Environment

  • SMEs at Annual Investment Meeting in Dubai pitch...

    The UAE’s small and medium-sized enterprises need access to international investment to support the sector’s growth and in Dubai this week some of the country’s most promising entrepreneurs have been lined up to pitch their ideas to the global investors, economists, ministers and experts who control where that critical funding is deployed.

  • 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.

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Poseidon Med II event in Patras highlights the benefits of LNG as fuel and its prospects for sustainable development in Western Greece

The benefits of the use of LNG as a safe and eco-friendly fuel for the local community of Patras, was the core of the discussion during the Poseidon Med II event which took place at Port of Patras on 19th June 2017. The event was co-organised by Patras Port Authority, which is one of the participating ports in the project, within the European co-funded Poseidon Med II project. The event gathered together representatives from the Municipality of Patras and local stakeholders from social and industry sectors.

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‘irrespective of where oil is found, it belongs to the government of Nigeria’

Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Upstream), Senator Tayo Alasoadura, has said that the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB), now awaiting final passage in the Red Chamber holds immense benefits for all Nigerians. Alasoadura in a statement in Abuja, said the PIGB would not only help to create more jobs for Nigerians but will also foster a conducive business environment for petroleum operations when signed into law. 

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British Columbia Tanker Ban Moves Forward

The Government of Canada introduced C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act in Parliament, seeking to formalize an oil tanker moratorium on British Columbia’s north coast.

The proposed Act would prohibit oil tankers carrying more than 12,500 metric tons of crude or persistent oils as cargo from stopping, loading or unloading at ports or marine installations in northern British Columbia. 

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Effective and economical: Bilfinger solution for desulfurization of ship engines certified: SOx scrubbers help the shipping industry to conform to environmental rules

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.

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The Environment Aboard a Cargo Ship Can Create Psychological Problems for a Crew Far From Home

 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.

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US Regulatory, Financial and Political Issues Affecting Shipping: The Marshall Islands Registry and Blank Rome LLP Hold Seminar in Athens

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.

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