Archive for the ‘Pollution’ Category

Spillcon 2019

Spillcon 2019
Register for Spillcon 2019 Do you have funds to expend before the end of the year? Registrations for attendance at Spillcon 2019 are available at the Early Bird Rate of $1,100 plus GST per delegate. This figure includes attendance at the conference itself, from Tuesday 21st to Thursday 23rd May 2019,...
December 17th, 2018 | Associations, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Methanol as a marine fuel: IMarEST-Sea Commerce technical forum

Methanol as a marine fuel: IMarEST-Sea Commerce technical forum
  … For the maritime industry it is the moment of truth to decide on appropriate solutions to comply with the IMO’s 0.5% global marine fuels Sulphur limit and soon to be followed CO2 emissions compliance regulations. Methanol as marine fuel has the potential to address both the emissions regulations....
December 15th, 2018 | Associations, Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, IMarEST, Pollution, Technical | Read More

The first shore-to-ship electrical supply connection in Eastern Mediterranean to kick-off at the port of Killini in Greece, 20 Dec.2018

The first shore-to-ship electrical supply connection in Eastern Mediterranean to kick-off at the port of Killini in Greece, 20 Dec.2018
… The Ro-pax Fior Di Levante will plug into the first shore power facility in Eastern Mediterranean region at a special inauguration ceremony taking place at Killini port on Thursday 20th December 2018 at 10.30. Though the installation of this green pioneering cold-ironing facility, developed...
December 14th, 2018 | Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, Pollution, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Methanol as Fuel

Methanol as Fuel
.. Weighing in on Methanol as a Marine Fuel Greetings from Dubai where I was invited to present at a conference entitled “Methanol as a Marine Fuel” produced by Capt. Saleem Alavi’s Sea Commerce. What a fascinating voyage into the opportunities, and challenges, presented by methanol as a bridge...
December 12th, 2018 | Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, Pollution | Read More

EU Copernicus-backed research highlights worrying decline in ocean health

EU Copernicus-backed research highlights worrying decline in ocean health
Dramatic changes in the extent of sea ice at the poles, huge variations in the ocean circulation in the Atlantic, a sharp increase in carbon uptake are some of the more sobering findings detailed in a comprehensive new report published as a supplement of the Journal of Operational Oceanography (JOO),...
December 7th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, IMarEST, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Prohibition of open-loop scrubber systems in Singapore

Prohibition of open-loop scrubber systems in Singapore
On November 30, 2018 Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) declared that, with immediate effect, the discharge of wash water from open-loop exhaust gas scrubbers in the port of Singapore would be prohibited. The IMO’s global sulfur cap bans ships from using fuels with a sulfur content...
December 7th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, P and I Clubs, Pollution | Read More

The Union of Greek Shipowners joins the Arctic Economic Council

The Union of Greek Shipowners joins the Arctic Economic Council
Theodore El. Veniamis, president of the Union of Greek Shipowners The Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) is pleased to announce its acceptance as member to the Arctic Economic Council (AEC), the independent organization acting as the primary forum for interaction between the Arctic Council and the wider...
December 5th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness
Irene K. Notias and Theodore Chouliaras Project Connect and The Institute of Maritime Educational Studies, (IMES) present:  “NEVER FORGET” A seminar on disaster preparedness for children ages 9 to 99 that raises awareness that to act proactively saves lives! The training seminar on the prevention...
December 1st, 2018 | Charity, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Education and Training, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insurance and Reinsurance, Pollution | Read More

Alfa Laval has successfully completed tests for U.S. Coast Guard type approval with zero holding time

Alfa Laval has successfully completed tests for U.S. Coast Guard type approval with zero holding time
Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 reactor family – Click image to download Alfa Laval has successfully completed additional tests at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) to verify the biological efficacy of Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 without holding time. As a result, PureBallast 3 is on target...
November 29th, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution | Read More

Global project launched to protect marine biodiversity

Global project launched to protect marine biodiversity
GloFouling A new international effort to combat the negative environmental impacts of the transfer of aquatic species through ships has been launched this week. The GloFouling Partnerships project – a collaboration between the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme...
November 26th, 2018 | Environment, IMO, Oceanology, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

NO to single use plastics…

NO to single use plastics…
Pupils of 1st Primary School of Alimos at HELMEPA’s exhibition “NO to single use plastics” by HELMEPA and the Embassy of Canada in Greece Raising awareness among children and adults on the need to reduce single use plastics is the aim of the joint initiative of HELMEPA and the Embassy of Canada...
November 22nd, 2018 | Associations, Charity, Emissions, Environment, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Electrochlorination remains preferred BWTS of choice for vessels with large flows and hazardous zones

Electrochlorination remains preferred BWTS of choice for vessels with large flows and hazardous zones
Dr Stelios Kyriacou, General Manager of BALPURE® BWMS, De Nora De Nora addresses common misconceptions relating to chlorine, hydrogen and system configuration  MILAN, November 19, 2018: De Nora, a market leading supplier of electrochlorination equipment, today highlighted the superior safety aspects...
November 19th, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Technical, Technology | Read More

Baleària begins retrofitting the Nápoles, the first of six ferries it will switch to LNG

