Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

The BDI@1,203: future imperfect

The BDI@1,203: future imperfect
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 28 points earlier on today thanks, once again to the Capes losing whatever more or less gained during the past ten days… Geopolitical chaos gets another extension before Armageddon’s arrival…...
December 3rd, 2018 | Chartering, Climate, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Swiss Climate EcoCare GmbH and Korean Register sign MoU for IMO DCS services

Swiss Climate EcoCare GmbH and Korean Register  sign MoU for IMO DCS services
l to r: Michael Suhr Korean Register and Philipp A. Ahrenkiel and Nico Krumbeck both Swiss Climate EcoCare GmbH. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between Korean Register (KR) and Swiss Climate EcoCare GmbH to provide enhanced IMO DCS (International Maritime Organization, Data Collection...
December 3rd, 2018 | Classification Societies, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness
Irene K. Notias and Theodore Chouliaras Project Connect and The Institute of Maritime Educational Studies, (IMES) present:  “NEVER FORGET” A seminar on disaster preparedness for children ages 9 to 99 that raises awareness that to act proactively saves lives! The training seminar on the prevention...
December 1st, 2018 | Charity, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Education and Training, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insurance and Reinsurance, Pollution | Read More

The BDI@1,231: life is a rollercoaster!

The BDI@1,231: life is a rollercoaster!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 50 points and now stands at 1,231 points. Geopolitics are about to bring a Shakespearean Tempest revisited; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: On a weekly basis the BDI was up 138 points – from 1,093, thanks to the Capes’ erroneous skyrocking earlier...
November 30th, 2018 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Kira Phoenix K’inan: Glass Sculptor with Compassion for the Oceans

Kira Phoenix K’inan: Glass Sculptor with Compassion for the Oceans
Kira Phoenix K’inan Kira Phoenix K’inan: Glass Sculptor with Compassion for the Oceans Kira Phoenix K’inan talks to James Brewer about her innovative glass creations. London-based artist and designer Kira Phoenix K’inan brings together art and craft through her glass sculptures, many of...
November 30th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Environment, Exhibitions, Insight, Maritime Art, Maritime Gifts, News, Oceanology, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

OCIMF and INTERTANKO release new guidance on competency and learning from incidents

OCIMF and INTERTANKO release new guidance on competency and learning from incidents
.. 30 November 2018 – (London) OCIMF and INTERTANKO have today released two new information papers that will help improve safety in the energy shipping industry. The result of a joint initiative between the two organisations, the papers look at two key areas:  competency and learning from incidents. Behavioural...
November 30th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Energy, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Wärtsilä: Reduce Opex and Become Greener

Wärtsilä: Reduce Opex and Become Greener
.. The oil & gas industry was plunged into turmoil when the oil price crashed in 2014. To get back on track, the industry has been forced to transform. It has been forced to figure out new ways of working and apply new solutions to remain profitable while oil price fluctuates. The question that...
November 30th, 2018 | Accountancy, Drill ships, Environment, Gas, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Shipmanagement, Technology | Read More

Hot Pot News from GAC

Hot Pot News from GAC
29-Nov-2018 FORESHORE DEVELOPMENT WITH INFILLING WORKS Singapore PORT REOPENED WITH RESTRICTIONS Port Kembla, Australia Foreshore development with infilling works Thursday, November 29, 2018, Singapore The working period for foreshore development with infilling works off Harbour Front, Cruise Bay, has...
November 29th, 2018 | Construction, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project regional mapping meeting for Atlantic and Indian Oceans held in Palisades, New York

Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project regional mapping meeting for Atlantic and Indian Oceans held in Palisades, New York
Participants at The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 project regional mapping meeting for the Atlantic and Indian Oceans gathered in Palisades, New York. The first Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project regional mapping meeting for the Atlantic and Indian Oceans took place this month at the Lamont-Doherty...
November 29th, 2018 | Associations, Environment, Oceanology | Read More

Alfa Laval has successfully completed tests for U.S. Coast Guard type approval with zero holding time

Alfa Laval has successfully completed tests for U.S. Coast Guard type approval with zero holding time
Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 reactor family – Click image to download Alfa Laval has successfully completed additional tests at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) to verify the biological efficacy of Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 without holding time. As a result, PureBallast 3 is on target...
November 29th, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
26-Nov-2018 MARINE WORKS AT JUNK BAY Hong Kong Marine works at Junk Bay Monday, November 26, 2018, Hong Kong For approximately 12 months, marine works involving construction of temporary working platforms for site investigation and bore pile works will be carried out within the area bounded by straight...
November 26th, 2018 | Construction, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Supplying Antarctica: Trans Global Projects delivers logistics for the most remote construction site in the world

Supplying Antarctica: Trans Global Projects delivers logistics for the most remote construction site in the world
TGP delivers equipment to the most remote construction site in the world Teesside, UK/Rothera Point, Antarctica, 26 November 2018: For the Trans Global Projects Group (TGP), no location is too remote. But while the UK-based international project logistics specialist has handled numerous projects in some...
November 26th, 2018 | Construction, Logistics | Read More

Global project launched to protect marine biodiversity

Global project launched to protect marine biodiversity
GloFouling A new international effort to combat the negative environmental impacts of the transfer of aquatic species through ships has been launched this week. The GloFouling Partnerships project – a collaboration between the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme...
November 26th, 2018 | Environment, IMO, Oceanology, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

