Environment

  • The Environment Aboard a Cargo Ship Can Create...

     In this, Mental Health Awareness Week (May 8-14), the Mission to Seafarers is pointing out that depression and psychological problems can often be a concern amongst the seafaring community and is highlighting the mental health challenges faced by seafarers and calling on the industry to offer wider services that could help safeguard their welfare. Much of the work undertaken by the Mission to Seafarers, and other charities globally, involves mental health support, from offering the ability to contact families, to being on-hand to assist seafarers struggling with depression and fatigue, and even providing support after cases of attempted suicide.

  • US Regulatory, Financial and Political Issues...

    IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry and Blank Rome LLP held a seminar on United States (US) Regulatory, Financial, and Political Issues Affecting Shipping on 26 April 2017 at the Metropolitan Hotel in Athens, Greece. The seminar was an opportunity for industry stakeholders to meet and discuss the current environment and the challenges ahead. The seminar was a success, with around 170 in attendance to hear the speakers and participate in the panel discussions.

  • DP World reports positive growth in the Middle...

    DP World has announced that its container volumes grew 5.7 percent year on year in the first quarter of 2017, reaching a total of 16.4 million TEU for the period. Asian and American facilities led the way for volume growth.

  • New fisheries rules strengthen data collection

    A new regulation simplifying and strengthening the current system for the collection of biological, environmental, technical and socio-economic data in the fisheries sector has been adopted by the European Council.

  • Turkey raises fines for marine pollution caused...

    The Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication has raised the fines for pollution caused by vessels by 41 percent, and has implemented stricter regulations after a ship hit rocks and spilled 50 tons of fuel in western Turkey.

  • DEWA launches 3rd cycle of Carbon Ambassadors...

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched the 3rd cycle of the Carbon Ambassadors programme, to encourage creative young people and enhance knowledge capabilities. The announcement was made during a session titled ‘Future Foresight’ that DEWA organised today. It was attended by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, DEWA Executive Vice Presidents, and officials from a number of government and private organisations including Ministry of Climate Change and the Environment, Dubai Police, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai Economic Development Department, the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, Dubai Airport Free Zone, Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), and a large number of university students.

  • Switch to Cleaner Fuels Could Lower Risk for...

    A report published today by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), Alternatives to heavy fuel oil use in the Arctic: Economic and environmental tradeoffs finds that using heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping creates such great risks compared to the cost of moving to safer fuels, that transitioning to these safer fuels is the only rational action for Arctic ship operators.

  • Port of Portland should bring its finalist...

    It's difficult to imagine the shape Portland and Oregon would have taken without the influential hand of the Port of Portland, established in 1891to map a way forward for marine and, later, aviation operations that would help grow manufacturing, farming and travel industries. Few people in Oregon have jobs more consequential statewide than that of the port's director.

  • Asleep at the helm: the dangerous impacts of...

    At the beginning of this year, maritime trade association InterManager released the initial findings of Project MARTHA, the most comprehensive study on seafarer fatigue so far. What did the industry learn about the difficulties seafarers face at sea, and who is best placed to help?

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Nor-Shipping 2017: VIKING has the power to simplify safety

For more than 50 years, Nor-Shipping has gathered key maritime industry players from across the world in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. Once again, global safety equipment and servicing leader VIKING Life-Saving Equipment (stand T02-16B) will take this opportunity to introduce visitors to all its latest innovative solutions that not only boost the safety of crew and passengers, but reduce the time, complexity and costs of maintaining safety compliance.

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Singapore Shipping Company Admits to Probation Violation

Singapore-based ODFJELL ASIA II PTE LTD (“OAII”), which was convicted in 2014 of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, has admitted to violating the conditions of its probation, announced Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Jeffrey H. Wood, Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD). 

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Poseidon Med II event in Patras highlights the benefits of LNG as fuel and its prospects for sustainable development in Western Greece

The benefits of the use of LNG as a safe and eco-friendly fuel for the local community of Patras, was the core of the discussion during the Poseidon Med II event which took place at Port of Patras on 19th June 2017. The event was co-organised by Patras Port Authority, which is one of the participating ports in the project, within the European co-funded Poseidon Med II project. The event gathered together representatives from the Municipality of Patras and local stakeholders from social and industry sectors.

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‘irrespective of where oil is found, it belongs to the government of Nigeria’

Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Upstream), Senator Tayo Alasoadura, has said that the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB), now awaiting final passage in the Red Chamber holds immense benefits for all Nigerians. Alasoadura in a statement in Abuja, said the PIGB would not only help to create more jobs for Nigerians but will also foster a conducive business environment for petroleum operations when signed into law. 

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