Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

The Trumpet 9 Dec. 2015

The Trumpet  9 Dec. 2015
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December 9th, 2015 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Fixtures, Jobs, Markets, Press and Media, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Wärtsilä enables two icebreakers to operate in super arctic conditions

Wärtsilä enables two icebreakers to operate in super arctic conditions
Ruselprom ice breaker Wärtsilä Corporation, 9 December 2015 at 10 am EET – Two new Aker Arctic designed icebreakers, under construction at the PJSC Vyborg Shipyard in Russia, will have their main power provided by Wärtsilä generating sets. The ships are being built for Gazprom Neft based in...
December 9th, 2015 | Arctic Shipping, Climate, Icebreakers, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Fugro awarded a three-year positioning contract by PGS

Fugro awarded a three-year positioning contract by PGS
Fugro awarded a three-year positioning contract by PGS Fugro has been awarded a three-year contract by PGS for the provision of precise satellite positioning systems for its entire seismic vessel fleet. PGS is a leading global provider of marine seismic and electromagnetic services, data acquisition,...
December 8th, 2015 | EEZ, Environment, Gas, Oceanology, Oil Industry | Read More

Anne Steffensen at the helm of Danish Shipping; a live interview

Anne Steffensen at the helm of Danish Shipping; a live interview
Anne H. Steffensen, Director General of the Danish Shipowners’ Association   Very few people, particularly women have ever sealed and make their present quietly felt in the Maritime Industry as Anne Steffensen did last year, whilst opening the proceedings of WISTA-Denmark conference/meeting,...
December 8th, 2015 | Associations, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy, Environment, Events, HR, Jobs, Logistics, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, News, Organisations, People and Places, Person Profiles, Ports & Terminals, Shipping Centers, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Ecoslops announces first sale of light Bitumen

Ecoslops announces first sale of light Bitumen
Vincent Favier Over 98% of oil residues recycled and upcycled Ecoslops, the first company to develop technology to produce recycled marine fuels from marine oil residues (‘slops’), has announcedits first sale of light bitumen. Vincent Favier, CEO of Ecoslops, said: “Following our initial sale of...
December 8th, 2015 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution | Read More

COP21: the road to Paris passes through the seaports

COP21: the road to Paris passes through the seaports
Isabelle Ryckbost Tackling global climate change is a concern of all European ports. European ports overall consider that the 2015 Paris Climate Conference is a historic milestone for enhancing global collective action and moving towards a low-carbon and climate-resilient society. That is why the European...
December 7th, 2015 | Associations, Canals, Environment, European Union, Inland Waterways, Logistics, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Volvo CCC Latest News

Volvo CCC Latest News
COP21: Green Building is the solution – zero energy and renovationTAGS: BUILDING EFFICIENCY, ENERGY EFFICIENCY, SUSTAINABLE DESIGN Construction Climate Talks film series launchedTAGS: CCC CAMPAIGN Revised Circular...
December 7th, 2015 | Climate, Construction, Energy, Environment | Read More

In the context of COP21 Tara welcomed UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

In the context of COP21 Tara welcomed UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
UN Secretary-General Ban ki-moon, at the bow (centre front), on board the TARA in Paris In the context of the COP21, Tara welcomed the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr Ban Ki-moon At mid-term of the climate negotiations, UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon visited today the research schooner Tara, docked...
December 7th, 2015 | Associations, Climate, EEZ, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Organisations, UN | Read More

2015 Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards

2015 Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards
Over 1, 100 guests attended – an all time record Logothetis, Alafouzos and Tsakos win major awards  as more than 1, 100 turn out for shipping awards gala – Onassis, Neptune Lines, Eurobank and the Hellenic Coast Guard among those honoured – A RECORD attendance and a host of celebrities...
December 7th, 2015 | Anniversaries, Associations, Awards, Charity, Company Profiles, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cruise Industry, Cruise Industry, Energy, Environment, Events, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Maritime Education and Training, News, People and Places, Person Profiles, Shipfinance, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Learn how IMO rules mean all newly-built ships will be helping cut GHG emissions

Learn how IMO rules mean all newly-built ships will be helping cut GHG emissions
The IMO’s HQ’s in London On Climate Change viewers can see this interesting short video, the first in the series provided by the IMO(log on appropriately herebelow) : 1.      Shipping and climate change: Learn how IMO rules mean all newly-built ships will be helping cut GHG emissions #COP21http://ow.ly/VyZeq...
December 7th, 2015 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Oceanology, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

PPG unveils a step change in cargo tank coatings with PHENGUARDT PRO

PPG unveils a step change in cargo tank coatings with PHENGUARDT PRO
Penguard Pro Widest chemical resistance from a two-coat phenolic epoxy system that provides potential of over 20% efficiency savings at installation and well proven operational performance. Pittsburgh, USA, 07 December 2015. PPG Protective and Marine Coatings has unveiled PHENGUARD PRO, a tank coating...
December 7th, 2015 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Oslo the first municipality to list green bond issue

Oslo the first municipality to list green bond issue
Oslo Børs 07/12/2015 – The municipality of Oslo becomes the first municipality on the Oslo Børs green list.  The bond loan that is admitted to listing today –  Oslo komm 15/24 2, 35%  – is an issue of NOK 1.500 million with an interest rate of 2, 35. DNB Markets, Danske Bank Markets,...
December 7th, 2015 | Environment, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Speech by UNEP Deputy Executive Director Ibrahim Thiaw at the 2nd South-South Cooperation on Climate Change Forum

