Archive for the ‘Pollution’ Category

‘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

Lloyd’s Register becomes founding member of UN Group for Sustainable Ocean Business

Lloyd’s Register becomes founding member of UN Group for Sustainable Ocean Business
Featured are (left to right) Sturla Henriksen, UN Global Compact Special Advisor on Oceans, LR’s Suzanne Johnston, Lisa Kingo, UN Global Compact CEO and Executive Director, and Tom Boardley, Executive Vice-President, LR. 12th June 2018 – Oceans cover two thirds of the world’s surface but the...
June 12th, 2018 | Charity, Classification Societies, Environment, News, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Huge Ghost net removed from Santorini seabed during unprecedented live stream

Huge Ghost net removed from Santorini seabed during unprecedented live stream
… To celebrate World Oceans Day, on June 8th, an international team of 8 volunteer divers from the Netherlands, France and Greece took part in a highly demanding lost or discarded fishing net (also known as ghost nets) removal dive in Santorini. The mission succeeded in cleaning the sea of a huge...
June 12th, 2018 | Environment, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Posidonia 2018: Prof. Mavrakos live on HCMR

Posidonia 2018: Prof. Mavrakos live on HCMR
Prof. Dr. -Ing. Spyridon A. Mavrakos What a nice encounter we had earlier on today at the stand of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research  – HCMR this last day of Posidonia, thanks to Extrovert Communications initiation. You all know that we are staunch supporters and attend for many years now...
June 8th, 2018 | Environment, Interviews, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

World Oceans Day: Is your cell phone safe for whales? Friend of the Sea’s call to take actions against ship strikes

World Oceans Day: Is your cell phone safe for whales? Friend of the Sea’s call  to take actions against ship strikes
Is your cell phone safe for whales? In occasion of the World Oceans Day, international NGO Friend of the Sea calls both the shipping industry and consumers to take actions to prevent ship strikes. The time you scroll down the news on your smartphone commuting to work, numbers of whales are killed or...
June 7th, 2018 | Charity, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Plastic pollution: cleaning the Ocean is NOT the solution

Plastic pollution: cleaning the Ocean is NOT the solution
.. Point of view By Jeff Ghiglione, director of research in Ecotoxicology at the CNRS and Romain Troublé, executive director of the Tara Expeditions Foundation Social networks these days are filled with shocking pictures: plastic bags, bottles, fishing nets and other debris floating in the sea. Such...
June 7th, 2018 | Environment, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

World Oceans Day 2018: Drones are transforming our interaction with the oceans

World Oceans Day 2018: Drones are transforming our interaction with the oceans
.. [London: 5 June 2018] For millennia human interaction with the world’s oceans has been one of great contrast. On the one hand, this relationship has been built on reliance, with great dependence placed on these waters for food and commerce. On the other, interaction has been defined by mystery and...
June 5th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Aviation, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Fisheries, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Byron Vassiliades live on Antipollution’s growth and success

Byron Vassiliades live on Antipollution’s growth and success
Byron Vassiliades – picture credits: Anny Zade Following last year’s interview with Antipollution’s head Byron Vassilades and given whatever has happened ever since in the field of maritime accidents and the environmental sector mainly in Greece, we are honoured to have him live on the occasion...
June 1st, 2018 | Environment, Groundings, Health and Safety, Interviews, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Coldharbour targets Greek market as BW demand picks up

Coldharbour targets Greek market as BW demand picks up
Andrew Marshall, CEO, Coldharbour Marine Ltd June 2018 – “Posidonia could not have come at a better time for us,” said Andrew Marshall, Coldharbour Marine Chief Executive, a few days before Posidonia opened its doors to the global shipping community in Athens. “We are in the final stages of a...
June 1st, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Oceanology, Pollution, Ship Conversions, Technical, Technology | Read More

SUMMETH project gives green light to adoption of Methanol as a sustainable marine fuel

SUMMETH project gives green light to adoption of Methanol as a sustainable marine fuel
The SUMMETH project has concluded that methanol fuel offers immediate environmental benefits and a zero-carbon pathway for ferries and coastal craft. (Photo credit: Truls Persson ) Project finds methanol offers immediate environmental benefits and zero-carbon pathway for ferries and coastal craft, giving...
May 31st, 2018 | Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More

Scrubber technology must meet challenges of lifecycle costs and durability

Scrubber technology must meet challenges of lifecycle costs and durability
Neil Anderson, Director of Marine Technologies at LAB. Notion that scrubbers, are large, alloy units that are hard to install, maintain, and recycle needs to evolve, says manufacturer PARIS – 30 May 2018 – Global market-leader in flue gas treatment and desulphurisation, LAB, part of the CNIM Group,...
May 30th, 2018 | Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, Insight, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Technology | Read More

Sulphur Cap Chaos in 2020 Warn World’s Shipowners

Sulphur Cap Chaos in 2020 Warn World’s Shipowners
Esben Poulsson The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) fears ‘chaos and confusion’ unless the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) urgently resolves some serious issues concerning the successful implementation of the 0.5 percent sulphur in marine fuel cap, which is scheduled to come into...
May 21st, 2018 | Associations, Breaking News, Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, International Chamber of Shipping, Pollution | Read More

HELMEPA at GASLOG’s European Crew Conference

HELMEPA at GASLOG’s European Crew Conference
GASLOG, an Associate Corporate Member of HELMEPA, held its European Crew Conference at Divani Apollon Hotel, in Athens, 8-9 May 2018, under the title “Guiding the Way into the 21st Century”. During the first day of the Conference, HELMEPA was invited and presented the issue of “Marine Litter, Plastics...
May 16th, 2018 | Associations, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Pollution | Read More

