Archive for the ‘Pollution’ Category

GloFouling project kicks off to protect marine biodiversity

GloFouling project kicks off to protect marine biodiversity
A major five-year project to help protect marine biodiversity has been kick-started at a global workshop at IMO Headquarters in London, United Kingdom (18-20 March). The IMO-executed GloFouling Partnerships project will address bioinvasions by organisms which can build up on ships’ hulls and other...
March 22nd, 2019 | Environment, IMO, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

How to monitor plastics in the oceans

How to monitor plastics in the oceans
How to monitor plastics in the oceans A new set of publicly-available guidelines for monitoring plastics and microplastics in the oceans will help harmonize how scientists and others assess the scale of the marine plastic litter problem.  The Guidelines for the monitoring and assessment of plastic...
March 13th, 2019 | Environment, IMO, Oceanology, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

More shipowners join CSA 2020 in support of EGCS

More shipowners join CSA 2020 in support of EGCS
Roger Stevens More shipowners join CSA 2020 in support of EGCS Wallenius Wilhelmsen is the latest shipowner to join the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020), increasing the organisation’s membership to 35 shipowners operating a combined fleet of almost 2500 vessels. Other companies to have recently...
March 6th, 2019 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, Pollution | Read More

EU-PolarNet White Papers released

EU-PolarNet White Papers released
Five White Papers Published by EU-PolarNet, within which the WOC is a Working Partner, as a Follow-Up to 2018 Workshop Working Towards an Integrated European Polar Research Program 6 March 2019 The EU-PolarNet White Paper Workshop convened 50 international experts in La Cristalera, Spain, in September...
March 6th, 2019 | Arctic Shipping, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

DNV GL issues Norsepower first-ever design type approval for onboard Wind Propulsion System

DNV GL issues Norsepower first-ever design type approval for onboard Wind Propulsion System
Seppo Liukkonen, Principal Surveyor, DNV GL (centre), presenting the first-ever type approval design certificate for onboard wind propulsion system, to Jarkko Väinämö, Norsepower CTO (right), and Otto Valkeisenmäki, Norsepower Certification Engineer (left). HELSINKI – 5 March 2019: Norsepower...
March 5th, 2019 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Awards, Bunkering, Classification Societies, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Pollution, Technical, Technology | Read More

WOC Announces Conference Chair for the 2019 Sustainable Ocean Summit, Paris, 20-22 Nov

WOC Announces Conference Chair for the 2019 Sustainable Ocean Summit, Paris, 20-22 Nov
Frédéric Moncany de Saint-Aignan, President, French Maritime Cluster The World Ocean Council (WOC) is proud to announce that Mr. Frédéric Moncany de Saint-Aignan, President, French Maritime Cluster, is the Conference Chair for the 7th Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS), Paris, 20-22 November 2019. Mr....
March 4th, 2019 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Pollution | Read More

Ship owners must look beyond 2020 compliance solutions to mitigate risk of costly failures and downtime – says Auramarine

Ship owners must look beyond 2020 compliance solutions to mitigate risk of costly failures and downtime – says Auramarine
Ship bunkering Auramarine launches ‘Get ready for 2020’ initiative to help owners and operators manage the operational impact of new compliant fuels and mitigate the risk of engine damage and downtime, ensuring vessel safety, efficient operations and profitability  Turku, Finland, 28 February...
March 1st, 2019 | Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, News, Pollution, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

World Fuel Services increases bunker capacity in Port of Gibraltar

World Fuel Services increases bunker capacity in Port of Gibraltar
World Fuel Services extends its physical bunker operations capacity in the port of Gibraltar with the addition of two barges World Fuel Services increases bunker capacity in port of Gibraltar Miami, Florida, US (27 February 2019) – World Fuel Services (WFS), via its fully owned subsidiary Gib Oil...
February 27th, 2019 | Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, Pollution | Read More

