Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

IMCA announces short-lists for Safety and Environmental Sustainability Awards

IMCA announces short-lists for Safety and Environmental  Sustainability Awards
Allen Leatt Finalists announced for IMCA awards Awards to be presented at IMCA’s Annual Seminar, 28-29 November The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has announced the finalists for its Safety and Environmental Sustainability Awards. Three companies have been short-listed...
November 19th, 2018 | Associations, Awards, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

Capes’ odd rise distorts the Markets

Capes’ odd rise distorts the Markets
  John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 11 points and now reads 1,020 thanks to the odd Capes’ rise. Geopolitics are getting sour with BREXIT becoming a far more than a perplexed play – Tragedy? Comedy? With a bit of Byzantine ..flavour, Italy creating further issues in the EU –...
November 15th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Events, Fixtures, Markets, Military, People and Places, Photography, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Greencarrier Freight Services forms Joint Venture together with Terminus Spedition & Transport AB

Greencarrier Freight Services forms Joint Venture together with Terminus Spedition & Transport AB
Stefan Björk, Founder & Owner of Greencarrier. As of April the 1st 2019 Greencarrier Freight Services Sweden AB enters into joint venture with Terminus Spedition & Transport AB. (Terminus) The merger of the two privately owned companies will drive substantial synergies based on the existing...
November 15th, 2018 | Energy, Environment, Mergers and Acquisitions | Read More

Clyde & Co Legal Update: A Practical Overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap – Part 2

Clyde & Co Legal Update: A Practical Overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap – Part 2
A Practical Overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap Part 2: Challenges Facing Compliance and Challenges to Enforcement With Regulation 14.1.3 of Annex VI of the MARPOL Convention (“Regulation 14.1.3”) coming into effect in January 2020, there are still numerous challenges surrounding compliance and...
November 14th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Legal, Pollution | Read More

ForSea (formerly HH Ferries Group) completes conversion of the world’s largest battery ferries, powered by ABB

ForSea (formerly HH Ferries Group) completes conversion of the world’s largest battery ferries, powered by ABB
Aurora electric ferry in open water. Image courtesy of ForSea Inauguration of Tycho Brahe and Aurora marks successful completion of a high-profile conversion project with ABB’s technology at its heart. The largest emission-free ferries in the world have been officially welcomed into service after guests...
November 14th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions, Technology | Read More

HELMEPA at the USCG Eighth District in Louisiana

HELMEPA at the USCG Eighth District in Louisiana
  Commemorative photo of the meeting of HELMEPA representatives and senior officials of USCG Eighth District Following the meeting of the delegation of HELMEPA Member operators with the US Coast Guard at their Headquarters in Washington, DC, the association’s contacts extend to USCG Eighth District...
November 14th, 2018 | Associations, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Scrubber Statistics – Alternative Fuels Insight Platform (AFI)

Scrubber Statistics – Alternative Fuels Insight Platform (AFI)
… Georgios TERIAKIDIS, Regional Business Development Manager, South East Europe, Middle East & Africa, DNV GL – Maritime advises on the  Scrubber Statistics – Alternative Fuels Insight Platform (AFI): DNV GL’s Alternative Fuels Insight (AFI) platform is a new application, offered...
November 13th, 2018 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Pollution, Statistics, Technical, Technology | Read More

“Contained” losses with the BDI@1,125

“Contained” losses with the BDI@1,125
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 22 points earlier on today as all indices except the Panamaxes fell. Geopolitics more than perplexed and bankruptcy ante portas “rules” the day. IMIF and Maritime London make a big splash with its 43rd Dinner; John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes lost...
November 12th, 2018 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Events, News, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Shipfinance | Read More

HullWiper network expands into Gibraltar with SCAMP

HullWiper network expands into Gibraltar with SCAMP
Arrival of the SCAMP Workboat Palencia II at the Gibraltar Berth after attending to a full cleaning of a 285m commercial vessel. Gibraltar, 12 November 2018 – HullWiper Ltd, in partnership with global provider of ship fuel conservation and underwater services SCAMP, is now offering an affordable,...
November 12th, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

The BDI@1,231 …medieval figures that hurt

The BDI@1,231 …medieval figures that hurt
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) is now 1,016 points below the figure as of the end of December 2013 when it stood at 2,247 points. Geopolitics with all types of wars dangerously spreading; IBIA’s 2018 Convention finale more than a cause to celebrate! John Faraclas daily briefing: The BDI by...
November 8th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, EEZ, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Gas, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Pollution, Reports | Read More

Tropic like it’s hot l Conference topics revealed

Tropic like it’s hot l Conference topics revealed
UPSKILL YOUR KNOWLEDGE Take your knowledge to the next level at Oceanology International America’s strategic and technical conferences. Taking place on 25-27 February 2019 in San Diego, it will cover a variety of sessions including: • Catch the Next Wave – taking place on the 26 February, it will...
November 8th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Oceanology | Read More

Winds of Change: Global Shipping, Decarbonisation & Wind Propulsion

Winds of Change: Global Shipping, Decarbonisation & Wind Propulsion
The Ecoliner HAMBURG – NOVEMBER 06, 2018: A wide consensus that the global shipping fleet must decarbonize has catalysed over the past 12 months since the Bonn meeting of the UNFCCC COP23 and calls for shipping to move faster on this. We had the IMO initial strategy of at least 50% reduction in CO2...
November 6th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Exhibitions, Pollution | Read More

Vote for your favourite finalist in the IMRF Awards now!

