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New research explores the affects of anchoring in the seafloor

The University of Wollongong will collaborate with NSW Ports to examining how deep-water anchors affect seabed ecosystems. This project aims to benefit marine life not only in the waters off Port Kembla but at ports around Australia and worldwide. Initial investigations discovered large areas of rocky reef.

Port of Piraeus awarded for quality and environmental management

Piraeus Port Authority was awarded double certification against ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 by Lloyd’s Register. These certifications congratulate the Port of Piraeus for its quality, environmental management and pollution prevention. The certifications were awarded on June 6 during Posidonia.

Transition to a sustainable energy system is too slow, says Equinor

The transition to a more sustainable energy system is too slow. A sustainable development path, consistent with the Paris Agreement target, does not allow for further delays in policy, industry and consumer action to reduce emissions, according to Equinor’s new Energy Perspectives report.

ClassNK releases guidelines for liquefied gas carrier structures

ClassNK issued its Guidelines for Liquefied Gas Carrier Structures – Independent Prismatic Tanks. The Guidelines include technical requirements regarding the structural strength assessments of liquefied gas carriers by using direct calculation. The Guidelines are consisted by the Guidelines for Direct Strength Analysis, and the Guidelines for Fatigue Strength Assessment .

Canada imposes seasonal speed restrictions in St. Lawrence to protect whales

Due to the changing migratory habits of the North Atlantic right whale and their increased presence in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada has put in place seasonal speed restrictions in a specified zone, from 28 April to 15 November 2018. These restrictions are a combination of static zone and dynamic speed reduction sectors.

Ocean waves trap more CO2 than expected, study says

A new research revealed the latest impact of carbon dioxide dissolving into ocean water. Namely, the study led by the University of Southampton has shown that the transfer of gases across the sea surface affects the accumulation of greenhouse emissions in the atmosphere.

New study to provide data to improve renewable energy sector

RINA will conduct a study on “Research needs on the use of Earth observation data for the benefit of renewable energy exploitation and deployment.” The study aims to provide the European Commission with an in-depth analysis of how Earth observation data are currently used in six renewable energy sectors.

All electric catamaran ready to operate in Fjords

The all-electric catamaran “Future of the Fjords” has been delivered from Brødrene Aa to the owner and operator The Fjords. Future of the Fjords will make around 700 yearly round trips along the UNESCO World Heritage listed fjord route between Flåm and Gudvangen. The boat will be powered by two electric engines.

Electric vessels are making waves

The world is changing. Technologies that were once thought as the absolute norm, are now becoming old-fashioned. Of course the shipping industry is no exception. Up until now, ships have been sailing using fuels. These may have been diesel, or even LNG, which is increasing. However, there is a new trend in ships’ propulsion. That is no other than electricity.

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princess of the stars sinking
Learn from the past: The Princess of the Seas deadly sinking
ferry safety
Watch: IMO safety tips for ferries passengers
italy migrants
Italy to accept migrants but impound German charity ship
Arctic Ballast Emissions Fuels Green Shipping Pollution Ship Recycling Technology
first lng carrier with Full Re-Liquefaction System
First LNG carrier with full re-liquefaction system delivered
REMPEC workshop
Workshop boosts preparedness on HNS spills in Mediterranean
use of biomass
Port of Rotterdam, partners call for smarter use of biomass
Connectivity Cyber Security E-navigation Energy Efficiency Maritime Software Smart
dnv gl cyber security class notations
Managing cyber risk requires a ‘top-down’ approach
high altitude wind energy
Germany funds high-altitude wind energy project
uscg at posidonia 2018
USCG: The role of SMS in the next chapter of shipping
CIC Detentions Fines PSC Focus Vetting
ship refused access to paris mou
Ship refused access to the Paris MoU region
uscg ends ship voyage
USCG ends ship voyage after breaching Vessel Passenger Service Act
dirty ballast water fines in ukraine
West of England Club updates on dirty ballast water fines in Ukraine
CSR Shipping Sustainability Women in shipping
women in port management
IMO workshop supports women in port management
port environmental incentives
Australian ports take steps towards reducing ship emissions
ship garbage recycling
Ship garbage recycling pilot completes at Port of Brisbane
Finance Fishery Infographic Maritime Knowledge Offshore Ports Reports Shipbuilding Short Sea Yachting
first lng carrier with Full Re-Liquefaction System
First LNG carrier with full re-liquefaction system delivered
global buying power
BSM, Columbia combine their global buying power
spain offshore wind turbine
Spain received its first ever offshore wind turbine