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Eni reports 15% emissions reduction in upstream operations

In its sustainability report for 2017, Italian oil and gas giant Eni details its work undertaken in three key areas: climate change, operating model and cooperation with communities and third parties, with a view to improve access to energy. The report reveals a reduction in emissions from oil and gas operations and a reduction of casualties as well.

ExxonMobil announces GHG reduction measures

American energy major ExxonMobil announced greenhouse gas reduction measures, including a 15% decrease in methane emissions and a 25% reduction in flaring. The company also revealed its intention to improve energy efficiency in refining and chemical manufacturing facilities.

UK releases Clean Air Strategy to improve its environmental footprint

The UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove published a Clean Air Strategy, aiming to reduce air pollution, backed up through a new legislation. It is estimated that the action set out will reduce the costs of air pollution to society by an estimated £1 billion every year by 2020. The strategy is part of UK’s 25 Year Plan to improve its environmental footprint.

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.

Stena Line: Key sustainable initiatives in 2017

Swedish shipping company Stena Line released its yearly overview for 2017, revealing a 15% decrease in its sulphur emissions, reduced plastic onboard and a decreased number of accidents among the seagoing staff, in line with its sustainability strategy initiated in 2016.

ABP Humber ports project turns marine litter into shampoo bottles

In a bid to reduce ocean plastics pollution, ABP facilities in Hull and Goole are trialing a recycling scheme which turns waste into shampoo bottles. Recycling company TerraCycle in collaboration with Proctor and Gamble will transform the compliant materials into shampoo bottles that will go on sale at a major UK retailer later this year. 

Port of London launches strategy to improve the use of Thames

The Port of London Authority launched an Investment Plan to accelerate the delivery of the goals in the Thames Vision. The plan is to target three broad categories: commercial investments supporting river/port use; long term investments with a long payback period, which also deliver public benefits; and public benefit investments.

ICO plans cold ironing service at Port of Zeebrugge

International Car Operators signed an agreement with the Belgian port of Zeebrugge for a 54-hectare expansion of the Bastenaken car terminal. The expansion will connect Bastenaken with the Hanze terminal. As part of the expansion, ICO aims to supply electricity to charge future terminal handling equipment.

MAN Diesel & Turbo joins SEA\LNG coalition

SEA\LNG, the coalition aiming to accelerate the  adoption of LNG as a marine fuel, announced that it has added another member in its membership coalition: MAN Diesel & Turbo. SEA/LNG will try to leverage MAN’s focus in converting existing vessels to operate using LNG as a fuel.

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canada aops
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oil discharge
Two fishing companies fined over illegal oil discharge off Hawaii
msc and maersk emergency bunker surcharge
MSC, Maersk implement Emergency Bunker Surcharge due to high bunker prices
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blockchain for marine insurance
World’s first blockchain platform for marine insurance launched
imo msc 99
MSC 99 marks first steps to the adoption of autonomous ships
abu dhabi terminals
Abu Dhabi Terminals to improve its automation services
CIC Detentions Fines PSC Focus Vetting
oil discharge
Two fishing companies fined over illegal oil discharge off Hawaii
uscg isps compliance
USCG: ISPS/MTSA security compliance targeting criteria
flag administrations security compliance
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mol women officers
MOL’s women officers describe the maritime industry to students
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Greece leads global merchant fleet
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canada aops
Canada to get new Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships
abu dhabi terminals
Abu Dhabi Terminals to improve its automation services