Archive for the ‘Pollution’ Category

NAMEPA, Tall Ships America Sign MOU to Advance Maritime Education

NAMEPA, Tall Ships America Sign MOU to Advance Maritime Education
Bert Rogers, Executive Director, TSA; Michael J. Rauworth, President and Board Chairman, TSA; Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder/Executive Director, NAMPEA; Joe Hughes, Chairman of the Board, NAMEPA Organizations’ focus on nautical sciences, seafaring skills and the importance of protecting the marine...
March 22nd, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Greek Technical Committee of DNV GL meets in Athens

Greek Technical Committee of DNV GL meets in Athens
Group Photo of DNV GL Greek Technical Committee Athens, February 21st, 2017 – The Annual Greek Technical Committee of DNV GL attended by its members, gathered in the Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel, in Athens. Chairman’s opening address The acting Chairman, Sokratis Dimakopoulos, made an introduction...
March 22nd, 2017 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment, Events, News, People and Places, Pollution, Technical | Read More

Aderco opens Singapore office

Aderco opens Singapore office
Philippe Lecloux Responding to growing demand for fuel treatment solutions that save costs, maximise uptime and reduce emissions in the maritime sector, leading fuel treatment manufacturer Aderco has opened an operational base in Singapore. Strategically located, the new office forms a mission-critical...
March 20th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Person Profiles, Pollution | Read More

Ahead of Convention coming into force – the 8th International Conference on BWM

Ahead of Convention coming into force – the 8th International Conference on BWM
Ahead of Convention coming into force – the 8th International Conference on Ballast Water Management Since 2001, the international maritime community has met in Singapore to discuss and monitor the administrative and technological developments in ballast water management under the auspices of...
March 10th, 2017 | Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Pollution | Read More

Caribbean centre launches on low-carbon shipping mission

Caribbean centre launches on low-carbon shipping mission
09/03/2017  – A new centre tasked with promoting technologies and operations to help navigate shipping into a low-carbon future has been launched at the University of Trinidad and Tobago (8 March). The centre will cater to the needs of the Caribbean region under the Global Maritime Technology...
March 9th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

Norwegian Cruise Line consults Foreship on Ballast Water compliance

Norwegian Cruise Line consults Foreship on Ballast Water compliance
Foreship has secured a major design consultancy contract covering the first post-Ballast Water Convention treatment systems to be specified by Norwegian Cruise Line.  The contract calls for independent naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy services to ensure installations on five NCL...
March 9th, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Technical, Technology | Read More

EU’s leverage & insurance policy on dirty shipping needed

EU’s leverage & insurance policy on dirty shipping needed
Brussels, 28 February 2017 – From dangerous emissions in ports to hazardous scrapping on South Asian beaches, European shipping companies pollute and put people’s health and lives at serious risk. In light of the ongoing European Shipping Week and the failure of the International Maritime Organisation...
February 28th, 2017 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, Pollution, Ship Demolitions | Read More

ICS chairman sets out plan for reduction by shipping sector

ICS chairman sets out plan for reduction by shipping sector
ICS Chairman Esben Poulsson, the Secretary-general of the IMO Kitack Lim and the Economists interviewer The Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping, Esben Poulsson, has set out what the industry would like the International Maritime Organization to achieve as part of its CO2reduction strategy...
February 24th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Pollution | Read More

Seven Seas Voyager equipped with Evac’s wastewater treatment systems

Seven Seas Voyager equipped with Evac’s wastewater treatment systems
The Seven Seas Voyager Retrofits are never easy, but getting them right through your selection of partners is critical to keep a vessel profitable. Regent Seven Seas Cruises is a six-star-plus cruise line. Its vessels boast the highest standards for their guests, plus the latest in technology in every...
February 22nd, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Ship Conversions | Read More

FEPORT: Shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS)…

FEPORT: Shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS)…
Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid February 17th, 2017 – Shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS): a strong message sent by the European Parliament to all maritime stakeholders Two days ago, the European Parliament has voted in favour of the inclusion of CO2 emissions from shipping in the EU Emission...
February 17th, 2017 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
15-Feb-2017 GROWING NUMBER OF VESSELS RECEIVE ENVIRONMENTAL DISCOUNT Gothenburg, Sweden Growing number of vessels receive environmental discount Wednesday, February 15, 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden Last year, one in three ships at the Port of Gothenburg received an environmental...
February 15th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

EU member states must reject European Parliament’s proposal to include global shipping into regional CO2 trading system

EU member states must reject European Parliament’s proposal to include global shipping into regional CO2 trading system
Simon Bennett The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – which represents over 80% of the world merchant fleet – says it is ‘disappointed but not surprised’ by today’s vote in the European Parliament to propose that international shipping (including non-EU flag ships) should be incorporated...
February 15th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

EU Parliament vote sets clear deadline for a global solution on CO2 for maritime transport

EU Parliament vote sets clear deadline for a global solution on CO2 for maritime transport
Isabelle Ryckbost 15 February 2017 Today the European Parliament voted in favour of  the inclusion of CO2 emissions from shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) and the establishment of a maritime climate fund “in the absence of progress at international level” as from 2023. Climate change...
February 15th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

