The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has welcomed the progress made, in London last week, by the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) on several important environmental issues.
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.
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.
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.
A car-carrying ferry dubbed the world’s ‘first’ zero-emission, fully-electric ship has been awarded the Seatrade Clean Shipping award for 2015.
Maritime transport is growing worldwide and the amount of emission in our environment is also on an upsurge mainly due to the usage of low quality fuel.
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).
Last week’s announcement of the South African Department of Energy that it has approved 13 new renewable IPP bids “signals the strong commitment of the South African government to continue renewable energy deployment.
Speaking at the opening of the International Petroleum Technology Conference in Doha, Ben van Beurden, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell spoke of one of the biggest challenges the world faces; to boost economic development, while protecting the environment at the same time.
Gov. Jerry Brown and a delegation of California officials are in attendance at the U.N. climate change conference in Paris. They are there, in part, to tout the state's efforts to cut carbon pollution and simultaneously grow the economy.
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.
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.
Global oil producers, who provide the world with much of the fossil fuel that causes global warming, are in no hurry to brighten up their own image as climate dinosaurs.
The leader of Alberta, Canada, announced a plan on Sunday to ease the province’s reliance on the carbon-intensive tar sands oil industry by imposing a tax on greenhouse gas emissions.