The US Army, in cooperation with the US Navy and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, are recovering oil from the capsized World War II German heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen in the Kwajalein Atoll. The Prinz Eugen was used to test survivability of warships during the Operation Crossroads atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll.
Following a last year announcement that it would fund a research to assess the impact of shipping in the marine environment, the Government of Canada now awarded a contract to ESSA Technologies to look at tools to assess the cumulative impacts of shipping on coastal marine ecosystems.
ING informed that from its €500 billion lending portfolio, it will begin steering towards meeting the Paris Agreement’s well-below two-degree goal. ING will do this by creating the Terra approach, using science-based scenarios to steer its business strategy. Terra measures the needed shift in technology.
According to DNV GL’s Energy Transition Outlook, until 2050, energy from renewables will meet 50% of our energy needs, while alternative sources of energy will grow the world’s electricity transmission and distribution systems. In the following infographic you can see a timeline of the expected developments up until 2050.
Green Award-certified ships registered in the RMI Registry will now enjoy a 30% discount on their annual marine services fee. The Green Award is a voluntary certification scheme for ships that go beyond the industry’s regulations in terms of safety, quality, and environmental performance.
The world is at risk of crossing the point of no return on climate change. This would have disastrous consequences for people across the planet and the natural systems that sustain them, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Monday, September 10.
The European Environmental Bureau welcomed President Jean Claude Juncker’s wish to ‘leave a healthier planet behind for those that follow’. However, it noted that it ‘regrets that this has played little part in guiding his policies and priorities over the past four years’.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority announced the launch of the World Ports Climate Action Program. In this initiative, the port authorities of Hamburg, Barcelona, Antwerp, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Vancouver and Rotterdam will work together on a number of projects that address the issue of global warming.
During the 67th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission, in Florianopolis, Brazil, three resolutions were agreed on to protect the whales. The first resolution recognizes the important role of whales to the ecosystem, while the other two are tackling the dangers among cetaceans of both noise pollution and getting entangled in ghost gear.
The Hanseatic and University City of Rostock, AIDA Cruises and Rostock Port signed a letter of intent to promote environmentally friendly and sustainable cruise shipping on the Rostock. The agreement includes the construction of a shore power plant in Rostock-Warnemünde by 2020.
Another three oil majors join Oil and Gas Climate Initiative20/09/2018
Crew dies from toxic gases in bow thruster compartment20/09/2018
Shipping decarbonization: Three key elements to move forward20/09/2018
- Loss Prevention
Japan Club: Tips to prevent dragging anchor in stormy weather20/09/2018
- Maritime Health
UK Club: Ten basic rules for a healthier heart20/09/2018
Filipino court dismisses seafarer's claim for disability under POEA20/09/2018
Port of Long Beach awarded $4.2 to improve security20/09/2018
Blockchain can revolutionize global trade, report says20/09/2018
Poachers put South African Abalone in danger20/09/2018
- Green Shipping
US Navy removes oil from atomic bomb test ship20/09/2018