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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.

Taiwan donates to Piracy Survivor Family Fund

ISWAN and the Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium signed a Memorandum of Understanding, under which Taiwan will donate another USD 30,000 to the Piracy Survivor Family Fund, administered by ISWAN, on behalf of the UN Contact Group for Piracy off the Coast of Somalia.

Port of Saint Petersburg starts social program

From the beginning of 2018, the Sea Port of Saint Petersburg invested RUB 7.3 million as part of its social programme. Over RUB 3.8 million was paid as part of the Collective Agreement with financial compensations and assistance to the employees making the bulk of payments. Additional RUB 800,000 was allocated for other social payments. 

HSBC rules out financing oil sands, coal plants, arctic drilling

HSBC, Europe’s biggest bank, announced that it will no longer provide project finance for new coal power plants, arctic drilling, as well as new tar sands projects, including the construction of any pipelines, becoming the latest in a series of international financiers to have distanced themselves from North American pipelines.

UK Club supports IMRF maritime mass rescue projects

The UK P&I Club made a donation to the International Maritime Rescue Federation, in a bid to support its work developing resources, training and building preparedness for maritime mass rescue operations. The IMRF is the international non-governmental organisation which works to develop and improve maritime search and rescue.

Promoting maritime careers to young people

The UK Merchant Navy Training Board’s Careers at Sea campaign wants UK shipping organisations to help raise awareness of the shipping industry and maritime careers among young people and jobseekers. For this reason, the UK Chamber of Shipping will launch Tidal Tuesday on 6th of March.

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maritime events

Alerts Casualties Loss Prevention Maritime Health Regulation Safety Seafarers Security
research ships
Australia-NZ research ship collaboration eyes safer operations
program to tackle piracy in asia
Japan, ReCAAP ISC launch program to tackle piracy in Asia
sexual harassment
New US bill addresses sexual harassment in transportation
Arctic Ballast Emissions Fuels Green Shipping Pollution Ship Recycling Technology
gothenburg protocol
UK to ratify protocol to limit air pollution
2020 sulphur cap
ICS warns of a ‘sulphur cap chaos’ in 2020
whale strandings
USCG, NOAA set up agreement for whale strandings
Connectivity Cyber Security E-navigation Energy Efficiency Maritime Software Smart
denmark cyber security strategy
Denmark’s cyber security strategy to improve shipping
cosco shipping ports
COSCO Shipping Ports inks electronic supply chain platform partnership
future of shipping
Technologies that will have big impact on the future of shipping
CIC Detentions Fines PSC Focus Vetting
uscg psc targeting criteria
USCG: PSC targeting criteria
ro psc compliance
USCG: RO PSC compliance performance
ship detentions
Guidance on PSC and flag state detentions for Bahamian-flagged ships
CSR Shipping Sustainability Women in shipping
stena line
Stena Line: Key sustainable initiatives in 2017
plastic
ABP Humber ports project turns marine litter into shampoo bottles
less bureaucracy
Greece, Cyprus, Malta ask for less bureaucracy to boost shipping sector
Finance Fishery Infographic Maritime Knowledge Offshore Ports Reports Shipbuilding Short Sea Yachting
railroad connecting mediterranean and red sea
Egypt wants to build railroad to connect Mediterranean, Red Sea ports
ICC Incoterms under revision to keep pace with global trade landscape
trade war
China-US trade war averted