… one size doesn’t fit all as crazy Capes are up “again”…

… one size doesn’t fit all as crazy Capes are up “again”…
John Faraclas … one size doesn’t fit all as crazy Capes are up “again”… In continuation of yesterday’s title – Capes “fight” back to keep the pace, but…” we feel obliged to remind you that one size not only doesn’t fits all but more importantly same doesn’t constitute a market....
November 23rd, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Banking, Chartering, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Headlines, Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Luminultra concludes aqua-tools acquisition

Luminultra concludes aqua-tools acquisition
LuminUltra President and CEO Pat Whalen (right) and aqua-tools’ CEO Marc Raymond conclude the deal LuminUltra, the Canada-headquartered specialist in microbiological monitoring tools, has completed its acquisition of the Rapid Microbial Solutions (RMS) division of France-based aqua-tools. The acquisition,...
November 23rd, 2018 | Company Profiles, Environment, Health and Safety | Read More

Capes “fight” back to keep the pace, but…

Capes “fight” back to keep the pace, but…
  John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained ten points earlier on today and now stands at 1,018, thanks to the mild rise of the Capes; Geopolitics still messy. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI was up 33 points and now stands at 1,089 points, a bit of a less than yesterday’s gains… The...
November 22nd, 2018 | Anniversaries, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Insight, Markets, Military, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
22-Nov-2018 ROWING BOAT RACE Hong Kong SUPPLY & DELIVERY OF SAND AT TUAS VIEW EXTENSION Singapore REPAIR OF DAMAGED REVETMENTS Singapore SUSPENSION OF TRAFFIC FOR PASSAGE OF CRANE SHIP Dardanelles, Turkey Rowing Boat Race Thursday, November 22, 2018, Hong Kong A rowing boat race will take place...
November 22nd, 2018 | Canals, Construction, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rowing | Read More

NO to single use plastics…

NO to single use plastics…
Pupils of 1st Primary School of Alimos at HELMEPA’s exhibition “NO to single use plastics” by HELMEPA and the Embassy of Canada in Greece Raising awareness among children and adults on the need to reduce single use plastics is the aim of the joint initiative of HELMEPA and the Embassy of Canada...
November 22nd, 2018 | Associations, Charity, Emissions, Environment, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

IBIA at the Annual Mediterranean Bunker Fuel Conference

IBIA at the Annual Mediterranean Bunker Fuel Conference
Only 8 days left until the 7th Annual Mediterranean Bunker Fuel Conference, taking place on 29th-30th November, in Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens, Greece. IBIA Director Unni Einemo will be participating as a key speaker. Why attend? With IMO2020 implementation fast approaching: discuss how the 0.5%...
November 22nd, 2018 | Bunkering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Markets | Read More

UK Hydrographic Office presents Guyana with marine geospatial data to support the sustainable development of its blue economy

UK Hydrographic Office presents Guyana with marine geospatial data to support the sustainable development of its blue economy
… Guyanese Government presented with findings from recent seabed mapping campaign to support the management of their marine environment and the sustainable use of their natural economic resources TAUNTON, 22 NOVEMBER 2018 – The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has officially handed over marine...
November 22nd, 2018 | Environment, Oceanology | Read More

Successful trials for unmanned survey vessel

Successful trials for unmanned survey vessel
… The ‘micro Rapid Environmental Assessment Vessel’ (mREAV); an unmanned and highly-portable integrated survey system for inland waterways has successfully completed initial trials in the South West of England. The very small Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) was developed by Safeguard Nautica...
November 22nd, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

A major milestone you can’t miss

A major milestone you can’t miss
Join the celebration Be a part of the Oi journey and join us in San Diego as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary. Since its launch 50 years ago, Oceanology International has established itself as the world’s leading marine science and ocean technology portfolio of events. Bringing together the newest...
November 21st, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Oceanology | Read More

FUGRO Generates AUD 10 million cost saving award-winning ROV deployment technique

FUGRO Generates AUD 10 million cost saving award-winning ROV deployment technique
Fugro’s award-winning PDROV technology delivers substantial cost-savings and operational improvements. Fugro’s innovative use of platform deployed ROV (PDROV) technology has demonstrated substantial reductions in the costs of subsea jacket inspections and significant operational improvements. Recognised...
November 21st, 2018 | Energy, Gas, Oceanology, Oil Industry, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Electrochlorination remains preferred BWTS of choice for vessels with large flows and hazardous zones

Electrochlorination remains preferred BWTS of choice for vessels with large flows and hazardous zones
Dr Stelios Kyriacou, General Manager of BALPURE® BWMS, De Nora De Nora addresses common misconceptions relating to chlorine, hydrogen and system configuration  MILAN, November 19, 2018: De Nora, a market leading supplier of electrochlorination equipment, today highlighted the superior safety aspects...
November 19th, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Technical, Technology | Read More

Baleària begins retrofitting the Nápoles, the first of six ferries it will switch to LNG

Baleària begins retrofitting the Nápoles, the first of six ferries it will switch to LNG
The ship will reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by more than 9,000 tons a year The shipping company Baleària has begun retrofitting its Nápoles ferry to be powered by liquified natural gas. The ferry arrived at the Gibraltar Gibdock shipyards yesterday where they will modify the engines and install...
November 19th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Ship Conversions | Read More