leverages ORBCOMM’s advanced technology to enhance Rehrig’s software suite and provide their customers with improved performance, usability and reaction time ROCHELLE PARK, N.J., February 22nd 2019 – ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet...
February 22nd, 2019 | Consumers Market, Environment, IT and Communications, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

CSA 2020 briefs industry on positive results of scrubber wash water composition study

CSA 2020 briefs industry on positive results of scrubber wash water composition study
Captain Mike Kaczmarek, vice president, Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding. Photo by Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Lines The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 took advantage of the 6th session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR6) held in London...
February 21st, 2019 | Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Pollution, Reports | Read More

WOC COO on “The Role of Shipping in The Blue Economy” at GST Europe, 20-21 March

WOC COO on “The Role of Shipping in The Blue Economy” at GST Europe, 20-21 March
 World Ocean Council COO Christine Valentin will be Speaking on “The Role of Shipping in ‘The Blue Economy’” at GST Europe, 20-21 March, Copenhagen 17 February 2019 – With the theme of “A New Dawn for Sustainable Shipping: 2020 to 2050”, Green Ship Technology (GST) 2019 (20-21 March,...
February 17th, 2019 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

The BDI@608: Revival?

The BDI@608: Revival?
John Faraclas For a second day the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) saw a light improvement  since yesterday despite the continue fall of the Capes. Developments in Geopolitics must be watched as they might produce unwanted detrimental situations… John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: These 10 points today was...
February 13th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Holidays, Markets, News, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The port of Marseille-Fos sets the path towards the maritime data-hub concept…

The port of Marseille-Fos sets the path towards the maritime data-hub concept…
  The port of Marseille-Fos sets the path towards the maritime data-hub concept: a global digital gateway offering smart and reliable landing infrastructure for subsea cables Globalization does not simply mean more ships; it also means more information flows. No wonder that data traffic is predicted...
February 13th, 2019 | Construction, News, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Environmental organisations urge Council of Europe to maintain Bern Convention budget

Environmental organisations urge Council of Europe to maintain Bern Convention budget
12 February 2019 – Ahead of crucial debates on the financing of the Bern Convention, European NGOs have addressed a letter to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe urging it to ensure the financing and proper functioning of the Bern Convention – the Convention on the Conservation of...
February 12th, 2019 | Environment | Read More

Grimaldi Orders MAN B&W Two-Stroke Propulsion Engines/Turbocharger Package as Part of New Hybrid Generation

Grimaldi Orders MAN B&W Two-Stroke Propulsion Engines/Turbocharger Package as Part of New Hybrid Generation
Copenhagen, 2019-02-11 − MAN Energy Solutions has won the order to supply 18 × MAN B&W 9S50ME-C9.6 TIER II-compliant main engines for 9 × 7,800 lane-metre RoRo vessels intended for operation in the Mediterranean Sea. The customer is the Grimaldi Group, the Naples, Italy-based shipping company...
February 11th, 2019 | Emissions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

Sulphur and Greenhouse gas reduction priority for ICS

Esben Poulsson “The 2020 global sulphur cap will be the regulatory game changer of the decade with profound implications for the economics of shipping” believes Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Esben Poulsson. “But there are even more profound changes to come. We are rapidly...
February 11th, 2019 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, Pollution | Read More

Unforgettable Mrs Niki Goulandris…

Unforgettable Mrs Niki Goulandris…
…  Unforgettable Mrs Niki Goulandris, we thank you for everything you have contributed for the protection of the environment in our country. With great sorrow we were informed of the passing away of Niki Goulandris. Τhe Museum of Natural History will remind us all, in the years to come, of her...
February 11th, 2019 | Charity, Environment, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, News, Obituaries, Paintings and Sculpture, Photography | Read More

The BDI@601; enough to buy a pair of jeans…

The BDI@601; enough to buy a pair of jeans…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the week down to 601 points – minus nine points since yesterday and 44 since last week’s closing when the BDI stood at 645 points. Geopolitics in total disarray. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recaps: The Capes despite a “stabilization” continue...
February 8th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Pollution, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

LR receives approval to carry out verification activity on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

