Archive for the ‘Pollution’ Category

Maersk Supply Service to support removal of plastic pollution in oceans

Maersk Supply Service to support removal of plastic pollution in oceans
Maersk Supply Service will in the coming months provide marine support to The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch non-profit that is developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans from plastic, and install their first cleanup system in the North Pacific. This moment will mark the start of the World’s first...
August 16th, 2018 | Environment, Pollution | Read More

Coldharbour opens Singapore office, plans expansion in Asia

Coldharbour opens Singapore office, plans expansion in Asia
Captain Mohit Batra UK-based Coldharbour Marine, a manufacturer of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) based on unique inert gas technology, has opened a new office in Singapore and appointed Capt Mohit Batra, a master mariner with an MBA from Oxford University, to lead its planned expansion into...
August 13th, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution | Read More

Flanders Environment Agency purchase a number of CTG ALGAE-Wader Pro systems to assess algae levels in Belgium

Flanders Environment Agency purchase a number of CTG ALGAE-Wader Pro systems to assess algae levels in Belgium
Algae monitoring. CTG ALGAE-Wader Pro systems for Flanders The Flanders Environment Agency (VMM) has taken delivery of a number of CTG ALGAE-Wader Pro systems to assist in their work in assessing Algae levels within the water environments within Belgium.  CTG’s representatives within the Benelux...
August 10th, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Technical, Technology | Read More

Thordon Bearings and Heddle Marine team up to convert ships to pollution free propeller shaft lines

Thordon Bearings and Heddle Marine team up to convert ships to pollution free propeller shaft lines
Shaun Padulo and Terry McGowan – signing agreement Thordon Bearings Inc. and Heddle Marine Service Inc. have today signed a cooperative agreement under which the Canada-based ship repair company will work together with Thordon Bearings Inc. to promote the conversion of ships’ oil lubricated propeller...
August 8th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Technical, Technology | Read More

Envirocleanse enters USCG Approval Process

Envirocleanse enters USCG Approval Process
Matt Hughes Envirocleanse LLC inTankTM Ballast Water Treatment System Submits Application to US Coast Guard for Type Approval Certificate Houston, TX (USA) – Envirocleanse LLC, division of Charter Brokerage LLC, a BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY company, announces submission of an application to the US Coast...
August 6th, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Pollution, Technical, Technology | Read More

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on MARPOL Annex VI

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on MARPOL Annex VI
Richard Schiferli The Maritime Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MARPOL Annex VI. The main objectives of this CIC are to: establish the level of compliance with the requirements...
August 1st, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, News, Oil Spill, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News  from GAC
28-Jul-2018 VESSEL CHECKLIST FOR TURKISH STRAITS PASSAGE Turkish Straits, Turkey OIL SPILL OFF PENANG ISLAND Penang, Malaysia WORLD HOLIDAYS: 29 JULY-11 AUGUST 2018 Worldwide Vessel checklist for Turkish Straits passage Friday, July 27, 2018, Turkish Straits, Turkey From 1 August, all vessels transiting...
July 28th, 2018 | Environment, Oil Spill, Pollution, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

HELMEPA and the Aegean Sailing Regatta at the island of Lipsi

HELMEPA and the Aegean Sailing Regatta at the island of Lipsi
All participants in a photo call… The informative and awareness-raising activities are continuing with HELMEPA’s support in the framework of the 55th Aegean Sailing Regatta, which the organizer, Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (HORC), has dedicated this year to the protection of the seas. On...
July 26th, 2018 | Associations, Charity, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Pollution | Read More

Wärtsilä Ballast Water Management Systems successfully tested for global compliance

Wärtsilä Ballast Water Management Systems successfully tested for global compliance
Aquarius UV BWMS Wärtsilä Corporation,  20 July 2018 at 10 am EEST – The technology group Wärtsilä announces that its Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) has successfully completed all testing procedures required for United States Coastguard (USCG) type approval compliance....
July 20th, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oceanology, Pollution, Technical, Technology | Read More

ICS Encouraged by IMO Progress on 2020 Global Sulphur Cap Implementation Issues

ICS Encouraged by IMO Progress on 2020 Global Sulphur Cap Implementation Issues
Peter Hinchliffe In a statement today, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says it is encouraged by efforts made by IMO Member States to resolve some pressing practical challenges ahead of the global implementation of the 0.5% sulphur in fuel cap on 1 January 2020. Speaking after an important...
July 17th, 2018 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Pollution | Read More

The Power of the Public

The Power of the Public
Plastic Straws:  An Environmental Problem Gaining Importance to the Public- and the Marine Industry Every day, Americans use 500,000,000 plastic straws. Arranging these straws end-to-end would create a line of plastic over 62,000 miles long, enough to circle the Earth 2.5 times per day. Single-use plastic...
July 13th, 2018 | Associations, Environment, News, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Wärtsilä signs a EUR 170 million scrubber deal

Wärtsilä signs a EUR 170 million scrubber deal
Wärtsilä hybrid scrubber systems have the flexibility to operate in both open and closed loop. Wärtsilä Corporation, 13 July 2018 at 11.00 a.m. EEST – The year 2020 is approaching along with the Sulphur cap regulation of 0.5%, putting pressure on maritime agents to decrease emissions – and...
July 13th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

Chelsea Technologies Group Wash Water Monitor Installed on Scrubber Retrofit in China

Chelsea Technologies Group Wash Water Monitor Installed on Scrubber Retrofit in China
(Left) Dr Brian Phillips, managing director, Chelsea Technologies Group One of the first scrubber retrofits in China reflective of a wider uptake in the global scrubber market 13 July 2018 – Chelsea Technologies Group (CTG), a world leader in the design and manufacture of sensors for the maritime...
July 13th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Regulatory, Ship Conversions, Technical, Technology | Read More