Vote for your favourite finalist in the IMRF Awards now!
Voting has opened for the IMRF’s People’s Choice Award, and the finalist attracting the most votes on facebook will be announced as the winner on Thursday 8 November. The finalists for the IMRF Awards 2018, are all exceptional individuals and organisations from around the world who go above...
November 2nd, 2018 | Associations, Awards, Charity, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

IMO to further consider the challenges of 2020

IMO to further consider the challenges of 2020
In addition to progress made on a number of important issues, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) at its recent Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 73) listened to the concerns raised by INTERCARGO and others and offered a constructive way forward to potentially address them. It is...
November 2nd, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Intercargo | Read More

Incorporating climate risk in QE, Progress on Brexit

Incorporating climate risk in QE, Progress on Brexit
Commentary: Incorporating climate risk in QE By Danae Kyriakopoulou in Geneva Ensuring climate-related risk does not translate to financial instability is a key concern for central banks, but not an exclusive one. Central banks are tasked with safeguarding prosperity, which in turn requires that prosperity...
November 2nd, 2018 | Banking, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, European Union, Finance, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Spillcon 2019

Spillcon 2019
Booths – expiration of early bird pricing The majority of booths for Spillcon 2019 have been reserved. This is a reminder to anyone still wanting to book a booth that the early bird discount expires on 30th November. Current prices are $4,725 + GST per booth; this will increase to $5,250 + GST...
November 2nd, 2018 | Associations, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

NAMEPA Annual Event Launch Pad for Maritime CSR Program and USCG Strategy

NAMEPA Annual Event Launch Pad for Maritime CSR Program and USCG Strategy
… October 31, 2018 – Last week, NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) launched the first known comprehensive CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) designed expressly for the maritime industry. The program encompasses the three pillars of CSR:  corporate governance,...
November 1st, 2018 | Associations, Awards, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Final Call for the IBIA Annual Convention 2018

Final Call for the IBIA Annual Convention 2018
IBIA Annual Convention 2018 The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) would like to welcome you to the IBIA Annual Convention 2018, on 6th-8th November 2018, at the Scandic Kødbyen hotel in Copenhagen. With IMO 2020 on the horizon, this year’s event is perhaps one of the most important...
November 1st, 2018 | Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Pollution | Read More

Wärtsilä Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System set for USCG Type Approval

Wärtsilä Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System set for USCG Type Approval
The Wärtsilä Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System. Wärtsilä Corporation,  1 November 2018 at 10 am EET – The technology group Wärtsilä’s Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) has successfully completed all the required testing procedures, and has now been submitted...
November 1st, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Regulatory, Technology | Read More

Red sky at Night …err Red Markets in October… keeps you wonder!

Red sky at Night …err Red Markets in October… keeps you wonder!
John Faraclas The BDI fell below the 1,500 threshold earlier on today and now reads 1,490 – that’s minus 23 points, 23 important and otherwise valuable points. Geopolitics still messy, enigmatic and above all perplexed… John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI lost 34 points and now stands...
October 31st, 2018 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Events, Health and Safety, Marinas, Markets, Medical, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Carriage ban on marine fuels with sulphur content above 0.50% formally adopted

Carriage ban on marine fuels with sulphur content above 0.50% formally adopted
Valentina Keys Carriage ban on marine fuels with sulphur content above 0.50% formally adopted by Valentina Keys, Senior Associate  at CMS On 26 October 2018, during its 73rd session on 22 – 26 October, the Marine Environment Protection Committee (‘MEPC73’) of the International Maritime...
October 31st, 2018 | Environment, Insight, Legal, Pollution | Read More

Full summary MEPC 73

Full summary MEPC 73
Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 73rd session, 22-26 October 2018 26/10/2018 Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships  The MEPC approved the Programme of follow-up actions of the initial IMO strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships up to 2023. The programme of action...
October 31st, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, Pollution | Read More

Central banks greening financial system, Politics in the Middle East podcast

Central banks greening financial system, Politics in the Middle East podcast
Commentary: Central banks greening financial system By Danae Kyriakopoulou in Geneva Central banks’ remits have changed profoundly since the 2008 financial crisis, notably – and sometimes controversially – in relation to their monetary policy practices and quantitative easing policies. Their...
October 31st, 2018 | Banking, Climate, Finance | Read More

Addressing marine plastic litter from ships – action plan adopted

Addressing marine plastic litter from ships – action plan adopted
Marine litter The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has pledged to address the significant problem posed by plastics to the marine environment, with the adoption of an action plan which aims to enhance existing regulations and introduce new supporting measures to reduce marine plastic litter...
October 30th, 2018 | Associations, Climate, EEZ, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Oceanology, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

“K” LINE Supports TCFD

“K” LINE Supports TCFD
.. “K” LINE Supports TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures) “K” LINE expresses its full concurrence with the recommedations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) established by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) .  The FSB is an international...
October 30th, 2018 | Climate, Environment, Liner Shipping and Trade, Shipfinance | Read More