Nearly 1000 ports and port-related companies committed themselves to achieving the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, during an event in Antwerp, under the auspices of the World Ports Sustainability Program, on 22 March. The commitments made by the international port community are recorded in the historic Charter of the WPSP.
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WISTA announced the formation of its Diversity Committee, a member-driven project to focus on providing practical solutions to increase opportunities for gender diversity in the maritime industry. The committee works as part of WISTA International’s 2018 theme: The Women Who Move the World.
Gone is the myth that ‘women are bad luck at sea’. Living in the twenty-first century, we clearly understand that it is just a superstition. Several organizations have set the ground in the last decade for creating a greater awareness towards acceptance of women in the industry.
WOC and ETG announced release of a white paper, highlighting the need and opportunity to develop Ocean/Maritime Clusters as a key part of achieving ocean sustainable development, implementing the Sustainable Development Goals and advancing the “Blue Economy” and “Blue Growth”, specially in developing countries.
“During last few years we have devoted a lot of time and resources to improve our human and technology standards, but we acknowledge we still are far away from being perfect and a lot of work remains. This report shows our commitment to responsibility and openness,” says Mikki Koskinen, Managing Director of ESL Shipping.
Danish containership giant Maersk said that it will not pursue scrubbers as an option for compliance with the 2020 sulphur cap, but it will replace the cheaper bunker oil with fuels with a lower sulphur content. The company noted the regulation carries enforcement challenges and rising fuel costs that will create an uneven playing field.
Wärtsila’s Juha Kytölä looked at how shipbuilding companies manage to combine financial performance with environmental and social performance, proving that sustainability is a key driver of business decisions. In his research, Dr. Juha compared the sustainability strategies of nine shipyards, five in South Korea and four in China.
China plans combat drills in South China Sea23/03/2018
US, China trade war raises concerns for shipping23/03/2018
Injury during small boat operations23/03/2018
Building professional resilience: A quick guide23/03/2018
Port Corpus Christi to accommodate more Suezmaxes23/03/2018
- Cyber Security
LR, BLOC to create maritime blockchain lab23/03/2018
Port of Antwerp to promote onshore power for ships23/03/2018
- Loss Prevention
Largest salvage company created in Mediterranean23/03/2018
Fire-damaged 'Maersk Honam' will be towed to Jebel Ali23/03/2018
Port of Rotterdam builds Container Exchange Route23/03/2018