IMO Secretary-General visits Antarctica

IMO Secretary-General visits Antarctica
from the Secretary-General’s visit in Antarctica 14/02/2017  IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim experienced polar conditions at first hand during a recent visit to Antarctica (8-12 February). Shipping in waters surrounding the two poles has increased in recent years. IMO’s Polar Code entered...
February 14th, 2017 | Climate, EEZ, Emissions, Environment, Events, IMO, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Organisations, People and Places, Pollution | Read More

Wärtsilä joins Seabin Project in the battle against ocean plastics

Wärtsilä joins Seabin Project in the battle against ocean plastics
The Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has signed an agreement with the Seabin Project to join their global pilot programme, which addresses the worldwide littering problem affecting our oceans. The project aims at approaching the challenge from multiple angles with a key emphasis on education, research...
February 10th, 2017 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Technical, Technology | Read More

Low carbon technologies are now cost competitive with fossil fuels in report from Lloyd’s Register

Low carbon technologies are now cost competitive with fossil fuels in report from Lloyd’s Register
Alasdair Buchanan Lloyd’s Register Technology Radar – Low Carbon report launched today Low carbon technologies are now cost competitive with fossil fuels and innovation is gathering pace across the sector, finds a new report by Lloyd’s Register. But which technologies will have the most...
February 9th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Pollution, Technical, Technology | Read More

Evergreen Recognized for Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies

Evergreen Recognized for Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies
February 06, 2016 – Evergreen Line has received recognition for its excellent performance in a voluntary environmental and ecological protection program, which started on July 1 last year and ended on November 15.  The initiative was aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions of vessels and avoiding...
February 7th, 2017 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Liner Shipping and Trade, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Arctic Commitment Signatories demand Arctic Shipping Clean Up

Arctic Commitment Signatories demand Arctic Shipping Clean Up
Hallstein Havåg of Bellona speaking at the event today Tromsø, January 25, 2017: – A world-leading expedition cruise ship operator today joined international environmental organisations to spearhead the protection of Arctic communities and ecosystems from risks posed by the use of marine heavy...
January 25th, 2017 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  19-Jan-2017 YACHT RACES BETWEEN HONG KONG AND MACAU Hong Kong FINE FOR BERTHING PAYMENT CANCELLATION OR DELAY Fujairah, United Arab Emirates LETTERS OF PROTEST AFTER POLLUTION Izmit Bay, Turkey Yacht races between Hong Kong and Macau Thursday, January 19, 2017, Hong Kong Yacht...
January 19th, 2017 | Pollution, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  18-Jan-2017 STOWAWAYS & ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ON BOARD BARGES Singapore POLLUTION IN IZMIT BAY Izmit Bay, Turkey Stowaways & illegal immigrants on board barges Wednesday, January 18, 2017, Singapore The Singapore Police Coast Guard has issued an advisory to masters and...
January 18th, 2017 | Environment, Immigration, Oil Spill, Pollution, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  17-Jan-2017 VESSELS AT ANCHOR IN PORT Singapore REDUCTION OF BOOKING SLOTS TO REDUCE BACKLOG Panama Canal, Panama TRAFFIC PARTIALLY RESUMED AFTER FUEL OIL SPILLAGE Izmit Bay, Turkey Vessels at anchor in port Tuesday, January 17, 2017, Singapore Pursuant to Regulation 9 of...
January 17th, 2017 | Canals, Environment, Oil Spill, Pollution, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Trial partners sought for PLAXX Marine Fuel

Trial partners sought for PLAXX Marine Fuel
… Currently, global production of plastic surpasses 300 million metric tons per year and is forecast to double over the next 20 years. Only 10% of the waste generated is recycled with the remainder being incinerated, sent to landfill or left to pollute land and sea.* If the current trend continues...
January 17th, 2017 | Bunkering, Environment, Pollution, Technical | Read More

Successful cooperation for safe sea transport of oil told in new exhibition

Successful cooperation for safe sea transport of oil told in new exhibition
… The 50 years since the grounding of the tanker Torrey Canyon in 1967 have seen dramatic and sustained reduction in major oil spills from ships, thanks to cooperation between Governments and industry.  The story of how that incident served as a catalyst for positive change is told in a new...
January 17th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, IMO, Maritime Accidents, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Hull Biofouling environmentally more damaging than ballasting

Hull Biofouling environmentally more damaging than ballasting
Boud van Rompay   The entry into force of the Ballast Water Convention this September will not prevent the transfer of invasive aquatic species (IAS) unless there is mandatory legislation in place to prevent biofouling on ships’ hulls. Commenting on a presentation delivered at the World Ocean...
January 16th, 2017 | Environment, IMO, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  08-Jan-2017 AMENDED TRANSIT FEES NOW IN EFFECT Suez Canal, Egypt AMENDMENTS TO THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION OF THE SEA REGULATIONS AND MERCHANT SHIPPING REGULATIONS Singapore RELIEF SUPPORT FOR COMPANIES PROVIDING CADET TRAINING BERTHS Singapore PORT HEDLAND CYCLONE UPDATE Port Hedland Amended...
January 8th, 2017 | Canals, Environment, Pollution, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Weather | Read More