Speech by UNEP Deputy Executive Director Ibrahim Thiaw at the 2nd South-South Cooperation on Climate Change Forum
UNEP Deputy Executive Director Ibrahim Thiaw For decades, North-South cooperation was seen as essential in helping developing countries. Today, it is South-South cooperation that is on the rise, with interregional trade expected to overtake that in the North:  Minister Xie, Under Secretary General Ambassador...
December 6th, 2015 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

Ship Efficiency Weekly E-News Bulletin 6th Dec 2015

Ship Efficiency Weekly E-News Bulletin 6th Dec 2015
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Are You Prepared For The Future Of Clean Fuels? The ‘lifeblood’ of ships is changing. It may not be apparent yet, but the transition is already underway and within the next fifteen years more than half of the oceangoing fleet will likely be operating...
December 6th, 2015 | Environment, Reports | Read More

LR Hellenic Technical Committee & Hellenic Technical Environmental Sub-Committee Combined Session

LR Hellenic Technical Committee & Hellenic Technical Environmental Sub-Committee Combined Session
Katharine Palmer, LR Environmental Manager, delivered a paper on Understanding Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV), Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EAL) and Barred Speed Range & Light Running Margin...
December 4th, 2015 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Events, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More

HELMEPA’s environmental campaign in the Region of Corinth comes to a close

HELMEPA’s environmental campaign in the Region of Corinth comes to a close
With the “Train-the-Trainer” seminar for teachers titled “The Marine Environment and us: Ensuring a Sustainable Future”, HELMEPA’s “Educational Community and Public Awareness Campaign on the Marine Environment, Shipping and Sciences” was concluded in the Region of Corinth. The Campaign,...
December 4th, 2015 | Associations, Charity, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC –

Hot Port News from GAC –
Sill reinforcements work to be complete in January 2016 Thursday, December 3, 2015, Panama Canal, Panama The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has been informed by Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A. (GUPC), the main contractor for the design and construction of the Third Set of Locks project, that...
December 3rd, 2015 | Canals, Construction, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

RINA – Lloyd’s Register Maritime Safety Award

RINA – Lloyd’s Register Maritime Safety Award
The safety of the seafarer and the maritime environment begins with good design, followed by sound construction and efficient operation. Naval architects and engineers involved in the design, construction and operation of maritime vessels and structures can make a significant contribution to safety...
December 3rd, 2015 | Associations, Awards, Classification Societies, Environment, HR, RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Safety and Security | Read More

Lloyd’s Register (LRQA) takes centre stage at Paris COP21 Climate Change Conference

Lloyd’s Register (LRQA) takes centre stage at Paris COP21 Climate Change Conference
Speech addresses food systems resilience link to climate change LRQA, the world’s leading provider of professional assurance services, took centre stage during one of the COP21 Paris Climate Change Conference’s keynote sessions. Vincent Doumeizel, Strategic Marketing Manager and the LRQA representative...
December 3rd, 2015 | Associations, Classification Societies, Climate, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Oceanology, Technical, Technology | Read More

ABB to provide power, propulsion and automation for world’s most advanced port icebreaker

ABB to provide power, propulsion and automation for world’s most advanced port icebreaker
New vessel will maximize efficiency and flexibility by including Onboard DC Grid, four Azipod thrusters and Power2 800-M two-stage turbocharger. Zurich, Switzerland,  3 December 2015 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, will provide the power, automation and turbocharging capabilities...
December 3rd, 2015 | Arctic Shipping, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Ports & Terminals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

ABB to Power Futuristic Hybrid Ferry on Norwegian Fjords

ABB to Power Futuristic Hybrid Ferry on Norwegian Fjords
ABB will provide the crucial technology that will allow a spectacular ferry to run silently on batteries along UNESCO listed fjord. Zurich, Switzerland,  December 3, 2015 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, will provide the technology integral to one of the most innovative...
December 3rd, 2015 | Bunkering, Cruise Ferry, Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Tourism, News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology, Tourism | Read More

The World’s Greenest Cruise Ship will sail in 2020

The World’s Greenest Cruise Ship will sail in 2020
Paris, France – The design for the world’s “greenest” cruise ship has been finalised, and its maiden voyage in 2020 will be announced at COP21. The plans for this whole-system, future-ready 55, 000 ton cruise ship have been developed by a world-class team of over 30 engineers, scientists and...
December 2nd, 2015 | Associations, Cruise Industry, Environment | Read More

Full house for FIGS events’ lecture on deep-sea mining

Full house for FIGS events’ lecture on deep-sea mining
Dr Philomène Verlaan JD PhD FIMarEST ‘Deep-Sea Mining: An Emerging Marine Industry – Challenges and Responses’ was the topic of the recent 3rd FIGS Events Lecture. Delivered to an invited audience from different fields of engineering, science, regulation, law and technology at Prince Philip House,...
December 2nd, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, IMarEST, Oceanology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

DNV GL and Hempel to cooperate for measurable fleet performance improvement

DNV GL and Hempel to cooperate for measurable fleet performance improvement
At Marintec China trade fair, Hempel and DNV GL signed an agreement to cooperate for measurable fleet performance improvement (left to right): Claes Skat Roerdam, Fouling Control Marketing Manager at Hempel, Christian Ottosen, Group Vice President Marine Marketing at Hempel, Tor E. Svensen, DNV GL Group...
December 2nd, 2015 | Classification Societies, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

4 Greek Ministers at 17th Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum – Monday, December 14, 2015

4 Greek Ministers at 17th Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum – Monday, December 14, 2015
          For the 17th year, a major international Forum on Investing in Greece is taking place in New York City on Monday, December 14th, 2015 organized in cooperation with the New York Stock Exchange and major global banks.   We invite you to join the Forum – institutional...
December 1st, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Finance, HR, Shipfinance | Read More