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University of Portsmouth supports marine environment’s safety

The UK-based University of Portsmouth launched a new research center, in order to enhance the safety of the world’s marine and freshwater environment. In fact, the Centre for Blue Governance (CBG) goals to develop and conduct multi-disciplinary research to inform blue governance policies globally. 

EC issues €980m in EU funding for clean energy infrastructure

In light of the adoption of the 2020 CEF Energy Work Programme today, the 2020 CEF Energy call for proposals has opened, offering funding to support projects of common interest in the energy sector, in the areas of electricity, gas, smart grids and cross-border carbon dioxide networks.

Commercial fishing, plastic major part of environmental crisis

The environmental crisis is most challenging than ever, with the seas being warmer than at any point in the human history and life underwater is facing many threats. Thus, the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 “Life Under Water” establishes a wide-ranging goal to “conserve and sustainably use the world’s oceans, seas and marine resources”.

EU Transport Ministers publish Declaration on Waterborne Transport

The EU transport ministers held a meeting in Croatia and adopted a declaration on guidelines for the development of EU maritime policy, calling for emissions trading scheme to cover ships from all countries, aiming towards a carbon-neutral and zero pollution waterborne transport sector.

Cruise Baltic becomes paper-free

Cruise Baltic became the first cruise network to become completely paperless. The paperless initiative means that Cruise Baltic will not print any brochures or leaflets at all to any markets. The only printed materials the network has left are business cards, which are made of 100% recycled t-shirt offcuts.

Port of Helsinki applies for EU funding investment for sustainability projects

Port of Helsinki and its partners issued to the European Union three funding applications in relation to the port’s environmental future, aiming towards a better environment and sustainability. Through the investments, the port aspires to reduce emissions in the port area and allocate benefits to local residents and the whole city. 

Lloyd’s Register FOBAS receives GREEN4SEA Clean Shipping Award

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that Lloyd’s Register FOBAS has received the 2020 GREEN4SEA Clean Shipping Award, sponsored by ERMA FIRST S.A., at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on March 3rd at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the 2020 GREEN4SEA Athens Forum.

GasLog LNG Services Ltd receives GREEN4SEA Tanker Operator Award

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that GasLog LNG Services Ltd has received the 2020 GREEN4SEA Tanker Operator Award, sponsored by Wärtsilä, at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on March 3rd at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the 2020 GREEN4SEA Athens Forum.

Common maritime agenda in the Black Sea officially launched

The Common maritime agenda for the Black Sea has officially launched on 17 February 2020 in Sofia, where representatives from seven Black Sea countries – Bulgaria, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine– convened for their first steering group meeting.