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Port of Long Beach awards $3 mil. to improve water quality around Long Beach

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners granted over $3 million in order to support four projects that will help improve water quality in and around Long Beach as part of the Port Community Grants Program. The $46.4 million program aims at reducing the environmental impacts of goods movement.

EU signs new rules to achieve greater energy efficiency

The European Parliament signed new rules on renewables, energy efficiency and the governance of the Energy Union. This enables the European Union to move towards clean energy transition, and follow on the already adopted 2030 climate legislation, as well as meet the Paris Agreement goals.

BIMCO launches survey on biofouling management

In a bid to respond to the increasing attention and pressure surrounding biofouling management, BIMCO announced the launch of a survey to gain insight into how shipowners are managing the topic and to provide relevant advice to IMO, as the Organization is currently working on how to improve biofouling management.

IEA: Energy demand to rise by over 25% until 2040

IEA published the World Energy Outlook 2018, which includes global energy trends and their possible impacts on supply and demand, carbon emissions, air pollution, and energy access. With today’s policies, WEO’s New Policies Scenario says that energy demand will rise by more than 25% to 2040.

Four reasons why slower ships could benefit the oceans

In light of MEPC 73 and its discussions regarding reducing shipping emissions, Greenpeace focused on another issue. The organization said that ships must reduce their speed, which could provide many benefits in the long term. Namely, lower speeds could lead to less CO2, among others.

Shipping is beginning to notice wind propulsion solutions

Lately the shipping industry has reached a wide consensus that it must decarbonize the sector. Especially ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap, the industry is trying to improve its environmental footprint. In this attempt, several companies are considering wind propulsion technology solutions.

Canada announces $1.6 million to protect Southern Resident Killer Whales

As part of its measures to protect endangered whale populations, Transport Canada will be working with multiple partners on the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) program which is looking at ways to reduce underwater noise in key areas where there are Southern Resident Killer Whales.

Underwater noise problems come on the surface

By using sound, many marine organisms can communicate underwater and understand information about their environment. However, underwater noise deriving from human activity, produces sounds that interfere with the ability of marine animals to hear the natural sounds in the ocean, concluding on a major and often deadly menace to ocean wildlife.

EU commits €300 million for clean and safe oceans

At the 5th edition of Our Ocean conference in Bali, the EU announced 23 new commitments for better governance of the oceans and €300 million of EU-funded initiatives, which include projects to tackle plastic pollution, make blue economy more sustainable and improve research and marine surveillance. This contribution comes on top of the over €550 million committed in last year’s conference in Malta.

ICS welcomes progress made at MEPC 73

ICS welcomed the significant progress made by IMO’s MEPC 73 on some key environmental issues, such as the GHG reduction from ships and the 2020 sulphur cap. ICS Chairman, Esben Poulsson, expressed satisfaction that IMO Member States have not sought to reopen the historic agreement or the CO2 reduction targets previously agreed, and praised China’s proposals for organising future work.

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Connecting safety with wellness at sea
imo
IMO’s training for managing insecurity in west Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden
chief officer slips
The [email protected] Singapore Campaign: Focusing on navigational safety and Human Element
Arctic Ballast Emissions Fuels Green Shipping Pollution Ship Recycling Technology
pollution
Belgian company cleans up oil pollution from the French Riviera
arctic
Arctic’s sea ice bottoms as carbon emissions peak
biofouling
Understanding marine biofouling: How anti-fouling systems prevent growth
Connectivity Cyber Security E-navigation Energy Efficiency Maritime Software Smart
uk ports
UK smart port project initiates in northeast England
copernicus
Watch: Copernicus on coastal vulnerability assessment
drones
Vopak tests drones for safer inspection
CIC Detentions Fines PSC Focus Vetting
paris mou
Ship denied access to Paris MoU region for 3 months
employment discrimination
Shipyard labor contractors fined for employment discrimination
oily waste at sea
US court fines Navimax for discharging oily waste at sea
CSR Shipping Sustainability Women in shipping
Ocean Health Index 2018 assessment to note avg score for the oceans is 70 out of 100
shipping confidence
Overview of three key ship types markets in 2018
shipping industry
Navis: Trends for shipping industry in 2019
Finance Fishery Infographic Maritime Knowledge Offshore Ports Reports Shipbuilding Short Sea Yachting
shipping confidence
Shipping confidence reduces slightly
china coal
China’s import limitations on coal decreases demand on Panamaxes
offshore wind
US BOEM reminds the start of US’s 8th offshore wind auction
Connecting safety with wellness at sea
chief officer slips
The [email protected] Singapore Campaign: Focusing on navigational safety and Human Element
StealthGas: A combination of traditional techniques and modern smart tools is needed in the smart era
NSSLGlobal: Digitalisation, AI and smart connectivity are setting maritime industry’s agenda