Baleària begins retrofitting the Nápoles, the first of six ferries it will switch to LNG
The ship will reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by more than 9,000 tons a year The shipping company Baleària has begun retrofitting its Nápoles ferry to be powered by liquified natural gas. The ferry arrived at the Gibraltar Gibdock shipyards yesterday where they will modify the engines and install...
November 19th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Ship Conversions | Read More

Clyde & Co Legal Update: A Practical Overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap – Part 2

Clyde & Co Legal Update: A Practical Overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap – Part 2
A Practical Overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap Part 2: Challenges Facing Compliance and Challenges to Enforcement With Regulation 14.1.3 of Annex VI of the MARPOL Convention (“Regulation 14.1.3”) coming into effect in January 2020, there are still numerous challenges surrounding compliance and...
November 14th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Legal, Pollution | Read More

Scrubber Statistics – Alternative Fuels Insight Platform (AFI)

Scrubber Statistics – Alternative Fuels Insight Platform (AFI)
… Georgios TERIAKIDIS, Regional Business Development Manager, South East Europe, Middle East & Africa, DNV GL – Maritime advises on the  Scrubber Statistics – Alternative Fuels Insight Platform (AFI): DNV GL’s Alternative Fuels Insight (AFI) platform is a new application, offered...
November 13th, 2018 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Pollution, Statistics, Technical, Technology | Read More

The BDI@1,231 …medieval figures that hurt

The BDI@1,231 …medieval figures that hurt
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) is now 1,016 points below the figure as of the end of December 2013 when it stood at 2,247 points. Geopolitics with all types of wars dangerously spreading; IBIA’s 2018 Convention finale more than a cause to celebrate! John Faraclas daily briefing: The BDI by...
November 8th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, EEZ, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Gas, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Pollution, Reports | Read More

Winds of Change: Global Shipping, Decarbonisation & Wind Propulsion

Winds of Change: Global Shipping, Decarbonisation & Wind Propulsion
The Ecoliner HAMBURG – NOVEMBER 06, 2018: A wide consensus that the global shipping fleet must decarbonize has catalysed over the past 12 months since the Bonn meeting of the UNFCCC COP23 and calls for shipping to move faster on this. We had the IMO initial strategy of at least 50% reduction in CO2...
November 6th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Exhibitions, Pollution | Read More

Vote for your favourite finalist in the IMRF Awards now!

Vote for your favourite finalist in the IMRF Awards now!
Voting has opened for the IMRF’s People’s Choice Award, and the finalist attracting the most votes on facebook will be announced as the winner on Thursday 8 November. The finalists for the IMRF Awards 2018, are all exceptional individuals and organisations from around the world who go above...
November 2nd, 2018 | Associations, Awards, Charity, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

Spillcon 2019

Spillcon 2019
Booths – expiration of early bird pricing The majority of booths for Spillcon 2019 have been reserved. This is a reminder to anyone still wanting to book a booth that the early bird discount expires on 30th November. Current prices are $4,725 + GST per booth; this will increase to $5,250 + GST...
November 2nd, 2018 | Associations, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Final Call for the IBIA Annual Convention 2018

Final Call for the IBIA Annual Convention 2018
IBIA Annual Convention 2018 The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) would like to welcome you to the IBIA Annual Convention 2018, on 6th-8th November 2018, at the Scandic Kødbyen hotel in Copenhagen. With IMO 2020 on the horizon, this year’s event is perhaps one of the most important...
November 1st, 2018 | Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Pollution | Read More

Wärtsilä Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System set for USCG Type Approval

Wärtsilä Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System set for USCG Type Approval
The Wärtsilä Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System. Wärtsilä Corporation,  1 November 2018 at 10 am EET – The technology group Wärtsilä’s Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) has successfully completed all the required testing procedures, and has now been submitted...
November 1st, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Regulatory, Technology | Read More

Carriage ban on marine fuels with sulphur content above 0.50% formally adopted

Carriage ban on marine fuels with sulphur content above 0.50% formally adopted
Valentina Keys Carriage ban on marine fuels with sulphur content above 0.50% formally adopted by Valentina Keys, Senior Associate  at CMS On 26 October 2018, during its 73rd session on 22 – 26 October, the Marine Environment Protection Committee (‘MEPC73’) of the International Maritime...
October 31st, 2018 | Environment, Insight, Legal, Pollution | Read More

Full summary MEPC 73

Full summary MEPC 73
Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 73rd session, 22-26 October 2018 26/10/2018 Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships  The MEPC approved the Programme of follow-up actions of the initial IMO strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships up to 2023. The programme of action...
October 31st, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, Pollution | Read More

Addressing marine plastic litter from ships – action plan adopted

Addressing marine plastic litter from ships – action plan adopted
Marine litter The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has pledged to address the significant problem posed by plastics to the marine environment, with the adoption of an action plan which aims to enhance existing regulations and introduce new supporting measures to reduce marine plastic litter...
October 30th, 2018 | Associations, Climate, EEZ, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Oceanology, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

Tara back from Pacific expedition with startling data: motley map of reef health

Tara back from Pacific expedition with startling data: motley map of reef health
… After two and a half years navigating the Pacific, where over 40% of our planet’s coral reefs are found, the schooner Tara returned to Lorient, its home port in Brittany, on October 27. Led by the Tara Expeditions Foundation, the Tara Pacific expedition deserves a round of applause: it has...
October 27th, 2018 | Charity, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More