Environment

  • 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.

  • Illegal dumping of waste by oil tanker causes...

    An oil tanker that was illegally washing its fuel storage area and dumping the outflow was the reason for the oil spill that affected two kilometres of coastline on Monday, causing untold environmental damage, experts said.

  • ETI announces waste heat recovery project for...

    The £3.6 million project will be led by Avid Technology based in Cramlington, North East England. It will last for 26 months and aims to deliver a cost effective waste heat recovery system for all types of ships which will be demonstrated on an offshore support vessel.

  • Diana Containerships Inc. Announces the...

    Diana Containerships Inc. a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that it plans to reactivate one of its Post-Panamax container vessels, the m/v Pucon. The company also announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd., Hong Kong, for the m/v Pucon. The gross charter rate is US$10,750 per day, 

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DEWA launches 3rd cycle of Carbon Ambassadors programme

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.

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Switch to Cleaner Fuels Could Lower Risk for Arctic Shipping: Report

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.

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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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