Environment

  • Effective and economical: Bilfinger solution for...

    Full steam ahead for maritime flue gas desulfurization: After only around three months of operation, the reference project on board the ocean tanker M/T Aurelia was awarded the International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate by certification company DNV GL on behalf for the German flag. Operated by shipping company Carl Büttner GmbH & Co. KG from Bremen, the ship was fitted out with a new flue gas desulfurization system supplied by Babcock Noell, a subsidiary of Bilfinger SE. This technology uses an absorption process to remove the sulfurous flue gases emitted by the ship. In this way, the ocean tanker meets the latest environmental standards.

  • 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.

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IMO Moving Ahead With Oceans and Climate Change Agenda

UN Agency’s Marine Environment Protection Committee Met Earlier This Month. The International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations agency charged with regulating international shipping, pushed forward its environmental agenda at the recent meeting of its Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC).

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Palau boasts incredible maritime diversity

Palau has boosted its efforts to preserve its rich maritime environment for generations to come, with some of the measures including the introduction of environmental protection taxes and education for children, an official from the Tokyo branch of the country’s tourism office said at a recent seminar in Tokyo.

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Shipping Losses Continue to Drop Despite ‘Perfect Storm’ Risk Environment

Shipping losses dropped 16 percent overall in 2016, amounting to a 50 percent decrease in the last 10 years, according to a new report. Despite the positive news, a “perfect storm” risk environment continues to plague the industry due to political instability, regulatory constraints and increasing cyber risk, the report says.

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