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Shell announces short-term climate targets

British oil major Shell revealed plans to set short-term targets as part of a long-term ambition to reduce the Net Carbon Footprint of its energy products. The plans were announced in a joint statement developed with institutional investors on behalf of Climate Action 100+, an initiative led by investors with more than $32 trillion in assets under management.

India endorses growth of Blue Economy, says Minister

On the occasion of the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference underway in Kenya, India’s Union Minister for Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari highlighted the importance of Blue Economy for India’s economic development. The conference is being organized by Kenya, with Canada and Japan as co-hosts. 

Renault to transport its cars on Neoline’s windship

French automobile company Renault announced the signing of a 3-year partnership with Nantes start-up Neoline, aiming to develop a wind-powered maritime transport service, and to contribute to the environmental management of its logistics chain, as nearly 60% of the Group’s parts and vehicles are transported by sea.

World’s first installation of tidal turbines at port to take place

MAKO Tidal Turbines is about to install its MAKO.7 tidal turbine at the Gladstone Port Corporation’s (GPC’s) Barney Point Terminal in Queensland, Australia. This will be the world’s first installation of tidal turbines at a working port. Part of the installation program includes research to confirm the turbine will have minimal environmental impact on the local marine fauna.

IMO announces new partnership to address biofouling

The IMO announced the launch of a collaboration with the Global Environment Facility and the United Nations Development Programme, aiming to address the negative environmental impacts of the transfer of aquatic species through ships. The GloFouling Partnerships project is expected to drive actions to implement the IMO Guidelines for the control and management of ships’ biofouling.

Book launched to boost sustainable dredging

A book has been launched, focusing on dredging. ‘Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure’ provides guidance on how to design, implement and manage a water infrastructure project with a dredging component. The books discusses the topics of incorporating dredging into sustainable development.

Shipping industry ready to move away from tradition?

Well over the half of the participants in SAFETY4SEA poll concerning shipping industry’s transition from the traditional operational model to a modernized one replies that industry is ready for to move away from tradition!

Port of Rotterdam to enable clean energy along freight corridors

The Port of Rotterdam Authority, the government and four provinces have agreed for more secure parking spaces and charging points for clean energy along two of the most important freight transport corridors heading for Germany. A network of filling points for sustainable fuels and other energy carriers will be created.

MOL supports initiatives to address global warming

MOL announced that it will support three initiatives to address the issue of global warming. These are the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures; Japan Climate Initiative; and Cool Choice. These aim to contribute to global environmental conservation by developing environmental and emission-free businesses.

Liberia is the first flag state to partner with MACN

Liberia has become the first vessel to be admitted to the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network as an associate member. Liberia has earned international respect for its dedication to flagging the world’s safest and most secure vessels. 


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