Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

The BDI@1,041; …slow steaming or loss of steam?

The BDI@1,041; …slow steaming or loss of steam?
John Faraclas The BDI@1,041; …slow steaming or loss of steam? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) remained close to last Friday’s levels gaining only one point. Geopolitics continue to be perplexed and messy. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capes’ BCI was up seven points at 1,470… The Panamaxes’...
May 20th, 2019 | Chartering, Climate, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Markets, News, Oceanology, Pollution, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

CARIBMEPA launched at Caribbean Shipping Association Executive Conference in Jamaica

CARIBMEPA launched at Caribbean Shipping Association Executive Conference in Jamaica
L to R (seated): Vivette Grant, Claudia Grant, and Joanne Edwards from Women in Maritime Association- Caribbean; Carleen Lyden Walker, NAMEPA; Dr. Fritz Pinnock, Caribbean Maritime University; Nicole Martin of IMLI and CARIBMEPA – L to R (standing): Otto Noack, COCATRAM; Mike Edgerton and Max Bobys...
May 20th, 2019 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Sulphur 2020 implementation – IMO issues additional guidance

Sulphur 2020 implementation – IMO issues additional guidance
.. Sulphur 2020 implementation – IMO issues additional guidance The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved and adopted a comprehensive set of guidance and guidelines to support the consistent implementation of the lower 0.50% limit on sulphur in ships’ fuel oil, which will enter...
May 20th, 2019 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, News, Organisations, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

UN agency pushes forward on shipping emissions reduction

UN agency pushes forward on shipping emissions reduction
. UN agency pushes forward on shipping emissions reduction IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) pushed forward with a number of measures aimed at supporting the achievement of the objectives set out in the initial IMO strategy on reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from...
May 20th, 2019 | Emissions, Energy, Environment, IMO, Pollution | Read More

Zeaborn places 100 ships with Verifavia Shipping and KR for IHM services

Zeaborn places 100 ships with Verifavia Shipping and KR for IHM services
Representatives of Zeaborn Ship Management – Nautilus Log – Korean Register – Verifavia Shipping on-board E.R. TIANPING in Singapore, 9 March 2019 (Picture taken by Michael Suhr) ZEABORN PLACES 100 SHIPS WITH VERIFAVIA SHIPPING & KOREAN REGISTER FOR INVENTORY OF HAZARDOUS MATERIAL...
May 20th, 2019 | Environment, Health and Safety, Pollution, Ship Demolitions | Read More

The UGS welcomes the progress made at the UN IMO MEPC74

The UGS welcomes the progress made at the UN IMO MEPC74
Theodore El. Veniamis, The UGS welcomes the progress made at the UN IMO MEPC74  The UGS welcomes the progress made at the UN IMO MEPC74 towards a safe and consistent implementation of the 2020 global sulphur cap on marine fuels and sustainable environmental policies The Union of Greek Shipowners warmly...
May 20th, 2019 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, IMO, News | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Hot Port news from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 17-May-2019 PLANNED TRAFFIC SUSPENSIONS FOR BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION Canakkale Strait, Turkey RECEPTION FACILITIES FOR RESIDUES DISPOSAL ARISING FROM EXHAUST GAS CLEANING SYSTEMS (SCRUBBERS) Singapore GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS TO CLOSE FOR EID UL FITRI Indonesia Planned traffic suspensions...
May 17th, 2019 | Canals, Emissions, Holidays, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

RightShip & South Pole deliver first reported carbon offset iron ore shipment for Anglo American

RightShip & South Pole deliver first reported carbon offset iron ore shipment for Anglo American
Kris Fumberger, Sustainability Manager, RightShip RightShip and South Pole deliver first reported entirely carbon offset iron ore shipment for Anglo American Global mining company Anglo American has offset the carbon emissions for an ocean freight voyage from South Africa to Europe, using RightShip’s...
May 16th, 2019 | Emissions, Energy, Environment | Read More

Ocean Infinity to support project for Shell

Ocean Infinity to support project for Shell
. Ocean Infinity to support project for Shell Ocean Infinity, the next generation seabed survey and ocean exploration company, is pleased to announce that it will be supporting its partner ‘Guardian Geomatics’ on an extensive hydrographic project for Shell, the leading multinational energy company. The...
May 16th, 2019 | Oceanology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Market hiccups with the BDI down to 1,032…

Market hiccups with the BDI down to 1,032…
John Faraclas; picture credits Anny Zade Market hiccups with the BDI down to 1,032… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 11 points thanks – obviously, to the Capes’ ups and downs. Geopolitics still in a mess and the Hellenic Platform of women Scientists make their presence felt! John Faraclas’...
May 15th, 2019 | Academia, Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, HR, Marinas, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technology, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Invest in Change

Invest in Change
Carleen Lyden Walker Invest in Change “Actions not Words” Kitack Lim opened the MEPC meeting in London with a call for “actions not words”.  This refrain is being echoed throughout the world as society demands the shipping industry work to reduce its contribution to climate change by reducing...
May 15th, 2019 | Energy, Environment, IMO, Organisations | Read More

International London Wine Fair

International London Wine Fair
. International London Wine Fair “The peoples of the Mediterranean began to emerge from barbarism when they learnt to cultivate the olive and the vine” – Thucydides What is it that makes Greek wine great today? Well, to begin with, the number of stories it delivers to the modern wine consumer....
May 15th, 2019 | Climate, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Food and Drink | Read More

Global problem, local actions – how an IMO/EU initiative is helping cut maritime emissions