LR receives approval to carry out verification activity on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
08 February 2019 – The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) has approved Lloyd’s Register (LR) as a recognised classification society for the construction of mobile units in the N The Lloyd’s Register HQ’s Building orwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).This follows a change to section three...
February 8th, 2019 | Classification Societies, Construction, Energy, Oceanology | Read More

VeriFuel calls for cooperation and transparency across the marine fuel supply chain ahead of 2020

VeriFuel calls for cooperation and transparency across the marine fuel supply chain ahead of 2020
Charlotte Røjgaard 2020 provides the shipping industry an opportunity to further improve practices in the bunker fuel supply chain, says VeriFuel Sharing of information and fuel data will be vital in helping to ensure that quality issues are addressed Ship owners, ship managers, and charterers should...
February 7th, 2019 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Environment, Technical, Technology | Read More

WOC-Kelley Drye Ocean and Waterways Conference, Houston, 8 Marc

WOC-Kelley Drye Ocean and Waterways Conference, Houston, 8 Marc
WOC AND LAW FIRM KELLEY DRYE COLLABORATE TO PRESENT OCEAN AND WATERWAYS CONFERENCE World Ocean Council and Kelley Drye Team Up to Convene Ocean and Waterway Industries Around Risk and Sustainable Development, Houston, 8 March 7 February 2019 – The WOC-Kelley Drye Ocean and Waterways Conference...
February 7th, 2019 | Climate, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Alfa Laval expands its PureBallast 3 training programme with three new sites for crew training

Alfa Laval expands its PureBallast 3 training programme with three new sites for crew training
Martin Melin, Technical Communicator Compliance in ballast water treatment depends on crew knowledge as well as the ballast water treatment system itself. To help customers secure the needed competence, Alfa Laval is expanding its Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 training programme with crew training in Houston,...
February 6th, 2019 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, News, Pollution, Technical, Technology | Read More

Implementation of Taganrog Sea Commercial Port’s development programme in 2018

Implementation of Taganrog Sea Commercial Port’s development programme in 2018
.. In 2018, Taganrog Sea Commercial Port JSC (TagSCP, a company of UCL Holding) invested USD 4.5 million into the port infrastructure development programme, which is 2.3 times as much as in the same period of 2017. As a part of its technical upgrading, TagSCP invested in renewal and expansion of its...
February 6th, 2019 | Company Profiles, Construction, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Central banks take on climate change, Hard currencies outlook – part one

Central banks take on climate change, Hard currencies outlook – part one
. Commentary: Central banks take on climate change By Danae Kyriakopoulou in Davos As 1,500 private jets flew into Davos to talk about climate change, the Central Banks’ and Supervisors’ Network for Greening the Financial System was holding its latest steering committee meeting in Mexico. The...
February 6th, 2019 | Associations, Banking, Climate, Comment, Environment, Finance, Markets, Reports, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

FUGRO supports entire English Coast Monitoring Network with essential data

FUGRO  supports entire English Coast Monitoring Network with essential data
Wave measurement buoys, like this one near Lincs Offshore Wind Farm, are amongst 72 RCMP instruments under Fugro’s management around the 5,672 km of English coastline. The recent award of a three-year maintenance contract for the hydrodynamic element of the Anglian Coastal Monitoring programme means...
February 5th, 2019 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy, Environment, Insight, News | Read More

BHP and NYK use GoodFuels biofuel to progress decarbonisation goals

BHP and NYK use GoodFuels biofuel to progress decarbonisation goals
Picture credit: GoodFuels Marine BHP, NYK, GoodFuels and BLOC collaborate to progress sustainable biofuel bunkering in Rotterdam, verified with blockchain Rotterdam, 4 February 2019: Today global mining company BHP, Japanese shipping company NYK, leading sustainable biofuel company GoodFuels and...
February 4th, 2019 | Bunkering, Environment | Read More

The BDI@645; without frills…

The BDI@645; without frills…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) loss was a bit contained today, just 23 points but on a weekly basis the loss was a triple-digit one: 260 points from 905 of last Friday the 25th of January. Geopolitics still in disarray. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recaps: The Capes’ BCI was down...
February 1st, 2019 | Academia, Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Events, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More