Cargill will cooperate with four NGOs to promote sustainability initiatives and enhance accountability across the ocean shipping industry. Through these collaborations, the company is aiming to spearhead industry-wide progress toward safer and more efficient international shipping.
DNV GL, the United Nations Global Compact and Sustainia released the Global Opportunity Report, addressing some of the most important sustainable business opportunities. The report highlights innovative private sector solutions that will help us reach the UN Global Goals in 12 short years.
UN Global Compact, the Norwegian Government and partner companies announced the launch of the Business Action Platform for Oceans, that enables companies for the first time to take a leading role in addressing ocean sustainability. The platform will be formally based in the UN Global Compact, the private sector initiative of the UN.
The cruise line revealed plans to eliminate single-use plastics from its fleet operations on its three lines, The aim is to investigate ways to reduce the amount of plastics used in the daily operations of their combined 38 ships and ultimately terminate all single-use plastic.
Biofuels from GoodFuels Marine are now available at the port of Rotterdam, and will be available along inland shipping routes in the Netherlands through the Reinplus Fiwado Bunker bunker network as well, which supplies fuel to inland vessels throughout North West Europe. These fuels aim to save up to 90% CO2 and 100% sulphur compared to fossil fuels.
Danish container ship and logistics giant Maersk Line has hailed the joint call of shipping industry players and environmental groups, earlier this week, for a ban on HFO carriage, according to the company’s COO, Søren Toft.
The installation of the 11 wind turbines will be done in cooperation with the Port of Zeebrugge and Engie Electrabel, a local electricity and gas supplier, and the turbines are expected to start operations in 2019.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority unveiled a new incentive scheme for ‘Clean inland shipping and sustainable logistics in Rotterdam’. This scheme provides contributions to new projects that result in reductions in fuel consumption, GHG and air emissions by inland shipping.
MISC Berhad maintained its position in the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia Index, a sustainability indice. In the latest assessment, MISC’s overall rating improved further to 3.3 compared to 3.0 recorded in December 2016.
PSA Singapore and Sunseap Group announced that they have signed a 21- year solar power purchase agreement that will improve the eco-friendliness of the container port and ancillary buildings in PSA’s Singapore facilities.
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First fully electric ferries to operate in Canada20/03/2018
Nigeria to improve its maritime security strategy20/03/2018
Bulk carrier runs aground in White Sea20/03/2018
Changes to Marine Casualty Reporting Property Damage Thresholds20/03/2018
New regulation to improve cruise ships security20/03/2018
Measuring seafarers welfare20/03/2018
Microplastics: tiny plastic, big problem20/03/2018
Likely Brexit deal looks like 'no deal' for ports, says BPA20/03/2018