A special ghost net dive to support the Marine Protected Area of Santorini

A special ghost net dive to support the Marine Protected Area of Santorini
.. HEALTHY SEAS JOINS FORCES WITH COUSTEAU DIVERS AND CARVICO SPA, FOR THE CREATION OF THE FIRST MARINE PROTECTED AREA IN SANTORINI The Healthy Seas Initiative, supported by the Italian fabric manufacturer Carvico SpA, has joined Cousteau Divers, the organisation founded by Pierre-Yves Cousteau, in supporting...
May 15th, 2018 | Charity, Climate, Environment, Events, Oceanology, Pollution, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Agenda and Speakers announced for debut Africa Blue Economy Forum 2018

Agenda and Speakers announced for debut Africa Blue Economy Forum 2018
Paul Holthus Participants will include Captain Peter Hammarstedt, Chairman, Sea Shepherd Australia and Dr Kamal-Deen Ali, Executive Director, Centre for Maritime Law and Security Africa LONDON, United Kingdom, May 14, 2018/ — The Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) (www.ABEF2018.com) 2018 has announced...
May 14th, 2018 | Climate, EEZ, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Keep Oceans Free of Plastics

Keep Oceans Free of Plastics
This year, on every occasion the international community places an emphasis on plastic pollution and its detrimental impact on the terrestrial, marine and coastal environment. The themes of both the Earth Day, which was recently celebrated and the World Oceans Day that is fast approaching are centered...
May 10th, 2018 | Associations, Charity, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

ESPO publishes its position paper on the Port Reception Facilities for ship waste

ESPO publishes its position paper on the Port Reception Facilities for ship waste
Isabelle Ryckbost 09 May 2018 – For European ports, ship waste has been one of the main environmental priorities, as indicated in the ESPO 2017 Sustainability Report. In its position paper on the revision of the Port Reception Facilities Directive, ESPO welcomes the Commission proposal and its...
May 9th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Oil Spill, Pollution, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Polsteam and Nova Ship Tech SA select Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 for installation throughout their fleets

Polsteam and Nova Ship Tech SA select Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 for installation throughout their fleets
The “Beskidy” Alfa Laval has signed fleet agreements with Polsteam and Nova Ship Tech SA for the supply of PureBallast 3, the third generation of Alfa Laval’s ballast water treatment technology. Under the agreements, Alfa Laval will provide dozens of Polsteam and Nova Ship Tech SA vessels...
May 8th, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Shipmanagement, Technology | Read More

The actions of the “Let’s Cleanup Europe” campaign kicked off

The actions of the “Let’s Cleanup Europe” campaign kicked off
Porto Lagos, Xanthi The enthusiasm of younger and older volunteers characterized the opening, on Friday 4 May 2018, of the “Let’s Cleanup Europe” campaign, which is coordinated by the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association – HELMEPA for the 5th consecutive year in our country...
May 8th, 2018 | Charity, Climate, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

“Time is Fast Running Out” for Global Sulphur Cap says ICS Chairman

“Time is Fast Running Out” for Global Sulphur Cap says ICS Chairman
Esben Poulsson “Time is fast running out” for implementation by IMO Member States of the 0.5% global sulphur in fuel cap by 1 January 2020, says Esben Poulsson, Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). The IMO global sulphur cap for marine fuel is expected to see shipping’s bunker...
May 8th, 2018 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Energy, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

EU budget proposal could support shipowners’ transition to decarbonisation

EU budget proposal could support shipowners’ transition to decarbonisation
Martin Dorsman The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) is positive towards the proposal for the EU budget 2021 – 2027 published earlier this week. Specifically the large increase of the EU budget for Research, Innovation and Digital and for Climate and Environment could provide resources...
May 4th, 2018 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Pollution | Read More

Technological characterization of natural zeolites for the removal of inorganic pollutants

Technological characterization of natural zeolites for the removal of inorganic pollutants
Giovanni Varriale Technological characterization of natural zeolites for the removal of inorganic pollutants by Giovanni Varriale* Natural zeolites represent some of the most important inorganic ionic exchangers. Nowadays, considering their high availability and low cost, zeolites are used in a wide...
May 1st, 2018 | Featured, Insight, Oceanology, Pollution, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Ports welcome breakthrough on HNS Convention

Ports welcome breakthrough on HNS Convention
  The International Association of Ports and Harbors welcomes the announcement made at the IMO Legal Committee earlier this week that Canada and Turkey ratified the 2010 IMO Convention on Hazardous and Noxious Substances (HNS). This represents a significant breakthrough in having a financial compensation...
April 27th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Pollution, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The New Association is formed to give a voice to the manufacturing sector of Ballast Water Treatment

The New Association is formed to give a voice to the manufacturing sector of Ballast Water Treatment
United We Stand: the Ballast Water Equipment Manufacturers’ Association Holds First Annual Meeting and Elects the Inaugural Board of Directors The New Association is Formed to Give a Voice to the Manufacturing Sector of Ballast Water Treatment ALEXANDRIA, VA – April 24, 2018 – The manufacturers...
April 24th, 2018 | Associations, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Technical, Technology | Read More

ESPO applauds EU role in achieving the IMO agreement on CO2 reduction target for shipping

ESPO applauds EU role in achieving the IMO agreement on CO2 reduction target for shipping
.. 24 April 2018 – ESPO welcomes the agreement reached at global level within the IMO to peak CO2 emissions from shipping as soon as possible and reduce them by at least 50% by 2050, compared to 2008 levels. For European ports, the agreement reached last week is a real milestone and sends a strong...
April 24th, 2018 | Climate, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Pollution | Read More