Environment

  • Vietnam to build ships for maritime research,...

    Vietnamese shipyards will be picked via limited tender procedures to be eligible to build specialized ships for maritime research and survey purposes following a decision recently approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, according to government website chinhphu.vn.

  • The worst maritime tragedy in U.S. history, and...

    On April 27, 1865, a Mississippi River side-wheel steamboat named the Sultana exploded and burned to the waterline near Memphis, Tenn. To this day it remains the worst maritime disaster in United States history, yet almost nobody has ever heard about it.

  • Abu Dhabi Ports Promotes Waste Recycling To Port...

    Abu Dhabi Ports, the manager and operator of commercial, leisure and community ports in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi has joined with Tadweer, the Center for Waste Management (CWM) and Green Mountains Environment and Transport (GMET) one of the UAE’s largest liquid and bulk waste treatment and disposal providers, to promote recycling and enforce the regulatory requirements in the ports.

  • NC Wildlife Federation proposes needed changes to...

    North Carolina’s greatest natural asset is also its most delicate – its coast. It needs to be watched over, preserved and protected. Instead, its surface is being trampled by development, its waterfronts stripped of their natural character and the underwater beds of the Albemarle-Pamlico Sound raked by reckless trawling.

  • Polar Code does not adequately protect Antarctic...

    Part II of the newly adopted Code addresses pollution discharges from ships such as oil, chemicals, sewage and rubbish while at sea and is expected to strengthen existing regulations particularly in the Arctic. It will compliment Part I, which addresses safety of shipping in polar regions and was adopted towards the end of 2014. Both Parts of the Code are expected to take effect from the beginning of 2017.

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Floating homes ‘safe for users and environment’

Memorandum signed for Tasneef to classify and oversee the construction of the Floating Seahorse project. The Floating Seahorses or underwater villas to be built in The World islands have been certified as “safe and comfortable for users and for the environment”, developers and officials said.

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Global environment for LNG is strong

Despite some recent turbulence, the global business environment for liquefied natural gas (LNG) remains strong, and a continuous growth in demand is expected for years to come, said Khalid Sultan R Al Kuwari, Chief Marketing and Shipping Officer of RasGas Company Limited, at the CWC 16th World LNG Summit in Rome.

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Women in Shipping Address the Cost of Ocean Freight Emissions

With pollution and climate change firmly on the agenda at the moment as we see Paris hosting COP21, the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, one freight transport associated group has been looking closely at shipping emissions, from cause and effect to solutions.

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