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Four ports renew EcoPorts’ environmental standard

Port of Valencia (Spain), Ports of Bremen (Germany), Port of Moerdijk (Netherlands) and Port of Tangier (Morocco) renewed EcoPorts’ environmental management standard (PERS). ESPO’s Secretary General and EcoPorts coordinator handed over the certificates to the ports’ representatives at GreenPort Congress.

Jotun: Key considerations when choosing antifouling coatings

In an exclusive interview, Mr. George Vranakis, Marine Manager at Jotun Hellas, discusses about the key challenges concerning antifouling, providing also tips to operators for choosing the right coating for the protection of their vessels’ hulls. Mr. Vranakis highlights that the right selection starts with the identification of the operational needs, while considering the technical issues after discussion with experts are also important. In this regard, Mr. Vranakis shares his insight on the suitable approach toward an antifouling coating that best fits the operational profile of vessels.

New global fund focused on healthy oceans

In line with its commitment on green financing, the World Bank Group announced in late September the creation of PROBLUE, a new multi-donor trust fund intended to support healthy and productive oceans by tackling marine pollution, managing fisheries and fostering sustainable growth of coastal economies.

What’s on the agenda for MEPC 73?

IMO’s MEPC 73 will take place on 22-26 October 2018, at IMO Headquarters in London, focusing on key environmental challenges facing the shipping industry. Among the key topics on the agenda are the hot issues of the GHG reduction from ships and 2020 sulphur cap. 

Australia plans to block shark drumlines photography

Australia’s government of Queensland is set to implement legislation to criminalise close proximity to shark control equipment, to prevent any photography of lethal drumlines and shark nets. The news comes after a photo release of a baby humpback whale caught in a shark net on the Gold Coast on 5 October.

BIMCO, partners to create hull underwater cleaning standard

BIMCO and a group of industry partners have set out to create an internationally recognised standard for hull biofouling. The standard aspires to ensure that the cleaning process is safe and effective. Currently, the standard undergoes practical trials, in order to send it to appropriate international organisations for endorsement.

NOAA: Global warming to boost major hurricanes

A new NOAA research looks at the devastating 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. It notes that if similar weather conditions happen in the future, it’s likely the number of major hurricanes to increase by two in a similar active year at the end of century. Climate warming would be the cause of this.

G7 takes action to promote healthy oceans

Canada and its G7 partners acknowledged the need for action to address the impacts that plastic pollution and marine litter, overexploitation of fish stocks, and extreme weather events have on the health and sustainability of the oceans, seas, coastal communities and entire ecosystems.

Port of Bergen to build Europe’s largest onshore power supply

Port of Bergen will build Europe’s largest onshore power supply in Norway’s largest cruise port. The aim is for the facility to be ready at the beginning of the cruise season in 2020. The shore power facility will be able to supply three cruise vessels with power simultaneously.


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Alerts Casualties Loss Prevention Maritime Health Regulation Safety Seafarers Security
fishing vessel on fire
Three missing after fishing vessel catches fire off Point Loma
seafarers welfare
ICS, ITS provide guidelines for ensuring seafarers’ welfare
maritime academy
New maritime academy launched in Philippines
Arctic Ballast Emissions Fuels Green Shipping Pollution Ship Recycling Technology
mepc 73
MEPC 73 starts its session
arctic hfo ban
Focus on Arctic HFO ban ahead of MEPC 73
commercial harbor craft
California considers measures to reduce commercial harbor craft emissions
Connectivity Cyber Security E-navigation Energy Efficiency Maritime Software Smart
port of rotterdam blockchain
Port of Rotterdam, partners announce container logistics blockchain pilot
abu dhabi ports and msc blockchain
Abu Dhabi Ports, MSC to create blockchain solution
EU launches network to enhance the use of drones
CIC Detentions Fines PSC Focus Vetting
ships detained in UK
Foreign-flagged ships detained in UK during September
Smuggling and ship detentions
houthi holding ships
Houthi militia holding 10 vessels in Port of Hodeidah
CSR Shipping Sustainability Women in shipping
women leadership
Empowering women leadership for ocean sustainability
Four ports renew EcoPorts’ environmental standard
Caribbean maritime women set the ground for next generation
Finance Fishery Infographic Maritime Knowledge Offshore Ports Reports Shipbuilding Short Sea Yachting
uk mca
UK MCA announces increases in maritime fees
fishing vessel on fire
Three missing after fishing vessel catches fire off Point Loma
Four ports renew EcoPorts’ environmental standard
crew welfare
How to improve crew welfare at sea
sulphur cap
ODME bypass criminal prosecutions: cause for concern or more of the same?
safety in shipping
Steps to creating safety
us navy develops ship coating
Jotun: Key considerations when choosing antifouling coatings