• Ship activities damage the maritime environment

    The environmental impact of shipping activities include environmental impact on the coastal zones resulting from the development and operation of large-scale port facilities, and dredging and disposal of contaminated sediments for navigational purposes

  • DP World leads container conversion environment...

    Under the direct supervision of the global marine terminal operator, DP World, four teams of 29 Emirati university students have started work on converting four 20-foot shipping containers into self-sustainable bus stops as part of the Carbon Ambassadors Programme (CAP).

  • Shipping industry disappointed but not surprised...

    Following today’s vote in the European Parliament, adopting a regional EU Regulation on the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of individual ship emissions of CO2, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO and Intercargo have issued the following statement: Today’s vote was expected, being based on the political agreement reached between the EU institutions at the end of last year.

  • Acid Rain and Aquatic Ecosystems

    Before the 1970s the issue of acid rain received minor attention. During that time, little was known about the magnitude and distribution of acid rain or about its impacts on terrestrial (land-based) and aquatic ecosystems


Third Global Coral Bleaching Event Declared

As record ocean temperatures cause widespread coral bleaching across Hawaii, NOAA scientists confirm the same stressful conditions are expanding to the Caribbean and may last into the new year, prompting the declaration of the third global coral bleaching event ever on record.


Oil Spills into U.K. North Sea

Statoil has reported an oil spill near its Statfjord A platform in the U.K. North Sea. The Norwegian multinational company has responded to the incident, but states that it is too early to definitively determine how much oil has leaked. 


US court throws curveball in ballast water treatment debate

The future of ballast water treatment systems has been thrown into further confusion following a ruling from a federal appeals court in New York this week which has ordered the US government to rewrite its rules regulating the discharge of ballast water by ships.