Environmental Ship Index further expands its user base to 7000 vessels with plan for major upgrade

Environmental Ship Index further expands its user base to 7000 vessels with plan for major upgrade
The Environment Ship Index Working Group, meeting in Marseilles last month With a user base now approaching the 7,000 vessel mark and recognised by over 50 ports worldwide, the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) is rapidly becoming the standard tool used by the world’s ports to reward and incentivise...
July 10th, 2018 | Emissions, Energy, Environment, Oil Spill, Pollution, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Port Reception Facilities: ESPO welcomes draft report but calls for stricter application of the ‘polluter pays’ principle

Port Reception Facilities: ESPO welcomes draft report but calls for stricter application of the ‘polluter pays’ principle
Isabelle Ryckbost 09 July 2018 The European Sea ports Organisation (ESPO) welcomes the proposals put forward by the European Parliament Rapporteur Ms Gesine Meissner in the draft report of the Transport Committee on the review of the Waste Reception Facilities Directive (Com (2018) 33).  The Draft...
July 9th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, News, Oil Spill, Pollution, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ClassNK grants AIP to NYK Line and Japan Marine United for their joint project on an LNG-fuelled 200K DWT bulk carrier design

ClassNK grants AIP to NYK Line and Japan Marine United for their joint project on an LNG-fuelled 200K DWT bulk carrier design
Tokyo – Leading Classification Society ClassNK granted an Approval in Principle (AIP) based on its Rule Part GF which adopts IGF Code (regulation for ships using low-flashpoint fuels) to NYK Line and Japan Marine United (JMU) for their joint project on the concept design of an LNG-fueled 200K DWT...
July 5th, 2018 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Emissions, Energy, Environment, LNG, Pollution | Read More

WLTP deadline and diesel sales downturn heighten auto industry premium freight dependence

WLTP deadline and diesel sales downturn heighten auto industry premium freight dependence
Evolution Time Critical managing director, Brad Brennan Deadline for extended real-world emissions testing and move away from diesel vehicles heightens automotive industry premium freight dependence New WLTP standards and new car buying patterns result in perfect automotive supply chain storm The rise...
July 3rd, 2018 | Automobiles, Emissions, Environment, Pollution | Read More

Reducing CO2 Emissions to Zero

Reducing CO2 Emissions to Zero
ICS Publishes New Insight into the ‘Paris Agreement for Shipping’ The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has launched a new publication to endorse the recent adoption by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) of its ambitious strategy for phasing-out CO2 emissions from the international...
July 2nd, 2018 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, Pollution | Read More

New report shows poor policies at UN shipping agency put climate goals at risk

New report shows poor policies at UN shipping agency put climate goals at risk
Rueben Lifuka Transparency International offers recommendations to address key vulnerabilities Berlin, Germany – In advance of today’s council meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Transparency International is releasing a new report that highlights several transparency and accountability...
July 2nd, 2018 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Pollution, Reports | Read More

HELMEPA at the URBAN WASTE project activities in Kavala

HELMEPA at the URBAN WASTE project activities in Kavala
From the conference At the invitation of the Waste Management Authority of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, HELMEPA participated on June 28, in an international meeting in Kavala on waste management, in the framework of the European project URBAN WASTE. The project has received funding from the European...
July 2nd, 2018 | Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Britain ready to lead the world on G7 Healthy Oceans commitments

Britain ready to lead the world on G7 Healthy Oceans commitments
UK Hydrographic Office headquarters in Taunton Britain ready to lead the world on G7 Healthy Oceans commitments This month the G7 signed a commitment to healthy oceans and ocean science Seven commitments are outlined in the Charlevoix Blueprint for Healthy Oceans, Seas and Resilient Coastal Communities Britain’s...
June 28th, 2018 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Oinousses: Angelakos (Hellas) S.A., annual beach cleaning 2018

Oinousses: Angelakos (Hellas) S.A., annual beach cleaning 2018
Volunteers outside the Municipality Hall. Angelakos (Hellas) S.A. once again organized a voluntary beach clean up of the Oinousses Islands on May 15th, 2018, participating also in HELMEPA’s Campaign of May 4-25, 2018, “Let’s Cleanup Europe”. Dimitris E. Angelakos, Kitsa Angelakou-Skiniti, and...
June 28th, 2018 | Charity, Communication, Environment, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

MEPSEAS project launched to protect South-East Asia marine environment

MEPSEAS project launched to protect South-East Asia marine environment
.. Seven ASEAN countries have formally launched an ambitious initiative aimed at improving the environmental health of the seas in the region, through the implementation of key International Maritime Organization (IMO) marine environment protection treaties. http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/PressBriefings/Pages/11-MEPSEASLAUNCH.aspx Senior...
June 27th, 2018 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

The Grimaldi Group will take advantage of Alfa Laval PureSOx scrubber connectivity on five ACL vessels

The Grimaldi Group will take advantage of Alfa Laval PureSOx scrubber connectivity on five ACL vessels
Grimaldi Group has signed an agreement for PureSOx connectivity services on five vessels operated by Atlantic Container Line (ACL) The Grimaldi Group, a long-time Alfa Laval PureSOx customer, has signed an agreement for PureSOx connectivity services on five vessels operated by Atlantic Container Line...
June 26th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution | Read More

‘Blue is the New Green’: Debut Africa Blue Economy Forum Hits the Mark

‘Blue is the New Green’: Debut Africa Blue Economy Forum Hits the Mark
Leila Ben Hassen, Founder and CEO of ABEF organiser, Blue Jay Communication Launch event attracts international experts to debate ways to harness Africa’s oceans LONDON, United Kingdom, June 14, 2018/ — The African continent needs to work together on a country and regional level to put in place...
June 14th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More