Environment

  • 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.

  • Port of Portland should bring its finalist...

    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.

  • Asleep at the helm: the dangerous impacts of...

    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?

  • EU members urge International Maritime...

    Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have called upon the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to impose a ban on the use of highly polluting marine fuel ‘heavy fuel oil’ (HFO) in Arctic waters.

  • How do shipowners get ready for the Ballast Water...

    The Danish Maritime Authority, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency and the Danish Shipowners’ Association are hosting a conference where the future implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention is on the agenda.

  • Malaysia worried EU resolution could dent palm...

    Malaysia voiced concern on Wednesday that a call by European Union lawmakers for curbs on imports of palm oil could deal a blow to one of the Asian country’s biggest exports.
    In a vote aimed at influencing EU regulators, the European Parliament backed a call for greater vetting of palm and other vegetable oils used in biofuels to prevent the EU’s renewable transport targets for post-2020 leading to deforestation.

  • Marshall Islands Quality Council Meeting Hosts...

    The Marshall Islands Quality Council meeting, held on March 21 in Stamford, U.S., included a discussion on the development of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) fuel oil consumption database, intended to support the implementation of MARPOL annex VI requirements, PortNews IAA reports.

  • SCF Group partners with Shell to make the first...

    SCF Group (Sovcomflot) has signed an agreement with Shell Western LNG B.V. (Shell) for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel the first Aframax crude oil tankers in the world to be powered by LNG. The agreement was announced by Sergey Frank, President & CEO of Sovcomflot, and Maarten Wetselaar Integrated Gas and New Energies Director.

  • Staying At The Forefront Of Regulations

    Major environmental regulations dealing with air pollution, greenhouse gases and invasive marine species will come into effect this decade, aiming at reducing the environmental impact of shipping. Their scope will include international, regional, country and state level regulations. Our ambition is to be at the forefront of environmental regulations, both those already implemented and those expected.

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Trump’s Oil Drilling Executive Order Targets Marine Mammals

Buried in President Trump’s executive order opening new waters to offshore oil drilling is a strange paragraph, demanding the government “rescind or revise” a NOAA memo on the effect of manmade sound on marine mammals — a memo that has strong ties to Santa Cruz.

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Fish farms moved offshore

Fish farms around the island have been moved offshore in time for the deadline, agreed upon between operators and the Planning Authority after a mass revocation of permits last year.

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Nor-Shipping 2017: VIKING has the power to simplify safety

For more than 50 years, Nor-Shipping has gathered key maritime industry players from across the world in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. Once again, global safety equipment and servicing leader VIKING Life-Saving Equipment (stand T02-16B) will take this opportunity to introduce visitors to all its latest innovative solutions that not only boost the safety of crew and passengers, but reduce the time, complexity and costs of maintaining safety compliance.

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Singapore Shipping Company Admits to Probation Violation

Singapore-based ODFJELL ASIA II PTE LTD (“OAII”), which was convicted in 2014 of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, has admitted to violating the conditions of its probation, announced Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Jeffrey H. Wood, Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD). 

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