Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

SAL Heavy Lift delivers bridge sections from China to Norway

SAL Heavy Lift delivers bridge sections from China to Norway
MV Trina discharging unit 1.2 73,8 x 5,5 x 5,8 m – 321 t Hamburg, 28 January 2019 – SAL Heavy Lift delivers 12 bridge sections for the Beitstadsundbrua bridge from China to Norway. The final bridge is part of the largest road construction project in northern Trøndelag, will measure 580 m in...
January 28th, 2019 | Construction, News | Read More

The BDI@982: a disaster waiting to happen

The BDI@982: a disaster waiting to happen
John Faraclas – picture credits Kenny Hickey The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell below the 1,000 points psychological threshold; an expected fall and now reads 982 – minus 54 points. Geopolitics continue to deteriorate all over Planet Ocean. John Faraclas’ daily markets briefing: The Capes’ triple-digit...
January 24th, 2019 | Banking, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Finance, HR, Markets, Oceanology, Pollution, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Base port discharge rules on scientific fact, advises CSA 2020

Base port discharge rules on scientific fact, advises CSA 2020
The Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 has called upon the global maritime industry not to single out scrubber wash waters when coastal states and port authorities adopt local regulations to lessen the impact of ship operations on their ports and harbours. Responding to reports that coastal states and...
January 23rd, 2019 | Environment, Pollution, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
22-Jan-2019 MARINE WORKS AT TSIM SHA TSUI Hong Kong CABLE LAYING WORKS IN THE EAST JOHOR STRAIT Singapore TROPICAL LOW EXPECTED TO BECOME CYCLONE Dampier, Australia BAN ON OPEN-LOOP SCRUBBERS Fujairah, United Arab Emirates Marine Works at Tsim Sha Tsui Tuesday, January 22, 2019, Hong Kong For approximately...
January 22nd, 2019 | Construction, Emissions, Environment, Pollution, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Planning for 2020 IMO’s sulphur cap has already started

Planning for 2020 IMO’s sulphur cap has already started
… Aderco, one of the world’s leading maritime fuel treatment companies, is reminding ship owners, ship managers and operators that they should already have started planning to comply with the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap. Olivier Baiwir, CEO of Aderco, believes some in the maritime industry...
January 22nd, 2019 | Bunkering, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
21-Jan-2019 CONSTRUCTION OF OUTFALLS AT THE FORMER KAI TAK RUNWAY Hong Kong Construction of Outfalls at the Former Kai Tak Runway Monday, January 21, 2019, Hong Kong For approximately 6 months, marine works involving construction of two outfalls will be carried out in the following works areas at the...
January 21st, 2019 | Construction, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

OCIMF releases new information paper on Volatile Organic Compound emissions

OCIMF releases new information paper on Volatile Organic Compound emissions
21 January 2019 – London OCIMF released a new information paper on 17 January on Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Cargo Systems on Oil Tankers.  This information paper presents the technologies and methods that are currently available for controlling or treating Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)...
January 21st, 2019 | Emissions, Environment | Read More

The City of Lights will be a lighthouse for electric mobility on the water

The City of Lights will be a lighthouse for electric mobility on the water
Paris, the River Seine Paris, France (January 21, 2019) – The Seine may soon be the world’s greenest river and Paris boat operators are leading the way. The City of Paris has set ambitious goals to improve air quality and reduce the city’s carbon footprint in conjunction with the upcoming Olympic...
January 21st, 2019 | Emissions, Environment, Holidays, Pollution | Read More

Another Dutch ship owner faces huge fine for having beached a vessel

Another Dutch ship owner faces huge fine for having beached a vessel
Ingvild Jenssen Brussels, 20 January 2019 – Dutch ship owner Holland Maas Scheepvaart Beheer II BV has been fined 780.000 EUR and paid a settlement of 2.2 million EUR – totaling to a price tag of almost 3 million EUR – for having beached a ship for scrapping in India. In 2013, Holland...
January 20th, 2019 | Environment, Health and Safety, Pollution, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Markets and Geopolitics: Between the devil and the deep blue sea* …and a Winter BBQ to remember!

Markets and Geopolitics: Between the devil and the deep blue sea* …and a Winter BBQ to remember!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained  35 points earlier on today and now reads 1,112; on a weekly basis though the BDI was down  57 points – from 1,169 (11/1/2019). Geopolitics in total disarray.  John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recaps: Capes’ unprecedented volatility develops...
January 18th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Deltamarin’s further involvement in Titanic II project confirmed

Deltamarin’s further involvement in Titanic II project confirmed
.. Blue Star Line has contracted Deltamarin to continue with the design of Titanic II. The contract covers activities and tasks for the design process, consultancy and project management services. Deltamarin will provide Blue Star Line with outline design services including finalising and modifying the...
January 18th, 2019 | Cruise Industry, Environment, Maritime History and Museums, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) Signs MOU with the Government of Assam for World Bank funded inland water transport project

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) Signs MOU with the Government of Assam for World Bank funded inland water transport project
IRClass personnel signing the MOU with the Government of Assam The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) and the Government of Assam, a key state in India’s north-east, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further enhance the state’s inland water transport (IWT) system to improve commuter...
January 18th, 2019 | Classification Societies, Construction, Inland Waterways | Read More

“What’s in Your Stack?”