Global problem, local actions – how an IMO/EU initiative is helping cut maritime emissions
Global problem, local actions – how an IMO/EU initiative is helping cut maritime emissions A new IMO video puts the spotlight on how an IMO/EU initiative is helping cut maritime emissions in the Solomon Islands as part of a global project to help tackle climate change. http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/PressBriefings/Pages/09-video-launch-global-problem-local-actions.aspx  Watch...
May 15th, 2019 | Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMO, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

ENGIE to host the Natural Propulsion Seminar in Paris May 29th 2019

ENGIE to host the Natural Propulsion Seminar in Paris May 29th 2019 The shipping industry has a major challenge, to decarbonise substantially over the coming decades with an initial target of at least 50% reduction in GHG emissions by 2050. That target will require many low carbon and zero-emission vessels...
May 15th, 2019 | Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

UN agency launches new global project to tackle maritime GHG emissions

UN agency launches new global project to tackle maritime GHG emissions
​IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim (left) and Mr Sveinung Oftedal, Specialist Director of the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment, signed the GreenVoyage-2050 project. UN agency launches new global project to tackle maritime GHG emissions A major international project to support the International...
May 14th, 2019 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, News, Organisations | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 10-May-2019 TESTING OF AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE Singapore ENVIRONMENTAL INCENTIVE SCHEME Port Botany & Port Kembla, Australia DREDGING OFF JURONG TERMINAL Singapore Testing of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Friday, May 10, 2019, Singapore From 13 to 17 May 2019, an Autonomous...
May 10th, 2019 | Environment, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Clean Shipping Award for Thordon’s COMPAC

Clean Shipping Award for Thordon’s COMPAC
Professor Dame Jane Francis presents the Seatrade Clean Shipping award to Patrik Wheater, who accepted the award on behalf of Thordon Bearings ©Steve Pope Fotowales Clean Shipping Award for Thordon’s COMPAC Thordon Bearings’ COMPAC seawater-lubricated propeller shaft system wins seatrade...
May 10th, 2019 | Awards, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

International Green Shipping and Technology Summit 2019

International Green Shipping and Technology Summit 2019
International Green Shipping and Technology Summit 2019 Under the Auspices of Hellenic Chamber of Shipping | GST 2019| Athens, Greece International Green Shipping and Technology Summit 2019 European Event | Athens, Greece | 29-30 May Brochure 2019 Hellenic Chamber of Shipping...
May 10th, 2019 | Associations, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Technology | Read More

Greek Shipowners put their weight behind the forthcoming UN IMO MEPC 74 for effective and sustainable solutions

Greek Shipowners put their weight behind the forthcoming UN IMO MEPC 74 for effective and sustainable solutions
Theodore El. Veniamis, Greek Shipowners put their weight behind the forthcoming UN IMO MEPC 74 for effective and sustainable solutions Ahead of the critical UN IMO Marine Environment and Protection Committee 74 (MEPC 74) meeting of next week, the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) urges IMO Member States...
May 10th, 2019 | Associations, Energy, Environment, IMO, News, Organisations, UN | Read More

Market’s volatility continues…

Market’s volatility continues…
  John Faraclas Market’s volatility continues… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 34 points – now standing at 974, and looks likely that same might go over and above the 1,000 point threshold – the psychological four-digit barrier. Geopolitics continue to be messy and as we have warned: expect...
May 9th, 2019 | Chartering, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, Oceanology, Pollution, Regulatory, Reports, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technology | Read More

Chesil – The Most Famous Beach we have ever cleaned

Chesil – The Most Famous Beach we have ever cleaned
Chesil – The Most Famous Beach We Have Ever Cleaned The 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 sailors assembled again ahead of the 2019 Volvo European Championship to spend some time cleaning up a local beach to the club we were at. Joined by our partners for the Europeans, the RYA and Volvo Car UK, our...
May 9th, 2019 | Environment, Sailing, Sports | Read More

ESPO supports EU proposal to discuss a harmonized approach on scrubbers at IMO level

ESPO supports EU proposal to discuss a harmonized approach on scrubbers at IMO level
. ESPO supports EU proposal to discuss a harmonized approach on scrubbers at IMO level 09 May 2019 IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 74), which is commencing next week in London, will discuss an EU proposal on the exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers). The proposal, which has been...
May 9th, 2019 | Associations, Environment, Ports & Terminals | Read More

WOC Joins World Benchmarking Alliance

WOC Joins World Benchmarking Alliance
WOC Joins World Benchmarking Alliance  WOC Becomes World Benchmarking Alliance Partner to Advance Development of Sustainability Criteria for Global Ocean Business Community 9 May 2019 The World Ocean Council (WOC) – the Global Blue Economy Business Organization – is pleased to announce that...
May 9th, 2019 | Energy, Environment | Read More

WOC to Chair Biofouling Management & Prevention Seminar (20-21 May, London)

WOC to Chair Biofouling Management & Prevention Seminar (20-21 May, London)
WOC to Chair Biofouling Management & Prevention Seminar (20-21 May, London) The World Ocean Council is Working to Engage the Ocean Business Community in Addressing Biofouling and Invasive Species 7 May 2019 – The Biofouling Management & Prevention Seminar, presented by Lloyd’s Maritime...
May 7th, 2019 | Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Pollution | Read More

Officials and experts meet to discuss research on sea turtle nesting in Albania

Officials and experts meet to discuss research on sea turtle nesting in Albania
Officials and experts meet to discuss research on sea turtle nesting in Albania A meeting was held in Tirana on 2 May 2019 within the framework of the research project “Exploration of potential nesting sites & design of conservation measures for sporadic nesting in Albania “(2018-2019) that is...
May 6th, 2019 | Oceanology, Pollution | Read More