Environment

  • Saint Lucia attends marine workshop

    Leading marine experts from the Caribbean and the UK are joining up this week at a three-day workshop aiming to support the sustainable growth of marine economies in the region.

  • Sulphur oil and ballast water treatment will...

    Shipowners around the world are faced with increasing costs, which could offset any potential rebound of freight rates over the course of the next year or so, as a series of new regulations are bound to necessitate new investments in the existing fleet.

  • Kuwait’s Kayak team members raise environment...

    three members of Kuwait’s kayak team (@kayak4kuwait) — Bashar Al-Huneidi, Mansour Al-Safran and Colin Wong — arrived at the coast of Jabal Ali town in Dubai as part as their expedition around the Arabian Gulf with the objective of spreading positive public awareness about marine environment and life, and the risks facing this environment.

  • IMO: Implementation of the 0.50% global sulphur...

    It is a pleasure for me to welcome you to the fourth session of the Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response. I particularly welcome those delegates who may be attending this Sub-Committee for the first time. As this is the first meeting of 2017, I wish you all, and the maritime community at large, a happy, healthy, productive, successful and accident-free new year.

  • Kitack Lim hits out at EU plans to reduce...

    IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has written to senior European officials expressing his concern that including shipping in the European Union’s Emission Trading System (EU-ETS) could undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping on a global basis.

  • TWMA marks major HSE milestone on Zadco project

    TWMA, a top environmental solutions provider, in partnership with Esnaad, the support services arm of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, has celebrated reaching one million incident free man hours on the Zadco UZ750 project in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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Diana Containerships Inc. Announces the Reactivation and the Time Charter Contract for m/v Pucon With OOCL

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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ETI announces waste heat recovery project for shipping

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.

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Green finance for dirty ships

SHIPPING may seem like a clean form of transport. Carrying more than 90% of the world’s trade, ocean-going vessels produce just 3% of its greenhouse-gas emissions. But the industry is dirtier than that makes it sound. By burning heavy fuel oil, just 15 of the biggest ships emit more oxides of nitrogen and sulphur—gases much worse for global warming than carbon dioxide—than all the world’s cars put together. So it is no surprise that shipowners are being forced to clean up their act. But in an industry awash in overcapacity and debt, few have access to the finance they need to improve their vessels. Innovative thinking is trying to change that.

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Standing Committee recommendations will renew gutted Fisheries Act

 Recommendations for changes to the Fisheries Act made by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans have the potential to create a robust framework of environmental legislation, WWF-Canada said today. In the fall, WWF-Canada testified that the Act should be modernized, and that key protections removed in 2012 should be restored in order to protect habitats and species in freshwater and oceanic habitats.

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Drive to clean marine environment

The General Directorate of Coasts and Borders Security of the Ministry of Interior launched an initiative to clean the marine environment in order to create a sustainable environment free of pollution, especially the one near offshore platforms.

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