US-China deal raises critical questions, Greening the financial system

US-China deal raises critical questions, Greening the financial system
US-China deal raises critical questions, Greening the financial system Commentary: US-China deal raises critical questions By Mark Sobel in Washington Washington has announced that it has reached an understanding with Beijing on a stable renminbi. The conditions for stability are ripe. Trump’s...
February 26th, 2019 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Finance, Markets, Pollution, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Ship owners need more than a warning

Ship owners need more than a warning
Panos Kirnidis Ship owners need more than a warning Ship owners need more than a simple warning from regulators as new rules affecting global shipping operations come into play – they need stronger support, according to Panos Kirnidis, CEO of Palau International Ship Registry (PISR). “My frequent...
February 25th, 2019 | Emissions, Environment, Pollution | Read More

CSA 2020 briefs industry on positive results of scrubber wash water composition study

CSA 2020 briefs industry on positive results of scrubber wash water composition study
Captain Mike Kaczmarek, vice president, Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding. Photo by Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Lines The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 took advantage of the 6th session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR6) held in London...
February 21st, 2019 | Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Pollution, Reports | Read More

WOC COO on “The Role of Shipping in The Blue Economy” at GST Europe, 20-21 March

WOC COO on “The Role of Shipping in The Blue Economy” at GST Europe, 20-21 March
 World Ocean Council COO Christine Valentin will be Speaking on “The Role of Shipping in ‘The Blue Economy’” at GST Europe, 20-21 March, Copenhagen 17 February 2019 – With the theme of “A New Dawn for Sustainable Shipping: 2020 to 2050”, Green Ship Technology (GST) 2019 (20-21 March,...
February 17th, 2019 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Sulphur and Greenhouse gas reduction priority for ICS

Esben Poulsson “The 2020 global sulphur cap will be the regulatory game changer of the decade with profound implications for the economics of shipping” believes Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Esben Poulsson. “But there are even more profound changes to come. We are rapidly...
February 11th, 2019 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, Pollution | Read More

The BDI@601; enough to buy a pair of jeans…

The BDI@601; enough to buy a pair of jeans…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the week down to 601 points – minus nine points since yesterday and 44 since last week’s closing when the BDI stood at 645 points. Geopolitics in total disarray. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recaps: The Capes despite a “stabilization” continue...
February 8th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Pollution, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

WOC-Kelley Drye Ocean and Waterways Conference, Houston, 8 Marc

WOC-Kelley Drye Ocean and Waterways Conference, Houston, 8 Marc
WOC AND LAW FIRM KELLEY DRYE COLLABORATE TO PRESENT OCEAN AND WATERWAYS CONFERENCE World Ocean Council and Kelley Drye Team Up to Convene Ocean and Waterway Industries Around Risk and Sustainable Development, Houston, 8 March 7 February 2019 – The WOC-Kelley Drye Ocean and Waterways Conference...
February 7th, 2019 | Climate, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Alfa Laval expands its PureBallast 3 training programme with three new sites for crew training

Alfa Laval expands its PureBallast 3 training programme with three new sites for crew training
Martin Melin, Technical Communicator Compliance in ballast water treatment depends on crew knowledge as well as the ballast water treatment system itself. To help customers secure the needed competence, Alfa Laval is expanding its Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 training programme with crew training in Houston,...
February 6th, 2019 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, News, Pollution, Technical, Technology | Read More

WOC CEO to Keynote First Global Offshore Wind Summit

WOC CEO to Keynote First Global Offshore Wind Summit
Paul Holthus, CEO, World Ocean Council World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) Launches Flagship Offshore Wind Industry Event with WOC Input on Ocean Industry Leadership, Collaboration and Action 31 January 2019 The World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) has invited World Ocean Council (WOC) CEO, Paul Holthus, as opening...
January 31st, 2019 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Port of Barcelona implements alternative fuel use to improve air quality

Port of Barcelona implements alternative fuel use to improve air quality
General Manager José Alberto Carbonell at the launch of the fleet of dual fuel container trucks, June 2018 With support from the European Union’s CEF Program, Port of Barcelona partners with energy suppliers, ship owner-operators, port equipment manufacturers and technological innovators to pilot...
January 28th, 2019 | Emissions, Energy, Environment, LNG, Pollution | 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

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

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

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