“What’s in Your Stack?”
l to r: RADM Joe Servidio, Holland America Line; Captain Gordon Loebl, Hornblower Cruises and Events: Chris Brown, Chevron Shipping; Carleen Lyden Walker, NAMEPA “What’s in Your Stack?” Conference unites students, regulators, industry, and conservationists to Save Our Seas January 17, 2019 –...
January 17th, 2019 | Academia, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Tsavliris Salvage joins forces with Green Award Foundation

Tsavliris Salvage joins forces with Green Award Foundation
l to r: Nicolas Tsavliris, Andreas Tsavliris, Dimitrios Mattheou (Chairman, Green Award Foundation), George Tsavliris, Jan Fransen (Executive Director, Green Award) Tsavliris Salvage celebrated its induction into the Green Award Foundation during a reception at the Yacht Club of Greece on January 10,...
January 17th, 2019 | Awards, Emissions, Environment, Events, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Call for Proposals on “Transdisciplinary Research for Ocean Sustainability”

Call for Proposals on “Transdisciplinary Research for Ocean Sustainability”
The Belmont Forum Seeks Proposals to Accelerate Ocean Sustainable Use; the World Ocean Council Will Work to Ensure Industry Engagement 15 January 2019 The Belmont Forum call for proposals on “Transdisciplinary Research for Ocean Sustainability”, in collaboration with Future Earth and JPI Oceans,...
January 15th, 2019 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill | Read More

CSA 2020 appoints Ian Adams as Executive Director

CSA 2020 appoints Ian Adams as Executive Director
Ian Adams The Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 has contracted Maritime AMC (MAMCL), a UK-based association management company, to provide secretariat services, and appointed Ian Adams as its Executive Director. The membership body, whose members include more than 30 shipowning companies, was established...
January 14th, 2019 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, Person Profiles | Read More

Number of ships sailing with Selektope®-powered antifouling coatings set to double in 2019

Number of ships sailing with Selektope®-powered antifouling coatings set to double in 2019
Philip Chaabane, I-Tech CEO. January 2019: The largest single volume order received for the barnacle-repelling antifouling ingredient Selektope® coupled with strong commercial developments in late 2018 will see the number of ships using Selektope®-containing antifouling coatings more than double in...
January 11th, 2019 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

Pocket Guide – new concept introduced by Seagull

Pocket Guide – new concept introduced by Seagull
Pocket Guide – new concept from Seagull Last year, Seagull Maritime introduced a new concept to their comprehensive library of learning – The Pocket Guide. This has been developed as a supplement to the e-learning modules. But what is a Pocket guide?   A Pocket Guide is an electronic tool...
January 11th, 2019 | Environment, Health and Safety, HR, IT and Communications, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

European Maritime Single Window Environment Regulation

European Maritime Single Window Environment Regulation
Brussels 11 January 2019 – Adoption of the Clune Report on European Maritime Single Window Environment: CLECAT, ECSABA, ESC, EMPA, ESPO, FEPORT & IPCSA welcome focus on data harmonisation and existing reporting channels. However, we caution against the creation of an EU Level Access Point...
January 11th, 2019 | Environment, European Union, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

HullWiper tackles Mauritian marine biofouling in partnership with Immersub

HullWiper tackles Mauritian marine biofouling in partnership with Immersub
Port Louis, Mauritius First East African operational base supports Mauritius Ports Authority ‘Green Port Concept’ Mauritius, 10 January 2019 – HullWiper Ltd has signed a new agreement with Indian Ocean-based underwater hull cleaning specialists Immersub, marking its first step into the African...
January 10th, 2019 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Prohibition of Open-Loop Scrubber systems in all ports and Emission Control Areas (ECAs) of PRC

Prohibition of Open-Loop Scrubber systems in all ports and Emission Control Areas (ECAs) of PRC
PROHIBITION OF OPEN-LOOP SCRUBBER SYSTEMS IN ALL PORTS AND EMISSION CONTROL AREAS (ECAs) OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (PRC)   As of January 1, 2019, the use of open-loop scrubbers in the ECAs of the PRC has been banned. These ECAs cover most of the PRC’s coastline and inland waterways.   The...
January 8th, 2019 | Emissions, Environment, P and I Clubs, Pollution | Read More

Hamburg engineering company HeavyLift@Sea presents basic design for ambitious heavy cargo deck carrier

Hamburg engineering company HeavyLift@Sea presents basic design for ambitious heavy cargo deck carrier
Rendering Heavy Cargo Deck Carrier – Picture Credit: HeavyLift@Sea Small port, big cargo, narrow waterways: the heavy cargo deck carrier for offshore wind projects in the North and Baltic Seas, which is currently being built at a Chinese shipyard, is the answer to a wide range of customer requirements...
January 8th, 2019 | Climate, Construction, Environment, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

MEPC73 places LuminUltra in pole poisition for BWTS monitoring

MEPC73 places LuminUltra in pole poisition for BWTS monitoring
.. Regulatory guidance on the use of indicative analysis methods to validate the commissioning of installed ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) on newbuild ships has been welcomed by Canada-based biotechnology specialist LuminUltra as a positive development for the global maritime industry. Until...
January 8th, 2019 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Technical, Technology | Read More

Markets in despair but hope and success is there only for the adventurous risk-takers…

Markets in despair but hope and success is there only for the adventurous risk-takers…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fall was very much contained, thanks once again to the volatile Capes. The New Year as we believe might begin when the Far East and mainly Japan begin to kick-off. Geopolitics as ever messy. John Faraclas’  daily and …Festive Season’s recaps: The...
January 4th, 2019 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Pollution, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Short sighted vision for Northern Freight Rail threatens UK economic growth

Short sighted vision for Northern Freight Rail threatens UK economic growth
The reported decision to upgrade the 76-mile Trans-Pennine route between Leeds and Manchester at a cost of £3b without any provision for freight traffic is both unwelcome and deeply troubling for the economy and businesses in the North of England. After more than two years of assurances from the Department...
January 3rd, 2019 | Construction, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More