Environment

  • SMEs at Annual Investment Meeting in Dubai pitch...

    The UAE’s small and medium-sized enterprises need access to international investment to support the sector’s growth and in Dubai this week some of the country’s most promising entrepreneurs have been lined up to pitch their ideas to the global investors, economists, ministers and experts who control where that critical funding is deployed.

  • Ocean Guard Aims to Simplify Environmental...

    Navigating the complex web of environmental regulations governing the maritime industry may be simplified with Ocean Guardian, a new tool created by Total Marine Solutions, according to a statement from the company.

  • South Korea raises sunken Sewol ferry

     South Korea’s sunken Sewol ferry emerged from the waters on Thursday, nearly three years after it went down with the loss of more than 300 lives and dealt a crushing blow to now-ousted president Park Geun-Hye.

  • EU provided more than 2.2 billion euro to water...

    The European Union has provided more than 2.2 billion euro to water and sanitation projects in more than 62 countries worldwide since 2007 and is determined to continue supporting people affected by natural and man-made disasters, by providing life-saving access to safe and clean water.

  • Mississippi River Maintenance Called Inadequate,...

    Barges make their way down the Mississippi River with corn and soybeans, coal, chemicals, steel and other commodities destined for foreign shores. Whether originating along the river’s 2,320-mile stem or entering from arteries like the Ohio and Missouri rivers, the cargo—including 60 percent of all U.S. grain exports—heads for container ships docked in Louisiana.

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Port of Portland should bring its finalist director candidates to the public: Editorial Agenda 2017

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.

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Asleep at the helm: the dangerous impacts of seafarer fatigue

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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Malaysia worried EU resolution could dent palm oil exports

Malaysia voiced concern on Wednesday that a call by European Union lawmakers for curbs on imports of palm oil could deal a blow to one of the Asian country’s biggest exports.
In a vote aimed at influencing EU regulators, the European Parliament backed a call for greater vetting of palm and other vegetable oils used in biofuels to prevent the EU’s renewable transport targets for post-2020 leading to deforestation.

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