Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

States urged to ratify compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes

States urged to ratify compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes
The International Maritime Organization (IMO), together with the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC Funds) and the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF), is urging its Member States to ratify and implement a key compensation treaty covering the transport of hazardous...
February 8th, 2016 | Associations, Environment, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Safety and Security | Read More

Greenland cements Thordon’s environmentally safe future

Greenland cements Thordon’s environmentally safe future
The “Greenland” during her sea trials Extensive sea trials aboard Greenland, the world’s first LNG-fuelled short-sea dry bulk vessel, have validated the performance of Thordon Bearings COMPAC propeller shaft solution, indicating that seawater-lubricated bearing systems are applicable to...
February 8th, 2016 | Bunkering, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Ship Efficiency Weekly E-News Bulletin 7 Feb. 2016

Ship Efficiency Weekly E-News Bulletin 7 Feb. 2016
UN Secretary-General Praises IMO For Climate Change Efforts During his visit to the International Maritime Organization HQ on February 3, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon commended the IMO for its contribution to the fight to combat...
February 7th, 2016 | Environment, Reports | Read More

With the BDI now @ 297 only good prospects are ahead…

With the BDI now @ 297 only good prospects are ahead…
John Faraclas What a business week-ending that was today with the BDI minus one point at 297, which is also minus 20 points since last Friday’s closing being 317 points and the world economy on fire! John Faraclas recaps a messy week: The plus …sector: The BCI 2014, the most volatile of all indices,...
February 5th, 2016 | Associations, Banking, Comment, Consumers Market, Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy, Environment, HR, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics | Read More

OI 2016: recent innovations helping marine renewables…

OI 2016: recent innovations helping marine renewables…
Photograph taken at Oceanology International 2014: seeing and touch exhibits is what exhibitions are all about. Credit to: Trevor Smeaton OI 2016: RECENT INNOVATIONS HELPING MARINE RENEWABLES ACHIEVE REAL COST REDUCTIONS Cost reduction is the constant aim of the marine renewable energy industry, and...
February 5th, 2016 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions | Read More

Celebrating 40 Years of Cooperation for a Healthy Mediterranean

Celebrating 40 Years of Cooperation for a Healthy Mediterranean
Photo Credit: Red Rose Exile CC Athens, 2 February 2016 – More than 150 delegates from 21 Mediterranean countries and the European Union, all parties to the Barcelona Convention, will meet in Athens next week to decide on key environmental issues related to the marine and coastal areas of the...
February 4th, 2016 | Climate, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

HFW Offshore Bulletin February 2016

HFW Offshore Bulletin February 2016
Welcome to the February edition of our offshore bulletin. With oil prices tumbling at an alarming rate and now at a 13-year low, it is not just the oil-producing companies that are affected, but all...
February 4th, 2016 | Energy, Environment, Legal, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

ALL-ENERGY 2016 opens three months today!

ALL-ENERGY 2016 opens three months today!
Busy aisles and interaction on exhibition stands – the order of the day at All-Energy 2015 The countdown is beginning in earnest …. in exactly three months’, on Wednesday 4 May, All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable energy exhibition and conference will open its doors at Glasgow’s Scottish...
February 4th, 2016 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Drill ships, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Supply ships | Read More

NGO publishes 2015 list of all ships dismantled worldwide

NGO publishes 2015 list of all ships dismantled worldwide
Patrizia Heidegger   Ship owners found to be irresponsible: data on shipbreaking practices in 2015 reveal appalling record Herewith the full report / news from the NGO shipbreaking Platform: Read our country-specific press releases: Belgium and France | Brazil and Portugal | Germany |Greece | Italy | Japan | Spain Click here to...
February 4th, 2016 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Press and Media, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Scouts of Greece “be prepared” for refugees…

Scouts of Greece “be prepared” for refugees…
We have uploaded many articles on the Migrants issue; we have  also uploaded some unique videos by Konstantinos Milt. Anagnostou  on Chios Ports and berthing of vessels, the art not just of seamanship and navigation, but also the art of berthing… Now, do watch (herebelow) in this video the Scouts...
February 2nd, 2016 | Breaking News, Environment, Immigration, Insight | Read More

OI 2016: Growing aquaculture opportunities in the conference spotlight

OI 2016: Growing aquaculture opportunities in the conference spotlight
Seeing things close up. Photograph taken at Oceanology International 2014. Credit to: Trevor Smeaton The growing economic importance of the aquaculture industry in the marine environment, and the opportunities for technology transfer are highlighted by the day-long ‘Aquaculture’ conference stream...
February 2nd, 2016 | Associations, Climate, Construction, EEZ, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Environment Commissioner Vella’s scrubber visit in Ghent

Environment Commissioner Vella’s scrubber visit in Ghent
The European Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella seen here on hte left on board the DFDS vessel “Magnolia Seaways” in the port of Ghent. European Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella visited last Friday the DFDS vessel “Magnolia Seaways” in the port of Ghent. The purpose of the ECSA-organised...
February 1st, 2016 | Associations, Environment, News | Read More

Monthly Global Economic & Market Monitor (Monday, February 01, 2016)

Monthly Global Economic & Market Monitor (Monday, February 01, 2016)
Monthly Global Economic & Market Monitor (Monday, February 01, 2016) Viewers can read the preamble and at the end the entire report in the link that follows: Global growth is expected to move broadly sideways, hovering around 3.3% in 2016 from 3.1% in 2015, the slowest pace in the post-crisis period....
February 1st, 2016 | Banking, Company Profiles, Energy, Environment, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sanctions, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Posidonia 2016 on course to be the biggest ever

Posidonia 2016 on course to be the biggest ever
Against all odds, world’s leading shipping exhibition shows strong resilience Posidonia 2016 is on course to be the biggest ever despite unfavourable market conditions such as plummeting oil prices and slowing economic growth in key economies and especially China. With floor space demand at unprecedented...
February 1st, 2016 | Associations, Aviation, Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Exhibitions, HR, News, Shipfinance | Read More

ABB technology to help vessels operate safely 5 kilometers below sea level

ABB technology to help vessels operate safely 5 kilometers below sea level
The MT6027 Ultra Deep Sea Marine software and hardware to assist multi-purpose diving support vessels in complex deep-water projects  Zurich, Switzerland,  February 01, 2016 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, will provide the technology that will help three vessels safely...
February 1st, 2016 | Energy, Environment, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Ship Efficiency Weekly E-News Bulletin – 31 Jan. 2016

Ship Efficiency Weekly E-News Bulletin   – 31 Jan. 2016
First Commercial Order For Flettner Rotor Tech Norsepower has installed a second rotor sail on Bore’s 9, 700 DWT Ro-Ro carrier MS Estraden. This order is a significant milestone for wind assisted propulsion as it represents the first commercial...
January 31st, 2016 | Associations, Energy, Environment, Reports | Read More

HELMEPA cuts its traditional“Pita”

HELMEPA cuts its traditional“Pita”
The lucky winner of the sovereign (flouri) Mrs. Christiana Prekezes, executive coordinator with Chairman Dr. John Coustas In the presence of the Board of Directors and the staff of HELMEPA’s Secretariat, the Chairman Dr. John Coustas cut the traditional New Year pie yesterday, Thursday 28 January at...
January 29th, 2016 | Associations, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Performance monitoring and verification drives orders and investment for Norsepower –

Performance monitoring and verification drives  orders and investment for Norsepower –
Bore’s Ro-Ro vessel MS Estraden with two Norsepower Rotor Sails installed onboard NAPA data analysis and fuel-saving verification leads to €3 million investment and first commercial order for a Flettner rotor Helsinki, Finland – 29 January 2015 –Finnish engineering company, Norsepower today announced...
January 29th, 2016 | Energy, Environment, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Captain Mangouras scapegoated again

Captain Mangouras scapegoated again
Captain Apostolos Mangouras – photo credit;huffingtonpost.es Spain wins Prestige appeal, branding Capt Mangouras a reckless criminal Spain’s Supreme Court has overturned the 2013 verdict of the Spanish court of first instance in La Coruna which had acquitted Capt Apostolos Mangouras, Master of...
January 29th, 2016 | Claims, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Intertanko, Legal, Maritime Accidents, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Lloyd’s Register Foundation seeks director for GBP10M resilience engineering programme

Lloyd’s Register Foundation seeks director for GBP10M resilience engineering programme
Lloyd’s Register’s HQ’s Lloyd’s Register Foundation seeks director and host institution for a £10M programme to build resilience in critical infrastructure Lloyd’s Register Foundation has today issued a global call for a director and a host institution for a programme to build...
January 29th, 2016 | Charity, Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, HR, Jobs, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Research to help in understanding of marine invasive species to be carried out at Harwich Haven Port

Research to help in understanding of marine invasive species to be carried out at Harwich Haven Port
THOMSON UNICOMARINE TO RESEARCH MARINE INVASIVE SPECIES AT HARWICH HAVEN PORT Thomson Unicomarine has been appointed by the Harwich Haven Authority (HHA) in Essex to undertake research to identify gaps in the knowledge and understanding of marine invasive species. For this exciting project, the team...
January 29th, 2016 | Climate, Environment, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Bureau Veritas approves Ocean Thermal Energy Converter

Bureau Veritas approves Ocean Thermal Energy Converter
Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has issued its first Approval in Principle for an Ocean Thermal Energy Converter (OTEC). The approval applies to a 1MW plant developed by the Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering (KRISO) which will be built for installation...
January 29th, 2016 | Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment, News, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More

Performance monitoring and verification drives orders and investment for Norsepower

Performance monitoring and verification drives orders and investment for Norsepower
Bore’s RoRo ms “Estraden” NAPA data analysis and fuel-saving verification leads to €3 million investment and first commercial order for a Flettner rotor Helsinki, Finland – 29 January 2015 – Finnish engineering company, Norsepower today announced that it has received €3million...
January 29th, 2016 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More

Lloyd’s Register IMO PPR 3 Agenda Preview

Lloyd’s Register IMO PPR 3 Agenda Preview
Lloyd’s Register’s HQ’s   The LR Agenda Preview for the 3rd session of the IMO Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 3) Sub-Committee meeting is now available. The meeting will be held on 15-19 February 2016. This briefing summarises subjects under discussion which are relevant...
January 28th, 2016 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment, Pollution, Shipmanagement | Read More

European shipowners support EU guidelines on places of refuge

European shipowners support EU guidelines on places of refuge
Christophe Tytgat European shipowners endorsed yesterday the adoption of EU operational guidelines on places of refuge for ships in distress at sea, which were produced by the Cooperation Group on Places of Refuge, bringing together Member States, the European Commission and industry. Work on these guidelines...
January 28th, 2016 | Associations, Environment, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More